Teacher and Practitioner Bios

Eden Gabrielle Fromberg, DO, FACOOG, DABHM,

is the founder and director of Lila Yoga, Dharma & Wellness in New York City where she teaches and directs programs related to yoga, childbirth, fertility, and women's health. Eden is an osteopathic physician, Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Board Certified in Holistic Medicine. She has an extensive and diverse background in yoga and women's healing arts, and is a highly regarded expert and consultant in natural childbirth and holistic women’s health. Eden’s obstetrics & gynecology and integrative fertility practice in New York City is a sanctuary for truly holistic women’s health where Eden incorporates natural and botanical remedies, vitamins, supplements, herbs, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, and other alternative approaches.

BACKGROUND, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Born by natural childbirth in Brooklyn, New York in 1965, Eden was fully breastfed, weaned onto a naturopathic diet, and raised as a third generation vegetarian. In the 1950s, Eden’s grandparents owned and operated Hygiology Country Club, an organic vegetarian retreat in Rhinebeck, New York - only a few miles from the site of today’s Omega Institute – where Eden’s parents met and married. Eden grew up with an awareness of the wholeness of all things and the goodness within people. During college, she began studying nutrition, yoga, massage, midwifery, fertility awareness, and herbal medicine.
Eden received her medical degree from Southeastern University of the Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991, and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995. She was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in 2000. She sees patients at SOHO OB/GYN, and has admitting privileges at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Manhattan, and Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn.
Eden’s intensive study of yoga began in 1983, and she has been teaching since 1997. Eden has studied and trained intensively with Glenn Black, Jill Miller (Yoga Tune Up, Core Integration), Ana Forrest (Forrest Yoga), Mia Borgatta (Ma Yoga), and Isaac Peña, Jude English & Manorama (Sankalpah Yoga). Eden has also studied with many of the original and ongoing Jivamukti, Kula, and Shala yoga teachers in NYC, and has studied Vinyasa, Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Anusara yoga with Alexandra Auder, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Alison West, and Genny Kapuler.
Eden has worked collaboratively with midwives and birth centers in the Hudson Valley, Asia, and New York City, supporting culturally sensitive, gentle childbirth practices worldwide. She is an international women’s health consultant with midwife Robin Lim & Bumi Sehat Bali in Indonesia, and with Birth India. Eden appeared in the film, The Business of Being Born (2007) and regularly contributes to the blog at www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com. She is regularly quoted by media in print and online. Eden wrote the forward to Eating for Two: Recipes for Pregnant & Breastfeeding Women by Robin Lim, and was an assistant researcher for Obat Asli Bali: The Synthesis of Traditional Herbal Medicine & Modern Medicine in Bali, Indonesia (Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Udayana University, Denpasar, Bali), in addition to professional publications.
Eden’s husband, Edison Archer, a visual and martial artist, musician, and Buddhist practitioner, manages Lila and teaches meditation and internal martial arts at the center and at Tibet House www.tibethouse.org.

YOGA CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, TEACHER TRAININGS
Eden created and teaches ongoing Fertile Yoga classes, workshops and teacher trainings, addressing the whole health, vital energy, nourishment, sacred sexuality, and optimal fertility of women throughout the life cycle. She teaches the Anatomy & Physiology of the Fertile & Childbirth Cycles component and other parts of the Ma Yoga Teacher Training, and the Prenatal Yoga component of the Sankalpah Yoga Teacher Training.
Eden’s ongoing yoga teaching represents a deep and inspiring integration drawn from her diverse and rigorous training and experience. She offers students a vibrant, sacred, and inspiring exploration of body and spirit. Intelligently sequenced ranges of motion and deep breathing open and strengthen body and mind while releasing toxins and stress, stimulating healthy neurotransmitters and hormones, and nourishing the spirit within. The progressive building of energy, awareness, and resilience unwinds into deep relaxation. Eden’s holistic and osteopathic medical training infuses her yoga teaching with a unique and specialized knowledge of the sacred mechanics of the human body, and her hands on adjustments are safe, effective, and therapeutic.

INQUIRIES
Eden teaches at Lila Yoga, Dharma & Wellness www.lilawellness.com and Sankalpah Yoga www.sankalpah.com.
Inquiries regarding private YOGA sessions, classes, workshops, and teacher trainings: lilawellness@gmail.com.
For inquiries regarding Eden’s holistic medical practice at SOHO OB/GYN, please visit: www.dredenfromberg.com or write drfromberg@sohoobgyn.com. For holistic ob/gyn and integrative fertility appointments, please call: (212)941-0011.

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