Evan Cooper is a poet, writer & yogi.

Born under the sign of Aquarius, Evan has been a seeker, soul-searcher, deep-thinker, and creative since birth.

A pioneer in the field of teaching yoga to kids & teens in the early 2000s, Evan published her first book, Um, Like…OM: A Girl Goddess’s Guide to Yoga (Little, Brown & Co.) in 2005. It is a chronicle of her experience teaching yoga to tween and teen girls as well as a manual for healthy ways to handle just about anything life throws at you. Yoga studios from New York City, NY to Sydney, Australia continue to use the book as a fun, user-friendly teaching guide for teens.

Today, Evan continues to teach meditation and yoga to women and girls of all ages, as well as write and publish her poetry and prose.

Evan’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, The Boston Herald, Parents Magazine, TWIST Magazine, Girl’s Life Magazine, Tiger Beat, ITEM Magazine, The Manifest Station, Not Salmon, and on her own blog project, Spirit and Sole.

Of all of her creative endeavors, Evan considers her greatest achievement to be the birth of her daughter: Emerson, named after the great 19c. American transcendentalist essayist and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson.


+ MFA Creative Non-Fiction, 2018
+ BA English Literature, UCLA (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude), 1999

+ Certified Sound Healer, Shakti Soundbath, 2012
+ Certified Holistic Health Coach: Institute of Integrative Nutrition, 2010
+ Yoga RYT-500+ : Ana Forrest Certified, 2000
+ 3H0 +Kundalini Yoga certified, 1999