Beryl Bender Birch: Host and Master Teacher
Beryl Bender Birch is the best-selling author of several books on yoga, including Power Yoga and the newly released, Yoga for Warriors: Basic Training for Strength, Resilience, and Peace of Mind – a book on yoga written especially for active duty military service members and veterans.
A former biofeedback researcher with a degree in English and philosophy from Syracuse University, she has been an avid student of classical yoga, meditation, and the study of consciousness since l971. She traveled to India in l974 to further her studies and has been training yoga students and teachers through her school, The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute, for nearly 40 years.
Beryl is a longtime leader in speaking out on the critical importance of spiritual revolution, the combination of activism and practice and is also the co-founder of the Give Back Yoga Foundation which supports yoga teachers world-wide in developing give back projects in their communities.