Beryl Bender Birch

Beryl Bender Birch is the founder/director of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute and the Give Back Yoga Foundation (GBYF). She has been studying and teaching yoga and meditation since 1971, and training yoga teachers as spiritual revolutionaries for 35 years. Beryl is the author of four books on yoga, including the best-selling Power Yoga. Her latest book, Yoga for Warriors, is a guide written especially for men and women in the military. As part of a Buy One/Give One campaign, thousands of these books are being donated to veterans nationwide by her school and GBYF.


  • The Birth of Power Yoga

    The creation of power yoga can be traced directly back to one teacher: Beryl Bender Birch.