Beryl Bender Birch

Beryl Bender Birch graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in English and philosophy and is the author of many books on yoga, including the best-selling Power Yoga and Yoga for Warriors. She has been an avid student of classical yoga since l971 and traveled to India in l974 to further her studies. Beryl has been the director of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Teacher Training programs since l980 and is the cofounder and board chair of the Give Back Yoga Foundation (GBYF). Founded in 2007, GBYF is now the gateway nonprofit for yoga service projects in the United States.

Learn more about this presenter’s work:


  • Understanding Meditation

    A meditation technique is designed to help us learn to concentrate on one thing, whether it is the breath, or a candle, or a sound, or an image, says Beryl Bender Birch. We cannot learn to meditate until we learn to concentrate.

  • The Birth of Power Yoga

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