Beryl Bender Birch
Why we love Beryl....
Beryl focuses on deep, intentional breathing in her meditations designed to help first responders cope with high-stress situations.
Beryl Bender Birch, eRYT, is the founder and director of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute. Named by Yoga Journal as one of seven American women innovators shaping yoga today, Beryl is a former biofeedback researcher with a degree in English and philosophy from Syracuse University. Since 1971, Beryl has been an avid student of classical yoga, meditation, and the study of consciousness, and traveled to India in 1974 to further her studies. She’s been training yoga students and teachers through her yoga institute for nearly 40 years, and has been a longtime leading activist on the critical importance of spiritual revolution. Beryl is also co-founder of the Give Back Yoga Foundation, which supports yoga teachers worldwide in developing give-back projects in their communities.