Beryl Bender Birch: Modeling Leadership By Bringing Yoga To Unserved Populations

In the first of a series of interviews for The Huffington Post Blog featuring educators who will present at the second annual Yoga Service Conference, Executive Director Rob Schware talks to internationally recognized instructor and Give Back Yoga co-founder Beryl Bender Birch about how yoga itself inspires us to make a difference.

“All “yoga” practices are about learning to pay attention…as we become more aware, the veils of advidya (ignorance) begin to get fainter and fall away and we get closer to the true experience of yoga, which is the recognition of boundlessness. Once we look around and see the state of things and realize that we are not separate, but a part of it All, we really can’t help but ‘give back.'”

– Beryl Bender Birch, founder of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute and The Give Back Yoga Foundation

To read Beryl’s full interview, including her thoughts on how to serve with balance and the future of “service yoga” in America, click here.