How a Yoga Teacher and Her Student Started the Give Back Yoga Foundation

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Beryl Bender Birch

Beryl Bender Birch, eRYT500, C-IAYT, began her practice of yoga and meditation in l971, and has been teaching yoga and training yoga teachers for 40 years.  She is the best selling author of many books on yoga, i...
Join the co-founders of the Give Back Yoga Foundation for a journey back in time to where it all began. Fourteen years ago, Rob and Beryl turned a humble yoga teacher training project into a nonprofit organization. Little did they know, more than a decade later it would become an international organization that serves tens of thousands of people facing addiction, cancer, eating disorders, incarceration, and PTSD every year. 


In this 45-minute interview, we’ll cover:

  • The origin story: how the Give Back Yoga Foundation was started and what the early years were like
  • How the organization’s mission, work, and programs have evolved over the years
  • The vision: where the organization is going, and how it plans to get there

This interview will be hosted by Chelsea Roff, Executive Director of the Give Back Yoga Foundation UK.

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A Note on Seva (Service):

 
Many of our faculty donate their time and receive no compensation from course fees. The funds we raise through this platform go to support Give Back Yoga Foundation and its key initiatives:  mat donations, small grants, and not-for-profit yoga programs for people facing addiction, eating disorders, cancer, incarceration, and PTSD. Learn more about our work here.