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Beryl Bender Birch

September 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

A rare opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the most highly regarded and well-known yoga teachers in the United States, Beryl Bender Birch. 

Join us for Beryl’s Present Power – a great, strong practice for all levels, colors, ages, and sizes. Take the morning to re-inspire your practice, connect with like-minded friends, and go home tired, but happy and joyful.


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Yoga is not synonymous with asana, even though most of the general public thinks so. Yoga is about learning to pay attention. All the practices direct us to focus our attention on one thing, and as we practice and breathe and learn to focus, our minds get quieter. We begin to see things that were previously too clouded by the busy-ness of the mind to see. We feel more centered, more relaxed.


No one can teach us yoga, really. Teachers can only pass along a set of instructions to follow, and if we follow those instructions, perhaps that will lead us to the experience. Once that happens, a transformation occurs, we change. We become more conscious, more aware, more compassionate, more, well, connected. And that is the point of all the work – to recognize there really is no such thing as “other.” It becomes impossible to ignore the suffering of the world and we realize that the whole point of our life is to serve. Seva isn’t something you do part time, or only on Wednesday afternoons – it’s a lifestyle. It’s an awareness you bring into every aspect of your life. Everything you do is with compassion and awareness – and this comes from years of practice and paying attention.

Come practice with us and re-inspire.



Join us for Beryl’s Present Power – a great, strong practice for all levels, colors, ages, and sizes.


Fee: $57/$47 for Yoga in ME members


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Beryl Bender Birch, founder and director of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute and the Give Back Yoga Foundation, has been studying and teaching yoga and meditation for over 40 years. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in philosophy and English and traveled to India in 1974 to further her studies. Beryl began training yoga teachers as spiritual revolutionaries in 1980. She 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. Give Back Yoga Foundation has donated thousands of these books to veterans nationwide.


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September 8, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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