Beryl Bender Birch, director of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute, and Amy Webb, director of Sruti Yoga Center, announce the launch of a 200 hour yoga teacher training program at Sruti Yoga Center, 33 Railroad St., second floor.

The program will consist of eight weekends, held monthly, and run from September 2014 through May 2015.

Birch has been teaching yoga and meditation for 40 years and is the author of four books on yoga, including the best selling "Power Yoga" and her soon to be released "Yoga for Warriors."

The course is also appropriate for those who may not be interested in teaching but simply wish to advance their training in the study of yoga.

For an application and further information, visit, email or call (413) 591-8422.