Perhaps you ever knew Power Yoga, but don’t know who invented Power Yoga? Now we would like to share it with you. Two American yoga teachers are most often credited with the near simultaneous invention of power yoga:Beryl Bender Birch, based in New York, and Bryan Kest, based in Los Angeles. Not coincidentally, both these teachers had studied with Ashtanga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Using the term power yoga differentiated the intense, flowing style of yoga they were teaching from the gentle stretching and meditation that many Americans associated with yoga. Baron Baptiste is another well-known yoga teacher who has successfully established his own style of power yoga.