- Rob Schware, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Give Back Yoga Foundation and President of the Yoga Service Council. Rob’s yoga career began in 1993 at Omega in a class with renowned yoga instructors Thom Birch and Beryl Bender Birch. Rob was a senior manager for two decades at the World Bank; he began searching for a way to give back to his yoga teachers, whom he appreciated so much. He wanted to combine his development and project management expertise with his passion for yoga by forming an organization whose mission it is to bring yoga to underserved populations. He has been married to Alice Trembour for 27 years, which, like yoga, is in and of itself a regular commitment to a practice. They have three children.