About Insight Yoga Institute

About Insight Yoga Institute

Kwan YIn at Deer Run ZendoSarah and Ty Powers created the Insight Yoga Institute (IYI) in 2010. Having both interwoven Yoga, Buddhism and Psychological approaches for three decades in their retreats and trainings, they decided to create a more formal umbrella to draw people together in a like-minded community. In the first few years they invited a number of renowned teachers and friends of theirs to teach alongside them. In 2014, they changed the program to a simpler model where most of the retreats are led just by them. For those interested in a 500-hour Yoga Alliance-endorsed teacher training model, there are a number of retreats required with other teachers. Please see the full description of the retreats to see requirements. Of particular interest to Sarah and Ty is that participants learn how to commit to an integrated daily home practice for the body, heart and mind through yogic, Buddhist and psychological teachings and methods.

These retreats are offered in the United States and internationally. Please visit the Insight Yoga Institute calendar for more details. IYI retreats bring together the dynamic and receptive aspects of yoga, the three schools of Buddhism (Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana), and the skillful methods of psycho-dynamic personal and relational work. The program can be enjoyed as independent retreats or as a path to Yoga Alliance 500-hour certification.

If you would like to apply for our 500-hour Yoga Alliance certified program please refer to our certification guidelines.

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