About Us

About Us

Sarah Powers began teaching in 1987. She is the founder and author of Insight Yoga, which interweaves the insights and practices of Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and Transpersonal Psychology into an integral practice to discover and enliven the body, heart and mind. Her yoga style blends both a Yin sequence of floor poses to enhance the meridian and organ systems, combined with an alignment-based slow flow or Yang practice, influenced by Viniyoga, Ashtanga, Iyengar teachings, and QI gong.

Sarah and Ty Powers

Sarah feels that enlivening the physical and pranic bodies, as well as learning to meet our psychological reactivity is paramount for preparing one to deepen and nourish insights into one’s essential nature – a natural state of awareness. She has competed level 3 of Internal Family Systems Therapy training and been a student of Transpersonal Psychology for 28 years. She also draws from her in-depth training in the Vipassana, Tantric and Dzogchen practices of Buddhism.

Her main influences have been Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Jennifer Welwood, Lama Tsultrim Allione, Bhante Gunaratana, Lama Pema Dorje, Stephen and Martine Batchelor, B. Alan Wallace, and Anam Thubten.

Ty Powers co-founded the Insight Yoga Institute and facilitates yoga and meditation retreats throughout the world with his wife Sarah. Ty has been practicing Buddhism for 20+ years under the guidance of Dzogchen teacher Tsoknyi Rinpoche, psychospiritual teachers Jennifer Welwood and John Welwood, Buddhist teachers B. Alan Wallace, Anam Thubten, Stephen and Martine Batchelor, Greg Kramer and Jack Kornfield. He has also been influenced by Ajahn Amaro and completed the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader training program in 2003. Ty has taught daylong retreats at Spirit Rock and other Dharma centers on issues concerning cultural diversity. He is a Certified Integral Coach, and is currently studying Internal Family Systems psychotherapy, as well as Life Balance, a training program for teachers led by Phillip Moffitt. Ty also mentors numerous men and women around the globe..

The path of Lifelong Learning

 

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  2. […] Yin yoga, as understood by me, and please correct me if I’m wrong, is a passive practice.  Poses are held for 3-5 minutes and is designed to assist practitioners to sit longer for meditative practices, focusing on stretching the tissue surrounding the joints.  This practice was founded by Paulie Zink, but the term, “yin yoga” was coined by a woman named Sarah Powers. […]

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