Sarah Powers's classes at the Yoga Journal LIVE: New York + Insight Yoga: Receptive and Radiant Yin/Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation
Sarah Powers began teaching in 1987. She is the founder of Insight Yoga which interweaves yoga, Buddhism, and psychology into an integral practice to enliven the body, heart, and mind. Her style blends a Yin sequence of floor poses to enhance the meridian and organ systems with a flow, or Yang, practice influenced by Viniyoga, Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Qigong. Sarah leads retreats with her husband. They live in Marin, CA. Learn more at sarahpowers.com.
Insight Yoga: Receptive and Radiant Yin/Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation Instructor: Sarah Powers
Come blend the soft and strong practices of yoga with an intention of cultivating an inner atmosphere of ease and vitality--qualities essential for compassion and insight to grow. We'll explore the value of interweaving Yin/Yang practices with a focus on developing our earth chi, engendering strength, and stability in the lower body. We'll also investigate the Buddhist practice of mindfulness meditation, with an emphasis on cultivating an attitude of lovingkindness as a portal into an embodied ease of being. This class is suitable for anyone with a basic understanding of yoga and a sincere interest in developing the contemplative avenues of their yoga practice.
Course ID: AFPOWE -- Level: Contemplative
+ Yin Yoga: A Concise Experiential Explanation
, Mixed Levels
Friday, April 25 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday All-Day Intensives
Yin Yoga: A Concise Experiential Explanation Instructor: Sarah Powers
Come focus on long-held floor postures that prepare the body for sitting meditation. Yin Yoga is an essential complement to the more active styles of yoga because it keeps the body supple at its core, while encouraging stagnate chi (prana) to flow throughout the joints and meridians, restoring and revitalizing the organ system. For people who have practiced yoga at least one year and are interested in moving into more stillness to complement their active yoga practice.
Course ID: M2POWE -- Level: Mixed Levels
Saturday, April 26 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 2
+ Softening into the Subtle Body
Softening into the Subtle Body Instructor: Sarah Powers
Join Sarah for an afternoon dedicated to unwinding our habits of tension in the body and mind while cultivating access to our primordial intelligence by honing in on the soft body. While practicing Yin Yoga poses, deep relaxation, pranic cultivation and meditation, experience a soothing atmosphere in which we can inhabit an embodied awareness as a template from which to live.
Course ID: M3POWE -- Level: Mixed Levels
Saturday, April 26 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
- Session 3
+ Insight Yoga: Creating a Balanced Yin/Yang Home Practice for the Body and Mind
Insight Yoga: Creating a Balanced Yin/Yang Home Practice for the Body and Mind Instructor: Sarah Powers
We'll start with a brief talk describing how to integrate the body, heart, and mind into your home practice. This will be followed by a balanced session of pranayama, mindfulness meditation, and Yin/Yang Yoga sequenced in a way that can enhance your daily program. **This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**
Course ID: M5POWE -- Level: Mixed Levels
Sunday, April 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 5