Insight Yoga Teacher Training Intensive - Secondary Level
with Sarah Powers
Inner pranic practices and further Mindfulness training with Yin Yoga sequences.
A 5-day non-residential 30-hour Yoga Alliance registered intensive.
This course is for Yin teachers or practitioners who want to use the Yin yoga class as a doorway for developing the subtle body, Mindfulness practice, and psychological inquiry.
We consider this a secondary level training. We require that you have taken Insight Yoga Teacher Training Primary Level (Level I) with Sarah Powers: Essential teachings on Yin Yoga, Mindfulness and how to sequence yang poses with Yin sequences.
For details about the Insight Yoga Teacher Training Primary Level offerings, please see:
Or visit Sarah's website:
Yin yoga encourages holding floor poses for long periods to enhance the Chi or energy distribution through the fascia, organs, and bones. Restoring the flow of Chi within us has a direct impact on our psychological states, encouraging increased ease of being, a foundation for authentic meditation to occur. After we have established a clear understanding of how and why to practice Yin yoga, we can begin to look more closely at the pranic and mind training aspect available to us while in the poses, and as a separate seated practice.
In this course, we will NOT focus on how and why to practice Yin Yoga (assuming you already know these things), INSTEAD we will explore the inner methods; various breath patterns and retentions, visualizations for the health of the organs, contemplations in the poses, as well as the foundation methods of Buddhist Mindfulness.
Each session will include a lecture, yin yoga session, seated meditation practices focusing on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, as well as interactive discussion time. Included will be handouts and suggestions for reading.
Study and Reading
Acquiring an intellectual understanding of the rich diversity of Yoga and Buddhism inspires one’s dedication to the path of awakening; it also fosters a clear level of communication and discussion with others.
Students will be provided a reading list 4-5 months before the training begins and are required to read the books assigned for this training before they arrive. Readings from these books are an integral part of the training so please order the materials upon receipt of the reading list so you have ample time to read them before the training begins.
Outside reading prior to and during the course will be required to enrich one’s overall understanding.
A training manual will be handed out on the first day of class.
To be eligible to receive the certificate, you will also be asked to write a 1-2 page paper on the themes offered in this training upon completion of the course for assessment.
Your email address will be shared with the teacher
Please note your email address will be provided to the teacher in order to communicate with you before and after the training regarding pre-course assignments and information about the essay assignment required for the certificate.
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.
July 22-26, 2019
11:30 am - 4:30 pm every day.
Scenehuset, Bogstadveien 49 (Majorstua).
NOK 8900,- (early bird price before February 1, 2019)
NOK 9100,- (after February 1, 2019)
In order to register for the course, sign up below (Påmelding-button) and pay NOK 1,400 as a non-refundable registration deposit or pay the full amount. If you only pay the deposit, the rest will have to be paid before February 1, 2019.