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Honoring Every Part:
Buddhist Meditation
Coupled with Self-Therapy
Through Yin Yoga & IFS

Live Online Series

May 14th, 2022 - May 21st, 2022

Can we learn to bow deeply to all parts of ourselves?

Sarah Powers is returning to Sangha Live to lead a 2-session series. She’ll be teaching cutting-edge self-therapy techniques drawn from the Internal Family Systems framework that can be practiced while being in certain Yin yoga poses positioned on the floor. Our interactive live sessions will be supplemented with mindfulness meditation.

If you are unfamiliar with IFS (Internal Family Systems), it is a transformative and empowering psychospiritual model. Consider the last time you had conflicting internal voices or shifting feelings around a single issue. Internal Family Systems (IFS) offers a creative way to honor and extract wisdom from all of your different parts and perspectives.

Fusing IFS, meditation, and Yin yoga, Sarah will teach you how to offer all parts of yourself a profound level of care, infused with curiosity. Rather than muting certain internal voices – such as your voices that like to plan, worry, or space out – you can learn to dialogue with, and discover insights from them.

Tend to the parts of yourself needing healing by joining us for these powerful mind-body lessons.

*Prior experience with Yin yoga is recommended to participate. If you have no experience with Yin yoga, we recommend you take Sarah’s previous On-Demand yoga course, which offers an introduction to Yin yoga: Insight Yoga: Introduction to Meridians, Mindfulness and Yin Yoga Postures. Upon registration, all participants will be emailed a $50 discount code to this course.

Live Session Details

Join Sarah for a series of two 1.5-hour live Zoom sessions. Each session will include Family Systems self-therapy paired with Yin yoga practice (resting floor poses), some Yang or active yoga postures, and Mindfulness Meditation/Open Awareness. There will be time for interactive Q&A with Sarah at the end of each session.

SESSION 1: We will focus on postures that strengthen our overall internal vibrancy (related with the kidney chi), while simultaneously learning to dialogue with parts of us that like to stay busy with planning or reminiscing.

SESSION 2: We will target the digestive organs in our yoga poses while also engaging with our inner voices of worry and doubt, and/or habits of resistance.

Materials you’ll need: a yoga mat, a meditation cushion (or a pillow), and ideally some blankets, blocks or pillows to support your practice.

Each live session will be recorded and replays will be posted within 24 hours, for those unable to attend. Replays will be available indefinitely to course registrants.

Sarah’s techniques can help you to:

  • Strengthen your meridian system to improve your overall health
  • Cultivate an attitude of open curiosity toward all inner parts of yourself; let go of your shame
  • Discover insights about yourself that may initiate beneficial behavioral changes

Praise for Sarah's Teachings

“Sarah’s teaching changed the trajectory of my teaching and has contributed to a paradigm shift in how I inhabit my body home.” – Alicia B.

“Sarah is incredibly knowledgeable and skillful. I have a lot of respect for her as a teacher because it is clear that she embodies what she is teaching.” – Ryan G.

“Sarah’s level of knowledge and experience is exceptional and her down to earth approach and wonderful delivery of concepts & information makes training so enjoyable – I couldn’t absorb enough!” – Vanessa M.

Live Online Series Details

Yin & Yang Yoga Practice

Each session will include relaxing Yin yoga poses on the floor. In these relaxed poses and unhurried states, we can cultivate openness towards new self-therapy techniques. Our sessions will also include some Yang/active yoga postures.

Buddhist Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation and Open Awareness practice will support our self-therapy. We can learn to shift from detailed oriented mind states to spontaneously present awareness, supportive of self-inquiry.

Internal Family Systems Framework

Our sessions will be guided by Internal Family Systems (IFS) framework. Rather than ignoring voices within us, we will work to investigate and heal the voices and parts of ourselves needing attention.

Community Connections

Through our interactive series portal, you'll be able to discuss your IFS, yoga, and meditation experiences in between sessions with other series participants across the globe.

Schedule

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Dates & Times

Live Session #1: May 14, 2022 @ 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BST / 5pm CEST (90 minutes)
Live Session #2: May 21, 2022 @ 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BST / 5pm CEST (90 minutes)

Each live session will be recorded and replays will be posted within 24 hours, for those unable to attend. Replays will be available indefinitely to course registrants.

About Sarah Powers

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 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.