Insight Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Secondary Level 

Inner pranic practices and further Mindfulness training with Yin Yoga sequences, a 5-day non-residential 30-hour Yoga Alliance registered intensive.


Daily 11:30am-4:30pm

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.

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.

This is a Secondary Level training. It is required that you take the following course in advance of this training:

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. (offered at 8 Limbs September 28-October 7, 2018)

For details about additional Insight Yoga Teacher Training Primary Level offerings, please see:

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 completion 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.

Schedule: Daily 11:30am-4:30pm

Teacher:  Sarah Powers

Location: To Be Determined

Tuition: $875 through February 19, $1000 after


8 Limbs 500-hour Teacher Training participants will have the same payment options but must register on the phone or in person at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill and request to be added to the 500-hour Training roster.

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.

Lodging Information

Cancellation Policy:  Refunds of 90% up to one month prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.