Apr 19, 2022
In this deeply honest conversation Scott Johnson talks to Ty Powers, co-founder of the Insight Yoga Institute. They have a moving conversation on Ty's life of contemplative practice and his teaching of mindfulness meditation for over 25 years.
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Ty Powers co-founded the Insight Yoga Institute with his wife Sarah Powers. He has been leading Yoga and Buddha Dharma/mindfulness meditation retreats throughout the world for over 25 years. Ty completed the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader training program in 2003 and has led daylong retreats on cultural diversity. He offers one on one sessions in Internal Family Systems, and as a Change and Transition Strategist and Certified Integral Coach. Ty also sits on the board of Studio BE and serves as it’s Senior Ethics Advisor.
Ty shares how contemplative practice was not only a way to find oneness and a deeper connection to life, but also a way to navigate being African American in a world that sees you differently. He subsequently talks about the impact this has had on his life. As a response, Ty shares how we can all learn to see differently using the tools of mediation.
You can find out more about Ty’s work here.
"For me this conversation with Ty Powers is deeply profound and important. Ty is a highly skilled and experienced Buddha Dharma and mindfulness teacher who has to deal with everyday racism. His openess in this conversation is stunning, giving a deep insight into what it means to be African American in a world that sees you differently. This conversation is an important listen for those of us who have privilege"
Scott Johnson - April 2022
If you enjoyed this podcast then you might also enjoy Scott’s conversations with Sarah Powers, Wambui Njuguna-Räisänen, Laruga Glaser and Martin Aylward.