Episode 134: Sarah Powers on Growth Mindset and Lifelong Learning

This week, I am so excited to share an with Insight Yoga founder Sarah Powers. Sarah has been a huge influence on my yoga practice, my meditation practice, and my life.

Here’s what we talk about:

* Yoga and parenting: How Sarah introduced her daughter to yoga and what impact she believes growing up in a yoga family had on her daughter

* How Sarah and Ty came to the decision to home school their daughter and how that decision made Sarah a better yoga teacher

* Why continuing to make time to attend workshops and retreats as a student is still an essential part of Sarah’s life

* She talks about the amount of time it took for her to feel confident as a yoga teacher, especially since she brings so many different elements of yoga, meditation, Buddhism, and psychology into her teaching

* Plus, she offers some practical advice for yoga teachers


Insight Yoga: An Innovative Synthesis of Traditional Yoga, Meditation, and Eastern Approaches to Healing and Well Being, by Sarah Powers


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1 Comment

  1. I really love your podcast and find so many gems here that really help my practice as a yoga teacher and student. Today I decided to write a comment because I heard something that was troubling (and yes I recognize I never commented before after all the awesome things I heard). I’m also an educator with over 10 years of experience teaching children and young adults with special needs as well as training and coaching new teachings. I’m especially interested in literacy and how children learn to speak, communicate, and read. In your interview with Ms. Powers she mentioned that children have an ability to learn to read if they are simply read to and that’s just not true. Some kids can pick up reading easily and effortlessly, but many children need to be taught phonics explicitly. I want to clarify this because it’s dangerous to assume all children can do what Ms. Power’s daughter was able to do so easily. It often makes the kids who can’t ‘wrong’ and most of our kids who struggle with reading are victims of this flawed thinking (even by teachers) though there is ample evidence that shows that most children can learn to read with explicit teaching of the skills needed to perform this task, which is actually extremely complex and not as easy as learning to talk or walk. I know Ms. Powers is not and education expert, but I like many listeners come to your podcast to learn and I know you place high value on truth and research based ideas and not just simply opinions. Hope this is helpful.


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