Skillful Means Podcast

Jennifer O'Sullivan & Annie Moyer

Spiritual nourishment for yoga practitioners and teachers. read less

#88: A Conversation with Sarah Powers on Embodying Love & Compassion
May 12 2023
#88: A Conversation with Sarah Powers on Embodying Love & Compassion
We are thrilled to welcome Sarah Powers, author and co-founder of the Insight Yoga Institute, onto the show to talk about embodying the qualities of love and compassion. This is the "finale" episode our series on the 12 Embodiments of Yoga. Sarah was the perfect guest for this topic as compassion is such a central theme in her teachings. Throughout the sweeping conversation, Sarah helps trace the line between practicing on a mat and love and compassion as an orientation towards living life. Notable touchpoints include:~ why starting a practice with self-compassion sets the mood for what's to come~ an attitude of wonder vs imposing a strict structure on our practice~ yoga practice as a container for meeting our full selves~ getting comfortable with discomfort~ the pressure to perform our best selves~ are we practicing for ourselves or others?~ how to be in touch with others' pain without attempting to carry it for them~ being with the tumult in our world without drowning in itSarah teaches all over the world. To sign up for her next training or retreat, visit: you want to take her US-based Level 1 Yin Yoga Teacher Training in DC at Sun & Moon Yoga Studio, follow this link: ~ ~We love to hear from you! Reach out to us on  Facebook and Instagram. We also welcome your messages at or in our voicemail box on SpeakPipe.You can get in touch with Jen through her website ( Find Annie at  Sun & Moon Yoga Studio ( on Wednesday nights (in person or online) for meditation and dharma talks.