Ty Powers co-founded the Insight Yoga Institute and facilitates yoga and meditation retreats throughout the world with his wife Sarah. Ty has been practicing Buddhism for many years under the guidance of Dzogchen teacher Tsoknyi Rinpoche, psychospiritual teachers Jennifer Welwood and John Welwood, B. Alan Wallace, Stephen and Martine Batchelor and Jack Kornfield. He has also been influenced by many Spirit Rock teachers, most notably, Ajahn Amaro and completed the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leader training program in 2003. Ty has taught daylong retreats at Spirit Rock and other Dharma centers on issues concerning cultural diversity. He is also a mentor to numerous men and women around the globe.