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In this online yoga class for athletes and everyone, we move v e r y s l o w l y through the sun salutations, finding new ways to activate the core and control the movement, leading to greater efficiency in up-tempo practice. Discover the difficulty inherent in this sequence and challenge yourself to take momentum out of the movement. We finish with delicious reclining twists and a sweet savasana. (73 mins.)
Sage Rountree is an endurance sports coach, a highly experienced teacher, and a continuing student of physiology. Sage's popular yoga classes and workshops for athletes draw students ranging from recreational athletes to Ironman triathletes, Olympians, NBA and NFL players, and NCAA players and coaches, including UNC men's basketball and football. Take her classes and learn new ways to sharpen, focus, and relax for peak performance.
An accomplished age-group triathlete and runner, Sage races distances from sprint triathlon to Ironman, 400 meters to 40 miles, including the Boston Marathon and the 2008 Short-Course Age-Group World Championship in Vancouver, Canada, where she represented the U.S. as a member of Team USA. Yoga has been a vital tool in her longevity as an athlete, and her classes give you concrete tips for keeping yourself balanced.
Author of several books on yoga and sports including, most recently, The Runner's Guide to Yoga, Sage is a regular contributor to Runner's World and Yoga Journal, and her work has been profiled in dozens of media outlets, from USA Today to the Chicago Tribune. She trains, coaches, and teaches in central North Carolina and around the country, and her intensive on teaching yoga to athletes is available at her website, www.sagerountree.com.