Sage Rountree

Sage Rountree, PhD, E-RYT500 is a pioneer in yoga for athletes and an endurance sports coach. Sage's most recent books are Racing Wisely, Everyday Yoga, and Lifelong Yoga. Sage’s classes, training plans, books, and articles make yoga, core strength, and endurance exercise accessible to everyone. Her goal is to help people find the right balance between work and rest for peak performance in sports and in life. As co-owner of the Carolina Yoga Company and director of its yoga teacher trainings, she’s especially interested in sequencing and clear languaging. On YogaVibes you can find both open classes and teachers’ intensives, all with Sage’s signature humor sprinkled with liberal use of food analogies.

Upcoming events with Sage:

Teaching Yoga to Athletes Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Lenox, MA Sunday–Friday, January 28–February 2, 2018 more information here

Yoga for Athletes: Strength, Flexibility, and Focus Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Lenox, MA Friday–Sunday, January 26–28, 2018 more information here

Carolina Yoga Company 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Summer intensive: July 21–August 12, 2018 Eight-month weekend program: September 2018-April 2019 Nine-week weekday program: Tuesdays–Thursdays, January–March 2019 more information here

Carolina Yoga Company 500-Hour Advanced Studies Yoga Teacher Training Modular and ongoing trainings more information here

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  1. Yoga for Athletic Balance (3)

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    Join Sage Rountree for her weekly live streamed Yoga for Athletic Balance class.
  2. Yoga for Athletic Balance (2)

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    Practice Yoga for Athletic Balance with Sage Rountree.
  3. Yoga for Athletic Balance (1)

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    Join Sage Rountree for her weekly live streamed Yoga for Athletic Balance class.
  4. Yoga for Athletes Teachers' Lounge: Reverse Vinyasa

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    Training can lead to sport-specific imbalances—and so can asana practice! In this short lesson, filmed during day 5 of Sage's Teaching Yoga to Athletes intensive, we explore a minor change to the typical plank-chaturanga-up dog vinyasa that both challenges and balances the body. (17 mins.)

  5. Yoga for Athletes Teachers' Lounge: Yoga for Athletic Recovery

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    Recovery is the key to performance. In this practice, filmed on day 3 of Sage's 2016 Teaching Yoga to Athletes intensive, we enjoy two sequences to relax and restore tired backs and hips. Both appear in EVERYDAY YOGA: Six Moves of the Spine, Prone, One Leg, and Six Moves of the Spine, Supine, One Leg. Along the way, we see how these foster balance in the body, and especially the nervous system. (55 mins.)

  6. Yoga for Athletes Teachers' Lounge: Beyond Sun Salutations

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    Not every class needs to contain sun salutations! And for athletes, sun salutations can be frustrating and difficult. In this medium-spicy practice from day 2 of Sage's 2016 Teaching Yoga to Athletes intensive, we find ways to work around the typical vinyasa template while building balance in the body. We start by turning inward (learn an easy way to introduce the idea of pratyahara, the fifth limb of yoga), then move through Sage's Leg Swing Flow, Warrior I and Warrior II sequences, and a calming closing sequence on the mat. (59 mins.)

  7. Yoga for Athletes Teachers' Lounge: Standing Practice

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    In this class, filmed on day 1 of Sage's 2016 Teaching Yoga to Athletes intensive, we enjoy two standing sequences that require no mat. This makes them perfect for a quick yoga break, or for doing in a gym or on a field when there's no mat handy. Warm up with Six Moves of the Spine Standing with Chair, then Sage's Parking Lot Yoga. Complete your home practice as Sage guides you into a relaxing reclining twist. (52 mins.)

  8. Yoga for Athletes Teachers' Lounge: More Mat-Free Play

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    In this online yoga class, filmed on the afternoon of Day 4 of Sage's 2015 Teaching Yoga to Athletes intensive, we enjoy more dynamic standing work to do without a mat needed. Engage your legs, hips, and core in a drinking-bird sequence, then balance inner and outer thighs in Sage's new "Sugarplum Fairy" flow. Put together, these routines make a good short practice; a fine dynamic warmup; or a fun segment for the standing portion of your practice or class. (15 mins.)

  9. Yoga for Athletes Teachers' Lounge: Balance

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    In this online yoga class, filmed on Day 1 of Sage's 2015 Teaching Yoga to Athletes intensive, we investigate balance - not just balance of the body in space, but balance within the body, top to bottom, front to back, right and left. Move through a slow investigation of your hips and shoulders; build your proprioception by balancing in tree pose both standing and kneeling; and unwind in a mellow sequence based in prone tree pose. Along the way, Sage explains how these poses help athletes find better balance for injury prevention. Have two blocks available. (51 mins.)

  10. Yoga for Athletes Teachers' Lounge: Yoga for Athletic Conditioning

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    In this online yoga class, filmed on Day 2 of Sage's 2015 Teaching Yoga to Athletes intensive, we practice yoga for athletic conditioning, building hip stability, lower-leg strength, core balance, and all along the way, mobility throughout the joints. Start in standing routines that can double-task as pre workout dynamic warmups; challenge your core; and finally unwind into deep relaxation. As we go, Sage explains how and why to include these sequences in your practice. (81 mins.)

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