If you want to move, feel, and teach better, my books, courses, and videos are here to help you feel capable and confident.

I'm Sage Rountree, PhD, E-RYT 500. I teach yoga—and teach people to teach it—in my books and in classes and trainings online and around the globe. Here's a little about how I help folks.

Booking & Media

I give talks and lead workshops on athletic recovery, teaching yoga, and finding balance. Want to book me to speak or teach? Great! Download the Workshop Offerings form to get started.

 

Media: need a short or long bio, book covers, or high-quality photos? Visit my media kit folder.

People

I work with aspiring and current yoga teachers in various formats: on paper, in person, and online.

If you want to feel competent and confident in front of the classroom, let’s connect.

Learn to Teach with Me

I also write books, teach open classes, and create yoga videos for athletes and everyone. If you want a yoga practice that will help you recover better, focus when it counts, and just generally feel good, you’re in the right place in my class. My students include everyone from newcomers to yoga to experienced students. Some are just tight and tired people. Some compete or coach at the professional and collegiate level. Whoever and wherever you are, I’d love to see you on the mat.

Principles

Yoga can be the perfect complement to sports training or just generally performing well—it can even be the secret ingredient to lead you to your personal best.

But you may have had a tough time getting into yoga because:

  • It seems too easy—and therefore boring.
  • It feels too hard, and thus painful, intimidating, or embarrassing.
  • Or it might be a nice class but out of sync with your training, leading to fears that you’re wasting your time or undermining your hard work.

My classes offer lots of options, so you can find the right yoga for you.

Yoga for athletes isn’t athletic yoga. If you want to reach peak performance, the intensity of your yoga practice should be in inverse proportion to the intensity of your training or other physical pursuits. Yoga should help you feel balanced.

Maybe you don’t identify as an athlete. But if you feel tight and tired and spend much of your day in a chair, you have a lot in common with athletes! Come to a class with me, read one of my books, or follow along with a video and you will feel better.

Places

We might have connected in some of these places I’ve taught:

  • Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, where I’ve been on the faculty for over 10 years
  • The Pentagon
  • The U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs
  • Prospect Park
  • Wanderlust 108 and Wanderlust Festivals
  • Yoga Journal LIVE!
  • Many studios, REI stores, and conferences across the United States
  • The field of Kenan Stadium and Roy Williams Court of the Dean Smith Center
  • The start line of the local turkey trot

Or maybe we are soon to connect at these businesses I co-own:

Wherever we meet, I am here to help you find balance and relax!

Publications

Do you like to read? Me, too! After earning my PhD in twentieth-century English literature, I now read for learning and for pleasure, with genre fiction (crime and romance, let’s gooooo!) as my go-to.

I’ve written ten books to help you move, race, and teach well. You can see them all here. I’d love for you to order them from your favorite bookseller or, better yet, your local library. Two more books are coming out in 2024; please sign up for my newsletter to be the first to know when they are released. And they are both already available for preorder!

For many years, I wrote for Yoga Journal and for Runner’s World, where I sat on the advisory board for a decade. You’ll find links to much of my writing here—use the search bar in the menu to find the topics that will help you best.

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Find a Class

In person: Yoga for Athletic Balance, Carrboro Yoga, Mondays, 6:00 p.m.

 

Online: Yoga Vibes, Core Strength for Real People

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