Bio

sagetreellc28  Sage Rountree at Carrboro Yoga  Yoga on the track

Sage Rountree is an internationally recognized authority in yoga for athletes and an endurance sports coach specializing in athletic recovery. Sage is the author of five books, including The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga and Racing WiselyHer classes, training plans, videos, books, and articles make yoga 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. With over a decade’s experience teaching yoga, Sage is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the highest level (E-RYT 500) with the Yoga Alliance and sits on the faculty at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Her nationwide workshops include weekends on yoga for athletes; trainings for yoga teachers on working with athletes; and running and yoga retreats. Her students include casual athletes, Olympians, NBA and NFL players, and many University of North Carolina athletes and coaches. Sage competes in running races from the 400m to the ultramarathon and triathlons from the super sprint to the Ironman. A member of Power Bar Team Elite since 2008, she has also been an Athleta Featured Athlete and is currently an ambassador for prAna. She holds coaching certifications from USA Triathlon and the Road Runners Club of America, and she writes for publications including Runner’s WorldYoga Journal, and USA Triathlon Life. She lives with her husband and daughters in Chapel Hill, NC, and co-owns the Carrboro Yoga Company and the Durham Yoga Company, where she heads the 200- and 500-hour yoga teacher training programs.

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writer

teacher

coach

  • Owner of Sage Endurance
  • Coach to triathletes with top finishes in local and national events
  • Coach to ultrarunner with top-ten finishes at 50K, 40-mile, and 50-mile races; top-twenty finish at 100-mile distance
  • Coach to long- and short-course duathletes competing at world championships
  • Coach to many content age groupers
  • Presenter, USA Triathlon events, including Age Group Nationals and the Art and Science of Triathlon Coaching Symposium
  • Presenter, the Running Summit
  • Speaker, Runner’s World Challenge

athlete

  • Ambassador for prAna (since 2012), Brooks Inspire Daily (2013), and PowerBar Team Elite (since 2008)
  • Mt. Mitchell Challenge finisher, 2012
  • Ninth-place female, Frosty 50K trail race, 2010
  • Lead leg, Southeastern Masters Champions, 4 x 400, 2010
  • Athleta featured athlete, 2009
  • Ironman Coeur d’Alene, 2009
  • Team USA, World Triathlon Championships, Vancouver, 2008
  • Boston Marathon, 2008 (re-BQ)
  • Numerous age-group podium finishes in triathlon and running