Posts By: Sage

Newly Certified: Melissa Butler

Meet Melissa Butler, one of the newest certified Sage Yoga for Athletes teachers. Melissa was part of the sweet group that did the in-person five-day at 1440 Multiversity in the Santa Cruz mountains. A formidable runner, she was up and cruising over the no-joke hills every morning, and she would recommend the local high school… Read more »

Newly Certified: Shelley Sams

Meet Shelley Sams, one of the newest certified Sage Yoga for Athletes teachers. Although she has been a student of ours at Carrboro Yoga, she’s now living in Malawi, where she teaches both locals and expatriates in Lilongwe. If you’re living there, you probably know her already—the yoga scene is tight-knit—and if you aren’t, let… Read more »

Sage Advice: Balance Professionalism and Personality in Yoga Classes

Your teaching persona should be authentic to your day-to-day self, but that doesn’t mean you would share with your students in the same way as you would with your friends. I explored how to find the right balance in an article for Yoga Journal, “Balance Professionalism and Personality In Yoga Classes.” Yoga fosters connection, including a… Read more »

Excerpt: Anti-Aging Health Benefits of Yoga

If you’ve ordered your copy of Lifelong Yoga and are waiting for it to arrive—or if you need a reminder to order it—take a look at this excerpt from the book, over at Yoga Journal. Along with the smile lines and gray hair, aging brings changes that are harder to see but very easy to feel, especially… Read more »

Pub Day: LIFELONG YOGA

Today’s the official release date for Lifelong Yoga. While it’s my seventh book, it also marks some important firsts—it’s my first book cowritten with my longtime assistant, Alexandra DeSiato, my first book to be published by North Atlantic Books, and the first to feature my husband, Wes, as a model. (He’s joined by two other lovely… Read more »

Sage Advice: Medical Emergencies in Class

The first article I ever wrote for Yoga Journal gives advice to yoga teachers about how to deal with medical emergencies in class. Despite every studio’s and teacher’s efforts to create a safe environment, such medical emergencies do happen in yoga classes, as a result of either an acute injury or an underlying condition. Knowing… Read more »

New: Core Strength for Real People: Pinup Warmup

Want to move over the long weekend without having to stand up? Here’s a preview of my new Pinup Warmup sequence, which focuses on mobilization through the shoulders and spine and activation of the muscles that move the joints in the upper body. As a bonus, you’ll get to hold several poses with your hand… Read more »