Posts Categorized: Human Interest

Newly Certified: Dr. Cheryl Martin

Meet Cheryl Martin, one of the newest certified Sage Yoga for Athletes teachers. It was a treat to work with her as she moved through the training—her skill set is unique and inspiring. As an emergency physician and ultrarunner, she knows the value of yoga to keep you grounded in every situation. Scottish by birth, Cheryl… Read more »

Favorite Books in 2017

One of the joys of 2017—and yes, there were some!—was taking an hour or more after lunch to sit and read for fun. Reading provided a welcome distraction from the news cycle and from work. I’ve been especially drawn to genre fiction, across all genres. (Perhaps I’m still decompensating from my PhD work. I swore… Read more »

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for someone on your list—or looking forward to spending your holiday money on yourself—please consider these, each of which is an experience that will help you find balance. A Weekend Retreat Join me at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the Berkshires January 26–28 for… Read more »

Newly Certified: Maricelle Campbell

Meet Maricelle Campbell, one of the newest certified Sage Yoga for Athletes teachers. I met Maricelle in person when she took a workshop with me at the Yoga Journal conference in New York, and I was delighted to have her enroll in Teaching Yoga to Athletes shortly thereafter. And we are really excited to have… Read more »

Skill in Action: Yoga and Social Justice

Join me in supporting Michelle Johnson as she prepares to release Skill in Action: Yoga and Social Justice. Michelle, a longtime teacher at Carrboro Yoga Company and town alderperson, now lives in Portland, OR, where she works to dismantle racism. Her classes are clear and inclusive and her work is for the benefit of everyone! This book… Read more »

Gift Ideas for Athletes, Yogis, and Everyone

If you’re looking for a gift for a friend who needs balance (who doesn’t?), my work can help! Books My books include something for everyone—athletes will learn from Racing Wisely and The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery; aspiring yogis from Lifelong Yoga, Everyday Yoga, and the others! Several of the books are available in e-book format; all of them are available… Read more »

Hillsborough Spa and Day Retreat First Anniversary Party

Join me, my business partner Lies, spa director Dara, and the wonderful staff of the Hillsborough Spa and Day Retreat at our first anniversary party! We’ll be open Sunday, October 29, 2:00–5:00 p.m., with cake and some really wonderful giveaways. If you’re a spa regular, this gives us a chance to say thank you. If you… Read more »

Taking the Bull by the Horns: E-Mail Newsletter

I’ve long found prepping and sending e-mail newsletters for sagerountree.com, Carolina Yoga Company, Hillsborough Spa and Day Retreat, and Carolina Massage Institute to be the roughest part of my workday. I have to drag myself kicking and screaming to the computer, and I hem and haw before finally getting each newsletter sent. But as we… Read more »

Listen: “Meet the Moment,” Wanderlust Speakeasy

In 2015, I gave a talk at Wanderlust Snowshoe in the Speakeasy—the festival’s version of a TED Talk. I was so nervous! While I’m no stranger to public speaking, this was next-level stress. Instead of the yoga or meditation teaching I’m used to doing, I was talking philosophically about lessons I’ve learned in life. The talk was… Read more »

Watch: You Call This Yoga

Yesterday, I had a nice hour-long chat with Howie Shareff of You Call This Yoga. You can watch the archived show here and read about Howie’s work with accessible yoga here. He produces Yoga Fest NC, which happens April 8 in Raleigh—read about that here!