Posts Tagged: Sage yoga teacher training

Newly Certified: Kelsey Hood

Meet Kelsey Hood, one of the newest certified Sage Yoga for Athletes teachers. Kelsey grew up in Iowa and played soccer at the University of Minnesota, then professionally for five years. She lives in Grimstad, Norway, now, where she is the premier specialist in yoga for athletes. Kelsey’s experience at every level of sport makes… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Not Too Late for Summer Intensives

Today feels like the first day of summer proper, as the first weekday with the kids out of school. If your summer isn’t booked down to the last minute, there’s still time to join me at one or more of these upcoming intensives: Yoga for Athletes: Balance, Strength, Flexibility, and Focus 1440 Multiversity, Scotts Valley,… Read more »

Scheduled: Teaching Yoga to Athletes Intensive in North Carolina

The hometown version of my five-day intensive on teaching yoga to athletes will be Monday–Friday, July 17–21, this year. (You can also catch it at the 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, California, Sunday–Friday, June 18–23, and online anytime at Sage Yoga Teacher Training.) This is always a highlight of my teaching schedule—not only do I… Read more »

Scheduled: Yoga for Athletes and Teaching Yoga to Athletes at Kripalu

Since 2009, I’ve been leading workshops for athletes (and everyone!) at the beautiful Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts. As I’ve done for the last several years, I’ll start with a weekend workshop January 20–22, Yoga for Athletes: Strength, Flexibility, and Focus, designed for practitioners of all sports and all levels. We’ve had… Read more »

Watch: Teaching Yoga to Athletes Intensive 2016

The videos I’ve been posting one by one from my summer Teaching Yoga to Athletes intensive are now available as a package. You can choose it in standalone format, or subscribe to YogaVibes and access not only this series, but also dozens more classes with me. Teaching Yoga to Athletes Intensive 2016 Filmed live during Sage… Read more »

Watch: Yoga for Athletes Teachers’ Lounge: Reverse Vinyasa

Day 5 of my 2016 Teaching Yoga to Athletes intensive included a short practice featuring an alternative to the standard plank–chaturanga–up dog–down dog vinyasa. Repetitive movements lead to imbalances, both in sports training and in asana practice. Shaking up our habitual patterns helps us build new movement pathways and avoid injury. Training can lead to sport-specific imbalances—and so… Read more »