I’m excited to be among the very first presenters at 1440 Multiversity, a new center opening in the redwood forest outside Santa Cruz this May. Join me for:
Yoga for Athletes: Balance, Strength, Flexibility, and Focus, Friday–Sunday, June 16–18
Are you ready to take your game to the next level? Yoga’s emphasis on form, focus, and breath will make you a better, well-rounded athlete. Learn how yoga complements mental and physical training, translating into increased balance and enjoyment in your sport and your life.
Join Sage Rountree—author, coach, endurance athlete, triathlete, and yoga teacher—for this program designed specifically for athletes of all sports and levels of yoga experience (including none).
This weekend, you will learn:
- Poses to increase your stability, balance, range of motion, and flexibility, especially in the hips and hamstrings
- Techniques to enhance your physical and mental endurance while lowering recovery time and risk of injury
- How to cultivate sport-specific core strength
- Ways to incorporate yoga’s approach to mind-body integration in both training and competition.
The practice you will experience with Sage is not an athletic form of yoga. Yoga for athletes is a way to use yoga as a complement to sports training so you can move fluidly and powerfully, focus and recover better, and achieve peak performance in sports and beyond.
Teaching Yoga to Athletes: An Intensive for Teachers, Trainers, and Coaches, Sunday–Friday, June 18–23
The field of yoga for athletes is growing in exciting directions as more and more athletes credit yoga with taking their performance to the next level. Specializing in yoga for athletes allows you to share yoga’s benefits with a new, receptive population.
Sage Rountree, a pioneer in the field, has multifaceted experience as a coach, athlete, and teacher working with endurance-sports athletes and collegiate teams.
This five-day intensive on yoga for sports training is designed for yoga teachers interested in working with athletes of all sports. It will also be useful for coaches, PE teachers, and personal trainers.
Through lecture, group discussion, led yoga sequences, and practice teaching, you will learn:
- Philosophy: clear and easy ways to describe yoga philosophy that athletes will appreciate
- Physiology: the role yoga plays in the context of a training cycle so you can best serve your students
- Psychology: to understand the needs, abilities, and limitations that athletes bring to a yoga practice
- Pedagogy: how to modify classes for athletes of various sports, different levels of experience, and all points in the training cycle
- Profession: how to create your business goals, structure a working plan, and embark on a successful career teaching yoga to athletes and everyone.
You will leave with a new awareness of the parallels between yoga and sports training, empowered with skills to teach athletes in studio, gym, team, or one-on-one settings.
Outside of program time, we’ll have an amazing stay. Campus accommodations include all-natural, farm-to-table cuisine; daily offerings in meditation, yoga, fitness, and other classes and events; as well as four miles of forest hiking (running!) trails on a beautiful 75-acre campus. There’s a wellness center with bodywork modalities designed for relaxation and whole-body integration, steam rooms, and a large outdoor hot tub with an expansive view of the redwoods. I’m super excited and look forward to working with you there! Read all about it at 1440.org.