Hi! I'm Sage Rountree, PhD, E-RYT 500. I teach yoga—and teach people to teach it—in my books and in classes and trainings online and around the globe. I co-own the Carolina Yoga Company, as well as Hillsborough Spa and Day Retreat.

I hope my books, courses, and videos will help you move, feel, and teach better.

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I work with aspiring and current yoga teachers in various formats, in person and online.

Learn to Teach with Me

I also teach open classes and create yoga videos for athletes and everyone. My students include everyone from newcomers to yoga to experienced students. Some are just tight and tired people. Some compete or coach at the professional and collegiate level. Whoever and wherever you are, I’d love to have you in class.


Yoga can be the perfect complement to sports training. But many athletes are turned off by yoga because:

  • It seems too easy—and therefore boring.
  • It feels too hard, and thus painful, intimidating, or embarrassing.
  • Or it might be a nice class but out of sync with your training, leading to fears that you’re wasting your time or undermining your hard work.

My classes offer lots of options, so you can find the right yoga for you.

Yoga for athletes isn’t athletic yoga. The intensity of your yoga practice should be in inverse proportion to the intensity of your training or other physical pursuits. Yoga should help you feel balanced.

Maybe you don’t identify as an athlete. But if you feel tight and tired and spend much of your day in a chair, you have a lot in common with athletes! Come to a class with me, read one of my books, or follow along with a video and you will feel better.


I’ve taught in a wide variety of places, including:

  • Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, where I’ve been on the faculty for over 10 years
  • The Pentagon
  • The U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs
  • Prospect Park
  • Wanderlust 108 and Wanderlust Festivals
  • Yoga Journal LIVE!
  • Many studios, REI stores, and conferences across the United States
  • The field of Kenan Stadium and Roy Williams Court of the Dean Smith Center
  • The start line of the local turkey trot

My regular haunts are these businesses I co-own:

Come visit us when you are nearby—we are here to help you find balance and relax!


Do you like to read? Me, too! After earning my PhD in twentieth-century English literature, I now read for learning and for pleasure, with genre fiction (crime and romance, I’m not ashamed!) as my go-to.

I’ve written ten books to help you move, race, and teach well. You can see them all here. I’d love for you to order them from your favorite bookseller or, better yet, your local library. Two more books are forthcoming in 2024; please sign up for my newsletter to be the first to know when they are released. And they are both already available for preorder!

For many years, I wrote for Yoga Journal and for Runner’s World, where I sat on the advisory board for a decade. You’ll find links to much of my writing here—use the search bar in the menu to find the topics that will help you best.


Find a Class

In person: Yoga for Athletic Balance, Carrboro Yoga, Mondays, 6:00 p.m.


Online: Yoga Vibes, Core Strength for Real People

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