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“Yoga with Sage has eased my stiff body from thousands of hours of air travel and helped me relax after the intensity of close games. And when the stress keeps me awake at night, I practice breathing techniques learned with yoga.”—Roy Williams, University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach, ongoing student for over a decade
I work with aspiring and current yoga teachers in various formats.
Learn to teach with me
- 200-hour yoga teacher training
- Advanced studies yoga teacher training (300- or 500-hour)
- Continuing education classes online
- My books, including Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses
I also teach open classes 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. Others are just happy to head into the woods for a hike, ride, or run. Wherever you are, I’d love to have you in class.
Find a 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 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 start line of the local turkey trot
My regular haunts are these business I co-own:
- Carolina Yoga Company, with locations in Carrboro, Durham, and Hillsborough, North Carolina
- Hillsborough Spa and Day Retreat
- Carolina Massage Institute
Come visit us when you are nearby—we are here to help you find balance and relax!
I’ve written a lot of books, with the ninth forthcoming in September 2020. I learned to do this along the way to earning my PhD in English literature. I hope these books help you!
- The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga: An Integrated Approach to Strength, Flexibility, and Focus
- The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga: A Personalized Practice (DVD)
- The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga: Fifty Routines for Flexibility, Balance, and Focus
- The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery: Rest, Relax, and Restore for Peak Performance
- The Runner’s Guide to Yoga: A Practical Approach to Building Strength and Flexibility for Better Running
- Racing Wisely: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Performing at Your Personal Best
- Everyday Yoga: At-Home Routines to Enhance Fitness, Build Strength, and Restore Your Body
- Lifelong Yoga: Maximizing Your Balance, Flexibility, and Core Strength in Your 50s, 60s, and Beyond
- Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses: A Practical Workbook for Integrating Themes, Ideas, and Inspiration into Your Class
I’ve also been a regular contributor to periodicals including:
- Runner’s World, where I spent ten years on the masthead as an advisory board member
- Yoga Journal, where I wrote the Active Yogi blog for years
- USA Triathlon Magazine
- Competitor Running
- Endurance Magazine
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