Posts By: Sage

Extra Incentive: Taryn Burns Assists at Kripalu

Meet Taryn Burns! Taryn participated in my Teaching Yoga to Athletes intensive at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health last January, and I’m happy to have her back as my assistant this coming January. Taryn is a natural teacher (an RYT 500, impressive for someone so young) with a winning smile and an engaging… Read more »

Listen: East West Functional Medicine Podcast

It was a special treat to chat with Sarajean Rudman for her East West Functional Medicine podcast. Sarajean is a bright light of a teacher, positive and curious, and taking her yoga classes is always a highlight of my visits to the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts. For the podcast, we discuss… Read more »

Read: Three Hip Stretches You Should Do Every Day

You’ll find some quotes from me alongside three of my favorite stretches for the hip flexors at the Silver Sneakers blog. This is my most favorite of all, as you can do it from a bed, a sofa, or—if you’re as lucky as this woman—a cosy reading nook. Read the full piece here.

Cyber Monday Gift Ideas

While you’re shopping online this week, I have some offers for you to consider. A Weekend Retreat Join me at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the Berkshires January 4–6 for the eleventh annual Yoga for Athletes weekend. It’s suitable for all ages, all sports (including none), and all levels of yoga experience… Read more »

Listen: Clutch Podcast Interview

Heads up, all my friends who like yoga for athletes plus good conversations: here’s a podcast for you. CLUTCH, hosted by Joe Pace from Icewater Yoga. Joe was a collegiate pitcher and is a great conversationalist. I spoke to him about athletes’ ability to find comfort with discomfort and their/our need to find comfort with… Read more »

Weekday 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

One of my favorite offerings at Carolina Yoga is our daytime hybrid yoga teacher training, which meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., January through March, in odd-numbered years. We call this the “hybrid,” as it’s a cross of our three-week intensive format (offered in even-numbered summers) and the eight-month, one-weekend-a-month format… Read more »

New! Core Strength for Real People: Get on Your Feet

You may have heard of the 2012 study that says your ability to stand up from the floor can predict your mortality from any cause. All the more reason to practice! Playing with the transition from the floor to standing is also a good way to challenge your core strength and improve your balance. The… Read more »

Read: Yoga for Athletes Is Not Athletic Yoga

Yoga on the track

I wrote a post for the Kripalu blog outlining my approach to yoga for athletes. It’s summed up in the title: it’s not athletic yoga! Instead, it’s yoga to complement what we do in training. To put it succinctly, yoga for athletes is not necessarily athletic yoga. It certainly can be: At various points in… Read more »