Posts Categorized: Teaching

New Online Course: Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses

Alexandra DeSiato and I are pleased to introduce Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses, an online workbook course to accompany our new book of the same title. It’s housed at Sage Yoga Teacher Training, alongside my other online courses for movement teachers. (Explore them all!) In this course, as in the book, we offer you down-to-earth… Read more »

Newly Certified: Deanna Velazquez

Deanna in plank

Meet Deanna Velazquez, one of the newest certified Sage Yoga for Athletes teachers. Deanna has a deep well of expertise in fitness. She has worked as a group fitness instructor, a personal trainer, and of course a yoga teacher. She’s lived in a range of interesting places, too, from Alaska to Austin to, briefly, Raleigh,… Read more »

Book Event: Greensboro Bound

If you’re in or near the Piedmont Triad, please join Alexandra DeSiato and me at Greensboro Bound on May 19. We’ll be talking about our cowriting process and our latest book, Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses, and we will lead some street-clothes-friendly, mat-free yoga for festivalgoers. No tickets required, but if you want to see… Read more »

Pub Day Book Event: Flyleaf Books

Please join Alexandra DeSiato and me on Tuesday, May 14, to celebrate the release of our book Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses. We will be at our favorite local bookstore, Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Starting at 7:00 p.m., we’ll talk about our cowriting process, discuss ways to add depth to movement classes, and offer… Read more »

Summer Camp for Yoga Teachers

Summer is coming! As it’s an odd-numbered year, we are offering Carolina Yoga Company’s advanced studies teacher training, aka our 500-hour YTT, aka a 300-hour YTT. (The Yoga Alliance recognizes your 200-hour YTT plus this 300-hour training to make you a 500-hour-trained teacher.) We offer our introductory teacher training in an intensive format in even-numbered… Read more »

Good News: New Studio Site

I’m happy to share some good news. First, to catch you up on the bad news: Carrboro Yoga Company was forced out of its iconic Paper Lantern Room at the end of February, so for now we are holding all classes in our also-iconic Gold Circle Room, down the hall. If you plan to come… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »