Posts Categorized: Yoga

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 »

Watch: Strengthen Your Hips

My latest yoga video to stream at Yoga Vibes is Strengthen Your Hips. In this short sequence, we use moves from yoga and Pilates designed to strengthen the glutes, hamstrings, outer hips, and inner thighs. This quick class can be practiced alone or in combination with Yin for Happy Hips for a complete, hip-focused practice…. Read more »

Coming Spring 2019: Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses

Last week, Alexandra and I turned in the manuscript for our second coauthored book, Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses:  A Practical Workbook for Integrating Themes, Ideas, and Inspiration into Your Class. (Preorder it on Amazon here!) We designed this book for yoga teachers of every style, background, and level of experience; it would also be of… Read more »

Newly Certified: Alison Whelan

Meet Alison Whelan, the newest certified Sage Yoga for Athletes teacher. Alison lives in New York City, where she teaches yoga full time and runs a nonprofit called Breathe and Believe Yoga, focused on bringing yoga to those who would otherwise be unable to access the practice. A lifelong athlete, Alison played lacrosse in college before… Read more »

Watch: Yin Yoga for Happy Hips

My latest yoga video to stream at Yoga Vibes is Yin Yoga for Happy Hips. In yin yoga, we hold poses for a long time in order to target the connective tissues in the body. This short sequence works the hips in every direction. Watch the full video at Yoga Vibes. You’ll also find over… Read more »