Teaching Yoga to Athletes

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The Premier Online Course to Make You an Expert Specialist on Yoga for Athletes

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This is the original—and still the best—yoga for athletes teacher training.

It’s designed and led by me, Sage Rountree, PhD, E-RYT500, a studio owner, yoga teacher, and endurance athlete with coaching certifications from USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, and the Road Runner’s Club of America. I’ve taught athletes from middle school to the professional leagues for two decades, and I have worked extensively with the University of North Carolina football and men’s basketball teams. Hall of Fame Coach Roy Williams was my private yoga student for over a decade.

If you want to specialize in teaching yoga to athletes, this is the online course for you. You will:

  • take your teaching to the next level
  • feel empowered to teach athletes of all sports and levels in studio, gym, or one-on-one settings
  • expand your understanding of yoga, sports training, and the connections between them
  • earn CEUs
  • study with leading expert on yoga for athletes, author of The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga and Yoga Journal‘s Active Yogi blog, endurance sports coach, and master teacher (that’s me!)

Students from New York to New Zealand, Canada to Malawi, and Copenhagen to Kenya have loved this course and find that going all in on your teaching career reaps amazing gains. If you’ve been dreaming of working with athletes of all sports and levels, or even simply wondering how yoga fits in your own training, this course will give you concrete skills to:

  • serve your students
  • elevate their game and focus
  • keep them safe and happy
  • sharpen your skills teaching athletes and everyone
  • grow your business so you can do more of the work you love

Who It’s For

Combining newly recorded video discussion and yoga practices from my weeklong teachers’ intensive with updated lectures, other online classes, reading, and prompts for self-study, this course empowers teachers—or teachers-to-be—of any style of yoga to begin teaching yoga to athletes.

It has also proved useful for:

  • coaches
  • PE teachers
  • personal trainers
  • physical therapists
  • athletes interested in designing their own practices

Sage has a way of meeting the athlete where they are and using yoga to enhance them. She does a wonderful job of teaching yoga teachers to have that same connection.

—Jamie McDaniel, Teaching Yoga to Athletes student

What You’ll Learn

In the course, we cover:

  • Philosophy: learn clear and easy ways to describe yoga philosophy in ways your athletes will appreciate
  • Physiology: consider the role yoga plays in the context of a training cycle so you can best serve your students
  • Psychology: understand the needs, abilities, and limitations that athletes bring to a yoga practice
  • Pedagogy: learn to modify classes for athletes of various sports, differing levels of experience, and all points in the training cycle
  • Profession: define your business goals, structure a working plan, and embark on a successful career teaching yoga to athletes and everyone

Take a look at the course outline and view a sample lesson below.

How You’ll Learn It

When you register, you’ll receive online access to:

  • dozens of lectures across five units
  • fifteen yoga practices to illustrate and integrate the principles we discuss
  • additional reading materials, which you can read on the site or in an e-reader, or print for future reference

Work at your own pace and at a time that’s convenient for you, and use your lifetime access to review the materials (and new additions) at your leisure.

Rather do this course in person? Join me for the live, in-person version of Teaching Yoga to Athletes at her studio, Carrboro Yoga Company, in central North Carolina. We meet Monday through Friday, July 8–12, 2024. If you’re traveling from out of town, fly into Raleigh-Durham (RDU) airport. You’ll find several short-term rentals and hotels in walking distance of the studio.

Registering for this course is a major investment in your career. I’m happy to answer any questions you have about the program. First, consult this list of frequently asked questions, then schedule a discovery call to talk about the course here, or write info@sagerountree.com for a personal reply.

If you purchase and the course doesn’t meet your expectations, I offer a one-week refund window.

Certification Option

Certification in yoga for athletes is an optional upgrade. Read about it here.

Earn CEUs

If you track Yoga Alliance CEUs, you can claim 30 for completing this course.

Preview the Course

Like all the courses here, this one has a full sample unit for you to enjoy. Here, it’s the Philosophy Lectures. Expand using the dropdown arrow, click through the pages and watch—or, if you prefer, read—the videos. The icon in each video with a page of text and a magnifying glass will pull up the transcript.

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