The Premier Online Course to Make You an Expert Specialist on Yoga for Athletes
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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
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 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 of any style of yoga to begin teaching yoga to athletes. It will also be useful for coaches, PE teachers, and personal trainers.
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.
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.