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learn anytime, anywhere with these online yoga teacher trainings

I’ve been offering robust, innovative online yoga teacher trainings for over a dozen years.

Hundreds of students have improved their teaching skills, developed a niche, and specialized their careers using these continuing education and professional development courses.

These online course offerings are all designed to help you be a better teacher to students of any and every stripe. And you’ll earn CEUs.

Get started today or anytime. You’ll be more professional right away!

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Leading a yoga teacher training? I offer a group discount for yoga teacher trainings and groups of 10+. For bulk purchases, I also offer a one-hour videoconference Q&A with your group to discuss what you learned. Write me to get started:

The feedback, even simply knowing that I am thinking and planning in a reasonable direction, is extremely helpful. This certification process has been such a wonderful learning experience. Even if I never teach yoga to an athletic team, I know 100 percent that I am a better yoga teacher for having completed this training.

—Jen McDonald, student in Teaching Yoga to Athletes

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Sequence Library

All of my go-to sequences are demoed in one handy reference! Mix and match to plan your class or practice. For follow-along videos, visit the Movement Librar…

in-person yoga teacher training workshops for continuing education credits

Join me at Carrboro Yoga Company, my studio in Carrboro (Chapel Hill), North Carolina. The Raleigh-Durham airport (code RDU) is an easy 30-minute drive away.

Yoga teacher training workshop with Sage Rountree at Carrboro Yoga

Teaching Yoga to Athletes: A Five-Day Teachers’ Intensive

July 8–12, 2024

My well-loved five-day intensive on yoga for sports training is designed for yoga teachers interested in working with athletes of all sports; it will also be useful for coaches, PE teachers, and personal trainers. At heart, this is a program that attunes you to working with special populations of every kind. Even if you are not intending to cater to athletes, you will come away with finely honed teaching skills and a sense of excitement about helping your students. 35 YACEP CEUs



Will this count toward continuing education?

Yes! For Yoga Alliance:

  • Teaching Yoga to Athletes and Sequencing Yoga Classes from Welcome to Namaste count as 30 YACEP hours
  • Professionalism for Movement Teachers counts as 10 hours
  • Classroom Management and Safety counts as 8 hours
  • Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses, the Workshop Workshop, and the Content Workshop offer 6 hours

When does the course start?

Whenever you like! These are asynchronous courses, so you can begin and move through on your own timeline.

Is there a timeframe for completion?

You can do this all on your own schedule—that’s the beauty of the online format. If you’re on the certification track of Teaching Yoga to Athletes, I’m happy to help set you a timetable and nudge you. Some of us do better with oversight and deadlines!

Is there a payment plan?

No, but as the courses are always available, they’ll be waiting for you when you are ready to pay in full.

What’s your refund policy?

If you aren’t completely satisfied with the content of the online courses, we offer a full refund within one week of purchase, so please be sure to log in right away and be sure the course content meets your needs.

Is this all I need to take or do to be a yoga teacher?

Certainly not! Good teachers can come from a variety of trainings and backgrounds, including online yoga teacher trainings and in-person trainings, but the feature they all share is a commitment to continuing education. A good teacher is never done learning.

One typical path in the United States is to start with a 200-hour yoga teacher training. We offer one at my studio, Carrboro Yoga Company. You can surely find in-person options local to you as well as online yoga teacher training options.

But that is not the only way to be a good teacher! For more on the system of teacher training, read:

And you’ll get my full take on trainings in The Professional Yoga Teacher’s Handbook.

Will this count toward my 200-hour yoga teacher training?

Maybe, if your program has officially added them. These courses will help you build professional skills and, in the case of Teaching Yoga to Athletes, specialize in the niche of yoga for athletes. If they are not part of your 200-hour training, they serve well as an add-on to complement your original training. And you can certainly count them as continuing education credits.

Will this count toward my 500-hour yoga teacher training?

Maybe. Talk to your 500-hour program director. I’m happy to answer any questions they have.


How long will Teaching Yoga for Athletes take me to complete?

Each unit has reading, videos, and homework. The reading could be two or three hours per unit; the videos are between three and four hours per unit. Homework will take an additional two or three hours, with the exception of unit 3 homework, which will take longer, as it involves going to classes. There are also resources for additional study that could add many hours.

Then, for the certification track, there is an exam (say, three hours), and recording/watching/self-critiquing a teaching video, which will take at least three more. (I’ll get feedback to students on homework, exam, and video within two weeks of their submission, and I aim to answer questions sooner than that.) We’ll also consult as needed, which will probably be a few more hours of chat time (phone or video).

Putting that together, estimate 8–10 hours per unit x 5 = 40–50 hours for the content, plus another 8–10 more for the certification materials.

How long will the workbook courses—The Workshop Workshop, the Content Workshop, and Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses—take me to complete?

That depends on you! Each course has a few hours of video/audio prompts for you, along with a workbook full of assignments. The more thorough you are, the longer they will take, and the more you’ll get out of it! The Workshop Workshop and Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses include feedback and mentorship, which means you’ll get even more from them.

How long will Sequencing Yoga Classes from Welcome to Namaste take me to complete?

Each unit has four videos: a morning lecture (about an hour), a morning practice (about an hour and a half), an afternoon discussion (about an hour), and an afternoon practice (about half an hour). Each unit also contains journaling exercises for you, encouraging you to notate and develop a sequence library of your own and to contribute to our communal library. These exercises can take an hour or more for each unit.

Thus, consider 4–5 hours of video per unit, plus an hour of workbook exercises, for about 30–40 hours of information and processing.

How long will Professionalism for Movement Teachers take me to complete?

You’ll have ten discussions to enjoy, for a total of about ten hours. Watch and listen on your own time. Along the way, take time to reflect on the prompts we give you for ways to consider building your career moving forward, and enjoy three quarter-hour practices and one meditation.

How long will Classroom Management and Safety take me to complete?

You’ll have nine lecture/discussions to enjoy, for a total of about eight hours. Watch and listen on your own time. Along the way, take time to share your own experience, and enjoy three long-format practices.


How does the online content of Teaching Yoga to Athletes differ from the in-person content?

It depends where the content is offered. In the five-day intensive I lead at my Carrboro studio, there are five days, where we meet 10–5. That gives us more time for group work, which in the online course is homework, and for discussion and practice.

As you make your choice, consider how you learn best. Some students vastly prefer the live classroom setting, while others have logistical concerns that make online an appealing option.

How does the certification upgrade for Teaching Yoga to Athletes differ from the content?

Certification involves all the content, as well as unlimited back-and-forth mentoring with me. Together, we’ll review your homework, exam, and teaching video, to be sure you are as clear as possible on how you can help athletes achieve their personal best—and how you can structure your career for maximum impact.

What if I’m not sure I want to work with athletes?

The Teaching Yoga to Athletes course is really an exercise in figuring out how to help our students by determining what stresses they undergo in daily life—whether through sports training, a tough job, or illness and injury—and learning to devise routines to support them. In that way, it’s appropriate for all yoga teachers, especially those who want to sharpen their abilities to work with special populations.

Your books focus on endurance athletes. Does Teaching Yoga to Athletes include all sports?

Indeed! We discuss everything from curling to surfing. Each unit contains homework and discussion that will get you thinking about the best ways to help athletes in all sports. You’ll get to focus on the sports of particular interest to you, and to hear from others about their interests.

Is Teaching Yoga to Athletes geared to new teachers, or experienced teachers?

Everyone, but the more experience you have, the better, whether it’s as a yoga teacher, as a coach, or as a personal trainer or physical therapist. The course presumes you’re comfortable analyzing movement patterns and eager to consider how asana can help correct imbalances in your athletic students’ bodies. I then guide you through several exercises (with my feedback, if you do the certification side) to structure useful routines for athletes in various sports and at different stages in their training cycles. We go beyond asana, as well, to create meditations and visualizations to help sharpen the mental game. Finally, we investigate the profession, covering questions on pricing, business structure, and marketing.

Ready to get started with an online yoga teacher training course?

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let me plan your next class

Feeling uninspired when it’s time to plan? I’m here to help!

Give me your email and I’ll send you my go-to class plan with ideas for every minute. This is the class I teach when my energy is low—but it’s the favorite of my students from 20 to 80 years old! I’ll even give you tips on how to adapt it for various class formats.