A view of the Berkshire Mountains from Kripalu

Registration Open: Kripalu in September and October

For over a decade, teaching at the magical Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts, has been the highlight of my work travel schedule. The last time I was there was in late January 2020; I clearly remember the ongoing news coverage of the outbreak in Wuhan, China.

After two and a half very long years, I am so excited to return to Kripalu to teach! Registration is open for these two programs—I hope you’ll join for one or, better yet, both.

Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses: Create Inspiring Classes for All Students

September 30–October 2, 2022

with Alexandra DeSiato

A well-themed yoga class can uplift your students and show them the true connection the practice offers. Join authors and expert yoga teachers Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato for a weekend program that promises to reinvigorate your teaching skills.Through yoga practice, journaling, and group exercises, you will

  • Explore mindful themes that will support your students in individually authentic ways
  • Learn to integrate fresh themes and ideas that will take your classes to the next level
  • Generate tools and techniques to keep you and your students inspired every day.

Whether you are a new instructor who is ready to weave more detail into your classes or an experienced teacher who feels like your classes could use a boost, this program is suitable for yoga teachers of any background and level of experience.

Recommended reading Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato, Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses


Teaching Yoga to Athletes

October 2–7, 2022


More and more athletes are crediting yoga with taking their performance to the next level—which means there’s an increasing demand for yoga teachers who specialize in this field. 

Join author and expert yoga teacher Sage Rountree as she teaches you the many ways to modify your yoga classes for athletes of various sports and levels of experience. Sage has multifaceted experience as a coach, athlete, and teacher working with endurance-sports athletes and collegiate teams. In this intensive training, you will learn about

  • The needs, abilities, and limitations that athletes bring to yoga practice
  • How to develop sequences appropriate for a variety of needs in the training cycle
  • A survey of exercise physiology relevant to yoga 
  • The pedagogy and business of working with athletes
  • The parallels between yoga and sports training.

Return home with the confidence and skills you need to share yoga’s benefits with athletes.

Note This program is suitable for yoga teachers, coaches, PE teachers, and personal trainers. 

Recommended reading Sage Rountree, The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga and Everyday Yoga


I guarantee you will have a wonderful time! There is nothing like being in a special place, learning, in the company of like-minded colleagues. Plus: the fall foliage will be gorgeous, the food is amazing (and you will have no dishes to wash), and you’ll have access to wonderful yoga classes, healing arts treatments, and hiking!

If you can’t make it, both of these courses are available here in an online format. But I hope to see you in September or October!