Alexandra and Sage, middle-aged smiling white women, pose with a copy of their book TEACHING YOGA BEYOND THE POSES

Registration Open: Kripalu Programs, October 2023

Registration is now open for these two programs for yoga teachers of any background and level of experience! Alexandra DeSiato and I are really excited to work with you to refill your cup and to learn to help your students even better. The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health is a must-visit destination, and early October showcases the Berkshires at their most beautiful.

Join us for one or both!

Recharge: A Retreat for Yoga and Movement Teachers

Sunday–Friday, October 1–6, 2023


We help our students best when we feel deeply connected to the reasons why we teach.

Join authors and expert yoga teachers Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato for an opportunity to collaborate with other movement teachers, learn ways to grow your teaching in fulfilling directions, and fill your own cup so you can pour for others. You will explore:

  • Ways to find your “Why” so you can teach from a centered place of purpose
  • Common classroom management problems teachers encounter and compassionate ways to address them
  • How to redefine your language and nonverbal communication to include everyone
  • Ways to design sequences and lesson plans to balance consistency and variety
  • Creative approaches to find new opportunities to share yoga and movement with others
  • Best practices to level up your yoga teaching professionalism.

Along the way, we’ll practice and teach asana, revel in our shared experience, and learn from each other. Return home with a renewed sense of purpose, confidence, and a clear map for how to invigorate your students.

NOTE This program is appropriate for all yoga and movement teachers whether you’ve been teaching for years, are fresh out of yoga teacher training, teach full-time, or just occasionally.

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

Friday–Monday, October 6–9, 2023


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.

NOTE It’s recommended that participants read Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses: A Practical Workbook for Integrating Themes, Ideas, and Inspiration into Your Class by Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato.