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Teaching Yoga to Athletes

An Intensive for Teachers, Trainers, and Coaches

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

The field of yoga for athletes is growing in exciting directions as more and more athletes credit yoga with taking their performance to the next level. Specializing in yoga for athletes allows you to share yoga’s benefits with a new, receptive population.

Sage Rountree, a pioneer in the field, has multifaceted experience as a coach, athlete, and teacher working with endurance-sports athletes and collegiate teams.

This 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.

Through lecture, group discussion, led yoga sequences, and practice teaching, you will learn:

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

You will leave with a new awareness of the parallels between yoga and sports training, empowered with skills to teach athletes in studio, gym, team, or one-on-one settings.

 

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Sage Rountree, E-RYT

June 18 - 23, 2017
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

CE Credits available

$405 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Registration Closed

Program Description

The field of yoga for athletes is growing in exciting directions as more and more athletes credit yoga with taking their performance to the next level. Specializing in yoga for athletes allows you to share yoga’s benefits with a new, receptive population.

Sage Rountree, a pioneer in the field, has multifaceted experience as a coach, athlete, and teacher working with endurance-sports athletes and collegiate teams.

This 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.

Through lecture, group discussion, led yoga sequences, and practice teaching, you will learn:

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

You will leave with a new awareness of the parallels between yoga and sports training, empowered with skills to teach athletes in studio, gym, team, or one-on-one settings.

 

Faculty Bio

Sage Rountree, E-RYT

Sage Rountree is an internationally recognized authority in yoga for athletes and an endurance sports coach certified by USA Triathlon and RRCA. She is author of The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga, The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga, The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery, The Runner’s Guide to Yoga, Racing Wisely, and Everyday Yoga.

Sage competes in running races from the 400 meter to ultramarathons and in triathlons from the super sprint to the Ironman. Her classes, training plans, videos, books, and articles make yoga and endurance exercise accessible to everyone. An experienced Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, Sage is on faculty at Kripalu and teaches online at YogaVibes and at Sage Yoga Teacher Training.

Her students include casual athletes, Olympians, and University of North Carolina athletes and coaches. She is creator of The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga DVD and contributor to Runner’s World, Yoga Journal, Ironman.com, and USA Triathlon magazine.

 

Why Attend

  • Broaden your expertise by learning how to adapt yoga philosophy and practice to support athletes throughout their training process.

  • Create new business goals and action steps for expanding your teaching career to support the growing population of athletes interested in yoga.

  • Renew your enthusiasm for your work by adding the creative and life-enhancing practice of yoga for athletes to your toolkit.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    For teacher, personal trainers, and coaches

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • CEs Available

    Five credits with USA Triathlon and possible credits for personal trainer

  • Recommended Reading

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

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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