Sage Rountree: Teaching Yoga to Athletes at 1440 Multiversity

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Teaching Yoga to Athletes

An Intensive for Teachers, Trainers, and Coaches

June 18 - 23, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

All-inclusive program package to include:

<ul> <li>Tuition</li> <li>Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)</li> <li>Shared or Private Accommodations</li> <li>Signature classes and wellness offerings</li> </ul> <p>Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath.  1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.</p>

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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.


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  • Faculty Bio
    Sage Rountree, E-RYT

    Yoga teacher and endurance sports coach

    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,, and USA Triathlon magazine.


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  • 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/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    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

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.


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