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Teaching Yoga to Athletes

For yoga teachers, coaches, PE teachers, and personal trainers.

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. Sage Rountree has multifaceted experience as a coach, athlete, and teacher working with endurance-sports athletes and collegiate teams. She’ll give you the confidence and skills you need to share yoga’s benefits with athletes.

This intensive training covers

  • The needs, abilities, and limitations that athletes bring to yoga practice
  • A survey of exercise physiology relevant to yoga
  • Ways to modify yoga classes for athletes of various sports and levels of experience
  • Sequences appropriate for specific needs and different points in the training cycle
  • The pedagogy and business of working with athletes
  • The parallels between yoga and sports training.

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

Note Tuition includes a manual.

This program may be taken as part of Kripalu’s 1000-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, or as a standalone program.

Special Savings!

Combine Teaching Yoga to Athletes with Yoga for Athletes, January 4–6, for a 10 percent tuition discount for each program; please call to register.


Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Yoga


Sage Rountree, PhD, E-RYT 500, author of several books on yoga sequencing, trains teachers from all disciplines at the 200- and 500-hour levels.

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