Sage Rountree

Sage Rountree holds a PhD in English literature from the University of North Carolina, is a specialist in yoga for athletes, an endurance sports coach, a yoga teacher trainer at the highest level (E-RYT 500), and co-owner of the Carolina Yoga Company. Rountree is a faculty member at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. In her 20 years of working with yoga students, she’s learned to translate the sometimes-esoteric parts of yoga into a deeply practical approach that speaks to modern yoga practitioners at every age and every level of fitness. Her students include yoga and movement teachers, yoga newbies, full-timers, studio owners, as well as athletes and coaches. Her numerous other books include Everyday Yoga, The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery, Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses, cowritten with Alexandra DeSiato, and, most recently, The Professional Yoga Teacher’s Handbook. She lives with her husband, Wes, in Carrboro, North Carolina.