Yoga Teacher Training Continuing Education

Yoga Teacher Training

Sage Rountree

Because training as a yoga teacher is a lifelong practice, we no longer officially run a 200-hour program but instead offer ongoing continuing education anyone can join, regardless of background. You’ll help your students best when you nurture your own practice and hone your teaching—these workshops will help with both. Each offers Yoga Alliance continuing education credits, aka YACEPs.

Our co-owner and director of our continuing education yoga teacher trainings is Sage Rountree, PhD, E-RYT, author of several books on yoga practice and teaching, including The Professional Yoga Teacher’s Handbook, Everyday Yoga, Lifelong Yoga, and a forthcoming book on yoga sequencing, and coauthor of Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses.

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Continuing Education Online

We offer several courses online at Sage’s website. These include:

  • Classroom Management and Safety
  • Professionalism for Movement Teachers
  • Sequencing Yoga Classes from Welcome to Namaste
  • Teaching Yoga to Athletes
  • The Workshop Workshop
  • The Content Workshop
  • Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses

Continuing Education in Person

We are delighted to be back in live in-person trainings! Read all about our upcoming trainings and register here. For each of these, we offer our need-blind reparatory and gratitude discount to encourage BIPOC and Indian/Indian American teachers to join and to accelerate a world in which yoga teachers represent a broad diversity of population and experience. If you self-identify as a member of these groups, please write us for a discount code to use at registration.

These trainings are convenient not only to people in our geographical area (Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Greensboro, Raleigh, Winston-Salem) but also to anyone willing to travel for high-quality continuing education classes geared to yoga and movement teachers of all backgrounds. To make travel easy, we meet all day on Saturdays and half days on Sundays, with extensive pre- and post-meeting assignments for students to complete and share for feedback.

Join us for one or all of these, all led by Sage Rountree, PhD, E-RYT 500, at Carrboro Yoga:

  • Designing and Teaching Balance Sequences and Classes, September 23–24, 2023
  • Fundamentals of Teaching Yoga Nidra, October 28–29, 2023

For your planning, these modules ran in 2022 and will return in 2024–25, likely on a similar schedule:

  • Creative Flow: Foundations and Variations for Teaching Vinyasa Yoga with Alexandra DeSiato at Carrboro Yoga, January 29–30, 2022
  • Language Refinement: Clear Communication in Class with Sage Rountree at Carrboro Yoga, February 26–27, 2022
  • Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses: Theming Inspiring Yoga Classes with Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato at Carrboro Yoga, March 26–27, 2022
  • Designing and Teaching Gentle Yoga Sequences and Classes, September 24–25, 2022
  • Designing and Teaching Core Strength Sequences and Classes, October 29–30, 2022
  • Fundamentals of Teaching Yin Yoga, January 28–29, 2023
  • Fundamentals of Teaching Restorative Yoga, February 18–19, 2023