An inclusive guide for yoga teachers and practitioners to create balanced movement sequences and well-rounded classes for all students.
Discover a unified theory for sequencing fresh, contemporary yoga and mindful-movement classes that reflect the diversity of modern practitioners.
Yoga instruction innovator Sage Rountree’s approach to teaching grows from a simple truth: bodies feel better when they move in many different ways and directions.
But in a social-media fueled yoga scene that over-celebrates acrobatic, unrealistic poses, it’s easy for even the most experienced instructor to lose touch with their students. The fix is clear: Real students need simple lessons taught clearly.
Yoga teacher, trainer, and bestselling author Sage Rountree draws on years of expert experience to offer a fresh, contemporary approach to yoga sequencing and mindful movement that reflects the diversity and meets the needs of the modern yogi.
The Art of Yoga Sequencing celebrates students of all kinds, styles, and levels. Grounded in exercise physiology while honoring yoga traditions, Rountree’s new offering includes:
Adaptable examples, templates, and preset lesson plans
475 inclusive photos demonstrating over 35 full sequences
Actionable tips for increasing student accessibility
Creative ideas for props, lighting, music, and more
Whether you’re a current or aspiring teacher or advanced practitioner, you’ll find here every tool you need to create inspired yoga classes and home practices. Even if you teach in a set format—like at a franchise or strongly branded studio—this yoga tool kit will help you lead students along any path with a clarity that honors all bodies.
About the Author
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.