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Outessa is a women’s only weekend getaway made of stunning views, opens spaces and adventure. Imagine a custom schedule built from hundreds of options, wholesome food, good wine, challenges and the professional instruction to meet them. You can find time to yourself or the synergy of dauntless women. This is an event where you indulge in any outdoor activity you desire without a shred of guilt. You’ll come back enlivened with new skills and lifelong friends. Outessa is every women’s weekend. Join us. Open the outdoors. 


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Sage Rountree

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A former couch potato, Sage Rountree, came to running as stress relief during graduate school and to wear out her large chocolate Lab with runs in the forest. More than a dozen years later she’s run all sorts of races—everything from the 400m to ultramarathons, and triathlons of all distances. She now coaches others to do the same.

Sage came to yoga to find balance from the demands of training and loved the way the disciplines complemented each other. From this experience, she’s written six books on yoga for athletes and on athletic recovery; her latest is Everyday Yoga. She also writes on yoga for Runner’s World and on training for Yoga Journal.

Sage’s classes, training plans, videos, books, and articles make yoga and endurance exercise accessible to everyone. As an endurance sports coach and a yogi, her goal is to help people find a work and rest for peak performance in sports balance in their daily lives.

She knows that a mindful approach to training and yoga will optimize how you use your body and breath to achieve a sense of balance, connection, and peace. Sage is on the faculty at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and teaches online at sageyogateachertraining.com.

Her students, who compete in sports from ice dancing to football, include casual athletes, Olympians, and many University of North Carolina athletes and coaches. She lives in North Carolina, where she co-owns the Carolina Yoga Company (carolinayogacompany.com), where she directs the 200- and 300-hour yoga teacher trainings. Find out more at sagerountree.com.