October 16th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Lifted Lotus Pose Lifted Lotus, like Lotus, is an advanced posture that requires open hips, healthy knees and flexible ankles.


October 9th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Supported Bridge Pose Supported Bridge is a beguiling little pose that I love more and more as the years go

DIY Golden Milk

October 2nd, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

DIY GOLDEN MILK So we all know that inflammation is a bad thing and that SUPER FOODS reduce inflammation in

Why Rebound?

September 25th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

WHY REBOUND? You’ve probably heard about these mini-trampolines – REBOUNDERS – and all the NASA research so I won’t duplicate those

Cinnamon Honey Glazed Pears

September 18th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Cinnamon Honey Glazed Pears I’m a big believer in eating with the seasons and given that Fall officially begins this

Back to School Yoga

September 4th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Back to School Yoga Now that your kiddos have returned to school, you may be thinking about new goals for

Goat Yoga!

August 28th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Goat Yoga! Have you heard of it? It started in Winter 2017 as a novelty partnership between a New Hampshire

Yoga is for Every BODY

August 21st, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Yoga is for Every Body, Regardless of Shape or Size I truly believe this. There is no greater joy in

Mini Core Vinyasa

August 7th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Mini Core Vinyasa During the heat of the summer when the body is warm and open, vinyasa sequences can be done

Meditation in LA

July 10th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Meditation in LA Are you interested in learning more about meditation? Maybe you’ve heard of the amazing health benefits that can

Remembering John Sarno, MD

July 3rd, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Remembering John Sarno, MD A giant in the field of mind-body medicine passed away last week one day shy of


June 19th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Birthday Yoga! I turned 44 yesterday – wow! Four years ago at 40 I knew a new chapter was starting. If the first


May 15th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Private Event Yoga Are you or your group looking for a unique way to celebrate an occasion? Birthdays and Anniversaries


May 1st, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

COBBLERS POSE Cobblers Pose is an accessible beginning seated posture, especially when approached with a lifted seat. I like to


April 25th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Private Yoga Instructor Santa Monica Are you looking to increase your flexibility, deepen an existing yoga practice, recover from previous


April 16th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Corporate Yoga I love teaching corporate yoga to groups of people often travelling to Los Angeles for the first time.

Is Yoga Just Stretching?

April 10th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Is Yoga Just Stretching? How is yoga different from other workouts? Why do you do Yoga? What can Yoga give


April 4th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

SEATED SIDE BEND Today I taught a group of college-aged beginners and it reminded me how refreshing it is to

The Best Core Workout

April 3rd, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

The Best Core Workout When my yoga clients want to strengthen their core, I always reach for my Classical Mat Pilates tool


March 27th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

DIY Kimchi Kimchi is a popular Korean side dish of fermented cabbage and assorted spices. It’s a total flavor bomb, rich in

Fermented Foods!

March 20th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Fermented Foods! Kimchi, kefir, kombucha. Miso, tempeh and yogurt. From sourdough to sauerkraut, people in virtually every culture have eaten

Drishti, The Yoga Gaze

February 27th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Drishti, The Yoga Gaze Where our attention goes, our energy flows. When students are first learning yoga poses, they often

Yoga for Back Pain II

February 23rd, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Yoga for Back Pain II Back pain is having its 15 minutes of fame. Last week the American College of

Yoga for Back Pain

February 6th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Yoga for Back Pain Many of my clients come to me searching for relief from back pain. A study published

Mental Hygiene

January 30th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Mental Hygiene Upon waking each morning, we shower and brush our teeth. As a society, we place great value on

The Power of SWEAT!

January 23rd, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

The Power of Sweat! WHAT IS IT? + a brew of water with small amounts of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium,

Your First Private Yoga Session!

January 15th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

What To Expect In Your First Private Yoga Session Learning new things can be scary and challenging as we worry

Mexican Chicken Soup

January 9th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Mexican Chicken Soup Cold weather makes me long for easy, 1 pot meals that I can eat over and over. This


December 12th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

Get your Gift Certificates in time for the HOLIDAYS!!! Looking for a unique gift for the person who has everything?

What are the 8 Limbs of Yoga?

November 13th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

What are the 8 Limbs of Yoga? If you hire me as your private yoga teacher, in the first session


October 18th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

Five Safe Hip Openers There is a lot of emphasis on hip opening in yoga. Sometimes too much. It’s a dirty

My Favorite Green Smoothie

October 16th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

My Favorite Green Smoothie Green Smoothies have been popular for almost a decade and I’ve tried all the ‘famous’ ones

What is Yoga?

October 10th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

What is Yoga? Is it just stretching? Is it like Pilates? What is up with all this ‘yoga stuff?’ I

The Best Yoga Mat

September 30th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

The Best Yoga Mat is actually a yoga towel and before you click away, read on and I’ll tell you why.

Self Care Sundays

September 11th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

Self-Care Sundays I try to make a point to never portray myself as someone who’s ‘figured it all out’, and


August 22nd, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

FOREARM PLANK pose, also called Dolphin Plank, is a powerful core stabilizer that works the shoulders, legs and core –

PUPPY POSE (Uttana Shishosana)

August 18th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

PUPPY POSE This posture is somewhere between DOWNWARD FACING DOG and CHILD’S POSE Reasons I absolutely love Puppy Pose: More accessible than

What Makes a Great Yoga Teacher

August 15th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

What Makes A Great Yoga Teacher? A version of this article originally appeared in Daily Cup of Yoga, August 11, 2016.

YOGA SQUAT (Malasana)

August 8th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

YOGA SQUAT Also called Garland pose, I love this posture because it’s grounding, almost everyone can do some variation of

Yoga Cards

August 1st, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

Yoga Cards by WorkoutLabs (WL) I received these as a gift and this is actually a pretty cool little product.

Restorative Yoga

July 18th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

Restorative Yoga When I see clients 2-3x/week or if they are doing yoga on their own at least 2-3x/week, I

Walking Meditation

July 5th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

Walking Meditation Some people find sitting still intolerable but are really interested in meditation. For these folks, I really recommend

Chocolate Chia Pudding

March 1st, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

Chocolate Chia Pudding I love anything made with full-fat and chocolate so when I saw this ‘fat-burning’ recipe tauted in

Yoga and Our Bellies

February 4th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

Yoga and Our Bellies A student came up to me today and floored me with this question. “When I do

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