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PREVENTING YOGA INJURIES

August 10th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

PREVENTING YOGA INJURIES Any discussion of yoga would be incomplete without a mention of injuries. Injuries do happen in yoga


Summer Melon Coolers

August 5th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Summer Melon Coolers Farmer’s Markets are literally bursting with melons right now and as the heat rises, I’ve been making


USING YOGA BLOCKS

August 1st, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

USING YOGA BLOCKS There is a big misconception in yoga that blocks are for beginners. Actually blocks or bricks (as


Almond Flour Snickerdoodles

July 30th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Almond Flour Snickerdoodles I love a good cinnamon sugar soft-on-the-inside-crunchy-outside cookie. When I spent almost $5 on a sad attempt


Forest Bathing

July 27th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Forest Bathing Americans now spend 90% of their life indoors and 6% of their remaining time in a closed vehicle.


WEEKEND IN OJAI

July 16th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Weekend in Ojai If you’re new to California or have never been to this little town just 90 min from


SUMMER DETOX

July 2nd, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Summer Detox With the Solstice behind us, we are now fully immersed in Mother Nature’s season of abundance and my personal


Crescent Prayer Twist

June 11th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Crescent Prayer Twist (Parivṛtta Aṅjaneyāsana) Crescent Prayer Twist is an intermediate posture that challenges balance, hip flexor and thoracic mobility, spinal mobility and


My First YouTube Video!

June 3rd, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

My First YouTube Video! Since I started my business in 2013, I’ve been contacted by so many people but unable


Meditation and Your Brain

May 7th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Meditation and Your Brain When long time meditators or ‘yoga people’ describe meditation, they sometimes use words like detachment, the


Yoga for Pain and Injuries

April 30th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Yoga for Pain and Injuries Yoga can be an essential part of a rehabilitative program if practiced mindfully with an


Yoga and Your Other Sports

April 23rd, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Yoga and Your Other Sports I have never been a yoga snob – and by that I mean someone who


Pickled Garlic

April 16th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Pickled Garlic I rarely got sick in high school and I attribute this to eating my Chinese grandmother’s pickled garlic.


Chaturanga Tutorial

April 9th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Chaturanga Tutorial Today I want to break down one of the most common and difficult poses in modern yoga –


Black Sesame Bliss Balls

March 26th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Black Sesame Bliss Balls (Paleo-friendly) Ok, true confession. I love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. But I try not to eat


What is Breathwork?

March 19th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

What is Breathwork? You may have heard of breathwork, often taught as a modality in conjunction with yoga and/or at


The Best Meditation Apps

February 26th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

The Best Meditation Apps (& Podcasts) This is a question I get a lot – do you use meditation apps,


The Art of 1:1 Teaching

February 19th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

The Art of 1:1 Teaching Did you know that yoga was traditionally taught privately? 1 teacher, 1 student. The group


Hamstring Hack

February 12th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Hamstring Hack Did you know that your hamstrings are directly connected to your heels? And the entire soles of your


Gluten Free Easy Cornbread

February 5th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Gluten Free Easy Cornbread Do you love a moist cornbread that’s so versatile it can go from breakfast to dinner


Quinoa Ceviche

January 31st, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Quinoa Ceviche I recently went on a retreat where the talented chef, Carolina Gonzalez from Meals That Heal served this dish. I was surprised


The Power of Focus

January 22nd, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

The Power of Focus Success–however you define it–is inextricably linked to focus. And distraction–which defines much of modern life–is responsible


Low Back Pain: Charlie Samos

January 15th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Low Back Pain: Charlie Samos I love Charlie, and his class has always been one of my favorites in Los


Yoga Therapy for Low Back Pain

January 10th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Yoga Therapy for Low Back Pain Since its inception, I’ve wanted this website to be a hub for diverse and


The Best Bolognese

January 1st, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

The Best Bolognese Our mouths are a battleground, at least in the 1st world where abundance affords us the luxury to


Elevate Your Spirit

December 18th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Elevate Your Spirit As we approach the Solstice (longest day of the year, December 21), wintry doldrums can set in


Private Yoga Gift Certificates

December 4th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Private Yoga Gift Certificates Now that we’re headed full speed towards the HOLIDAYS, consider the gift of Private Yoga Gift


HOLIDAY YOGA!

November 28th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

HOLIDAY YOGA! I don’t know about you but the travel, food and non-stop events of November through December can leave me


Why Is Yoga So Powerful?

October 30th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Why Is Yoga So Powerful? Yoga’s power comes from its ability to anchor us in the present moment. This moment


SEATED CAT COW

October 23rd, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Seated Cat Cow Pose Seated Cat Cow is a wonderfully basic spinal flexibility exercise, and a deceptively simple way to teach breath


LIFTED LOTUS POSE

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.


SUPPORTED BRIDGE POSE

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


BIRTHDAY YOGA!

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


PRIVATE EVENT YOGA

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


COBBLERS POSE

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


PRIVATE YOGA INSTRUCTOR SANTA MONICA

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


CORPORATE YOGA

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


SEATED SIDE BEND

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


DIY KIMCHI

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


GIFT CERTIFICATES!

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


5 SAFE HIP OPENERS

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


FOREARM PLANK

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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