Elderberry Tonic

May 27th, 2024 | by Catherine Tingey

Elderberry Tonic I’ve always liked Elderberry as an immune booster but it can be difficult to find a product that

Open Table Twist

May 22nd, 2024 | by Catherine Tingey

Open Table Twist I love this simple twist. As with some poses in yoga, there are differing opinions as how

The Subtle Power of Yin Yoga

April 17th, 2024 | by Catherine Tingey

The Subtle Power of Yin Yoga For the past few Sundays, I’ve been taking a Yin Yoga class at my

Twisting Down Dog

April 9th, 2024 | by Catherine Tingey

Twisting Down Dog Once a student has been introduced to the feeling of Ado Mukha Svanasana, Downward Facing Dog,I like to

On Teaching Movement

March 18th, 2024 | by Catherine Tingey

On Teaching Movement Recently I’ve been exploring group exercise classes in my new city. I feel like a kid in

Cardamom Braid Bread

March 6th, 2024 | by Catherine Tingey

Cardamom Braid Bread When I was a teenager going through my ‘spiritual’ phase, I would drink tea and eat this

Half Moon Pose

February 6th, 2024 | by Catherine Tingey

Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) I don’t know how I’ve been writing about poses [asana] on this website for 11

Gross VS Subtle Body

January 23rd, 2024 | by Catherine Tingey

Gross VS Subtle Body This post may speak more to yoga teachers than practitioners, however I hope the concept can

Supported Child’s Pose

December 12th, 2023 | by Catherine Tingey

Supported Child’s Pose If you like Child’s Pose, you might like this supported version even more. This pose gently stretches

Standing Splits

November 28th, 2023 | by Catherine Tingey

Standing Splits Standing Splits [Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana] is a great intermediate yoga posture that challenges balance, hamstring flexibility and

Easy Posture Refresh

November 16th, 2023 | by Catherine Tingey

Easy Posture Refresh Most of us can identify with leaning into a screen or a steering wheel. Over time, this


September 20th, 2023 | by Catherine Tingey

BEST CURRIED CAULIFLOWER As the days get cooler, I love adding root vegetables and warming spices into my diet. Warning!

Personalized Private Yoga Instruction

August 30th, 2023 | by Catherine Tingey

Personalized Private Yoga Instruction Imagine waking up strong, flexible and pain-free! I’m Catherine Tingey and for the past 11 years,

Lentil Taco ‘Meat’

August 11th, 2023 | by Catherine Tingey

Lentil Taco ‘Meat’ My love affair with all things lentils continues!!! Don’t get me wrong, I love me some carne

Lemon Blueberry Millet Muffins

May 29th, 2023 | by Catherine Tingey

Lemon Blueberry Millet Muffins I have been experimenting with new grains and my latest discovery is MILLET! Slightly larger than

Resting Nerves Practice

May 10th, 2023 | by Catherine Tingey

Resting Nerves Practice This is for someone. Sometimes it can seem too monumental to do what we believe is ‘meditation’.

Reverse Snow Angel

May 3rd, 2023 | by Catherine Tingey

Reverse Snow Angel Reverse Snow Angel is a wonderful back body strengthener. While not a classical Hatha yoga posture, it’s

Knee To Chest Pose

April 26th, 2023 | by Catherine Tingey

Knee To Chest Pose (Apanasana) ‘It’s not yoga until someone farts in this pose.’ A Bikram teacher I had in


April 10th, 2023 | by Catherine Tingey

Supported Fish Pose I love Supported Fish Pose because it’s an accessible posture that is universally liked. I often hear

Open for New Clients

April 3rd, 2023 | by Catherine Tingey

Open for New Clients Happy Spring Peeps! I am excited to announce I have 2 spots open for new clients.

Dolphin Pose

March 26th, 2023 | by Catherine Tingey

Dolphin Pose Dolphin (Ardha Pincha Mayurasana) is a great intermediate inversion pose which many students can enjoy. I love Dolphin

Corporate Laughter Yoga

February 6th, 2023 | by Catherine Tingey

Corporate Laughter Yoga Are you an event planner or human resources professional looking for a fun, teambuilding, morale-boosting icebreaker that

Laughter Yoga

January 16th, 2023 | by Catherine Tingey

Laughter Yoga “Although they are calm and peaceful inside, most yogis look very serious as they don’t laugh much. What

Learn Yoga At Home

November 14th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

Learn Yoga At Home If you are new to yoga, consider yourself a beginner, and want to learn yoga at

Yoga for Digestion

October 10th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

Yoga for Digestion Yoga for Digestion is usually a euphemism for Yoga for Constipation. So many people struggle with constipation

Yoga for Longevity

October 3rd, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

Yoga for Longevity I know of few mind-body movement modalities as malleable to the seasons of life as yoga. When

Seated Twist

September 30th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

Seated Twist Twists are their own category of poses in hatha yoga and they offer a variety of benefits to

Low Lunge Side Bend

September 12th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

Low Lunge Side Bend Low Lunge Side Bend is one of my favorite compound stretches. It truly is a yoga

Pinwheel Twist

September 8th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

Pinwheel Twist Twists are a broad category in yoga. There are seated, standing and reclined twists. This is one of


September 6th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

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

Sesame Ginger Broccoli Slaw

July 17th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

Sesame Ginger Broccoli Slaw This is a Satya Starseed-endorsed recipe but truth be known, Satya endorses all the foods except

Double Pigeon

June 20th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

Double Pigeon There are so many Pigeon poses in Hatha Yoga – seated, reclined, flying, king – this humble bird

Healer Profile Boshko Boskovic

June 13th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

Healer Profile Boshko Boskovic I met Boshko through my mother in Brooklyn who has been attending his virtual Reiki and

Half Chair Pose

June 6th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

Half Chair Pose Do you ever find it hard to determine how stressed/grounded you may be? I suffer from this

Yoga for Golfers

May 30th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

Yoga for Golfers Over the years I’ve had several serious golfers as clients. Through teaching them, I’ve gained insight to

Happy Heart Wellness is 10!

May 2nd, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

Happy Heart Wellness is 10! When I set out on this journey, I was unsure it would work. After 20

Facial Acupuncture

April 20th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

Facial Acupuncture Whenever I post my facial acupuncture on Instagram, I get a lot of questions. Who better to answer

White Bean Hummus

April 7th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

White Bean Hummus Every person who has made this said they couldn’t stop eating it. (I hope that’s a good

Healer Profile Brianna Carothers

March 9th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

Healer Profile Brianna Carothers Last year I was introduced to a healer, Brianna Carothers. Brianna is an Energy Medicine practitioner

Sesame Radish Salad

March 6th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

Sesame Radish Salad I absolutely love this salad! I make it whenever I am going to have a heavy meal

Workshop Testimonials

February 7th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

Workshop Testimonials Experiencing is BELIEVING. Here are some responses from my Body Workshops organized by theme and year. 2022 –

5 Facts About My Workshops

January 18th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey

5 Facts About My Workshops I’m excited about this 2022 roster of monthly workshops. Here are 5 Facts About My

Zen Things

December 11th, 2021 | by Catherine Tingey

What are Zen Things? Twenty years ago while a graduate student at Columbia, I went on my first Zen retreat.

Grilled Cabbage Steaks

November 15th, 2021 | by Catherine Tingey

Grilled Cabbage Steaks We had probably the last heat wave of 2021 this past weekend and it got me grillin’.

How To Ground Your Feet

November 10th, 2021 | by Catherine Tingey

How To Ground Your Feet (and Become Unshakeable) I’ve written about how to release foot fascia for stubborn hamstring tightness. And

Moving With Intention

November 2nd, 2021 | by Catherine Tingey

Moving With Intention In the spiritual and self-help community we talk often of intention. Living intentionally. Designing one’s day intentionally.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

October 25th, 2021 | by Catherine Tingey

Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins It’s just too early for a pumpkin pie in my house, but how about pumpkin muffins?!

Koshi Chimes

October 18th, 2021 | by Catherine Tingey

Koshi Chimes If faeries did ASMR, it would sound like Koshi Chimes. At least to me. I first experienced Koshi

Miracle Healing Oil

October 5th, 2021 | by Catherine Tingey

Miracle Healing Oil I decided to write about this oil because I’ve been using it so much since I brought

Artist Profile Jane Winther

July 6th, 2021 | by Catherine Tingey

Artist Profile Jane Winther If you’ve ever taken a class or workshop with me, you’ve probably heard the exquisite music

Pelvic Floor Workshop

June 16th, 2021 | by Catherine Tingey

Pelvic Floor Workshop Are you a new mother? Or a mother who simply hasn’t had the time to focus on

Upper Body Therapy

April 28th, 2021 | by Catherine Tingey

UPPER BODY THERAPY Our May 2021 Workshop is Upper Body Therapy. -You will learn about 30 different release techniques. Here


January 7th, 2021 | by Catherine Tingey

Myofascial Release Workshop Who’s got tight muscles? People in the back?! Endless Zoom meetings wreaking havoc on your body? Sitting

Harmonize With Sound

December 1st, 2020 | by Catherine Tingey

Harmonize With Sound One of my favorite ways to instantly center myself is using sound and my voice. You don’t

Supporting Local Farms

September 21st, 2020 | by Catherine Tingey

Supporting Local Farms. Going to grocery stores in Los Angeles right now can be frustrating. I don’t know about you,

The Best Natural Deodorant

August 24th, 2020 | by Catherine Tingey

The Best Natural Deodorant I’ve been low key searching for this for twenty years. A natural deodorant that doesn’t irritate,

Simplify Your Home

August 10th, 2020 | by Catherine Tingey

Simplify Your Home As we all spend more time indoors, I feel called to write about our homes. The rooms

Zoom Private Yoga

May 28th, 2020 | by Catherine Tingey

Zoom Private Yoga Day 68 of the quarantine but I’m happy to say I’ve been able to continue serving my

Acute Low Back Pain

April 13th, 2020 | by Catherine Tingey

Acute Low Back Pain Anyone logging long hours of sleep in quarantine? Lovin’ all this dreamtime, but feel 100 years

Immunity Boosters

March 19th, 2020 | by Catherine Tingey

Immunity Boosters Immunity. That’s what we want right now, and always. I’m going very in-depth in this post and will

DIY Coconut Milk Kefir

March 9th, 2020 | by Catherine Tingey

DIY Coconut Milk Kefir Ever seen something in a store that was ridiculously expensive and thought, I can make that…?

The Three Treasures

March 8th, 2020 | by Catherine Tingey

The Three Treasures Sometimes in life you lose yourself in fascinating rabbit holes. And end up a changed woman. Two

Chlorophyll Water

December 30th, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

Chlorophyll Water I believe that no amount of supplements can replace a balanced diet full of colorful vegetables. That said,

Tomoko Spa

December 16th, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

Tomoko Spa Perfectly spherical ice cubes Dotted with lemon zest Clinking  In a palm sized glass. This was my first

Living with Open Palms

December 3rd, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

Living with Open Palms Nearly everything drops into our palms and leaves again. I once met a man whom I

Sound Baths

November 4th, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

Sound Baths I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to write about one of my favorite things – sound

Kneeling Pyramid

September 26th, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

Kneeling Pyramid Pose Kneeling Pyramid pose (also called Half Pyramid) is one of my favorite hamstring releases. It’s an easier version

Sitali Breath

August 5th, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

Sitali Breath Summer got you all hot n bothered? Feeling scattered, distracted, agitated or over energized? That’s because Summer is

Effort and Ease

June 27th, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

Effort and Ease Each yoga pose is an expression of balance between activation (effort) and relaxation (ease). There’s often a

Reclined Pigeon

June 13th, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

Reclined Pigeon Reclined Pigeon (Supta Kapotasana) is a great elementary pose to relieve tightness in the hips and glutes. This

What is Prana?

May 28th, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

What is Prana? In Sanskrit, prana means breath. Pranayama translates as movement or regulation of the breath. While the breath

The Purification of Yoga

April 23rd, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

The Purification of Yoga Purification is at the heart of all yoga practices. That feeling of lightness you experience after

Santa Monica Power Yoga

April 15th, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

Santa Monica Power Yoga was the first yoga studio I landed in here in California. It was January 2004 and I’d


March 26th, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

SPRING RECLINED TWIST Spring officially arrived in LA! After a winter like we’ve had, it can be easy to feel

Magical Mirror Gazing

March 4th, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

I try to stay mainstream here but today I want to talk about an incredible practice that I’ve found to

Edamame Hummus

February 10th, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

Edamame Hummus You’re probably familiar with boiled edamame pods served at Japanese restaurants, but did you know that soybeans can

Spicy Peanut Tofu

January 21st, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

Spicy Peanut Tofu Easily the most colorful, flavor bomb vegan dish I’ve made this winter. And it’s my new favorite


January 14th, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

YOGI TEA Cold days call for yogi tea. This invigorating tonic boosts immunity, reduces inflammation, and is incredibly soothing to

Solfeggio Frequencies

January 7th, 2019 | by Catherine Tingey

Solfeggio Frequencies Have you heard of these? A dear friend introduced me to them and I’ve been experimenting with them

Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana)

December 27th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana) The simple low lunge should be a part of everyone’s personal stretching routine. It’s wonderful for athletes

Gift An Experience

December 3rd, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Gift An Experience It’s that time of year again… When we wonder what to buy and how to choose a

Yoga For Families

November 15th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Yoga For Families The families I work with often hire me out of frustration. They want to get everyone in

Bedtime Story

October 12th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Bedtime Story What we really need more of in the Western world is self-love. I’m not talking about likes and

Forest Meditation

October 11th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Forest Meditation Have you heard of Forest Bathing? Forest Bathing (shinrin -yoku) is a form of Japanese nature therapy that

Instant Calm

October 10th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Instant Calm This is one of my favorite techniques for instantly calming the nervous system. It’s an easy-to learn-breath that

Lower Body Relaxation

October 9th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Lower Body Relaxation This is a great 8 min Lower Body Relaxation sequence to release your lower body and prepare

T Spine Mobility

October 8th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

T Spine Mobility T Spine stands for Thoracic spine and this is one of my favorite parts of the body

Body Scan Meditation

October 7th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Body Scan Meditation Day 7 of the Intro to Yoga Challenge finds us in meditation. Oh, what a luxury to

Yoga for Runners

October 6th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Yoga for Runners Yoga and running go together like chocolate and peanut butter. It’s Day 6 of the Intro To

5 Min Deep Rest Meditation

October 5th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

5 Min Deep Rest Meditation Most of us can spare 5 minutes in a day. When I teach meditation to


October 3rd, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Mindset Refresh ENERGIZING – CLEARING – DETOXIFYING It’s Hump Day of the 12 Day ‘Intro To Yoga’ Challenge if you’ve

Bulletproof Chai

October 2nd, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Bulletproof Chai Do you wish you could drink coffee but can’t because of the caffeine content, the acidity or both?

Full Body Relaxation Yoga

October 2nd, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Full Body Relaxation Yoga It’s Day 2 of the Intro To Yoga Challenge and today we’re focusing on releasing and

World’s Greatest Stretch

October 1st, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

World’s Greatest Stretch Today I’m kicking off the 12 Day INTRO TO YOGA CHALLENGE by teaching you what’s been called theThe

12 Day Yoga Challenge

September 29th, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

12 Day Yoga Challenge There is something for everyone here!!! I am so pleased to launch my first season of


September 3rd, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

Tiger Curls are a part of many modern vinyasa style yoga classes. Sequenced early in a class they are a


August 31st, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey

STANDING PYRAMID (Parsvottanasana) Standing Pyramid Pose is a great standing hamstring opener that lengthens the superficial back line (SBL). It


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


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.


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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

Private Yoga Instructor Los Angeles

April 24th, 2017 | by Catherine Tingey

Private Yoga Instructor Los Angeles Since 2013, I have specialized in creating custom yoga programs designed for individual bodies. This is


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

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


June 14th, 2016 | by Catherine Tingey

EAGLE POSE (Garudasana) is a posture widely loved in the Bikram yoga tradition and taught to a lesser extent in Vinyasa yoga. 

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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