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Meet Catherine Tingey of Catherine Tingey Private Yoga in Santa Monica

Today we’d like to introduce you to Catherine Tingey.

Catherine, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I actually practiced yoga for 22 years before I decided to teach it. Teaching yoga is my 3rd and most satisfying career. I love helping people with their bodies. Previously, I worked in the hedge fund world, and before that, the entertainment industry. I always wanted to be an artist when I was younger, studied painting, photography and filmmaking, and directing is what brought me to LA 14 years ago.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Starting a client-based business takes a lot of time, patience and steadfastness. Early on in my teaching career, I was in a car accident that left me bed-ridden for 2 months. I lost all my clients and my group classes. It was devastating, but I slowly rebuilt my body with gentle yoga, using the same teaching philosophy I share with clients today. Today I feel so grateful that I get to do this kind of work each and every day.

Please tell us about Catherine Tingey Private Yoga.
I’m a Private Yoga & Meditation Instructor – I bring yoga to my client’s homes and offices. This way my clients can learn and practice yoga in a safe and convenient environment.

I specialize in designing custom yoga programs for my clients. No two bodies are alike and I pride myself on taking into account my client’s goals, health history, age, available free time, and anything else they think is important when creating a program for them.

I demystify the practice to accommodate people of all sizes, ages and abilities.

And I believe if you create a yoga program around things that a person enjoys, they are more likely to continue their yoga practice for a lifetime.

Over the past 4 years, I have had clients ranging from 25-96. I’ve taught healthy people and professional athletes as well as people dealing with cancer, back pain, obesity, fibromyalgia, CFS and emotionally traumatizing events.

I believe there is something in the yoga tradition for each person; my job as a teacher is to identify it and make it fun and effective for my client.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Walks in the woods with my whole family, Saturday night movie nights, exploring the woods with my sister, playing with my cat/dog/hamster/bunny.

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