Cathy Weiss MA,Ed., E-RYT 500, Queen Flirt

Cathy

Cathy

Cathy Weiss’ passion is to empower women with a new found sense of who they truly are. She created Yoga Flirt as a non-competitive environment to allow each woman’s style to shine. Cathy’s students experience higher self-esteem, renewed confidence, reinvigorated sensuality, and more fun in their lives. Her patient and encouraging instruction allows students to learn and grow at their own pace. Her classes include a fun and inspiring mix of calm inward focus, high intensity silliness, and detailed directions for positive results physically, mentally and emotionally. Her passion and enthusiasm supports women to embrace their femininity by becoming bona fide Yoga Flirts.

“I’m just an average girl from the LA suburbs who decided to live an extraordinary life. Part of my life’s work is to inspire other women to do the same.”

Cathy’s yogic path began in 1996 when she was looking to relieve some of the stress related to teaching first grade. She gradually built up to a full time practice, finding patience, compassion and a new found sense of humor toward life. 10 years later, in the spring of 2006, she completed her 200 hour teacher training program through Yoga Works with her most beloved teacher Jeanne Heileman along with Natasha Rizopolous. She worked closely with mentor Jeanne in 2012 to complete her 300 hour professional yoga teacher program and become certified at the 500 hour level. She has also studied Therapeutic Yoga with Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal and Pre/Post Natal Yoga. Cathy began teaching yoga in 2006 in corporate settings and yoga studios in the Pasadena area and opened her own yoga studio on California’s Central Coast in October 2007.

Age: 43

Occupation other than YF instructor: studio owner, yoga instructor, wife extraordinaire

Live with: My hubby Michael

Pets?: Beagle Mix Agnes, cats: Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Jack, Moxie, Mazie

Astrological Sign: Oh so very Libra

Favorite time of day: bedtime

I first tried pole dancing/fitness in: Jan. 2004 because: saw it on Oprah and the only place to take classes was in LA, not too far from me (in LA miles, of course)

I keep coming back because: pointing my toes makes me feel pretty (there’s no toe pointing in yoga!)

A favorite pole move: Descending Dancer aka Scorpio

Favorite song(s) to flirt to: here are a few of my all time favs, but I have many…Killing Me Softly by the Fugees, Il Tango de Roxanne off the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, Sweet Dreams by Marilyn Manson, Macy Gray

Other hobbies/interests: reading, camping, walking with the dogs & hubby…esp. on the beach, shell hunting, cooking & baking

A book I would recommend reading: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – and it’s all Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

What is your spice of life?: sleep…and tumeric

One of my favorite quotes: “Sometimes you just have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down.” – Kobi Yamada

“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” -Karen Lamb

What brings you joy?: a cat sleeping in my lap, my hubby bringing me coffee in the morning, deep breath, warm sunshine

I’m passionate about: living a balanced life, learning from the experiences life brings me

5 things I can’t live without: a good night’s sleep, water, ice cream, big fat hugs, movement

But could easily give up: cell phones

Last time I laughed so hard my sides ached: When I said I wanted my Yoga Flirt business cards to say “Head Instructor”

An inspirational person in my life: for me its when anyone has a big aha type moment or transformation for the better in their lives

A pivotal moment in my life: around 4 PM July 6, 2000

Final thoughts: I believe that in taking care of myself first I have the energy and happiness to love and care for others in my life. Since exercise is a vital part to my health and anti-depressant self-care, I figure I might as well have fun and laugh while I do it!