Cathy Madeo is an E-RYT 500 Hour Yoga teacher.

Her teaching career began in 2004 in Los Angeles. A suffer of chronic back pain due to spinal stenosis, a genetic condition which narrows the spinal canal, she also herniated all the disks in her low spine when she underwent back labor 10 years ago.

Cathy spent many years in so much pain she could barely walk and had to stop teaching and practicing yoga for some time. It was after the birth of her second child, 4 years ago that she decided to make some big changes. While she had lost a lot of strength and flexibility, Cathy wanted to return to teaching yoga. What happened next changed her life, and she believes she can help you change yours too.

What inspired you to practice yoga?

Yoga provides me the space to be present and the call to be better.

What would be your three favorite things about yoga?

- Handstands
- Breaking through limiting beliefs
- Community

What helped you decide to collaborate with waisTTed?

Yoga leggings made of recycled plastic bottles in an effort to clean up the great pacific garbage patch, yes, please! I love WaisTTed's blend of functional style and eco-conscious practices.


What’s your favorite inspirational quote?

 "Do not aim low, you will miss the mark. Aim high and you will be on a threshold of bliss." ~B.K.S. Iyengar

And lastly, what’s your favorite marine animal?



Thank you so much, Cathy, for sharing your story with us!
Check out her Instagram account: @cathymadeoyoga


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