Cathy Woods

Cathy Woods is a long-time yoga teacher and retreat leader, having taught yoga to equestrians and non-equestrians since 1991 at distinguished locations such as Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Yogaville Ashram, and Mount Madonna Center. An equine enthusiast and avid rider who loves exploring the natural world from the back of a horse, Woods combined her passions to create a program called “Body, Mind, Equine,” which focuses on the use of yoga principles and postures to improve horsemanship, from ground to saddle. She offers retreats and clinics at ranches, resorts, equine centers, and expos—including Equine Affaire, Southern Equine Expo, and Equitana USA—as well as for private equestrian groups. Woods has written for and been featured in numerous online and print publications, such as EQUUS Magazine, Western Horse & Gun Magazine, Yoga Digest,, Equitrekking, and Woods aims to impart an aware/mindful approach to yoga and horsemanship in order to make good horsemanship and true yoga accessible to everyone while promoting a more enriched and skillful life. She is based in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Find out more at