Catherine Sachs


Age: 57

What do you do when you're off the mat?  

I'm a retired teacher.  I like to travel, read, cook and spend time with my family.

What brought you to BY for the first time?  


What's your favorite thing about the studio?  

I like that all the teachers make a point of knowing everyone's name. And of course the scented towels!

What's your advice for someone coming to yoga for the very first time?Relax and enjoy, the teachers know just how to make your experience positive.

What has your yoga practice given you? 

Tired muscles and a calm heart

What's your favorite pose?  

Any of the heart openers

What's your least favorite pose? 

Boat pose!

Tell us something unusual about yourself. 

I once waited outside a radio station in Seattle for an hour to get autographs from Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt.

What three words would your best friend use to describe you? 

Helpful, kind, and a little wacky

What's your guilty (or not so guilty) pleasure? 

Netflix and singing while driving

Have you made any big changes in your life as a result of your yoga practice?  

I wake up happy every day because I know that I can go to yoga!

If you were having a dinner party and could invite anyone you wanted, who would you invite?  

My daughters-they both live 500 miles away in different directions, so it's not that often that we all get together.