Cathy Woods, creator of Body, Mind, Equine (TM), and author of Yoga for Riders; is a pioneer in combining yoga, mindfulness, and horsemanship to improve horsemanship from ground to saddle through the use of yoga postures and principles; supporting mindfulness in horsemanship and supporting equestrian wellness. In this podcast, I talk to her about what it means to create your own personal practice and how it can create more unity between you and your horse.

About the Guest:

Cathy Woods is the creator of Body, Mind, Equine (TM)

and author of Yoga for Riders; a long-time Yoga Teacher/Retreat Leader, horsewoman, and avid, backcountry trail rider. She leads retreats and clinics around the country at ranches, expos, and equine centers and has an online course series through WeHorse.

Cathy has been leading yoga programs to horse lovers and non-equestrians for nearly thirty-two years. Her Yoga and Equine programs teach the parallels between yoga and horsemanship. Body, Mind, Equine is not about doing yoga on the back of a horse, but rather how to use yoga principles (not just postures) to improve horsemanship from ground to saddle and become a more aware, mindful equestrian.

In addition, Cathy also teaches good stretches for riders. Combining her passions of yoga, horses, and travel, her one-of-a-kind programs have reached national acclaim, Woods has written for and been featured in numerous online and print publications such as Horse & Rider Magazine, Horse Illustrated, Equus, Cowgirl Magazine, Western Horse & Gun Magazine, EQAMerica, StreamhorseTV, Yoga Digest,, Equitrekking, Flying Changes Magazine, and others.

Woods aims to impart an aware/mindful approach to yoga and horsemanship in order to make enhanced 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 but teaches nationally. Find out more at

About the Host:

Karen Rohlf, author and creator of Dressage Naturally, is an internationally recognized clinician who is changing the equestrian educational paradigm. She teaches students of all disciplines and levels from around the world in her clinics and the Dressage Naturally virtual programs.

Karen is well known for training horses with a priority on partnership, a student-empowering approach to teaching, and a positive and balanced point of view. She believes in getting to the heart of our mental, emotional, and physical partnership with our horses by bringing together the best of the worlds of dressage and partnership-based training.

Karen’s passion for teaching extends beyond horse training. Her For The Love Of The Horse: Transform Your Business Seminar and Mastermind/Mentorship programs are a result of her commitment to helping heart-centered equine professionals thrive so that horses may have a happier life in this industry.

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