Cate Stillman - Yogahealer Interview
Updated: Jan 9
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CATE STILLMAN has guided a global online tribe to thrive in their bodies while achieving their life goals through innovative yoga and Ayurvedic teachings since 2001.
She hosts the Yogahealer Podcast, and is the author of 2 books: Body Thrive and Master of You. Cate splits her time between Alta, Wyoming and Punta Mita, Mexico.
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What purchase of $100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last six months?
Youtube paid subscription
How do you want your chosen field of exercise to change in the future?
It'll all evolve through cross disciplines
How did you first get into pilates or yoga?
In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?
Teamwork makes the dream work
What’s more important: the teacher or the mindset?
The teacher can change the mindset. the mindset can attract the next teacher.
What is your proudest moment/accomplishment in pilates or yoga?
How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Do you have a “favourite failure” of yours?
Sure- reoccurring sports injuries that I've had to slow down to heal
What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made?
Stock. land. building. and building my company.
Do you think there is any trait that all exercise practitioners share?
Hopefully a love of energy
What is the most significant thing that someone much younger than yourself has taught you?
Intimacy. from my child.
Do you like classical or contemporary pilates/yoga more? Why?
Both have their place.
What advice would you give to people wanting to start pilates or yoga?
Go for it and stick with it until you get what you want out of it.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I love being an entrepreneur. I could pivot industries - say green investment -but still an entrepreneur.
Tell us about someone you admire and why you admire them?
My daughter. because she holds the record at her gym for longest handstands.
What is a 'hack' you have for success that most people don't know about?
Stick with the dream.
What is the most surprising thing you've seen in your industry?
How would you describe pilates/yoga in 1 word?
What's your favourite colour?
What's your favourite holiday destination?
My home in punta mita, mexico.
What popular celebrity do you admire the most and why?
Jordon peterson. he is wicked smart.
What one thing in life do you consider to be overrated?
What's something exciting you're currently working on/learning that only a few people know about?
Maps of healing - a book
What are you NOT Very Good at?
Team management. people management.
What's your star sign?
Pisces on the cusp of Aries
What did you have for breakfast this morning?
Water, yoga and black coffee
Most satisfying experience practicing yoga/pilates?
The practice itself
Most embarrassing experience practicing yoga/pilates?
What is your favourite thing about the culture and community of your chosen practice?
Do you tend to use a lot of different equipment when you practice?
Right now I use a mat, a short foam roller, and a block. sometimes a yoga wheel