Jivamukti Yoga’s 5 tenets are scripture, bhakti, ahimsa, nada and meditation. So it comes as no surprise that when you meet Cat Alip-Douglas, formerly of the magazine publishing world in New York and now the leading certified Jivamukti instructor and co-director of Jivamukti London, you get a sense of strength and clarity that comes from inner stillness. Her direct approach is refreshing, as is her strong desire to increase well being in others.
It is no wonder that people flock to her classes both in her home town of London and her many retreats around the world. Having been part of Jivamukti London from the beginning, and mentoring for the 800-hour apprenticeship program, YOGI TIMES is thrilled to have the in-demand Cat on board with our “I am doing it” project. We had a nice chat from good old London town about why she is “doing it,” raising consciousness in communities around the world and her love of English Breakfast tea.
YOGI TIMES: You have been invited to join the YOGI TIMES Global Project – “I AM DOING IT” – Which is about raising consciousness with your skills and passion in your community. Can you tell us why you have been “doing it” all this time?
YT: How are you “doing it?”
YT: You currently live in London but hail from New York. Is the London yoga community different?
YT: On your website iamthatnotcat.com you mention you worked in magazine publishing. It is possible to have a fast-paced career and a dedicated yoga practice?
YT: What has been the most defining moment in your life, where you experienced a revelation or major insight?
YT: If there was one thing you would want every student to learn from your teaching, what would that be?
YT: What are 3 key yoga truths you live by and how do you apply them in your daily life?
YT: What are your source(s) of daily motivation?
YT: What is your go-to pose/food/book/place/song when you need a boost?
YT: Your tattoos are fabulous! Do they have any reference to your spiritual journey or your yoga practice that you would like to share with us?
YT: If you could wake up tomorrow and do anything else what would you do?
YT: Any last words of wisdom?