Zenergy’s Own: Cathie Caccia

We caught up with yogi Cathie Caccia today, and were able to get a few of our “quarantine questions” answered.

Who was your your most important mentor (of any kind)?

My most significant mentor was Dennis Willmont L.Ac. Dennis was my Shiatsu teacher & my acupuncturist in the early 80’s. Studying and then practicing Shiatsu profoundly changed my mental paradigm and life trajectory. Dennis and I were close. I trusted and respected his skill as an acupuncturist implicitly. During one of our sessions he was experimenting using gold needles for a specific treatment, I experienced myself in my light body volunteering to incarnate in this lifetime to fulfill a specific purpose. That experience has fueled my entire professional life.

What is your favorite workout?

My favorite workout is functional circuit training, a combination of core and cardio with weights (and inspirational music) designed to help me perform better and get greater enjoyment out of my favorite activities like mountain biking, skiing and yoga.

Who is your favorite (non-entertainment industry) celebrity/notable person?

Favorite notable person right this minute is Alex Honnold. I am beyond blown away with his accomplishment free soloing El Capitan but even more than that I am inspired by his lifestyle choices, his sensitivity to the environment, his open mindedness and thoughtfulness when answering endless interview questions and his strong desire to give back to both the climbing community and globally through the Honnold Foundation promoting solar energy for a more equitable world. Tied for first place with Alex is Ruth Bader Ginsberg no explanation needed.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Biggest pet peeve people who put dog poo in a plastic bag and leave it next to the trail for the “poo fairy”. There is no poo fairy!!!!

What is your favorite meal to cook during self-quarantine?

My favorite meal during quarantine is very simple I saute organic zucchini, summer squash and carrots in olive oil with garlic, salt and pepper and serve it over brown rice. YUM. I have made some more intricate dished too but the sauteed veggies has been quite the go to.

Are you reading any good books right now/lately? What?

Right now I am reading Glennon Doyle: Untamed, Pam Grout: A Course in Miracles Experiment and the current issue of Outside Magazine. I recommend them all.

What will be the first thing you’ll choose do when you have a chance to choose something that’s not possible today because of social restrictions?

There are so many things I am looking forward to doing when the social restrictions are eased, one of those is having friends over for Sunday brunch of German Pancakes, followed by getting back to teaching public yoga classes and giving Shiatsu!!