Cathy O'Neill graduated from California College of Ayurveda as a Clinical Ayurvedic and Pancha Karma Specialist. She is also a Certified Sivananda Yoga Instructor and Yoga Acharya of the Sivananda lineage.
Cathy, spiritual name Durga leads retreats at International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams in New York, the Bahamas and Kerala, India. Her home ashram is the Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, Northern California.
Cathy has also furthered her Ayurvedic studies in Kerala, south India, known as the home of Ayurveda. where she completed courses in Pancha Karma therapies and Pranic healing and undertook a Yatra (spiritual pilgrimage) through south India in 2006.