Catherine Cook-Cottone


Catherine Cook-Cottone, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist, Registered Yoga Teacher, Professor at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), and Co-Editor in Chief of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. She is also the founder and president of Yogis in Service, Inc. a not-for-profit organization that creates access to yoga and delivers trauma-informed yoga teacher trainings. She is a consultant for the Africa Yoga Project and the United Nations Foundation creating and researching a trauma-informed yoga curriculum delivered in Kenya, Somalia, and Rwanda as well as mindfulness-based resilience training for humanitarian workers delivered in North America, Middle East, Eastern Asia, and Africa. Catherine’s research specializes in embodied self- regulation (i.e., yoga, mindfulness, and self-care) and psychosocial disorders (e.g., eating disorders, substance use, and trauma). Her research has been funded by lululemon athletic, the Give Back Yoga Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and UNICEF. Catherine has written eight books and over 75 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. Her recent books include, “Mindfulness and yoga for self-regulation: A primer for mental health professionals,” “Mindfulness and yoga in schools: a guide for teachers and practitioners,” and “Embodiment and the treatment of eating disorders: The body as a resource.”

Catherine Cook-Cottone, Sat Bir Khalsa – Understanding the Science and Research on Yoga for Children and Adolescents

In easy to understand language, this session will review the science of how yoga works, its impact on physical functioning, self-regulation of stress/emotion, awareness and mindfulness and on positive psychological states. We will also review the scientific evidence documenting the benefits of yoga for clinical conditions in children/adolescents and on yoga in public schools. This […]


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March 30, 2016