About Catherine Cook-Cottone

Catherine’s Bio:

Catherine Cook-Cottone, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Associate Professor at SUNY at Buffalo is a researcher specializing in psychosocial disorders and teaches classes in counseling with children and adolescents, mindful therapy, and yoga for health and healing.


She maintains a private practice specializing in the assessment and treatment of: anxiety-based disorders (e.g., PTSD and Generalized Anxiety Disorder), eating disorders (including other disorders of self-care), and development of emotional regulation skills.

Catherine is available for (a) mentoring, (b) workshops (e.g., Bringing Yoga to Your School, Eating Disorder Prevention [Girls Growing in Wellness and Balance Curriculum], Creating Life Changing Goals [Staff Development], Yoga and Body Acceptance), and (c) speaking engagements. See contact information below to inquire about dates and fees.


Catherine Cottone Dancer

Contact Information: email Catherine at cpcook@buffalo.edu for private practice, consultation, or mentoring.

Catherine’s yogic view:

Long before I took my first yoga class, I loved the idea of yoga- the integration of body and mind in service of the soul. What is not to love about that? Yet, much like my relationship with ballet, yoga was for those with flexibility and grace. It was, most certainty, not for me. Despite my certitude, a good friend dragged me to a yoga class over 12 years ago. I was afraid of being embarrassed, falling, and being the only one in the room who could not reach her toes. I went anyway. As the class ended, I was lying in savasana with an amazing sense of what I can only call a big-hearted feeling of love and happiness. You see, yoga was for me and my tight hamstrings. It turns out that you don’t need to be perfectly graceful and flexible. You just need to be. And so, this is why I teach. I want to show you the way to that big-hearted love and happiness. And maybe somewhere along the way, your hamstrings will let go a little bit and you will find your toes.

I believe the greatest teachers are always students. I love learning and I love going to school!

So far I have received a 200-hour certification from:

1. The Himalayan Institute at  http://www.himalayaninstitute.org
2. Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga at http://www.baronbaptiste.com

I am a registered Yoga teacher at Yoga Alliance see http://www.yogaalliance.org

Finally, I am in the midst of a 500-hour teacher training.

I Teach at Power Yoga Buffalo- click link below for schedule http://poweryogabuffalo.com/

Catherine’s Pages

Catherine Cook-Cottone’s Yoga Research Page

University at Buffalo Faculty and Research Pages

Faculty Page

UB Research Page
University at Buffalo Research Page

Catherine’s Address:

Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology, 424 Baldy Hall, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260

Search for Catherine on University at Buffalo’s, SUNY web pages and you can find her email through the department  web page or the university’s search box.

Training in Yoga

Baron Baptiste, see http://www.baronbaptiste.com
Seane Corn, see http://www.seanecorn.com
Rolf Sovik, see http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/about-us/faculty/
Sandra Anderson, see http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/about-us/faculty/
Greg Capitolo, see http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/about-us/faculty/
Carrie Demers, see http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/about-us/faculty/
Sherrie Friedrichsen, see http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/about-us/faculty/
Michelle Giganti, see http://www.michellegigante.com
Ana Forrest, see http://www.forrestyoga.com

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