John Cottrell is originally from Oakland, California and now resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. John is formally educated in clinical psychology having earned a Master of Science and Ph.D. from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Palo Alto, California. John moved to Salt Lake City in 1994 for his clinical psychology internship with Valley Mental Health. There he gained a broad range of experience including: child and adolescent psychotherapy, drug and alcohol treatment, psychological and neuropsychological testing, and group/couples therapy.
John has always been fascinated with fitness and became devoted to this lifestyle in 1999. While still working as a psychotherapist, John taught fitness classes ranging from weight lifting to hip hop dance aerobics in the gym. John added yoga to his fitness routine in 2000. He has been able to use his education in psychology and devotion to fitness and yoga to understand and offer the benefits of a body and mind connection.
As a certified yoga instructor (E-RYT 500, 1000 hour), personal trainer, and sports nutritionist, John offers a variety of ways to create healthy living. John also started his own business, “mbody,” in 2008 and offers Yoga Therapy as a Certified Yoga Therapist (IAYT), Nutrition Coaching, Personal Training, private and group yoga lessons, workshops, and retreats. Mbody also offers its own men’s yoga clothing line, designed by John, and marketed successfully to studios on a national level. John’s latest venture has been in writing. He just self-published his second book, “Some More Yoga, Please.” It’s a compilation of yoga articles that he has been writing. It compliments his first book entitled, “Yoga With Intention: A Yogic Life Journey from Awareness to Honoring.”