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Meet John Cottrell: YA Courses Trainer Interview

Meet John Cottrell: YA Courses Trainer Interview


In every YA Courses Trainer Highlights, we characteristic one among our superb instructors and interview them so our members and readers can get to know them. This trainer spotlight is with John Cottrell.

YA Courses, the net yoga and health membership by YouAligned, is host to dozens of unbelievable yoga instructors (and meditation, breathwork, and health academics too!). Our academics are all devoted, passionate, extremely skilled leaders inside their group and provide a singular model and strategy for our college students.

Hailing from Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah, John Cottrell is one such trainer. We admire his depth, we love his implausible educating model, and we additionally surprise how he finds the time to perform all that he has!

Along with educating yoga for the previous 20+ years, he’s a wellness knowledgeable, self-proclaimed holistic dwelling maestro, has authored over a dozen books (all accessible on Amazon), is the founding father of Mbody Yoga, hosts yoga trainer trainings and teaches on-line and weekly in-person courses.

His background in medical psychology, with a Ph.D. from Pacific Graduate College of Psychology, elevates his distinctive mix of Western psychology and Jap knowledge. Licensed as a Yoga Therapist, John bridges psychology and yoga to foster self-improvement and progress.

John shares a bit about his clothes line, books and blogs, and baking:

“MBODY isn’t simply my enterprise; it’s a fascinating model reflecting my core values. Mbody Clothes breaks the gender barrier, providing reasonably priced, fashionable males’s yoga apparel. My e-book, Yoga With Intention, infuses yoga into day by day life, providing insights on obstacles, freedom, and steadiness. Enjoyment of my culinary creations at OneCakeWonder.com and discover my conscious weblog posts.”

Wish to be taught extra about this unbelievable trainer? Learn on.

Get to Know Your YA Courses Trainer: John Cottrell

We sat down with this beloved yoga trainer for a Q+A session so YA Courses members and YouAligned readers can be taught extra about him.

YA: What’s your favourite self-care follow you possibly can’t stay with out?

John: My favourite self-care follow goes to the health club and lifting. I am going nearly on a regular basis. I begin with a little bit of cardio then select a physique half to give attention to for my lifting session.

Not solely does this really feel good for my physique, however I thought-about my health club exercises an extension of my yoga follow. It helps me to focus and be extra in tuned with my physique. It additionally helps me construct power to follow and educate dynamic yoga poses in my Energy Yoga Courses.


YA: What’s your go-to tune or music style if you educate (or follow)?

John: After I educate yoga, I typically have some mild ambient music enjoying within the background. The quantity is down fairly low. I don’t need the music to be a distraction to my college students. It’s there as a part of the general surroundings for the yoga session.

YA: What’s your favourite motivational quote?

John: “When you keep prepared, you then don’t need to prepare.” I don’t know who initially mentioned this, however I heard it from RuPaul! I stay by that motto.

YA: What’s your favourite yoga pose? Least favourite?

John: My favourite yoga pose is Aspect Angle Pose. I identical to how the pose feels because it opens the hips and higher physique. Unsure if I’ve a least favourite pose. I simply know there are some poses I want I might do higher.

Press play on Let’s Steadiness, a gradual yoga circulation with John Cottrell

Yoga Class

With John Cottrell


YA: When have been you first launched to yoga? Was it love at first asana?

I used to be educating a health class in an area health club that later launched yoga to their schedule. I took a couple of courses, and sure, it was love at first asana. This was in 1999.

YA: The place’s your favourite place on the planet you’ve ever been to, and why?

John: I’ve had the chance to journey to Peru a number of occasions in my life. This stunning a part of the world helped open my eyes to my function in life. Peru is the place I had the inspiration to begin my very own yoga enterprise. By working with a shaman, touring the land, and indulging in a few of the cultural practices, I used to be enlightened and impressed.

Learn extra about Peru: A Yogi’s Expertise Taking the World’s Highest Altitude Yoga Class On Prime of the Chachani Volcano

YA: What’s your most embarrassing second, both educating or in life?

John: I don’t suppose I can share my most embarrassing second right here. LOL! However I’ll simply say that the expertise taught me to be extra conscious of my environment.



YA: What’s your #1 piece of recommendation for sustaining an empowered mindset?

John: My primary recommendation for individuals is to deal with your self. Do issues that make you are feeling good and make you content. Make certain this stuff are additionally optimistic and empowering. They’ll elevate your spirits and open your coronary heart.

If you deal with your self with love and kindness, it then turns into an outward expression of your actions. I lately revealed a e-book referred to as Embrace the Constructive: Letting Go of Unfavourable Pondering. It highlights self-care and making a optimistic mindset.

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What’s one thing individuals can be shocked to find out about you?

John: Folks could also be shocked that I take pleasure in cooking and baking . . . lots. I actually take pleasure in baking and sharing the candy treats with associates.

YA: Except for your individual, what’s your favourite class or trainer on YA Courses?

John: My favourite YA Courses class is Gradual Burn with Ty Daye. He brings a taste of enjoyable whilst you follow with him. Makes you smile and really feel like a child once more!

Yoga Class

With Ty Daye


Wish to Join Extra With John Cottrell?

Join with John on social media and follow with him in the present day on YA Courses!

John’s courses are accessible, welcoming, and fascinating. Whereas he masterfully breaks down poses and breathwork in a approach that the most recent newbie can perceive and embody, his educating leaves room for each degree practitioner to be taught, discover, deepen, and luxuriate in. We actually can’t get sufficient of John’s heat, ardour, and experience that he brings to the mat!

When you take pleasure in his courses, join with him! When you haven’t but had the chance to expertise John’s educating model, discover him domestically in Salt Lake Metropolis or take a category with him in the present day on YA Courses.

Take an On-line Yoga Class With John Cottrell

Yoga Class

With John Cottrell

We extremely suggest that you simply take a look at his on-line yoga courses on YA Courses! Not but a YA Courses member? You possibly can strive it free for 14 days.



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