Dr. Colbert has been a General Dentist for 30 years. Overcoming his physical pain led him to a daily Yoga practice 15 years ago. After finishing Teacher Training with Jonny Kest in 2005, Cornell began to concentrate on the anatomy and physiology of Yoga postures. Using Yoga asana mindfully to heal both the physical and spiritual / emotional body became his Dharma.

Cornell began training in 2008 to become a Certified Yoga Therapist with Professional Yoga Therapy Studies (PYTS) under Ginger Garner. Yoga Therapy seeks to bridge the gap between the Eastern Ayurvedic Healing system and evidence-based Western Medical Practices. He advocates the future of 21st century healing depends upon a seamless merger of both Eastern and Western knowledge.

Cornell is currently a staff teacher at the Center For Yoga Studios in Birmingham and West Bloomfield, Michigan. He also teaches classes as a Yoga Therapist and Yoga for Professional Care Givers.

Reference: 2009 Midwest Yoga Conference 'Presenters'