Dr. Beth Cholette
Assistant Director of Counseling Services
Welcome to Mindfulness and Yoga 4 All!
I'm Beth, also known as Dr. Beth or YogiBethC. I am a licensed clinical psychologist (PhD) with almost twenty-five years of experience in a college college setting, and I am also a registered yoga teacher (RYT). With these two areas of expertise, I am able to provide a unique combination of psychological services and holistic programming. I have also had specialized competency trainings with Safe Zone and ACCC. My office and yoga classes welcome everyone, and I emphasize mindfulness and yoga for all (bodies, abilities, ages, genders).
South Village Counseling Services
My office, South Village Counseling Services, is a satellite office of Counseling Services, part of the Student Health and Counseling department, and is located in Onondaga 203-South.
For information about scheduling an appointments and other available resources, go to the main page for Counseling Services or our Coping with College page.
Mindfulness and Yoga on Campus
Yoga Class and Meditation Classes
I teach a weekly drop-in yoga class open to the entire Geneseo campus community (students as well as faculty/staff). For Fall 2021, this class will be FRIDAYS, 12-1 in the Schrader Dance Hall. Read more details on the Student Health & Counseling Facebook page. Please bring your own mat; masks are required as per SUNY Geneseo policy.
At the start of the covid-19 pandemic in 2020, I began offering FREE at-home yoga and meditation classes on my YouTube Channel YogiBethC. Comment on one of my videos if there is anything you would like to see me add to my channel.
Would like to arrange a program for your class, group, club, or organization? View my mind-body programming information. I am available to provide programs in-person, via Zoom, or pre-recorded format (YouTube). You can view a program I created specifically for SUNY Geneseo athletes during Fall 2020 called "Feel Your Feet."
Faculty, preview what I can offer by viewing Mindful Multiple Choice, a mindfulness program I facilitated for the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) in December 2020. Also considering modeling ways to weave mindfulness into everyday life, starting with your classroom. This Mindful Minute flyer offers ideas for how you can incorporate a mindful check-in at the start of each class.
For regular updates related to health and wellbeing on campus, follow Healthy Geneseo on Twitter or Instagram, visit Geneseo Counseling on Pinterest, or like Student Health and Counseling on Facebook.
Join the Conversation about Mental Health at go.geneseo.edu/mentalhealth.
Not sure how to talk to a friend about your concerns?
Try these Conversation Starters from Seize the Awkward, use Kognito, a free online interactive course to help you practice difficult conversations, and/or take QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training, which teaches you how to recognize mental health symptoms and connect those in need of help (currently offered FREE from NYS; use the organizational code "SUNY" when setting up your account).
Learn more on our Resources & How to Help page.