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Contemplative Psychotherapy

With Miles Neale & Kristin Vikjord Paternotte

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In the synergy field of wisdom practices and western psychology arises contemplative psychotherapy, where practices of self-care and compassion is in the forefront as preventive and recovery tools. In these two workshops you'll learn health promoting practices for integrated health and a beautiful life!


"We all have a fundamental calling to be healed and to awaken to the deepest reality of interconnectivity for the benefit of others. The journey may be different for each of us, but the destination is the same." - Dr. Miles Neale


Radical Freedom: The Art and Science of Self-Care
Session 1 (10-1 pm)
Ancient wisdom traditions such as Buddhism and Yoga have long taught a deep psychology of radical freedom, which allows us to tap inner resources to effectively face the challenges of an ever-changing world. Along with this wisdom comes a number of meditative practices including movement, breath-work, mindfulness and lifestyle recommendations that when combined together offer a comprehensive system of inner transformation. Join Kristin and Miles for an immersion into the complete system of radical freedom based on the art and science of self-care.
~ Four Noble Truths
~ Mindfulness Meditation
~ Breathing & Movement

Radical Altruism: The Art and Science of Compassion
Session 2 (2-5 pm)
For centuries Tibet’s wisdom tradition developed a sophisticated science of radical altruism, which allows us to tap our innate pro-social abilities for unconditional love, universal compassion, and creative collaboration. Along with this science comes a new set of meditation practices that go beyond mindfulness and are designed to enhance altruism, decrease compassion fatigue and help us transform challenging social interactions into spiritual advantage. Join Kristin and Miles for an immersion into the complete system of radical altruism based on the art and science of compassion.
~ Four Point Exchange of Self and Other
~ Loving Kindness
~ Giving-and-Taking Meditation
~ Breathing & Movement


You can join either sessions, or both. Each session includes mindful yoga, essential breath work, and seated guided meditations.

Suitable for all students of yoga, mindfulness and meditation, with interest in psychology.




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About Miles Neale & Kristin Vikjord Paternotte

Dr. Miles Neale is among the leading voices of the current generation of Buddhist teachers and a forerunner in the emerging field of contemplative psychotherapy. He is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, international speaker, and faculty member of Tibet House US and Weill Cornell Medical College. Miles is author of Gradual Awakening: The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully Human along with it’s audio companion of guided meditations The Gradual Path (Sounds True, 2018) and coeditor of the groundbreaking volume Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2017). He is based in New York City. For more information please visit or   Kristin Vikjord Paternotte co-founded Delight Yoga in 2008. When her yoga journey began, it was like a piece of the puzzle was found. Yoga inspires Kristin in her everyday life, bringing her much joy and perspective.  She has taught yoga for many years, nationally and internationally, groups and private classes, workshops and retreats. Kristin has explored different yoga styles, such as Ansusara, Iyengar, Vinyasa and Hatha, though always embracing the Ashtanga Vinyasa system in her self-practice and teachings. Her teaching style is focused on each student’s needs, alignment, breath and the practice of being in contact with one’s different aspects and surroundings. Kristin has studied under many great teachers.Guiding lights on her path are Lea Lalitha and Katiza Satya, to whom she is deeply grateful. Kristin is a Clinical Psychologist, and applies mindfulness techniques and yoga in treatment. At the moment she works full-time as a clinical psychologist, also developing and researching a yoga program for patients with eating disorders. Kristin has worked in psychiatry and healthcare, and has also for several years worked with organizational psychology, group processes and facilitation. She has published on topics like the application MF and yoga in treatment of ED patients, and on group processes and teamwork. Please visit for more information.

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