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Yogi Facilitator Training: Applied Psychology for Yogis

With Kristin Vikjord Paternotte

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The field of contemporary yoga and mindfulness-based practices invites students into the psychology of their being. Arguably, contemporary yogis need the competence of applied psychology.  We know a lot about how our brain works and about the psychology of the psyche.


This workshop dives into the meeting point between western scientific language and eastern experimental based practices. This workshop is for you who want to understand more of the underlying mechanisms at play when we practice meditative practices such as yoga, meditation, and pranayama. You’ll also learn the efficacy of these practices on our neurobiology, thinking, and behaviour. How does it work? And when does it not work?

Topics we’ll cover:

  • Basic neuropsychology: autonomic activation and the function of the stress response
  • The Polyvagal theory and what you need to know about it
  • Brain structures and their functions
  • The model of being, what to expect from practices and when


This workshop is part of the Yogi Facilitator training by Kristin. It is open to individual yoga practitioners and for yoga teachers. All workshops and modules of the Yogi Facilitator training can be followed on a stand-alone basis, whereas together they offer a full training program. If you are (becoming) a yoga teacher, we recommend exploring also the other parts of the program. For more information, click on the links below:

Yogi Facilitator level 1 - dedicated practitioner certificate: consists of the workshop Find Ease in Unease by knowing yourself and Yoga & Mindfulness (50 hrs) 

Yogi Facilitator level 2 - advanced practitioner certificate: consists of the two workshops Applied Psychology for Yogis and Guiding a transformational process

Yogi Facilitator level 3: consists of Yoga Therapy for the mind & mood disorders 


About Kristin

Kristin believes in empowering emotional wellbeing for integrated health to lead a wondrous life and provides services through her online practice.  She is a trained clinical psychologist, yoga therapist & mindfulness facilitator, and is striving for a global paradigm shift of empowerment to mental health through her work.


Kristin is a co-founder of Delight Yoga, the biggest yoga school in Europe, and the Arctic Yoga Conference. You’ll find her teachings on the online platform The House of Yoga, and she is regularly presenting at the Inner Peace Conference in Amsterdam. Kristin has published her first book Inner Spark in September 2019.


Kristin lives in Bodø, Norway, with her husband and two sons, spending their time between nature there and city life in Amsterdam.  


You can register for this workshop by clicking ‘Book’ and paying online with iDeal, Credit Card or PayPal. Full payment is required to ensure your place. Registration is confirmed when payment is complete.

Cancellation policy

Are you entitled to a refund of the registration fee in case of cancellation? Please read article 16 ‘Cancellation of Workshop Registration’ in our General Terms and Conditions to know exactly where you stand.

About Kristin Vikjord Paternotte

‘Wherever you go, there you are’ – Jon Kabat-Zinn. Kristin is the co-director of Delight Yoga. 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.

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