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Yogi Facilitator Training: Applied Psychology for Yogis - Online

With Kristin Vikjord Paternotte

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, in which we learn a lot about how our brain works and about the psychology of the psyche.

What you will learn:

This workshop dives into the meeting point between western scientific language and eastern experimental-based practices. This workshop is for those who want to understand more of the underlying mechanisms at play when we practise meditative practices, such as yoga, meditation, and pranayama. You will 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 will 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, and what to expect from the practices

Online Format

This workshop will be offered as a nurturing home-based retreat. After this weekend, you will have access to all the material (recorded practices and theory) for an additional 6 months.


The daily schedule for the training will include live online sessions (in groups/pairs) as well as recordings. All formal practices will be offered as recordings (video, audio, lectures) for you to access in your own time/rhythm (for example, early mornings) on the training days.


Yogi Facilitator Training

This workshop is part of Level 2 of the Yogi Facilitator training by Kristin, which is open to individual yoga practitioners and yoga teachers. The (fully offered online) Yogi Facilitator Training merges contemporary clinical knowledge of mental and emotional health and practices with the wisdom traditions of yoga and dharma teachings.


It juxtaposes the mindfulness practices from the dharma path seamlessly with the most updated empirical knowledge from applied psychology. We all know Buddha was the first cognitive therapist, however, here you will get to experience the connecting of the dots in its fullness. All workshops and modules of the Yogi Facilitator training can be followed on a stand-alone basis. If you are (becoming) a yoga teacher, we recommend also exploring the other parts of this fully online program.


For more information, click on the links below:

  • Yogi Facilitator Training Level 1 - Dedicated Practitioner Certificate

- Consists of the workshop Find Ease in Unease by Knowing Yourself and Yoga & Mindfulness (50 hrs)

  • Yogi Facilitator Training Level 2 - Advanced Practitioner Certificate

- Consists of the two workshops Applied Psychology for Yogis and Guiding a Transformational Process

  • Yogi Facilitator Training Level 3

- Consists of Yoga for Depression & Anxiety

About Kristin

Kristin believes in empowering emotional well-being 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. She published her book 'Inner Spark' in September 2019, and lives in Bodø, Norway.

Date / Time




22 October 2021, 18:00 - 21:00


Kristin Vikjord Paternotte

23 October 2021, 09:00 - 17:00


Kristin Vikjord Paternotte

24 October 2021, 09:00 - 17:00


Kristin Vikjord Paternotte

This workshop is only available as a full course, total price:

€ 195



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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