A comprehensive professional certificate + mentoring program
Developed and directed by clinical psychologist, yoga and mindfulness facilitator Kristin Vikjord
This training is for you who help others helping themselves.
For: yoga teachers, yoga therapists, spiritual guides, health care personel, coaches and psychologists
Kristin has been supervising our project and teacher team since 2016. Kristin´s knowledge, wisdom, authenticity and compassionate nature has been priceless for the growth of our team and essential for the wellbeing of the incarcerated individuals we work with. Kristin is an amazing woman who is not afraid to get to the heart of the matter. We are very grateful to work with her.
Kristin is a gentle, empathic and a highly professional therapist with a gift for communication and connection with others. This allows her to be one of the most influential teachers in Europe in the field of Yoga for the Mind.
This program has been a very valuable addition to my yoga teacher trainings. It gave me a better understanding of the mechanisms of emotional and mental wellbeing, and a stronger foundation on how to facilitate yoga when teaching one to one classes. Kristin combines so beautifully the science of psychology and yoga, and I`m very impressed by Kristin’s ability to guide a group. Even in an online training she creates a safe and joyful learning environment for every participant!
The training gave me a deeper understanding on how to incorporate Mindful Yoga practices in work. I especially appreciated learning about the breaths effect on the nervous system, and it´s significance for toning parasympaticus, and how to share this with my patients. I work with people that live with high degree of unease, and these practices helped them to increase body awareness and strengthen their daily resilience. With this approach complimentary to conventional therapy, my patients reports better emotional regulation, and experienced agency in creating ease when in unease.
The program gave me insight on how to adapt and accommodate the various tools of yoga to various patients conditions. In addition, it was very inspiring to meet other health care workers also applying yoga in therapy, and being able to discuss the application with collegues.
Learning Mindful Yoga as Applied Practice for mental and emotional health was a not only a common ground to explore theory, and practice, but also a great inspiration for projects and establishing important collegial contact for collaboration. The training embodied how basic principles from the vast yoga tradition and updated science can ameliorate mental symptoms and foster more meaning and joy in life.