About

The Yogi Facilitator – a leadership training and certificate program in Mindful Yoga as applied practice.

The Yogi Facilitator is a unique leadership training and certificate program in Mindful Yoga as applied practice, for mental health conditions and emotional well-being. In this comprehensive and deeply experiential training, you will learn insight practices from the wisdom traditions of yoga and Buddhism, cultivate skills in mindfulness and compassion and develop proficiency in applying these practices to facilitate change and transitional processes.

What you will learn

In the interface between teaching, and process leading, lies the skills of the yogi facilitator. Read more further down, under Curriculum on what you will learn.

Our why

Our mission
Empowering you to become a highly skilled facilitator of yoga and mindfulness for mental and emotional health.

Our vision
We firmly believe that the practices from the wisdom traditions can elevate our knowledge of ourselves, deepen our awareness and understanding of what serves us towards emotional sustainability and well-being, and support us to live with more freedom and ease. Facilitated in the framework of contemporary language and the psychology of change processes, we have curated this leadership program for you.

Kristin and Janice have curated this training of you.

For whom

This leadership program will increase your competence in how to facilitate mindful yoga as applied practice in support of mental health conditions and is relevant for:

  • Yoga teachers
  • Yoga therapists
  • Mindfulness and meditation teachers
  • Health care workers and staff (psychologist, psychomotoric physiotherapist, psychiatrists, specialized nurses and more)
  • Coaches
  • Priests and Spiritual Counselors
  • You whom work with people in challenging life transitions

Format

The program is divided over 3 retreats of 7 days each. The retreats build on each other, with an aim of deepening the experience of practice in retreats, and integrating the material and insights between gatherings.

The curriculum is shared through guided practice and self-practice, didactics and experiential teachings, with readings and written assignments between gatherings, as well as individual and small cohort group mentoring sessions.

Retreat 1

Finding Ease in Unease

This first retreat is focused on the most important aspect of becoming a facilitator – deepening your own understanding and embodiment of these teachings. Held in the potent container of silent practice, this retreat is an opportunity to connect more deeply with yourself, become more intimate with the practices, explore your inner landscape and understand the relationship between your thoughts, emotions and behaviours.

What you will learn:

  • Experience practice protocols of Mindful Yoga of meditation in movement, breath, and seated meditation
  • How you can find ease in unease
  • How your thoughts, emotions, and behaviour are connected
  • Gain more awareness of your own journey, and inner landscape

Retreat 2

Mindful Yoga Applied Practice

In the second retreat we´ll cover the mechanisms behind the practices, such as underlying psychology, research and evidence base, spirituality, methodology, theory and philosophy, and teaching practicum.

What you will learn:

  • The neurobiological underpinnings of the practices, including the vagus nerve
  • Research: what we know, and what we don´t know – what works, and what doesn´t
  • The psychology of yoga and dharma path (From Greek: psyche =breath/spirit/soul, logos = study of)
  • What is Mindful Yoga, including paradigm (lineage, history, philosophy, methodology)
  • How to teach it all, and didactics

Retreat 3

Yogi Facilitator Skills

This retreat goes behind the scenes of how to facilitate a process, mindful listening, group dynamics, psychopathology, recommended practice protocols, and teaching practicum.

What you will learn:

  • How to facilitate a process
  • Mindful listening
  • The essentials of group dynamics
  • A-B-C of psychopathology (From Greek: psyche = soul, pathos =suffering, logos = study of)
  • Recommended practice protocols for depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and trauma

Curriculum

What you will learn in the retreats:

Retreat 1 – Finding Ease in Unease

  • Experience practice protocols of Mindful Yoga of meditation in movement, breath, and seated meditation
  • How you can find ease in unease
  • How your thoughts, emotions, and behaviour are connected
  • Gain more awareness of your own journey, and inner landscape

Retreat 2 – Mindful Yoga Applied Practice

  • The neurobiological underpinnings of the practices, including the vagus nerve
  • Research: what we know, and what we don´t know – what works, and what doesn´t
  • The psychology of yoga and dharma path (From Greek: psyche =breath/spirit/soul, logos = study of)
  • What is Mindful Yoga, including paradigm (lineage, history, philosophy, methodology)
  • How to teach it all, and didactics

Retreat 3 –  Yogi Facilitator Skills

  • How to facilitate a process
  • Mindful listening
  • The essentials of group dynamics
  • A-B-C of psychopathology (From Greek: psyche = soul, pathos =suffering, logos = study of)
  • Recommended practice protocols for depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and trauma

Parallel to self practice, and going into your own process, we will cover topics such as:

  • Mindful Yoga as applied practice: Methodology
  • Didactics and pedagogy
  • Theory and philosophy
  • Psychology of yoga, including neuropsychology
  • Psychopathology and symptomology: recommended practice protocols and contra indications: characteristics of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, grief, addictions, eating disorders, trauma – what practices are beneficial and which are not
  • Research and evidence base: What do we know, and what works
  • Yogi Facilitation: how to facilitate a process, mindful listening, group dynamics
  • Teaching practicum

Accreditations

This training accredits continued educational hours in various associations, details herunder. Professional associations in different countries accredit hours based on various criteria. Please contact your professional member association directly, to inquire what is needed.

Yoga Alliance
This training is registered RYT300 with Yoga Alliance. That means for those finishing successfully, already holding a RYT200, you certify as RYT500.

Medical and health care personel
This training counts as 72 hours continued education through the Norwegian Psychology Association (NPF), for specialised psychologist. And 30 hours through the Norwegian Nurses Association, for specialised nurses.

Questions

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