Faculty

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Kristin Vikjord Paternotte

Director and teacher

Clinical Psychologist, writer, yoga and mindfulness facilitator

Kristin Vikjord Paternotte is influenced by several wisdom traditions, and is recognized for her expertise in the clinical application of yoga. She is passionate about facilitating professional platforms for yogis who wish to deepen their practice, exchange their experiences, and develop their competence. From this intention, she has founded the Yogi Facilitator program, Delight Yoga, and The Arctic Yoga Conference – the two latter together with her husband, Wessel Paternotte.

She is a trained clinical psychologist, and has worked in psychiatry for several years. Her work includes in- and outpatient treatment for eating disorders and substance addictions. The last decade she has applied yoga and mindfulness practices to traditional psychotherapeutic approaches, both for individuals and in groups. In addition to giving therapy, Kristin is currently mentoring institutions and organizations in the implementation of these interventions, as well as supporting yoga teachers and health professionals through her mentorship program. Experience Kristin´s filmed practices on The House of Yoga, and access more resources on this website.

I truly believe that we can all find some degree of ease in times of suffering. I believe we can all experience freedom, and live in Radical Freedom – for each, an individually unique experience.

“Bringing Mindful Yoga into therapy was an organic process, since mindfulness and yoga always was there throughout my studies. Having a body oriented access to our inner landscapes was very useful to integrate as part of conventional treatment interventions when working with severe sufferings like eatings disorder, addictions and substance abuse, traumas and other. I truly believe that we can all find some degree of ease in times of suffering. I believe we can all experience freedom, and live in Radical Freedom – for each, an individually unique experience.

My mission is to contribute in the discourse and practice of making the application of wisdom teachings (yoga, mindfulness, compassion) part of the multidisciplinary approaches to prevention, treatment and recovery of mental health conditions. My passion for my work is motivated by the fascination of the human experience: How it is to live this life, to embody the experience, to be and move in the dance between ease and unease, between joy and suffering. And of course, to contribute supporting folks in their recovery and wellbeing – both on individual and societal level”

Read more about Kristin on her website

Janice Gates

Co-director and teacher

Teacher of yoga and insight practices from wisdom traditions, author

Janice discovered the power of meditation and experienced the benefits of yoga while traveling through Asia over thirty years ago. Inspired and humbled by the impact these practices had on her own life, she has spent the last three decades deepening her understanding of how to most skillfully integrate these ancient teachings into our contemporary lives. She brings deep roots and a pioneering spirit to the fields of yoga and mindfulness and has taught in a wide range of settings, including private practice, prisons, yoga studios, meditation centers, schools, conferences, corporations and clinical settings.

She brings deep roots and a pioneering spirit to the fields of yoga and mindfulness and has taught in a wide range of settings, including private practice, prisons, yoga studios, meditation centers, schools, conferences, corporations and clinical settings.

Janice is past president and current advisor to the International Association of Yoga Therapists, has served on the faculty of the Yoga Research and Education Center, and has written widely on yoga, yoga therapy and meditation. Her work is strongly influenced by decades of personal practice, her studies in Buddhism and Somatic psychology and many years of falling down and getting back up!

Janice is author of the pioneering book, Yogini, the Power of Women in Yoga and her work has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, the International Journal of Yoga Therapy and Oprah Magazine. She teaches at Spirit Rock Mediation Center and owned and directed a Mindful Yoga center for fourteen years. She is founder of Marin Yoga Therapy and Somatic Yoga Therapy training programs in Marin County, California. Janice currently leads contemplative retreats and trains yoga professionals and healthcare practitioners in how to use the incredibly sophisticated tools of yoga and mindfulness for healing.

See more of Janice’s work and resources on her website

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