Hanneli Ågotsdatter is a psychotherapist and a teacher of yoga and meditation. She is the founder of kontemplation.dk which offers mindfulness training for groups and individuals. Yoga, mindfulness meditation, empathy and creativity are interwoven into an integrated practice aimed at discovering and enlivening the body, heart and mind.
In recent years, Hanneli has placed special emphasis on relational competence, teaching how to practice empathy and presence for professionals working with children and young people.
At the 2017 MLESRI, Hanneli will teach the morning yoga sessions. In her classes, she draws from her practice in yin yoga and hatha yoga, mediation training, as well as from her in-depth training in the mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program at the Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School.
Hanneli lives at Vaekstcenteret, a contemplative community in Denmark under the guidance of founder Jes Bertelsen. She divides her time between counseling, teaching, and long-term personal meditation retreats.