Mindful Yoga Education with Jonathan Weber
Integrating mindfulness and compassion as healing and transformational elements in yoga practice.
About the program:
The training is offered both as an online and as an in-studio training. Please sign up for the version you prefer. Fridays is held online on Zoom for both versions.
This is a continuing education program on how to integrate mindfulness and compassion as therapeutic and transformational elements into yoga practice. In this training, we emphasize the wisdom aspect of the yoga and mindfulness traditions, exploring how to transform suffering into greater freedom and self-awareness. The entire 100hr training runs over 6 weekends and is divided into two modules at 50 hours each, which can be taken separately.
This program is beneficial for:
anyone who wishes to deepen their own experience of meditation and yoga as tools for transformation, healing, or self-realization
yoga teachers who aim to use mindfulness and compassion elements in their classes
Mindfulness/ MBSR instructors or students who want to learn more about how to bring yoga into their teaching or practice.
Mindful yoga is founded in the contemplative practices of the Buddhist and yoga traditions and informed by modern research in neuroscience, psychology, and physical therapy. In the most time-proven and scientifically verified methods, Mindful yoga is an effective way to access deep relaxation and meditation states using the breath and body, understand the sources of unhealthy stress in the system, transform psychological suffering through working with the emotions, and re-program negative patterns of thinking or behavior into the freedom of making positive, conscious choices.
You will learn:
Each weekend is based on a theme and may also be taken as an intensive workshop, see weekend dates for information about individual themes.
The first module of training emphasizes Theory: the fundamentals of mindfulness and compassion, their therapeutic properties and applications, and how to transform suffering into wisdom and insight.
The second module of training focuses more on Practice: how mindfulness and compassion are integrated with asanas and movement, creating custom yoga classes or sequences, and the Foundations of Mindfulness in yoga practice: Body, Feelings, and Mind.
All participants of Module 1 and 2 will receive a Mindful Yoga Training manual.
You should have a basic understanding of English, as the teachings will be held in English.
Email Jonathan and introduce yourself before registration. Tell a little about your background, with any reference to yoga or meditation practice, and your motivation for taking the training.
Dates and hours:
Module 1, 2021:
Weekend 2: November 5-7
Weekend 3: November 26-28
Module 2, 2022:
Week 4: February 18-20
Week 5: March 11-13
Week 6: March 25-27
Location for In-studio version:
Fridays on Zoom, Saturdays and Sundays at Oslo Yoga.
Location for Online version:
If you cancel up to 14 days before the start of the education, we will give you a 75% refund of the payment. If you cancel later than 14 days before the start, we will not give any refunds, but you may enroll in next year's education.
All students that are signed up for in-studio version will be transferred to online if needed due to Covid-19-restrictions.
About the teacher:
Jonathan Weber, E-RYA 500, is a certified teacher of Mindful Therapeutic yoga and educated in MBSR/MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction/Cognitive Therapy). He has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years and teaching in Norway since 2006. He combines a modern, evidence-based training in yoga therapy and mindfulness with his long experience in Buddhist traditions, teaching Mindful yoga as a holistic method towards greater peace and well-being. His own teachers include Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Lama Surya Das, Ani Tsering Chodron, Ram Dass, and Gangaji.
Early bird-price, before August 1: kr. 8500
Ordinary price: kr. 9000
Early bird-price, before November 1: kr. 8500
Ordinary price: kr. 9000
100 hr training (both Module 1 and 2)
Early-bird price, before August 1: kr. 17.000
Ordinary price: kr. 17.500
It is possible to split the payment when signing up for both modules, for both ordinary and early-bird. Please contact email@example.com after signing up for Module 1, to request an invoice with a later due date for Module 2.
For student or unemployed discount, please contact Jonathan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Module 1: Principles of Practice
Weekend #1: Fundamentals of Mindfulness and Compassion in yoga - October 22-24
We look more deeply into the principles of Buddhist psychology and modern Mindfulness-based therapies to understand how balance, attitude, and the way we pay attention influences our yoga and our life. We will learn how to use the 3 principles of Mindfulness to step out our busy doing modes and rest back into Being with our experience. And we practice with the qualities of heartfulness, or loving-kindness and compassion. Together with mindfulness, the qualities of the heart, of feeling from the heart instead of the head, are fundamental in Mindful yoga. We will investigate the principle of Basic Goodness and learn to befriend our bodies, our emotions, and our minds for a holistic approach to yoga practice.
Weekend #2: Healing elements of Mindful yoga - November 5-7
As the body and mind are connected, we will also explore the causes and treatment of psychological suffering, working with feelings and mental states using principles of mindfulness and compassion. Especially important is the way we approach difficulty rather than avoid it, and how to develop resilience to reactivity in our system. Using self-kindness and compassion, we can heal and transform many aspects of our life in our yoga practice.
Weekend #3: Insight and Awakening in yoga - November 26-28
Yoga is an ancient technology of realizing greater clarity, freedom and peace. We will investigate the principle aim of yoga through the lens of Insight/Mindfulness practice to recognize a more authentic source of who we are, and how that is liberating. We will explore meditation practices that can be used in the space of our yoga to develop more calm stability in which we can inquire deeper into our actual condition. And drawing from both ancient techniques and modern exercises, we can make a shift of consciousness using short ‘glimpse’ practices. As we learn to let go of attachment and identification with the contents of the mind, we come to rest in awareness itself.
Bringing in the aspect of heartfulness, we explore the role of the intuitive heart in awakening, and how we can shift out of our thinking minds into a felt sense of living from an open-hearted awareness. And then see how this impacts our yoga, and our lives in a positive way.