Hanneli Ågotsdatter

Contemplative Faculty for Certification Program


M.A., psychotherapist, architect and meditation teacher. Hanneli is the founder of Kontemplation which offers mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs and group retreats where mindfulness, presence yoga, empathy and creativity are interwoven into an integrated practice.

In her work Hanneli has placed special emphasis on relational competence, teaching the practice of empathy and presence to professionals working with children and young people. She co-leads a one-year program for Danish school teachers, a project that sorts under The Danish Society for the Promotion of Life Wisdom in Children.

Hanneli lives at Vækstcenteret, a contemplative community in Denmark under the guidance of founder Jes Bertelsen. She divides her time between counseling, teaching, and long-term individual meditation retreats.