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Hanneli Ågotsdatter

M.A., psychotherapist, architect and meditation teacher. She is the founder of Kontemplation which offers contemplative programs and group retreats where mindfulness, presence yoga, compassion and creativity are interwoven into an integrated practice.

Hanneli is a contemplative faculty member at Center for System Awareness in Boston, where she teaches the Centers' international retreats at The Garrison Institute, NY.

She is a part of the organizational group behind The Danish Society for the Promotion of Life Wisdom in Children, an association placing special emphasis on relational competence, teaching the practice of empathy and presence to professionals working with children and young people.

Together with Martijn van Beek, associate professor at Aarhus University, she conducts Mind&Life Europe's yearly retreats for young scholars in the area of contemplative studies.

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