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Aslan Training Institute

Offering workshops, courses, as well as local and international retreats and pilgrimages to support your personal and professional development.

"Turn your eyes inward."
- Charisse Lyons

Aslan's Training Institute offers a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional growth and development, including workshops, courses, compassion groups, and local and international psycho-spiritual retreats and pilgrimages.


Our team of experienced professionals is committed to personal and professional growth, and delivering excellence in everything we do. We believe in a client-centered approach and providing you with the best possible experience. Explore our offerings below to learn more about our services. Most are available both in-person and virtually.

Compassion Groups

Tonglen monk practicing compassion

Compassion Groups at the Aslan Training Institute provide individuals with a supportive community where they can connect with others and find compassion, understanding, and guidance. Our expert clinicians, Lyndall Johnson and Charisse Lyons, lead these monthly groups and guide attendees to "turn their eyes inward" to cultivate greater awareness, understanding, and compassion for themselves and others.


Following the principle of Tonglen, a powerful meditation practice, attendees are guided to look within, be present to, and witness the ways they contribute to their own suffering in community. This deep practice cultivates a greater capacity for self-awareness, self-responsibility, change, and healing. Join us and benefit from the transformative power of compassion for yourself and others.

Workshops & Courses

Aslan Training Institute offers both in person and online workshops and courses, which are designed to promote your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health and wellbeing. Our teachings focus on inner growth, self-awareness, and aim to bolster personal therapeutic work and professional development.


We offer a range of courses on topics such as re-parenting, attachment, boundaries, shame, trauma, and nutrition to help you better understand and heal yourself, and improve your relationship with yourself and others.

Parent doing an art project with his child
Iceland landscape during a psychospiritual pilgrimage

Retreats & Pilgrimages

Our psycho-spiritual retreats and pilgrimages are the perfect way to focus on your emotional, mental, and spiritual health and well-being. We offer excursions to local and international destinations, incorporating group and individual work that's designed to support you on your journey to self-awareness and personal growth.


With a focus on inner reflection and the impact you have on others and the environment, you'll come away with new insights and connections that will last a lifetime.

"The highest possible recommendation for Lyndall & Charisse's workshops and classes, whether online or in person. The material and work combines the highest spiritual truths with the most down-to-earth, practical and relational practices and offers participants an invaluable chance to actually change in this life at the most fundamental level. Fascinating, challenging, joyous, deep, and sacred. Do not miss." 

Bussho Lahn, Zen Priest and Author

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