upcoming workshops and retreats

Aotearoa, New Zealand | International
Speak Peace: A Nonviolent Communication workshop
10am - 5pm Sat 12 October 2019
Venue: tbc Ōtaki
Cost: $70 (normally $150)

This 1 day workshop will help you transform your relationships via empathy and manaakitanga (care). You will learn skills to help navigate conflict and find harmonious ways to communicate across difference. Limited places.

Alive in the Body, Alive in the Moment: Yoga, NVC, Breathwork 6 day Retreat

5pm Tues 22 October – 3pm Sun 27 October 2019
Venue: Shambhala, Golden Bay
Cost: $1550 (payment plans available) 2 PLACES LEFT!

Over the 6 days of this retreat, we will offer a full foundational training in Nonviolent Communication. Woven into each day will be yoga practices structured to serve the daily components of the NVC learning and provide a resource to integrate and "land" the teachings. Live guitar music offered by Rob will accompany these movement explorations. Breathwork and meditation sessions will be shared daily to further anchor the teachings and support deep and nourishing periods of rest and integration. Co-faciliated with Katie Lane (Yoga Therapist/Teacher Trainer).

NOTE: This course is a preparation for deepening retreat: 'Living in Relationship: Yoga, NVC & Breathwork Immersion', Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel, NZ

NATURAL NVC: Living compassion
Mon 4 November - Mon 9 December, 5pm - 7pm (6x 2 hour sessions)
Prerequisite: NVC basic foundation workshop
Online: Zoom (link tbc)
Cost: $180

This 6 week online course will support you to dig beneath the 4 step model of NVC and deepen your understanding of the key concepts and differentiation's - helping you integrate, live and breath a compassionate experience in a NATURAL way. During the 6x 2 hour sessions we will spend time unpacking protective strategies that keep us safe and develop skills to stay fully connected with life.
* This one is for folk who have completed a foundation training and have some experience of the basics and want MORE.

NOTE: This course is a preparation for deepening retreats, including:
'Living in Relationship: Yoga, NVC & Breathwork Immersion', Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel, NZ,

Be Real: A Nonviolent Communication workshop
10am - 4pm, Sat 30 Nov-Sun 1 Dec, 2019
Venue: Wellness Movement
Cost: $210 (returning), $250 (p/person), $450 (couple)

Co-facilitated with local Tasman NVC trainer, Irma Jager. This 2 day training is for people new to Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and those with more experience. We will offer an overview of the 4 step model of NVC and focus on the development of empathy skills for those starting, and separate sessions for people wanting to deepen their natural use of NVC and embody the key differentiation's further. Book to confirm your spot (previous training's have booked up well in advance)

Couples Retreat (only space for 6 couples)
Fri 14 February - Sun 16 February,
Venue: Kaitawa Sanctuary, Otaki Gorge
Cost: $650 p/couple

This residential retreat will offer 6 couples support and time to reclaim closeness, renew love, and reconnect to a mutual purpose. The program will include individual, couple and group sessions, good food, nature and connection. Various accommodation options are available from cabins to camping, these are booked upon request. *Contact us for more information. Only 4 couple spaces left!

MARCH 2020

'Living in Relationship': Yoga, Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Breathwork Immersion

Mon 2 March – Sun 8 March, 2020
Venue: Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel, NZ
Cost: Tuition $850 | Meals/Accommodation $830 (different options avail - see link below)

This Immersion is for those who wish to deepen their understanding of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and explore how body awareness, movement and breathwork can increase the felt sense of presence, empathy, and connection we experience with others and with ourselves. Over the course of six days, Katie, Anna and Rob will share their unique take on NVC as an integrative and embodied life practice. This retreat is co-faciliated with Katie Lane (Yoga Therapist/Teacher Trainer

JULY 2020
'The Great Pause': Retreat for women experiencing menopause

Mon 2 March – Sun 8 March, 2020
Venue: Appleby House, Mapua, Nelson, NZ
Cost: $850-$995 (various accommodation options available)

This retreat is for women who are experiencing any stage of menopause.The focus is on supporting the body, mind, and spirit to find creative and caring ways to be with this new stage of life. Sharing with other women makes the journey less lonely. Themes covered will be nutrition, physical changes, health issues, role in life and identity, sexuality and intimacy, societal pressures, creating supportive networks. The weekend will include movement, yoga, food preparation, nonviolent communication (NVC), sharing circles, meditation, humour and a whole lot of fun! Only 15 spaces, book now!

* Facilitators:
Irma Jager (Nutrition), Anna Groves (Dance/Yoga), Jocelyn Kennedy (NVC).