EVENTS
upcoming workshops, online courses, retreats

Aotearoa New Zealand | International
2021
MAY
BODY-BASED NVC: A somatic approach to Nonviolent Communication
8 WEEK ONLINE COURSE

Monday 24 May - 12 July, 18:00 - 20:00 (NZDT)
Online: link tbc
Cost: $230 - $290 NZD (see link below for details)

During this 8 week online course you will spend 2 hours per week with a group (14 maximum) learning skills and accessing tools that support full-bodied change. The course offers an experience of how needs live in the body as qualities of life and will take a somatic approach to NVC. It will support you to move beneath ideas of right or wrong into a place where needs exist in fullness, rather than in lack. You will explore how all sensations and feelings serve as a vital guide, leading to what really matters. Each session will be interactive, have a focused topic and include group work and individual reflection time. The course covers the cost of a workbook - 'Know Thyself' written by UK trainer, Richard Broadbent.

JULY
THE GREAT PAUSE RETREAT: For women experiencing menopause
MAPUA, NELSON, AOTEAROA NZ

Friday 23 July – Monday 26 July, 2021
Venue: Appleby House, Mapua
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!

*Co-facilitated: Irma Jager (Nutrition), Anna Groves (Body), and Jocelyn Kennedy (NVC)

OCTOBER
WISE BODY RETREAT
GOLDEN BAY, AOTEAROA NZ

21st – 26th October
Venue: Shambhala, Golden Bay
Cost: $1200 (Early Bird before 1st July) / $1550 NZD

Over the 6 days of this retreat, we will offer a full foundation 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-facilitated with Katie Lane (Yoga Therapist/Teacher Trainer).

NOVEMBER
KAITAWA MEN'S RETREAT
KĀPITI, AOTEAROA NZ

Friday 26th – Sunday 28th November

Venue: Kaitawa Sanctuary, Ōtaki Gorge
Cost: $350 (camping) / $450 (cabin) NZD

This residential retreat is for men who want to explore what it is to be a man in 2020. The invitation is to connect with your purpose, your relationship with self, alongside other men in a co-created environment. You will discover tools to erase self-limiting blocks that constrict life, supporting you to live with more joy and freedom. You will practice maintaining your centre when the winds of change are blowing strong, accessing courage to be fully authentic. Full catered (gluten free, vegan/vege and meat options).

*Facilitated by Rob ten Broeke and David McNatty.