Yoga & Nonviolent Communication (NVC) weekend workshop
10am 26 May to 4pm 27 May 2018
Venue: Space Yoga & Mindfulness
, 8 Lookout Rd, Mt Victoria Wellington 6021
Facilitated by yoga teacher Katie Lane
and Certified NVC trainer Anna Groves
We usually think of yoga as something we do on a mat, in the safe container of our own personal space. This is often the first place we are truly introduced to the lively landscape of our inner world and, in the practices of asana and meditation, we learn to acknowledge and welcome all that is alive inside us. However, even with a cultivated "yoga mindset", it is in our relational life where we often continue to encounter obstacles, challenge, and frustration as we come into conversation or conflict with another. Most of us are hungry for skills that can improve the quality of our relationships, increase our contribution through our work in the world, and deepen our sense of personal empowerment.
NVC reminds us how uplifting it feels to authentically connect with ourselves and other human beings. It offers practical and powerful skills that enhance relationships and enrich life. By practising NVC, we learn to identify and express our feelings and needs so that other people can more easily relate to us. It helps us make key differentiations between observing and judging, requesting and demanding, and gives us effective strategies for sharing our truth in a way that helps others listen. In turn, we learn ways to listen to others more deeply.
Yoga and NVC are perfect partners. Yoga, as a body based awareness practice, can show us over time how the language of body sensation points us towards our feelings and how our feelings help us uncover our deepest needs. It's from this place of knowing our needs and being able to hear the needs of others that we can more authentically and courageously communicate with ourselves and those we live, love, and work with.
Limited spaces will be available for this intimate event. NOW FULLY BOOKED