workshops, online courses and retreats

Aotearoa, New Zealand | International
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**Register your interest for future retreat by emailing us.

Couples Retreat
Fri 14 February - Sun 16 February,
Venue: Kaitawa Sanctuary, Otaki Gorge
Cost: $750 cabin / $650 glamping (prices 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.

MARCH 2020
**Only 3 places left!

Know Thyself: Living compassion
5pm - 7pm, 2 March - 27 April (9 Monday sessions)
Prerequisite: NVC basic foundation workshop
Online: Zoom (link tbc)
Cost: $180 - $260 (see link below for details)

A 9 week online course that will explore how to live and embody compassion in a real way. You will deepen your understanding, and learn to embody the key principles, of Nonviolent Communication.
Each 2 hour session will have a theme and include group work and individual reflection time. The course covers the cost of a workbook - 'Know Thyself' written by Richard Broadbent.

* PREREQUISITE: The basics of NVC = 1 foundation training (minimum) and 6 months experience.


'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

MAY 2020
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Foundation Training
5.30pm - 7.30pm, 4 May - 8 June (6x Monday sessions)
Online: Zoom (link tbc)
Cost: $180

This 6 session online training in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is for people who wish to learn the basics of NVC, gain an overview of the 4 step model and develop empathy skills. You will learn tools that can be applied immediately in daily life, bringing more honesty and harmony to all relationships - both at home and work. Make sure you book and pay early to confirm your spot as there are limited places for this course .

JULY 2020
* Booking up fast. Get in quick folks!

'The Great Pause': Retreat for women experiencing menopause

Friday 24 July – Monday 27 July, 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).

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

5pm Tues 10 November – 3pm Sun 16 November 2020
Venue: Shambhala, Golden Bay
Cost: $1200 (Early Bird) / $1550 (payment plans available)

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).

Only 19 spaces. Register your interest now -