EVENTS
upcoming workshops, online courses, retreats

Aotearoa New Zealand | International
2022
JUNE
SPEAK PEACE: An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication
6 WEEK ONLINE COURSE

Wednesday 1 June - 6 July, 18:00 - 20:00 (NZST)
Online: By Zoom
Cost: $190 - $280 NZD (see link below for details)

During this 6 week online course you will spend 2 hours per week with a group (12 maximum) learning the model of NVC, how to connect empathically, and how to transform your communication. The course will offer you the tools needed to deal with conflict more effectively, and how to transform reactivity. You will explore how all sensations and feelings serve as a vital guide, pointing to vital needs. Each session will be interactive, have a focused topic and include group work and individual reflection time. The course includes a downloadable booklet.

JULY
THE GREAT PAUSE RETREAT: For women in all stages of menopause
MAPUA, NELSON, AOTEAROA NZ

Friday 15 July – Monday 18 July, 2022
Venue: Appleby House, Mapua, Nelson
Cost: $950-$1100 (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)

AUGUST
THE BREATHING BODY (SOMA): Balance your nervous system
5 WEEK ONLINE COURSE: 3rd - 31st AUGUST

Wednesday's 18:00 - 19:30 (NZST)
Online: zoom link sent upon registration
Cost: $50 - $120 NZD (choose what you wish to pay)

SOMA breath is a powerful way to connect to your body and subconscious mind. This five session course will awaken the full potential of your brain, improve circulation, purify your blood, relieve you of stress and anxiety, promote your body's natural healing ability, and above all else, make you feel amazing and full of energy. Facilitated by Rob.

NOVEMBER
WISE BODY RETREAT
GOLDEN BAY, AOTEAROA NZ

15th - 20th November
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).

DECEMBER
KAITAWA MEN'S RETREAT: Connect with your authenticity
KĀPITI, AOTEAROA NZ

Friday 9th – Sunday 11 December

Venue: Kaitawa Sanctuary, Ōtaki Gorge
Cost: $250 (camping) / $350 (3x cabins) NZD

This residential retreat is for men who want to explore what it is to be a man in 2022. 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.