upcoming workshops and retreats

Aotearoa, New Zealand | International
MAY 2019
Keep the Peace - NZ (choreographic project)

Sat 18 May 2019, 11-12pm
Venue: Oriental Bay, Wellington
Cost: FREE

Calling ALL people (all ages, all ethnicities, all bodies) who wish to be part of a large scale choreographic project that will be performed in Wellington, NZ. No experience needed, just a passion for peace and a beating heart. This project is in memory of all those who have the courage to say 'yes' to peace. I have been chewing on this project for over 8 years, and now I want to act and need your support! I am hoping for 500 people to make an impact. More would be a bonus. Click on the below link and join me, all I ask is about 1 hour of your time! ALL WELCOME!

EMPATHY FIRST: Keep our kids and teens safe!
Sat 25 May, 10am - 5pm
Venue: Ōtaki College (staffroom), 233 Mill Rd, Ōtaki 5512, New Zealand
Cost: $20 to cover costs. Plus KOHA (whatever you choose) for trainer time.

In this 1 day workshop you will learn practical empathy skills that will bring more connection into all your whānau relationships, but especially with your kids & teens. This workshop is focused on building skills that help young people get through the tough stuff in life. Real empathy is a powerful tool and can change lives and offer hope.

JUNE 2019
NVC & MINDFULNESS: Listen to your souls calling
Sat 22 June - Sun 23 June, 10am - 4pm
Venue: Herd Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Cost: $280 | $400 (couples) | $210 (trainers)

A weekend workshop that brings together Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and mindfulness practices. This workshop is for people who have an understanding of the basic model of NVC. Mindfulness can support NVC by increasing awareness, sharpening observational skills, and creating time and space to formulate a response; in turn, NVC can support mindfulness by decreasing violent outbursts that interfere with presence of mind. We are excited about offering this new workshop - BOOK IN FAST (limited to 26 places)

JULY 2019
NATURAL NVC: Living compassion
Mon 1 July - Mon 5 Aug, 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:
'The Essence of Compassion', Bali (10-16 Sept,2019)
'Living in Relationship: Yoga, NVC & Breathwork Immersion', Mana, Coromandel, NZ (2-8 Mar, 2020)

Sat 20 July - Sun 21 July, 10am - 4pm
Venue: Wellness Movement, Level 1, 121 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010
Cost: $250 | $400 (couples) | $210 (returning participants)

This 2 day Introductory training in Nonviolent Communication is for beginners AND those more advanced in NVC. We will offer an overview of the 4 step model of NVC for those who are just starting, as well as separate sessions for those wanting to embody a more natural use of NVC. You will gain tools that can be applied immediately in daily life, bringing more honesty and harmony to all relationships - both at home and work. We encourage you to book and pay early to confirm your spot as previous training's have booked up well in advance due to the limited places available.

SPEAK PEACE: A 2 day Compassionate Communication (NVC) Workshop
Sat 3 August – Sun 4 August, 10am-4pm
Venue: Golden Bay Community Centre Hall, 88 Commercial Street, Takaka
Cost: $180 - $250 (Sliding scale: whatever you choose)

A 2 day workshop that will help transform your relationships via empathy and manaakitanga (deep care). If you have any conflict in your communication - both with yourself and others - then this workshop is for you.

Tue 10 September – Mon 16 September 2019

Venue: Bali Mandala Resort, Singaraja, North Bali
Cost: Twin share NZD $2,650 , Single NZD $2,450
BOOK NOW! EARLY BIRD - $2,450 / $2,200 before 31 May, 2019
Places limited to 21

Take time to slow down and drop into true compassion while being nurtured by the beautiful landscape of northeast Bali. With time for the body and mind to unwind from the daily stresses in life, healing and renewal can unfold. The focus is on the spirituality of NVC, Dyad Meditation, with movement and music to support the body to integrate learning and to renew fully.The program is suitable for those with a basic understanding of the NVC concepts and differentiations, and are willing to dive deeper into an immersion experience. This retreat includes plenty of space to relax. There is only space available for 21 participants. Facilitated by Anna Groves, Rob ten Broeke and Simone Anliker. CLICK BELOW TO CONFIRM A SPOT.

Alive in the Body, Alive in the Moment: Yoga and Nonviolent Communication Residential Retreat

5pm Tues 22 October – 3pm Sun 27 October 2018
Venue: Shambhala, Golden Bay
Cost: Early Bird (before June 1) $1200 | Full Cost $1550

Over the 6 days of this retreat, we will offer a full foundational training in NonViolent Communication. Woven into each day will be yoga and free movement 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.

This retreat is co-faciliated with Katie Lane (Yoga Therapist/Teacher Trainer)

Click HERE to view information video
and to book.