Limited spots left - two double rooms and two single spaces available. 

October 21-26th, 2021
Shambhala Guesthouse | Onekaka, Golden Bay

This retreat is a special and unique opportunity to bring individual somatic (body based, movement) practices and breathwork into conversation with the relational practices of NonViolent Communication (NVC).

In a supportive residential format and beautiful setting, join yoga therapist Katie Lane, certified NVC trainer Anna Groves, and breathwork facilitator Rob ten Broeke for a transformational six day journey in service of greater ease, presence, and fluency in your life and in all your relationships


Nonviolent Communication (otherwise known as NVC or Compassionate Communication) is a process that was developed by psychologist Marshall Rosenberg in the 1960s. Based on principles of nonviolence and the belief that we are essentially compassionate by nature, 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 lif


Yoga is a movement and awareness practice that brings us into a tangible relationship with ourselves on every level - body, mind, heart. While yoga asanas practice may give us longer hamstrings or stronger, more resilient back muscles, the essential gifts at the heart of this practice are self connection and self awareness. In order to connect fully with others, we must first be able to connect with ourselves. By bringing awareness to our body and to our body in movement, we uncover a rich landscape of sensation. The language of sensation, the somatic markers of our emotions, helps point us toward our inner feelings and supports the tender unearthing of our deepest needs. Since yoga practice happens IN the body, it supports the body becoming a vital tool through which we can acknowledge, allow, and navigate our emotions. We learn how to use our body to ground and anchor, to establish a stable centre from which we can respond rather then react, empowered by space and choice. 

Watch two short videos from our 2018 retreat. Learn more about the experience!



Over our six days together, we will share our body based approach to NVC which will offer the "bones" of an NVC Intro training while diving into deeper practices supporting the cultivation of inner listening, discernment, and authentic decision-making/action in the world.

Woven into every day are yoga and creative 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 many of these sessions. Breathwork and meditation is offered daily to further anchor the teachings and support deep and nourishing periods of rest and integration. 

Shambhala Retreat & Guesthouse 

Located in the hidden paradise of Golden Bay, Shambhala offers shared accommodation in a beautiful and rustic eco retreat setting. Peaceful and quiet settings, artistic surroundings, and the natural beauty of the land will make for an intimate and unforgettable stay. There is a private beach for walks and swimming and a stunning hall for yoga and movement.
We will enjoy three beautiful wholefood vegetarian meals each day. 

Accommodation is shared - single beds in shared rooms - triple or quad share. 
There are also two twin share room and three rooms available for couples. These are given out first come, first serve. 
If you prefer total privacy, you have the option to camp. We have exclusive use of the grounds for this retreat and there are lovely, spacious, ocean view tent sites.

Bathrooms are shared, both standard and composting loos onsite.
Please note that cell phone coverage is patchy and there is no Wifi.  







Includes accommodation, all meals, and instruction.

Early Bird - $1200 | Payment made in full before July 15th
Regular Price - $1550 | Payment made after July 15th OR for those who pay a deposit and remainder later


Register and pay online with a credit card by using the booking buttons below.
If you prefer to pay via internet banking, please get in touch with us at info@katielane.co.nz