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YOGA & NON VIOLENT COMMUNICATION RESIDENTIAL RETREAT
WITH KATIE LANE, ANNA GROVES & ROB TEN BROEKE
Nov 10-15th, 2020
Shambhala Guesthouse | Onekaka, Golden Bay
This retreat is a special and unique opportunity to bring the somatic (body based) practices of yoga, creative movement, meditation 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
HOW DOES YOGA FIT IN?
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!
This year, our retreat will have a special focus on self-empathy.
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 or bunk beds in shared rooms (no more than 3-4 people in a room)
There is one twin share room and a couple queen beds available for couples. 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 EXTENDED - $1200 | Payment made in full before September 8th
Regular Price - $1550 | Payment made after September 8th OR for those who pay a deposit and remainder later
**Because of the uncertainty for venues, caterers, facilitators, etc. in these Covid times, we need to receive solid registration by the early September in order for this retreat to go forward. If you would like to join us, take advantage of the early bird and/or register with the deposit option so that we know you are definite**
Online Booking with Credit Card:
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To reserve your place via online booking/credit card, use the booking buttons below for Early Bird or Regular Price/Deposit Option. Please select the start date of retreat (Tues Nov 10th) and click the start time (5pm) in order to complete registration process.
Booking with Online Banking:
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I believe that real listening is all that's needed for healing to take place.
Deep listening underlies all of Anna’s communication. Her ability to empathise underlies a potent emotional intelligence that enables Anna to connect with
people from all walks of life. She is passionate about the spirituality that lies within Nonviolent Communication (or Compassionate Communication) and regards it as a way of life. Anna met Nonviolent Communication in 2005 and has been offering Nonviolent Communication courses since 2007. In 2009, she studied with Marshall Rosenberg and more recently has completed Robert Gonzales' two year LIFE program. Anna is actively engaged in the global dyad inquiry project, an advanced spiritual practice with a partner that uses NVC tools.
As she is a performing artist, Anna’s trainings are interactive and full of fun. She has a graduate diploma in teaching, and a degree in the performing and screen arts. Anna has offered Nonviolent Communication training for teachers, social workers, psychologists, teenagers, counsellors, health workers, business managers and public groups. She has taught communication at state and private secondary schools.
ROB TEN BROEKE
The body knows how to be well and heal given the right environment. So I want to provide an environment that's conducive to renewing the natural lifeforce.
Rob is passionate about living life fully and freely. He is a strong believer in finding creative ways to grow and experience a rich and fulfilling life, including the exploration of different states of consciousness. He only offers tools and support techniques that he has found useful, powerful and transformative in his
own life – exercises he practises himself daily. Rob has supported people to break free from restricting habits and patterns, helping them make long-lasting changes in their lives. He uses a range of tools to guide people into a deep state of relaxation, where the subconscious can be
accessed and core transformation can occur. Rob’s voice is soothing and empathic supporting a deep sense of safety.
Rob is a Certified Hynotherapist and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner. He has worked nationally and internationally. He is a Taiji and
breathwork practitioner and teacher. Rob has also completed the two year LIFE intensive with NVC trainer Robert Gonzales, and is actively involved in the global dyad inquiry project to support his own deepening and spiritual practice.
KATIE LANE has been teaching yoga and guiding embodied exploration since 2005. Katie's yoga teaching blends body centred enquiry and dynamic alignment into progressive, playful, and sustainable flow. As an educator, her intention is to cultivate a deeply intimate awareness in our practice so that what grows through yoga over the time is the chance to truly know ourselves and the empowerment to make choices in our lives that serve us, those we relate with, and our global communities.
Deeply informed by long time studies in non-dual Tantra (modern yoga philosophy) and current interests in embodiment practices, applied psychology and Non Violent Communication (NVC), Katie weaves both practicality and soulful intention into her teaching in ways that are accessible, down to earth, and change making. She is an ERYT-500, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Yoga Teacher Trainer (RYS) and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. Outside of her work with groups, she is devoted to sharing the healing potential of yoga in one-on-one yoga therapy. Off the mat, Katie is currently studying counselling at Massey University and is part of a three year training program in Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing.