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                                               We face each other in the betweenness between us. | Watsuji Tetsuro

SOLD OUT. If you are interested in attending in the future and/or hosting an embodied NVC weekend in your community, please get in touch!

February 23-24, 2019
10am - 4pm  | Saturday & Sunday 
Venue: Space Yoga & Mindfulness

Individual: EARLY BIRD (until end of the year) $250 | Full Price $285
Couple: Discount for two! $455 

“Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”- Rumi

Even with a cultivated "yoga mindset", it is in our relational life where we often continue to encounter obstacles, challenge, and frustration as we come into conversation or conflict with another. Most of us long for skills and tools that can improve the quality of our relationships, increase our contribution through our work in the world, and deepen our sense of personal empowerment. 

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 life. By practising NVC, we learn to identify and express our feelings and needs so that other people can more easily relate to and understand us. It helps us make key differentiations between observing and judging, requesting and demanding, and gives us effective strategies for sharing our truth in a way that helps others listen. In turn, we learn ways to listen to others more deeply.

Yoga and NVC are perfect partners. Yoga, as a body based awareness practice, shows us over time how our emotions live within our body in the form of sensation. Feelings are physiology, the body is the place where all experience happens. As we become more familiar with our bodily sensations, we can reconnect with our body as the place from which deep inner knowing arises and also as the place where we can tangibly contact a sense of safety, grounding, and containment at times when we need support. 

This workshop aims to introduce participants to the essence, the heart, of NonViolent Communication. Accessible yoga practices will support our embodied approach to NVC and the exploration of how our feelings and needs live within and express themselves through the body. 

Register HERE via Space Yoga.

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. 

Katie 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 working towards a Masters in Counseling and soon beginning a three year training in Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing. 

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