We face each other in the betweenness between us. | Watsuji Tetsuro
YOGA & NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION WEEKEND WORKSHOP
WITH KATIE LANE & ANNA GROVES 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!
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.