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Oct 22- 27th 
Shambhala Retreat | Golden Bay











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. She experiences NVC as a process that not only supports honest relating, with the self and other, but as a spiritual practice. 
Anna met Nonviolent Communication in 2005 and has been offering Nonviolent Communication courses since 2007. In 2009, she studied with Marshall
 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.

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 facilitating spaces for group learning and exploration in New Zealand since 2006. She sees yoga as an invitation to step into a deep relationship with ourselves on every level – body, mind, heart. Katie believes that embodied awareness is the foundation for thriving in the relational life. Her hope is that we cultivate a deeply intimate awareness in our practice so that what grows through yoga over the time is the possibility of really knowing ourselves and the empowerment of being able to make choices on and off the mat that truly serve us and those we relate with. 

Deeply informed by long time studies in non-dual Tantra (modern yoga philosophy) and current interests in 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. More HERE

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