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Sat, May 30, 2015

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Basics of Compassionate Communication (4-hr Workshop) (Erin Merrihew) (North Seattle)
Join us for an afternoon of hands-on learning as we practice the main components of Marshall Rosenberg's theory of Nonviolent Communication (NVC): observations, feelings, needs, and requests. Together we will explore how these tools enrich the quality of our lives and empower us to show up with more authenticity and presence!

Thur, Jun 04, 2015 to
Sun, Jun 07, 2015

Starts with dinner (6pm) Thursday, ends after lunch (2pm) Sunday
Creating Flow in Your Connections Using NVC (Liv Monroe - CNVC Certified Trainer, Fred Sly (CNVC Certified Trainer)) (Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon)
Are you longing for the essential NVC tools, practice, and capacities to create and sustain joyful, flowing relationships? We will combine fun and deep, heartfelt learning into capacities you can take home. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to work through unresolved upsets and practice the difficult conversations that could bring relief. Whether your stuck places are at work, at home, with children, friends or intimate partners, you will return to your relationships ready to shift old stuck energy and experience sweet movement in connection, even your connection with yourself.

Fri, Jun 12, 2015

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The Communication of Yoga: Compassion On & Off the Mat (Kathleen Macferran - CNVC Certified Trainer, Chiara Guerrieri (yoga instructor)) (8 Limbs Yoga on Phinney Ridge)
In this workshop, you’ll experience how the powerful combination of Yoga and NonViolent Communication (NVC) can help you communicate consciously, compassionately and intentionally. What does speaking truthfully and compassionately sound like? How can we disagree with someone and stay in connection with ourselves and the other person? Through yoga practices, NVC skill-building discussions and quiet sitting time, you’ll learn how to act more in alignment with your self, so you can move in alignment with others – both on and off the mat. In many workshops we focus on either our physical bodies and ‘mat’ practice, or our inner emotions. This is a rare opportunity for participants to observe and experience the connection between these two layers as we work with NVC both on and off the yoga mat.

Thur, Jul 23, 2015 to
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Thursday, July 23 - Saturday, August 1, 2015
INTERNATIONAL INTENSIVE TRAINING (IIT) for Life-Enriching Education -USA (Sura Hart - CNVC Certified Trainer, Jean Morrison, Jared Finkelstein, Penny Vine) (Albuquerque, NM)
This International Intensive Training (IIT) for Life-Enriching Education is a 9-day Nonviolent Communication “immersion experience” for educators intent on exploring Marshall Rosenberg’s vision and its application in the daily life of classrooms and schools.

Sat, Aug 01, 2015 to
Sat, Aug 08, 2015

Starts with Dinner, Saturday, August 1 and ends with Lunch, Saturday, August 8
11th Annual Family Camp Intergenerational Village (NCC-Family Camp - CNVC Certified Trainer, Barb Larson, Doug Dolstad, Ingrid Bauer, Elana Sabajon, Mel Sears, Kathleen MacFarran, David Weinstock) (Vashon Island, WA)
Family Camp is where fun, connection, support, adventure, learning and transformation come together in a unique family training immersion/vacation experience.

Wed, Aug 12, 2015 to
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

Starts with Dinner, Wednesday, August 12, ends with Lunch, Sunday, August 16.
Northwest NVC Summer Festival (All of Us, Doug Dolstad, Barbara Larson and more TBD...) (Cedar Springs Farm, Vashon Island)
Join fellow NVC friends, old and new, in a casual festival environment: all ages welcome, camp on a Vashon Island farm/retreat center, help cook with food grown on the farm, using Open Space Technology share and learn what you want to, collaborate, connect, play, create, chillax...

Sat, Aug 22, 2015 to
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

09:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Communication of Yoga: Compassion On & Off the Mat (Kathleen Macferran - CNVC Certified Trainer, Chiara Guerrieri) (Feathered Pipe Ranch)
This week we invite you to bring your body, mind and spirit on retreat to take part in a full-bodied exploration of connection. Gathering in the sacred refuge of the Feathered Pipe Ranch, this is an opportunity to come together in community to focus on discovering how to keep the energy of kindness and compassion present in your connections. Your guides are Kathleen Macferran and Chiara Guerrieri, who have a shared passion for teaching people how to walk the way of yoga and the compassionate communicator. They weave their wisdom and experience together to offer an integrative approach that can be carried home with you to nurture and strengthen your connections even more so. Together they support you in moving beyond techniques, cultivating new pathways that will become second nature with practice, attention and time. Throughout the week, you’ll have multiple opportunities to experiment and play, opening your body and inspiring your spirit through movement and breath. Each day Chiara turns your senses inward guiding you through a series of yoga poses chosen for their ability to make room in the body for deeper connections to take root. ‘Kathleen brings well-established principles and skills in communication to explore vibrant relationships with self and others. The Feathered Pipe offers the perfect haven to step into this conversation, making room for your heart to hear what is true and alive in the present moment.


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