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More Compassion More Power 

with Kathy Simon  October 25-30 Near Calistoga, CA  More Info!

More Compassion More PowerThe "More Compassion, More Power" intensive is a perfect way to immerse yourself in both the beauty of NVC community and the beauty of nature. The retreat welcomes both new and veteran NVC practitioners who want to deepen their own compassionate presence and at the same time increase their sense of power and agency.


Led by experienced facilitator, Kathy Simon, and her team of co-facilitators , the retreat promises to be creative, skillful and openhearted. In Kathy's words "I love sharing NVC. It's a gift to be with the people who show up for this kind of work, often having a beautiful vision of where they would like to be and of the shifts they would like to make in their lives.  I feel moved by the support NVC can offer us to understand patterns that we want to shift and to develop new skills for making those changes -- and at the same time, offering deep appreciation and acceptance of where we are right now."


Kathy Simon headshotDepending on participant interest, there will special avenues for focusing on developing more power and compassion in particular areas in our lives, including: Being in a couple, Parenting, Communicating with family-of-origin, Workplace issues, and Social change work. Register!


Have Difficult Conversations and Thrive! 3 Days Left to Register!

Difficult Conversationswith John Kinyon and Ike Lasater  July 13 &14 10am - 5 pm 

Would you like to have engaged, meaningful, connected conversations with those who mean the most to you?  Leave this workshop with specific processes that prepare you to have difficult conversations while caring for yourself in the along the way.  Join Ike and John for this rare opportunity! Register!

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Peace Starts at Home: Dialogue as a Way of Life

a Workshop for Couples with Miki Kashtan    July 23 &24 9:30am - 5:00pm 

Would you like to have more meaningful and authentic dialogue with the ones you love? Through the practice of dialogue with our loved ones, we expand our ability to meet life's challenges everywhere with goodwill and authenticity. Register! 

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with Miki Kashtan

Power of Words

 "Truth, Care and Words"  

The Hebrew Bible tells us that "death and life come through the power of the tongue." My father, who was a (mostly) lay linguist, raised all three of his daughters to be in awe of the power of words to create effects. It's no wonder that I have dedicated my life to a methodology and a practice that put so much emphasis on choice of words to convey meaning and to create inner and outer transformation. Read Full Article

In Your Own Words

The Abode

August 5th -10th,  The Adobe, New Lebanon, NY 

Would you like to make your language more natural and flowing? Join Miki for this 6-day retreat to strengthen your ability to  live, communicate, and work toward inner and outer transformation from within the consciousness of love, courage, and truth-telling. Register!


First Class FreeNew Foundations 1 and 2 Series Starting!  

F2 on Thursdays in Oakland -Starts July 14th        Register! 

F1 on Thursdays in Santa Rosa - Starts July 21st   Register!

F1 on Mondays in Oakland - Starts August 15th     Register!


Diversity Retreat

BayNVC is Committed to Supporting Diversity!

A Retreat with Roxy Manning, Nancy Kahn and more!  July 23-30, 2011 

If you are drawn to learning more about this rich and charged area, and especially if you want to engage with others across race and class differences, find out more about for this powerful opportunity. More Info

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