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Planting Seeds of NVC
Reweaving Our Human Fabric
New Couples Workshop!
Arnina Kashtan in Oakland!
Still Time to Register for . . .
BayNVC Seeks Graphic Artist
Learn NVC!

Planting Seeds of NVC   

Raising money for our NVC University!picture of Dorrit, the ED

BayNVC is already one of the foremost centers of NVC learning in the world, and we are ready to take the next step. We have spent almost 10 years developing our trainings and cultivating trainers. Now, our first priority is to build on and improve our curricula so we can provide trainings that will help people positively transform every aspect of life - family, community, and work. This "NVC University" will create stewards who will plant seeds of NVC and support organizations, schools, health-care facilities, and government agencies with facilitation, mediation, and coaching.

Read more about what we are creating or donate now!   



We are looking for support with donor and foundation development, and other forms of fund-raising.  Please email me if you can offer these skills as a gift to us.   


And we still need volunteers in the office to help us with all the tasks needed to implement our vision.  Shifts available from 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

In anticipation of what we can create together,

Dorrit Geshuri, Executive Director

Bay Area Nonviolent Communication


    Reweaving Our Human Fabric   

Miki Kashtan

A Celebration of Miki Kashtan's new book!  Miki Kashtan's new book

Monday, August 22, 6 - 9pm

$10 advance,  

$12 at the door


Join us for an exciting evening including:  

  • Excerpts from the book read by Miki Kashtan
  • Live music with Marca Cassity
  • Sculpture exhibit by Lorraine Bonner 

After nine months of intensive focus, Miki Kashtan recently finished writing her book Reweaving Our Human Fabric: Transforming the Legacy of Separation into a Future of Collaboration. Although many steps remain before this book is published and out in the world, this is a key milestone and we are inviting you to celebrate with us. PLEASE BRING FOOD TO SHARE!  Tickets 

MCR BlueMaking Collaboration Real Series Continues!  

A Retreat with Miki Kashtan and Martha Lasley  September 20-24  Register!   

The theme of this retreat is "Embracing Challenges to Enhance Collaboration"Everyone is welcome.

New Couples Workshop!  

Transforming Conflict

Transforming Conflict, Deepening Connection

A Couples Workshop with Kathy Simon, Sept 25, 9:30 - 4:30pm

Have you lost your sense of playfulness and easy connectedness as a couple? Would you like some support communicating with your partner in an effective way? In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore some of the tensions in your relationship and to gain skills for understanding yourself and your partner more deeply.  Register!

Arnina Kashtan in Oakland!  

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Expanding Inner Muscles 

Two events with Arnina Kashtan

ONE-DAY INTENSIVE:   Sunday, August 14,  

10am - 6pm    Sliding Scale $280 - $140  


TWO-EVENING SERIES:  Tuesday, August 16 & 23, 5:30-9pm    Sliding Scale $240 - $120


Or register for the COMPLETE PACKAGE -   

Workshop AND Series    Sliding Scale $400 - $190


How can we accept ourselves when we act against our own best intentions? 

Many of us often find it is easier to be compassionate towards others than towards ourselves. The punishment / non-deserving approach has been dominating our culture and minds so deeply that we find it almost impossible to embrace the notion that we are "OK".

Still Time to Register for . . .  

The Abode
In Your Own Words with Miki Kashtan
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!

Wishing that you or someone you know had man holding free signa solid foundation in Nonviolent Communication?

Join us for the first class for free!

  • Foundations 1 (Oakland) - Mondays, starts August 15
  • Foundations 1 (San Francisco)- Tuesdays, starts August 23
  • Foundations 2 (Oakland) - Wednesdays, starts   September 7
  • Foundations 2 (Santa Rosa) - Thursdays, starts September 15  
Newt Bailey
BayNVC in the Community! 
Join Newt Bailey for a Free Intro to NVC at the SFPD Mission Station
August 3, 2011, 7:00-9:00pm      

This intro is a lively exploration of the basics on Nonviolent Communication, a language and consciousness of compassion that can dramatically improve all of our relationships. Register!

Transforming Oppression

Transforming Oppression is Back by Popular Demand!

with Nancy Kahn  Thursday nights, 7-9pm beginning Sept 8th
Individual $580 - $780  Organizational $850    

We will address the complexity of how to navigate moments when the "flame and/or passion" that burns within ourselves for social justice, is active, and hold an intention to relate compassionately and/or authentically in the face of differences. For more information, please contacNancy.r.kahn@gmail.com or 415-336-0992

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More Compassion, More Power!  

A Retreat with Kathy Simon   

October 25-30,   Register!    

BayNVC Seeks Graphic Artist

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Can you help us design a series of images for our brochures, flyers and other marketing materials? The artist will be acknowledged on all of our materials and will receive credit towards tuition for our events and programs.  

To apply, please email a sample of your art work to our executive director, Dorrit Geshuri, at dorrit@baynvc.org.    


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