3/9-13/2016 (Bahamas) An Immersion in Compassionate, Nonviolent Communication: Creating Peace with Others and Ourselves

A highly interactive program ideal for those new to Nonviolent Communication and those wanting to deepen their practice through music, storytelling, roleplaying, games, small group activities, and somatic-based empathy.

Sivavanda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Bahamas

March 9 – 13, 2016

Register here.

We all desire to be compassionate and caring, and to hold our own needs with care, but how do we actually accomplish this? In this five-day immersion in Nonviolent Communication, we reconnect with our intentions via powerful, practical skills that can support us in communicating with more honesty, authenticity, connection, and compassion.

This highly interactive program is ideal for those new to Nonviolent Communication and those wanting to deepen their practice. Through music, storytelling, roleplaying, games, small group activities, and somatic-based empathy, we learn to transform our inner critics into allies, break through blocks, and better manage challenging situations. Come on your own, or come with someone in your life with whom you’d enjoy a deeper connection and learn life-changing skills to connect more deeply with others and have fun in the process.

More info & Register here.

Daily Schedule
Your course schedule has been designed by your presenter, Dian Killian, to provide a holistic educational experience, and includes course presentation time, meal times, and free time for you to enjoy the beach and the grounds and participate in the ashram’s daily programs. Lines in bold type indicate required course times.

Morning and Evening Satsang: community gatherings for meditation, chanting & teachings; sometimes a silent beach walk.

Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes: available on outdoor ocean and bayfront platforms (beginner and intermediate levels offered twice daily).

DAY 1
6:00 – 8:00 am Morning Satsang
8:30 am Inauguration Ceremony
9:00 – 10:00 am Course Session
10:00 am Brunch
11:00 am Ashram Orientation Walk
12:00 – 4:00 pm Course Session
4:00 – 6:00 pm Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 – 10:00 pm Evening Satsang

DAY 2-4
6:00 – 8:00 am Morning Satsang
8:30 – 10:00 am Course Session
10:00 am Brunch
12:00 – 4:00 pm Course Session
4:00 – 6:00 pm Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes
6:00 pm Dinner
8:00 – 10:00 pm Evening Satsang

DAY 5
6:00 – 8:00 am Morning Satsang
8:30 – 10:00 am Course Session
10:00 am Brunch
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Course Session
3:00 pm Graduation Ceremony
* Regular ashram schedule the rest of the day

Ceremonies
It is the ashram tradition to open and close with a ceremony to bring auspicious blessings on each course.
8:30 am Inauguration Ceremony on first day of course
3:00 pm Graduation Ceremony on last day of course

Ashram Orientation and Tour
7:00 pm Guest Orientation on first day of arrival (meets at Reception)
11:00 am Ashram Tour and History on the first day of the course only (meets at Reception)

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