NVC – Moving With Life

 presence in motion

Embodying Nonviolent Communication through Movement and Flow

An invitation to deepen into presence, authenticity, freedom & connection

Melbourne 25 – 29th May 2017

  Candlebark Farm, Healesville (50 mins Melbourne CBD)      

Ballina, NSW 2 – 6th June 2017

Ballina Beach Village (2 1/4 hrs Brisbane CBD)

Cost Options Range: $470 – $950. Early-bird discount till 31st March

Payment plans available

Residential retreats – Limited numbers – Registrations close 21st April


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Who are these retreats for?

Anyone who has completed at least 2 days of basic NVC training and would like to live more fully and authentically; anyone who would like to embody NVC consciousness.

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These retreats are suitable for people of all movement abilities. A working knowledge of NVC is assumed – participants need to have completed 2 or more days training with an experienced NVC trainer. Contact us for options in your area if you need to complete basic NVC training.

“I found the processes very moving and transformative, supporting both group cohesion and an embodied consciousness in alignment with NVC principles of living authentically and fully. I highly recommend working with Robert & Sarah if you have an opportunity and you want to integrate a fuller embodiment.” Robert Gonzales CNVC Certified Trainer, USA


Facilitators

Robert Kržišnik (MSc. Psych) is a certified NVC trainer, facilitator, mediator and psychotherapist with 27 years of experience, and a Contact Improvisation dancer.
Sarah Beckmann is a certified NVC trainer, facilitator, professional dance artist & trainer, and Contact Improvisation facilitator. Sarah’s CV
Together they integrate NVC with simple mindful movement practices from Contact Improvisation to support a profound deepening of our inner and interpersonal connection &  authentic self expression.

Exploring connection via movement and Contact Improvisation takes us to a new dimension. Robert & Sarah make NVC and Contact Improvisation marry in a way that is amazing! Liv Larsson, CNVC Certified Trainer, Sweden

See & hear Robert & Sarah talk about these upcoming retreats…

FAQs page with links to relevant sections in the video…


Why?

Why bring body awareness & movement practices into NVC, and NVC into Contact Improvisation?
Read Tracy’s experience integrating NVC & CI

“Taking part at the retreat Embodying NVC through Movement and Flow in Austria was for me a tremendous lift from verbal NVC expression and at the same time deepening my understanding of its principles. How does human body observe, feel, ask and react. Finally words become like the simplest step once you understand the movement in and of your body. The embodiment brings freedom and opens possibilities of verbal communication to become more authentic and natural. With the loving support and expertise of Sarah Beckmann and Robert Kržišnik the process became something that I believe every NVC practitioner would find as beneficial on their path to better understanding and co-creation of this miracle of life.” Jana Burger, Slovenia/Germany

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“I found the processes very moving and transformative, supporting both group cohesion and an embodied consciousness in alignment with NVC principles of living authentically and fully. I highly recommend working with Robert & Sarah if you have an opportunity and you want to integrate a fuller embodiment.” Robert Gonzales CNVC Certified Trainer, USA

“What I had been trying to understand mentally without success, revealed itself in this process, with ease and clarity. Through this work a very powerful chain of changes has been awakened in me.” Leila

“This approach provides lived experiences of NVC concepts and processes, and enables us to do deep work.” Helen Adamson (Certified CNVC trainer Spain / USA)

“Thank you for this gift.  Through this workshop I gained a physical understanding of the interdependence that we human beings live in. I also physically realized the universality of feelings and needs and that I could connect to them through my body. It was an experience that made me see the beauty around me and the beauty of life. ” Suso

“I feel grateful and present. With this work and journey I could enter into a wonderful connection with my body, soul and spirit. I realized that the beauty of life is expressed through me and my being. The combination of Dance/ Movement and NVC opened for me a new way to connect to life.” Anna

“My experience of the workshop of Robert and Sarah in Embodying NVC through Movement and Flow was a true exploration of the world within; emotions, feelings, needs. Whatever was explored during the NVC sessions through the field of communication was later explored through the physical in the CI dance. We explored the dance of communication and the communication of the dance. I loved it!” Vesna Klemencic, Slovenia/Austria

“Exploring connection via movement and Contact Improvisation takes us to a new dimension. Robert & Sarah make NVC and Contact Improvisation marry in a way that is amazing!” Liv Larsson, CNVC Certified Trainer, Sweden

“It supported me to have an embodied experience of key NVC concepts such as presence, choice, authenticity and self-connection. I found the experience rich and deeply rewarding.” Kathleen MacFerran, CNVC Certified Trainer, USA

“Taking part at the retreat Embodying NVC through Movement and Flow was for me a tremendous lift from verbal NVC expression and at the same time deepening my understanding of its principles. How does human body observe, feel, ask and react. Finally words become like the simplest step once you understand the movement in and of your body. The embodiment brings freedom and opens possibilities of verbal communication to become more authentic and natural. With the loving support and expertise of Sarah Beckmann and Robert Kržišnik the process became something that I believe every NVC practitioner would find as beneficial on their path to better understanding and co-creation of this miracle of life.” Jana Burger, Slovenia/Germany


In these retreats we will:

  • awaken our bodies to presence, movement and aliveness through basic elements of Contact Improvisation
  • cultivate our capacities for deep listening, receptivity, empathy, freedom and authentic expression
  • be invited to see what emerges when we dive into our embodiment, switch off our minds and let go of control
  • receive ourselves and each other empathically, with our bodies and with our hearts
  • fully celebrate and mourn Life that flows through us
  • embody authentic presence through deep honesty – emotionally, physically, and in movement
  • enter into the play of moving together

 

With NVC (Nonviolent Communication) we explore our relationships, as well as the very essence of our experience of human existence. Finding and living our deepest authenticity, connecting with others and with life from our deepest selves and vulnerability, and opening to soul-level intimacy… these are all closely connected with the spirit of NVC.

While it can be very profound to explore those qualities through our minds and emotions, a whole new universe of awareness and integration opens up when we fully include our bodies and their movements.more...

Our bodies, which have been so well domesticated and trained throughout our socialization, become incredible guides when given freedom and awakened to authentic movement.

Through the portal of our body we connect deeply with our innate wisdom, our heart’s deepest longings, and what is truly alive in us. From here we can express ourselves, our deep truths, both verbally and non-verbally, with eloquence, truth, authenticity and freedom.

 

Movement and physical abilities

Although this is an “NVC retreat” and will incorporate processing and sharing in pairs, small groups and the large group, a central aspect of the retreat will be body movement exploration. There will be lots of movement and touch… There is no requirement for you to be a dancer, an athlete, or fit in any particular way, yet it is essential for you to have a willingness to explore these realms of life – movement, improvisation, making physical contact with others, and entering into the dance of NVC in Movement and Flow.

Simple Contact Improvisation movement practices will be integrated with more ‘traditional’ NVC practices. Each of these movement practices are contributed as offers and requests – your participation is entirely consent based. How you move and the extent of your movement and touch is your choice and is based on what is authentic within you at any given time.

 

‘you only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves’ – Mary Oliver

 

For more information on Contact Improvisation visit the link here. Contact Improvisation if often described as a moving meditation.

No prior experience with Contact Improvisation is required, however if you would enjoy to experience Contact Improvisation before the retreat, classes and jams are held regularly in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Byron Bay, Newcastle, Brisbane, Perth, and major NZ cities – search for Contact Improvisation Facebook groups in your area for event notifications

 

NVC Experience Prerequisite

Throughout the retreat we will be using and building on the basic concepts and practices of Nonviolent Communication such as empathic receiving, honest self-expression, self-connection, feelings and needs literacy. The prerequisite for participating in this retreat is completion of a minimum of 2 days of NVC training with experienced NVC trainers. As an introduction to NVC we recommend you read Marshall Rosenberg’s book:

‘Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life’  2003. Puddledancer Press

If you have not yet completed basic NVC training and are interested in participating in this retreat, please look for NVC trainings with certified trainers in your area through NVC Australia.   Online and teleclass trainings, plus a large multi-media library are available at NVC Academy

Or contact us for information on how to access NVC trainings in your area.

Queensland, NSW & elsewhere: Tracy Adams 07- 5435 2993 or  0405 179 488 wildweaver@ozemail.com.au

Victoria: Andrew Cowell toastmasterandrew@gmail.com


Scholarships

A limited number of tuition scholarships will be available on application for people who meet the following criteria. Please contact us to apply for a scholarship if you meet these criteria and have a passion for integrating these forms of practice into what you teach/facilitate. Phone Tracy 07- 5435 2993 or 0405 179 488.

  • Low income or otherwise genuinely unable to afford to pay the full price, PLUS one or more of the following
  • You are an NVC trainer or practicioner who wants to integrate movement practices into your NVC trainings and facilitation OR
  • You are a Contact Improvisation trainer or practicioner who wants to integrate NVC into your CI trainings OR
  • You are a trainer/facilitator of Contact Improvisation or other body/movement centred awareness practice who wants to collaborate with NVC trainers to present future workshops in Australia

Enquiries

Ballina Retreat: Tracy Adams 07- 5435 2993  or 0405 179 488 wildweaver@ozemail.com.au

Melbourne Retreat:  Andrew Cowell toastmasterandrew@gmail.com


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