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Core Practices for Inner Freedom - Speaking and Living Our Truth (Nanaimo)

Facilitator: Angela Walkley


This course dives further into the core practices of Inner Freedom. While NVC taps us into compassion and frees us from blame, it is also a powerful for approach for bringing forward our authentic voice.

Inner freedom is our ability to stay present, be creative, and respond consciously to life, no matter what the circumstances, guided by what matters to us most.

In this retreat, we will explore and experience core practices for inner freedom, based on the work of NVC visionaries such as Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of NVC, and Miki Kashtan, co-founder of BayNVC.

These are practices that require no special equipment, vocabulary, dojos, gyms, or particular spiritual beliefs – only the spaces of your everyday relationships.

Core Practices

  1. Speaking and living our truth with strength and care for others

  2. Getting comfortable with saying 'no' to what you don't want and 'yes' to what you do!

  3. Giving and acting only with full willingness, and without expectation.

It will also build on part one's exploration of:

  1. Being present to difficult emotions

  2. Taking responsibility for the quality of our experience - our feelings and actions

  3. Seeing everyone's innocence and humanity, no matter their actions

  4. Giving and acting only with full willingness, and without expectation

Dates and Times

Sat, June 3, 9:30 - 4:30pm

Sun, June 4, 9:30 - 3:30pm


$150 Early-bird (on or before May 8)

$185 Regular (after May 8)


Experience with NVC - preferably the minimum equivalent of a 2-day workshop. There are introductory workshops being held on Gabriola Island (April 8th) and in Nanaimo (May 6th) that would provide the necessary foundation.