Nonviolence in our Words and Hearts: an 8 Week foundation series on Nonviolent Communication

February 2, 2016 - March 22, 2016
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Mali Parke

Studio DC Dupont Circle
1710 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC, 20009
United States

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“The essence of ahimsa is non-violence of our own heart. The violence we inflict on each other is only the outward manifestation of the war raging inside ourselves and it is only by stopping the war within that we can stop the war without. Violence is manifested in actions, in words and in thoughts. We may consider ourselves non-violent people but violence can work on very subtle levels. It has many disguises.“ Extract from a Gaiam article by Dorna Djenab

• Have you been looking for support to transform your judgments, guilt, shame, anger, fears in relationship to yourself or others?

• Are you longing to empower your communication and have your voice reflect your higher self to live a more authentic and fiercely loving You?

• Are you wanting to connect more deeply with others or re-connect behind the surprising or hurtful words or behaviors?

• Are you ready to engage in life owning your full power and those of others with equal care?

We invite you to join us for an 8-week series diving deeper into the principles of nonviolence and empowered communication, also known as Nonviolent Communication™(NVC). Used in international conflicts, mediation, family/individual relationship support, NVC allows you to connect more deeply with your body and felt sense by learning new tools for noticing what is driving thoughts, evaluations and judgments. NVC is applicable to all relationships be it at home, work, and with the larger world.

“I believe the principles and techniques in Nonviolent Communication can literally change the world, but more importantly, they can change the quality of your life with your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your co-workers, and everyone else you interact with. I cannot recommend it highly enough.” – Jack Canfield, author, Chicken Soup for the Soul Series.  See more endorsements for NVC by famous authors like Deepak Chopra, Arun Ghandi, Marianne Williamsom, John Gray, and Anthony Robbins…

In the intro session, you will catch a glimpse of how a shift in perspective can enhance greater immediate compassion for yourself and others. Bring a recent situation/issue you will want to work on. It will be a presentation and interactive group session.

In the foundation series, you will learn how to connect with greater clarity and awareness to what motivates you and others behind words and actions, enhance your capacity to voice your true self and empathically guess what may be precious to others, strengthen connection and trust and explore the healing power of empathy on core beliefs and habits.

The workshop format will include short presentation, empowering coaching questions, experiential exercises, empathy partnering and inner processes/journaling in between sessions.


The Studio DC Yoga Center, Dupont Circle
1710 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC

Intro Night (Can be taken as a stand-alone): Tuesday Feb 2, 7:45pm-9:30pm

Cost: $35 OM Pass members
$45 non-members

Full Series*: 8 Tuesdays, Feb 2 – Mar 22, 7:45pm-9:30pm

Early Bird Registration (1/10)
$240 Regular Registration
$300 – 8 week series
$285 – returning students already attended intro

*Limited to 16 participants


Sitting is on yoga blankets or cushions. Bring your own backjack or soft seating option for comfort if need be.

The room can have various temperatures and we will always do our best to adjust to what is comfortable to our group but be ready to have various layers to take off or on.

Bring your own water bottle and something to write on.
A folder will be provided at the foundation series 1st session to continue filling with handouts along the 7 weeks.

For ease to everyone’s diverse sensitivity, minimize or hold on wearing any perfume. The Studio tends to burn incenses early in the day and we’ll be able to open windows if need be at the beginning.