The CNVC Office is closed Monday, January 21, 2019, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

Training Details

Immersion & Learning Retreat




General NVC


In Person




Morrison, Jean
Masters, Kristin

Date and Time

Fri, Feb 15, 2019 to Wed, Feb 20, 2019 — starts Fri, Feb 15 at 4:30pm, ends Wed 2/20 at 1pm, — Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8)


Quaker Center, between Santa Cruz & San Jose

1000 Hubbard Gulch Rd.
Ben Lomond, California 95005
United States


Our two certified NVC trainers have decades of experience in sharing and living NVC principles and practices, as well as extensive group leadership and facilitation experience. We're all about engagement, inclusion, in-depth learning, play, flow, safety, and choice. Oh ~ and our chef provides delicious, nutritious, and nurturing meals and snacks !

Each day will offer up opportunities to:
• choose your topic groups each day (3 groups each day; 2-3 topic choices each group); so you can participate in 15 NVC topic groups!
• pair up for an empathy session on a walk to the labyrinth
• choose which activity best meets your needs during our "afternoon options" - hiking, art, napping, music, reading, conversation, science ...
• be part of an empathy group to learn and practice exquisite listening and courageous honesty
• meet in the evenings for light-hearted learning, improv games, sharing talents, star-gazing, flash-light hikes, eating extra snacks & desserts ...
• make new friends and deepen existing friendships

Who is it for

This is a retreat for NVC students who have some familiarity with NVC and are wanting a deeper dive into NVC for supporting an authentic and compassionate life.


  • * create community with diverse individuals with common goal
  • * personal growth in areas of relationships, goals, & health
  • * leadership development in your work, family & community
  • * freedom from old habits and reactivity while cultivating a more compassionate and authentic life!
  • * discovery of the often hidden beautiful parts of ourselves and others

Registration Investment


$775 per person for shared accommodations,
$625 per person for camping
$475 for commuters
We ask that you contribute to the trainers for the tuition separately by donation/dana ( "pay from your heart, spirit, and joy").

What to Bring

Check the weather forecast first! It could be rainy, foggy, sunny …. or all three! Temp could be in 30's to upper 60's. Bring warmth!
Bring layered casual clothes (suitable for walks in the rain). Anything you enjoy having at retreats (no pets, alcohol or drugs please!).
For the cabins, please bring sheets, pillowcase and towel. Though you can rent these for a nominal fee at the retreat.

Registration, payment and deposit info.

Please go to this link for further information and to register:


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