x_Third Annual East Coast NVC Women's Retreat

Van Etten, New York
Thursday, August 23, 2012
x_Third Annual East Coast NVC Women's Retreat
Thursday, August 23, 2012 5:00 PM -
Sunday, August 26, 2012 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Light On The Hill Retreat Center
(607) 589-4419
209 Blake Hill Road
Van Etten, New York 14889
United States

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Experience Authentic Connection at the
Third East Coast NVC Women’s Retreat!

"Before the retreat someone suggested that I “Be The Change You Want.” I understood what this meant but had not realized how to do it – well, how to do that is what I learned this weekend. On my journey of healing, this retreat and all it entailed was the key to a locked door that I had previously been struggling with to open. My soul needed to be set free, and it was set free at the Women’s Retreat."
Dori, 2011 Women's Retreat participant

2011 Women's Retreat participants

Connection -- it's not just bars on your cellphone, it's your experience of life. Would you like to connect with your self, fully with and in your body? Would you enjoy a safe place to practice connecting with others, present to and with the people around you? How connected would you like to be?

Imagine yourself in the warm summer sun overlooking a majestic mountain valley ... learning with a diverse community of women, focusing on deep healing and transformation, drawing on mutual knowledge and support as we step into our individual and collective power with the consciousness and skills of Nonviolent Communication (NVC).

If this speaks to you, join us for the second annual East Coast NVC Women’s Retreat! This year's retreat will take place at the beautiful The Light on the Hill Retreat Center near Ithaca, NY. 

Facilitators [please see full bios and details on their offerings on our website]:

  • Dian Killian, Phd, CNVC Certified Trainer, certified Coach, co-author of two popular NVC books, and founder and Director of The Center for Collaborative Communication.

  • Simone Anliker, CNVC Certified Trainer, founder of Compassion & Voice in Switzerland, and a specialist in NVC for deep healing.

  • Kristin Masters, CNVC Certified Trainer, teaches in ways that are engaging, using humor to play with the stuff that gets hard for us. But she also loves going to deep places in a quiet, sensitive way, seeking healing through living compassion, especially as a guide to inner work.

  • Assistant trainer Phoenix Soleil is a graduate of the NVC North American Leadership program, and a specialist in NVC and expressive arts.

  • Lorraine Aguilar joins the Women's Retreat as an assistant trainer, sharing a musical workshop where we'll learn principles of NVC through an interactive sing-along experience.

Retreat Location:
The Light on the Hill Retreat Center
on 236 pristine acres of woods, streams, and gorges, over-looks a breath-taking valley. Most rooms are private with scenic garden and mountain views.  The meals at Light on the Hill are healthy and gourmet, made with local produce, including some grown in their own garden.

This comfortable and newly constructed retreat center will nourish you as we engage in healing, awareness, fun and transformation via diverse NVC practices.

Sessions which the trainers are excited to include:

  • Living in a Woman’s Body- Celebrations and Mournings [Kristin]
  • Building Resilience to Shame [Kristin]
  • Preparation for Authentic Dialog [Simone]
  • Deepening Awareness of the Beauty of Needs [Simone]
  • Increasing Your Street "Cred" with Street NVC [Dian]
  • De-Mystifying Empathy Guessing (Making Semantic-based Empathy Guesses) [Dian]
  • Being the dream of you [Phoenix]
  • Staying grounded while under fire [Phoenix] 
  • Interactive sing-along [Lorraine] 
  • ... and more topics to be announced as the date approaches -- full details on our website]:!

Meals: The Room and Board fee includes nine meals starting with dinner on the 23rd and ending with lunch on the 26th. Meals are gourmet vegetarian and often vegan, prepared on-site with loving intention and locally-grown foods. Meat eaters may bring cold cuts to store in the refrigerator to supplement their meals. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Travel: Air travel, bus travel, and carpooling are all options and getting to the retreat is about 4 hours from NYC by ground. Please see detailed travel information on our website.


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  • We accept credit and debit cards online, please click above to get started.
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    Costs include both a program fee and a residential fee.

    The Program Fee varies according to when you register, and is reduced for both early and group registrations.

    $395 -- spaces are limited: Click Here to Register Now!

    We are pleased to support shared learning and community attendance with a community discount to our program fee -- women who register at the same time in groups of 2 or more receive 10% off the program fee. Get your friends and family together and join in -- Register Now!

    Residential Fees: Room & Board

    • [1 Remaining] Three nights/days - Single or double room with a bed & nine gourmet meals: $285
    • [SOLD OUT] Three nights/days - Cot in a shared room & nine gourmet meals:  $225 ** limited spots available
    • Three nights/days - Camping & meals: $195 **limited spots available
    • Three days - commuting with nine gourmet meals: $195
    • Three days - commuting with with six gourmet meals [lunch & dinner only]: $165
    • Three days - commuting, no meals provided: $90
    We're looking forward to your ideas, requests, and participation -- Click Here to Register Now! and make sure to fill out the form completely.
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