SIT NVC -Slovenian International Training in Nonviolent Communication 2018
Location: Ars viva hostel in Podcerkev, Slovenia
Date and Time:
Creating Communities of Care, Respect and Strength
7 day residential retreat for beginners and advanced practitioners of in NVC – Nonviolent Communication
20. – 27. April, 2018 – Slovenia
Facilitator and Trainer:
We would like to welcome you to this special retreat which we designed for people new to Nonviolent Communication as well as for advanced practitioners and trainers in the process of certification, who wish to deepen their already abundant skills and experiences with the Language of Life.
The process work will be facilitated by Kathleen Macferran who has abundant experience in holding spaces for learners of all levels participating in the same room and everyone getting learning.
Please feel most welcome even if you have no experiences with Nonviolent communication whatsoever.
Our group diversity will bring additional aliveness into the focused learning process and invite direct application of the teachings.
Below are some of the topics you will be invited to inquiry about during this retreat:
What matters most to me?
Draft daily schedule
7:45 – 8:30 Breakfast
Please note that the daily schedule is subject to change.
We will be meeting daily for an hour (17.00 – 18.00) with the same group of people (approx 4 group members), to support each other during the process and reflect on how we are doing as individuals and community.
Ars viva hostel in Podcerkev village
Youth Hostel Ars Viva is located in a rural setting in the village Podcerkev, part of the Loška valley overlooking the beautiful Snežnik forest. It is located just 62 km from Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia and the accommodation has been carefully designed & built using natural, local materials.
Surrounded by colorful meadows, an intermittent lake, natural bridges, mystical underground world, streams and magical forests the region offers plenty opportunities for discovering natural and cultural heritage of the region.
Video on Loška dolina (in Slovene language) .
single room with own bathroom
During the retreat you will be served three vegetarian or vegan meals per day made mainly from local resources and delivered by local catering service. We will provide tea and coffee during our breaks. If you have any special diet please let us know, we will do our best to fulfill your special food requirements.
Price for accommodation
Room / location type Price per person
Workshop tuition fees
For the whole 7 day event : 350* – 590 EUR per person
* Early bird price for early registration (registration and payment of deposit completed before 31.12.2017) . Price for registration after 1.1.2018 starts at 410 EUR per person.
This workshop is being offered on a sliding scale.
You are invited to pay more, based on what can you afford to contribute. We are comfortable and fully supporting you if you decide to pay just the minimum amount of tuition fee.
If you have a burning desire to join us, but you cannot afford paying the full tuition fee please send us an e-mail and we will try to figure it out together.
Payment terms and cancellation policy
Registration and reservation
Payments can be only made via bank transfer.
We have a limited number of places/beds available. You are asked to make the deposit payment within 8 working days from your registration. If we do not receive your deposit payment, your place could be offered to another potential participant.
Please note that the deposit is nonrefundable. If you change your plans, and do not join the event, then this deposit will not be returned to you. If you want more support and reassurance about cancellation options, we invite you to consider other strategies (travel or medical insurance, …).
until 20.3.2018 we will refund full payment less the deposit (the deposit of 150 EUR / per person will not be refunded)
For more information and timetables in regard to busses from Ljubljana to Podcerkev, please visit: https://www.ap-ljubljana.si/en/
As you arrive to Podcerkev, the hostel is in walking distance from the bus station.
Start & end of the retreat
Arrival time: please arrive between 15.00 – 17.30 hrs on Friday, 20.4. 2018
Dinner will be served from 18:00 till 19:30
The opening circle will start at 20 o clock
Departure: the retreat ends with lunch on Friday 27.4. 2017. Lunch will be served from 12:00 till 14:00 o clock.
You can register here : REGISTRATION .
You can also register by sending an e-mail to d m i t r i y . k o p i n a AT DOMAIN gmail~com .
You can download brochure here:
If you may need and some additional information, don’t hesitate and contact us.
d m i t r i y . k o p i n a AT DOMAIN gmail~com
j a v o r s v AT DOMAIN gmail~com
Kathleen holds a vision for a peaceful, just and sustainable world. She has worked as a Certified Trainer for the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) since 2003, is an assessor for CNVC certification candidates, and served on the Integration Council for the restructuring of this international organization. Community system building and conflict transformation are passions of hers.
Kathleen has worked with organizations and individuals including businesses, schools, colleges, community groups, faith-based communities, hospitals, families, prison inmates, and correctional and law enforcement employees. She serves as a lead trainer for the Freedom Project of Seattle, an organization that strengthens community safety by supporting the transformation of prisoners into peacemakers.
Kathleen offers trainings, facilitation, system building and mediation using practical skills that lead to reconciliation with ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. For over 30 years Kathleen has explored ways to restore harmony to communities including two decades as a music conductor and leader of a nonprofit organization, and seven years as a public school teacher. Her website is www.StrengthofConnection.com where her two TEDx talks can be found.
Javor Škerlj Vogelnik
Javor is a professor of Sport Science with many years of work experiences in the field of sports. In the last years his passion is in dance/movement, music, artistic wood crafting and in offering conflict resolution support to individuals and groups. He sees Nonviolent communication as a bridge to a deeper self connection and to connection with others. He is excited about its practical application in everyday life and has decided to step into the certification process with the International center of Nonviolent communication.
Javor’s inspirations for art, projects and workshops mostly derive from a unique connection with nature and its Fairy wonders. In his workshop offerings, he enjoys combining NVC with movement based practices, which welcome movement with whatever is alive within self in the present moment.
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