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Non-Violent Communication Workshop, with Charlotte

Join Charlotte Jelleyman for something a little different in the studio this February.

Non-Violent Communication (NVC) is an approach to communication based on the principle of Non-Violence - which, in Yoga speak, is Ahimsa; the first part of Yoga philosophy and part of the Yamas.

NVC is a communication tool with the goal of first creating empathy in the conversation, and ultimately aiming to improve the quality of life of those who utilise the method and the people around them.

The method was developed by clinical psychologist Marshall Rosenberg during the 1960s and 1970s

Non-Violent Communication - NVC - Workshop at Kanuka Yoga Space

Non-Violent Communication

When - Sunday, 4th Feb

Time - 11am - 1pm

Where - Kanuka Yoga Space

With - Charlotte Jelleyman

Sliding Scale Exchange - $20 - $40

In Yoga, we come to understand that the mental body is just as important as the physical. Perhaps injuries we carry in our physical body are an outcome of mental trauma, or vice versa - the human body being one unit, striving for a sense of homeostasis, or balance.

While Yoga classes generally focus on physical movement and breath (and often lots of questions and enquiry for the mind), this NVC Workshop will have a focus primarily on communication, listening skills, language and strategies to improve empathy with yourself, and your closest peers.

What To Expect?

We'll keep the structure fairly straight forward. You can expect:

  1. An introduction and overview of NVC

  2. Some good examples of this practice in action and positive outcomes it can achieve

  3. Some tools to practice and setting up some role play scenarios to try out in pairs

  4. Winding things down and recapping on the session

What To Bring?

We have everything you need already at the studio; so, all you need is yourself and some comfortable clothes. These are some optional items you might like to consider:

  1. A warm layer

  2. A journal + pen

  3. A water bottle

We'll have hot tea available on arrival for class.

About Charlotte

Charlotte is a long-time Kanuka Yoga student, and also a university lecturer and research academic.

Over the last 12 months she has been diving deeper into NVC with aims of sharing this practice to more people.

NVC Non-Violent Communication Workshop at Kanuka Yoga Space in Auckland

She says:

"My mahi is as a lecturer and researcher at AUT in the School of Sport and Recreation. With a clinical exercise physiology background, I now specialise in Outdoor Learning, Leadership and Wellbeing. Mentoring students and managing relationships is a huge part of my job, and NVC has been transformative in the impact I have been able to have.

I came across NVC about two years ago when looking for a therapist. I was curious about this kaupapa so I read Marshall Rosenberg’s book and it absolutely resonated with me, providing a framework and vocabulary for a philosophy I have always held, but not necessarily had the tools to communicate. Since then, I have attended three training courses and regular practice sessions and incorporated NVC into my personal and professional life, which has deepened my relationships with myself, my colleagues, students and friends."

If you have any questions for Charlotte ahead of time, please reach out us on our social channels, or over email -

We look forward to sharing space with you soon.

Thanks for practicing with us.


Kanuka Yoga Space in Hobsonville, Auckland

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