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Authentic Communication with Irma Jager and Karen Morton

August 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - August 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Authentic Communication ~ with myself and others

Based on Marshall Rosenberg’s Non-Violent Communication (NVC) principles, NVC is a language of compassion and a tool for positive social change.

NVC gives us the tools to understand what triggers us, to take responsibility for our reactions, and to deepen our connection with ourselves and others, thereby transforming our habitual responses to life. It has the potential to radically change how we think about life and meaning.

This weekend workshop will introduce the basic principles of NVC. The program will include a mixture of theory and practical sessions.




Irma Jager

Irma lives in the Motueka Valley in a small community with lots of opportunities for communication! She is the mother of three teenage home-educated children; has a passion for nutrition and living a self-sufficient lifestyle.

She first became aware of NVC in 2004 and has been actively developing this new language through attending workshops, taking part in and leading practice groups. More recently she has been facilitating NVC beginners courses in the Motueka area.


Karen Morton

Karen is a mother of two home educated children – a 14 year old boy and a 12 year old girl. She lives with her husband and kids on a community in Marahau. Karen is very passionate about living close to the land, outdoor education, compassionate communication and massage. In 2005, she became part of a local NVC support group. The communication skills she gained through participation in this group were so valuable that these meetings have continued to be an integral part of her life. She also enjoys attending workshops with other NVC facilitators.



$175  ($150 if registered and paid in full more than 7 days before the workshop starts). This is brilliant value as it includes accommodation, food and a cook.

Plus Dana (Donation) for Irma and Karen.


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August 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
August 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
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Welcome to the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre. We are located in the foothills of the Southern Alps overlooking the Wangapeka River, about an hour and a half drive SW of Nelson, New Zealand.

We have meditation retreats throughout the year, have huts available for solo retreats, and welcome bookings from external groups. There are also opportunities available to work on our land. Come and enjoy this uniquely vibrant and beautiful centre.

The Wangapeka Study and Retreat Meditation Centre is a Universalist centre home to a wide range of teachings, paths, and studies. Retreats are held on Mindfulness, Vipassana Insight, Heart based practices, Loving Kindness, Calm-abiding, Metta Compassion, Movement, Yoga, Dance, Feldenkrais, Wellness, Wellbeing, Archetypal Integration, Western Mysticism, Non-Duality, Dzogchen, Mahamudra, Mahayana and Vajrayana teachings with Empowerments and Sadhana Practice.

The Wangapeka is a purpose built retreat centre, with fresh clean air and beautiful vistas. It is very quiet and ideal for respite, stress relief and deep meditation. We have a meditation hall, solo retreat huts, a main hall for dining and community, and a fully catered kitchen and an onsite vegetable garden. Many people visit from all over the world to meditate and enjoy the beauty of the centre.

355 Wangapeka River Rd
R.D.2. Wakefield 7096
New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 522 4221

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