Mary Wolters   Non Violent Communication
6 Week Series
Non Violent Communication  - Mary Wolters

Location: Riverwest, 700 N Carpenter, Chicago, IL 60642.

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Sundays
May 21-Jun 18
4-5pm

regular: $130
member: $104

How often do you leave the sanctity of a yoga class only to find yourself soon afterwards becoming tense and reactive to the world around you? Non-Violent Communication (NVC) offers tools to create a deeper connection between people and clarity in speech. The compassionate listening skills cultivated in this class series guide people to reach a place of mutual understanding of yourself and others’ feelings and needs. The practical 4 step process of NVC offers a model for honest and effective dialogue and could be applied to your romantic relationship, work environment, parenting styles, and your relationship to yourself. Non-Violent Communication (NVC) creates a bridge between how you see yourself in the world and a cognitive way to act in line with your values through clarity in speech. Learn about the spirit and the structure of Non-Violent Communication as taught by Marshall Rosenberg, founder of the Center for Non-Violent Communication (CNVC.org) and open the doors to vast amounts of inner peace and harmony.

NVC unveils a processing language to live your embodied yoga (unity of thoughts, speech, and action) and a toolbox that you can use to apply the ideology of ahimsa (non-violence) in your relationships. It prompts you to stop and notice what is going on under the surface of your communication and tap into deeper needs and feelings that may not have been expressed. The process short-circuits the tendancy to judge the person with whom you’re communicating. And the resulting interactions become, in Rosenberg’s words, “a flow between ourselves and others based on a mutual giving from the heart.” The only prerequisite for this course is an open and honest desire to learn about how to keep a connection with your Self while gaining the ability to empathize with others. No previous experience required.



Week 1

Sunday Apr 9
4-5pm

regular: $25
member: $20

All Human Behavior is Motivated by Needs
Why do we do what we do?
Giving from the heart.



Week 2

Sunday Apr 23
4-5pm

regular: $25
member: $20

Liberating Yourself From Judgment.
Observing without evaluating.
How to make life more wonderful.



Week 3

Sunday May 7
4-5pm

regular: $25
member: $20

Action VS Reaction (The Action of Listening & Reflecting)
Emotional Liberation Through Expressing Feelings.
How to make life more wonderful.



Week 4

Sunday May 21
4-5pm

regular: $25
member: $20

Creating Heartfelt Connection with Others
Receiving Empathically.
How to make life more wonderful.



Week 5

Sunday Jun 4
4-5pm

regular: $25
member: $20

Staying Self-Connected, Self-Empathy
Expressing Anger Fully, Screaming Compassionately
How to make life more wonderful.



Week 6

Sunday Jun 18
4-5pm

regular: $25
member: $20

Conflict Resolution
Stretching your capacity to hear the other person’s life-connecting need
while expressing your own precious human need.
How to make life more wonderful.



About Mary Wolters

Wade first encountered the power of yoga in the late 90’s while traveling around the world. Since then, it has become his passion to discover alternative techniques for furthering growth of mind and spirit and for healing the body. He has been teaching since 2000 and is certified in Ashtanga/Vinyasa yoga, which still serves as the foundation of his practice and teachings, though over time he found that he connected more deeply with the unification of the breath and the creative unfolding of the asanas in Vinyasa Flow. He also holds certifications in Thai massage, Intuitive massage, Touch for Health, and is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher via the Yoga Alliance. Wade has studied with master teachers in Asia, India and the U.S. and is always excited to share his new discoveries with his students. Wade’s classes offer a unique fusion of styles derived from his travels and from the inspirations of great teachers like Dharma Mittra and Rusty Wells. His meditation and Advaita studies in India with Ramesh Balsekar and in the U.S with Dorje Kelsang have enhanced his intuitive nature and enriched him as a teacher. Seva is also an important part of his practice, he is a board member of Peoples Connection NGO and he organizes charitable events and classes for those in need throughout the year. Wade strives to find innovative ways to keep his students and community motivated and connected, and whether through teaching a class, workshop, retreat or a teacher training, the inspiration he receives from his students is what keeps his love for yoga alive.

www.wadeyoga.com