Nonviolent Communication: Learning to Listen to Ourselves and Others

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Part of what makes us human is our ability to communicate verbally.
But what contributes to our happiness, and to satisfying relationships, is our ability to communicate well.

NVC teaches us how to first listen to what is alive in us, and to become clear about exactly what we want to communicate before we begin speaking.

It also teaches us how to hear the other person’s words with an open heart, to hear the feelings and needs behind their words.

This helps us connect with the other and feel empathy before we speak.

We often believe that communication is all about what we say, but really it is about what the other person hears. NVC helps us to bring awareness to our words before we even speak so it is more likely the other will be able to hear us.

I can say with no exaggeration that NVC has changed my inner life, my relationships, and my teaching in wonderful ways I could have never imagined.

Join Elena and me for our second set of eight, two-hour live sessions, exploring together how to listen with our heart, and then speck from the empathy and wisdom that has arisen in us.

We are looking forward to working with you.

How can we express ourselves in a way that brings us closer to others - especially when we don’t agree?

Begin with the basic concepts of NVC with Judith Hanson Lasater, one of the key voices for this practice. Over the course of 8 sessions, you'll have the opportunity to share real conversations and scenarios from your experience in order to practice new ways of communicating.

If you serve or teach others, we'll also touch upon how to use language in our work and our home contexts. More importantly, we’ll practice how to hear the needs of others, and how to express our own needs in all our interactions by using skillfulness and radical presence.


Learn what it means to give yourself and others empathy in a way that invites you to honor and live by your highest values.

Included in the course:


Access to course content for one year (until Feb 2nd, 2024)


What We Say Matters: Practicing Nonviolent Communication by Judith Hanson Lasater and Ike K. Lasater, Shambhala Press, 2009.


Strongly recommended reading, especially if you happen to teach yoga:

Teaching Yoga with Intention: The Essential Guide to Skillful Hands-On Assists and Verbal Communication by Judith Hanson Lasater, Shambhala Press, 2021.


Judith Hanson Lasater

Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., PT, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, has taught yoga since 1971, has written 11 books on yoga and related topics. She has studied Nonviolent Communication since 1996 and has incorporated it into her teaching and family life.


Elena Brower

Mama, teacher, artist, bestselling author and host of the Practice You Podcast, Elena has taught yoga and meditation since 1999. Elena's yoga and meditation classes are on and her Essential Mentorship is beloved for bringing analog creativity to online coursework. She oversees a global team of teachers as a leader with doTERRA, and her spoken word work can be heard on Above & Beyond's Flow State albums.

Nonviolent Communication:
Learning to Listen to Ourselves and Others FAQ

Wednesdays | 10:30am to 12:30 pm PST
Wednesday, February 1st
Wednesday, February 15th
Wednesday, February 22nd
Wednesday, March 1st  (time change to 12:30pm-2:30pm PT for this session)
Wednesday, March 8th
Wednesday, March 15th
Wednesday, March 22nd
Wednesday, March 29th

Roughly 2 hours per week for our Live Sessions. 

All sessions will be recorded and available for ongoing viewing in the course portal for one year (until April 1st, 2024).

Just your wifi connection, perhaps a new notebook, pens, and your willingness.

The course is one payment of $399 or two payments of $200. 

Simply contact us via this form before February 1st, 2023 and we'll refund you in full. 


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