9-Day International Intensive Training (IIT) – Taupō

Tauhara Retreat & Conference Centre
11-20 April 2023

For the first time since 2005 an IIT is taking place in New Zealand!

This 9 day training/retreat is open to anyone and will have trainers and participants from around the world attending. It is sponsored and supported by the Center for Nonviolent Communication.

This dedicated web page will share with you the goals, trainers team, location, cost and registration process.

I am the organiser for this event and delighted to be contributing in that role.

Looking forward to see you some of you there!


Compassionate Communication
Weekend Workshop in Timaru

Based on Nonviolent Communication principles
Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 December 2022
10am – 4pm both days
Timaru – central city

Whether you are completely new to Compassionate Communication (NVC) or are wanting a refresher, this workshop is for you.

We are passionate to support honesty, harmony, authenticity and ease between people. Our experience is that the tool of NVC can make all the difference.

We aim to create a safe and open space for both knowledge sharing and practical exploration.

Workshop Fee:  early bird $195 if paid by 15 November – full $225
Talk to us if finances are difficult for you.
Places are limited to 15 people.
To book or for further enquires, email Irma:

About the facilitators:
* Irma Jager is a CNVC certified trainer from Motueka.
* Natasha is a certified coach, relationship therapist and mentor currently based in Timaru. She’s spent more than 20 years helping people, from all walks of life, live more fulfilling lives. Natasha is particularly passionate about the many gifts compassionate communication offers the world.


Ruby Retreat

5-Day Non-Residential Retreat for those wanting freedom from addiction
Starting each first Friday of the month
The Wee Wellbeing Studio Ruby Bay / Mapua

Ruby Retreat is for those wanting freedom from addiction. Respecting that substance use disorders can range in severity and substance, our programme is broadly therapeutic and we think beneficial to all that may attend.

This non-residential programme consists of a variety of different sessions/therapies aimed to impart tools for relapse prevention. We want everyone to be heard and accepted just as they are so they can grow into the true expression of themselves. 

It is our understanding that most addictive patterns stem from trauma. Acknowledging this, we aim to create a safe space to uncover blocks that could impede recovery.