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Nurture in Nature: Seeking Within Saturday Day Retreat with Mair Alight

This Nurture in Nature Saturday retreat is a perfect way to immerse yourself in both the beauty of Nonviolent Communication (Compassionate Communication) community and the beauty of nature!

Set in the wild beauty of the Golden Gate Marin Headlands Park, only ten minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, adjacent to the Point Bonita Lighthouse.

This day retreat is for you if you appreciate wild nature and would like to nurture yourself while being together in  community.

The day retreat is led by experienced Center for Nonviolent Communication International Certified Trainer Mair Alight.

I will offer invitations to meditation, silence, circles and sharing and time for integration. Topics may include: how to access presence and self care (and how to return to self!), time to focus on self care, practicing specific NVC Dialog Skills such as saying no, not taking others judgments personally, how to translate our own inner judgments…and also time for creative expression with games and songs and play and movement and what we come up with to nurture ourselves!

The intended focus is on self nurturing and self expression and practicing deep compassion for self and others. Envision choice, freedom, exploring the natural world around you and within you in a community of your fellows..

Organic garden on site, and our food is mostly local and organic, healthy and exquisitely-flavored, prepared with care to support our priority fo rnurturing ourselves in our day together. I have eaten here, and the food is stellar!

Ask yourself - Are you an NVC Enthusiast who wants to experience deepening self connection and expressing yourself clearly with compassion? This day retreat is designed for YOU! Depending on weather and your personal inclinations…
join an Outdoor Communing Circle
take a WildWalk
participate in NVC Dialogs
join Communicating Without Words
practice mediation
visit the lighthouse
other activities…
Mair will be on-site from 8am-9pm, staying at the Hostel a short walk away. If you would like to stay at the hostel, register with the hostel directly (415) [masked]
Bring your own chair if you like! Mair will be available for some 1:1 coaching, mentoring, and empathic support.-as well as leading sessions during the day…

Location: YMCA at Point Bonita adjacent to Point Bonita Lighthouse, Marin County, California. Situated on the bluffs between the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, offering organic meals from its vibrant organic garden. Bask in the serenity of nature, explore where the land, sky and sea meet. Acres of hiking trails. Continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, tutition and park fees all included in sliding scale $115-$345.

August 3 Saturday begins at 9am. Come early for continental (included) breakfast together if you like.

This will be a full day together, ending at 9pm.

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Mair Alight has been practicing NVC for13 years. Mair is co-author of Compassionate Underwear Bear, an eBook..

Bio for Mair and Testimonials from Marshall Rosenberg, Miki Kashtan and Ike Lasater below.

Mair is author of the forthcoming book on Simple Answers for Transforming Communication: Solving Conflicts and Increasing Peace of Mind
Collaborative Consultant/Trainer/Mediator with
Center for Nonviolent Communication Certified Trainer
Cell[masked] has participated in the Bay NVC Leadership Program[masked], Co-founder of the Safer Communities Project (2002-weekly offerings of NVC in prisons and jails), and has received training directly since 2000 from Marshall Rosenberg, developer of Nonviolent Communication. Mair's CNVC Certification Assessor was Robert Gonzales in 2005.

" I have known Mair since 2002, when she attended the BayNVC Leadership Program. I appreciate, in particular, her deep passion for meaning, her dedication to authenticity and full human connection, and her humor and courage in responding to challenges. I trust her understanding of NVC and her continued immersion in learning and clarifying concepts and processes. I am impressed by what I see as her ability to see and reach human beings across a wide range of demographics and experiences and offer meaningful healing and learning to others." - Miki Kashtan, Lead Trainer, Strategic Vision, Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (PayNVC)

"I’ve known Mair for a decade as a friend, colleague and as a participant in some of my NVC Mediation workshops. I very much enjoy how she shows up in the world with humor, care and clarity. I like the way Mair relates to herself, and to me and others. I without reservation recommend that you work with her at every opportunity." – Ike Lasater,

"Mair Alight is one of sixty individuals from twenty-five countries selected by the Center for Nonviolent Communication to attend a Special Session on Social Change in July 2005 in Switzerland. The purpose of the session was to further the vision we have to create a world where all people are getting their needs met and resolving their conflicts peacefully.

Mair Alight is committed to the vision of creating and participating in building worldwide networks of life-serving systems including, but not limited to education, economics, justice, healthcare, peacekeeeping.

It is my hope that you will support her in her efforts towards implementing social change."

Warmly, Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D, Founder and Director of Educational Services, The Center for Nonviolent Communication (

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  • A former member
    A former member

    looking for others to join our group

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    maybe I can come if my kids have departed to San Diego.

    July 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Welcome! Let me know in advance so that we can plan for your food. :-) Some people, including Mair, are staying at the hostel a short walk away. Maybe you would like to do that too?! :-)

      July 29, 2013

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