International NVC training in Finland


with Robert Krzisnik (Slovenia, EU) and Noa Ilay Shilo (Israel)

Intimacy with Life

with the wisdom of Nonviolent Communication,
Contact Improvisation and Nature


July 9th, 3 pm. --> July. 13th, 3.pm. 2018
This training is a continuation training. We hope that you have already the basic NVC skills and have taken preferrably about 4 days of trainings.
We start on Monday afternoon at 3 pm with a welcome dinner and finish at 3 pm on Friday afternoon.
Location: Hotel Lepolampi, Kivilammentie 1, 02820 Espoo, Finland

PLEASE NOTE! Enrolments ALREADY before March 25th, 2018!


Robert and Noa share about the training:
Through many painful experiences in our past we have learned to lock vulnerable and precious parts of our beings in deep and safe places - as it was too dangerous to show them. It seemed like our authenticity was threatening our needs for belonging, for being loved, received and cared for, and we had to sacrifice parts of ourselves in order to protect our tender young beings. We have learned how to manage with these parts suppressed, but in this way we have often lost contact with our pains, fears, longings, hopes, power and inspirations... different parts of our liveliness.

These unintegrated parts are still within us, sometimes calling to us as dreams and deep longings, sometimes showing up as an addiction or a pattern we are unable to change, even when it is causing much pain. It seems like the parts of us which are held imprisoned by ideas of how we should or shouldn’t be, tend to keep bugging us - especially when we grow strong enough to meet them anew and step into a wider spectrum of our being. They are calling to be recognised, embraced and transformed, so that our being can again be whole and engage in this experience of life fully.

In this retreat we will be exploring together how to meet ourselves, each other and life in sheer openness, presence, and intimacy

We will explore it through:

  • Diving into our core beliefs, patterns of thinking and behaving that separate us from life and meeting them in a compassionate and healing way
  • Explore meeting ourselves and each other with radical honesty, in the field beyond ideas of rightdoing and wrongdoing
  • Use our body and movement to explore the magic areas outside the comfort zones and well-known selves, and let Life flow through us again
  • Explore the fullness of our engagement with life, with our pre-socialized authenticity
  • Learn to, step by step, show up with parts that were hidden and suppressed, and find the strength in fierce vulnerability.
  • Connect with Nature for support in revitalizing our hearts
    Here is a printable training brochure

More about Robert
From early teenager years I have been inquiring into the questions of meaning of life, the nature of existence and the ways of meeting each other in our innocence, at the heart level. The journey led me through studying Psychology, working as a psychotherapist for 12 years, and working as a trainer, facilitator for 30 years, covering areas from spiritual retreats to business trainings.

Within the context of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) I am most passionate about conflict mediation as well as its spiritual and embodied dimensions. Besides NVC, most important explorations on my journey have so far been Soto Zen, Enlightenment Intensives, Art of Hosting, Bohmian Dialogue, Contact Improvisation...

I am a certified trainer with CNVC, have been regularly serving as a trainer on 9-day International Intensive Trainings and 9-day European Intensive Courses, and have shared NVC in 25 countries in Europe, US, The Middle East, Asia, Australia…

More about Noa Ilay Shilo
For most of my adult life my exploration has been guided by the following questions: What does it mean to live life fully? How to find the balance between authenticity and care in each moment? What brings most aliveness to individuals, to the connection among us and with the flow of life?

My formal educational background is in biology, but the thirst for exploring life had led me to focus on human connections through various teachings. The main ones are Kabbalah, Sufism, Shamanism, supporting Personal Evolution Processes, Dialogic-education, group facilitation and in the recent years - mainly through Nonviolent Communication.

From early childhood I have felt most free when dancing and still see movement as a direct form of self-expression, again and again I find how my body knows ways to bypass limiting patterns and open to a deeper connection with the flow of life.


PRELIMINARY Agenda for the training - WILL PROBABLY CHANGE DURING OUR PLANNING PERIOD

Monday, July 9th, 2018
15.00-18.00 Start (Opening round, introductions, program for the training, practical issues, requests etc)
18.00 Dinner
21.00-? Freetime (spontaneous offerings)

Tuesday - Thursday, July. 10th-12th, 2018
06:00-08:00 Free time (spontaneous offerings)
08.00-09.00 Breakfast
09.00-12.00 Session 1
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13:00-15.00 Session 2
15.00-15.30 Coffee
15.30-18.00 Session 3
18.00-19.00 Dinner
19.00-20.00 Session 4 (mourning and celebration)
20.00-22.00 Session 5 (contact impro for those who still have energy)

Friday, July 13th, 2018
06:00-08:00 Free time (spontaneous offerings)
08.00-09.00 Breakfast
09.00-12.00 Session 1
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13:00-15.00 Ending
15.00-15.30 Coffee (and then good-byes and going home)

Your costs
Training: sliding scale of your choice 380-760 € (includes VAT 24%)
Room and board: single room: 470 €, double room 382 € (includes breakfasts, lunches, afternoon coffees and dinners). We get this price in case we are 20-30 altogether.

About the sliding scale
We would also like to give people with different economical resources a possibility to participate in this training and therefore we request of you to pay an amount of your choice extra (anything above 450 €), which goes to Savanna ConneXions scholarship account and which we will then use to support those, who would otherwise not be able to participate in this training. Tell us the sum you decided to pay when you make your enrollment to make sure you have the sum on your invoice, which you chose.

In case you pay more than the minimum request, you are helping us say yes to some people, who do not have resources right now. We already have people on our list who have applied for scholarhips.

How to get to to the training place
Hotel Lepolampi in located in Espoo next to Nuuksio National Park. The hotel is situated by a crystal clear lake of Kivilampi. Short distances and public transportation make the hotel easily accessible. For instance, the distance to Espoo Centre is 12 km, 4 km to Veikkola and 30 km (30 min) to Helsinki Center.

Bus goes directly from the hotel to Espoo Centre. See the route in Journey Planner: http://www.reittiopas.fi/en

Enrolments ALREADY before March 25th, 2018!!