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Stress management through Nonviolent Communication - 2 days NVC (deepening) Retreat with Hiking and Relaxation

In this retreat, we will delve into NVC by sharing strategies on how to lower stress, how not to take things personally, and how to transform guilt into (self) compassion.

 Stress management through Nonviolent Communication -  2 days NVC (deepening) Retreat with Hiking and Relaxation
 Stress management through Nonviolent Communication -  2 days NVC (deepening) Retreat with Hiking and Relaxation


06 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 08 Oct 2023, 16:30

Meeting point, Meridiana - Estació d'Autobusos Fabra i Puig 08030, Barcelona, Spain


About the activity

Total price: € 325 - 2 nights and 2 days (full board)

(one of the principles of NonViolent Communication is to take care of the needs of everyone. If you want to attend and this price is an impediment for you, please contact me)

This retreat is geared towards those with previous NVC experience (for example participants who attended our introductory NVC retreat or have taken a course with another centre. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions about this. If you are new to NVC and would like to participate in our introductory retreat, send us a WhatsApp to +34 622782335 (Moshe).

Why this retreat?

Do you feel stressed about your job? Or are you stressed about a specific person in your life? Does it have to do with your own expectations or do you feel that you are being asked for too much? To what extent do you blame yourself or someone else for your stress?

In this retreat, we will delve deeper into Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and share strategies for reducing stress, not taking things personally, and transforming guilt into (self)compassion."

Difficulty of the hikes: easy

About the hosts: Annabel, NonViolent Communication certified trainer, certified yoga and meditation coach and teacher. Read more on Happy Daystress. Moshe, certified mountain guide (TD2) and C.E.O. (Crazy Enthusiastic Organizer) of Yepalo.

Accommodation & meals:

We will stay 2 nights in a country house in the middle of Montseny Natural Park. It is a rustic country house that has been restored. It’s a self-sufficient and sustainable farmhouse that is part of an agroecological project. It has 3 bedrooms: one with 5 beds and two with 4 beds.

All meals (from dinner on arrival to lunch on the last day, are prepared on site by 2 local cooks. They make vegetarian meals with seasonal and mostly organic products. For snack times there will be fruit, cookies, coffee and herbal teas.

Language: all NVC sessions will be given in Spanish. It’s important to have a high level of Spanish comprehension, however, all team members speak English and French and will be able to help if you need clarification.

How do we get there? Sharing private cars from Barcelona. During the booking process, we'll ask you if you have a car, and how many people can join you. Each passenger will pay €10 the driver to cover gas and costs. You can also meet us directly at the destination between 6 and 8 PM


Raincoat/waterproof hiking clothing

Hiking shoes

Appropriate clothing for the season of the year


Sleeping bag and / or sheets (there is a bed linen service for an additional €10pp if you prefer)

Cloth napkin for meals (to take care of the environment and not use paper napkins)

House sleepers

The printed list of feelings and needs (we will send it to you by WhatsApp)

Total price of activity €325 

Advance payment: €150 (the remaining amount is to be paid in cash upon arrival)

+ The price includes: 

  • 2 nights accommodation in a privatized country house / hostel
  • 2 days of NVC and hiking workshops (with an official mountain guide and 1 NVC professional)
  • A Kundalini Yoga session
  • All meals from dinner on arrival to lunch on the last day (including fruit and cookies between meals)
  • Insurance in case of accident + CL
  • Official mountain guide

- It does not include: transport (passengers will pay €10 to the drivers to cover gas and costs)

Maximum participants: 14



6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Arrivals.

8:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Welcome activity.

8:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Dinner.



8h30-9h30: Breakfast.

9:30-10:30: Review and integration of the 4 steps of Nonviolent Communication.

10:30-11:30: Outlook on life and level of stress. 

11:30-12:00: Break. 

12:00-14:00: Mindful walk and practice of Body Awareness in movement. 

14:00-17:00: Lunch and siesta/Free Time.

17:00-18:30: The voice of demand dehind tress. 

Body awareness and relaxation techniques.

Tragic strategies and important needs. 

18:30-19:00: Break.

19:00-19:45: Transforming guilt into Self-compassion.

19:45-20:15: Mourning and Celebrations. Harvesting and closing of day 1.

20:30-22:00: Dinner.


8:00-9:00: Kundalini Yoga Session.

9:00-9:45: Breakfast.

9:45-10:15: How to transform guilt toward another person into compassion. 

10:15-13:15: Walk with Nonviolent Communication practices and free walk.

13:15-13:50: Closing Activity.

13:50-15:30: Lunch and Free Time.

Keep in mind that the schedules and the order of the activities may change.


What is Non Violent Communication (NVC)?

NVC is a method/process that allows you to better understand your internal emotional process, as well as how to express in order to care for yourself, for others, and your relationships as a whole. Founded by Marshall Rosenberg, a US psychologist and mediator, Non Violent Communication consists of 4 stages (observation, feelings, needs and a request) with practical and “magical” elements to avoid misunderstandings, tensions and conflicts and improve clarity and understanding.

What will you get with the NVC?

You will improve communication within yourself and the people in your life. You will learn to connect with your feelings and needs, as well as those of others. You will learn that “conflict” ultimately brings us the gift of deeper connection.

Cancellation policy:

For cancellation until 7 days before the beginning of the activity, 50% of the total amount will be charged. If you cancel less than 7days before, full payment will be requested.


  • Downpayment 46%

    Total price of activity: €325 Includes: 2 nights accommodation (full board), 2 days of NVC and hiking workshops (with an official mountain guide and 2 NVC professionals), a session of Kundalini Yoga, all meals from dinner on arrival to last day lunch (including fruit and cookies between meals), insurance in case of accident + CL. NOT included: transportation (10€ to the driver for gas and tolls).

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