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Welcome to our wiki for exhanging information about local NVC activities in the Upper Midwest.

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Up-coming Events

  • Peace consciousness event. Please join us at Aslan Institute, Eagan, on September 15th, 2012 10a-12p, to dedicate our new peace pole and expand peace consciousnes in Minnesota!
  • Labor Day weekend 3-day Deepening NVC Training with Susan Skye and Robert Gonzales, Sept. 2-4 2006, St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church.
  • Eight Wednesday evenings: Living, Speaking and Listening from the Heart, with Margarita Mac & John Karvel, July 12, 26, August 2-30, Sept. 6, 2006, 33rd St & 15th Ave. S. in Minneapolis.
  • Eight Tuesday mornings: Living, Speaking and Listening from the Heart, with Margarita Mac, July 11-August 29, 2006, 33rd St & 15th Ave. S. in Minneapolis

On-going Activities

  • Monday night NVC practice group, 7–9 pm, 32nd St. & 15th Avenue S in Minneapolis
  • Tuesday night NVC practice group, 7–9 pm, 32nd St. & 15th Avenue South in Minneapolis

Practice Groups

Tuesday Night NVC Practice Group: 7–9pm July-August meets at 3248 15th Avenue S, Minneapolis. After Labor Day meets at First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Avenue S. Peer-facilitated. Everybody is welcome. Reading the book “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg or having attended a basic training is recommended.

Monday Night NVC Practice Group: 7–9pm

3248 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis. Facilitated by a trainer candidate; donations of $20-0 requested; everybody is welcome. Please be aware that children will be present as this group meets in a private home.

Contact: Margarita Mac 612-729-1699 or


Living, Speaking and Listening from the Heart

Offered by Margarita Mac & John Karvel

Two summer sessions:

   * Eight Wednesday evenings, July 12, 26, August 2-30,Sept. 6, 2006, 7–9:15 pm
   * Eight Tuesday mornings, July 11-August 29, 2006, 10-12 noon

3248 15th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55407

A Basic Training in Nonviolent Communication (NVC)*, a practice that supports a consciousness based on living in the present moment. We will explore how to carry an active heart-based mindfulness meditation into each interaction by tapping into the deep spring of love that lives in each and every one of us. Through this work we will open up to a world full of compassionate giving.

NVC powerfully facilitates personal growth, family peace, compassionate social change, conflict resolution and mediation.

NVC helps us focus our attention on 1) Empathic understanding of others while maintaining each other’s values, and 2) Expressing our real feelings and needs openly and honestly, yet without blame or criticism.

NVC delineates four components of communication: 1) Observations free of evaluations; 2) Feelings straight from the heart; 3) Needs, values and longings; and 4) Requests expressed clearly in positive action language.

Requested donation: $180-$0. We request a $30 deposit and administration fee with registration. In addition we request that you pay by donation after the class the highest amount you can joyfully give if the class contributed to your life. We are following BayNVC's financial arrangements because they meet our needs for support, beauty and inclusion. For more information see:

For more information or to request a registration form contact: Margarita Mac at or 612-729-1699.

  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC) comes from the work of Marshall Rosenberg and the Center for Nonviolent Communication. For more information about NVC go to

Deepening Your Nonviolent Communication Practice

Deepening Your Nonviolent Communication Practice

We at Great River NVC are excited to offer this deepening training with the hopes of contributing to more learning and integration of the consciousness of NVC, which so powerfully supports living with authenticity, presence and inner peace, grounded in love and compassion.

Dates: Saturday-Monday, September 2- 4, 2006, 10 am-6 pm

Location: St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cost: $350 ($300 early-bird registration if registration received by August 11, 2006.)

Contact: Margarita Mac at 612-729-1699 or Contact Margarita to have a registration form sent to you.

Trainers: Robert Gonzales has been offering Nonviolent Communication training for twenty years. He is a trainer at NVC Intensive International Trainings and is currently one of three assessors in North America for certifying trainers for the Center for Nonviolent Communication. He is also one of a team of four NVC trainers, the NVC Training Institute, offering in depth and continuing NVC training in the United States and Europe.

Susan Skye is a trainer, private consultant and speaker. An Assistant Dean at UCLA in the early 70s, she co-created and taught the Women’s Studies Program there. Since 1976 she has conducted trainings in a variety of self-development areas. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Yale University and Pacifica Graduate Institute, Susan has Masters’ degrees in both Psychology and Russian and East European Studies.

Logistic Information: The Labor Day Deepening Your Nonviolent Communication Practice training will take place September 2-4 2006 at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis. Here is a [map of the location].

For information about hotels in the area, click here: [Hotels].

Lake Street (5 blocks away) has many restaurants. Or click here: [Restaurants in the area].

There are 2 coop grocery stores close by: [Coops].

More cafes that you may like: [Cafes].

There are many bus stops on Lake Street and 36th St. There is a Library and a transit center at [Hennepin and Lagoon].

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