An international group of women embodying NVC, reclaiming self-respect and tapping into inner power in the beautiful nature of Buchov, Czech Republic. We will be integrating the principles of NVC through inquiry, movement, dance, meditation, voice and our bodies.
“Power properly understood is nothing but the ability to achieve purpose… one of the great problems of history is that the concepts of love and power have usually been contrasted as opposites — polar opposites — so that love is identified with a resignation of power, and power with a denial of love… What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” – Martin Luther King
And this is how my friend Claudia responded when I told her about this retreat:
“I enjoy hearing about your plans for a women’s retreat. It has to do with how I sense your femininity: on the one hand sensitivity, vulnerability and on the other powerfulness and clarity. This combination of softness and power is touching and inspiring to me, because for a long time I was missing a model or an idea how these two sides could merge harmonically and still fit into my picture of beauty and femininity. Yeah, having a model is something I wished for and I enjoy visualizing you showing yourself to the world and working with women on this topic. Wonderful!” – Claudia Ossenbruegge, Germany