Healthy and Effective Communication

Not scheduled at this time.

with Nayaswami Diksha

 Effective communication skills can help us resolve conflict and confusion in difficult situations, and generate trust and well-being for ourselves and others. The ability to communicate effectively is a skill we can easily learn and master.

In this 3-day weekend you will learn:

  • Yogic perspectives on developing self-acceptance and a healthy ego
  • How to not let negative patterns and baggage color your relationships
  • How to use divine tools to transform judgment, negative emotions, and personal agendas
  • How to listen in a balanced and open way, and to speak with compassion and awareness.

You will receive tools to communicate effectively:

  • With yourself
  • In close and loving relationships
  • In work situations
  • With God

Introspection and discussion will be a part of this program, taught by Nayaswami Diksha.

Weekend Schedule

Thursday Evening:  Orientation

Friday Morning:  Developing Self-confidence and a Healthy Ego: A Yogic Perspective

Friday Afternoon:  Know Thyself: How to Let Go of Old Patterns and Baggage

Saturday Morning:  Divine Tools to Communicate Effectively and Transform Relationships

Saturday Afternoon:  Practice Listening with an Open Heart and Speaking with Compassion

Saturday Evening:  Music and Fun

Sunday Morning:  Wrap-up


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Nayaswami Diksha

Nayaswami Diksha

Director of Ananda Meditation Teacher Training 
Level 2 Ananda Yoga(R) teacher, Yoga Alliance E-RYT-500,
Ananda Spiritual Travels host, Ananda Minister and Spiritual Counselor

A popular Expanding Light teacher since 1997, Diksha McCord is the Director of the Ananda Meditation Teacher Training program in person and the Ananda Meditation Teacher Training Online. Nayaswami Diksha, a native Israeli who came to the U.S. in 1990, is a powerful and dynamic woman who has shared yoga postures and yogic teachings across the United States, in Canada and Europe. What is a Nayaswami?

See all programs, articles, and full bio of Nayaswami Diksha.

No dates scheduled for Healthy and Effective Communication at this time.

Prices are all-inclusive and cover accommodations, meals, classes or activities, and course materials.

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Healthy and Effective Communication starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date listed. Check-in is anytime between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at our Front Desk. Your room will be available by 3:00 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30. The first gathering of your group is after dinner.
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You can add extra personal retreat days before and/or after your program. Check availability and costs for the days and accommodations that you require.

Healthy and Effective Communication starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

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14618 Tyler Foote Rd
Nevada City, California 95959
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Outside US 530-478-7518

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