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The Compass Alumni Online “Retreat”

November 6, 2022 - December 11, 2022

Deepen ~ Experiment ~ Expand

Please pause and click here for a Compass Hug.  <3
This online “retreat” is designed for the 2021/2022 course participants and is open to all Compass Alumni with a minimum of 8-months of online learning.  
Its design and structure are primarily in support of those wanting to cultivate their capacity to accompany others with Compass practices and principles.  However, the first portion of the day will be a condensed, structured review and deepening of The Compass foundations and will therefore be equally supportive to those who are exclusively focusing on their individual liberation journey.
The second portion of the day will include coaching practice and guidance and enrollment in the full-day track meets The Compass certification requirement for retreat attendance.  This portion is also for those interested in being accompanied by coaches in training.


Session dates and themes

November 6, 2022: Introduction and foundations

  • The 3 intentions as the vision we are moving towards
  • Orienting to the work through actual capacity: shoulds, triangles, and the Star of Life

November 13, 2022: Capacity: Understanding and building a foundation for compassion

  • How our current capacity is mediated by patriarchal conditioning
  • Introduction to the values: the 4 keys of The Compass
  • Mechanisms that function to keep us where we are: The Three Powers, Cement and Glue

November 20, 2022: Anchoring compassion in practice

  • Developing choice by recognizing active narratives
  • Increasing inner freedom: Transforming judgments into needs
  • Finding choice within relationships: Conscious Relationship Triangle 

November 27, 2022: Unraveling the patriarchal bind

  • Recognizing conditioning through patterns
  • Bringing awareness and increasing freedom through the seven gates
  • Awakening questions to create agreements that bridge the abyss from here to where we long to be

December 4, 2022: Review and Integration

  • A quick review of material covered to date
  • Q&A / clarity check
  • Reflections on The Compass through the Coaching Lens

December 11, 2021: Deepening acceptance: Personal patterns, global phenomenon

  • Look at how our individual internalization of patriarchy can be seen and understood from the perspective of global phenomena
  • Cultivating self-compassion through seeing more clearly the greater whole of which we are all a part of
  • Review & deepening integration of gates 6 and 7 – Accept, Love

Session Details

  • DATES: Sundays: November 6, 13, 20, 27 & December 4 & 11 
  • TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT (w/two 15 minute breaks) [Time Zone Converter]
    • 8:00 – 10:15 a.m.: Deepening of The Compass Foundations
    • 10:15 – 12:00 a.m.: Coaching Guidance & Practice
    • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Post-Session Lounge w/Breakout Room Options

Tuition & Registration

  • Option #1: 8:00 am –  10:15 am PT: Deepening of The Compass Foundations  ($200 – $400 sliding scale)
    • For those not seeking certification who only want to participate in the first portion of the day 
    • We imagine some personal track participants might prefer this partial-day option 
  • Option #2: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm PT: The above plus Coaching Guidance and Practice ($400 – $800 sliding scale)
    • For anyone interested in cultivating their capacity for accompanying others
    • Also for those interested in being accompanied by coaches in training
    • If you are unable to attend some or all of the live sessions, please indicate this on your registration form so we can share with you the structure we have in place for connecting with buddies, certification pod partners, or any participants, outside of the scheduled sessions so you can have an experience as closely aligned to the in-person experience as possible

To allow us the spaciousness to plan for those who will attend, we ask that you please try to register at your earliest convenience before November 1st, 2022.

***IMPORTANT: In addition to making your payment below, please finalize your registration by completing our REGISTRATION FORM.***

If making a one-time payment within the sliding scale presents a barrier to your participation, please reach out to Heather at heather@baynvc.org.


Please CLICK HERE for a glimpse at a Compass Retreat (in Spanish with English subtitles.)


If you have any questions, please email Heather Austin, BayNVC Event Coordinator, Compass Program Coordinator, and NGL Liaison. 


“My sister Arnina puts together so much — systemic perspective, compassion for trauma, deep understanding about how humans function, and more — into a comprehensive, deep, and fully accessible framework that supports dramatic shifts in the experience of being alive. I highly recommend it to anyone who has a passion for freedom.” ~ Miki Kashtan

“The compass course is vital to anyone serious about transcending trauma and/or becoming certified as a trainer of nonviolent communication (NVC).” ~ Monica Espinoza

“Arnina’s depth, skills, sense of humor, and ability to articulate so many nuances so clearly are a gift for anyone seeking greater inner peace, freedom, and a kinder relationship with oneself and others.” ~ Kristi Dee Doden

“Integrating the principles and practices of The Compass into my daily life has increased my capacity to be the change I want to see in the world. My heart is full of gratitude for the incredibly valuable and deeply meaningful gifts that Arnina shares with such grace and compassion and I’m grateful also for the community that participates in and enhances the learning. What a nourishing experience of shared humanity The Compass has and continues to be.” ~ Heather Austin

“Having more clarity on the personal, familial, and social contracts I unconsciously accepted, helps me feel more welcoming and curious towards myself and others. More often than before, I feel less impatient with myself, less resentful towards others, and more empowered to act from choice and mutual care.” ~ Fernanda Cecin

“Arnina builds a space where I feel at home to share personal, parental, and relational matters. The way she unravels the themes the participants bring, and the compassionate light she sheds on them, boost my inner power and my capacity to be compassionate towards myself and others.  She promotes an awareness that helps me operate beyond the right/wrong paradigm and to be more and more in choice of my actions.” ~ Grace Deckers

“I feel more free, more alive, more motivated and empowered.” ~ Claudia Sánchez

“I appreciate the way individual experiences are used to create a structure for teaching universally.  I am newly aware of choices there are in how I speak to myself, and even though it is a momentous challenge to change, I am hopeful in going forward.” ~ Marge Margulies

“I so appreciate what I got to know about myself and my core beliefs. I needed to learn to accept, to understand, to be, and to love. Paradoxically, it is so freeing! My core beliefs are no longer my enemies, more like old (and sometimes dear) friends.” ~ Paula Rossi



November 6, 2022
December 11, 2022
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Online Course
CA United States


Visiting Trainer Arnina Kashtan