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The Compass FREE Experiential Workshop Series & Recordings

January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022



“The Compass” is Arnina Kashtan’s unique methodology which synthesizes practices from Nonviolent Communication, The Work of Byron Katie, and Inner Child work with Arnina’s own discoveries, insights, and tools to support you in moving beyond old patterns of guilt, shame, anger, and fear…into freedom and an untapped celebration of who you really are. 

“I offer you a deep, radical process of truth, compassion, and courage, to uncover the essence of your being while transforming your personal, familial, and professional relationships in unprecedented ways.”
~ Arnina Kashtan

These workshops and the recordings are offered as gifts and samples of The Compass Online Course which you can learn more about here.


(With transcripts that can be easily translated into multiple languages with Google Translation.)


Deepening Our Understanding of “Difficult” Emotions
Video Recording, Audio Recording, and Transcripts

Do you generally try to avoid, get rid of, or suppress “difficult” emotions such as fear, anger, guilt, and shame? Do you see them as enemies?  

If so, it’s easy to understand why because they can cause quite a bit of suffering. But the suffering is, for the most part, unrelated to the emotions themselves. It’s possible, and liberating, to feel fear, anger, guilt, and shame with little to no suffering.

You might be asking, “How?” 

The first and very significant step is to get to know these emotions in depth. Ask, open up, and explore to understand them. What is their source? Who and what are they coming to protect or trying to serve? What do they actually want from us and is there a way to give it to them with less suffering on our part? (The “Compass” answer is “Yes!”)  

In this workshop, Arnina explores the first step towards the surprising possibility of living with these “difficult” emotions without the all too familiar suffering associated with them by courageously exploring their lesser-known world, uncovering their hidden intentions, and discovering a path to liberation from their oppressive grasp.


Radical Compassion: A New Pathway Towards Liberation
Video Recording, Audio Recording, and Transcripts

Do you sometimes feel stuck in painful patterns that contribute to feelings of fear, anger, guilt, and shame?  Do you often find yourself trapped in thoughts of comparisons, judgments, or ”shoulds”?  

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, radical compassion can support you in liberating yourself from these painful patterns so you can enjoy an unprecedented sense of connection with yourself and others.

Intrigued?  If so, find out more in this workshop as Arnina shares a new pathway towards liberation.


Guiltless & Worriless Parenting ~ Is it really possible?
Video RecordingAudio Recording, and Transcripts 

How can we live without the powerful emotions of guilt and worry, especially if we are parents?  

It seems like guilt and worry come built-in for caring parents and caring people in general, not surprisingly so. These two emotions are driven by the primal need for survival, but almost inevitably, in spite of their good intentions, they turn our life and our relationships into havoc.

So, what’s possible Instead? 

Once we understand the true intentions and aspirations bubbling below the guilt and worry, we can choose an alternative strategy to achieve what’s really important to us – with much less suffering for all.

Intrigued or simply curious? 

In this workshop, Arnina shares three steps to relating to yourself and your children with more compassion, clarity, and connection.

We also invite you to read, Parenting Without Obedience, written by Arnina and her sister, Miki, and this article, by Arnina, on parenting without guilt and worry.


Material Referenced in Workshops

A glimpse of The Compass Online Course 

The Compass experience is so unique, it’s challenging to put into words, especially on a screen. You might get a felt sense of it by watching:

Click HERE for details about THE COMPASS: An Integrative Roadmap Toward Personal, Familial, and Collective Liberation (January 15 – July 30, 2023)

Opportunity to Contribute

Please support us in bringing The Compass to a wider community by sharing these recordings and the invitation to our upcoming course with others who you think might benefit from integrating The Compass practices and principles into their lives.  


Upcoming FREE Workshops & The Compass Course

If you’d like to be invited to our future workshops, please share your email address here, and if you are curious about our online course, The Compass: An Integrative Roadmap Towards Personal, Familial, and Collective Liberation, beginning Sunday, January 15, 2023, please visit our event page, HERE, for details.  We also offer monthly parenting workshops which you can learn about here.


Additional Resources

TEDx: Speaking the Unspoken Conversation

Tikkun Article: Parenting Without Obedience

The Compass: An IntegrativeRoadmap Towards Personal, Familial, and Collective Liberation
(November 21, 2021 ~ July 24, 2022)



“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


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





January 1, 2022
December 31, 2022
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CA United States


Visiting Trainer Arnina Kashtan