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FREE Compass Intro Workshop (Online): “What stops you from asking for what you really want? The liberating power of requesting and asking”with Visiting Trainer Arnina Kashtan

October 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

“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, while influencing and accompanying others in their liberation journeys.

Please click here for a glimpse of an in-person Compass Retreat and please note that those who register for this FREE experiential introductory workshop will be invited to discount on our full online course beginning November 8, 2020. Details here.

“I offer you a deep, radical process of Truth, Compassion, and Courage, to uncover the essence of your Being and Presence while transforming your personal, familial and professional relationships in unprecedented ways.”  

~ Arnina Kashtan

What stops you from asking for what you really want?

  • Do you frequently avoid asking or requesting because of the possible “No”?
  • Are you avoiding the (scary) chance of being judged for your requests?
  • Do you actually yearn to be understood without having to go through the agony of requesting?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, please join us to look at…

  • What it actually means to have courage to ask for what you want
  • The transformative power of speaking the “unspoken” requests
  • How to express your requests so that they will not be heard as demands
  • How to deal with the difference between your intention when asking – and what the other person heard

During this experiential workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to…

  • Discover the difference between being a “walking demand” and a “dancing request”
  • Come in touch with your own true ability to ask for what you want
  • Realize the potential of moving from a lonely “independence” into a heart-filling inter-dependence


If you are intrigued or simply curious, please register here to receive a Zoom link to our FREE experiential introductory workshop.  (All those who register will receive a link to the recording within three days of the workshop.)

Additional Invitations

We also invite you to explore the our Compass event page for details about our upcoming course and bring any questions you might have to the workshop.  In addition to the two hours of content (8-10 am PT), there will be time after the workshop for a brief overview of the full course, testimonials from Compass alumni, and Q&A’s.

Those who register for this introductory workshop are invited (through November 2nd) to a $100 discount on the personal track and $150 discount on the professional track of our full 8-month course.  Please click the course title below for more information…

The Compass: An Integrative Roadmap Towards Personal, Familial, and Collective Liberation

Sundays, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time, November 8, 2020 – July 25, 2021   (Time Zone Converter)

Please support us in enriching the learning space by inviting your friends and family to our introductory workshop and the course itself. (We offer generous group discounts. If interested, please inquire.)


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


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A Sample of Compass Materials:


“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

“The way Arnina explains social phenomena has helped me to understand some of the behaviors that I disapproved of. 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. Arnina also builds a space of trust, compassion, and connection with the participants, enabling us to cultivate a community for long term learning and companionship.” ~ Fernanda Cecin

“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 grateful also for the community that participates in and enhances the learning. What a nourishing experience of shared humanity it has and continues to be.” ~ Heather Austin

“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 liked the length of the course, too; a longer time frame seems right for absorbing these complicated ideas. 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





October 30, 2020
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Visiting Trainer Arnina Kashtan