An 8-month course involving weekly or bi-weekly 2-hour online sessions on Sundays. (frequency depends on chosen track)
This is the event page for our 2020-2021 Compass Course. We are currently finalizing the details of our 2021-2022 course (Sundays, Nov. 2021 – July 2022) and will update this page when we are complete. If you’d like to receive an email at that time, in early September, please share your name and email address here.
“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 if after reading through the information on this page, you are undecided about registering for the full course, we invite you to sign up for the first session (FREE), and see if it is a good fit for you. (You may request a link to the recording via email to Heather@BayNVC.org.)
“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
The Compass online is divided into two modalities of learning and deepening the methodology, according to your area of interest: Personal Evolution and Coaching-Accompanying.
This modality is for those who want to learn from The Compass, experience it, and integrate it into their lives on a deep level. Aimed at anyone who seeks to know more about themselves, heal emotional wounds, transform and create authentic and caring relationships.
Frequency: A virtual session every two weeks.
This is the more intensive modality, for those who feel called, not only to learn this methodology but also to share it with others. Regardless of whether you already work as a coach or therapist, or if you wish to start this journey, or simply want to support others in your life, this modality will open up new horizons to be able to integrate the tool and open the possibility to share it with others.
Within the Coaching Track, there is an option for professional certification. For this, you will also need to attend an in-person retreat (Online in 2021 if Covid-19 restrictions are in place) with Arnina and some written work about your own experience with The Compass including a summary of coaching work you have done with others.
Frequency: One virtual session every week.
To register please use the drop-down box below to select the track you are signing up for and then enter the amount you are paying in the “My payment is” box and complete this registration form as well to receive confirmation of your enrollment and the link to access the class. Thank you.
Creating a sliding scale supports the sustainability of the teachings and the teacher. It also supports those without the financial capacity to participate. If you have the resources to do so please consider contributing on the higher end of the scale.
If making a one-time payment within the sliding scale presents a barrier to your participation, we invite you to pay the tuition in three or six-month installments. Please contact us here to set up a plan that would work well for you. For those for whom this would still present a barrier to your participation, we invite you to reach out to explore other options. We do have partial scholarships available.
Please click here to review our cancellation policy.
Disclaimer: Arnina Kashtan is not a licensed psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, or counselor nor are her assistants. The Compass course is not a substitute for therapy or professional mental health services.
If you have any questions, please email Heather Austin, BayNVC Event Coordinator and Compass Liaison.
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“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
“Arnina 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
“Working with The Compass has increased my capacity to be the change I want to see in the world! I’ve enjoyed a sense of living more authentically and showing up much more enthusiastically “on purpose” in all areas of my life. Thank you for sharing this incredible gift.” ~ Heather Austin
“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