The Yoga of Conflict

Saturday, Nov 4, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Main & 14th


The Yoga of Conflict Workshop series combines conflict resolution skills, non-violent communication techniques, and yogic practices that allow us to embody clarity, confidence, and compassion for ourselves and others.

Week 1 Transforming Conflict Sept. 23 How do we view conflict? How do cultural, societal, and life experiences shape our view of conflict? How does our view of conflict shape how we respond to conflict? This workshop covers the 5 approaches to conflict and how conflict can be used as an opportunity to transform us and those around us.

Week 2 Emotional Intelligence Sept. 30
Emotions are a form of intelligence. Become friends with your emotions and develop the skills to understand the core needs underneath our emotions. Learn how to skillfully express negative emotions in a way that is authentic and does not harm others. Learn how critical timing and readiness is to effective communication and explore several time out strategies as well as yogic techniques for emotional self-regulation.

Week 3 Non-Violent Communication Oct. 7
Learn how to use neutral and disarming language in communication. How we ask questions and frame issues is crucial to effective and skillful communication. Practice the art of open-ended questions and the art of re-framing.

No class Oct.14 and Oct. 21

Week 4 Power, Assertiveness, and Boundaries Oct. 28
Power imbalances are the reality of most relationships. Identify your sources of power and step into your personal power. Explore and identify societal, cultural, and personal obstacles that cause us to say ‘yes’ when we need to say no. Discover your core values and practice how to say no and respectfully assert yourself.

Week 5 The Art of the Other Nov. 4
How do we get the other person to listen and understand? How do we deal with defensiveness and the triggers of other people? We will learn the art of the other and how to break down barriers so that respectful, two-way commu

nication can take place. This final workshop is the culmination of the skills and practices learned in the previous four workshops. No drop-ins allowed for this final workshop.

Entire Series $250
Individual Workshop $60
Early Bird (before Sept. 15 ) $195


Farah Nazarali has been teaching yoga for over 10 years, and is known for her ability to communicate with clarity, confidence, and compassion. She completed Compassionate Communication Level I and is currently enrolled in the Conflict Resolution Certificate Program at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. For more information about Farah, visit

Your program has had an amazing impact on my life. I see that communication starts from my way of thinking, and this program has created shifts in my way of thinking at a fundamental level. I feel extremely lucky and blessed to take part in the program.– Naoko Sasaki

I was really impressed by this series. The content was rich an inspiring, the presentation was vibrant and personal and all was balanced with useful exercises and well-integrated movement practices. – Abheeru, founder and DJ, Just Dance


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Whole Series $250.01
Early Bird (until Sept 15) $195.00
Drop In $60.27


Main & 14th

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