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Compassion in Action: NVC & Embodied Movement

June 23, 2023 - June 25, 2023


Compassion in Action: NVC & Embodied Movement with Cat McCarthy


Move from inner friction & conflict to Connection, Freedom, & Creativity

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) helps us compassionately understand our conditioned behavior and offers a new lens through which to view the world. Cat McCarthy will introduce the key NVC concepts as a foundation upon which to build a practice.  We will acquire tools of emotional intelligence to help generate untapped neural pathways for empathy in order to cultivate compassion with ourselves and the surrounding world.

Further, with Yoga & Embodied movement we will be able to move from places where tension, pain, and trauma are stored in our bodies to a state of flow and release through empathy practices.


Cat McCarthy is an international yoga trainer, Nonviolent Communication (NVC) facilitator, and Compassionate Inquiry practitioner.  In this training, Cat will guide us through the theory and practice of NVC, with a journey through our physical, mental, and emotional bodies.   Imagine feeling heard, seen, and understood in a safe, spacious, and uninterrupted manner.  This is empathy.

Over three full days, we will develop a new relationship with our feelings, learn to translate our judgments into core values, and practice empathy exchange. There will be a mix of playful exercises, embodied movement, and group discussion, so please bring an open heart and a curious mind.  With a relationship to our feelings and needs, we can create stronger relationships,  both inside and out.  Get ready to shift your perspective on a cellular level!


NYCNVC Facilitator

Compassionate Inquiry Therapist-in-training (with Gabor Maté)

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, YACEP, RYS

Certifications in Anusara Yoga and Kripalu Yoga

ATAS, EMMY-nominated Film & TV Director/Producer

Cat McCarthy meets people where they are and supports them to where they want to go.  She respects and holds space in which others can safely explore the heart-mind-body terrain, integrating the practice of yoga and empathy skills of Nonviolent Communication (NVC).   A dedicated yoga student and international trainer, Cat holds certifications in Anusara Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, and NYCNVC Facilitation.  She has studied extensively within the traditions of Rajanaka Yoga, Neelakantha meditation, BMC’s Embodied Anatomy, and currently with Dr. Gabor Mate’s Compassionate Inquiry Training.  Cat offers entertaining education with vulnerable humor, dynamic clarity, and compassionate presence, so that all humans can live a more aware and amazing life.  When not traversing the globe to teach yoga, this Emmy-nominated filmmaker directs/produces non-fiction projects.  You can hear her practical wisdom in her podcast The Upside of Over, https://www.theupsideofover.com.  For more info, please visit: www.catmccarthyyoga.com

Program  Schedule

June 23, 24, 25

9:00-12:00      Embodied NVC and Movement practices

12.00               Lunch

14.00-17.00    NVC exercises and group discussion

 Reading List
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg

Prerequisites, or Preparation

No prerequisites, just join us with the curiosity of the “Beginner’s Mind.”

Cat McCarthy Certifications

Anusara Yoga and Kripalu Yoga;

NYCNVC Facilitator; Compassionate Inquiry Mentorship and Internship;

Yoga Alliance 500 E-RYT, YACEP, RYS

Students Participating will  receive

Certificate of Attendance

Available Upon Request

Yoga Alliance, NYSY Studios, and Anusara School of Hatha Yoga Credit

18 hours Credit

Prices from

Early by April 30:   270€

After May 1:            340€

Previous Guest or Student QUOTES

Cat McCarthy has the playful energy and curiosity of a child and the wisdom of a very experienced adult professional all wrapped into one amazing being. Her teaching is deep, organized and connected to each student with compassion and encouragement.

– Desirée Rumbaugh, International Yoga Trainer

Cat McCarthy is an amazing teacher with a beautiful soul.  Her style is grounded in a deep knowledge and mastery of the asanas, and she couples this with being playful, non-judgmental, caring, funny and encouraging.   Cat customizes her teaching and approach to bring out the best in each of her students.

– Rodney Lenfant

By far the best yoga teacher I’ve ever experienced. Thank you, Cat, for teaching me yoga is more than just the poses – it’s meditation , it’s being content with where you are right now, and it permeates into the rest of your life.

– Amy Hunt


June 23, 2023
June 25, 2023
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