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Images by Maud Vidal-Naquet


1-4 May 2019

On the beautiful Saronic Island of Aegina, we will be looking at the fundamentals of compassion and what being compassionate means to us in our relationships with ourselves and others.

Join us on our retreat on Aegina Island

Communicate to Create is a 4 day introductory course in Compassionate Communication and artistic expression, on the beautiful Saronic Island of Aegina. Together we will explore our inner and outer dialogues and uncover the language and communication habits we have acquired and would like to change.


Using the language of compassion (methods used are an interpretation of nonviolent communication), we will learn how to observe a situation and differentiate between thoughts and analysis, to listen from the heart and to express our underlying feelings and needs in order to find harmony and ease when looking for realistic solutions with our families, partners and friends. We will infuse elements of meditation, movement, role-playing and artistic expression in order to release ourselves from self judgment and to connect with the underlying needs that we wish to fulfill in our lives.

The Space

"Ktima Papabuggy's" is a small pistachio and olive grove situated on the edge of Aegina Town, and less than 10 minutes walk from the beach. Here we have 1 acre of land with a hand-built space dedicated to workshops at the center.




9:00                                             Meditation for presence and self                                                            connection 

9:30                                             Sharing circle and talking about                                                              today’s program

10:00 – 12:00                              Learning and practicing the use  of                                                        NVC with role-plays, games                                                                      and personal writing

12 – 13:30                                   Self Expression, either through  art,                                                        writing, movement, or discussions

13:30 – 14:30                              Lunch

14:30 – 19:00                              Free Time

19:00 – 20:00                              Open sharing space:  We will choose                                                      a connecting and expressive activity

                                                    to do together each evening – this                                                          time  is also open for participants to                                                      take on the role as facilitator if they                                                        would like to share an activity with                                                          the rest of the group. Either way we                                                        will have many surprise activities  to                                                        choose from.


"Emma created a space where everyone felt loved and accepted. It has been a heart opening experience where transformation can occur"
-Theodora, Aegina-
Accommodation Options

The Aeginitiko Archontiko is a a very stylish neoclassical traditional hotel painted in brick red and only 5 minutes walk from the workshop space and the seafront. This special hotel of only 9 gorgeously decorated bedrooms offers a friendly and beautiful place to stay with a generous and varied breakfast served each morning.

There are limited spaces available here and reservation need to be made in advance

Prices start at €64 pp for 4 nights.

Bookings need to be made directly with the hotel, please make an inquiry for how to do so.

There are a variety of options for accommodation for those who are after something else, please do contact me and I would be more than happy to assist you

A full and delicious Mediterranean 

lunch is lovingly prepared each day, by my partner and chef Markos.


Price  €240 Per person

Up to 10 participants

Seminar full price (price includes lunch for 4 days) €240

Early bird (before 15/03/19) €200

Greek Resident – 190 (1 space available at this price)

Aegina Resident – €175 (1 space available at this price)

Full seminar price includes:

5 hours per day of workshop activities

Mediterranean style home cooked lunch

A free “Taste of Aegina” tour by local chef and culinary tour guide Markos Papageorgiou





Optional Extras

Trip to the valley of “Elionas Ancient Olive Grove” €5-7 per person by taxi or car hire

Dinner at Tavern by the sea €12-15 pp

Not included

3 x evening meals - €2-12 eu pp


Ferry from Piraeus to Aegina - €18 return

Bus transfer from the airport to Pireaus Habor €12 return

Accommodation €64 - 90 (shared) or 160 (single) for 4 nights pp

At the Aeginitiko Archontiko


100% of your contributions through attendance will go towards my further training and sharing of NVC with the wider community.

This course is being offered at a low rate for the purpose of fundraising and making the basics of NVC accessible to people of lower economic capacity. If you feel called to contribute more than the asked price, your contribution will go towards giving a discounted rate to local people and towards my further training. Future courses are subject to a higher fee.

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