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We offer classes in interpersonal communication for home, workplace, and in the community. In addition, our  trainers are available for mediation and coaching on an individual basis. We conduct trainings in workplaces and organizations, offering discounts to organizations that serve the community. You can read more about our approach on the About Us page.

 Directions to our new home @ Tannery Arts Center:

1060 River St., Space 111, (next to the Art Bar), Santa Cruz, 95060
The Tannery Arts Center is on River St. (Highway 9), just north of the intersection with Highway 1.
Heading north on River St., turn into the parking lot past the cow in the photo below. From the parking lot, cross the plaza to the building straight ahead. The first space you come to is the space we are sharing with the Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center.




Upcoming Events



Summer Learning & Practice Drop In  Every Thursday, 7-9pm


RCNV Social Justice Workshop (off site), August 5-9

Intro to the Art of Communication, Aug 7, 7-9pm

Summer Learning & Practice  Thursdays through 8/18, 7-9pm

Living Compassion, Aug 25-28

Summer Retreats

Living Compassion with Robert Gonzales and Kristin Masters, Aug 25-28th

Teach For Life NVC Educators Institute Retreat, Portland 7/31-8/5
Jean Morrison, Sura Hart, Jared Finkelstein – Come join us


Check out the Free Empathy table on Pacific Ave at Lincoln. Every Sunday from 2-4pm Bar Lowenberg is there to listen and empathize. Click on his photo below to read one person’s impression of Bar’s offering.

Bar Free Empathy