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Arnina Kashtan & Heather Austin

Arnina Kashtan & Heather Austin

Arnina Kashtan, certified NVC trainer (1992), is the creator of “The Compass”, the process for personal, familial & collective liberation, and author of “Falling in Love with Myself Again” (2016). Founder of Meitarim, the Center for The Compass & NVC Studies in Israel (2000), she delivers workshops and trainings, online & offline, to the general public, as well as trainings for coaches, mediators & trainers (in Hebrew, English & Spanish).

Arnina's passion and special gifts are in enhancing breakthroughs in awareness, thus bringing forth deep transformations on all levels. Her unique approach combines a profound, laser-like exploration into our innermost core supported by a rare sense of humor and embedded in deep, embracing empathy. The emerging almost magical space she creates has enabled her students all over the world to open up into new understandings and embark on a fresh, compassionate, and expanding free path.


Heather Austin was introduced to, and fell in love with, Nonviolent Communication (NVC) through Inbal Kashtan’s book, “Parenting From Your Heart” and she is deeply grateful to have been working closely with and learning from Inbal’s sisters, Arnina and Miki, for the past four years as a founding member of the Nonviolent Global Liberation (NGL) Community, the Event Coordinator at Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC), and The Compass Program Director.

Heather‘s passion is to support parents and children in cultivating their capacity for non-judgemental present moment awareness; deepening their connection with one another; and co-creating compassionate, purpose-aligned, collaborative family systems, in the hope that these family systems will serve as seeds for creating a world that works for all.  She has been doing this with the consciousness and practical tools that are part of her learnings from NVC, NGL, The Compass, Mindfulness, interpersonal neurobiology, and more.

In addition to her work with the Kashtan sisters, Heather facilitates parenting classes, groups, and mediation; mindfulness classes for all ages; and individual coaching sessions. She brings wisdom from her decades long journey of teaching children of all ages, in and out of school settings, both in the U.S. and Mexico, as well as her own journey parenting and homeschooling her now 17 year old child. Heather can be reached out to at speakNVC@gmail.com.