IIT India 2020

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Basic Information Sheet

Center for Nonviolent Communicationsm
India - Kerala, January 17 - 26, 2020

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Program: This International Intensive Training (IIT) is a 9-day, Nonviolent Communication “immersion experience”. It is a residential workshop led by a team of experienced CNVC-certified trainers.

The purpose of this IIT training is to offer people the opportunity to live the process of Nonviolent Communication in community over an extended period of time, in order to develop Nonviolent Communication knowledge, skills and consciousness.

Training Language: English, with possible translations in Hindi and/or other regional languages (based on information gathered after participants register).

Trainer Team:

find their full bios on the "trainers" tap on the left)

Sabine Geiger (Germany)
Robert Gonzales (USA)
L'aura Joy (India)
Agnieszka Rzewuska-Paca (Poland)
Chris Rajendram (Sri Lanka)

Supporting trainers:
Sudha Shankar (India)
Ranjitha Jeurkar (India)

Venue: Mar Thoma Santhigiri Ashram


The Mar Thoma Santhigiri Ashram ia a spectacular resort like Conference Centre, in Aluva, Eranakulam District, Kerala, India. Located on a beautiful hill, Santhigiri, is an ideal place for unique moments of relaxation, conferences and camping.

The 11 acres of lush green land of the Santhigiri Ashram is a mix of traditional and modern design. The buildings and surroundings of the centre are those of a traditional Kerala village: a big pond with walkway, garden of prayer for meditation and solitary relaxation, organic farm, birds and animals and huge areas of gardens with local flowers and trees.

Santhigiri actualizing its name, is a secure oasis of peace and tranquility, a relaxing and exciting place to stay. This charming and scenic residential conference center has lush green and picturesque environment tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city.


By air:
The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport– 11.2km/ 20 mins to 25 mins.
By train:
The nearest Railway station is Aluva - 15 mins to 20 mins
Taxis available inside railway station compound
Once you are registered, you will receive a welcome letter with a rideshare document that can be filled out to meet ease in connecting and sharing rides.

Participants are asked to wait until their registration in the IIT has been confirmed before booking travel reservations.


the tuition payable to CNVC or local organizer:

Tuition rates (Room and board not included)

General Tuition Rate
Payable to CNVC in US Dollars

Pricing for International (outside South East Asia)

Payable to the local organizer in Rupees

Princing for residents of South Asia.

Total Fee Full Tuition

$2,340 USD/ €2087 EURO

₹ 17700 INR

Extra early-bird - payments received by October 17, 2019 - 15% off full tuition

$1,989 USD/ €1775 EURO

₹ 15000 INR

1 month early-bird - payments received in full 3 months prior to start of IIT (December 17, 2019) - 10% off full tuition

$2,106 USD/ €1878 EURO

₹ 16000 INR

Certification Candidate or Previous IIT attendance - 15% off full tuition

$1,989 USD/ €1775 EURO

₹ 15000 INR


If you want to participate in the IIT and for financial reasons it is not possible for you, please let us know. We have a limited budget and at the same time we are committed to making your participation possible. The deadline for the receipt of scholarship applications for this IIT is November 17, 2019.

IIT Accommodation Options and Fees (for 9-day): rooms are subject to availability and on first come first serve basis.

Accommodation Type Price in US$ for Internationals paying to CNVC Price in Rupees INR for Locals or nearby countries paying directly to the local organizer
Suite for 3 people with AC US$230 ₹ 15600 INR
Cottage for 2 people with AC US$239 ₹ 16200 INR
Cottage for 3 people with AC US$195 ₹ 13200 INR
Private Room with AC US$336 ₹ 22800 INR
Double Room with AC US$212 ₹ 14400 INR
Private Room NO AC US$230 ₹ 15600 INR
Double Room NO AC US$159 ₹ 10800 INR
Dormitory (Separate for male and female) NO AC US$96 ₹ 6650 INR


How to register:

  1. Click on "Register" below to fill out the online IIT Application Form
  2. Applications sent before Dec 17, 2019 need to include full or partial payment, with a minimum of $100 if you are paying to CNVC or ₹ 3000 INR if you are paying to local organizer. The balance is due on Dec 17, 2019. For applications sent on or after Dec 17, 2019 please include all fees.
  3. CNVC and organizer team usually acknowledges your application within 5 business days; please contact the IIT department if you did not receive an acknowledgement within this time.

For questions please contact the IIT Department at +1 505-244-4041 (English only) or email at iit@cnvc.org
organizers of the India IIT in India: via email at iitindia2020@gmail.com or Phone or Whatsapp Kunal at +91-9425416058 or Daya at +91-9382362933

****Attendance at an IIT is a request of those who wish to become CNVC certified trainers, and it is highly recommended to anyone who wishes to share NVC, whether you want to be certified or not. more info here


  • When

  • Friday, January 17, 2020 - Sunday, January 26, 2020
    17:00 - 12:00
    India Time

  • Where

  • Mar Thoma Santhigiri Ashram
    Aluva, Kerala

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