ON-DEMAND COURSE: Relationships as Spiritual Practice

Is your relationship a crucible for discovering love?


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Imagine how beautiful life can be when all of our relationships, including the challenging ones, are experienced as gifts to be embraced. That capacity is in you …

I’d love to show you how to nurture it.

Relationships as Spiritual Practice is a ten-episode audio course that reveals how all of the relationships in your life are opportunities for spiritual growth, learning what it takes to love yourself and others while removing the barriers that keep you from that experience of love.

When we see all relationships as a path for spiritual practice…

01We treat ourselves and others as sacred with dignity and reverence.

02We understand that our defenses, egos, personalities, socialization, and fears can be loved and tamed.

03We ground ourselves in our authentic and essential nature.

What people are saying …

Yvette’s mastery of empathetic listening,

skillful interventions, and compassion-based framework has transformed my relationship with my children.I field their emotions so much more effectively and no longer get so stuck in my own triggers, fear, and anger.


– K.S., M.Ed, Teacher and Parent

So many other parenting books or courses turned me off

with their preaching or quick fixes. I was thinking that parenting is too complex to “teach” or “learn” when I come across your fabulous, self-reflective course that honors the complexity of parenting. I love how you focus on relationships, growth and what we are bringing to the situations instead of focusing on “fixing” our children.

– Suzanne D., Workshop Participant

Yvette generously brings her full self to her work

and truly practices what she preaches, modeling the healing relational work she promotes. For me, this modeling has been a profound gift. Her style is authentic, connecting and masterful.


– T.L., workshop participant

Yvette is warm, engaging, and entertaining.

A gifted presenter who delivers deeply meaningful content in a warm and loving way. She makes what is dark in ourselves humorous and workable.


– L.S., course participant

I was not even fully aware of how pervasive my tendency

toward blaming and judging were before I began working with Yvette. She created a paradigm shift for me in my life as I discovered that I can bring acceptance and curiosity into challenging situations.


– R.S., workshop participant

I love thinking about the ditches on both sides of the road

and the constant recalibration based on where we are at now. Like so many other parents I wish I had found your work earlier but know we always have now, acknowledging and mining the lessons from the past and moving with more wisdom, emotional grounding and openness into the future.


– R.S., workshop participant

In case we’ve never met

As a psychologist and teacher, I have a passion for transformative education to support human healing and growth, drawing from extensive experience in mind-body medicine, somatic experiencing, diversity and inclusiveness, nonviolent communication, and integral-relational-cultural psychology.

All of these modalities figure into my approach here, along with down-to-earth examples and practical tools for turning all of your relationships into an opportunity for profound spiritual growth.

We are here on this planet to love – to love ourselves, to love others, to love the world – all in relationship to one another. It really is possible, and I hope you’ll explore the possibility.

What’s Included in the Course.

This course is designed to help you remember who you really are and how to relate to yourself and others from your most deeply loving and liberated self.

Each episode is about 30 minutes long and can be played directly from this website or downloaded.

The course begins with introductory concepts and then moves into revealing answers to universal relationship questions, including:

Module 01

How to give up needing to be right

Module 02

How to get in touch with your needs

Module 03

How to shift from self-righteous to open-hearted

Module 04

How to work with anger skillfully

Module 05

How to let go of judgement and criticism

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are there any prerequisites for joining?

There are no prerequisites for joining this course.  You will get a basic introdcution to the nonviolent communication model as well as a variety of other profound ideas, practices and tools to help you relate from your most loving self.  

Are the audio files downloadable?

Absolutely.  You can download the audio and listen at your convenience anytime. 

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What's the time investment?

Each module ranges from about 15 minutes long to 45 minutes long, and includes opportunities to pause and reflect/journal.

You’ll also receive recommended reading, preparation materials, and reflection prompts, and you can spend as much or as little time on that as you wish in between listening to each module.

What if I want more personalized support?

However, if you need personalized support, you are welcome to book a private consultation with me, and we can work through whatever situation you are facing. (Note that private consultations are not included with the workshop registration fee.)

Start the course now. 


If you are experiencing financial hardship, a scholarship or sliding scale fee may be available for you. Please email me, and I will do my best to make this workshop as accessible for you as possible.

If you are experiencing financial abundance and want to sponsor someone who might not otherwise be able to attend this course, please let me know, and I will gladly pass on your additional contribution to someone who needs it.