MYL Formal Mediation Training, Residential Retreat


March 29, 2017 to
April 2, 2017


Mountain Home Ranch, Calistoga, CA

MYL Formal Mediation Training, Residential Retreat

The MYL Formal Mediation and Conflict Coaching residential retreats are for people who have completed at least one full year of the MYL Choosing Peace Immersion Program (the 3 intensives), and who want to develop their skills offering the MYL maps formally or professionally helping people with conflict situations in their personal and work lives. You can do one or both retreats, depending on the area(s) of learning and application you want to develop, and you can take them in whichever order you wish.

Based on more than 15 years of professional mediation experience and training in these skills, the Formal Mediation retreat offers in-depth experiential training with the 5-step mediation map and 9 mediation skills. Practicing in triad role plays, you can dial up and down the difficulty/intensity level to customize your learning experience in a safe, supportive learning environment.

To maximize your learning and growth, you rotate through the roles of mediator and disputants, give and receive supportive peer feedback, and receive in-the-moment coaching. The retreat will also offer the Healing & Reconciliation map for mediating conflicts based in unresolved emotional hurt, as well as maps for pre- and post-mediation with clients and mediator self-care.

In the evenings you will have the opportunity to watch longer demonstrations and engage in in-depth Q&A on process and working as a professional. You will do all of this in the richness, warmth, and deep connections of a supportive learning community, and in the natural beauty of this rustic setting.


*** This workshop is designed for in-depth learning and practice with the skills of formally mediating conflicts between people based on the work of Mediate Your Life and Nonviolent Communication (NVC). It is not the standard 40-hour mediator training program that covers all of the more general foundations of becoming a professional mediator. We recommend that, in addition to our training, you take that training as well, depending on the type of mediation you want to do.


  • $950 for the 5-day retreat
  • $900 early bird rate until March 1
  • 50% discount ($450 tuition) if you also register for the year-long Choosing Peace Immersion Program
  • Room and accommodations is separate cost. See link below


  • Wednesday evening 6-9pm
  • Thursday 9am – 9pm*
  • Friday 9am – 9pm*
  • Saturday 9am – 9pm*
  • Sunday 9am – 12pm

*There will be a 2 hour lunch break for rest and recreation, and 1 hour dinner break, Thurs-Sat.

Contact Mountain Home Ranch retreat center in Calistoga, CA directly to book your food and accommodations. You can view the room options online, but you need to call to book a room and meals for the retreat. Pricing for the retreat is less expensive than what is shown on the website. Call (707) 942-6616.

Hope to see you there!



Questions? Call Schena at 510-919-5847 or e-mail