Director and Lead Trainer
David is a certified Somatic Coach through the Strozzi Institute and Stuart Heller’s Five Rings Coaching Institute. He is a certified international trainer of Nonviolent Communication and a teacher and practitioner of Aikido for 30 years. He offers individual coaching, workshops and classes designed to help his clients develop their abilities to self-direct, self-generate, and navigate through the complexities of life with greater clarity and integrity. He leads trainings locally and around the world—in his community, schools, prisons, and communities on four continents.
David draws from 35 years experience as an entrepreneur and artisan. As a respected Master Goldsmith he helped to create Green Karat, an organization which tackles the environmental hazards of the gold industry by promoting recycled, post-consumer gold and stones. David is currently a board member and co-founder of Peace Dojo International. This is an organization that works for peace and justice by means of self- mastery and community service with the martial arts as its medium. He co-founded Peaceworks Productions, a company that produces benefits for environmental and political non-profit organizations. In addition, David serves as Executive Director of Community Artworks, an organization devoted to helping community leaders manifest their dreams through the practice of fully embodied skills and actions.
David and his wife Judith co-founded an intentional community, where they have raised their family over the past twenty years. They have devoted their adult lives to practicing community, committing themselves to an integrated and intentional way of life.
All of Weinstock’s work is based on building our connection to one another and to nature. He is committed to building our capacity to value what each of us brings to the circle so we can reclaim community and value diversity so we can sustain life on this planet.
Judith Weinstock teaches somatic practices through the mediums of food, music and communication.Judith has been a chef/owner/partner in four restaurants over the last 30 years. She has published two cookbooks, “The Streamliner Diner Cookbook”, (Ten Speed Press, 1990) and “The Old Kingston Hotel Café Cookbook”, (Sasquatch Press, 1998). For the last ten years Judith has been teaching “Humanities Through Food”, a curriculum that she has developed that integrates history, ethics, economics, nutrition, agriculture, culture, science and food politics through the lens of food and the art of cooking. She is currently writing a third cookbook based on this curriculum.
Judith began practicing Re-evaluation Counseling when she was fifteen and went on to begin leading and teaching classes when she was twenty-one. This practice formed a strong foundation for her communication and community-based work. She has been training and practicing Nonviolent Communication since the year 2000. Judith and David with 8 other families co-founded, an intentional community (Wise Acres) in 1990, which is thriving to this day, now enjoying the richness of four generations on the land.
My expertise includes changing food habits to promote a healthy lifestyle, disease prevention and longevity, how to deal with nutrition-related disease issues, how to lose or maintain healthy weight, exercise nutrition, and adolescent nutrition. In all areas, I provide a personalized strategy to reach desired goals in a reasonable and healthy time period.
- PhD Nutritional Biochemisty, MIT
- Certified Nutritional Specialist
- Fellow of the American College of Nutrition
- Teaching faculty, Columbia University Medical Center – Institute of Human Nutrition
- Sr. Vice President, Zymes LLC
- Researcher: Zymes, MIT, Harvard, Barnard College
Robyn Caywood, an international certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication specializes in presenting the alchemy and transformational tools of NVC and Somatic Consensus work; and has a passion for supporting community systems in developing skills to create the quality of connections they long for in their lives. Robyn has experience sharing NVC and facilitating creative meeting and mediation alternatives in hospitals, schools, organizations, with groups, parents, couples and individuals. Robyn’s background in cultural studies, non-profits, peace work and her commitment to parenting compassionately led her to NVC in 2008. Robyn lives in Nevada City, CA and offers ongoing practice groups, workshops, restorative circles and individual, family and organizational support.