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I see life as a relational adventure, a continuous exploration of what is alive and what it means to be deeply honest and compassionate.

My name is Ivana Horáková and, for the last 10 years, I have been offering space for presence, empathy and learning, with the tools of Nonviolent Communication®, a needs-based approach to conflict resolution. I have been offering mediation, practice groups, online empathy calls, consultations and trainings.

I am certified with the Center for Nonviolent Communication as an NVC trainer and conflict mediator. I am also a Somatic Experiencing® practitioner.

Testimonials:

“Ivana has helped us tremendously. Without her, we would have been separated, making the same old communication mistakes just with new partners again and again…

Ivana taught us how to get rid of “bad” communication habits, like blaming each other, finding faults or trying to figure out who is right and who is wrong when fighting. My partner and I were getting into big fights over very small things and we knew that there must be something that we are doing wrong. It’s really interesting how NO ONE has taught us how to communicate with each other. 

But then we found Ivana and we owe our relationship to her. She will teach you how to listen, how to communicate with empathy, how to read through someone’s words and how to respond to negative messages. This method has also helped us communicate better with our yoga students, not only with each other. We even introduce this method in our yoga teacher trainings now because communication is so important. 

You can use this method in your everyday life with friends, family, boss, colleagues at work, anyone. It’s so powerful and Ivana will teach it step by step. We recommend Ivana 100% as she will help you with new tools, new techniques and a fresh perspective to communication.”

Joanna Vladescu and Martin Sittek, alphayogaschool.com

“We contacted Ivana based on a recommendation shortly after the birth of our first child. It seemed to us that we couldn’t agree on anything and whatever the other did was causing more and more hurt. She was able to give us the emotional first aid that we longed for but couldn’t give each other at that time. She was listening to us, receiving us with empathy, setting an example that we continued to immitate until we were able to reach common ground again. She helped us to resolve the most accute conflicts and we managed to revive the love that continues to guide us as we look for better ways to communicate. Thank you!”

Věrka and Petr, Czech Republic

“I have been in touch with Ivana since my first NVC workshop. From the beginning, she has contributed to my understanding of NVC in a really mature and practical manner. I knew the books, but with the her help I got to experience the practice. During our skype sessions, she guided me to be always present and connected to my heart, so to speak. I appreciate these moments and I am grateful to her for each moment in my life when I use NVC, which nearly always makes my life more wonderful.”    
Tomáš Hudec, Czech Republic

“My perception of myself and other people has changed after the workshop. I have realized that I can discover other people’s feelings and needs and understand them. And I can discover my own feelings and needs, too. This was helpful for the communication at work with my colleagues. I can understand them better than before and I can choose my response or reaction.”
David Hauerland, Czech Republic

“Ivana has great ability to mediate conflict situations and she uses her skill to transform the language of rational arguments into the language of needs. She is able to support others with empathy.”
Adam Čajka, Czech Republic

“When we were working on issues related to my past, I made great progress. I have lived for thirty years outside the Czech Republic and I needed to process things with the help of a Czech speaker. Returning to my mother tongue helped me with the pain originating in my adolescence. Ivana was very patient and supportive in this process.”
Petr Macel, Canada