Meganwind EoyangAssociate since 2012
Bay Area Nonviolent Communication ( BayNVC ) Santa Rosa, CA USA
Meganwind Eoyang grew up street fighting on the South Side of Chicago. She went on to study and later to teach martial arts, finally studied full-force fighting to learn to disable and to kill. While meeting needs for physical safety, these approaches offered nothing in the way of learning how to engage with other people peacefully.
Through teaching communications skills at Roosevelt University, joining the carpenter’s union in California, book editing, marketing and sales work in the natural foods industry, and a 30-year career in Trager® bodywork and shamanic healing work, Meganwind has pursued the question, “Why do people treat one another the way they do?”
Meganwind began mining the gifts and challenges of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in 1997. She approached the teachings with skepticism, insisting on experiential evidence of NVC’s tenets, which are so different from street wisdom. A graduate of the BayNVC leadership program, she joined BayNVC as a trainer in 2003. She co-founded and manages the Safer Communities Project, bringing NVC training to inmates in San Quentin prison, Sonoma County jail, and to parolees and their families. Meganwind is always on the look-out to meet her need for mischief.