The Path of the Heart

Online Community

Heart-based Communication Tools for All Relationships

Let’s thrive in a life beyond shame and blame.

Join us to live a life fueled by love.
Nurture your capacity for meaningful human connection.
Help make our world a more conscious and compassionate place.

Hello and Welcome,

I’m excited to invite you to become a member of my personal development community, where we focus on healthy communication tools for all relationships with ourselves and with others, at home and at work.

Here, we reclaim our most authentic selves by coming together on calls, practicing communication skills, increasing our emotional intelligence, and sharing our journeys with one another.

  • We practice deep empathy – coupled with strong, clear boundaries.
  • We learn how to cultivate both deep, meaningful connections – as well as strategic disconnection and disengagement, as needed.
  • We are powerful, influential, and confident – but also kind, gentle, and relational with ourselves and others.

Loving ourselves and others is often easier said than done.

What if you could integrate all that you’ve learned, cut through the theories, and come up with the right words at the right time delivered in the most effective way?

What if you deeply trusted your way of being in the world and followed your inner promptings with confidence?

What if you had a regular community of openhearted learners for support on this journey?

You are not alone.

If you cannot afford the registration price due to hardship, please send a message to to apply for a discounted rate.

Already a member?

One of our members recently shared,

“I wanted to shore up and tidy my relational tool-box. When I signed up, I felt as though my metaphorical relationship workbench was a total mess. Over the last year, I’ve learned to use a bunch of new tools, and even though it’s frustrating when I encounter a moment when I know a tool is needed and I can’t decipher which and quite how it works, I now have a community and a place to turn to for support and practical guidance.”

Explore heart-based communication tools for healthy relationships.

We are here for you!

> Get the skills and support needed to live as your most authentic self.

> Meet people like you who are growing through sharing.

> Get regular access to regular live group coaching support.

Choose between three levels of engagement:

Bronze: Free access to all our introductory programs.

Silver: All Bronze benefits + Conversations from the Heart group coaching call replay archive.

Gold:  All Bronze and Silver benefits + exclusive group coaching calls, community directory for empathy buddies and new connections, learning library with archived program recordings, Gold members discounts on programs and private consultations, and more.

Join us to …

  • Shift from control to connection, from blame and shame cultures to connection and co-creation cultures.
  • Recover from judgment by cultivating compassion and collaboration in your relationships.
  • Integrate insights from various personal development programs, including Nonviolent Communication, Integral Practice, and Somatic Experiencing, trauma-informed therapies, mind-body medicine and mindfulness practices.

You’ll fit right in if  …

  • You’re in recovery from codependency and want to be more skillful with narcissistic people.
  • You want to be what you’d like to see in the world.
  • You want to set loving, stronger, firmer, life-affirming boundaries without losing connection to people.
  • You’re a lifelong learner.
  • You enjoy exploring your inner life and loving up your inner being.

One of our members recently shared, “I feel like I’m getting deep training in being a better human and living peacefully with others without giving up any of my own strength or authenticity like I usually feel like I have to do.”

You’re a great fit for the membership if:

  • You want to bridge the gap between where you are today and who you’d like to become.
  • You’ve been delving into multiple personal development programs (for example Nonviolent Communication, Byron Katie, Brene Brown, personal therapy, Integral Practice, and Somatic Experiencing) and want to integrate them with one another more deeply.
  • You’re in recovery from codependency and want to be more skillful with narcissistic people.
  • You want to BE what you’d like to SEE in the world.
  • You want to set loving, stronger, firmer, life-affirming boundaries without losing connection to people.
  • You’re a lifelong learner and enjoy adventuring into your inner life and inner being.

If this sounds like you, you’ll fit right in! 

Become stronger, wiser, and more connected to yourself and others.

What’s included each month?

Live Calls with Yvette

  • Join us to debrief, unpack, and address the relationship challenges in your life.
  • Get new scripts.
  • Celebrate your progress; share your challenges.
  • Train for the next charged moment.
  • Understand the deeper human dynamics that drive conflict and what to do about them.
  • Roleplay and test out new moves for stuck patterns.
  • Get live guidance and support.

Connection & Community

  • Connect with other lifelong learners, cycle-breakers, and peacemakers.
  • Find an empathy buddy and a thought-partner.
  • Join other mission-driven, openhearted humans striving to make the world a better place.
  • Try out new skills, new scripts, and new ways of being with a safe, empathic community of peers.


Resource Library

Depending upon your membership level, get access to archives of call recordings, previous trainings, and a library of invaluable worksheets and handouts to support your journey and development.

12+ hours of live calls every month

Mondays, 6:00pm CT – with Yvette
Wednesdays, 10:00am CT – with Yvette
Thursdays, 6:00pm CT – Community Practice


You’ll get the most out of your membership by attending our calls live and actively participating.
That said, if the call times don’t work out for you or if you prefer learning on your own, the recordings of our live calls are available:

  • Silver members – access to Wednesday call replays
  • Gold members – access to Monday and Wednesday call replays

“Yvette is a Black Belt in personal relationships and communication.”

“There is no one I know who is as extraordinary at working with people to have them get in touch with themselves and others in such a powerful, effective manner.  She can consistently and patiently deal with people’s wide range of challenges and provide such caring, heartfelt, wise and effective ways of addressing each of them. Yvette is a gift to our world.”

-Terry Gips, CEO of Sustainability Associates, Co-Founder and President of the Alliance for Sustainability

Let me ask you a few important questions:

  • Do you ever wake up at night ruminating about how something went and what you wish you’d said instead?
  • Do you long for more meaningful, deeper conversations with others? Are you tired of small talk, shop talk, and superficial connections?
  • Although you practice mindfulness, NVC, have been in therapy, read countless self-help books, you still get triggered and stuck and wonder what you’re missing?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, then I want you to know – you’re not alone.

What if you had somewhere to turn to unpack and get insights into what’s really going on?

What if you had a place to talk through problems, get real-time feedback, figure out where you are getting stuck, and get new options for moving forward?

And, what if you didn’t have to do it alone, but instead with a community of warm, friendly and supportive fellow journeyers?

If you’re like most people who are seeking to be a better human on this planet, you’ve dreamed of having real, authentic relationships with others and a deep connection to yourself.

No matter how hard you try, it just doesn’t come easily.

But what if you had somewhere to turn to unpack the anatomy of what is really going on?

What if you had a place to talk through problems, get real-time insights, figure out where you are getting stuck, and get new options for moving forward…

…and not do it alone?

Here’s a place that can help you take care of the most important person: YOU.

Being the change you are seeking in the world means being confident, clear, courageous, and compassionate in all of your relationships, with yourself, others, and the world – at home and at work.

The different tiers of my membership offer opportunities to invest and engage at whatever level you’re ready for. Explore the options:

Become a Bronze member of my online learning community for free and get instant access to:

  • Conversations from the Heart – live calls every Wednesday at 10am CT
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go – self-paced mini-course
  • A wealth of resources including weekly newsletter inspiration and foundational handouts and worksheets

Upgrade to Silver member for access to aur archive of practice group recordings: video, audio, and transcripts.

Ready for deep transformation? Become a Gold member.

As a Gold member, you get 8 additional hours of live calls with me per month. During these calls, you can process the relationship challenges in your life with study and practice focused on monthly themes. Plus, you get access to our community practice calls on Thursdays at 6pm CT.

Exclusive Gold Member Calls
Mondays 6:00pm to 8:00pm CT – with Yvette
Thursdays 6:00pm to 7:00pm CT – practice with community
Click here for the Gold Member Calendar with monthly themes and format for May to August 2022.

Current/Upcoming Themes
June: Moving Beyond Us vs. Them, Part 1: The Framework
July: Moving Beyond Us vs. Them, Part 2: The Inner Work
August: Moving Beyond Us vs. Them, Part 3: The Dialogue

Our Gold Membership is designed to help you cultivate the awareness and skills you need to become a more authentic and powerful leader, nurture deep acceptance of yourself and others, and create meaningful, peaceful relationships in the world.

No more second guessing what you said or did.

Increase your self-trust, self-confidence, and inner peace. 

Get the clarity and direction you need to know what exactly to focus on next to get where you want to go.

“Yvette purposefully creates an extremely safe environment and culture where everyone’s feelings and needs are honored. Her facilitation and counseling skills are phenomenal, she is highly skilled, deeply empathic, very patient, exceptionally compassionate and extremely insightful.”

-Dave Casey, Certified Life Coach and Organizational Development Consultant, CPCC

Who is Yvette Erasmus and
why should you pay attention?

If we’ve just met, you may be wondering what qualifies me to help you have cleaner, clearer, and more honest relationships with yourself and others.

Here’s a little more about me:

As a teacher, writer, consultant and clinical psychologist, I have offered personal transformation, compassionate communication, and leadership development training for over 20 years.

I grew up in spaces between cultures, always on the edges and holding opposites. I was born during Apartheid to white South African parents where my father worked as a diplomat upholding racist and patriarchal governmental policies while my mother actively protested them.

We lived in Malawi, Germany, and Beverly Hills, returning to South Africa annually to visit family.

As I became focused on fitting into other people’s needs, beliefs, cultural norms, and rules, I soon found that belonging everywhere also meant belonging nowhere.

My longing for connection, belonging, safety, and understanding lead me to the teachings and wisdom from multiple psychological, philosophical, and spiritual texts.

Now, my unique background as a global citizen with a Master’s Degree in Education and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology makes me uniquely able to help you bridge the gaps inside of you, between your heart, head, gut, and soul; and outside of you, bridging the gap between intentions and impact between yourself and others.

“I was first introduced to NVC by Marshall Rosenberg several years ago, but it was Yvette’s lucid and inspiring translation of NVC that helped me to embody this practice and carry it with me everyday. Even the relationships in my life that were working well have grown more satisfying and joyful. Working with Yvette has been transformational. She has helped me discover how everyday life can be more awesome and wonderful.“

-Wendy Morris

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