The Aikido & Meditation Retreat is a full weekend of practice that combines the best of an Aikido seminar and a meditation retreat through the 3 practices of Aikido, Meditation, & Inquiry.
The Aikido training will be a “principles-based” approach open to all levels and abilities. The practice will focus on aligning with an open and natural state of being, while deeply connecting with others.
Although there will be technical expressions, all classes will enter the practice from a principles-centered approach.
During these sessions you will have the opportunity to integrate the meditative states of “Zanshin” – sustained presence, “Mushin” – no mind, “Fudoshin” – unshakable mind, and “Takemusu Aiki” – a harmony that is born of conflict.
The meditation practice will include formal sitting periods and the integration of mindfulness throughout the day. Miles will help you to establish mindfulness in your practice, understand how to work with the challenges of the practice, and cultivate the further development of meditative insight.
The practice of “Inquiry” is a perennial spiritual practice. Inquiry is a powerful method that will help you go beyond superficial patterns in relating, and discover your most authentic self. Our inquiry practices will be done in the “dyadic” format as well as “embodied inquiry” through Aikido exercises.