443. Mystical and Practical Aikido – With Richard Moon and Mark Walsh

A warm philosophical chat with Aikido teacher and meditator Richard joins me to talk embodiment, what aikido really is, cultural indoctrination, aikido “off the mat”, the importance of feeling, harmony with the universe, the future of aikido, the central core, and love.

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First and foremost Richard is a student of Harmony through music and the Awareness Arts. He is an Aikido Instructor holding the rank of 6th Degree Black Belt with Aikido World Headquarters, and has innovated application of Aikido principles to business and mastery application. He has provided consultation, coaching and training to corporations including Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, Chevron Research Laboratories, Apple Computer, Tandem Computer, Motorola, Intel Corp., McCaw Cellular Communications, Nextel, Monsanto, Scandinavian Air Systems, NTT, Shoretel and Hyatt Hotels.

 A skilled mediator, involved in international peace-building Richard worked with The Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, as well as in Cyprus and Bosnia with IMTD, the Fulbright Commission and the Harvard Negotiation Project.


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Mark Walsh

Founder of The Embodied Facilitator CourseEmbodied Yoga Principles, Integration Training and The Embodiment Podcast.

Patricia Aguirre

Patricia is a Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Family Constellations Facilitator. She is a lead trainer of the Trauma Coaching certification and the Courage to Lead course for female facilitators.

Karin van Maanen

Karin is a yoga & meditation teacher and embodiment trainer with an MSc in Mindfulness Studies. She's co-author of Embodied Meditation and is lead trainer on the Embodied Meditation and Embodied Toolkit certifications.

Christina Dohr

Christina is an embodiment coach and somatic educator with an MSc in Social Sciences. She's co-lead trainer on the Certification of Embodiment Coaching and Courage to Lead courses. Christina combines her work as an Aikido blackbelt, dance and improvisation in guiding groups and individuals.


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