Riviera Seminar

Evolving Together

07-09 June, 2019

Welcome to Riviera Seminar 2019

Join Miles Kessler and Patrick Cassidy for the Riviera Seminar 2019.
The theme for this year's Evolutionary Aikido seminar is

"Evolving Together"

The seminar will be followed by a special one day workshop on Monday.
The theme for the workshop is "Connecting with Source".



Read more about Patrick & Miles

Extra day

Extra day

Special event - Connecting with Source

Schedule & Price

Schedule & Price

Technical details about the seminar


Patrick Cassidy, 6th Dan

Cassidy Sensei has studied art of Aikido for over 30 years. He spent more than six and a half years living and training fulltime in Iwama, Japan with the late Morihiro Saito, 9th dan. He has also continued his study with other wonderful instructors such as Takeda Yoshinobu, 7th dan, Robert Nadeau, 7th dan, Richard Moon, 5th dan, Peter Ralston, (the founder of Cheng Hsin), and Vernon Kitabu Turner Roshi.
Cassidy Sensei also has committed himself to the practice of Yoga. During his stay in Japan he studied with Junko Tomonaga (Founder of the Tomonaga Yoga Institute). He also spent periods at the Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh India. His study has taken him throughout Asia spending over three years travelling through India, Nepal and Tibet.
Patrick also offers a unique approach to the practice of meditation. Inspired by his own discovery of the inherent ground of being, and the traditions of Advaita Vedanta, Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhism and Zen, Patrick facilitates individuals to engage the questions of Being and Evolving in a way that lead to authentic experience and change. The aspect of self awakening and evolution are important themes of the work done at Aikido Montreux. The teachings of Andrew Cohen, Vimala Thakar, Ajja, Eckhart Tolle and the Dalai Lama have inspired the dojo's approach to the question of what does it mean to be alive and awake. Along with his own experiences and insight Cassidy Sensei offers a framework that gives students the chance to pursue the path of their own awakening and self transformation.

Miles Kessler, 6th Dan

Miles began aikido in 1985 and moved to Japan in 1989 to train Aikido full time. He lived in Japan for 8 years training full time at the famous “Iwama Dojo” of aikido’s founder, Morihei Ueshiba (O Sensei). In Iwama Miles trained under the guidance of the late Morihiro Saito Sensei, and Hitohiro Saito Sensei, including one year as "uchi-deshi" (live-in apprentice). Miles began teaching while in Japan under Saito sensei’s guidance and he has also taught internationally in Asia, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.
Since 1998 Miles has been a practitioner of Vipassana meditation in the Mahasi tradition of Burma and spent 3 years on intensive meditation retreat in Burma and Nepal.
In 2005 Miles moved to Israel and began teaching aikido and meditation. In 2010 he founded the “Integral Dojo”, a full time Aikido school, meditation center, and Integral practice community. He is also the founding director of "Aikido Without Borders", a Non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Israelis and Palestinians together in the practice of Aikido.

We are happy to invite you to 14th annual Riviera Seminar

Date: 07-09 June 2019

Address:  Collège de la Veveyse, rue du Torrent 27, 1800 Vevey

Friday: 18h00-21h00 (18h00-18h30 registration, welcome )
Saturday: 10-12h30, 14h30-17h30 Demonstrations: 17h30-18h30
Sunday: 10h30-14h00
Monday event: 11h00-15h00

Seminar fee: 110 CHF for those that register and pay by April 1st.
For those that register and pay by May 1st, the seminar fee will be 120 CHF
After that the seminar fee is 130 CHF.

Special event:
Connecting with Source

For those that wish to do the extra day, Monday, we will continue this direct investigation of the nature of being a conscious evolving Human. We will look into the nature of our experience, both as individuals and as a community. (this event will be held in Aikido Montreux's dojo)
Please add 30 CHF if you are training during the weekend, 50 CHF if you are only attending the Monday.

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