Practicing for Peace – a Dojo for Warriors of the Heart

Feb 15-17 2019 Montreal, Canada

Residential (at the Biology Field Station, University of Montreal)


‘How do I strengthen my practice of peace to respond to uncertain and fragile times in our ever changing world?’

This DOJO is for if you want to explore your personal leadership and inner strength for wiser action. 

  • How can I nourish and strengthen myself so that I can continue to work for a more peaceful and sustainable world? 
  • How can I use my power consciously for wiser action? 
  • How can we restore balance and centre to act courageously for the world? 

You are invited to a workshop – a dojo – meaning a place to practice for your life.

In this dojo we work to cultivate inner clarity, balance and wise action.

We will explore different ways to be more ready to meet our world as it is – with its conflict, complex issues, confusion, opportunity, harmony and natural beauty.

Through this approach we will work from a place of stillness, peace and inner strength.

A place that has the heart at the centre and is balanced, calm and clearly decisive when action is needed.

Our aspiration is to cultivate being awake regardless of the circumstance.

Practising for Peace balances action and reflection through embodiment and inquiry.

As a stimulus for moving in harmony, this Practicing for Peace workshop brings together the principles and practices of Aikido basics – a Japanese practise of peace art.

To be in reflection, we will work with the Flow Game to seed personal clarity and wiser action.

Who is this for?

This training is for people who want to bring more humane, peaceful and conscious ways of being into the world be you an entrepreneur, employee, intrapreneur, student, teacher, consultant, volunteer. This is also for Dojo alumni who want a refresher to strengthen their practice.

The team

Toke Paludan Moeller, Interchange Tomo,  Denmark

Practitioner of Life, CEO and long time participatory leadership process consultant of large scale change work, Toke, is one of the a co-creators of The Art of Hosting, The flow game, The Practising for Peace dojo and Designing for wiser action. Toke supports and builds capacity in and for leaders around the world in discovering more of who they are – as human beings and helps them base their leadership and work in that, regardless of circumstance – in service of peaceful co existence and well being for all.

Rachel Derrah, Brave Space Social Innovation, Halifax

Creative consultant, Rachel works with large-scale mural drawings, participatory research and evaluation to reflect collective insights, learning, and impact. Trained in Community Design at Dalhousie University and the the Art of Participatory leadership, she aims to find clarity amid complexity and have challenging conversations. Rachel is a practitioner in the Practising for Peace field and has supported many of these workshops. Rachel has learned and created around the world, now she is focused on nurturing roots where she lives in K’jipuktuk (Halifax).

Nadine Jouanen, Percolab,  France

Bringing 25 years of experience with collaborative processes, training, and organizational change, Nadine’s work focuses on meaning-making and fostering a learning culture within organisations and communities. Adept at co-designing large-scale participatory events that make use of collective intelligence. Nadine is a martial arts practitioner trained in China.

Monica Nissen, InterChange Tomo, Denmark

Co-creator of the Art of Hosting and The Flow Game. Monica Nissén has worked as a process consultant and facilitator, hosting large groups in strategic conversations. Monica´s special focus has been “learning ecology”, that is to harvest the results of these conversations, so that the collective wisdom and insights can be captured and put to good use

Paul Messer, Percolab, Montréal

Bringing design thinking to everyday life and work, Paul makes use of his participatory leadership practice.  Creator of the Visual Thinking Lab to support working in complexity and business strategy. Be he working with the European Commission, indigenous gatherings or multi-nationals, Paul is in service of conscious collaboration.

Samantha Slade, Percolab Montreal

Social designer and author of Going Horizontal,  Samantha supports teams, organizations and ecosystems to grow their horizontal ways. Samantha pioneers culture-driven practices and operational tools for the future of work. Samantha is also a Flow Game Host.

Hourly Schedule


18h - 21:00
Dinner and checkin


7:00 - 8:00
Morning practice
8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 12:00
Practicing for peace aikido
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch and rest
13:30 - 17:00
Finding clarity on a personal question
17:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 19:00
19:00 - 22:00
Gathering around fire: stories, music, poetry

Moving in

7:00 - 8:00
Morning practice
8:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 10:30
Moving in the dojo
11:00 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:00


Feb 15 2019 - Feb 17 2019


18 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min


400 CAD$ (Includes accommodation and meals)

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