"a wonderful perspective that challenges us to meet aggression with harmony, and see it as an opportunity to evolve"

Youth program

"We strive to introduce the elements of harmonious interaction, creative conflict resolution, and positive confidence in oneself"


"a process of self-discovery and exploration beyond what we think we already know"


"Within the framework of Aikido training, yoga, meditation and discussion the uchideshi steps on a path of their own self discovery and self expression, freeing themselves from conditioned patterns."


"it is possible to discover a natural state of being, free from the definitions of personal history, limited self image, and future projection"


Thank you for visiting us here, we are a full time Aikido dojo located in Montreux, Switzerland.

We are committed to being a support for the awakening, transformation and evolution of the human individual, our society and the global community.
By offering the path of Aikido, the practice of Yoga, and the approach of Meditation, Aikido Montreux aims to give the student the clear perspective, skills and techniques for self discovery and transformation. The program places the emphasis on bringing this development into all levels of life and community, integrating these new experiences into who we are and how we live.
Upcoming events
Valais Retreat 2021 @ Hotel-Pension Beau-Site
Jul 16 @ 18:00 – Jul 18 @ 14:00

Join us for our annual spiritual voyage deep into the Art of Aikido with Patrick Cassidy Sensei, 6th Dan.

This year’s theme on our retreat in the Swiss Alps is

Reconnecting with Self and Community


Do you want to recharge your batteries, take care of yourself, discover the practice of yoga, meditation, aikido and enjoy a beautiful place in the nature and an incredible vegetarian food? This retreat is for you! Join Patrick Cassidy and Durward Burrell for a unique journey within yourself at the Hotel Pension Beau-Site Chemin-Dessus (VS). This retreat is open to everyone, whether you are an aikido or yoga practitioner or have never practiced yoga before.

Here are the different prices according to the chosen accommodations:
In the price is included, the nights, the meals and the practice

Room for 2: CHF 420
Room for 3 or 4: CHF 370

It is also possible to be in a single room, if you are interested please specify it and we will give you more information.

Number of participants limited to 24.

Kids Summer Camp 2021 – Mystic Japan @ Aikido Montreux
Aug 10 @ 13:00 – Aug 12 @ 16:30
[:en]Kids Summer Camp 2021 - Mystic Japan[:fr]Camp d'été Enfants - Japan Mystique[:] @ Aikido Montreux

Join us for a special event this Summer!

Aikido, yoga and meditation will blend in three days of creative workshops, practice and games. The theme, Mystic Japan 🎋🐲⛩

Snacks and drinks are included!

Ages : 6 to 12 years old

Where: Aikido Montreux, rue de la Corsaz 11, 1820 Montreux
When: Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th, August
Time: from 13h to 16h30
Price: 35chf per day, 80chf for the full camp
Info and inscriptions :
Or: 077 401 14 60

What others say about us:

Our instructors

Patrick Cassidy
Patrick Cassidy
6th Dan / Head instructor
Durward Burell
Durward Burell
5th Dan / Yoga instructor
Mitchy Ogata
Mitchy Ogata
3rd Dan / Yoga instructor
Marie-Aude Mayor
Marie-Aude Mayor
3rd Dan / Yoga instructor


Don’t hesitate to contact us here at Aikido Montreux with your questions and comments. We are in the midst of creating a new internet presence and your patience is appreciated. We are excited by our new evolution and are looking forward to a creatively expressing our work in new ways.