Online Classes with Paul Linden

Paul Linden’s Online Aikido Class: principles of action

Practice principles of action that will make your Aikido techniques more effective: Gain a precise understanding of the structural mechanics of the attacker’s and defender’s movements, so that you can accomplish more while doing less. Practice the controlled use of appropriate force, so that you can practice safely and do what is needed in real-life situations.

This class is not meant to replace your existing Aikido practice; we will meet twice a month to augment your training elsewhere. You are encouraged to use the time between our online sessions to practice applying those principles on and off the mat.

Open to practitioners of any experience level and any style or lineage of Aikido. A practice partner is highly recommended. Meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Saturday at 1PM Eastern Time. Session recordings will be available.

Sliding scale tuition: $20-$100 per person, per month (pay what you can)

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Paul Linden’s Being-in-Movement® Online Class

The body is the key. Paul Linden’s Being-in-Movement® Online Class will show you how to unlock that key.

You can be more perceptive, empathic, powerful, and effective in everything you do. In this class, you will experience that the integration of power and love is actually possible. By using clear language and intentional projection you can anchor the body in a structurally balanced, stable and mobile way of being. Experiencing the self as spacious awareness acting in three-dimensional space will improve your mindbody functioning in every area of your life.

Suitable for all levels of experience with somatic education and movement. Beginners are very welcome! We will meet weekly for 60 minutes on Wednesdays at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (New York) on Zoom. Session recordings will be made available to all registered participants.

Sliding scale tuition $20 – $100 USD per month (pay what you can).

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Newest book

body awareness education

It’s all the same – except for the differences

For 51 years of practicing and teaching aikido, I have used the martial art as a laboratory to study human responses to challenges or threats. We tense in fear, get tight in anger, or reduce our awareness in resignation. These states of separation and alienation lead to personal, social, international, and ecological violence. The development and use of a mindbody state of calm alertness and compassionate power offers a foundation for the work of rebuilding and reshaping our civilization to make it just and sustainable. Surprisingly, the same body awareness methods apply equally well to the small challenges of daily life – such as correct sitting at the computer, trauma recovery, better golfing, or getting along with your neighbors. This is not just philosophy. Through the exercises detailed in this book, you will experience that it is a concrete, attainable and eminently practical process. Not only that, but it's fun!

$30.00

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now also available in Dutch!

Newest video

Aikido body awareness

Clarifying Aikido

A systematic illustration of applying Being In Movement ® in Aikido practice. Watch key principles in action, including ● going with the attacker's stream of intention ● doing defense techniques inside the attacker ● projecting lines and qualities of intention ● sequential elastic movement ● using intense attacks to practice calmness. 4 hours of carefully selected footage from various live workshops.

$45.00

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Applications of Being In Movement® Body Awareness Education

How to use breathing, posture, movement and intention to develop a mindbody state of calm alertness and kind-hearted power is the focus of the videos and books. Where they differ is in the areas of application and the selection of exercises.

You can buy and download Paul's e-books and videos to access anywhere with your devices.
You will be sent an e-mail with a link to view and download the item after purchase.

Aikido & Being In Movement (R) mindbody education

Video

Embodying power and love: Body Awareness & Self-Regulation

A compilation of the clearest teaching segments from a number of workshops in Being In Movement® mindbody education. It demonstrates how to learn and teach body awareness, power, kindness, and logical thinking. These skills can be applied usefully in any area of life.
10 hours

$50.00

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eBook

Feeling Aikido – Body Awareness Training as a Foundation for 
Aikido Practice

A practical manual showing how to use body and movement awareness exercises to enhance the effectiveness of Aikido self-defense techniques and deepen Aikido practice as a meditative and spiritual process.
300 pages

$30.00

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Embodied Peacemaking

Though peacemaking is usually thought of as a psychological, spiritual or political process, these materials approach it as a process of body education. Over the years, I have developed a large number of exercises, but at the same time I have been working towards briefer and simpler ways of teaching the material. Reach Out was my first attempt at this, and in the free handout, I have managed to boil it down to just 8 pages. Although the focus is on peacemaking, the same fundamental body awareness exercises provide a foundation for excellence in any of life's activities.

Free handout

EMBODIED PEACEMAKING PROCESS
Five Quick and Easy Exercises. 8 pages.

Video

Peacemaking video: Five Core Being In Movement Exercises

The simplest and most widely useful elements of BIM body awareness education. With the modular construction of this material, people can learn it, use it, and teach it right away.
1.5hours.

$35.00

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Free handout

REACH OUT
Body Awareness Training for Peacemaking - Five Easy Lessons.
48 pages.

eBook

Embodied peacemaking

Body Awareness, Self-Regulation and Conflict Resolution
164 pages.

$25.00

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eBook

Teaching children embodied peacemaking

Body Aware-ness, Self- Regulation and Conflict Resolution.

The children’s book includes body awareness peacemaking games. The process described is just as helpful in homework or sports as in conflict resolution.
70 pages.

$20.00

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WINNING IS HEALING:

Body Awareness and Empowerment for Abuse Survivors.
These two books are self-help books for abuse survivors and resources for professionals. They both focus on somatic methods of developing body awareness, effective boundaries, and safety. The second, shorter book focuses primarily on exercises to help survivors. The longer book includes all the exercises as well many case study examples and in-depth consideration of the logic of the exercises.

eBook

Winning is healing: Body 
Awareness and 
Empowerment for Abuse Survivors. (Full version)

A self-help book for abuse survivors and resources for professionals. Focusing on somatic methods of developing body awareness, effective boundaries, and safety. This full version includes many case study examples as well as an easier introduction to the material.
410 pages.

$30.00

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eBook

Winning is healing: BASICS: An Introduction to Body Awareness and Empowerment for Abuse Survivors.

A self-help book for abuse survivors and resources for professionals. Focusing on somatic methods of developing body awareness, effective boundaries, and safety. This basic version excludes the case study examples found in the full version.(See shop for full version).
140 pages.

$20.00

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Deeper technical understanding

In-depth consideration of special topics

eBook

Hands on teaching: Enhancing Body Awareness and Self-Regulation

The book focuses on exercises for developing sensitivity to another person’s body and for using touch as a precise and rapid way of teaching centering. Also included are chapters on the methodology of BIM and on the sources which influenced its creation.
85 pages

$20.00

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Video

Talking with the body: Body Awareness Methods for 
Professionals.

This video shows a somatic process for uncovering and changing the past experiences and present thinking which constrain clients’ physical, psychological, and interpersonal functioning.
10 hours.

$50.00

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