Human performance based on martial arts

Learn how to build resilience, self-confidence, resourcefulness, empathy, and courage through the principles of aikido.


What is MindBody Dojo™?

MindBody Dojo™ is an education provider utilising embodied learning and coaching based on Aikido, Yoga and MindBody healthcare.

We offer speaking, workshops and coaching using martial arts principles. Why martial arts? Because they evolved to deal with the most stressful situations imaginable. We believe they can now be adapted for optimum human performance - in fact for driving creativity, wellbeing, and peace.

Using well-tested principles and exercises, some of which have been practised for centuries in martial arts and yoga, we help people move from stressing to coping to thriving, from fear and freezing to embracing challenge.

What makes our methodology unique is the embodied learning which combines mind and body in safe physical exercises and experiences. The training is largely based on aikido - a Japanese martial art - but does not require any physical skills or fitness.

MindBody Dojo™ offers services that are registered with the COVID- 19 Business Advisory Fund. Find out more by visiting

Business Dojo™

Boost your company's productivity, creativity and innovative edge, by teaching your team how to access their most resourceful states. We use the powerful principles of aikido to help your team build self-confidence, assertiveness, empathy, and relationship skills.

They will learn how to use pressure and challenges to achieve more, and how to manage conflict to achieve productive outcomes. The embodied learning method is far more effective than "talk" and psychological workshops, as the body memory is felt and more permanent.

Mojo Dojo™

Personal workshops and coaching to help you find the best of yourself! Learn how to relax and find your centre using the principles of aikido, unleashing your natural power and revealing your resourceful states. Have you been feeling anxious? Uncertain? Worried about the future? Find your mojo again!

In these fun, mind-blowing workshops, Gerald Lopez will show you, through gentle and accessible aikido exercises, how to quickly and decisively find a state of strength, balance and calmness, so you can move into the world with confidence, strong boundaries, and awareness.


Gerald Lopez can deliver inspiring presentations that will set your audience thinking outside the box. He reveals principles of self-development and leadership based on thousands of years of martial arts and spiritual quest, distilled into the 20th century form called aikido.

Aikido was intended by its founder Morihei Ueshiba to be a vehicle of universal peace, and Gerald's unique experience under one of aikido's most charismatic teachers, Ken Williams, enables him to articulate these vital principles to modern audiences, in exciting and compelling ways.

COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund

Small and medium sized businesses may qualify for funding to help pay for advisory services to support them through the Covid-19 outbreak.

The Covid-19 Business Advisory Funding can provide support in areas such as HR, health and wellbeing, business continuity, cashflow and finance management, marketing and digital enablement strategy.

Funding is only available through the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) Growth Advisors.

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MindBody Dojo

Hillcrest, Auckland 0627, New Zealand
Phone: +64 21 123 5023
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