Vancouver Mind-Body Centre

Vancouver Mind-Body Centre is a registered Canadian Charity (No. S-58015) dedicated to improving our society through incorporating concepts of harmony, non-violence and confidence development.


Our instructors are all volunteers. They teach as a way of giving back to society. They are not compensated for thier time – thier compensation is the smile on the face of a student or the look of confidence they get from a participant who has mastered a move or a technique.


We offer programs that specifically target youth (and adults) in under-privileged areas. Our programs are accessible free of charge to youth in need.


Our philosophy is based on the teaching of a great Japanese thinker and martial-artist named Morihei Ueshiba (often referred to as O'Sensei).


O'sensei observed that there is too much violence in the world, too much conflict. Ueshiba-Sensei offered the world an alternative. A method of interaction based on harmony. A method focused on developing the mind and body of an individual while continually striving for improvement.


We offer programs that specifically complement these philosophies through taking small steps to teach our participants how to deal with life challenges in a positive way.


Aikido – The Way of Harmony
Iaido – The Art of Self-mastery
Kettlebells – The best and most efficient way to physical mastery
Anti-Bullying – A program to develop self-confidence and positive interaction skills
Homework Club – A supportive environment for youth in which to work and learn

Ellis Amdur Sensei in Vancouver

We are happy to announce a seminar with Ellis Amdur Sensei that will take place at our dojo on February 21, 2015.


Amdur Sensei is highly respected in the Aikido community most notibly due to his many articles on the Aikido Journal forums.


More info  |  Seminar poster (PDF)

VO2 Max Challenge

V02 Max program is designed for those who want take their fitness, body, health, well-being and mental clarity to new levels


  • 20 sessions
  • Program starts mid-January 2015
  • Wednesday and Friday at 7am
  • 30 minutes class
  • Space is limited

    Flyer (PDF)

    Learn more

    Six week YOGA series

    Feel like you need some stretch?
    Then join us for our new Yoga classes: Vynasa and Deep Stretch & Relaxation with Laura (February 1 to March 15).


    Monday: Vinyasa @ 12pm

    Sunday: Deep stretch @ 11:30am


    Each program: $80 (6 weeks)

    Drop-in fee: $15


    More info  |  Poster