Sword Work - Introduction - Kientalerhof

Sword Work - Introduction


28. Mar. 2024 - 18:00 Uhr -
31. Mar. 2024 - 13:00 Uhr


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You read "sword" and something makes you curious. Something jumps out at you.

For over 3000 years, this tool has fascinated people, and has also found its permanent place in the collective subconscious: In the archetypes of the warrior and king, in myths, legends and heroic sagas, the sword and the one who wields it play a central role.

In swordwork you will learn how to access your inner sword through the use of the Japanese katana: courage, strength, decisiveness.

In the sword work, the martial instrument of killing becomes a tool of personal, inner development, in order to "cut away" with the "loving cut" that which is not I in me and the other.

Course contents

  • You strengthen your body awareness and begin to expand your mindfulness to all the space around you.
  • You gain the ability to increase your concentration. Centering on your center allows you to have a better spiritual connection.
  • You learn to tap into your energy center in the lower abdomen - Hara - which brings a new dimension of inner strength to your actions that is always available to you from now on.
  • All this that you learn in the sword work has a clear relation to your everyday life - can and should have an impact on your life, that of your neighbors and your clients.

Three introductory courses will take place before the TRAINING begins in 2025. An opportunity for you to learn about this fascinating work and see if it appeals to you to continue on this path.




16 teaching hours, ASCA/EMR compliant


Course Instructor

Course teacher


I came across sword work in 2001 and have found in this work not only a source of renewing strength, but also a spiritual home. First as a student, then as a course leader, then since 2021 again as an assistant to Günther Maag-Röckemann in the last training course he offered. Teaching is always learning, and so I see myself as a person on the path. Camaraderie in the group is important to me, also openness and networking. I pay attention to eye level, because growth and lightful self-empowerment only work when the space is open. My experience in psychological matters goes back to 25 years as a psychiatric nurse, countless self-awareness seminars and consistent continuing education.


Course costs

CHF 600 (excl. accommodation, meals and tourist tax)

CHF 540 (excl. accommodation, meals and tourist tax). The early bird price is only applicable for a down payment of 20% 14 days after registration and payment of the remaining costs up to 60 days before the seminar begins. Please note sections 8, 20 and 21 of the terms and conditions.

Prices per person for full board and lodging for 3 nightsCHF
Single occupancy of 2-bed-room clay or wood100 with shower/toilet714.00
2-bed-room clay or wood100 with shower/toilet534.00
Single occupancy of 2-bed-room with shower/toilet564.00
1-bed-room with shower/toilet534.00
Single occupancy of 2-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor504.00
2-bed-room with shower/toilet429.00
2-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor399.00
3-bed-room with shower/toilet399.00
3-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor339.00
4-bed-room, shower/toilet on floor309.00

Personal advice

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Elsa Sousa

Main Number: +41 33 676 26 76 | Direct Number: +41 33 676 76 25 | E-Mail: elsa.sousa@kientalerhof.ch