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WHO
ARE WE?

MY CHI JOURNEY IS MADE FOR THOSE WHO REACH FOR SOMETHING GREATER.
It’s for those who won’t settle for the ways of the world and how things are, but instead are inspired by something beyond and how things could be.
 
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OUR BEGINNINGS

​FROM JERUSALEM TO SWEDEN TO SYDNEY (AUSTRALIA), OUR IDEAS WERE SHAPED OVER DECADES ACROSS THE GLOBE. MY CHI JOURNEY WAS FINALLY CONCEIVED IN 2014 AND WE HAVE BEEN EVOLVING EVER SINCE.

The word ‘chi’ refers to the natural energy that flows through all things. It’s the energy that animates life; it moves and connects us all. And you have a choice: to learn to embrace and harness it, or to ignore it and spend your life working against it. But the one thing you can’t do, is keep pretending it doesn’t exist. The path forward is laid bare and remains open for all who dare to walk it.

Nature doesn’t discriminate. It applies the same standards to everyone and everything; we are all subject to its ways.

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WE SPEND OUR LIVES LOOKING FOR ANSWERS THAT ARE OFTEN RIGHT IN FRONT OF US.

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OUR APPROACH EMPHASISES COMMITMENT BECAUSE IT’S ONLY WHEN YOU COMMIT THAT PURPOSE IS FOUND.

Your commitment is to practice: to take meaningful action and bring forward everything that you have to offer into daily life. This means responsibility and taking ownership of your growth. Everything you need is laid out for you, but you must also play your part, and accept that no one can or will do it for you.

 

Our commitment is to support you by providing the structure, environment, and individual attention you might expect from a guide leading you into the unknown.

We know it takes a leap of faith, deep trust, and immense courage, but we also know you can do it.
 

We infuse our approach with time honoured wisdom and with modern, high-performance training techniques so you have everything you need to become everything that you are and everything that you can be.

EVERY ICONIC HERO, IN EVERY EPIC TALE, ALWAYS HAS A GUIDE.

​We see this figure in the world’s great mythological stories, all the way up to modern times, with the likes of Yoda in Star Wars and Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid. There’s a reason for this. You were never meant to do it all alone; nature doesn’t work that way. We need each other. 

 

In athletic pursuits, there are sports coaches and personal trainers. In life, traditionally, this role was filled by our elders, by our mothers and fathers, by our grandparents. But today, we’re increasingly isolated and expected to figure it all out for ourselves.
 

At My Chi Journey, we believe that this is a great burden, and it doesn’t have to be this way. Our offerings are designed to fill the void in guiding you onto the path that leads to a life.

AUSTRALIA | Founder My Chi Journey

MICHAEL DAHDAL

 

Michael is the founder and creative force behind My Chi Journey and a lifelong advocate for reconnecting to truth and seeing the world as it really is. A graduate in Applied Science with a post graduate degree in Education, Michael has developed a deep skillset as a coach and mentor.

 

He has more than two decades of experience in sports, international development, and education, and brings a multidisciplinary approach to his work.
 

Michael has an established track record in developing winning systems for teams, athletes, governments, and NGO's worldwide – and has worked extensively with sports federations, national teams, coaches, elite athletes, and communities in some of the world’s most challenging environments.

 

He also collaborates with an international team of change makers and professionals in wide-ranging professions, academic areas, and industries.  

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Idō is the culmination of Michael’s years of experience in high-performance training environments, fused with intensive cross-cultural study that has seen him delve deep into some of the world’s greatest stories and traditions.

 

He has consolidated his learning and experience into a program designed to help you become stronger, wiser, and more capable in life.

IT IS NOT ABOUT WHAT YOU EXPECT FROM LIFE, BUT ABOUT ASKING YOURSELF INSTEAD, "WHAT DOES LIFE EXPECT OF ME?"..

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WE ARE ALL MADE OF EARTH AND TO THE EARTH WE SHALL RETURN.

​The greatest power is found in the synergy between people and nature. In knowing that you are part of creation, and that nature itself shows you the way. In knowing that you have a choice: whether to work with nature, or to continue to work against it in pursuit of what you want, at the expense of what you need.
 

There are whole industries dedicated to complicating everything, when life, at its core, is pure and simple.

These are weapons of mass distraction built to lure our attention away from what’s important – it’s no wonder we miss what is often right in front of us. And there are endless messages about seeking more, when the answer is often less.


My Chi Journey redirects your attention away from those things set out to misguide you and back towards the path that will lead you home.

We recognise that playing your part is a great responsibility.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Amruta LeLe (Abu Dhabi)

“I really thought I would be surrounded by a bunch of hippies with no understanding about the practicalities of the 'real world', but I was hugely mistaken. Instead Michael was extremely down to earth and empathetic and understood the difficulties that some of us had in being able to follow our own path in life.... ” 

Wajdi (Dubai, UAE)

 "Michael is a truth seeker in the raw, he is willing to challenge anything in his journey, that is hard yet the only road to absolute truth. There might be big global self help gurus out there, but truth seeking is just about how you think through it and Michael brings it down to the simple core.." 

Kristen Franey (USA)

 "I was expecting to come away from the retreat with strategies to clear the clutter and make decisions over the coming months. I didn't expect to find clarity on day 2 and be ready and eager to move forward!!..

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THE IDŌ WAY

WITH EVERY STEP AND EVERY BREATH, YOU CAN BEGIN TO SHIFT AND REALIGN. YOU CAN MOVE INTO HARMONY, WITH YOURSELF AND WITH THE WORLD AROUND YOU. IT IS A JOURNEY OF CONSTANT LEARNING AND MOVEMENT, IN TINY INCREMENTS, TOWARDS THE GOOD.

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Bit by bit, you will begin to reconcile the battles within, restoring yourself to your nature, by re-focusing on the things that really matter.

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The Idō program is about making the distinction between staying alive and truly living.  It’s about being practical and having the courage to do what is right. It’s about the willingness to sacrifice what you want, for what you need. It’s about accountability and sustainable change.

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Idō provides the structure, direction and guided practice usually afforded to professional athletes. It is underpinned by the legacy given to us by the great thinkers and traditions of the world, whose timeless insights inspire a return to simplicity. Helping us make sense of modern-day challenges, by viewing them through an ancient lens.

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One thing we know for certain is that our time here is limited – so it’s best to make it count.

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Idō bridges art and science, the tangible and intangible, the physical and the non-physical, to bring life together in a way that is all encompassing, full and satisfying to the spirit. Because in the end, it’s only the spirit that you carry with you into eternity.

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It’s on you to take the first step; it’s on us to help you tackle the big questions and guide you on this journey that is life itself.

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