Registration is a 2-step process:

  1. Register for accommodations/meals package directly through Granlibakken Resort. This package includes: 3 meals/day, use of meeting room space, use of facilities, the sauna, the hot tub, the swimming pool, coffee breaks and 1 social hour per a 2 night stay sponsored by Granlibakken. 
  2. Register for the training portion of the Retreat. Payable to the co-hosts, Michael Friedl and Jeramy Hale.    

Both of these steps must be completed to guarantee that you are completely registered for the Retreat.


STEP 1. Register online with Granlibakken Resort

You need to complete an online registration form with Granlibakken Resort. There is also a link at the bottom of this section that will take you directly to the registration page. This registration page will prompt you to select to select your type of room selection (for room information see below). 

Options for Rooms:

Standard: Standard bedroom or lodge bedroom. All are equipped with a microwave, mini-fridge, and coffee maker. They can be 1 King, 2 Queens, or 2 Double beds. The Lodge rooms are a bit larger and more modern.

Deluxe: Studios or Lodge Suites. Studios have 1 Queen or 2 Double beds with a pull out sofa. All have a full kitchen, small living room and a patio or a balcony. Lodge Suites have a King in its own bedroom and a Queen bed in a sleeping alcove. They also have full kitchen, balcony, and a wood stove.

Use this link to see photos and more information about rooms.

The Lodge rooms are roomier and will be available to those who register early.

A map of the resort layout is available through this link.

The price for accommodations is a package rate that includes: 

  • Lodging
  • 3 meals/day 
  • use of facilities and meeting room space 
  • use of the hot tub, sauna, the swimming pool 
  • coffee breaks 
  • 3 social hours sponsored by Granlibakken which includes 1 free drink ticket per each 2 night stay, all taxes and 18% gratuity for housekeeping and dining room staff. 

You have your choice of:

 A) The 6 night/7 day Retreat package

 B)  Other package combinations

***You must arrive at Granlibakken the night before for dinner and stay overnight with breakfast and lunch the next day. 

C) An off grounds/day use package that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the day, use of the facilities and meeting room space, use of the hot tub, sauna and swimming pool, and coffee breaks.

***Granlibakken Resort requires a minimum of 2 night stay on the weekend.  For example,  if you book a room for a Friday you must stay Saturday night as well. This booking includes dinner Friday and Saturday night, breakfast and lunch both Saturday and Sunday. 

If you book a room for a Saturday you must stay Sunday night as well. This booking includes dinner Saturday night and Sunday, breakfast and lunch both Sunday and Monday. 



Standard Double  $1540.22.            $350                   $1890.22

Deluxe Double     $1706.72.            $350                   $2056.72

Standard Single     $1941.98.             $350                  $2291.98

The registration page has a price breakdown for options B and C and a single deluxe option.

Please remember that the Retreat is one day longer (6 nights/7 days) this year. In years past it was a 5 nights/6 days. That is the main reason for the price increase.


Please note your roommate preference (if you have one) in the space provided. You can put several people’s names in this field if you are interested in a group arrangement such as a townhouse. 

Also there is a field where you can state your dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc) and if you have any food allergies.

You must provide your credit card information in order to complete the registration form. Your credit card information will be kept on file but you will not be billed for the Retreat until you check in at the Registration desk at the Granlibakken Resort when you arrive.



You pay a seminar fee for each day that you train of $50/day

Full Retreat $350

This fee can be paid in the following 3 ways: 

1.  An ACH Direct Deposit to the Aikido at Granlibakken account (Contact Michael or Jeramy for account info)

2.  Venmo directly:

Michael: @Michael-Friedl-1 or  Jeramy: @Jeramy-Hale

3.  Check payable to Aikido at Granlibakken, email Michael ([email protected]) for address information.

For more information please contact: 
Michael Friedl (541) 821-5852, [email protected] or

Jeramy Hale (650) 281-8720, [email protected]