to acquire an understanding of the Basics of
the Work of F.M. Alexander
in person course: 15h (800+ minutes)
Basecamp — a place from where you can explore unknown and unchartered territory.
What does it mean?
- 1"To prepare us for complete living is the function which education haS to discharge" *
… and? Did it deliver? Is it only my impression that school didn't support us in developing ideas and concepts that support and promote our personal health and effective, efficient and healthy movement behaviors for a life time? In today's society we are getting older - but shouldn't that rather be about adding more life to our years than about adding more years to our life? *Herbert Spencer
- 2re-thinking our personal understanding on movement quality & movement health…
Where can you study, develop and sharpen your understanding on quality of movement, coordination and general movement health? How could you orient and improve yourself in striving for a sound movement behavior? Who does appeal to your faculty of reasoning and latent powers of originality? What and where are the corner stones?
- 3Acquiring tools and developing a skill set for a better health in movement
The Motion Master Academy and this course in particular provides the basics of practical applicable knowledge founded in principles of physics, anatomy, physiology in such a way that you can apply and put it to use in your everyday movement.
- 4Courses such as this one i'd like to have had when i started out …
… but back then nobody offered courses like this. And as fas as I know and am aware of, today still there is hardly any course out there that provides you with practical and applicable knowledge, basic principles and facts, that are essential to letting you develop your understanding further.
Basecamp in the Academy offers
10 Learning – Expeditions (lessons based on video +text + bonus-materials) which provide the training grounds for you to develop the understanding and the skills, that help you to become a Motion Master in your own right
Gaining your ends…
Duration: 1h 30m
– no matter the cost… The crucial question turns out to be: How do you treat yourself meanwhile?
Hierarchy & Organisation
Duration: 1h 30m
human beings work best when you don't interfere. But always leaving things alone is no real solution either…
Time Line & the 3-Part–Plan
Duration: 1h 30m
There is a confusion around movements feelings and guidance. It's messy. Where to find orientation?
Motivation yeah, but how ?
Duration: 3h 05m
In this module, we'll take a close look at how to make the best of any situation and circumstance.
Back in the climbing gym
Duration: 2h 55m
A steep mental work out - your training, to describe movement with clarity, elegance & precision.
Duration: 1h 35m
Three Questions that help you to optimize your movement plans effectively, and sustainably…
Duration: 1h 25m
The influence of little changes and the compound effect of those on our behavior…
What are the Motion Needs?
Duration: 1h 25m
Mastering the equilibrium is your first peak to climb. erreichst Du den ersten Gipfel… und weiter…
What compass can we use
Duration: 1h 35m
jointly we will layout some ideas for finding essential guide lines that might serve for orientation.
Onwards and upwards
Duration: 1h 25m
Time to celebrate? YES ! but now? How do you continue after all this work? What to focus on?
Ulf Tölle MPH
Health scientist, coach and complementary therapist.
I know the work of Frederick Matthias Alexander for more than 35 years, and work as a coach and trainer for his work for more than 30 years. I have had the privilege to support countless individuals to take a decision afresh around movement health both in their profession and in their life that are healthier, and to stick to their decision to carry it out adn get better, e.g. how to deal with RSI repetitive strain injuries, whiplash, chronic back pain or how to achieve a better performance in sports or music. In my daily work, I notice time and again that the basics for understanding everyday movement are missing, and that people pick up on movement quality fairly quickly, once those basics are considered and understood.
“ If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost… Now put the foundations under them.” — H.D. Thoreau.
Do you want to join the Learning-Expedition that's coming up?
Das Kurspaket enthält:
10 Learning Expeditions
From Basecamp you'll be sent out to explore the trail. Once a week you're invited to get onto your next expedition .
Course + Bonus Materials:
- check lists
- home works
- scripts in form of PDF
- Audio / Video
3 Private Coachings:
- establishing your starting point
- Checking in / follow up
- Next possibile steps
What others say about my courses...
Each Lesson Made My Brain Go 'aha'
One of my most important teachers in Germany was Sensei Ulfried Tölle. […]
Each lesson was one that made my brain go 'aha'. He did it every time! …I must have taken more than 20 lessons. […]
The " Aha, I get it " school is a minority in the world. Especially in Europe, it is rare. The mainstream teaching method in Europe is more vigorous, where the movements and use of the body are directly and experientially communicated using the teacher's hands as a guide to retrain the body's use. This one has immediately visible and obvious effects, changing the way you feel and use your body.
However, in my opinion, these are moments when we are put in a situation where our body changes, but our brain doesn't understand. That's why I often find myself in a situation where I don't know how to recreate the lesson afterwards.
On the other hand, in the "Aha, I get it" style that Sensei Ulf teaches, it takes time to make significant changes in the body, but the lessons "make sense".
It's also a lesson that "I can use later.
That’s what I was really looking for.
I wanted to grow autonomously.
Basil Kritzer (French Hornist & Alexander–Technique Teacher, Japan)
… body and mind not separated
“Your Workshops made quite an impact. There are many techniques out there, that claim to change movement patterns but fail to integrate the moental processes and cognition in this re-education. The principles here are founded in modern neurophysiology and support a systemic understanding of the organism that does not separate the mind from the body.”
Silvana Azevedo (Physiotherapist)
A PATH TO DISCOVER SELF-CONFIDENCE IN EVERYDAY LIFE...
“The work you do is a path that makes for the discovery of self-confidence in everyday life. Some things took time for me to understand. Maybe because the concept only got clear after making a "moving" experience, an experience in the movement
Motion Mastery leads to ‘Freedom’. He who knows, understands what kind of freedom I am talking about. I cannot put that in words.”
Risomá Cordeiro (Musician in Orchestra)
I finished the Swiss Championship in 1st place…
“… beyond believe! I have come into contact with myself in a natural and simple way. No big story, just straightforward. And my results: A better perception of my body, that I can let it rest on surfaces and that I can execute a movement effectively with only half the effort. I don't have words enough to say thank you!”
Daniela Bertiriggi (Cross Country Runner / 1. place f -50)
Are the Learning Expeditions at the Academy the right thing for you?
THis course is for you
This course is Not for you
How about a guarantee?
People may have hesitations about stepping into a new program - going back and forth deciding if this is right or not, until they talk themselves out of the one thing that actually may save them from follow-up injuries, creating both a much better movement health and better quality of life.
Well… I believe in both of us committing to results. If you are willing to put yourself out there and try something new, I am willing to back you.
If by the end of the 10-week period, you have followed all of the steps in the Basecamp Expeditions, you have attended or listened to all modules, participated in the activities and you do not have developed a solid strategy to put you on the path of improving your general coordination and movement health I will keep working with you until you do — or I'll give you a refund.
How am I able to make this offer?
Because I believe in you and I believe that you have a works ethic. And you know and I know there needs to be a change. I believe just waiting until you become a victim again of your next movement health problem showing up instead of becoming proactive is not what you'd want.
I know I can support you in setting yourself up in the best way possible to improve your movement health and coordination.
Let's do this!
These Bonus are waiting for you!
– Gültigkeit bis 3. Juni –
3 Private Coachings
Together we will
- establish your personal point of departure
for the learning expeditions
- meet for a coaching after your 5th Learning Expedition and
- meet for a coaching after completing the 10 Expeditions
in order to take in your feedback, but foremost to listen to your questions that came up and to help you sort the new impressions that might be unsettling and certainly are new.
Course and Bonus Material
You'll receive checklists, homeworks, scripts as PDF, audio files, videos and more.
Access to the "Campfire"
- a private Facebook Group*
Some years ago we started with my first time ever pariticpants this group As soon as there are enough participants again, i will pop in daily – to say hello and advise or comment as required.
*We have to set up this Group afresh
Join the team!
Here you'll find answers to frequently asked questions:
Medical Advice and Health Concerns
This website represents my personal understanding and the more than 30 years of study and learning around the topic of movement health and its beneficial and detrimental factors.
In our work together you will acquire a better and broader knowledge and most importantly deepen your understanding about coordination and movement.
But my offer can in no way replace neither medical advice nor primary health care.
I also refer you to this Medical Disclaimer
How can the offer of Motion Mastery™ be understood and classified?
As a Complementary Therapist with Federal Diploma and as a Master of Public Health I am not providing primary healthcare
In my studies of public health I acquired an understanding of how to influence the health of groups for the better.
As a Complementary Therapist with Federal Diploma I am a recognized specialist in the Swiss healthcare system.
Accordingly my online course offer is to be understood as coaching in the field of health promotion, with which I would like to raise the level of understanding of relationships and existing connesctions in the area of movement health, of how we are made and how we are made to move.
How long can I access the course material?
I have been online since 1992.
I will continue to develop my coursework (I have 11 more courses in the pipeline, so I am not going offline anytime soon. My doctor certifies me an excellent health, and I look forward to many more years of working together with you.
Why should I buy this course instead of booking a workshop?
I think you are here for at least two reasons:
- You discovered, that the work of F.M. Alexander actually is substantial, fundamentally true and actually works.
- You also want to understand better its basic concepts, models and principles.
In Workshops or private session these models and your questions often do not receive the attention they deserve.
And as far as I know there is hardly a substantial offer out there the fills in this gap and provides people like you with Alexander's essential concepts in a clear and structured way.
What happens next?
With your definitive registration you will receive 2 mails from us - the first one confirming your payment and the second one with your access data, i.e. login and password
Last but not least...
Decisions like these are challenging and you can weigh both for and against for a loooong time.
Maybe the following consideration can help you along that helps me sometimes with decisions like this:
In fact, it's not just a question of whether the course would be worth it, but I have to face the question of whether I'm worth it to myself.
All the best …
I hope we'll see each other on the 'other' side.