Switzerland's #1 Expert On Movement & High Performance
As an athlete you want to perform optimally
Learn how to become a motion master in your own right – to move your body freely the way it wants to move because that has an impact both on your confidence and performance.
and in Brazil in TV Educativa RS and Rede Globo RS
My specialty is improving performance for atheletes, musicians & business professionals
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Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity
Constitution of World Health Organization
Getting Into The Zone – Motion Mastery
To use a basketball analogy, when I am playing, there is a certain level of performance where everything is just seamless. We call it the zone in basketball. And when you are in that particular state, the zone, everything is just effortless, all the skills that you train and train and train of all the years some sudden instance come together and it is totally effortless. Everything flows.
And participating in Motion Mastery™ with Ulf is how to all describe that. He has taught me how to really get out of my own way. There are certain blocks and certain things that we all put in our way in the sense of our general movements and these things can resolve in back issues with things like our stance, the way we walk. I just want to say thank you very, very much Ulf for having me participate fully.
And if you’re having any of these issues and want to improve on your movement abilities, work with Ulf. He is a real Motion Master.
I don't learn that at school…
Sometimes a student of mine takes her daughter Gloria along to the lessons, then I switch to group teaching. Gloria is 7 years old. In our last meeting she discovered that she has a hip joint and where that is in her body. At home Glorias said about this experience:
"With Ulf I am learning exciting things; I don't learn that at school, not at all!"
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.
Reeducation, Its Missing Link
Motion Mastery™ made all the difference to me. There are many techniques out there that claim to reeducate patterns of movement without integrating the mental processes and cognition in this reeducation. The principles of the Alexander-Technique are founded in modern neurophysiology and support a systemic understanding of the organism, that does not separate mind and body.
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 enough words to say thank you!»
Outstanding qualities in our cooperation
With Ulf's coaching, discovering one's own possibilities goes hand in hand with steady growth in one's own autonomy. Our collaboration has an extremely high density of focus. And Ulf's competence regarding the possibilities of the musculoskeletal system I can really trust.
At only 19 years of age I have had excruciating neck and jaw tightness and pain for as long as I can remember (problem since I was 12 years old) before coming to Ulf Tölle. I had sought out many different practices that I thought would help minimise the pain but nothing had worked. I was feeling extremely disheartened and started to believe that nothing could make it better.
Ulf worked with me in an extremely professional way, made me feel instantly comfortable and relaxed. Ulf definitely knows his stuff and was genuinely committed to supporting me in feeling better. He gave me a deep understanding of what specifically I need to do to better support my body in healing and gave me tools and techniques that have worked brilliantly. I have now been pain free for 3 weeks.
No words can even begin to explain how grateful I am to Ulf Tölle and his Motion Mastery approach for supporting me to get rid of this pain for good. I can’t remember the last time I felt this amazing. I would encourage anyone and everyone to go to Ulf as he is brilliant. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Self-Confidence In Everyday Life
«Ulf, I tried to take care of my needs. I believe your work is of profound impact on how I recognize myself by means of moving in a harmonious way. Your work is a way which allows to discover self-confidence in everyday life. Some of the teachings needed time to be outspoken, but I attribute this to the philosophy that comprises and develops a whole set of concepts of movement. Motion Mastery is like ‘freedom‘. The one who knows what it is, does know, but how to translate it into words?»
My Tension Is About 10 % Of What It Used To Be…
I couldn’t really tell if there was any difference at all during the session. Two weeks later I realised that I hadn’t had any tension in the back of my neck at all! It was amazing! Even though at the time I didn’t notice the difference, the proof was in the results!
The tension I used to feel in the back of my neck & shoulders was quite painful, and only by having massages by professionals was it ever resolved. Now, although I do get it occassionally, its about 10% of what it used to be, and that’s a year afterwards!
Rare Sensitivity & Clarity of Presentation
«In my very long association with Mr. Alexander's work and my extensive experience with several different teachers from different schools of his unique technique I have found very few who demonstrate the sensitivity and clarity of presentation that Mr. Tölle has shown to me.
He is exacting in his work with me as well as with others, whom I have observed him work on.…»
Ulf presented the Motion Mastery Framework™ in
Work With Ulf
One : One
Problems and difficulties are issues, that always have a strong personal component:
Overcoming them is a personal victory, nobody can do that for you.
As a society we all are inclined to believe that there has to be instant relief. Sometimes yes, relief can happen in a flash, but sometimes it just cannot.
Working with me 1:1 makes sure that you receive the best support and your issue is addressed NOW, to the best of my abilities.
or in a Group
It's a challenge: Sometimes we are just too close to our own difficulties, and personal coaching might not be the best choice.
Learning from others as they are going through their process is just what we need. If that sounds like you, then this might be the right track for you.
Currently I offer group coaching for sports people getting back to training after injury.
That program has broader application though… (i.e. you don't need an injury to benefit from understanding coordination better!)
Ulf Tölle – The Motion Master®
is a health scientist, coach, and complementary therapist. Thousands of people have participated in One : One coaching with him or group classes in universities, organizations and enterprises during the past 30+ years in as diverse cultures as Brazil, Germany, UK, Austria, US, Israel, Switzerland, Palestine, Australia.
Though his expertise is human movement, he has had the privilege to support people throughout life threatening situations, trauma, weight loss and more. In October 2021 he immerses himself in a postgraduate training as Personal Health Coach at the University in Basel to acquire the most recent, state of the art knowledge in this field.
He has worked with whole departments from the point of view of workers health, with professional orchestras and given continuous professional development courses (CPD) for physiotherapists. He still is coaching world class musicians and athletes, helping them improve their coordination and supporting them in working towards their health goals.
Find out more about Ulf here.