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Portrait Ulli Pawlas

Ulli Pawlas

Lying down, Sitting down, moving forward and up…

When we decide to stop and give ourselves a different stimulus than the one we are used to, we change habitual reactions, actions and expand our perception

We get to know this new stimulus by directing our attention to what supports us psycho-physically (from outside and inside), sustains us and learn to associate it with a sensory experience. This experience must be repeated and deepened.This stimulus is activated via conscious thinking, activation of support mechanisms and reactions and can be a new basis and preparation for any activity.

We are exploring this new approach to Lying down, standing, walking, standing up and sitting down, hand and arm coordination and free movement. Through this new kind of preparation we will explore the organizational influences that will improve the “hands on” quality.When we become aware of this newly learned stimulus as preparation for activity we change the way we look at ourselves and the world and initiate a “relearning” process.It is possible to integrate this approach into one’s teaching practice and gives clients a relatively quick way to experiment with themselves and to experience and explore the world in a new way.

F.M. said:’it is what you have been doing in preparation that counts when it comes to making movements’

About Ulli Pawlas

Ulli’s educational path began in 1974 with studies in art and led to training as a dance pedagogue and Gestalt therapist and then to the Alexander Technique. 1985 Opening of the Studio FREIRAUM. Birth of her son Nikolai in 1995. She completed her training with Chris Stevens and Nadia Kevan in 1994. She owns her own Trainingsschool, Alexander-Technik-Schule Hamburg since 2005. Robert Britton and Giora Pinkas taught there regularly, in addition to many guest teachers. To continue her education and for international exchange she enjoys to go to AMMAS-Meetings.

Due to her mother’s Alzheimer’s dementia, she developed a work with Alexander Technique, dance and voice, which she taught for 12 years in a retirement home. During this time the film was made: “F.M.Alexander-Technik bei Alzheimer-Demenz” Mechthild Rickheit/Ulli Pawlas 2004/2008. This film is available on DVD as well,including a small booklet.
For 37 years, the Alexander Technique has permeated her life, every day and always. “A technique for life,” F.M. Alexander once said. To serve this work makes her happy and grateful.

She is as well very grateful for the many years of guidance of her Zen teacher Kurt KyuSei Österle in meditation and in his own developed practice of Archery.

Currently, she published the booklet: F.M.says:”Always have something to look forward to…” Quotes of the week. A collection of Alexander-Quotes sent out to colleagues, during the Pandemic from March 2020 to March 2021. To buy in the bookshop or under https://www.verlag-iris-foerster.de/p/f-m-says-always-have-something-to-look-forward-to


See also: Ulli Pawlas – Presenter Detail Page

Continuous Learning
Tue 23 & Wed 24 (Session 1)
Fri 26 & Sat 27 (Session 2)

9-11h (9-11am) & 15-17h (3-5pm) (Session 1)
15-17h (3-5pm) & 9-11h (9-11am) (Session 2)

Main Building
Floor: 7.OG (7th floor)
Room: H 7112

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