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Pia Fischer was born in Switzerland. She was trained as a teacher, and her love for movement and expression brought her to dancing, particularly Graham Technique and jazzdance. Knee problems forced Pia to quit dancing in the early eighties and persue a new career. She studied Cranio Sacral Therapy with Franklyn Sills, Michael Shea and Hugh Milne and worked as a practitioner and teacher of Cranio Sacral Therapy for almost 30 years.
Believing dancing was no longer possible, she also became a yoga teacher and practitioner (hatha yoga and yoga dance) and had her own studio in Switzerland for almost 15 years. In 2005, the urgent desire to dance again and painful back problems led her to Butohdance. Putting dance back into the center of Pia’s life was an important turning point. She studied Butoh with Susanne Daeppen, Atshushi Tachenouchi, Minako Seki, Yumiko Yoshioka, Yuko Kaseki and Rhizome Lee and performed as a Butoh dancer and in collaboration with installation artists.
In 2011 Pia took a sabbatical and moved to Berlin to further study and perform Butoh. During this time she discovered Body Mind Centering, Laban and Bartenieff Movement Studies, Embodied Anatomy, and Klein Technique™. She became extremely interested in Klein Technique™ because the work helped with the severe backpain that she was still experiencing. Through studying Klein Technique™ the back pain resolved and is now actually gone.
Pia still lives in Berlin and takes Klein Technique™ classes with Hanna Hegenscheidt almost every day. Her understanding and teaching of yoga has changed dramatically because of Klein Technique™ and she has developed different ways of moving in yoga that make the poses safer and bring them more easily into movement and flow. She is now teaching somatic yoga classes and training yoga teachers, incorporating the newfound understanding of the body and its inherent connections she gained through her studies of Klein Technique™.
Pia is now a member of the fourth Klein Technique™ Teachers Certification Program.
Pia Fischer: firstname.lastname@example.org
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