Who are we?

MAISON MUNZ is a C-Corp, an American company founded by movement pioneer Alex Munz. Our company is based in New York. Through the United States, Canada, and Europe, we train and certifiy professionals to the SAFE® innovations.


Alex Munz received his dance education at the Paris Opera Ballet school. As Principal Soloist of the Berlin Opera Ballet, he portrayed lead roles for major choreographers, several renowned contemporary artists created roles for him. Unfortunately, his training in France in the 80’s was a time when Dance Medicine had not yet taken shape. After experiencing chronic injuries along his career, he decided to stop compromising his body. Twenty years ago, convinced he could avoid surgery and lifetime medication, Mr. Munz started an empirical research on his own spine; the positive impacts were so rapid and profound that he formalized a new pedagogical approach branded under the name S.A.F.E.® – Spine Advanced Functional Empowerment.


Thanks to their innovative dynamic spherical movement patterns, the SAFE® methods trigger regenerative powers that were recently discovered in the fascia system. The rotations/counter-rotations induced in the SAFE® exercises act like a deep massage on fascia, these instantly trigger the self-production of collagen and elastin. In other terms, one class is enough to feel what an intramuscular hydration is. For 2 decades, the SAFE® methods have been tremendously life changing solutions for athletes, elite dancers, the general public alike. They are also well-known for their impacts on back pain, a major 21st century issue in the United States and Europe.

Former Principal Soloist of the Berlin Opera Ballet, my dance education began in the early 80’s at the Paris Opera Ballet School, contemporary dance was just emerging in France. My years of early training took place at a time when the strict notions of symmetry and hyper-verticality were the dominant forces in the training of an ideal body. All my career, I carried this subconscious perception of myself in 2D. I also believe that this way of working contributed to the chronic injuries that followed, until I founded the SAFE® methods. Literally, SAFE® saved me.

Alex Munz

CEO AND FOUNDER

Awards & Honors

2017 ··· major social impACT

MAISON MUNZ is elected enterprise « With Major Social Impact » by the Paris City Hall, the National Olympic Committee, and Yunus Nobel Prize. – Sport Business Lab, San Francisco

2016 ··· EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY

In regard of the SAFE® innovations, Alex Munz is granted the status of Permanent American Resident for « Extraordinary Ability ».

2016 ··· FONDATION DE FRANCE

Prize « Yves Brieux-Ustaritz » under the auspices of La Fondation de France. 

2014 ··· HONORARY MEMBER

Named Honorary Member of C.O.R.P.S. de Ballet International – Ballet Excellence in Higher Education (USA).

2011 ··· PRIZE IN DANCE INNOVATION

Sponsorship from the French Ministry of Culture, a year of scientific experimentations is led in partnership with national Institutes in the fields of Dance, Olympic Sport, and Circus. A scientific treatise by Mrs. Tiphanie Vennat is archived at the Library of the National Dance Center (France)

2005 ··· SPECIAL FAME

In regard of his international dance career, Alex Munz is granted the Ballet Teacher national diploma « With Special Fame » (Ministry of Culture, France).