'Movement is Life': The Feldenkrais Method® and SmartMoves®

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ATM class at Still and Moving Center Honolulu

 

🇺🇸 The Feldenkrais Method®

& SmartMoves

Get and stay flexible in body and mind with

efficient smart effortless movements at any age:

•  Heal old and new injuries faster

•  Rid yourself of back, head & neck pain

•  TMJ, arthritis, ringing in the ears

•  Prevent overuse or wrong use injuries 

Achieve:

•   Posture improvement and a pain free spine

•   Youthful movement quality

•   Health and balance in your body and mind

•   Clarity in movement and thinking 

Excel: 

 • in sports, dance, martial arts, yoga or golf practice by identifying and getting rid of hindering habit    

Excellent for:

• rehabilitation after surgeries and accident

• neurological difficulties from babies to the elderly

 

Classes, workshops and one on one (hands-on sessions) in Honolulu (USA) and Germany

 

 

Aloha Kakou,

Happy New Year 2020 and of the smart and busy rat. I think this year to be smart means to not overwork but take care of yourself including your back in time. So in this still young year my offers of Feldenkrais/SmartMoves at Still and Moving Center are the following:

 

Coming up @Olanani in Kailua workshop in March: ‘A beautiful smile and free neck’

Plus weekly class at ClearPath Acupuncture in Honolulu …  more info (808) 344-0925 (pls text)  

 

Weekly classes at Still and Moving Center

  • Qigong in the park Tues 8.30-9.45 Qigong with the forces of nature: Qigong practice gets even more powerful –

     breath the powerful mana- life force with guided movement that open up the body channels, drink in the colors of nature.

    Meeting Ala Moana beach park by the first shower under shade of the Palm trees, Kamake’e entrance.

  • Weekly Feldenkrais®/ SmartMoves classes: 

    Wed evening classes 5.45-6.45pm & Mo 4.15-5.15pm; 

    Thu & Sat 9.30-10.30am

    Friday Chair Feldenkrais and Qigong elements 9.30-10.45am

at Still and Moving Center, 10024 Queen Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, Tel. 808.397.7678             http://www.stillandmovingcenter.com/workshops-and-events/ 

 

No More Back Pain 1 – Saturday, Jan 25  1:30 – 5 pm

No More Back Pain 2 – Sunday, Jan 26  4:30 – 7:30 pm

Strong core power achieved with gentle movement

Saturday $69

Sunday $59

Both $105 (for $23 savings!)

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A strong core starts with a functional, powerful pelvic floor. The pelvic floor facilitates many of our basic life functions as varied as digestion, elimination, reproduction and breathing. Improvement starts with awareness. The movement of the pelvic floor is subtle, and yet it is possible for everyone to feel its effect. Once you can feel the pelvic floor muscles working, you can learn greater control, both in relaxing and contracting. 

This workshop will help you to discover how to sense and contract the pelvic floor in all directions combined with easy movements of the whole body. The pelvic floor also supports the alignment of the spine. It is like the lower diaphragm in the trunk: if tonified it will act like a trampoline pushing upwards. 

From the pelvic floor we will move on to address the pelvis and lower back. If the pelvis is strong and well used it can relax the back muscles and stop muscular fatigue and pain in the back.

This workshop is an ideal preparation for the next day’s theme, but can also be taken by itself!

No More Back Pain 2 – Sunday, Jan 26  4:30 – 7:30 pm

Strong core power achieved with gentle movement

January 26 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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The stomach muscles can only work well if the back muscles are released, and vice versa. When they fight each other, their battle causes our back pain.

Learn in this workshop safer, more effective ways than doing sit ups to get all of your stomach muscles to work together smoothly. And learn to do so without tightening your back muscles. 

Dr Feldenkrais was a Black Belt in Judo. As an accomplished martial artist, he knew how to use his core effectively. He developed many Feldenkrais lessons for students to cultivate a functional sense of center and core power that so many people are looking for nowadays to prevent and relieve back pain.

As always in the Feldenkrais Method, students cultivate power not only on the physical level, but also as a sense of centeredness and inner strength.

  

WaveContinuum Dive with Eva Alewa Geueke

January 31 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm

 

This practice is always special and a cross between movement meditation, dance and healing!

Deep authentic healing happens through undulating movement, meditation, breath and sound. This evokes ancient wisdom that lies in our fluid system and cells and brings it to the surface of our consciousness.

Are you ready to be truly loving with yourself? With sound, breath, and fluid, free, wave-like motion, you can meet yourself in a way you might never have met yourself before.

Learn to listen for the authentic enfoldment of movement, the wisdom of your body, muscles, connective tissue, organs, cells and spirit, the meeting of water and the spark of fire. This is the wonderful practice of creation. We are all longing for that connection, and when we finally make it, our heart opens and may find deep joy.

Emily Conrad, founder of Continuum movement, passed away in 2014. Like Gabrielle Roth of 5Rhythms, Emily was a giant in the movement-somatic-healing-dance community. Her delightfully deep and healing work lives on in the teachings of those like Eva Geueke, who studied with her long and closely enough to be able to pass it on.  $25

Valentine’s Heartbeat Dance

February 7 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

We dedicate this dance to love, since the Valentine season celebrates love. “Love” consists of far more than romance. As we know from the word aloha, love also consists of patience, dedication, unity and humility, so we can open our hearts to dance many aspects of love. We can celebrate the heart’s noble feelings of compassion, happiness, joy, inner truth and of course romantic love, and – above all – universal love.

In the Conscious Dance practice we can just be true to who we are without the need to perform or achieve. Leave the judging head at home and enjoy moving to eclectic world music with the love theme!

Dress up as much as you want to, barefoot!

$16


The Profound Healing Power of Subtle Movement and Rolling: a Feldenkrais®/SmartMoves Weekend Workshop 

February 8 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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In this Feldenkrais®/SmartMoves Weekend Workshop on February 8 & 9, we learn to dwell in the Alpha state where we are most open to new learnings. Our nervous system gets the chance to reset. In Saturday’s workshop, we will work with the subtle movements of tongue, eyes, jaw and breathing. The subtleness of movement - executed slowly, minimally and with full awareness - is the best way to undo a lot of chronic tension especially in face, neck and back. We use imagination and mind/body connection, enhancing our neuroplasticity. 

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The Profound Healing Power of Subtle Movement and Rolling: a Feldenkrais®/SmartMoves Weekend Workshop 

February 9 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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In this Feldenkrais®/SmartMoves Weekend Workshop on February 8 & 9, we learn to dwell in the Alpha state where we are most open to new learnings. Our nervous system gets the chance to reset. The lesson of Saturday’s workshop will be an easy rolling lesson that realigns the entire spine, shoulder girdle and hips and brings you powerfully into your center. 

 

 

 

 

THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD® created by Dr Moshé Feldenkrais (1904–1984) aims to reduce pain or limitations in movement and to improve  function in all areas of one's life.  By increasing students' awareness of themselves and expanding movement repertoire and quality through smart safe and gentle movement choices, general well being is increased.  The method can be adapted work for all ages from babies to the elderly, from people with acute pain to athletes, musicians and dancers who just want to perform better and prevent injuries.

 

THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD® looks at limiting habits that are causing pain, inflammation, over-exertion, poor performance and injury.  Physical difficulties or limitations are seen, from the Feldenkrais perspective, as the result of either incomplete learning or trauma that can lead to dysfunctional habit patterns. 

With the Feldenkrais Method® we learn to recognize those hindering habits and find better ways of moving that are healthy, efficient, pain free and enjoyable. One of the underlying understandings of this method is that thinking is movement as well.  As thinking, emotions and feelings are woven together and will always express in movement, an authentic change in movement patterns will ripple out into the rest of ones' life. 

 

The founder, Dr Moshe Feldenkrais D.Sc., utilized his background in physics, mechanical engineering and judo to develop a system with an unusual melding of biomechanics, motor development, psychology and martial arts.

THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD® has achieved international recognition for its demonstrated ability to improve posture, flexibility, coordination, self-image and to alleviate muscular tension and pain. it is also highly successful with brain damage issues from CP to MS to Strokes. It consists of two compelling and versatile applications: Awareness Through Movement®, done in groups and Functional Integration®, an individualised hands-on practice.

Smart Moves® for children

Functional Integration FI® one on one

Awareness through Movement classes - ATM®

Trainings and workshops


  • Weekly ATM® classes

at Still and Moving Center, Honolulu, HI, 1024, Queen Street, www.stillandmovingcenter.com

  • Monday              4.15pm
  • Wednesday       5.45-6.45pm    
  • Thursday            9.30am     
  • Friday                  9.30am
  • Saturday            9.30am



                                                                   

Eva Geueke works with all ages and abilities. 

Feldenkrais for Children and Babies:

Early intervention can save a life-time of difficulties for the child, and wear and tear on the whole family system. It is never too late to change the course of a child’s inadequate development, whether physical or emotional. The earlier the intervention, the better the outcome, but the brain remains remarkably adaptable throughout childhood. If you are concerned about even subtle difficulties your child is experiencing we may be able to offer a surprisingly simple solution.