'Movement is Life': The Feldenkrais Method® and SmartMoves® now online!

🇩🇪'Bewegung ist Leben': Die Feldenkrais Methode® & SmartMoves!  Bitte klicken sie im Menu auf die deutschen Seiten für mein deutsches Programm.   

ATM class at Still and Moving Center Honolulu

 From 02/02/22 Year of the Water Tiger on 

all classes are on my own zoom channel.

 

2022 Classes in English:  

https://www.smartmoves4you.com/2022-classes-online-english/

 

2022 workshops in English 

https://www.smartmoves4you.com/2022-workshops-english/

 

 

🇺🇸 The Feldenkrais Method® and SmartMoves

 

“My purpose is to allow people to move closer to actually being creatures of free choice, to genuinely reflect individual creativity and emotion, freeing the body of habitual tensions and wired-patterns of behaviour so that it may respond without inhibition to do what the person wants.” Dr Feldenkrais

 

Get flexible and resilient in body and mind with efficient smart effortless movements at and for any age:

Feldenkrais/SmartMoves:

  • Heal old and new injuries faster
  • Rid yourself of back, head & neck pain and TMJ,
  • arthritis, ringing in the ear
  • Prevent overuse or wrong use injuries
  • learn to enjoy your body and movement
  • learn to breath well and age slower

 Excel: 

 •  in life - become the genius you are meant to be

 

Improve all functions including 

  • Breathing, standing, sitting, walking, singing, relating, playing an instrument, acting

Improve

  • all sports, dance, martial arts, yoga, tennis or golf practice, 

Heal

  • Arthritis, Back issues, herniated disc, frozen shoulder, pelvic pain 
  • hip, knee, ankle and foot issues
  • rehabilitate after surgery, stroke and accident

Improve neurological difficulties from babies to the elderly

Age with grace!

 

Movement is Life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself!

Weekly Online classes starting 2/2/2022 

2022 Classes in English:  

https://www.smartmoves4you.com/2022-classes-online-english/

2022 workshops in English 

https://www.smartmoves4you.com/2022-workshops-english/

 

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.

 

 

About Learning

by Eva Alewa Geueke

 

Learning is fantastic, and our brain is ready-made to learn. 

Learning is what I keep enjoying about SmartMoves/Feldenkrais. 

After a typical Feldenkrais lesson, I do not just feel good, balanced, and newly organized in body and mind. Still, I also have the satisfaction that I genuinely learned something valuable.

Awareness through Movement/ Feldenkrais and SmartMoves is about learning and expanding your infinite possibilities through conscious movement. Dr. Feldenkrais said, ‘everyone has the potential to be a genius, which is our human birthright, but few people are taking the time to develop their genius. To do that, we have to look at or better sense our limitations without judgment and then find a way to overcome them, by exploring new possiblities. For the brain/Nervous System it is like mapping out a new path and making a road out of it. 

One response to limitation is to pretend it is not there like when people have a  shoulder that hurts or gets stuck for a moment in movement. Instead of paying attention, slowing down, and looking at what inhibits the shoulder, they quickly pass that point and try to ignore it. This lack of awareness can continue for years, and suddenly there is so much pain that one cannot ignore it anymore. The shoulder becomes frozen or has painful arthritis. The body seems to be brighter than the one driving it. Self-preservation kicks in and tries to stop the abuse through inflammation. However, in that place where the shoulder seemingly gets stuck lies a chance for reform and ingenuity to emerge. 

 

Dr. Feldenkrais was a genius himself. He was very curious and learned early to take his destiny into his hands. He left Ukraine by himself at 12 years old and worked in Palestine before he became a physicist and electrical engineer in Paris, graduating from the prestigious university Sorbonne in Paris. He became the first Black Belt Judoka in France under Kano Jigoro.

One of the turning points for Dr. Feldenkrais was that his knee injury from his youth became so bad, he could not walk anymore without crutches. So he decided to take his fate into his own hands as doctors gave him little hope. He had to find a way on his own to restore his functioning.  By learning to increase his awareness of himself he discovered how to get the brain to lay new neural connections and restore the brain’s image of his knee functioning, and his self-image to a pain-free, efficient movement in the body and life. While learning and improving his condition, he created his new work that helped many thousands of people around the globe to improve their lives in his lifetime alone.

 

The Feldenkrais work certainly enhanced my life. It helped me to heal many injuries from my professional dancer’s career and martial arts. The Method helped me not just to become a better dancer  with more self-reliance, self-trust, self love, compassion and much more but also how to age gracefully and healthily.

 

Aloha, Eva Alewa Kauikalani Geueke

 

– LIVE ONLINE, Interactive w/Eva Alewa Geueke & SmartMoves

February Feldenkrais workshop at Still and Moving Center, also online

Sat 2/18   12.30-4.00 3,5

Hours

with Eva Alewa Geueke

Love heals

In the month of love, Eva Geueke emphasizes how to move in such a loving way that movement becomes medicine and can heal mend and open up. Moving slowly with care and without force, you learn to develop a nonviolent relationship with your nervous system, bones, muscles, and ligaments as if you say to yourself while you move ‘I love you!’ These workshops are also a great Valentine’s gift!

Loving your hips    1st day Hybrid

The pelvic area with the hip joints is our powerhouse of locomotion and our grounding and joy. 

Learn how to lovingly take care of your pelvis, hip joints and knees to live more fully and act powerfully and on top prevent damage, reduce or reverse the damage already done. In fact, Dr. Feldenkrais created this method because he had a very injured and arthritic knee. He was not only able to get back to walking and Judo without surgery but created a worldwide renowned method. One of the titles of his books is ‘The Potent self’

These Feldenkrais® lessons will help you improve mobility. They will organize ligaments and muscles around the joints and distribute their workload correctly to have you walking or dancing with ease. To facilitate walking and running the pelvis has to be mobile and strong. The strongest muscles are attached to the pelvis. In this workshop, you learn how to use that power in a coordinated efficient movement and how to use your pelvic floor to be upright and relax your neck.

The pelvic floor is involved in many basic life functions as varied as digestion, elimination, reproduction, breathing, lovemaking. Improvement starts with awareness. The movement of the pelvic floor is subtle, and yet it is possible for all of us to feel its effect. If you want to improve the function of the pelvic floor, you have to learn how to contract and relax all of it, in a balanced and more equal manner. This is what makes your pelvic floor healthier and stronger, using all parts coordinated with your whole body. 

The Feldenkrais Method® is a very advanced approach of Body-Mind Integration and Healing that uses re-patterning through developing awareness and exact knowledge of brain and body co-functioning during movement. It shares many of the same principles and techniques as Qigong. These movements are simple and gentle and can be repeated at home once you learn them.

 

Sunday 2/19   11.30 -2 pm 2,5 hrs    online only

 With Eva Geueke

Love heals

In the month of love, Eva Geueke emphasizes how to move in such a loving way that movement becomes medicine and can heal mend and open up. Moving slowly with care and without force, you learn to develop a nonviolent relationship with your nervous system, bones, muscles, and ligaments as if you say to yourself while you move ‘I love you!’ These workshops are also a great Valentine’s gift!

 

Loving your feet      2nd day  2/19

Let’s love our feet! If you want to feel good then make your feet feel good! Happy feet give you pleasure.  What does love have to do with this? If you love something you give it special attention. The other way around is, if you give it special attention through loving movement and touch, it is like saying ‘I love you”.

In this workshop, you will learn easily repeatable movements that make your feet mobile and strong while working on good posture at the same time. Having painful or deformed feet and toes from wrong weight distribution and negligence can be literally a drag. Regaining flexible, spacious toes, feet and ankles are of vital importance for balance and posture. We can change our posture from the neck down or from the feet up.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a very advanced approach of Body-Mind Integration and Healing that uses re-patterning through developing awareness and exact knowledge of brain and body co-functioning during movement. It shares many of the same principles and techniques as Qigong. These movements are simple and gentle and can be repeated at home once you learn them.

 

Eva Alewa Geueke has been a guild certified Feldenkrais® practitioner for  35 years. She came to the Feldenkrais Method® as a young professional dancer and it changed her understanding of brain, body, movement, and therefore, herself forever. Since completing the 4-year Professional Feldenkrais Training in 1987 she has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method® internationally in thousands of private sessions, week-long seminars, many hundreds of weekend workshops, and evening classes.

Eva loves to teach and share her knowledge and love for conscious movement to help people to improve and excel in all areas of their lives.

Eva is also a teacher of Contemporary Dance, Qigong-Universal Tao of Mantak Chia, an IAO healer, a Capoeirista (Brazilian Martial Arts), and a choreographer. She also teaches Authentic Movement and Wave Continuum, a spin of Continuum Movement.

Register with Still and Moving Center

808.397.7678

 

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

 

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® Online classes