Feldenkrais with Eva, Brigitte & Vivian
Saturdays 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Feldenkrais
Mondays 04:15 PM – 05:15 PM – Feldenkrais
Wednesdays 05:45 PM – 06:45 PM – Feldenkrais
Thursdays 09:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Feldenkrais
Fridays 09:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Feldenkrais Chair
Eva has been a guild certified Feldenkrais® practitioner for almost 30 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 week-end workshops and evening classes.
Eva is also a teacher of Contemporary Dance, Qigong-Universal Tao of Mantak Chia, a IAO healer, a Capoeirista (Brazilian Martial Arts) and a choreographer. She also teaches Authentic Movement and Wave Continuum, a spin of Continuum Movement.
I have taken 2 workshops with Eva and she is a wonderful instructor/therapist. These classes are very informative and have helped me tremendously in my knowledge of body mechanics and movement and making healing connections in my body. – Ruth
I loved Eva’s Feldenkrais class! My shoulder felt stiff and sore for almost a month. With just a few simple and gentle movements it was feeling so much better! My spine was stretched out and my feet were more evenly holding my body weight. I plan to take more classes in near future. Thank you Eva. You are Excellent!!! – Diane
I like the variety of classes offered, and the Center’s focus on the mind-body-spirit connection. I particularly enjoy Eva Geueke’s Feldenkrais classes. The facilities are beautiful, and everyone is so warm and welcoming to students and guests. – John
Brigitte was born to a family in Austria, where alpine hiking and downhill skiing were part of their physically active lifestyle. In 1976, Bebe came to the US, and eventually to Hawaii where she married a wonderful local man.
Crossing the street one day, Brigitte was struck by a car and tossed into the air. After that, she suffered back pain for over 25 years. She tried Rolfing, chiropractic care, Pilates, yoga, and shiatsu massage…all helped, but only for a few days and the pain always came back.
Bebe discovered the Feldenkrais method with Eve Strauss in Honolulu and experienced relief. This led to further study and training with Jerry Karzen on Maui, and after practicing Feldenkrais for 8 months she was pain free. Her studies continued at the main Feldenkrais Institute in Vienna, Austria with Jeremy Krauss, Luci and Carl Ginsberg, and Miriam Pfeiffer. She is now more agile than she was even as a child!
As a Guild Certified Feldenkrais ® teacher herself now, Bebe is dedicated and passionate about the Feldenkrais method. Formerly kindergarten teacher, she is an enthusiastic instructor. She enjoys sharing the Feldenkrais technique in two ways: group classes (formally known as ATM – Awareness Through Movement) and one-on-one sessions (formally known as FI – Functional Integration lessons).
I attended an excellent Feldenkrais class conducted by BB Kawakami last week (Mahalo BB!). This was my first time for the class and the Center. I was very impressed by both. My schedule does not allow me to embark on the Feldenkrais journey at this time but I now understand the benefits and how it needs to be a future priority. I have already told at least a dozen people about this great class! Mahalo and aloha. – Pati St John Payne
Vivian Best is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais PractitionerCM. The Feldenkrais Method has given her relief from pain, and has helped her to empower others to take better care of themselves. She teaches self-aware self-care, and her compassionate guidance has helped instill a sense of pleasure in movement, and bring vitality and ease to her clients. Vivian has explored many movement traditions from yoga and ballet, to West African, modern, and flamenco, but her passion is for partnered dancing. She has been an avid swing and blues dancer since 1999, is an instructor for the Hawaii Jitterbugs and blues workshop organizer. She was a gifted educator at Kahala Elementary and also tutors and teaches classes for children and adults in creative arts, ecoliteracy, and lindyhop. Her interests in movement, teaching, and helping others brought her to study the Feldenkrais Method. Recognized by Honolulu Magazine as one of “6 People Making a Difference in Honolulu” in November 2013, by Pacific Business News as one of Hawai’i’s “40 Under 40,” and the Honolulu Star Advertiser as one of “10 Who Made a Difference” in 2010 for her work in the community, Vivian loves sharing about the Feldenkrais Method and believes it can inspire positive change, building awareness and hope for inspired action!