Relaxed Jaw & Mouth, Beautiful Smile and Elegant Neck: a Feldenkrais® Workshop with Eva Geueke
November 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday, November 22, 2020
9:30 am – 12:00 noon (HST)
This workshop serves a wonderful facelift, softening and toning the face, flushing the lips and elongating the neck and spine. As we move the neck and facial muscles we connect with the important vagus nerve, affecting our mood at a deep level and many crucial body functions. We also loosen and release the neck/shoulder matrix.
We rarely give attention to the many important small muscles, such as the ones that move the mouth, eyes or even the vertebrae of the spine. These muscle groups are often very unbalanced, just as one side of a person’s face and mouth may move quite differently than the other. Crooked and inefficient usage shows up as an inherent imbalance in the whole system. We will be surprised with the results, once we start moving with awareness to balance unnoticed parts of our body.
Re-balancing, restoring and realigning forgotten muscles and connective tissue can even enhance our organs. As we activate the muscles of the face by smiling, we stimulate the vagus nerve and mood hormones moving through the body, benefiting our immune system and all the inner organs, such as the heart, lungs, digestive system and intestines. Who knew that a smile could do so much good for our health?!?
By practicing Feldenkrais® we give ourselves the chance to transform aspects of our life that go way beyond our musculature.
Eva Alewa Geueke
Students appreciate Eva’s sincere care for their health and excellence on every level. Her range of personal experience in various moving art forms and her understanding of movement in the human body are vast. She studied Dance in Holland at the prestigious Rotterdam’s Dance Academie and then went on to later study in New York City. She has trained in a wide range of dance forms such as: Ballet, Modern Dance, Post Modern Dance/Release Technique, Axis Syllabus, Body-Mind Centering, Contact Improvisation, African Dance and currently Hula.
Eva Alewa Geueke has been a guild certified Feldenkrais® practitioner for 30 years. She came to the Feldenkrais Method® as a young professional dancer and it changed her understanding of the 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, and hundreds of week-end workshops and evening classes.
Eva loves to share her knowledge and passion for conscious movement and to help people improve and excel in all areas of their lives. She taught Yoga Aerobics® in NYC in the 80’s before getting to know the Feldenkrais Method. Eva is a teacher of Contemporary dance, Qigong-Universal Tao of Mantak Chia, a Capoeirista (Brazilian martial arts), WaveContinuum practitioner and a choreographer.