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Fitness for Feet, Ankles, Knees & Hips: Feldenkrais® – Lying Down Qigong Series
September 6, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 27, 2014
with Eva Geueke
Intro Workshop on Sunday, Aug 31 @ 12:30 – 3:00 pm $25Sign Up Now!
Saturdays, Sept 6 – 27 SERIES
$45 at door
$105 for 3 sessions pre-registered
$140 for all 4 session pre-registeredSign Up Now!
We like to walk, and some like to dance, hike, run, swim, golf or surf. For all these activities we need healthy joints, ankles, hips and strong, yet flexible feet. With these playful Feldenkrais® movements we can accomplish just that!
These Feldenkrais® workshops are an in depth immersion into the specialized theme that you don’t get in a single class. The different movement lessons within one workshop approach the theme from different angles so that you will leave with a well-rounded experience and all parts of yourself will improve and profit. The Feldenkrais Method®, which has been ‘Lying Down Qigong’ by Qigong Master Yang Yang, is a very advanced approach to body-mind healing that uses awareness, learning and exact knowledge of brain and movement functioning.
Students often notice a big change and improvement of their wellbeing right after the first workshop. The movements you learn can be repeated at home. Attending the whole series will give your system an even better chance to change old dysfunctional habits and learn new possibilities and improve in all areas of your life, not just physical.
Sept 6 – Functional Happy Ankles, Knees & Hip Joints: Learn how to take care of your knees and hip joints, prevent damage or reduce damage already done. In fact Dr. Feldenkrais created this method because he had a very injured and arthritic knee. He was able to get back to walking and Judo without surgery by creating and practicing these simple movement lessons! Knees of course have to work in tandem with well-functioning hip joints and ankles. 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 more ease.
Sept 13 – Functional, Happy Ankles, Knees and Balanced Head: You can prevent or reduce joint damage and pain in ankles, knees and neck. Precise movement coordination is of vital importance to prevent inflammation and to help your joints heal. Did you know that the wellness of your knees has something to do with how balanced you hold your head? Knees of course have to work in tandem with well functioning hip joints and ankles. These Feldenkrais® lessons will help you improve mobility and movement function. You also learn how to organize the spine and neck muscles so that the weight will be distributed more evenly over your knees!
Sept 20 – Functional Hip joints, Flexible Pelvis and Strong Lower Back: Learn to make better use of the powerhouse of your locomotion: your hip-pelvis-lower back connection. The hip joints are part of the pelvis. The psoas muscle connects the legs to the lower back through the pelvis. Opening the hip flexors in this workshop increases healthy mobility and prevents hip damage. These Feldenkrais® movements enable you to sense the connection of your legs into your pelvis and torso so that all parts work together for powerful, flexible movement!
Sept 27 – Flexible Ribcage for Good Knees, Elegant Walking & Easy Breathing: This workshop helps improve running, walking, hiking, dancing and even tennis and golfing! It is great for hula dancers! It will feel like a vacation for your bigger joints! Your ribs are the ‘bumpers’ for your knees. If the ribcage is stiff, there is little elasticity for your walk and little shock absorption for any unevenness of the ground. Help your thoracic spine to move in harmony with your legs and pelvis and do a counter-rotation for stabilization. Breathe easy!
Eva Geueke has 30 years of international experience as a dance and movement teacher. She practices the path of embodying the sacred through dance and conscious movement. Her desire to heal her soul led her to become a professional dancer. In 1987 Eva completed her 4-year Professional Feldenkrais Training, which changed her understanding of brain, body and movement forever. Eva is a Qigong teacher of the Universal Tao. She has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method® internationally for 25 years.
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