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Good Eyes, Relaxed Jaw & Neck: a Feldenkrais®/Smart Moves workshop with Eva Alewa Geueke
September 2, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Golden Circle members: 20% discount
Eyes are important for more than seeing and jaw troubles can be dealt with! This workshop helps to improve your vision and gives you the practical knowledge and skills to alleviate suffering from jaw pain or dysfunction, which is often linked to seemingly unrelated challenges, including migraine headaches and eye strain. When we use our eyes properly and release our jaw, our neck improves and even shoulder pain can subside.
The by-products of this form of training include a body at ease, efficient breathing and a quiet clear mind. Movements feel fluid.
Because the movement of our eyes organizes the movements of our body, our vision impacts and interacts with every movement we make throughout our whole body, as well as how we feel and think.
Vision is the primary sense through which we experience the world. Unfortunately, the quality and clarity of our vision can weaken and degrade over time or we have developed bad habits of tension already early on. However, through easy and gentle movements as prescribed in the Feldenkrais Method, we can learn to recognize and eliminate many of the most common habits that interfere with easy, effortless vision and good spinal organization. We can also learn new skills that transform the use of our eyes, helping us to see more clearly.
As our thoughts move busily here and there, our eyes respond and move busily here and there. When our neck and posture is tight and tense, our eyes will be tight and tense. When our breathing is held or frozen, our eyes will be held and fixed. When our jaw is tight our eyes and neck are tight. As above so below: if the jaw is tight the pelvis and iliac sacral joint tends to be tight.
This Intensive workshop is a wonderful opportunity to get informed and learn to release tension by effortless movements that are done lying down and Tai Chi master Yan Yang, from New York City called ‘Lying down Qigong’! With these wonderful exercises people have healed severe vision problems, as in the case of Toronto based Feldenkrais Practitioner David Webber http://www.feldenkraiscentre.com/pdfs/DWebberArticle.pdf
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 the workings of the human body in motion are both vast.
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 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 loves to share her knowledge and love for conscious movement to help people to improve and excel in all areas of their lives. She taught Yoga Aerobics® in NYC in the 80’s. Eva is 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.