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Pain Free Neck, Relaxed Jaw & Good Vision – Feldenkrais® / Smart Moves Workshop
March 4, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
with Eva GeuekeSign up now!
This workshop will give you practical knowledge and skills to start solving surprisingly interconnected problems, such as jaw tightness and sciatica, or eye strain and headaches. Through the gentle, slow moving Feldenkrais® Method you begin to rebalance, realign and heal the source of all these issues: faulty habits that lodge in the spine. Loosening the neck has a rippling effect all the way down our back.
Picture your spine’s vertebrae starting behind and below your eyes, running down behind your jaw, through your neck, down your trunk, connecting to your legs through your pelvis, with its ileo sacral joints. Now imagine the whole spinal system well-aligned and working together smoothly.
When our neck and posture is tight and tense, our eyes will be tight and tense. When our jaw is tight, our eyes and neck are tight. But when the jaw releases our vision clears, our neck improves, and the ileo-sacral joint releases, no longer impinging upon our sciatic nerve.
This short workshop is a wonderful introduction to releasing tension with almost effortless movements that are done lying down or in a chair. People find regular Feldenkrais classes helpful to continue the progress they make in workshops.
People experiencing acute sciatica at this time should probably do a one-on-one Feldenkrais session before attending this workshop.
The Feldenkrais® Method is a wonderful and potent method that almost anyone can do. It only requires a curiosity about our own movement habits. Some of those habits are causing limitations, pain, inflammation and over-exertion. We’ve learned certain unhealthy habitual movements and postures so long ago that we may no longer recognize them or know that we can actually change our old patterns. With the Feldenkrais Method we can recognize those hindering habits and find better ways of moving that are healthy, strengthening and pain free. This does not only happen on the physical plane but also ripples out into the rest of one’s life.
Students appreciate Eva’s sincere care for their health on every level. Eva Alewa Geueke 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 loves to 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, a IAO healer, a Capoeirista (Brazilian Martial Arts) and a choreographer. She also teaches Authentic Movement and Wave Continuum, a spin of Continuum Movement.