Empowering Women with Awareness
EWA = mother of all life, the one who creates (eve= HWH-hawah-
in Hebrew and Aramaic)
Wahine = Hawaiian for woman
The time of women has come:
in order to guide human development into a positive direction women
have to find once again their equilibrium, their feminine strength
and with that their voices. They will be the leading voices of tomorrow.
This is according to some Indigenous Leaders the only chance to
come back to balance on this earth!
E WAhine is a 2 1/2 year Intensive training that was developed
by Eva Geueke with her experience of 20 years with Movement, Dance,
several Somatic Methods and Shamanic work. The motivation for this
training stems from this message that was given to her from her
Native American and Hawaiian Elders.
E WAhine is created for
Women- who wish to act,
who are managing, counseling and leading people or organizations,
e.g. in medical, artistic, therapeutic, educational and business
who intend to realize their vision and wish to change career,
be independent and/or be successfully self employed
who desire to teach people to reach their full potential
Women who know that they have to take care of themselves
to be long term successful
Women who realize that conscious work with the body offers
a huge possibility for themselves and their clients to peel
away dysfunctional and disabling habits in order to become truly
E WAhine stimulates our ability to bring ourselves back
to balance and to participate in the well-being of ourselves,
our community and this earth.
E WAhine accomplishes these goals by bringing together
3 outstanding women who for many years now integrate several
somatic methods in their teachings. The following methods are
most influential for the training:
Body-Mind Centering® and WaveWorks/Continuum
All three methods share the following ideas:
When we develop with the help of our body more awareness, it is
no longer an abstract idea, but leads to deep changes in our habits
to think and act. We learn a flexibility of thinking that enables
us to respond to the many changes in our environment and in us in
an appropriate and constructive way. The
development of a more complete self image brings forth true maturation.
To learn about the way we use our body and mind is like receiving
a map to ourselves that helps us to orientate and organize ourselves
optimally in our environment - from inner to outer.
women awareness as basis for a fuller, happier life.
Helps women to find their personal joy and freedom.
women to develop a resonant, authentic and clear style of
women to dare and find their feminine way of doing their
women to be honest, self responsible and self respectful.
women to channel their passion and fire to create future
visions for themselves and this planet.
women to create new ways of communication and relationship.
E WAhine Training is envisioned to be a multicultural experience.
Women who live in the United States and who are not able to
train in Germany can make up in Hawaii. (They will join
the main group for the 5-week segment on Maui, Hawaii, in August
of 2005.) Women who only want to do the 5-week segment
in 2005 must have sufficient experience in Feldenkrais®
or Body-Mind Centering® or Continuum.
(They have to prepare with a 7-day Intensive on Maui
in February of 2005.)
that the trainers will draw from:
The Feldenkrais Method
-is an educational system that develops a functional awareness
of the self in the environment. The Method utilizes the fact that
the body is the primary vehicle for learning.
The Feldenkrais Method is an approach to working with persons
which expands their repertoire of movements, enhances awareness,
improves function and enables people to express themselves more
fully. It enables people to include, in their functioning, movements
and parts of the body unconsidered, forgotten or excluded from
their habitual actions or images of actions. By allowing a person
to learn how their whole body cooperates in any movement, the
Feldenkrais Method assists people to live their lives more fully,
efficiently and comfortably.
The improvement of physical functioning is not necessarily an
end in itself. Such improvement is based on developing a broader
functional awareness which is often a gateway to more generalized
enhancement of physical functioning in the context of one's environment
The Feldenkrais Method is expressed in two parallel forms:
Awareness Through Movement® ATM and Functional Integration®
FI. Awareness Through Movement consists of verbally directed movement
sequences presented primarily to groups. There are several hundred
hours of ATM lessons.
In ATM lessons, people engage in precisely structured movement
explorations that involve thinking, sensing, moving, and imagining.
Many are based on developmental movements and ordinary functional
activities. Some are based on more abstract explorations of joint,
muscle, and postural relationships.
The lessons consist of comfortable, easy movements that gradually
evolve into movements of greater range and complexity. Functional
Integration is the other form of expressing the Feldenkrais Method.
Just as Feldenkrais practitioners can guide people through movement
sequences verbally, they also guide people through movement with
gentle, non-invasive touching in FI. FI is a hands-on form of
tactile, kinesthetic communication. The Feldenkrais practitioner
communicates to the student how he/she organizes his/her body
and hints, through gentle touching and movement, how to move in
more expanded functional motor patterns. Through rapport and respect
for the student's abilities, qualities, and integrity, the practitioner/teacher
creates an environment in which the student can learn comfortably
-is an integrated approach to transformative experience through
movement re-education and hands-on repatterning. Developed by
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, it is an experiential study based on
the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological, psychophysical
and developmental principles, utilizing movement, touch, voice
and mind. This study leads to an understanding of how the mind
is expressed through the body and the body through the mind. The
study of Body-Mind Centering® is a creative process in which
we learn to meet and recognize ourselves and others through the
exploration of embodiment. Each person is both the student and
the subject matter.
Principles and techniques are taught in the context of self-discovery
and openness. We learn to engage ourselves and others non-judgmentally
starting at the place where we are and the place where others
are. In this way we seek to find the ease that underlies transformation.
BMC® has an almost unlimited number of areas of application.
It is currently being used by people in movement, dance, yoga,
bodywork, physical and occupational therapy, psychotherapy, child
development, education, voice, music, art, meditation, athletics
and other body-mind disciplines.
-is a rich shamanic dance form that follows the bodies wisdom
and uses sound breath and wave like movement to tap into the ancient
memory of our cells. This work originates from Continnum that
was developed by Emily Conrad By using breath, sound and wavelike
movements we undertake subtle and dynamic excursions into known
and unknown waters inside our own world. This stimulates neurological
growth and supports health and creativity. It builds liquid strength
and resiliency. It develops flow of movement inside the organs
and within the cells, thus influencing our aging process and slowing
it down. WaveWorks-Continuum is a visionary exploration of our
ability to develop new, creative potential. We stimulate our liquid
cellular intelligence, that correspondence with all of life and
thus participate in the movement process of the universe.
-is a playful improvised dance form between one or more people
where the dancers are using each others weight and are giving
leverage to move each other. CI uses a fluent multi-layered vocabulary
that includes the whole spectrum from pedestrian movements to
acrobatics. The Contact Dancer knows how to take weight and to
give weight safely. The student therefore learns to be centered,
grounded, resilient and fluid. She learns to use leverage, to
fall, to roll, to trust ones own abilities and to be in the moment.
CI is very divers and so are the people who practice it. It can
be very playful and athletic or gentle and slow depending on ones
abilities and mood. It is surely full of excitement and nourishes
body and soul.
-is a beautiful elegant Martial Arts form from Brazil that combines
dance, martial arts, some acrobatics and rhythm. The Capoeira
training is a power package that includes a cardiovascular training,
as well as stretching and toning the whole body evenly in a unique,
playful and varied way. Without doing boring exercises it teaches
centering, grounding, coordination, courage, attention and grace.
-of Byron Katie is a revolutionary new process of inquiry that
is helping people around the world see their problems from an
entirely different perspective. In 1986, Byron Katie experienced
the profound realization that without any story about how life
is supposed to be, we are left with a sense of peace far beyond
what we hoped to find by fulfilling our dreams. On the other side
of our myths about reality is reality itself, completely indescribable-and
unknowable as long as we're still pursuing how things should be.
Only when we give up "what should be" can we experience
the profound peace of "what is."
This "giving up," however, can't be achieved by the
thinking mind. (In hoping to give up these attachments, the mind
subversively attaches to a concept of freedom.) The remedy that
brought Katie her freedom is something she calls The Work, a penetrating
inquiry process involving four questions and a "turnaround."
By exposing unconscious beliefs to the clear light of direct investigation,
the mind wakes up to its innocent mistake and gives up its losing
battle with reality. This is what happens naturally when we see
that something we had believed proves to be wrong-for example,
when we learn years later that a bitter disagreement was actually
based on a simple misunderstanding. With. The Work, we don't have
to wait months or years to resolve our lingering issues. These
four questions make liberating insights happen consistently and
on purpose, showing us that everything painful is ultimately based
on a misunderstanding-our own. The result of understanding things
correctly is peace.
-has created a startling and deeply healing way to explore and
understand the limitations we impose on our success and health
in life, professionally and personally. It allows us to see our
agreement to conditions which both constrain us and, often, have
little to do with us. The Systemic Theory is based on the idea
that humans carry habits of relating and positioning themselves
in groups according to the way they learned early on in their
families. The aim of Systemic Therapy is to interrupt disabling
rules and habits of interaction to establish more meaningful and
useful ways of relating. Systemic therapy provides a way of restoring
balance to the system and alignment with what is. It focuses rather
on the solution than on the problem. Liane Stefans will teach
this system with a fresh approach that is movement oriented.
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is women who can break the spiral of power and find subtle tricks
Mother", Sinead O`Connor)
"Nothing is so permanent about our behavior
patterns except our belief that they are so."
"Life is Movement"
"We do not just do Movement but are a moving self"
"Development stresses the harmonious coordination
between structure, function, and achievement."
"one grasps that the small world and the great world around
are but one, and that in this unity we are no longer alone"
all quotes Dr. M. Feldenkrais
the beginning, it was the maternal spirit that fostered cooperation
and togetherness in work or worship Political organizations, religious
theocracies, States, nations have endeavored in vain to achieve
real and complete social solidarity. They are artificial structures;
social humanity has never succeeded in adequately replacing the
primitive bond to which it owes its existence".
"The women has as part of her very sexuality,
a sense of the future:a sense of evolution and growth, a notion
of differing pleasure for future gains, a sense of the phases and
seasons of life, a sense of devotion to the value of the individual
human being. These senses are the very basis of human morality".
E WAhine -Empowering
Women with Awareness
EVE/EWA:" Mother of all living", the creatress
of all living form, Goddess of the tree of life
YHWA: Yahweh comes from HWH meaning life and Woman, HWH
in latin letters is eve
W: womb, Women- Weib (old German), wahine (Hawaiian), Wija
(Sioux), also Water
Water and Mother are interwoven; primordial life developed in water.
Without water there is no fertility.
cells to regenerate and regrow, for stiffness to dissolve, for life
to return we need to create a watery environment by remembering
where we came from, thus invoking the waters in us. To that we add
The eagle represents clear sight, highest aspiration,the
sun, fire, lightening.