Awareness Through Movement, the Feldenkrais Method® 
“Easy Hands & Arms”
Dates: October 13, 20 & 27; 1:30pm-2:45pm
with Ravi Prabhakar
 

Our ability to use our hands to do fine, delicate work sets us apart from other mammals. Indeed, evolving to walk fully upright freed our arms & hands to to create, manipulate & modify objects. The hands are so important, they occupy a very large part of our mental real estate – the area devoted to the hands in the sensory and motor cortices is second to none. In fact, none of the other body parts including the eyes, lips, feet, even come close.

In modern times, arms & hands are often susceptible to overuse injuries, stiffness and sometimes debilitating pain. In this series of 3 ATM lessons from the Feldenkrais Method, we will use gentle, slow and small movements to clarify and bring to our awareness, the subtle and varied movements available in the hands, fingers and arms and how these connect to the ribs, shoulders and the spine. By re-patterning how the arms connects to the torso and how the musculature of the arms affects the hands and chest, you can discover light, easy hands, arms and fluid shoulders.

With awareness comes the possibility of learning and improving our use of ourselves. The lessons are for beginners as well as students experienced with the Feldenkrais Method and are easy to do and often result in profound changes and insights or how we move and are in the world.

$70 for the series of 3 lessons, $25 per class for Drop in

Ravi Prabhakar

Ravi is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Practitioner. He graduated as an Aeronautical Engineer and followed it with a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration. He has lived and worked in 7 countries in the past 18 years and currently resides in Decatur with his family. He finds endless joy and amazement in learning about the human body and uncovering its potential. Much like Feldenkrais himself, a nagging knee injury led Ravi to look for ways to improve his condition. After trying several forms of therapy, from the conventional to the esoteric, Ravi discovered the Feldenkrais Method, which he feels has been the most effective in addressing the root cause of the pain – an inability to sense oneself. Teaching Awareness Through Movement lessons is his way to explore the work of Moshe Feldenkrais.