Awareness Through Movement: The Feldenkrais Method
“Getting up from the Floor”
Sundays, January 12, 19 & 26; 1:30 – 2:45 PM
with Ravi Prabhakar

Venue: Vista Yoga (2836 Lavista Road, Decatur, GA 30033)
Price: $70 for the series of 3 lessons, $25 per class for Drop in

Being able to get down to and up from the floor is an essential movement skill.

It is not only one of the first things we learn as infants; it is one of the last things we want to lose as we age.

Being able to do so smoothly and without unnecessary effort speaks to our ability to control our musculoskeletal system. People who do this regularly counteract the long-term effects of gravity and maintain their proprioceptive abilities. When you have safe and easier ways to get up and down, you reduce your anxiety about losing your balance, which reduces your risk of falling.

In many societies, especially where the use of chairs is still not prevalent, people are able to get to and from the floor with relative ease even in their advanced years. In the developed world, we have lost that easy relationship with the floor.
In this workshop we will work with gentle movement sequences which work on regaining our ability to interact smoothly, easily and gracefully with the ground

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.

In Awareness Through Movement classes, the practitioner guides you through a sequence of slow, gentle & non-strenuous movements. You explore different ways to perform the same movement. By slowing down and paying attention, you provide feedback and options to your nervous system, enhancing self-awareness and improving function.

A tool for self-exploration and self-improvement that can benefit everyone; from the seriously impaired to the accomplished athlete

Lessons are easy to do; the results can be immediate & profound.

Participants often experience improvements in posture,
lightness in movement and freedom from chronic discomfort.
Whether carrying groceries, working at your desk, practicing Yoga, playing the piano or competing in a triathlon, everything becomes easier.

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.