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

 

Awareness Through Movement: The Feldenkrais Method
 
“Moving Like a Child”
 
Sundays, March 8, 15 & 22; 1:30 – 2:45 PM
 
with Ravi Prabhakar
 
 

As infants, we all learn to move. Yet children are not taught how to move. Parents do not sit down with their kids and explain how to use their muscular, proprioceptive and vestibular systems to develop movement skills. Indeed many parents would be at a loss to explain how they themselves actually move.

And yet, it appears that each normal child comes to sit, crawl, stand and walk pretty much the same way as any other normal child. How does that happen?

To paraphrase what Noam Chomsky said on language acquisition: “The crux of the argument is that complex movement is universal because children actually reinvent it, generation after generation – not because they are taught, not because they are generally smart, not because it is useful to them, but because they just can’t help it!!”

And yet, and yet….we have all seen the glee, abandon even, with which children move. Even if they cannot help but learn it, children manage a certain enjoyment in their ability to move – something we don’t observe very often in adults.

In this series of 3 lessons, we will playfully explore movements from the developmental stage, from the time when we are learning how to move. Revisiting these basic patterns can lead to subtle yet powerful changes.

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.

Venue: Vista Yoga (2836 Lavista Road, Decatur, GA 30033)

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

 

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.