Awareness Through Movement, the Feldenkrais Method®
“The Foot & Ankle”
3 Sundays, August 11, 18 & 25; 1:30 – 2:45 PM
with Ravi Prabhakar
The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints (20 of which are actively articulated) and over a 100 muscles, ligaments and tendons, all of which work together to provide support, balance and mobility. The smooth working of the ankle joint allows us to navigate uneven ground and prevents unnecessary wear and tear in the knees and hips.
In modern life, we often encase our feet in stiff, cramped shoes which do not allow for the proper functioning of the feet. Our awareness of our toes is very limited. We are used to walking on paved, flat, ground (instead of a variety of surfaces) which does not call for the full mobility of the ankle joints.
In this series of 4 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 foot, toes and ankles and how these movements relate to the knees, hips joints and the spine.
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
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 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.