An Awareness Through Movement ® (ATM) workshop from the Feldenkrais Method ®.
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Vista Yoga
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM ET (1-hour lunch break 12:00-1:00 PM)
$85 per person. $80 if registered by January 15. (Discount Applies at Checkout)
Limited spots available so please book in advance.
Venue: Vista Yoga (2836 Lavista Road, Decatur, GA 30033)
Yet, research estimates that vision also mediates 80-85% percent of our perception, cognition, learning & movement.
More than just sight, vision is an active & learned process of deriving meaning from what is seen. And more than just perception, vision plays an important role in initiating and organizing movement.
Vision easily trumps the other 4 senses; more neurons in the brain are dedicated to vision than the other 4 senses combined. Since the area of the brain involved with visual processing is unusually large, working with the eyes/vision can be a very powerful way of improving the functioning of the whole nervous system.
In this workshop we will use a series of gentle, easy-to-do sequences to improve the use of the eyes in every day movement.
The eye initiates many if not most of our actions and if we can improve this initial action, subsequent movement patterns are then more open to change. Relaxation of the muscles around the eyes reduces the state of contraction of muscles throughout the body – improving function, breath, as well as promoting a sense of well-being.
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.