An interview with Luis Rubén Artavia, Movement Practices: Invisible Training: IT was always here. IT was always US

An interview with Luis Rubén Artavia, Movement Practices: Invisible Training: IT was always here. IT was always US on February 9, 2024 by George Ackerman, Ph.D, J.D.




My name is Luis Rubén. I was born in Costa Rica, where I started my studies on Science of Human Movement.


Can you tell me more about your organization?


I have prescribed Personalized Movement Practices for 13 years and nowadays we are a team of practitioners that share values and a vision.
What is your passion and how did you get involved in Parkinson’s awareness and hope for a cure?


My passion beyond studying verbal and non-verbal resources is sharing what I learned with others.

Horizontal and Bilateral Education has provided me with a deeper understanding of what I was studying for myself in the first place.

Continuing Education for Health Practitioners, Retreat Experience for General Population or Performance Retreat Experiments have been some ways I get the full circle of knowledge now.

This public speaking skill came to me via the big heart of Karl Sterling, who gave me the opportunity to be part of Neuro Motor Training, at the time called Parkinson´s Regeneration Training.


What type of goals do individuals with Parkinson’s have when working with you?

When collaborating with NeuroMotor, individuals with any chronic symptoms of Nervous System ´´Disorder´´ were looking for Training their body and mind. The program includes a Holistic Approach around Movement, Mindset and Gut Health.


What type of training and how long are the programs?

We believe any training plan should be addressed in function of the person who is asking for the guide. If we provide an opportunity for the client to find his own path our ´´job´´ is complete.

30 minutes, 1 hour, 90 minutes. Intentional Practices can vary from one person to another. Even the same human will have seasons that bring more dynamic to the mix.
What is not negotiable is the coherence we want them to achieve by aligning their emotions to their thoughts.

Training is a behavior, and the best behavior means nothing if it´s not aligning to who you are.


What effect can it have on an individual with Parkinson’s?

If we combine a mental and spiritual alignment with personalized movement practice, we provide a wholistic experience wherever the practitioner or the patient is physically.
Whatever the diagnosis is, connecting to ourselves to collaborate with others will light our essence spark. And then we can talk about nutrition, sleep hygiene, specific exercises, etc.

What would you like to see as a future goal for your programs?

To continue sharing our voice to whoever can benefit on it.
If we all get out of our own way maybe things will seem different.

What events do you participate in?

Participation at online and in person workshops for health practitioners and business teams.
The group works at its best when the individual parts are at their best too.


How does this also assist the caregivers?

It´s never nice to be at this position. But the rules apply the same. Everybody is on their own journey. And most of the times the best way to ´help´ who we love is by example.
Caregivers should be visiting their inner room and be aligned before thinking of somebody else.


How can someone get in touch?  What is your website?

Instagram @luisrubenam (Monday to Thursday)
Twitter @RubenArtavia
My e-mail is
We can schedule a call that way and connect.

How can others also become advocates for awareness?


We are social emotional beings that think. We are not lonely rational beings that feel.
The more we put attention in other´s projects, the more we create a different personal reality.
Spaces where we can share our thoughts and experiences with others could co-create the support we need to any cure, any specific goal.


Why should people who don’t have Parkinson’s care about this? 

Whoever has a brain and a heart should be investing attention at the whispers of their body.
Optimum Health is preventing diseases. We are all in the same boat together. We all have something to deal everyday: ourselves.
If you had one final statement or quote you could leave for the Parkinson’s community, what would it be?

It´s not about be free from something, but to be free for something.
– Shizentai