With Body Language Expert
& Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher®
Lavinia Plonka

 
 
 

Learn how to release tension, anxiety, and physical pain to experience greater wellbeing and improve your physical agility through gentle, stress-free movement.

Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.
Moshe Feldenkrais
 

Are physical limitations or overwhelming stress holding you back? Do you dream of unlocking heightened potential and living a vibrant life filled with joy and wellbeing?

Imagine being able to enjoy moving through life, both physically and emotionally, with more confidence and less pain feeling empowered and grounded in your body, and resilient and calm in the face of life’s challenges.

All this is within your reach when you tap into the power of the Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® method to change your physical posture, rewire your musculoskeletal and nervous systems, and free your unhelpful emotional patterns.

Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher® Lavinia Plonka shares that your body is not an immutable substance but a shapeshifting sea of possibility that is mostly liquid.

Everything about you is in movement all the time your breath, your blood, your heart, your neurons jumping and dancing through your brain...

Lavinia explains that the power to transform physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually lies within a deeper understanding of how you move.

In our society, this power has been hidden because the might of the thinking mind has been overemphasized without stressing the importance of its connection to the rest of you.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a transformational process akin to inner alchemy that uses gentle, well-planned, and sophisticated movement sequences to help you transform how you move and how you move through life by reconnecting your mind with your body.

Feldenkrais lessons can help you transform physical pain and emotional distress into increased flexibility, improved balance, and enhanced vitality.

In a powerful new hour-long event with Lavinia, you’ll learn why the body is the mind, and the mind is the body...

... and how, through subtle movement, you can transmute the inner lead of physical impairments and emotional stress into the shining gold of physical dexterity and emotional wellbeing.

During the event, Lavinia will guide you through a movement practice to cultivate self-compassion through the power of self-touch, so you can sense the relationship of your limbs to your parts.

As you learn to move with greater awareness, you’ll strengthen your mental, physical, and emotional connections activating an increased sense of agency and helping you feel more resilient, cared for, and flexible.

 

In this 60-minute free online event, you’ll discover:

 
  • The true alchemical process of transformation and how Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement can help you achieve tangible results
  • How every emotion has a unique breath pattern and how attending to your breath can enhance emotional fluency
  • The importance of developing physical flexibility without straining to improve range of motion, balance, and health
  • How recognizing habitual postures and movements can increase choice in your life and help you proceed with greater intentionality
  • The joy of power posing and how you can use your posture to change your attitude
 
 
 

Lavinia has helped people improve their wellbeing, movement, behavior, relationships, and careers for over 35 years. Her unique expertise connects the dots between posture, movement, emotions, and the mind. Her training and professional career have included theater, dance, yoga, and the martial arts.

Whether you’re a healing professional, personal coach, yogi, Feldenkrais Practitioner®, movement teacher, or personal spiritual seeker, Lavinia’s unique synthesis of diverse movement and healing modalities can help you fully inhabit yourself in an embodied way so you can experience greater physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

Lavinia’s students consistently report feeling a renewed sense of hope, self-awareness, and re-engagement with their bodies. One of the most profound benefits people experience is to use one participant’s words leaving “chronic pain in the dust.”

During this powerful hour, you’ll also learn how you can continue on this healing and transformative path with Lavinia in her new 7-week course, where you’ll delve deeper into gentle Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement practices...

... developing more functional habits through intentional and attentional movement, so you can open new possibilities for your body and your life.

This potent program can help you reduce physical pain, increase flexibility, improve your balance, and enhance your vibrance, as you enjoy stress-free movement in a safe, non-competitive environment.

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Join this FREE video event with Lavinia Plonka and experience improved physical and emotional wellbeing through alchemy of movement with the Feldenkrais Method®.

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What People Are Saying About Lavinia Plonka...

 
 
“... feeling taller, stronger, pain-free, and awakened...”

In practicing Feldenkrais, it looks and feels like you’re doing next to nothing, yet the effects are profound. Taking Lavinia’s classes always leaves me feeling taller, stronger, pain-free, and awakened to the potential of a better me. The power in the art of the subtle can’t be emphasized enough, and Lavinia delivers it with fun, precision, and grace.
Merina Ty-Kisera, LAc, DiplAc, author of Acupressure With Essential Oils

“... free up our bodies, relax our minds, and open our hearts.”

Lavinia Plonka is one of the most engaging, brilliant, fun instructors I have ever experienced in any field. My students in the Florida Keys and I personally have benefited from Lavinia’s unique blend of somatic modalities that free up our bodies, relax our minds, and open our hearts. Lavinia’s profound understanding and easy-to-follow teaching of the Feldenkrais Method is refreshing, entertaining, and life-changing.
Judy Greenman, Body Brain Freedom

“... unlocking the power of the Feldenkrais Method to free attention and create greater ease...”

Lavinia Plonka has an easy, understated teaching style that gracefully unwinds her vast formal and intuitive knowledge of the body and its metaphors, unlocking the power of the Feldenkrais Method to free attention and create greater ease in our bodies and in our lives. If you have an opportunity to study with her, I recommend it.
Mike Morrell, co-founder of ReWilder and collaborating author with Richard Rohr on The Divine Dance

“Lavinia... helps you know your body in easy and accessible ways that lead to transformation.”

Lavinia is an engaging and expert movement teacher who helps you know your body in easy and accessible ways that lead to transformation. I’m consistently amazed at how small movements have huge effects.
Leanne Cusumano Roque, president of Shine Like the Sun and author of the award-winning book, Live Light: Simple Steps

 

About Lavinia Plonka

Body language expert Lavinia Plonka has helped people improve their movement, behavior, health, and careers for over 35 years. Her unique expertise connects the dots between posture, movement, emotions, and the mind. Lavinia is the founder of Kinēsa®, an educational process that integrates movement, science, and ancient wisdom traditions.

Lavinia’s training and professional career have included theater, dance, yoga, and the martial arts. A former vice president of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America, she has taught the Feldenkrais Method® for over 30 years, is a lead instructor of the Emotional Body® and an ISMETA Master Somatic Movement Educator. Her theater credits include the Guggenheim Museum’s Learning Through Art program, international tours, commercials for Nickelodeon, and more.

Lavinia has written several books exploring the intersection of movement, awareness, and wellbeing, including What Are You Afraid Of? which has been translated into seven languages. She is director of the Asheville Movement Center in North Carolina, where she maintains a busy private practice.

 
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