Can You Take It With You?

Around 15 years ago, a friend gave me a card she had made. I stuck it on my bulletin board. Today as I removed it to look at it (“What is this card anyway? Why is it here?”) I saw that there are many pushpin holes in it – obviously throughout the years, I’ve removed...

My Web of Habits

My Web of Habits  (And My Arachnid Teacher)  In the Academy Award winning film, My Octopus Teacher, naturalist Craig Foster develops a deep relationship with a talented octopus who teaches him life lessons in her brief year on earth. The film has had such an impact on...

Are You Happy Yet?

Are You Happy Yet? I've often wondered whether the founding fathers of this country laid some esoteric curse on its citizens when they declared our right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." What did they have in mind by making it a pursuit, instead of...

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A Cure for Doomscrolling

I scroll down the NY Times feed with my morning coffee. Delta variant is threatening us. Delta 8 is offering to make me forget my fears. Delta Airlines is offering an escape with flexible cancellation. You know the rest of the headlines. I scroll and find that after...

Thumbs up for Thumbs!

I was pondering the wonders and stories of our anatomy the other day, and realized I could probably write a post about every part of myself. Who knows how long this inspiration will last, this could be a very long series! That led me to reflecting on my hands. When...

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Lavinia Plonka is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practioner and movement instructor. Her workshops explore the intersection between movement, emotions, and the mind. In addition to running Asheville Movement Center, Lavinia leads private lessons and workshops for all skill levels in throughout the world and online. Her writing includes several books and audio programs as well as her Creative Body newsletter.

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Greater Flexibility

Without painful stretching and effort.
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Better Balance

It’s just a few lessons away.
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Increased sex appeal

There’s nothing sexier than a confident, relaxed person with an elegant walk and an easy smile. Trust me. And there are more perks once you get your mojo back.
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Improved mental function

While there are no guarantees that you’ll find your keys more easily, you will find you are more alert, spontaneous and clear headed.
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Happiness

Learn how to use movement to re-balance and regulate your emotions.

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Lavinia’s on line lessons are an invaluable resource to get out of pain and get back to the ease that our body has capacity for…but we lost out of habit, stress or injury. Lavinia’s clarity and excellent teaching makes it simple do these lessons with her from the comfort of our own home. I am grateful Lavinia is committed to making this profound learning method available to as many people as possible thru her online series. If you haven’t tried it…. don’t wait! You’ll be glad!

Judy Greenman

Feldenkrais Center of the Florida Keys

I’m at a beginner level and this lesson was challenging. But I loved how Lavinia encouraged modifying it and playing with it. I found pleasureful movement that freed up my neck a lot, even if I didn’t do the lesson “properly.” I think that is one of Lavinia’s strengths, encouraging play. I love her voice very much. It’s soothing and therapeutic. It conveys a real sense of body and mind intelligence ready to help me heal.

Michael Mossey

You know how some people love to buy clothing, some chocolate or special food, still others video games? In the past, I’d enjoy buying a book now and then, and art supplies but what, I find, these days, what I look forward to owning is another Lavinia Plonka single downloaded lesson!

Just finished making friends with my sternum, and thought I’d write to you from Berlin with the thoughts of gratitude that go through my head every day I do one of your lessons. Your voice, your clarity, and thorough knowledge of what you’re teaching is a solace to me in these difficult times.

Sara Bloom

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Sometimes you just need an Awareness Through Movement lesson and there’s no class available. These lessons are edited audio files of some of Lavinia’s live online classes. Extraneous corrections and noises have been removed to give you a clean less.

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Lavinia Plonka
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Body language expert Lavinia Plonka has helped people improve their movement, behavior, relationships and careers for over 35 years. She guides clients through connecting the dots between posture/movement, emotions and the mind. Read more