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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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!
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.
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.
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Lavinia offers a variety of online and in-person workshops, as well as one-on-one Feldenkrais.
Keeping Your Balance$65.00 View Details
Join me in an exploration of strategies for improving inner and outer balance, leading us to harmony and one of the three graces: Beauty.
Making the Easy…Elegant$65.00 View Details
Explore how to find elegance in a series of Awareness Through Movement lessons that would make even the Three Graces long to join us.
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? 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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single lesson downloads
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.
Single Lesson Downloads are $2.99 each and in mp3 format.
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