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Relax. Recharge. Re-boot your nervous system.

Feldenkrais famously said, “It’s not flexible bodies I’m after, it’s flexible brains.” But they go together. During this delicious week we will explore the connections between movement and our ability to think, create and express. You will rejuvenate your body as you sharpen your mind and reduce unnecessary stress. Pura Vida! 





Two to three Awareness Through Movement lessons per day (depending on other activities)


Beach and relaxation time


Inspiring activities and dialog for practical application to the lessons


Optional excursions to wonderful Costa Rican sites

Who will benefit?

Bodyworkers – Experience practical movement approaches for yourself and your clients.

Feldenkrais teachers – Enhance your observational abilities and integrate new understanding of how Awareness Through Movement can help people realize their “avowed and unavowed dreams.” 

Mental Health Professionals – Discover somatic strategies that don’t involve touch but help release old stories

General public –Enjoy a luxurious and rewarding learning experience. 


You integrated Feldenkrais & spirit & mind into a wonderful flow.

Jodi Freedman GCFP, History Teacher

Barcelona Workshop 2014

Thank you again for the life-changing three days. For the first time in many years, I drove without any pain in my shoulders. It freed me from a decade of darkness. 

John Carter

Art of Living Retreat 2018

A perfect blend of Feldenkrais and thought provoking activities.


Kurt Schweizer

Mexico Workshop 2012

A masterfully blended experience. Lavinia rocks!


Rick Derrickson PT, GCFP

Costa Rica Workshop 2015

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. Her unique expertise connects the dots among posture/movement, emotions and the mind. Read more