Four Afternoon Immersion 1-5 PM
February 8 – 1st and 2nd Chakras – Getting to the Core of Yourself
March 21 – 3rd and 4th Chakras – Trust Your Gut, Know Your Heart
April 25 – 5th and 6th Chakras – See Clearly and Speak Your Truth
June 20 – 7th Chakra – Downloading Wisdom From the Crown – Co-taught with Candy Conino
If your brain map informs your nervous system. the chakras are a map of your energy system. Since each chakra governs specific functions and emotions, it can easily connect with how certain Awareness Through Movement® lessons inform and support the nervous system.
I’ve studied the correspondences between the chakra system, the nervous system and Awareness Through Movement for years, and I think I’m finally ready to invite you to join me in this exploration. This immersion will take place over four Saturdays. You can sign up for all four (with a special discount) or take them individually.
Whether you have studied the chakras, appreciate their metaphor, or have no experience, you will benefit from exploring this energy system alongside Awareness Through Movement® lessons. Each afternoon will include opportunities for self- discovery as we navigate the brainbody along with this ancient system of study. No experience necessary, just come with your curiosity.
- February 8 – The first chakra, also called the root chakra, grounds you and your relationships to your history, your tribe and your family. It is your support system – from the arches of your feet to your pelvic floor. The second chakra illuminates your pelvic region, as well as that sacred sacrum, connecting you to your core values, as well the power to control and let go.
- March 21 – The third chakra empowers your solar plexus, informing your intuitive gut, galvanizing your will and wish, energizing your spine and organs to take action. The fourth chakra speaks to your heart felt emotions with every breath.
- April 25 – The fifth chakra gives voice to your truth, as well as giving you the power to choose what to take in as both nourishment and impressions. The sixth chakra is your power to see both outside and in.
- June 20 – The seventh chakra is your highest self, opening the door to the universe. We will learn how to be truly open and aligned: our legs feel the power, our gut feels the conviction, our hearts feel the delight and our heads will know it’s right. This special session will be co-taught with Candy Conino.
Lavinia Plonka is an internationally recognized expert on body language and expression. Her twenty years as an award winning mime and choreographer led to a life long passion for understanding the relationship between our emotions and expression. She is the author of several books, including two on body language. These best sellers have been translated into six languages. Lavinia is a master teacher of the Feldenkrais Method, and an Emotional Body instructor. Lavinia’s unique workshops synthesize her vast somatic experience with cutting edge research from the fields of neuroscience, biology and philosophy.
Candy Conino is a physical therapist (UNC-CH ’83) and a Feldenkrais® teacher. She specializes in treating people with complex pain and movement disorders. In 1992 she decided that standard rehabilitation efforts were not quite enough, and began her professional study of movement and awareness. She’s been in private practice since 1995, working with people of all ages and abilities to restore them to pain free balance, grace, and power.
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