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With Body Language Expert &
Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Teacher®
Lavinia Plonka
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:00pm Pacific / 3:00pm Eastern
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Receive subtle, yet powerful Feldenkrais practices to calm your nervous system, increase your breathing capacity, and boost your resilience and wellbeing.

A flexible body = resilience in life...

... an important quality to cultivate when you want to stay physically and emotionally healthy.

Yet, many of us aren’t moving in the ways we used to. We’re spending more time sitting, glued to our computer, eyes focused forward, neck and shoulders hunched and tense, belly and diaphragm contracted, our breathing shallow.

A lot of us are also holding underlying fear and anxiety throughout our bodies, and possibly grief or emotional wounding from PTSD, too.

Now’s the time to address unbeneficial physical patterns and postures, as well as pent-up tensions and emotions, because they can not only stunt your physical and emotional resilience...

... they can impact your immune system, creating emotional pain patterns in your body and increasing your susceptibility to dis-ease.

The Feldenkrais Method offers you a new lens for seeing the mixed messages your brain is giving and receiving — as it tries to navigate old wounds, new fears, and constant reactions to our ever-changing world — and how these messages can cause much of your physical pain and discomfort.

In this self-empowering new virtual event, celebrated body language expert Lavinia Plonka will show you how this proven method can help you get moving — even if you’re still sheltering in place — to reawaken your flexibility, balance, and resilience...

... AND make you feel better. You’ll even experience more clarity to help you better navigate your days, and bring more peace and creativity into your life.

As you’ll discover, your thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and movements are closely interrelated — and influence each other in powerful ways.

These revolutionary practices harness the power of safe, subtle, sophisticated movements to teach you how to literally reorganize yourself — resulting in improved range of motion, reduced pain, a calmer nervous system, and greater wellbeing.

Lavinia will guide you to move with minimum effort and maximum efficiency — not through muscular effort, but through increased consciousness of how movement actually works.

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

  • Understand why your body’s flexibility dictates how physically and emotionally resilient you are — and receive simple movements to increase your agility and resilience
  • Learn how to take a relaxed diaphragmatic breath and more fully exhale to better nourish your cells and increase your breathing capacity
  • Discover the connection between eye strain, neck and head tension, and balance — and experience a short exercise to relax your eyes
  • Be given a relaxing hand-and-wrist exercise to ease repetitive-movement stress — especially stress resulting from computer use
  • Experience a “self-hug” that awakens the space between your shoulder blades, ribs, and spine — and helps you feel less stuck, relieve neck tension, and improve posture

The way you move in your life — and your posture and habitual tensions — are the result of your brain constantly telling your body a particular story through sensations.

Through subtle movements, you can “retell” your story to calm your nervous system, come into heightened self-awareness, expand your repertoire of movement, and improve your flexibility, resilience, and vitality.

When your whole body cooperates in movement, and when maximum efficiency is achieved with minimum effort, you have the energy to unleash your powers of creativity, intuition, healthy sexuality, and more.

Lavinia has helped people improve their movement, wellbeing, 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.

During this free mini-workshop, you’ll also be among the first to hear details about how you can continue your work with Lavinia in an all-new intensive online training, where you’ll learn simple, yet powerful, somatic practices to help you reconnect with YOU, your body, and others...

These movements are designed to help you increase agility and self-awareness, calm your nervous system, lessen physical and emotional pain, and boost your resilience and wellbeing as you navigate our changing world.

Sign Up Now

Join this FREE video event with Lavinia Plonka and receive subtle, yet powerful Feldenkrais practices to calm your nervous system, increase your breathing capacity, and boost your resilience and wellbeing.

Free Video Event

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:00pm Pacific / 3:00pm Eastern

Your information is safe with us! We’ll never share or sell it, and will use it only to send you notifications about this program and other related information from The Shift Network. Each email we send contains an unsubscribe link for your convenience.

What People Are Saying About Lavinia Plonka...

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

In practicing Feldenkrais, it looks and feels like you are doing next to nothing, yet the effects are profound. Taking Lavinia’s classes always leave 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 Livinia 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 body, relax our mind, 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 of 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

“I feel more graceful, flexible, responsive, and creative in my movement.”

Lately I’ve been appreciating the body awareness I’ve found in Feldenkrais. I feel more graceful, flexible, responsive, and creative in my movement. A few weeks ago on a VERY windy day I was just outside the grocery story when a gust blew a heavy portable sign right at me. I curved my body in a big arch and the sign zinged by, narrowly missing me. One observer said “Wow, that was martial arts!” I said “THAT was Feldenkrais!” Thanks Lavinia, my Feldenkrais guide!
— Yvette Odell, Musician

About Lavinia Plonka

Lavinia Plonka is a body language expert who has helped people improve their movement, behavior, relationships, and careers for over 35 years. Her unique expertise connects the dots between posture/movement, emotions, and the mind.

Lavinia’s training and professional career have included theater, dance, yoga, and the martial arts. She has taught the Feldenkrais Method for over 25 years and is also an Assistant Trainer. Lavinia is a level CL4 teacher of the Alba Method and an Emotional Body Instructor. She was an artist in residence for the Guggenheim Museum, and a movement consultant for theater and television companies around the world, from the Irish National Folk Theater to Nickelodeon.

From Esalen to the Council on Aging, from Beijing to Mexico, Lavinia’s popular workshops explore the intersection between movement, emotions, and the mind. She is currently the director of Asheville Movement Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Lavinia’s writing includes several books and audio programs.

Sign Up Now

Join this FREE video event with Lavinia Plonka and receive subtle, yet powerful Feldenkrais practices to calm your nervous system, increase your breathing capacity, and boost your resilience and wellbeing.

Free Video Event

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:00pm Pacific / 3:00pm Eastern

Your information is safe with us! We’ll never share or sell it, and will use it only to send you notifications about this program and other related information from The Shift Network. Each email we send contains an unsubscribe link for your convenience.