Experience the promise of physical and emotional freedom with the Kinēsa process. Through liberating the trapped emotional habits you carry, you’ll begin a somatic journey to enhance your physical health, emotional life, mental acuity, and spiritual practice — and help others do the same.
Learn about an unprecedented opportunity to join an interdisciplinary Teacher Training Certification program with one of today’s leading body movement experts — so you can share this healing work with others.
What if your hip pain was actually a story crying out to be heard?
And what if opening to and understanding that story was the key to your bodily liberation?
Somatic practitioners have long known that our most primal emotions often become trapped within us — and become stories connected to particular parts of the body.
For example, the hips are where we hide some of our deepest emotions — sometimes even from ourselves.
Fear or anxiety can translate into a physical protective reflex in the hip flexors, while grief can cause you to pull inward and contract this area without realizing it. What’s more, shock can result in a rigid or “frozen” hip and pelvis area — and through compensation can impact other areas of your body.
By bringing fluidity and movement back into your hip area with gentle, focused movements, you can greatly reduce pain and tension, improve flexibility and balance — and live your life to its highest potential.
The same is true with EVERY other part of your body. Your body has an unlimited range of ways to tell its deeper stories — and when you learn to listen and move in new ways, you open a brand-new dialogue with your subconscious and your soul.
What decades of frontier work in somatics have shown is that simply understanding these ideas is not enough. By building an awareness of how you move, you can navigate any emotional and physical challenges that you’re carrying from the past. Unaddressed, these areas of constriction and pain become obstacles that prevent you from living your best life, says body language expert and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher® Lavinia Plonka.
Lavinia developed a powerful somatic movement approach that builds upon best practices in the field and her decades of teaching Feldenkrais to help you address any issue that limits your ability to live the healthy, pain-free, joyful, purpose-filled, and creative life that is your birthright.
She calls it the Kinēsa™ process:
- KIN: Kinesis/Movement
- E: Emotion
- S: Sensation
- A: Attention
Are you ready to take a deep dive into your somatic movement work to explore the upper reaches of your potential?
Are you a teacher, therapist, or bodyworker who’s passionate about developing your professional skills — and then transmitting and sharing this powerful new synthesis with others?
Join us for this powerful hour-long event as Lavinia guides you through an introduction to this life-changing work — and gives you a taste of the benefits that are possible by guiding you through a seated Kinēsa movement practice that uses Attention to transform painful Sensations and Emotions into freedom, flexibility, and relief.
As you’ll experience for yourself, unlocking the story in your hip joints and moving your body more freely also moves what’s inside you — freeing your body, mind, and spirit to do the great work of connecting to your highest purpose.
A trailblazing body language expert and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher®, Lavinia is an Emmy-nominated choreographer, prolific author, and former artist-in-residence at the Guggenheim Museum.
Lavinia has helped people all over the world improve their movement, behavior, relationships, and careers for over 40 years. Her training and professional career led her to develop Kinēsa, which connects the dots between posture and movement, emotions, the mind, and spirit.
Join us and experience how Lavinia’s Kinēsa process can help you understand the source of your own pain — physical and emotional — and begin to release the emotional stories you’ve been carrying in your hips with gentle movements, self-responsibility, and self-care.
In this hour-long free online event, you’ll explore:
- Lavinia’s powerful movement lesson, “Unlocking the Story in Your Hip Joints”
- How your hip joints are connected to your most primal emotions — and how releasing these emotions improves everything from your posture, to back pain, to your overall sense of wellbeing
- The relationship between your breath and freedom of movement — and how your posture, breath, and face send instant messages to your nervous system, creating the sensations that become your emotions
- How you can cultivate an increased sense of freedom and energy with gentle, focused movements
- A seated Kinēsa practice to experience hip and pelvis relief — so you can release and liberate trapped emotions, freeing yourself to move through the world with elegance, grace, and power
During the event, you’ll also learn about an extraordinary opportunity to participate in The Shift Network’s Somatic Movement Teacher Training Certification program with Lavinia, where you’ll take a deep dive into the Kinēsa™ process.
Lavinia will reveal new details about this certification program, including the extended 120-minute class sessions, integration sessions, assigned small-group cohorts, elective sessions, esteemed guest faculty — and the growing global Kinēsa community you’ll become an integral part of.
As Lavinia will explain, during this certification process you’ll learn and practice innumerable movement lessons combined with a multidisciplinary approach that includes modern neuroscience, ancient wisdom, and more. You’ll improve your emotional life, physical health, overall wellbeing, and mental abilities — and connect to something fundamental within yourself... AND help others do the same as a professional Kinēsa practitioner.
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Join this FREE video event with Lavinia Plonka and experience the Kinēsa process. Through liberating the trapped emotional habits you carry, you’ll begin a somatic journey to enhance your physical health, emotional life, mental acuity, and spiritual practice — and help others do the same.
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What People Are Saying About Lavinia Plonka...
“... feeling taller, stronger, pain-free, and awakened...”
In practicing Feldenkrais, it looks and feels like you’re doing next to nothing, yet the effects are profound. Taking Lavinia’s classes always leaves 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 Lavinia 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 bodies, relax our minds, 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 on 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
About Lavinia Plonka
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 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 30 years and is also a certified Assistant Trainer. A former vice president of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America, she was communications director for many years.
The director of the Asheville Movement Center in Asheville, North Carolina, she is a level CL4 teacher of the Alba Method and a Lead Instructor of the Emotional Body. 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 the director of the Asheville Movement Center in Asheville, North Carolina.
Lavinia’s popular international workshops and trainings explore the intersection between movement, emotions, spirit, and the mind. Lavinia’s writings include several books which have been translated into eight languages, as well as hundreds of online on-demand classes.