Discover how the gentle movements of the Feldenkrais Method can unlock transformative archetypal energies within you... to build resilience, address emotional and physical pain & liberate your truest Self.
We each hold incredible archetypal strengths within us... whether we’re aware of them or not...
A Warrior who grounds and centers us, and helps us to show up and stand in our power.
A Teacher who is listening with every breath, and responding instead of reacting.
A Healer connecting our attention to the power in our hands and how we nourish ourselves and others.
And a Visionary able to focus, find clarity, and see what is needed to live a balanced life.
These characteristics (or archetypes) are within us all, and learning to activate, access, and integrate their energies can provide exciting new insights into the Self, including greater awareness and a pathway to liberating, self-loving, and empowering new ways of being.
AND when you weave your awareness of these archetypes with gentle, exploratory movements that can help you unlock their transformative qualities, you open the door to a unique, holistic approach to physical and emotional healing...
... an exciting hybrid modality that couples your innate propensity for embodying these archetypal characters’ strengths with your intuitive ability to tune in to your body.
During this fascinating hour, body language expert and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher Lavinia Plonka will share — online for the first time — about her powerful teachings that meld the Feldenkrais Method® and its subtle, sophisticated movements with an inner exploration of four key archetypes that can awaken and strengthen us... particularly in these unsettling times.
How you move is how you move through life. Lavinia will show you how accessing the somatic wisdom of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary archetypes within can move you to the life you want.
You’ll learn how moving in new ways can not only alleviate pain, improve range of motion, and build resilience but can liberate parts of your personality so you can become more fully alive and the person you’re meant to be — while also boosting your overall emotional and physical wellbeing.
You’ll discover how you can become an anthropologist of your own body, exploring your inner landscape — both physical and emotional — through intentional and gentle movement to discover how your inner Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary dwell within you.
You’ll discover how this process can give you healing insights into how your body moves, where it gets “stuck,” and how and where these beneficial archetypal energies may be blocked. The strength of the Warrior, for example, emanates from the pelvis.
You literally learn to recognize yourself through movement and begin to see the story your physicality tells... beyond the verbal stories you tell yourself.
During this highly-experiential 60 minutes with Lavinia, you’ll:
- Learn about a powerful approach to emotional and physical healing that melds the gentle, mindful movements of the Feldenkrais Method with awareness of archetypal energies within you
- Discover 4 key archetypes — the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary — where their energies constellate in your body, and how they can help you release painful patterns and embody new, empowering ways of being
- Discover how subtle movements and awareness of the body’s somatic cues can awaken archetypal powers to release physical and emotional blocks to self-love, wellbeing, and living life fully
- Experience a breathing exercise focused on contraction and expansion to connect with the Teacher energies within you and liberate your ability to be flexible and responsive
- Experience a gentle jaw-releasing exercise to connect with your inner Warrior and ability to navigate stressful challenges (you’ll be surprised at how jaw tension connects to movement of the lower back and pelvis)
Lavinia has helped thousands 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.
In this compelling hour, she’ll share how subtle movements can help you “retell” your story, calm your nervous system, come into heightened self-awareness, and expand your repertoire of movement... for a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.
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 7-week online training...
... where you’ll dive much deeper into simple, yet powerful, mind-body practices that incorporate the Feldenkrais Method with archetypal exploration for a powerful approach to wholeness, wellness, and navigating these unsettling times.
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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 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 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 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
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 over 25 years, and is also a trainer of other practitioners. Lavinia is also a level CL4 teacher of the Alba Method and an Emotional Body instructor.
Her professional artistic endeavors include an artist-in-residence for the Guggenheim Museum, and being 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 Asheville Movement Center in Asheville, North Carolina, offering a complete movement curriculum, including workshops and private lessons. Lavinia’s writing includes several books and audio programs.