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Waking up to Awareness Through Movement® as an Agent of Transformation

Broadcast on June 05, 2023
With Lavinia Plonka
Hosted by Dr. Martha Eddy, RSMT

Like the movie Everything Everywhere All At Once, you are actually experiencing a universe of moving, thinking, sensing, and feeling at every moment. Or are you? Moshe Feldenkrais spoke of the importance of unifying all these parts in order to be a “real human being.” Join Lavinia Plonka as she discusses how movement can open a window to a deeper experience of the self. Can it improve your emotional life? What did Feldenkrais mean when he said, “It's not flexible bodies I'm after, but flexible brains.” 

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How your physical, mental, and emotional centers respond to intentional movement
  • An experiential Awareness Through Movement® lesson that connects the dots between posture and emotion
  • How Awareness Through Movement® can support a deeper understanding of chakras, mythology, and more
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Lavinia Plonka

Body Language Expert & Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher®

Body language expert Lavinia Plonka has helped people improve their movement, behavior, health, and careers for over 35 years. Her unique expertise connects the dots between posture, movement, emotions, and the mind. Lavinia is the founder of Kinēsa®, an educational process that integrates movement, science, and ancient wisdom traditions. 

Lavinia’s training and professional career have included theater, dance, yoga, and martial arts. A former vice president of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America, she has taught the Feldenkrais Method® for over 30 years, is a lead instructor of the Emotional Body® and an ISMETA Master Somatic Movement Educator. Her theater credits include the Guggenheim Museum’s Learning Through Art program, international tours, commercials for Nickelodeon, and more. 

Lavinia has written several books exploring the intersection of movement, awareness, and wellbeing, including What Are You Afraid Of? which has been translated into seven languages. She is director of the Asheville Movement Center in North Carolina, where she maintains a busy private practice.

Lavinia Plonka