Lavinia Plonka (Lead Instructor/Trainer) is a body language expert who has helped people improve their movement, behavior, relationships and careers for over 40 years. Lavinia’s training and professional career have included theater, dance, yoga and the martial arts. She has taught The Feldenkrais Method® for almost 30 years and is also an Assistant Trainer. Lavinia is a teacher of Alba Emoting and an Emotional Body® Lead Instructor. She is the co-host of the Feldenkrais Awareness Summit and a faculty member on the Shift Network. Lavinia’s popular workshops explore the intersection between movement, emotions and the mind. She is currently the director of Asheville Movement Center in Asheville, NC, offering a complete movement curriculum including workshops and private lessons. Lavinia’s writing includes several books and audio programs covering subjects from fear to TMJ. 

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Location: Western North Carolina area

I attended the course with my mother and found it appropriate for all ages and backgrounds. Laura and Lavinia are wonderful instructors, both kind and professional. They created a safe engaging space for learning about emotional effector patterns. I enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it to others!" ~ Sarah Leibov, Feldenkrais Practitioner (Asheville Training, 2019)