Lavinia Plonka (Lead Instructor/Trainer) is a body language expert helping people improve their movement, behavior, relationships and careers for over 35 years. Her unique expertise connects the dots among posture/movement, emotions and the mind. Lavinia’ s training and professional career have included theater, dance, yoga and the martial arts. 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 an instructor of the emotional effector patterns, Alba Emoting™ and the Emotional Body® courses, and is a certified Feldenkrais® practitioner. She is the author of several books, including What Are You Afraid Of?: A Body/Mind to Courageous Living, and Walking Your Talk: Changing Your Life Through the Magic of Body Language.

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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)