Lavinia Plonka is a Body language expert who has helped people improve their movement, behavior, relationships and careers for over 35 years. 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 a level CL4 teacher of the Alba Method. She was an artist in residence for the Guggenheim Museum and movement consultant for theater and television companies around the world, from the Irish National Folk Theater to Nickelodeon. 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. Lavinia’s writing includes several books and audio programs. Visit her website at

Lavinia Plonka is here to help you reach highest levels of emotional awareness through movement.

Q1-02:16: I’ve read a very long list of achievements about your career and I’m curious, of all of the things you’ve done, what are you most proud of?

Q2-04:12: We’ve had Laura Bond as a guest who is Alba method teach, and I know you’ve worked with her. How did this relationship begin? How did you find each other?

Q3-06:30: You’ve taught Feldenkrais method for over 25 years. Can you tell us a little bit about it? 

Q4-09:19: How does this method actually connect all of those things you’ve mentioned? What is the root here that allows people to make this connection?

Q5-15:47: Who tends to benefit the most from your method?

Q6-22:47: From your experience, where do people tend to hold their ANGER, physically? What are some ways that help people relieve it?

Q7-29:38: Are GRIEF and anger harboring in the same vicinity or do you find there’s enough  difference to distinguish the two?

Q8-40:04: Out of all of your publications, which one would you recommend to the listeners of our podcast?

Q9-43:20: One of our listeners, Neil from London wants to know how much exercise is enough to achieve perfect mental balance? 

Q10-48:26: Where can we read, hear, or see more of you? 


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