It seems there’s no escaping back pain. Whether it’s the chronic, debilitating kind that has impacted 80% of adults in the US, the occasional stiffness experienced after too much work, or after sleeping, or the result of an injury – back pain has turned into a multi-billion dollar industry. Yet there is a simple solution: movement. Study after study shows that reclaiming movement is the solution to most back pain, but an even better approach is using mindful movement, bringing mind and body together. In a recent NY Times article, science writer Jane Brody describes the benefits of the Feldenkrais Method.

Join master teacher and certified practitioner, Lavinia Plonka, to discover how to free yourself from back pain without the use of drugs or surgery by using the renowned Feldenkrais Method®. Learn subtle, sophisticated movements that take stress off the spine, improve your range of motion and reduce your pain enabling you to live a fuller life.

Whether you want to recover your freedom and mobility, or you are a healing professional wanting to help others, this workshop offers pleasurable, non-stressful strategies for learning how to free yourself from back pain. Join the movement revolution and take charge of your back!

No movement experience is necessary.


About the Teacher

Lavinia Plonka healed her own back pain using The Feldenkrais Method®. This inspired her to become a certified practitioner. Lavinia is considered a master teacher, as well as an internationally recognized expert in body language, offering workshops around the world. She is also the author of several bestselling books, including What Are You Afraid Of? A Body/Mind Approach to Courageous Living. Lavinia is director of Asheville Movement Center in NC, former Vice President of The North American Feldenkrais Guild and loves every opportunity to awaken people’s potential for joy. Lavinia lives by Moshe Feldenkrais’ maxim, “Movement is life. Without movement, life is unthinkable.”


4:00 – 7:00pm: Check in/Art of Living Retreat Center Orientation
7:00 – 8:30pm: Introduction

9:30am – 12:00pm: Morning Session
2:00pm – 5:30pm: Afternoon Session

9:30am – 12:00pm: Morning Session
2:00pm – 5:30pm: Afternoon Session

9:30 – 11:00am: Morning Session

*Schedule subject to change

Date & Time

Starts: Aug 23, 2018 04:00 PM

Ends: Aug 26, 2018 11:00 AM


Lavinia Plonka


Starting at $702

Includes room, meals & tuition


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