Workshop: This Is Your Brain On Art« Back to Events
Saturday, October 24th, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
East Wing | Upstairs Gallery
$15 for Members; $20 for Non-Members
This Is Your Brain On Art: Movement, Neuroplasticity and Self-image
Introducing The Feldenkrais Method® with Lavinia Plonka
Research is showing that art and movement are two of the best avenues for maintaining healthy brains. Mindful practices such as Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement make both body and mind more flexible. This workshop combines Feldenkrais with an art experience that explores the human figure and our self-image. Awareness Through Movement lessons are delightful, safe sequences designed to connect body and mind. The meditative movements emphasize awareness, not performance, and can be done by anyone. You’ll never look at art, or yourself, the same way again.
Lavinia Plonka has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method internationally for over 20 years. Her workshops are a creative synthesis of her 30 years in the theater. Lavinia’s books and audio programs have helped thousands. She is director of Asheville Movement Center and the beloved columnist of CosmiComedy in WNC Woman Magazine. For more information about Lavinia and the Feldenkrais Method, please visit www.laviniaplonka.com.
Participants should bring a mat or towel. Class size is limited and advanced registration is recommended. Please register by calling the Museum at 828.253.3227.