Stephen Opper

B.A., NCLMBT #2955

Stephen Opper practices Structural Bodywork, and teaches Therapeutic, and Natural Movement Systems in Asheville, North Carolina

Classes and Events:

The Dao of Movement

Cultivating Body, Breath, and Mind

Structure and fluidity, hardness and softness, Movement and Stillness.

presented in the context of therapeutics, generalized movement, and martial arts.

Mondays, 7:30-9:00 pm

at the violet owl wellness, 62 wall st, Asheville NC.  (payment through  the Violet owl)

Co-taught with Luke White, teacher of movement, meditation, and martial arts

And Stephen Opper, movement consultant, internal martial artist, and bodyworker

No previous experience required, moderate intensity


walking workshop asheville

The Art of Walking


A Feldenkrais/Qi Gong Workshop

Taught by Stephen Opper and Lavinia Plonka

Saturday, June 3, 1 – 5 PM

Register through

Learn to step lightly, avoid injury and enjoy longer, more refreshing walks. Reduce aches and pains and discover the intelligence of your own body’s ability to navigate both gravity and ground forces.

Lavinia and Stephen are combining skills and strategies to bring you better balance, easier propulsion and more power to your walk.

I will be approaching walking from a diversity of perspectives: clinical bodywork, movement, martial arts, Qi Gong, biomechanics, evolutionary biology, and anthropology.

Lavinia Plonka Asheville



Lavinia Plonka is an internationally recognized body- language expert. She has taught The Feldenkrais Method® for over 25 years and is a level CL4 teacher of the Alba Method. Her popular workshops explore the intersection between movement, emotions and the mind. She is currently the director of Asheville Movement Center in Asheville, NC.






Private and group instruction available, call (828)231-5031

or E-mail


                        “Stephen Opper's Natural Movement System is both methodical and       intuitive;  like the gears of a clock range of motion is explored throughout the body joint by joint. In one hour I came away with stretches, stances, and especially theory that targeted some of the stickiest parts of my body.” Daniel J. Asheville






Private and group instruction available (828)231-5031