Lavinia Findikoglu has been teaching Gyrotonic and Pilates in Los Angeles since 2006. A classically trained dancer, she received her BA from the Boston Conservatory in ballet and modern dance. While still performing professionally, Lavinia has found a true passion for sharing the joy of movement with others. She strives to guide her clients to achieve a higher level of understanding their bodies, and in doing so not only heightening their physical awareness, but uplifting themselves on an emotional and spiritual level as well.
With a natural affinity for motion and a keen eye for the kinetic needs of others she works with clients to help them achieve their individualized goals. Lavinia has experience working with people in all walks of life, whether they are healthy adults, teenagers, pre and professional dancers, those seeking rehabilitation from injury or surgery, back pain, coping with affected motor skills (ie: Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Scoliosis), athletes, people with little to no movement or fitness experience, and pre and post pregnancy.
Lavinia is certified in the following: Gyrotonic Level 1 and 2, Gyrokinesis, Jump Stretch Board, Leg Extension Unit, Gyrotoner, and is an official Gyrotonic Pre-Trainer. Pilates mat and equipment certification through Long Beach Dance Conditioning.