Aviva Method or Aviva Dance is a physical exercise system that claims to stimulate the related glands for optimal reproductive hormone secretion. The name of the method is given by its developer, Aviva Gabriella Steiner, a Hungarian origin Israeli ballet dancer and PE teacher.
AVIVA Dance was developed by the Hungarian origin Israeli AVIVA Gabriella Steiner after 28 years of research and experiment. She’s brought up by parents, whom, active in sport, taught her to rely on the curing effect of physical movements in case of any health problems. She always believed that as we can control bowel movement and release of urine, it is possible to control the female periodic cycle. She learnt everything about movements as a student of Gertrud Kraus, the world famous Israeli ballet dancer, then as a ballerina in the Opera House of Tel Aviv, later as a physiotherapist at the Medical University and in the Hadassah University Clinic. Finally, between 1966 and 69 when teaching gymnastic and health restoring exercises for women of 40plus, she could successfully find the key for her exercise system. The discovery happened when her exercises resulted in menstruation for even those in the group who thought to pass menopause. Gabriella Steiner then crystallized her technique until she, together with the practicing person, could achieve these results consistently, and she built a series of exercises consisting out of 18 dance looking like steps. Toma Ŝik, an Israeli pacifist, brought the method out from Israel around 1997. Later on, one of Aviva Gabriella Steiner’s students, a Hungarian yoga instructor and PE teacher, Livia Toth combined the method with diet and reached good results with several feminine health problems. Based on the Aviva Method Adelheid Ohlig developed Luna Yoga.
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- Aviva Módszer nőknek és férfiaknak - Gyakorlatok a hormonális egyensúlyért és a termékenységért, Aviva Alapítvány, 2016, ISBN 978-963-12-5698-7
- Aviva Dance: Basic Steps, Katalin Csehek, 2015, ISBN 978-963-12-3756-6
- Natural Healing in Gynaecology: A Manual for Women (Pandora's Health S), Rina Nissim, 1986, ISBN 0-86358-069-6
- Az Aviva Módszer I-II kötet / Aviva’s Method, Tóth Lívia & Aviva Steiner
- A Masodik Sziv –Katalin Csehek, Forties Lifestyle Company, 2011, ISBN 978-963-08-2271-8
- Vital fertility and Sexuality, Adelheid Ohlig, 1994, AshTree Publishing, ISBN 0-9614620-6-X
- Die bewegte Frau. Luna-Yoga von Adelheid Ohlig und Yvonnne Günther (Gebundene Ausgabe - 4. Dezember 2007) ISBN 978-3-485-01207-2