Practising the Aviva method is a possible way to energise your body, it restores  hormonal balance, enhances fertility and boosts  femininity. It  facilitates the self-healing process in the female body and helps restoring the optimal age appropiate health.

The regularly practiced method has proven its effectiveness for decades, it may be a  medication-free, natural solution  for increased fertility, regular ovulation, regular and painless periods. It may effectively treat symptoms of the menopause and incontinence.

  The Aviva method can also be a powerful prevention tool,  it contributes to preventing the symptoms of the above conditions, therefore we should not wait until a specific condition develops, but start practising the method before this actually happens..

The exercises of the method are not strenuous, are moderate that are to be carried out precisely.

The Aviva method was developed by dancer-physiotherapist Aviva Gabriela Steiner and it reflects more than 25 years of observation, experiencing and practicing.


The Aviva method encompasses a sequence of exercises that increase blood-flow to and within all reproductive organs, strengthen the muscles of the lower abdominal area and sphincter muscles. By exercising on a regular basis, the respective organs will benefit from a more steady supply of fresh arterial blood that nourishes the organs of the pelvic region, improves hormonal communications, enhances reproductive health, supports the self healing ability of the body that helps in the healing of  gynaecological problems,.

  • Attention! 
  • The Aviva method is not recommended in case of cancer or suspected cancer.
  • The Aviva method is not recommended in case of bleeding fibroids.
  • In case of contraceptive coil the Aviva method can be practiced with regular medical check-up.
  • In case of endometriosis, if the period is irregular and painful due to endometriosis, the practice of the Aviva method is not recommended.
  • After insemination or in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) the Aviva method cannot be used until there is no clarity on the outcome of the intervention.  From the 4th month of the pregnancy the prenatal exercises are recommended. HOWEVER , the practice of the Aviva method effectively prepares the pelvic organs for pregnancy, so it is recommended to practice before a desired pregnancy, as well as before a planned insemination or IVF.


The exercises within a series should be carried out continuously with no break between them. The method is a  moderate-intensity activity. Slow walk or breathing exercises are advised in case a break is needed, before continuing the exercices. Do not practice before going to bed since exercices have a general invigorating effect. Avoid other physical exercices, gymnastics on the day when practicing any of the Aviva method series. Do not forget to drink enough water. Hot drinks and relaxation after exercising improve their efficiency. Exercise carefully if you have pain in your back or hips and always report it.

The series of the Aviva method

Basic series (The 18):

These 18 exercices work through our full body,  reduce hormone imbalance, stress  that cause: irregular cycles, cramping or heavy periods, fallopian tube blocage, PCOS, cysts, menopausal symptoms, incontinence.

It is also recommended for men to treat the sitting lifestyle caused low sperm count, reduced fertility, potential problems.

Duration of the Basic series is 30 minutes, with cheerful background music, that contains some dancing movements.  The Basic series is recommended 2-3 times a week, at any time during the cycle, except for the first three days.

Hint: Give a good start in the morning to your day, become lively and productive with The 18!!!

Ovulation series:

By these 15 exercises we support the most amazing process that takes place in the female body, the ovulation, that may lead to conceiving of a new life.

Duration of this series is 20-30 minutes, with lively background music. This series is recommended to be started after a minimum three month of practice of the Basic series. We practice it from the fourth day of the cycle until day 14 of the cycle, 2-3 times a week,  right after the Basic series (on the same day).

Regenerating series:

11 exercises  recommended after a complication-free delivery  – as soon as the mother feels it comfortable exercising –  and also for older persons.  Regenerates muscles and joints.

Incontinence  series:

11 exercices that reduces or eliminates the symptoms of incontinence and uterine prolapse.  Strengthens the sphincter muscles, the pelvic muscles and ligaments.

Men’s series:

The series includes 12 exercices and can be practiced every day. The 12 exercises can be even split in two sets of exercises (e.g, six in the morning and six in the afternoon) .

Practicing Aviva regularly can be a natural remedy for the following symptoms:

  • pre-menstruation syndrome

  • irregular cycles and/or painful periods
  • infertility or reduced fertility

  • incontinence

  • menopausal symptoms

  • helps the absorption of the cysts

  • complimentary therapy in case of PCOS

  • hormone imbalance-caused abnormal body weight

  • stress and depression
  • efficiently prepares the pelvic organs for healthy pregnancy even in case of IVF and insemination

Another set of exercises could help men suffering from conditions such as:

  • low sperm count/motility and subsequent infertility
  • erectile disfunction
  • prostate disorders


To whom we thank the method and how was it born?

Aviva Gabriela Steiner was born in 1930 in Budapest, Hungary , died in December 2020 in Tel Aviv.  Aviva grew up practicing gymnastics and swimming, and later became a professional dancer, and also obtained a degree in physical training. Once she left behind her career as a ballerina and actress, she started working as a physical education teacher in Jerusalem. In her free time she attended anatomy and physiotherapy classes at the medical university.

During years Aviva was trying to identify and improve movements that could better control physiological processes in the uterus: menstruation, conception and even birth control. Aviva developed new exercises and observed their effects on the female  genital system through collecting and recording the feedback from the women she was teaching. Over time, she realised that the movements not only affect natural processes such as menstruation and ovulation but also have healing effects on the most common gynaecological problems such as reduced fertility, cycle irregularity, hormonal imbalance.

She was happiest when she saw the children of her “students” who had previously been deemed infertile.

It is now our turn to spread the word and help women in need by informing them about this wonderful tool….


Ready to engage?

Step 1: Basic course (workshop)

If you are new to the Aviva method you should register for a Basic course (workshop, 1x4hrs ). This is where you learn the Basic series, (the 18s), the Panic exercise and the Anytime-anywhere exercise. You will have the possibility to buy the book with the detailed description of exercises as well as the music material, that you can use at home when practising on your own. It is however strongly advised that you join practice classes after completing the Basic course, in order to deepen your knowledge and further memorise the correct movements.

Basic course (workshop): in group or in private 

1./ In group basic course (workshop) is organised monthly or on demand. Booking: avivaid.info@gmail.com.

Next Aviva method basic courses in 2023, in Versonnex (01210):

10 February, 13h30h-17h30h

23 March, 13h30-17h30

4 May, 13h30-17h30

Fee for two personnes: 110,- €/pers + 2 practice classes included

Fee for min. three personnes: 90,-€/pers + 2 practice classes included

2./ In private basic course (workshop) is organised on demand. Booking: avivaid.info@gmail.com.

Fee: 160,-€/basic course + 2 online practice class included

Step 2 : Practice classes

If you have already attended an Aviva method Basic course before (with me or with any other instructor) you should continue practicing either individually or in a practice class (2-6 participants). Practice classes will help you refreshing the learned exercises and improving your movements. You can let these classes to become weekly experiences. A least 6 practice classes are recommended to learn the exercises so that you can practice yourself independently, without interruption, with music, in your home.

Practice class fee:

In group: (min. 2 participants): 15 euro/class or 75 euro/6 classes (5+1 free)

In private: 25 euro/class or 125 euro/6 class (5+1 free)

A few practical tips for the Basic course and Practice classes:

– put on comfortable, warm, not slippery socks – no shoes stay on while exercising

– wear comfortable but not too loose cloths so I can see your movements

– my aim is to help you learn the exercises correctly so don’t be afraid to ask questions until you grasp the correct movements


Once you participated in a workshop the book will be of great assistance when you practice on your own!

You get the book either in hand in the face-to-face workshop or by post by the time of the online workshop so that you can add your comments/notes in the book during the workshop. The book itself is not enough to learn the exercises correctly by own but will be very useful during the home practice.

 Price: 30,- €/book  (+postal fee)

Volume I



Volume II




Can I learn the exercises on my own from the book?

It is not impossible. Although in the workshop you can get further useful instructions on how to perform the exercises and you also have the opportunity to see the exercises during the implementation, in their process which will greatly facilitate the learning process and the future practice at home. When someone joins a workshop after practicing on her own (from a book) before, the most common saying is: well, that’s not what I’ve done so far. The right movement and regularity is the key to success!

After the workshop will I be able to do the exercices on my own?

If you have the book  it is not impossible. However it is strongly recommended that you refine the exercises with the instructor in a couple of practice courses. During practice classes, the instructor will correct the movements if necessary and thus make sure the correct movements are memorised. In my experience, those who also attend practice classes are much more likely to achieve improvement, as attending a practice class is both a motivation and a guarantee of regular practice, which is actually the key to the method.


How long does the practice?

The duration of the basic series is 35 minutes once you are able to do  the 18 exercices continuously, without interruption. So once learned correctly the regular practice of the basic method takes 2 x 35 min/week with intermediate rest days.

Following the workshop how often shell I practice the basic series?

For optimal results the entire basic series (the 18 exercices) is advised to do 2-3 times a week. At least twice but not more than  3 times a week. It depends on ones physical condition and on the expected results.

Can I attend a  workshop if  I have  my period ?

It is mostly your decision. The first two days of menstruation can be a challenge for many, but it varies completely from individual to individual. Ideally, practice is recommended from day 3 of the cycle. If, however, it turns out that the workshop falls during menstruation, the exercises should be done with very subtle movements, with several small resters in between.


“Andrea started the session with a very thorough presentation on the history and essence of the method which I found very helpful. Then we were given a detailed explanation of the 18 exercises, as well as practical exercises. All this was done to very upbeat music. I was a little reluctant to do 4 hours in a row, but in the end it went by very quickly. I continue to do the exercises fairly regularly at home and I can feel the heat in my lower abdomen. It has become my daily exercise without much effort. ” Elodie, December 2022.

“I applied for the basic method taught by Andrea, after just one month of practice I could already feel the benefit on my cycle. It had always been hectic (35 to 45 day long with up to 7-day period !) … it has now been 4 months that  my cycles are 28-day long with only 4-5 day long period.

Also, mood shifts and pains have drastically diminished … and the amount of blood I loose on my period has decreased significantly.
I am so grateful for this method that I have applied to become an instructor myself and be able to pass on this knowledge.
This is how much Andrea’s teaching & the aviva method experience has meant to me 💗. Aurélie J. ”  Sept.2021.

“I have just finished the Basic Method workshop with Andrea. I can already feel the beneficial effects: a great joy and a certain dynamism each time after the practice of the movements. Nothing to report about the cycles since I am menopausal … a happy menopausal! I found Andrea caring and attentive, precise and professional.  Thank you Andrea for a very enjoyable time. What a wonderful gateway to our health as women!” (M.B. May,2021.))


“I am very happy to discover this method! The theoretical part was necessary and very interesting to know. Now I have to learn and start practising the series but afterwards I would love to come back to deepen the practice. Thank you very much! Your course is very well structured, I didn’t see the time pass! ”

5 months later: “I continued with the Aviva method and I am really happy, thank you again! My pains have decreased significantly, my body feels far better!” (March, 2021)


“I am 43 years old and last March I was told by a “star” doctor in Paris that I had only 1 % of having a baby with my own genes and that I needed a donor for ovocytes. I was broken down morally completely but it was then when I started my online classes with Andrea. We had classes with her extensively for 3 ,months only (once a week with her and twice a week by my own, but a class missed for the whole 3 months), after each class with Andrea I physically felt the movements , active blood circulation in the ovaries area. 3 months after, with the only help of hormonal medicaments and other recommendations which Andrea gave me (food and water regime, other sports, etc), I got pregnant (no IVF), and had almost ideal pregnancy (only the last month was very difficult). Now my baby boy is 2.5 months, and is sleeping now as an angel on the terrace in these days of isolation.
Ladies, now it is the time to take care about yourselves, stating at home and taking online classes can really change your life now bring the long-lasting dream finally true!
Thank you for all Andrea, and hope to be in touch soon for the second baby! ” April 2020

“In February, I did the the basic course and then I deepened and perfected the exercices  once or twice a week. In March I practiced  very orderly, at least twice a week. I had my period  in April, after 6 months!! I’ve never been so happy about  my period !!! Thank you for your help! D “

“I participated in an Aviva Method workshop because I had irregular periods (2 times a month) of severe pain and significant mood swings during my period.
After the workshop, and once a week practice of the method, my periods became regular the following month, I had much less pain, I was much calmer and my periods were even shorter (4 -5 days instead of 7-8).
Today I continue to practice the Aviva method 1 to 2 times a week and my periods are regular, I have little pain and I no longer have mood jumps. February 2019 »

“I took the Aviva method course in November because I wanted a baby, but there was not a chance in the absence of menstruation and ovulation. My hormonal level was chaotic, I was terribly acneic because of the high rate of  testosterone.
The diagnosis was PCOS, and the doctor suggested drugs.
I wanted to learn about natural therapies first, so I went to Aviva workshop in November.
In December, I practiced exercises for the first time every other day, then two times a week. I worked hard in January and February.
The first signs were the lack of acne. My blood test in February showed no sign of ovulation, but my face was completely smooth, the acne was gone. Meanwhile continuing exercices, I finally started losing weight, which I supported with a diet, so I quickly lost 10 kg.
I felt ready for pregnancy in April.
In May, we supported ovulation with drugs. I am today at 31 weeks of my pregnancy.
I want to thank you again for your help and I would like to encourage all my colleagues to do the exercises persistently, because we often perform miracles ourselves. ” (Aviva Tanc.hu)

“I learned the Aviva Method exercises many years ago while living in Europe.  I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and only had a few periods a year since I was 14. When I was doing the exercises I had my periods every month. I had a successful natural pregnancy, even though it’s supposed to be difficult for women with PCOS to get pregnant. Anyway, life got busy and I must admit I haven’t been doing the exercises frequently but when I do them I can most definitely tell the difference.”

“I am so incredibly thankful for your advice to get started on the exercises right away. I can now be one of the success stories of the Method as on Friday I am starting my 6th week of miracle-pregnancy. As it is truly a miracle, given that exactly a month following the doctor breaking the news to me that with a 15.9 FSH level I have minimal chance of conceiving naturally I got a pregnancy test result with two lines on it. Of course I have been crying tears of joy all morning.” 

“I can not say if it was the Aviva method, which I did intensively for a month, or the endometriosis diet, which I kept quite rigorously for three weeks ( or both of them! ) that brought the results: yesterday the doctor saw a little dot on my ultrasound record … in spite of having it in writing that I am infertile and also having thyroid problems……. the nature thinks differently :))! “

“We have been trying for a long time for a baby unsuccessfully. According to the doctor, the problem were the blocked fallopian tubes. I had PCOS before, but it was theoretically cured. I practiced regularly at home and I did the “opening”  exercise several times a day. Now I have got  a positive pregnancy test!! “


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For me, the Aviva does not only mean a cure for symptoms, but a way of preserving my health and helping others to maintain or restore theirs.☀☘💛

Get in touch with me for workshops or any Aviva related questions 🙂

Andrea Szilágyi

 Pilates, Yoga (RYT 200), LoveYourBelly (diastasis recti)

and Aviva instructor

(trained by the Hungarian Aviva Foundation and the Austrian Aviva-Netzwerk)

Email: avivaid.info@gmail.com
Phone: +41.767076852, +33.648065945

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