Andrea Juhan, Ph.D.

Andrea Juhan, Ph.D.

I love the wild passionate fun of dancing. Always have, always will. Dance taught me how to tolerate myself. To not be afraid of the intensity I felt inside and to actually enjoy it. 

I love moving but I’m a real geek about it with a crazy passion to learn. Hence, my MA degree in Somatic Psychology, and my doctorate in Dance and Movement Therapy.

I have had the good fortune to be a student and teacher in three rich learning communities: Esalen Institute, where I studied Gestalt Awareness Practice with Chris and Dick Price, movement with Anna and Daria Halprin, and Gabrielle Roth, and early childhood education with the founder of the Gazebo school, Janet Letterman.

From my training with Gabrielle Roth, I taught 5Rhythms® for over thirty years and helped to found The Moving Center School in California. I am deeply grateful for the love and guidance Gabrielle gave me which helped me to develop Open Floor fifteen years ago.

I also enjoyed being involved in a  clinical learning community as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and training  faculty for the Rosenberg Institute for Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) from 1982 to 2012.

I have an abundance of healthy, long term, loving relationships: with my son, Tristan, my husband, Vic, my friends, family, teachers, and students. For this and all of the above, I am deeply grateful.