Movement Modalities

For the Open Floor Teacher Training preparation

We honor the value of many established movement modalities, and they can serve for up to 200 of your 300 hours of prior embodiment study.   Those currently accepted for our training are:

Movement and dance-based modalities that can be applied to prerequisite study

  • Open Floor
  • 5Rhythms
  • Movement Medicine
  • Soul Motion
  • Authentic Movement
  • Tamalpa Life/Art Process - Anna & Daria Halprin, Helen Poyner, Suprapto Dynamo 
  • Continuum
  • The Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies 

When applying, we encourage you to also list any intensive training you have completed in other embodied practices listed below.  We highly respect these teachings in contributing to your readiness to become an Open Floor teacher.  Let us know if you’ve done movement-based training that we don’t know about – so we can continue to build our international resource list.

Any training in:

  • Yoga – all schools
  • Tai chi
  • Aikido
  • Chi gong
  • Pilates

Somatic Studies:

  • Alexander Technique 
  • Feldenkrais
  • Body Mind Centering – Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen
  • Strozzi Somatics - Richard Heckler

Bodywork training:

  • Massage
  • Rolfing
  • Hellerwork

Somatic Psychotherapy training:

  • Somatic Experiencing - Peter Levine
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy 
  • Movement/Sound Integration  - Sahn
  • Hakomi
  • Sensory Motor – Pat Ogden

Training in the Arts:

  • Theatre 
  • Singing/Voice work 
  • Dance 
  • Visual Arts
  • Contact Improvisation