Immerse yourself in five full days of embodiment study. Take time to notice sensations, reactions, habits and creative possibilities.
Join our highly experienced and talented teaching team for a deep dive into Open Floor movement practice. This 5-day immersion is an opportunity for intensive personal practice and a deeper understanding of its relevance to daily life.
From teachers of other modalities, coaches, educators, community leaders and mental health practitioners to the simply curious and passionate, our mission is to welcome anyone who wishes to taste, learn and explore the Open Floor curriculum and use this work to change lives in their communities...
Everyone human on the planet has a body and a unique experience of living in it.
Some of us are comfortable in our own skin. For some others, we wish to shed our skin and reimagine ourselves as we feel on the inside. Many of us feel both on any given day.
Whatever our personal experience, there are many elements of miracles and mysteries attached to our bodies regardless of our comfort or discomfort.
This immersion will explore:
*Conscious Dance Practices: Open Floor, Soul Motion, 5Rhythms™, Movement Medicine, Freedom Dance, Azul, Tamalpa Life/Art Process, Continuum, Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies. Let us know in your application if there’s another conscious dance practice you have studied that you would like us to consider.
Please note that prerequisites for those enrolling on the Teacher Training are different.
OFI has two scholarship funds that support those who are in financial need and wish to study.
MUDRA FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIP FUND
A mudra is a position in which we place our bodies to cultivate a specific awareness. The spirit of the mudra of sobriety is “neither more nor less than necessary.” This is what we ask you to contemplate, in consideration of your own true needs, and all others who need help too.
When an answer comes to you, please request an amount that is neither more — nor less — than is necessary for you at this time.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SCHOLARSHIP FUND
OFI provides scholarships to increase the diversity of OFI students and teachers. To qualify for the scholarship, prospective students demonstrate a commitment to diversity as it relates to their interest in mindful movement for personal healing, professional growth, and community building. Priority is given to applicants who belong to racial, religious, cultural, sexual identity, geographic, and ability groups that have traditionally been underrepresented populations in the field of mindful movement and conscious dance.
Purpose of the Fund
With this Scholarship, Open Floor International is taking a first step in reaching a goal of students and teachers being reflective of the world where Open Floor is practiced. The majority of OFI’s current teachers live in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Most are European or of European descent, speak English fluently, are 35 – 65, identify as women, and are able-bodied. We are actively looking to expand our reach outside these populations with our scholarship fund. If you identify as Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC), LBGQT+, gender fluid, differently abled, and/or you live in less wealthy regions, we would like to hear from you.
This 30 hour Immersion takes place online over 5 days. Please note that we will have off-screen time during some of the sessions, so you won’t necessarily be at the screen the whole time. We understand zoom fatigue and want you to know we will be tracking this.
All times are CET – check your local time
All times are PST – check your local time
Open to professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds, our Advanced Programs are ideal if you are looking to gain new skills to integrate embodiment across disciplines such as, but not limited to, healthcare, social services, business, education, and the arts.
THIS ADVANCED TRAINING PROGRAM DISTILLS AN APPROACH TO INTEGRATE INTO A VARIETY OF MODALITIES SUCH AS:
• Teachers and facilitators of embodiment, mindful movement and conscious dance
• Movement and Dance Movement Therapists
• Physicians (MD, DO, ND, DC & others) & Physician Assistants
• Nurses & Nurse Practitioners
• Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Counsellors
• Emergency Medical Personnel
• Meditation & Mindfulness Teachers
• Massage Therapists & Body Workers
• Complementary & Alternative Medicine Professionals
• Community Leaders
• Social Workers
This immersion is an invitation, not just a course of study.
You are invited to…
Our movement sessions make creative use of all the Zoom functionalities available and are very interactive, including pairs and small group exercises.
There will also be many opportunities for connection with the faculty as well as having regular opportunities for sharing and exchanging in breakout rooms with other students.
The Faculty will be assisted by 3 highly experienced Open Floor teachers so there is always someone to reach out to for support.
The Immersion will also have a Tech Host who will be on hand to make sure you are fully supported with any technical issues that may arise.
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