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 Open Floor 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:
Our application process is rigorous so that we can ensure readiness, and make sure the group has integrity and diversity as a whole.
How it works
* The application fee is non-refundable and will be applied towards the full price upon acceptance.
*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.
The cost of this Immersion is: $850
Includes a $30 non-refundable application fee, which will be applied towards the full price upon acceptance.
OFI has two scholarship funds that support those who are in financial need and wish to study. You can apply for these scholarships once you have been accepted onto the Teacher Training Program.
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.” We ask applicants to contemplate, in consideration of their own true needs, and all others who need help too.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SCHOLARSHIP FUND
OFI provides scholarships to increase the diversity of OFI students and teachers. 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. Priority is given to people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC), LBGQT+, gender fluid, differently abled, and/or live in less wealthy regions.
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…
Venue: Mana Retreat Centre.
608 Manaia Road, State Highway 25, RD1, Coromandel
For more information visit: https://manaretreat.com/
Travel: The Mana Retreat Centre is a 2hr drive from Aukland International Airport. For more information on how to get there visit: https://manaretreat.com/plan-your-visit/
Accommodation: Mana offers a variety of full board accommodation options including shared and single rooms, camping as well as commuter rates.
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