Encounter Fundamentals

Taught by: Sietske Venema

January 26-28, 2018

Friday 7 – 9:30pm Saturday -10am – 6pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm


Our character is like a set of clothes that we put on to protect us

from the elements, to hide what is underneath,

to give a certain impression to our social world.

And like the clothes we wear in our lives, the characteristics reflect

something of the fullness that is underneath.      - Pranja                                

Open Floor Encounter is a structured group process that is rooted in elements of movement therapy, psychodrama, gestalt awareness practice, mindfulness and body-centered psychotherapy. The essential practice is to be mindful of the body, sensations, emotions and thoughts - moment by moment - and make what is inside of us, physically visible: to bring unconscious patterns into consciousness. Where can we become more clear and less automatic; where can we renegotiate, reconsider options and create new options, where none existed before? How can we integrate new possibilities into our daily live?

We come to understand the interdependence of being human. We do not exist in this universe alone; we are all in this together. We constantly effect each other. Our actions have impact on others; other’s actions effect us. Within a safe inclusive atmosphere, where we can feel supported and welcomed, we can be challenged to risk moving beyond our habitual patterns. This carefully structured process is embedded in grounded movement practice, which supports participants to connect with and express what emerges in the process.

Fee: € 190,--

€ 175,-- if paid in full by December 24, 2017

Elective for Teacher Training?



Ego, Relationship

Experience Level

Experience Required
Prior experience of 14 hours in Open Floor or other Conscious Dance Practice required.


Bennogasse 8A/BG
1080 Vienna

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For more information contact:

Barbara Fischer


+43 1 408 47 86 - 1