Befriend the mind through movement to live a more creative and inspired life
Immerse yourself in the complex choreography of our neurophysiology and consciousness and increase your capacity for mindfulness in every cell of your body.
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BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN
BELLINGHAM, WA, USA
Open Floor Movement Practice considers the mind to be as real and inseparable to embodiment as any other dimension.
Being mentally resourced is the foundation for finding and tapping into our common knowledge.
Common Knowledge is the capacity to receive wisdom in the form of cognition, intuition, imagination and insight.
When the aspects of the mind are consciously embodied, we find wisdom that serves not only the self but all our relationships. We find what wisdom we share or what wisdom we generate together as a collective.
In this immersion you will come away with insights and skills to have a fully embodied mind. This includes:
The cost of this Immersion is: $850 (excludes travel & accommodation)
The first step is to register and pay. Register early as spaces are limited.
After we receive your payment, you’ll receive a confirmation email and you will be asked to answer a few simple questions including a confirmation that you have met the prerequisites. Faculty reserves the right to refund your payment and cancel your registration if the training fills up, you have not met the prerequisites, or for other reasons.
Please note, while the Immersion is part of the Open Floor Teacher Training, acceptance to this Immersion does not mean acceptance to the Teacher Training.
*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 student information form if there’s another conscious dance practice you have studied that you would like us to consider.
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 Immersion.
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, EQUITY 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.
Common Good Immersion – EUROPE – February 2-7, 2024
Common Good Immersion – USA – November 3-8, 2023
Venue: Hotel Amalurra & Retreat Center
Finca La Reneja, 35, Artzentales, Basque Country, 48879, Spain
Travel: Via Bilbao Airport
From the airport to Bilbao (approximate time 20 minutes).
There is dormitory style accommodation available at Amarulla (6 beds, with some beds downstairs and some beds upstairs). These are €28 pp per night.
We also have a list of other accommodations, some within walking distance , some within easy reach by car, plus options for lifts. Please email: [email protected]
Breakfast, lunch and dinner approx €48, organic, vegetarian, vegan.
Venue: Presence Studio
1412 Cornwall Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
For more information visit:
Bellingham has its own international airport and is just over an hour’s drive away from Vancouver International Airport in Canada (which will require border crossing) or just under 2 hours from Seattle Airport. Find out more here.
You will find a range of hotels and B&B’s close by. More information here.
Join our highly experienced and talented teaching team for a deep dive into Open Floor movement practice. This immersion is an opportunity for intensive personal practice and a deeper understanding of its relevance to daily life.
Open to professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds, our Immersion 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 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
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