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Stress, trauma, and dis-ease are held in the body, the mind, in communities, and in our relationship to the spirit. Open Floor is a rigorous yet pleasurable movement practice that brings attention to these four parts of human existence so that we can live fuller, healthier lives in community with others.
Open Floor was developed over ten years ago by 20+ professional dancers, meditators and therapists and has been a collective and effective process since its inception. OFI has trained over 250 teachers and they in turn reach thousands every year. We are open sourced, and a key part of a global movement that recognizes somatic healing and dance as essential to our well-being.
Develop the Curriculum. Registration fees cover the cost of training and education programs, but not the cost of program evaluation and development. OFI operates under the Creative Commons and does not collect any licensing fees from OFI graduates. This means that the creation of new Open Floor programs must be supported by donations from people like you.
Diversify the Field. We work to make sure that the field of conscious dance and embodiment reaches people regardless of wealth, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, skin tone, or geographic region. We awarded 66 scholarships last year and can do more with your support.
Philanthropic Programs. We have begun to work with Open Floor teachers to collaboratively create programs to reach people in areas of conflict, jails, shelters, addiction recovery centers, and other places where the body needs attention to heal and transform. This planning and organization takes time and resources. We can see the future, but it will take some investment to get there.
Like many education organizations, most of the money goes to people, including faculty, program, and administrative staff who support our professional teachers and others who volunteer much of their time.
Our income sources are simple – 82% comes from registrations and 18% comes from individual donors. Our 2022 budget is $485,500 USD.
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