On September 14th, Jo Woods & Sarah Winter, Open Floor teachers from Melbourne, Australia, held a special event at the IFTI Community Hub dedicated to raising funds and awareness about the climate crisis with their ‘Dance in the Hills’ extended community.
On 1st July 2019, Open Floor teacher and Founding Member, Sue Rickards co-held a special talk/dance event: Heading for Extinction and what to do about it. Here she tells us about the experience…
As a PhD student in microbiology, Marta knows something about biodiversity. “We are losing diversity in our inner world,” she says, “just like we are losing diversity in the rain forest.”
Her advice to someone going to their first Open Floor class… Be open to the teachings, even if you don’t quite understand it at first. Over time, they will settle in and they will change your life.
Dr. Pat Ogden, founder of the Sensoral Motor Psychotherapy Institute, shares ways our physical motion changes moods, emotions, and perception.
Pema Chodron talks with Bill Moyers on the topics of faith and reason.
Roshi Joan Halifax on introspection, existentialism and, ultimately, death.
Dr. Peter Levine on how Somatic Experiencing, (SE), helps people cope with stress along with deeper situations such as trauma.
A short interview with Alexander Lowen on the importance of the connection of spirit and body.
Dr. Barbara Fredrickson speaks on the power of positive emotions.