Structure of Therapy in Motion Training

The Therapy in Motion Module is 10-day course. It can be taken as part of the Therapy in Motion Teacher Training track, which means it can be taken as a Module 2 or as a 4th module. Therapy in Motion can also be taken as a Stand Alone program for qualified therapists who want to add more embodiment to their client work but don't necessarily want to take the full Teacher Training program. Future plans include more Therapy in Motion Modules and more subjects and training in Open Floor Encounter work.

This program assumes that:

  • You are a trained, accredited and working therapist. This includes:
    • psychotherapists  and psychiatrists

    • social workers

    • psychologists

    • mental health counsellors

    • movement therapists

    • body psychotherapists

    • music therapists

    • dance movement therapists

    • drama therapists

    • other mental health professionals with a Graduate level qualification 

  • You have a high level of emotional intelligence.
  • You have a rounded education in psychological dynamics and experience in therapeutic practice.
  • You are a clinician who respects and values the place of body and movement in the psychotherapeutic encounter.


  • Licensed therapy professional with at least 300 hours of supervised practice. 
  • A Master’s degree in psychology/psychotherapeutic field or an equivalent credentials/degree from a program that is outside the U.S.
  • Personal experience in conscious dance and/or other embodied movement practices.
  • Attendance at a Ground Floor Lab* program to familiarize yourself with Open Floor Movement Practice curriculum that is the ground of the TIM Training. 
  • References

*Those unable to attend a Ground Floor Lab due to scheduling can request substitution equal to OF fundamental training (35 hours min):

  • 2 weekend workshops (one being a Bare Bones workshop); OR
  • Ongoing Open Floor programs: Undercurrents, Libido etc.

Therapy in Motion is open to movement, art, drama, and music therapists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and mental health counsellors from a variety of backgrounds.

Ready to join us?

Application for Therapy in Motion Stand-alone course

The therapists who are taking Therapy in Motion as a standalone 10 day course, can expect to gain a clear understanding of how to use Open Floor Movement Practice to deepen and add embodied therapeutic perspectives to their already existing therapy practice.

This  course does not make one an Open Floor movement teacher or a Therapy in Motion teacher.

For information about the full Teacher Training program, email Leah at Open Floor.

Therapy in Motion module dates

August 20 - 29, 2018

Port Townsend, Washington, USA

  • $3000 for the stand-alone Therapy in Motion module
  • $3370 for Therapy in Motion module AND Ground Floor Lab, if paid in full by May 4th
  • $3550 for Therapy in Motion module AND Ground Floor Lab 
  • $2300 for Teachers in Training (as a 4th module) 
  • $2300 for Open Floor Teachers 
  • $2000 for Open Floor working members

What is Therapy in Motion?
Therapy in Motion at Work