Embodied Sexuality Lab

A program for adults who consider themselves lovers and artists and are curious about the ways we can embody our birth-right and capacity for sexuality, creativity, aliveness, and pleasure. 

The September 2022 Embodied Sexuality program has been postponed. To stay in touch, please sign up for more information by using the “Cant attend this Lab” button below. 

SEPT. 29 – OCT. 2

At A Glance

ONLINE LAB

16 Hours

MEETS Pre-requisite for TEACHER TRAINING

Some days it's on, some days, it's off...

You feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, a light breeze smelling of the sea – it turns you on one day and the next you scarcely notice it.

Our sexuality and libido is a dance, a movement of energy that shifts and changes all through our lives, sometimes from moment to moment: you have just broken up, you long to be kissed, you are polyamorous, queer, cis, bursting with sexual passion, asexual, trans, celibate, desire-less, broken, hopeful, curious, resigned, a tree-lover, clueless, practiced, aching, lonely, happy solo, in between, tired, inspired…

The more we can bring our curiosity, creativity, and courage to this innate part of our beings, the more our potential for a full, satisfying, evolving and pleasure-filled connection with ourselves, others, and the world around us. 

Embodied Sexuality Lab

Curriculum Highlights

You will learn…

  • Physical tracking resources to help you identify and familiarize yourself with the ebb and flow  in your sexual and emotional energy.
  • Basic strategies for navigating pleasure in relationship to yourself and to others, including setting boundaries and offering consent.
  • To expand your somatic awareness of what makes you feel good and what doesn’t.
  • Ways that you can invite more pleasure into your life.
  • To decrease internal or projected shame, quieting voices that keep you from your full embodied self.
  • To recognize that allowing embodied pleasure is a form of freedom for you, others, and the world around  you.

 

This Lab includes 4 optional half our sessions for a look ‘behind the scenes’ from a professional perspective for an understanding it’s relevance to daily life and the intention, structure and purpose of each session.

One of my most memorable experiences in 30 years on conscious dance floors. A powerful release of difficult feelings. I felt completely safe and I loved the combination of skill, clarity, depth and humor.

— Deborah Bacon Dilts, USA

We will pay attention to the messages and meanings stored in our bodies, which often run the show.

We will practice using some of Open Floor’s core movement resources to come back to the sensations in our physical body, to identify and familiarize ourselves with our sexual and emotional energy, and to give ourselves permission and encouragement to dance with pleasure, joy, and beauty.

The Lab will be offered in a clear and boundaried container with a team of skilled teachers from a variety of backgrounds. It is designed for people with a basic grounding in conscious movement practice (see prerequisites below).

This Lab embraces radical inclusion and acceptance of all sexual orientations, expressions, gender identities, body types, abilities and backgrounds. All are welcome!

Essential Program Information

Tuition is $495 USD. This is approx £393 and €461. Check current rate with with currency converter.Your place on the Lab is not guaranteed until full payment has been made.A confirmation email will be sent when funds are received.Open Floor teachers and working members discount: please email us directly for more information.Refund PolicyCancellation up to 30 days before the start date: full refund minus $100 administration fee. No refunds for cancellations less than 30 days before the start date.
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.
To attend this, you are required to have at least 15 hours of accepted conscious movement practice.

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 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. To apply for either Fund, email [email protected] and ask for the application form link.

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.

September 29 to October 2, 2022

Daily schedule:

8.00AM – 12.00PM USA Pacific Time Zone (PST)

4.00PM – 8.00PM London (GMT)

5.00PM – 9.00PM Central European Time (CET)

Words From Our Students

A refreshingly non judgemental space

A refreshingly non-judgmental, unsentimental, open space where people can discover themselves, others and the juiciness of the world around them
Suzy Wilson
UK

Self compassion & clarity

Working with embodied dance has expanded and strengthened my understanding of my sexuality, needs, desires. Moving my body while reflecting on and inviting my sexuality to be present and expressed within myself either dancing alone or while with someone else on the floor has given me the self compassion and clarity to be more present in all of my relationships sexual and not. It has helped me to cast away shame about desires rising and falling in my body like tides, while knowing they can be honored and witnessed with or without action. While my libido shows up different in every relationship I have learned I need only return to my body to find the answers / map to where I want to go.
Richey Tompkins
USA

New dimensions to my dance practice

Working with embodied dance has expanded and strengthened my understanding of my sexuality, needs, desires. Moving my body while reflecting on and inviting my sexuality to be present and expressed within myself either dancing alone or while with someone else on the floor has given me the self-compassion and clarity to be more present in all of my relationships sexual and not. It has helped me to cast away shame about desires rising and falling in my body like tides, while knowing they can be honored and witnessed with or without action. 
Flynt
USA

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