A foundation in the most up to date approaches to embodiment and mindful movement, our Ground Floor Lab is an intensive, experiential, 30 hour introduction to the Open Floor curriculum. You’ll come away with an understanding of the core teachings and practical skills to use them in your movement practice, your everyday life, workplace and communities.
Our Ground Floor Labs attract people from a wide range of backgrounds interested in expanding their skills and knowledge of embodiment and mindful movement for both personal and professional reasons. This training is particularly suited to:
Central European Time Zone
Catherine Gérémie est enseignante de Open Floor et a assisté le Ground Floor Lab.
Open Floor teacher, Catherine Gérémie has assisted a previous Ground Floor Lab.
Open Floor teacher, Bence Gáspár, from Hungary and now living in Germany, has assisted a previous Ground Floor Lab.
After we receive your application, you’ll receive a confirmation email. The faculty will then review your application, and you should hear a response in less than a week.
Please note, while the Ground Floor Lab is a prerequisite for the Open Floor teacher training, acceptance on the Ground Floor Lab does not mean acceptance to the Teacher Training – a further application process is required for that.
Tuition is $650 USD. This is approx 545EUR and 467GBP. Check current rate with with currency converter.
(Your application fee of $30 is credited toward the balance.)
Payment in full is required once you’ve been accepted on the Ground Floor Lab.
Your place on the Ground Floor Lab is not guaranteed until full payment has been made.
MUDRA FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Open Floor realizes that the current world situation affects everyone differently, and we are committed to making our programs available to the people who want to attend, regardless of socioeconomic status. The Mudra Scholarship Fund has been established to help those in need. If finances will keep you from attending, we encourage you to apply. After acceptance, you may request scholarship information.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SCHOLARSHIP FUND
OFI gives scholarships to increase the diversity of OFI students and teachers as a first step in becoming a move inclusive movement. Priority is given to applicants who belong to racial, religious, cultural, sexual identity, geographic, and ability groups that have traditionally been underrepresented populations in the field of mindful movement and conscious dance. To qualify for the scholarship, prospective students demonstrate a commitment to diversity as it relates to their interest in mindful movement for personal healing, professional growth, and community building.
We are actively working to make our trainings more attractive to people who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LBGQT+, gender fluid, differently abled, and people living in less wealthy regions, by lowering the price to encourage participation. If you identify as or serve such a population, we would like to hear from you! There is no need to prove financial need.
For more information on either Fund, please email [email protected]
To attend the Ground Floor Lab, you are required to have at least 50 hours of accepted conscious dance and embodied movement practice, of which at least 15 hours are Open Floor workshops or classes. These hours may include these listed below. If your practice is not included here, mention it in your application.
The Ground Floor Lab is an experiential introduction to Open Floor movement practice and an introduction to the Open Floor curriculum.
All sessions will include time for movement and dance as well as an explanation of the the intention, structure and purpose of each experience.
Our movement sessions make creative use of all the Zoom functionalities available and are very interactive, including pairs and small group exercises.
You will also be given access to some written material for ease of learning.
There will also be many opportunities for connection with the faculty as well as other students. You will be part of the same “pod” (a small group of students) throughout the Lab, as well as having regular opportunities for sharing and exchanging in breakout rooms with other students.
The Faculty will be assisted by 3 Open Floor teachers so there is always someone to reach out to for support.
The Lab will also have a Tech Host who will be on hand to make sure you are fully supported with any technical issues that may arise.
Your Ground Floor Lab will have its own private Facebook group.This is a great place to communicate with the other participants beforehand. You will be sent you an invite to join the group as soon as your application is accepted.
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