An Exploration of Life Through Movement for Personal Healing, Professional Growth, and Community Building
This is the only Ground Floor Lab scheduled before the start of the Australasia Teacher Training in January 2023.
GROUND FLOOR LAB
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 professional backgrounds interested in expanding their skills and knowledge of embodiment and mindful movement for both personal and professional reasons.
Each movement session includes a look ‘behind the scenes’ from a professional perspective for an understanding of the intention, structure and purpose of each experience.
Tuition is $720 USD.
We recognize that currencies in Australasia are weaker against the USD. Early Bird Australasia Residents: $650 USD (pay by August 1, 2022)
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Your place on the Ground Floor Lab is not guaranteed until full payment has been made.
We recognize that currencies in Australasia are weaker against the USD. Please do not hesitate to apply for a discount or partial scholarship if you live in Australasia.
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 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.
The first step is to register and pay.
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. Please register early as the Labs have been filling up quickly!
Please note, while the Ground Floor Lab is a prerequisite for the Open Floor Teacher Training, attendance to the Ground Floor Lab does not mean acceptance to the Teacher Training.
USA Pacific Time Zone (PST) 3.00 – 9.30PM
New Zealand Time Zone (NZST) 10.00am – 4.30PM
Melbourne, Australia Time Zone (AEDT) 8.00Am – 2.30PM
Please note that we will have off-screen time during the day, so you won’t necessarily be at the screen the whole time. We understand zoom fatigue and want you to know we will be tracking this
The Faculty will be assisted by 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 group on our dedicated learning platform. This is a great place to communicate with the other participants beforehand. You will be sent you an invite to join the group when you register
Our Ground Floor Lab is the starting point for anyone who wants to teach Open Floor movement practice and professionals who want to bring embodimemt into their work and communities.
This training is particularly suited to:
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