Ground Floor Lab
Online, Ongoing

What if there were more ways to move through life?

OCEANIA/AMERICAS

At A Glance

TIMEZONES
PDT/CDT/EDT/AEST/NZT

WEEKLY FOR 5 WEEKS
3 HOUR SESSIONS

Pre-requisites
yes

Welcome...

We are so excited to welcome you into the collective wisdom that is Open Floor Movement Practice.

This Ground Floor Lab is the first time this work will be presented as an ongoing group. Kaia and Majero both believe that embodiment is a political act.

As we expand movement vocabulary in braver and safer space, we grow our capacity to connect to both self and other; we meet our edges and build compassion for all parts of ourselves; we learn to risk, and find strength in seeing and being seen for who and how we are, moment to moment.

Kia ora

" I think I can often move in ways that express, explore, celebrate and shift all that is within me. The Ground Floor Lab, gave all of this a language, and I had the realization of what conscious dance truly is."

About this Ground Floor Lab

This Ground Floor Lab is a 5-week online course, held on zoom over 5 Saturday sessions from October 5th to November 2 for those in the Americas; and 5 Sunday sessions from October 6th – November 3rd for those in Oceania. (NZT).

The course is open to participants from Oceania and the Americas, including Australia, Aotearoa, and Pacific Nations, North, Central and South America. Content will be offered in English.

Ground Floor Lab provides an intensive introduction to the Open Floor curriculum, and includes access to online community and resources throughout the 5 week period. 

Pricing

The pricing structure of the Ground Floor Lab aligns with Open Floor values of inclusivity. There are differences across our participants, geographically and in social status and privilege, which we welcome. We offer more flexible and inclusive price options to embody economic justice.

“One price for all” plays into restrictive and exclusive systems. Those who don’t have a lot of money either can’t join, or the price is set so low that the programme is not financially sustainable. Those who can afford to would be underpaying for the resources the community is providing.

Flexible pricing options recognise variations in local currencies and economic realities in different world regions.

Based on this information, find a contribution that works for you, in line with your values and recognising what the Ground Floor Lab will offer you. Please see below in Essential Information, for pricing options.

Meet the Team

Faculty

Assistants – to be announced

Our Producer

Lil della Porta (she/they) is a multi-platform producer working in Aotearoa. With a background in TV, Radio and events production, they are a jack of all trades with a big passion for projects that bring great people together and create lasting value. Lil is a friendly, warm human who loves to move her body. She first experienced Open Floor in 2022, and has developed a deep respect for this joyful moving practice.
Lil della porta

Essential Program Information

SUSTAINABILITY RATE

CAD $680 / NZD $807

By choosing this rate, you support us to cover the basic programme costs of running this course. Thank you for supporting us to make this course happen.

This rate is for you, if you…

…have the capacity to meet your basic financial needs

…can pay your rent or mortgage and other monthly payments

…are generally able to purchase new items and experiences for yourself

…can afford to take trips and go on trainings.

 

SUPPORTING RATE

CAD $820 / NZD $973

By choosing this rate, you directly support us to offer a below-cost Access Rate to participants with limited income. Thank you for supporting others to take part!

This rate is for you, if you…

…own your own home and/or live comfortably without financial worry

…have investments and savings or have received an inheritance

…easily have access to money in times of need or emergencies

…have the desire to help make the teachings more accessible to others.



GENEROSITY RATE

CAD $1100 / NZD $1306

By choosing this rate, you give the Ground Floor Lab team space and resources to continue to listen, learn and create the best content with the best crew. It means we can continue bringing courses like this to you.

Your generosity at this level also enables others with less means to take part, including through scholarships, and for this we are extremely grateful.

This rate is for you, if…

…the supporting rate would be applicable to your personal circumstances, but you’d like to give more

…your company finances your participation partially or entirely

…you are committed to making the teachings more accessible to others.

 

ACCESS RATE

CAD $530 / NZD $630

Choose this rate if you have limited financial capacity or are currently experiencing financial hardship. The contributions we receive at this level go toward covering costs and are supported by contributions at the Supporting and Generosity Rate.

This rate is for you, if you…

…are experiencing housing, employment, or income instability

…live pay cheque-to-pay cheque and and lack money in times of need

… would otherwise be unable to attend the course, due to the cost.

We have some scholarship places available at a reduced rate. These scholarships are for anyone who is feeling a strong call to join us, but is unable to meet the cost. 

Please contact our producer if you need a scholarship: [email protected]

You will have completed at least 50 combined hours of facilitated practice in embodied movement modalities. Facilitated practice means live classes working with a teacher. This could be online or in-person.

 

Embodied movement modalities* could include (and is not limited to): Open Floor, Soul Motion, Movement Medicine, 5Rhythms, freedomDance, ZeroOne, 360 Emergence, Azul, BISO, Tamalpa, Authentic Movement, Continuum, Laban, Martial Arts, Yoga, Tai Chi, Alexander Technique and Somatic Experiencing. 

 

To support your understanding of this in depth exploration of our curriculum, it is recommended that some of these hours be in open floor movement practice.

 

You will need access to a computer, a stable internet connection and a quiet space to take part.

 

We welcome people of all physical abilities. 

 

*We welcome practitioners of all movement modalities. If you have practiced a movement modality that is not listed here, let us know so we can update our list. 

Ground Floor Lab: October 5/6 – November 2/3, ONLINE 

Our course will take place online, via Zoom, in 5 live sessions over 5 weeks. In between sessions, we’ll be providing an online community space, via Mighty Networks, to connect and share resources. 

We want to offer this Ground Floor Lab to as many people as possible in multiple countries across Oceania and the Americas. This means we’re working across multiple time zones: Saturdays in the Americas; Sundays in Oceania.

 

Please find your time zone below:

 

Session 1: 

PDT Saturday 5th October 12 PM – 3 PM, 4 PM – 7 PM

CDT Saturday 5th October 2 PM – 5 PM, 6 PM – 9 PM

EDT Saturday 5th October, 3 PM – 6 PM, 7 PM – 10 PM

AEST Sunday 6th October, 6 AM – 9 AM,  10 AM – 1 PM

NZT Sunday 6th October, 8 AM – 11 AM, 12 PM –  3 PM

 

Session 2: 

PDT Saturday 12th October 12 PM – 3 PM, 4 PM – 7 PM

CDT Saturday 12th October 2 PM – 5 PM, 6 PM – 9 PM

EDT Saturday 12th October, 3 PM – 6 PM, 7 PM – 10 PM

AEST Sunday 13th October, 6 AM – 9 AM,  10 AM – 1 PM

NZT Sunday 13th October, 8 AM – 11 AM, 12 PM –  3 PM

 

Session 3: 

PDT Saturday 19th October 12 PM – 3 PM, 4 PM – 7 PM

CDT Saturday 19th October 2 PM – 5 PM, 6 PM – 9 PM

EDT Saturday 19th October, 3 PM – 6 PM, 7 PM – 10 PM

AEST Sunday 20th October, 6 AM – 9 AM,  10 AM – 1 PM

NZT Sunday 20th October, 8 AM – 11 AM, 12 PM –  3 PM

 

Session 4: 

PDT Saturday 26th October 12 PM – 3 PM, 4 PM – 7 PM

CDT Saturday 26th October 2 PM – 5 PM, 6 PM – 9 PM

EDT Saturday 26th October, 3 PM – 6 PM, 7 PM – 10 PM

AEST Sunday 27th October, 6 AM – 9 AM,  10 AM – 1 PM

NZT Sunday 27th October, 8 AM – 11 AM, 12 PM –  3 PM

 

Session 5: 

PDT Saturday 2nd November 12 PM – 3 PM, 4 PM – 7 PM

CDT Saturday 2nd November 2 PM – 5 PM, 6 PM – 9 PM

EDT Saturday 2nd November, 3 PM – 6 PM, 7 PM – 10 PM

AEST Sunday 3rd November, 6 AM – 9 AM,  10 AM – 1 PM

NZT Sunday 3rd November, 8 AM – 11 AM, 12 PM –  3 PM

You will be taken to Humanitix, our ticket platform, where you will be asked to fill out a registration form.

You will then be prompted to pick the ticket option best suited to you, and taken to the payment options to make payment.

Ready to Register?

Step 1

Fill out a registration form on Humanitix - our ticket platform

Step 2

Pick the ticket option best suited to you. You'll be taken to the payment options to make your payment

Step 3

We'll be in touch to confirm your registration and with information for next steps

GET IN TOUCH

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU

Our producer, Lil, will be happy to hear from you if you have any questions. To get in touch, send an email to [email protected] and they will get back to you.

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