Our Mission

Open Floor International inspires people to move.

We are a global nonprofit organization that supports people who are committed to using embodied movement and dance to foster more authentic, emotionally intelligent, and resilient individuals and communities.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Our Vision

Resourced by their own embodiment practice, people create adaptive and regenerative relationships with themselves, each other, and the planet.

Our Mission

Open Floor International is a global nonprofit organization that supports people who are committed to using embodied movement and dance to foster more authentic, emotionally intelligent, and resilient individuals and communities. Open Floor International serves and connects Open Floor and other movement teachers and practitioners, professionals from a wide variety of fields, and community members, as well as our financial supporters and all those who contribute their time, expertise and other resources to achieve our vision. 

Our Aims

GROW

Grow and strengthen OFI as a regenerative, global nonprofit organization

Educate

Curate a structured yet flexible curriculum for Open Floor Movement Practice.  

SUPPORT

Provide membership-based practical services and resources for Open Floor teachers, practitioners, and professionals in a variety of fields seeking to incorporate Open Floor Movement Practice in their work. 
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Experience Our Vision

Resourced by their own embodiment practice, people create adaptive and regenerative relationships with themselves, each other, and the planet.

Training The Next Generation To Lead Through Movement

Our training programs and educational resources empower people from a wide variety of professions to integrate embodiment, mindful movement and dance across disciplines, including health care, education, and the arts.

With over 250 next-generation movement leaders (and growing) from over 30 countries, Open Floor graduates are creating community, inspiring change, and making a difference in the well-being of others around the world.

Words From Our Teachers

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"Enhances Collaboration"

I was a marketing director in large organizations for 15 years. I can directly relate to the challenging nature of these settings. Mindful movement is a creative and highly engaging way to enhance collaboration, unlock group creativity and support workspace wellbeing.
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"Develop New Choices"

The Open Floor training program has given me the tools to fully integrate embodied movement in my work with individual clients and groups. It offers people resources to tap directly into specific patterns through the body and use these insights to develop new choices and possibilities.

 A culture of inclusion, equality, and radical responsibility

Open Floor is open source

We are dedicated to making our education as accessible as possible. Our free and open source curriculum supports lifelong learning and allows diverse groups to benefit from the proven power of embodied movement practices. Our curriculum is registered on the Creative Commons which both protects the integrity of the work while making it universally available for creative remixing.
One of the major factors in successfully offering our education programs globally is how Open Floor International has chosen to operate as an organization. In a world where the bottom line is often the only concern, Open Floor has rejected traditional top down hierarchical business models in favor of Dynamic Governance, a non-authoritarian, collaborative model that reflects the same values of inclusion, equality and radical responsibility we teach in our practice.
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Reaching Underserved and Diverse Populations

‘As a  peace worker, peace researcher and peace educator I am committed to offering Open Floor movement practice as a powerful resource for peace.’

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Donate to Open Floor International

Your donation supports resilience, compassion, and joyous connection with others.

Your gift will support our efforts to diversify the field of mindful movement, develop the OFI curriculum, and expand our philanthropic programs.

Open Floor International is incorporated in the United States as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations made to Open Floor International are deductible to the full extent allowed by U.S. law.

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