ART OF MOVING
“Dance is like a soulmate: it’s fun, physical, emotionally intimate. It is by nature a spiritual practice.” Kathy Altman
Open Floor is an embodied exploration of all it is to be human. We weave a moving landscape in four dimensions to address the four human hungers.
The Open Floor 4×4 Weave
4 BY 4 WEAVE
The 4 Dimensions of Embodiment
Befriend your body
Breathe, dance and sweat to feel fully alive
Articulate your feelings
Develop emotional intelligence
Move and include thoughts, memories, imagination
Make conscious choices for creative and authentic living
Honor what’s really important to you
Discover the ways you are totally unique
The 4 Relational Hungers
Recognize your needs
Create genuine relationships
Be welcomed and find your place
Recognize and rest in what is above and beyond you
We use the universal language of movement as a means of self-discovery and relationship building. The way we move on the dance floor is a mirror of how we move through life.
Our practice reflects these values:
Movement is a universal language that leads us to self-discovery and relationship building and in this way, both simple and profoundly powerful in healing ourselves and our world.
We invite authenticity whatever our physical or emotional state. We include what’s here now, move with it, and continue to embrace whatever else arises. On the Open Floor we move and include it all.
We work with increasing range, flexibility and choice on all levels of embodiment – whether physically in our bodies, with an emotion, a thought, or in our dialogue with the divine. We constantly explore the continuum between rigidity and mobility, stability and freedom.
We cultivate awareness of our habits – of thought, gesture, emotion. Open Floor is designed to support us in moving between habit and creative possibility, from fixed ideas to curiosity, and back again.