This structured training program prepares you to teach and use Open Floor Movement Practice in a variety of professional applications and settings
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As an Open Floor Teacher, you will be making a significant contribution to social, emotional, physical, and planetary health in your communities.
The teacher training program is articulated in 4 phases. Each phase is dedicated to the study of a specific field of embodiment.
Each phase has 4 components that must be completed before moving on to the next phase:
You will also receive ongoing individual and group mentoring throughout the training by an international group of highly respected teachers and meet with peer groups for inspiration and support.
As a trainee, you will be required to attend all 4 immersions, each one focused on the 4 dimensions of embodiment: body, heart, mind, and soul.
From each Immersion, you will receive:
While our immersions are experiential and aimed at deepening your movement practice, as a teacher in training you will be required to complete 20 hours of practice days. Held in small groups, the practice days are dedicated to bringing the Open Floor curriculum to life in your teaching, and building the practical skills required for teaching Open Floor movement practice to others.
During practice days, you will learn:
Part of your training will take place online engaging with faculty and other trainees in a series of live webinars, and viewing self-paced recorded webinars to further your study of embodiment and mindful movement.
From DJ skills, to learning anatomy, to book clubs, our online courses cover a wide range of topics to support your learning and expand your skills as an Open Floor teacher.
As in any adult learning program, the work you do in between immersions and practice days is what will make the difference to the quality of your learning. Assignments include teaching practice classes, developing music skills, taking electives, reading, and writing reflections.
To share and demonstrate your growing skillset, you will be required to teach practice classes in your local communities or workplace that focus on specific elements of the curriculum.
Other assignments include:
Together with your mentor, you will decide on a number of electives to enhance your understanding and experience of other people’s teaching by attending Open Floor workshops.
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Personal experience in a variety of embodied movement practices is required to join this program.
Pre-requisites to start the training:
Trainees will be assessed on the following competencies:
Students who successfully graduate from the program will have:
Once you have completed all the criteria above, your mentor will help you apply for graduation.
Training fees will be released when applications open. Please check back soon for more information or register to receive updates on our new Training programs.
Tuition fees include:
What’s NOT included:
Open Floor International offers a limited number of partial scholarships based on true financial need and commitment to teaching in your community. Please do not apply for a scholarship unless you have true financial need.
To apply for a scholarship:
We ask that those who request financial support take some time to sit in the mudra of sobriety as explained below.
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.” This is what we ask you to contemplate, in consideration of your own true needs, and all others who need help too.
When an answer comes to you, please request an amount that is neither more — nor less — than is necessary for you at this time. We will take this into account when considering the amount of funding awarded. Please note that each program will have a varying amount available.
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