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Open Floor Movement Practice :


"Life is movement. Life is relationship. Movement is relationship. The crucible of this mysterious alchemy is our body. We offer it an Open Floor"


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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
Berlin : Come Closer - February 15th 2020 Read More

Holland : Ground Floor Lab - March 24-29th 2020 Apply

Berlin : Libido Fundamentals Ongoing (16 days) - starts April 30th 2020
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Basel : Libido Fundamentals (3 days) - October 2nd, 3rd, 4th 2020
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WHY DANCE OPEN FLOOR ?

“This body is a rare and precious gift.”, said the Buddha
And for this one precious life, it is our home address.
Using the dance to be fully embodied – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually – simply means being home for the beautiful ride of being alive. It means we’re present for anything and everything: loving, losing, colliding, learning, creating, connecting, feeling.
To be embodied is to come to our senses. To show up and learn to stay with our experience whether it’s good or bad. To feel our power, and to make things happen in our world. To know ourselves as part of something greater.
When we live an embodied life, we are more fluid, flexible, and free to experience all of the wild and subtle moments that go by, the ones that are heavenly and the ones that drop us to our knees.
To be embodied is to give ourselves a chance to arrive at death in peace, free of regret for having missed our life because we weren’t home.
We dance because it feels good on every imaginable level.
The art of moving is infinite.


WHAT IS OPEN FLOOR MOVEMENT PRACTICE?


In our classes and workshops, we can focus on a particular theme or intention, or work with whatever is presenting itself in the moment.

In any 2-hour dance class there will typically be:

A period of warmup (guided or unguided) (Open Attention)
Brief context-setting (Enter)
Guidance for establishing an embodied anchor (Enter)
A few guided movement inquiries into the resource or theme for the day (Explore)
Free time to explore and integrate the material in your own way (Explore)
Settling and Closing (Settle)

As Open Floor teachers, we are passionate about helping our students resource themselves in movement and fully explore the potential of their unique and precious life. We have found that what really inspires us to transform, heal and enjoy the present moment, is to be embodied – to be present in our body – as we walk, talk, dance, connect, explore and pause.

You will be invited to Enter the body through an anchor – a part of your body – which could be your feet, your belly, your back body, or even your eyes. Once you can really feel that anchor, it’s embodied. Then your whole body can go on a journey.

For that journey, you will be offered one or several movement resources from our curriculum, and supported by a wide range of music to encourage you to explore the material in your own way.

Each teacher will craft their own unique, delightful, fun, sacred, meaningful, healing movement landscapes to serve the exploration of the basic 4×4 weave. (the four dimensions of embodiment : phyiscal, emotional, mind and soul, and the four relational hugners : solitude, connection, belonging, source)





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