OPEN FLOOR INTERNATIONAL

OFI is incorporated as a non-profit organization. Our international program is currently in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status. OFI is a creative collaboration of seasoned movement teachers from all corners of the planet. We use the universal language of movement as a means of self-discovery and relationship building.

CONTACT

415-887-9399

 

PO BOX 2864

Sausalito, CA 94966

Marin County, California, USA

leah@openfloor.org

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MOVING MATTERS

If we're not supposed to dance,
then why all this music?

—GREGORY ORR

Don't Miss Out on having FUN with our Community:

Dec 3rd is our Holiday Benefit Dance

Start the bidding on our fantastic Silent Auction

All funds raised go back to our community..

OPEN FLOOR IS...

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DANCE

On the Open Floor we speak in body language. We come to dance whether we need to reflect or to rock out. The practice encourages us to be genuine, truthful, and authentic.

RELATIONSHIP

We are always in relationship: to ourselves and each other, family members, friends, lovers, neighbors, co-workers. Yet close, healthy relationships is often the hardest yoga of all. Moving together is a potent and exhilarating way to learn.

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COMMUNITY

The Open Floor Marin community has been gathering to dance since 1984. Dancing in community helps us build trust, cultivate boundaries, and practice the art of generosity on and off the dance floor.  We welcome first timers and seasoned movers to share Open Floor classes, workshops, and Community Dances.

WEEKLY EVENTS

SATURDAY
UPCOMING TEACHERS
November 9: Jennifer Burner
November 16: Joseph Machado

Community Dance

Pickleweed Community Center

San Rafael

9:30 — 11:30am

SUNDAY
UPCOMING TEACHERS
November 10: Claire Alexander
November 17: Jennifer Burner

Community Dance

MLK Gym, Coloma St

Sausalito

1st Session: 8:30 —10:30am

2nd Session: 11:00am —1:00pm

THURSDAY
TEACHERS
Lori Saltzman & Kathy Altman

Moving Meditation

Tam Valley Community Center

Mill Valley

10:15am — 12:15pm

THIS WEEK'S FLOOR TALK
WHEN WE DANCE...
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WE'RE
LESS SEDENTARY

As more and more westerners spend the largest part of their day sitting, dance has been dubbed “the kale of exercise.” Research is growing: regular dancing prevents a long list of diseases, increases emotional well-being, and boosts mood, memory and longevity.

BELONGING
IS POSSIBLE

Some say our most essential need is to belong; dance communities often feed this healthy hunger. Human beings must have a place where we are known and welcome. When we share a dance floor, regularly and over time, we organically share births, blessings, divorces, deaths, disasters and delights that life brings.

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WE'RE
LESS LONELY

Social isolation and digitized virtual contact makes us forget the vital benefits of literally reaching out and touching someone. In order to thrive, human beings need to be with others -- in real time -- laughing, loving, fumbling, learning, giving and receiving embodied attention.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

NOV 8 - 10

Write of Passage Philadelphia

with Lori Saltzman

JAN 31 - FEB 6, 2020

UNMASKING

with Kathy Altman & Lori Saltzman

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

APRIL 1 - 5, 2020

Ground Floor Lab

with Heather Ehlers and Joseph Machado

HELP SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED

Our fundraising has raised over a quarter of a million dollars

to support people in need around the globe.