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.

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415-887-9399

 

PO BOX 2864

Sausalito, CA 94966

Marin County, California, USA

leah@openfloor.org

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Both Sides Now: The Spirit of Paradox

Both Sides Now: The Spirit of Paradox

with Kathy Altman and Lori Saltzman

Feb 21 - 23, 2020

“Only paradox comes anywhere near to comprehending the fullness of life.” -C.G. Jung

In a world that appears more polarized by the minute, we are wise to study the nature of paradox. Paradox is inherent in everything. We expand our chest, our back contracts. We move towards one choice, we move away from another. We face the outside world each day, yet live inside our own internal world view at the same time. We have become accustomed to these daily contradictions. What if we mined the practice of staying open when more than one thing is true at the same time? What if we used paradox to fuel creative possibilities? Ancient Chinese wisdom reminds us that everything in life contains the seed of its apparent opposite. Herein lies the gift that all great masters point us towards: include apparent opposites in our mind and heart, attach to neither and embrace both. This is the path to freedom and union, both on and off the dance floor. Our tools will include Open Floor dance practice, meditation, and verbal inquiry as points of integration. It takes courageous awareness to embrace our humanity and divinity. This workshop will help us hold our feet to our own fire; to be exactly who we are and know ourselves to be more than we can imagine.