ONGOING GROUP

Online Dances during the week

Ongoing during the COVID crisis

Our local Open Floor Dance teachers

Online

We’re so happy to be holding our Community Dances on Zoom.
Whether in our living room or out in the forest, dance is a lifeline, health line and soul line. So is gathering with each other.

In July & August, our schedule changes somewhat. Tuesdays and Thursdays, we'll start our day at 8:45am Pacific Daylight Time with a morning movement and dance practice. Each session is one hour long. We ask you please to pre-register for each dance that you plan to attend. Click the REGISTER & JOIN button for the easy sign-up page.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Zoom Room opens at 10:00am Pacific Daylight Time. The dance will go until 11am and at the end, there will be a 15 minute time for socializing, if you choose to stay.

We’re asking a $5-$20+ payment for each dance. Your generosity is appreciated as many of our teachers’ sole support is our dances. We also realize the current crisis affects everyone differently. No one will be turned away for inability to pay. We’d rather you come no matter what.

Sliding scale, $5-$20+ per dance

Everyone is welcome

For more information and to register:

Leah leah@openfloor.org; 415-887-9399

ONLINE CLASS

My Word

6-week online writing groups

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays - click link below for complete info

Lori Saltzman

ONLINE

If anyone wrote the truth of their lives, they will have written a masterpiece. - Isadora Duncan

There’s something so magical about meeting regularly with a small group of friends and/or strangers to write together. For writers and non-writers alike, it’s easier to relax into a simple rhythm: writing, sharing, and listening. What comes through us is real, messy, touching, occasionally heartbreaking, and often hilarious. Over time I come to depend on the refuge of these brief, weekly gatherings.

​I know in my bones that writing awakens the mind and connects hearts. Together we’ll practice writing swiftly enough to outrun our habitual censor. I'll offer up a poem, a single word, a wild headline, a song – the doorways to falling into our own creative stream are endless. We start to know each other beyond our polished selves.

Then we do it again.

Check time in your part of the world
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
Cost: $195 for the series
Group Size Limited to 9
If you would like to be waitlisted please email avril@openfloor.org

$195

No experience needed.

For more information and to register:

ONLINE CLASS

Moving Meditation - The Art of Practice

Thursdays, 4-5:30pm PT

with Kathy Altman

Online

“We are always practicing something, even when we think we are not practicing.”
…. adrienne marie brown

Practice shapes our life norms, world view and habitual responses to everything around us. When we examine our conditioning, we put into practice the ability to see more clearly, feel more deeply and build our tolerance for complexity and change.

This Moving Medication series offers us the chance to embody what we know about ourselves, what we wish to become and how we might bridge the two. Through dance, verbal inquiry and sitting meditation, we will tackle the small and large issues that keep us tethered to old habits and investigate new ways of being in this wide, wooly, wonderful, excruciatingly beautiful world.


$20-25 per class. (No one will be turned away for lack of funds)

Everyone is welcome.

For more information and to register:

Leah Brooks, leah@openfloor.org

Online series

The Power of Paradox

Starting April 16, 2021 - 10am - 12 noon Pacific, Every Friday for 6 weeks

Kathy Altman

ONLINE

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 organic 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, all at the same time. We have become accustomed and sometimes inured 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; investigate opposites in our bodies, hearts and minds. Attach to neither and embrace both.

This is soul retrieval work and a path to freedom, both on and off the dance floor. Our tools will include Open Floor movement, sitting meditation, and verbal inquiry as vehicles for integration.

It takes courageous awareness to embrace both our humanity and divinity. This series will help hold our feet to our own fire; to be exactly who we are and know ourselves to be more than we can imagine.

$189 for 6 weeks; early bird $165 by April 9th

Everyone is welcome.

For more information and to register:

OPEN FLOOR DANCE

Open Floor Dance is a for-profit business. The teachers are members of Open Floor International (OFI) OFI is incorporated as a non-profit organization with 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

info@openfloordance.org

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