Three-week Open Source Forms Pre-Teacher-Training Workshop in West Wales.
Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator STEPHANIE SKURA
September 25 – October 13, 2017
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 2:00 – 6:00 PM, Mon – Fri
Felinganol Forest Retreat, Cardigan, West Wales: magical woodland retreat
TRAINING FEE: $1,500 USD FOR TRAINING [All payments for training must be in US dollars!]
ACCOMMODATIONS (arrange directly with Meriel Goss: firstname.lastname@example.org):
£420 – £600 GBP for single or shared cabins. More info on cabin rentals.
For those living or staying nearby, some non-residential places are available.
Only eight places available! Your space will be held, first-come-first-served, with a non-refundable $300 USD registration deposit. The balance of $1200 USD is due by July 20, 2017. If interested, please email & tell us the nature of your experience with SRT &/or OSF: email@example.com
For people interested in learning to teach OSF who need more experience in the practice before entering the OSF Teacher Certification Program. It includes the full spectrum of introductory OSF material, improvisation sessions, & in-depth discussions about methods & underlying concepts.
Though not a commitment to the full OSF Teacher Certification Program, the 3-week Pre-Training Program provides prerequisites** & a sense of the nature of OSF Teacher Certification, to better know if it’s for you. It’s a ‘first pass’ at the complex array of considerations hidden behind the teaching veil, all required to effectively facilitate these transformative sessions.
Unless you have many years’ experience with this practice — & even if you do — this preparatory program is recommended for all OSF teacher-trainees. It renders the rigors of OSF Teacher Certification more digestible, less overwhelming, and more fun! We successfully instigated this OSF 3-week Pre-TT program in the States, & are seeing that sufficient experience in the less-demanding-but-rigorous atmosphere of OSF Pre-TT makes all the difference in maximum digestion during Certification and, ultimately a gratifying & successful teaching career. Though there are no short-cuts in this training, we come to appreciate the rich rewards of an authentic, grounded process that guides us smoothly along our journey.
** If you’ve already had the equivalent of one two-week OSF workshop, this 3-week workshop will complete your prerequisites for our next OSF Teacher Certification Programs during 2018/19 in Seattle or in Europe.**
OSF is creatively empowering for both teachers & their students. A rigorous, soul-expanding program, OSF Teacher Certification gives a solid grounding in methods & deep understanding of the work, ultimately empowering teachers & their students to expand OSF to adapt to changing circumstances in our lives & worlds, & integrate it with other practices they embrace. A key mission is individual creative empowerment as an instigator of positive change on the planet.
“Holding this program at Felinganol is an extra bonus for us. I find it among the most special places on the earth, with a stream, organic garden & meals, & ‘one of the 10 most spectacular hidden beaches on the planet’ a 5-minute drive away. Training together in such a magical location immeasurably enhances the learning experience.” Stephanie
“Stephanie Skura is one of the most inspired & inspiring teachers I’ve ever studied with. She is a singular teacher whose wisdom & breadth of experience are a gift to those interested in expanding their perception of movement, where it comes from, and how it can trigger deep creativity on numerous levels.” Juliette Mapp, Choreographer & Teacher, NYC
“One of the most memorable dance educators I’ve studied with…She allows you to unfold in ways that are innate, yet unknown to you.” Laura Reichhardt, Choreographer
“I had such a fabulous time dancing, & felt so open and alive after each class.” Eva Karczag, Teacher & Choreographer, The Netherlands
“This work feeds me in ways I’m not able to access otherwise.” Alwyn O’Brien, Visual Artist, Canada