Category Archives: Workshops

July 6 – 24, 2020: OSF Summer Workshop in Seattle with Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty

“Some of the best teaching & guidance I’ve ever received in my dancing/movement life! Don’t miss it.”  Jeremy Steward, 2017 Certified OSF teacher 

OPEN TO ALL, NO PRIOR OSF EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Options for two or three weeks, beginning with Week #1.

July 6 – 24, 2020
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Mon – Fri
19th & Roy, Capitol Hill, Seattle

 Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty Susanna Hood & Nate Dryden, assisted by Keely Isaak Meehan

 Open to all! Daily 3-hour sessions. No prior experience necessary. Participants need to begin on first day, & participate daily. Drop-in’s OK with significant prior experience with OSF or Skinner Releasing Technique.

** Partially fulfills requirements for applicants to OSF Teacher Certification Program.**

Workshop participants will join Sourcing Deeper OSF participants for morning OSF technique sessions, bringing together a worldwide community for dancing, creative practice, and deep immersion — in a catalytic environment of colleagues with diverse experiences in teaching, healing, therapy, performance, theater, community, and visionary organization-building.

Deeply rooted in & fluidly expanded from Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), OSF involves shedding outer layers, accessing primal energy, agility navigating subconscious realms, imagery as potent tool for transformation, & developing a high degree of consciousness without self-consciousness. This work celebrates diversity, collaboration & individual empowerment: free of inhibition, accessing intuition, inviting the mind to collaborate. OSF sessions offer potent tools to access freedom, specificity & courage in movement, vocal practice & creative practice. A key aspect is individual creative empowerment as an instigator of positive change on the planet.

*Satisfies pre-requisites for OSF Sourcing Deeper Programs*

Bookings are now open!
$100 DISCOUNT  w/ non-refundable deposit ($100)  by Mar 15, 2020

TWO WEEKS, July 6 – 17: $515 USD with $100 deposit by 15 March 2020; $615 USD regular fee thereafter (all transaction fees included). Choose the item below to make a deposit.

THREE WEEKS, July 6 – 24: $670 USD with $100 deposit by 15 March 2020; $770 USD regular fee thereafter (transaction fees included). Choose the item below to make a deposit for the Three Week Workshop.

“Working with you creatively has instigated some of the most juicy & inspiring dancing times of my life… Hit the spot by offering the range from physical to embodied intellectual to creative composition…So much care and respect for the people with whom you share the learning space.”

July 6 – 24, 2020: OSF Sourcing Deeper in Seattle with Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 3 PM – 6 PM, Mon – Fri
19th Ave & Roy St
Seattle


Faculty: Stephanie Skura, Nate Dryden, Susanna Hood, assisted by Keely Isaak Meehan

View Pre-requisites and Application

The  3-WEEK OSF SOURCING DEEPER  preparatory program (formerly called OSF Pre-Teacher-Training) is designed for experienced OSF & Skinner Releasing practitioners who long to more deeply understand underlying conceptual structures & strategies of OSF. Some may decide to follow with an OSF Teacher Certification Program. Others may want to take the work in other directions.

Though not a commitment to OSF Teacher Training, OSF Sourcing Deeper is a required pre-requisite for all applicants to OSF Teacher Certification Programs.  It’s also designed for those who might take the work in other directions —  e.g. research in movement, somatics or other fields, integrations with other practices, or purely for study & reflection, allowing future applications to unfold in time. 

OSF Sourcing Deeper is a ‘first pass’ at the complex array of skills & concepts that allow facilitators to create seemingly magical environments conducive to deeply transformative experiences. 

The program includes the full spectrum of Introductory Level OSF material in morning sessions, plus substantive afternoon participatory discussions, vocal practice, sophisticated improvisational practice, hands-on practice, writing & drawing practice, language & music considerations — plus related readings in relevant philosophical topics that enhance our understanding of the profound concepts underlying this practice. For those who choose to follow with OSF Teacher Training, Sourcing Deeper will render the rigors of OSF Teacher Certification more digestible, less overwhelming, and more fun!

After Seattle sessions conclude, Sourcing Deeper participants planning to join an OSF Teacher Training Program will continue their process during the intervening year with independent study projects, including faculty feedback via skype or email.

Fees

With accepted application by 15 January 2020 and Early Deposit by 15 February 2020, the cost for Sourcing Deeper is $1752 (all fees included).

Late Registration cost is $1906 USD (all fees included).

Registration information will be provided upon acceptance. Please see the form below to apply!

PREREQUISITES FOR OSF SOURCING DEEPER

Applicants for OSF Sourcing Deeper need experience with a minimum of two consecutive weeks of Introductory Open Source Forms or Skinner Releasing Technique, preferably within the past two years. To apply for OSF Sourcing Deeper Seattle 2020, please complete the application below before January 15, 2020.

16 December, 2019 – 10 January, 2020: Year #2 of Europe OSF 2018/19/20 Teacher Certification with Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

16 December, 2019 – 10 January, 2020
10:30 AM – 6 PM, Monday – Friday
Year #2 of 2018/19/20 Europe OSF Teacher Certification Program
Brescia, Italy 

With teacher trainers OSF creator Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

Final Year of OSF Teacher Certification in Europe!
Open to current participants in this Teacher Certification Group, + anyone who’s completed Year #1 of OSF Teacher Certification & wants to complete Year #2.. Certified OSF teachers are encouraged to participate during all or part, at deeply discounted rates.

Includes weekly advanced morning OSF sessions, open to all OSF advanced practitioners who have experienced Intro level OSF. Details & registration coming soon! 

TRAINEE COST : $3000 USD per year. Includes bi-weekly private sessions.
Hold your place with a non-refundable deposit of $400 USD. Balance is due October 15, 2019.

COST FOR CERTIFIED OSF TEACHERS with current OSF web memership: $150 per week.

Please visit these pages for specifics on our OSF Teacher Certification Program & its prerequisites. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:

http://opensourceforms.com/teacher-training

 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, & have options & guidelines to integrate it with other practices they embrace. A key mission is individual creative empowerment as an instigator of positive change on the planet. 

If interested in future OSF Teacher Certifications, please message us below, or email info@opensourceforms.com

“It’s impossible to thank you adequately for the immensity, generosity, hilarity, depth & expansiveness of what you’ve brought to this Teacher Training.”  Meaghen Buckley, Certified OSF Teacher, 2014

December, 2019 – January 2020: Four Advanced OSF Sessions in Brescia, Italy

 

Monday, 16 December, 2019
Saturday, 21 December, 2019
Monday, 30 December 2019
Monday, 6 January 2020

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Designed for those who’ve experienced the full spectrum (3 weeks) of Introductory OSF or SRT, & want to deepen their practice, &/or pursue OSF Teacher Certification in future.
Facilitated by Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

LOCATION

i.dan.ce
(International Dance Center, formerly Container12)
Via Giosuè Carducci, 12 / E
2582 Botticino BS
Italy
[Note: Botticino is just east of Brescia]

Advanced OSF material is deeply rooted in & fluidly expanded from advanced Skinner Releasing practice. It’s where OSF/SRT Introductory work is headed! New alignment insights, new depths, more & deeper deep-states, transporting imagery.  Joan Skinner did not intend Advanced Level SRT to be codified or limited to 12 ‘Ongoing’ SRT classes.  She left us with a wealth of material not included in those 12 classes. Our advanced sessions are culled from decades of notes, explorations, & advanced material passed on by Joan & other veterans, & integrated with Stephanie’s improvisation experiments — material developed & augmented by Stephanie & other experienced SRT teachers during the past 25 years. This level of the practice is sophisticated, deep, evolved in alignment approaches — richly navigating states below conscious level.

Stephanie is the only SRT or OSF teacher on the planet, that we know of, currently creating classes at this advanced level !  

FEES

Special rate of €25 per session if paid in advance (at least two sessions, or €50). If not paid in advance, regular drop-in rate is €30 per session.

13-15 December, 2019: OSF 3-Day Introductory Workshop in Brescia, Italy with Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

“Some of the best teaching & guidance I’ve ever received in my dancing/movement life! Don’t miss it.”  Jeremy Steward, 2017 Certified OSF teacher 

OPEN TO ALL, NO PRIOR OSF EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

13, 14 & 15 December, 2019
Friday, 13 December: 6 – 9 PM
Saturday, 14 December, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Sunday, 15 December, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

LOCATION

i.dan.ce
(International Dance Center, formerly called Container12)
Via Giosuè Carducci, 12 / E
2582 Botticino BS
Italy
[Note: Botticino is just east of Brescia]

These sessions are inclusive, welcoming & vitally useful for both newcomers to the practice & experienced practitioners. OSF is deeply rooted in & fluidly expanded from Skinner Releasing Technique. We integrate introductory OSF with improvisational experiments developed by Skura over three decades of interdisciplinary choreographic research.

Cost: €150 or €120 if full payment received by 20 November, 2019.
(Participants need to begin on Day 1 & attend consecutive days. Drop-ins OK only with significant experience in OSF or SRT)

Deeply rooted in & fluidly expanded from Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), OSF involves shedding outer layers, accessing primal energy, agility navigating subconscious realms, imagery as potent tool for transformation, & developing a high degree of consciousness without self-consciousness. This work celebrates diversity, collaboration & individual empowerment: free of inhibition, accessing intuition, inviting the mind to collaborate. OSF sessions offer potent tools to access freedom, specificity & courage in movement, vocal practice & creative practice. A key aspect is individual creative empowerment as an instigator of positive change on the planet.

“Working with you creatively has instigated some of the most juicy & inspiring dancing times of my life… Offers the range from physical to embodied intellectual to creative composition…So much care & respect for the people with whom you share the learning space.” (OSF Participants)

Contact us with inquiries. We’re happy to hear from you!

First srt/osf international seminar in Central America

This is a call for artists in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For the first time, an international seminar on Skinner Releasing Technique and Open Source Forms, taught in Spanish, will take place in the region.

The seminar will happen from October 1 to 5, 2019, in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, and is open to movers in general, dancers, actors, circus artists, or any other creators interested in movement and perception.

The complete information on the seminar, in Spanish, can be found in this link

June 3 – 14, 2019: OSF Spring Workshop in Seattle with Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

“Some of the best teaching & guidance I’ve ever received in my dancing/movement life! Don’t miss it.”  Jeremy Steward, 2017 Certified OSF teacher 

OPEN TO ALL, NO PRIOR OSF EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

June 3 – 14, 2019

11 AM – 2 PM, Mon – Fri

19th & Roy, Capitol Hill, Seattle

These sessions are inclusive, welcoming & vitally useful for both newcomers to the practice & experienced practitioners. OSF is deeply rooted in & fluidly expanded from Skinner Releasing Technique. These sessions integrate introductory OSF with improvisational experiments developed by Skura over three decades of interdisciplinary choreographic research.

Now in its sixth year, this annual Seattle spring workshop brings together a worldwide community for dancing, creative practice, & deep immersion — in a catalytic environment of colleagues with diverse experiences in teaching, healing, therapy, performance, theater, visual arts, writing, community-building, & visionary organization-development.

*Partially fulfills prerequisites for OSF Teacher Certification Program.*

Cost: $600 or $500 if nonrefundable deposit of $100 received by April 15, 2019.

Balance due May 15, 2019.

“Working with you creatively has instigated some of the most juicy & inspiring dancing times of my life… Hit the spot by offering the range from physical to embodied intellectual to creative composition…So much care and respect for the people with whom you share the learning space.”

Contact us with inquiries. We’re happy to hear from you!

Moving for Meaning

 

February 19, February 26, March 5, March 12, 2019

Artists’ Health Centre Dance Studio, 10 am – 12 pm

Series of 4 workshops: Free with registration

Movement workshops for dancers will help you tap into our creative energy and experiential knowledge. Led by dancer/choreographer Yvonne Ng and RSW Matthew Eldridge, they will blend the Open Source Forms© movement approach with creative practices to explore issues in artists’ health. Time will be set aside for facilitated reflections on each session’s movement focus. Limited spaces available. Registration is for entire series only.

January 7-11, 2019: 5-morning OSF workshop with Susanna Hood, Vancouver, BC, CANADA

MascallDance presents in partnership with The Training Society of Vancouver:

Open Source Forms with Susanna Hood

January 7-11, 2019, 10am-2pm daily

MascallDance
1130 Jervis Street
V6E 3C7 Vancouver, British Columbia

Early Bird Rate: Up to December 31: $400
From January 1: $500

For those for whom the price is restrictive, there is a 20% off code at checkout: 20OFFHOOD.

(Potential scholarships available for those for whom even the discounted rates are prohibitive. Please contact Alexa Mardon directly if this is the case: alexamardon@gmail.com)

Registration: https://squareup.com/store/MascallDance

This workshop is eligible for a CADA/BC Training Subsidy.

In this five-morning workshop, Susanna offers introductory level OSF material in combination with improvisation structures using movement, voice, drawing, and writing.

The nature of the working process is web-like, cumulative and will happen in layers with no two days exactly the same. Each session is unique and draws on modalities of touch, deep-state imagery, alignment-focused exercises, and scores for improvisation. The sessions promote experiential learning, allowing for the timing of each individual’s process of discovery and integration, working both together and alone but in community. In this way, people of all levels of experience can explore alongside each other, tailoring the work to their individual capacities and needs.

Depending on the interest of participants and guided by their individual experience within the classes, one or two of the sessions may include in-depth discussion into essential concepts and pedagogical principals of OSF.

The class is open to adults of all ages, performers and non-performers alike.

March 7-11, 2019 OSF Teachers Conference and Advanced Practice Workshop in Seattle

4-DAY OPEN SOURCE FORMS TEACHERS CONFERENCE & ADVANCED PRACTICE WORKSHOP

TEACHERS CONFERENCE

March 7-11, 2019, Thurs evening;  Fri, Sat, Sun, 10:30 AM – 6 PM; Mon 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
19th & Roy, Capitol Hill, Seattle
All certified OSF & SRT teachers & trainees invited! Morning Advanced Practice sessions facilitated by Stephanie Skura. Afternoons will include time for all of us to share our research, experiments or performances, address topics of interest, catch up on recent updates, & delve deeper into OSF concepts we’re curious to explore.
Fee: $323 USD

REGISTER for OSF Teachers’ Conference

 

ADVANCED PRACTICE WORKSHOP

Mar 8-11, 2018, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
facilitated by Stephanie Skura

Prerequisites: Open to those who’ve experienced the full spectrum of Introductory OSF or SRT (3 weeks) & want to deepen their practice. Some might want to pursue OSF Teacher Certification in future — or not.

Advanced OSF material is deeply rooted in & fluidly expanded from advanced Skinner Releasing practice. Though twelve codified ‘Ongoing’ SRT classes are sometimes taught, Stephanie creates unique advanced sessions, culled from a wealth of material passed on by SRT creator Joan Skinner & early practitioners, & integrated with Skura’s evolving improvisational research.  This level of the practice is sophisticated, deep, evolved in alignment approaches — richly navigating states below conscious level.
Fee: $207 USD

REGISTER for  Advanced Practice Workshop

We’re EXCITED to have an opportunity to be together with our hearts, physical selves, spirits & brains — interacting, discovering, anchoring, dreaming — & navigating toward wholeness, sanity, & creative empowerment in our challenging political climate.

Please contact us below if you have questions.