Beyond Beginnings Online!


Saturday through Wednesday
18 – 22 December 2021
10 AM – 12 PM Seattle time [zoom]

[In your own time zone: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com]

Join us! We’re inviting those with at least one week experience in Open Source Forms or Skinner Releasing Technique to join current OSF teacher trainees online for a series of five sessions facilitated by Stephanie Skura and Susanna Hood.

These sessions encompass introductory material regularly offered during the second introductory week of OSF Workshops. (Some improvisation also included!)

Once again, we offer three payment options: full, online, & out-of-work price. Full price participants, THANK YOU for helping subsidize those who are, sadly, still out of work due to the pandemic .

Photo Credit: Stephanie Skura & Debra Wanner in Skura’s ’Two Huts’ Photo by Ian Douglas

Fall 2021 Weekly OSF Advanced Practice (Online)

A series of eight two-hour weekly online Advanced Practice OSF Sessions

Sundays 17 October – 12 December 2021
(not including Sunday 28 November)

10am – 12pm Pacific Time (Find the time at your location at https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ )

Register Now!

Designed for those who’ve experienced the full spectrum (3 weeks) of Introductory OSF or SRT
, and want to deepen their practice and/or pursue OSF Teacher Certification. 

This past year we discovered we can indeed feel in-community with each other despite inhabiting separate far-flung environments. That we can experience rewarding levels of intimacy, adventure, trust, and compassion. And that with a playful approach to screens, we’re able to find new forms while avoiding the dreaded ‘zoom fatigue.’

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 the 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, and advanced material created and passed on by Joan and other veterans, and integrated with improvisation experiments — material developed and augmented by Stephanie and other experienced OSF & SRT teachers during the past 25 years.

We’re the only SRT or OSF teachers on the planet, that we know of, currently creating classes at this advanced level! 

To ensure responsible facilitation, participant numbers are limited. Hold your place by registering for the whole series at a significant discount, or register in advance for single sessions.

Photo Credit: Wendy Perron & Stephanie Skura in ’Surreptitious Preparations for an Impossible Total Act’ Photo by Ian Douglas

ANNUAL OSF WORKSHOP Summer 2021 – Online

OPEN TO ALL !

Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator  STEPHANIE SKURA & experienced trainers  NATE DRYDEN, SUSANNA HOOD & KEELY ISAAK MEEHAN

JULY 5 – 23, 2021
Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – Noon PST


In your own time zone: worldtimebuddy.com

These sessions are inclusive, welcoming and vitally useful for both newcomers to the practice and experienced practitioners. Options for two or three weeks, beginning with Week #1.

Now in its eighth year, this annual workshop assembles a world-wide community for dancing, creative practice and deep immersion — in a catalytic environment of colleagues with diverse experiences in teaching, healing, therapy, performance, theater, visual arts, writing, community and visionary organization-building. Workshop participants join OSF Sourcing Deeper participants and OSF teacher trainees for these morning sessions.

Deeply rooted in and 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, and developing a high degree of consciousness without self-consciousness. This work celebrates diversity, collaboration and 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 and creative practice. A key aspect is individual creative empowerment as an instigator of positive change on the planet. 

*Fulfills pre-requisites for OSF Sourcing Deeper. Partially fulfills pre-requisites for OSF Teacher Certification Programs.*


 Bookings are open!

Pandemic-adjusted 3 tiers of fees: full, online, & out-of-work. Those able to pay full price subsidize people out-of-work due to the pandemic. WE THANK YOU!

Two weeks, July 5-16: $515 full/ $350 online/ $175 out-of-work, USD
Three weeks, July 5-23: $670 full/ $450 online/ $225 out-of-work, USD 
[all transaction fees included]

Registration & payment-in-full due by May 30, 2021
Spaces are limited. Register now to hold your spot!

Please contact us below if you are an experienced OSF or SRT practitioner interested in drop-ins. Priority will go to those enrolling for the full 2-or-3-week workshop.

Spring series: Weekly OSF Advanced Practice

28 February – 2 May 2021
Sundays 10 AM – 12 PM Pacific Time [zoom]

[In your own time zone: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com]

Rotating Facilitators: Nate Dryden, Susanna Hood, Keely Isaak Meehan, Stephanie Skura

Pre-requisite: This series is designed for those who’ve experienced the full spectrum (3 weeks) of Introductory OSF or SRT, and want to deepen their practice and/or pursue OSF Teacher Certification. 

To ensure responsible facilitation, participant numbers are limited. Hold your place by registering for the whole series at a significant discount, or register in advance for single sessions.

Due to the popularity of our weekly advanced practice classes this past fall, we’re launching a spring series!  Weekly Advanced Practice OSF Sessions beginning 28 February 2021. 

Moving online due to the pandemic, we discovered we can indeed feel in-community with each other despite inhabiting separate far-flung environments. We can experience rewarding levels of intimacy, adventure, trust and compassion. And with a playful approach to screens, we’re able to find new forms while avoiding the dreaded ‘zoom fatigue.

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 the 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, and advanced material created and passed on by Joan and other veterans, integrated with improvisation experiments — material developed and augmented by Stephanie and other experienced OSF & SRT teachers during the past 25 years.

We’re the only SRT or OSF teachers on the planet, that we know of, currently creating classes at this advanced level! 

Once again, we offer three payment options: full price, online price, and out-of-work price. Full price participants help subsidize those in our field who are, sadly, out of work for the duration — THANK YOU!

A way of moving toward wholeness, sanity, & creative empowerment in our increasingly challenging political climate. 

“Brought me back into a place of great buoyancy & creativity…Such a profoundly empowering, healing & creative body of work.”  Gillian McGinty, California

“It was very important for me to engage in this creative practice, awaken new pathways of my imaginative & physical self, & to be held with such care even in the virtual medium.”

“What a delightful time to spend by the screen that normally just brings tense body & stressed mind — but now what a releasing, healing, creative, touching & funny time it has brought. Thank you for your courage,efforts & generosity to realize this.”  Titta Court, SRT teacher, Finland

Photo Credit: Stephanie Skura & Sally Dean in Surreptitious Preparations for an Impossible Total Act, Roulette, Brooklyn, NY (2016). Photo by Ian Douglas.

OSF Beyond Beginnings Online, Jan – June, 2021

with Susanna Hood

2 separate series of 10 classes of Intermediate-level OSF material + improvisation (possible as drop-in for those who have experienced OSF basics)
Wednesdays, 1pm-3:30pm EST
First series: Jan 20 – March 24
Second series: April 7 – June 16 (April 23 replaces April 21; no class May 19)
Each class: full price – $30; un/underemployed price: $15
Info, registration, and payment: susannahoodhum@gmail.com

OSF Basics Online, JAN-June, 2021

with Susanna Hood

4 separate series of 5 classes of the early introductory OSF material 
Thursdays, 1pm-3pm EST
First series: Jan 21-Feb 18
Second series: Feb 25-March 25
Third series: April 8-May 6 (April 13 replaces April 15)
Fourth series: May 13- June 17 (no class on May 20)
Each series: full price – $125; un/underemployed price: $50
Info, registration, and payment: susannahoodhum@gmail.com

Practice & Process Montreal Oct 30-Nov 1, 2020

Weekend Intensive co-facilitated by Sarah Bild & Susanna Hood (bilingual Eng/Fr)

La Poêle studio, Montreal

Oct 30 – Nov 1, 2020

Friday, 7pm-9:30pm

Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm (with 1hr lunch break)

*COVID alternative dates: Dec 4 – 6, 2020, same hours

Full workshop: $125

Fri night, Sat & Sun 10am-12pm: $65

8-person max, preference given to full workshop participants

Info, registration and payment: lapoele307@gmail.com

Pulling from their practices of Open Source Forms and Action Theater™, Susanna Hood and Sarah Bild will guide us through physical and sensory awakening of the body/mind to prepare us for creative practice. Inviting breath and imagery into the physical self, we will open ourselves to our physical and metaphorical environment and practice noticing, tending to and following creative impulses as they arise, opening a dialogue between inner experience and outer awareness. How does one impulse invite another? How do we give shape to those impulses? How do we embody them for full expression? How do we frame them in space and time? These are questions we will investigate and experience in the afternoon hours.