We offer several official Open Source Forms Programs, from workshops that require no previous experience, to advanced work and teacher certification. Most workshops and programs are held in Seattle, WA.
Due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have shifted all July 2020 workshops and programs online.
The OSF ANNUAL OPEN WORKSHOP is open to all — those without prior experience in Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), Open Source Forms (OSF) or traditional dance, as well as more experienced practitioners. This workshop assembles a worldwide community for movement, creative practice & deep immersion in a catalytic environment of colleagues with diverse experiences in teaching, healing, therapy, performance, theater, visual art, writing, community-building & organization-development.
The next OSF Annual Open Workshop will be held July 6 – 24, 2020, 10:30am – 1:30pm, Monday through Friday.
The OSF SOURCING DEEPER preparatory program is designed for experienced OSF & SRT 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.
The next OSF Sourcing Deeper program will be held July 6 – 24, 2020, 10:30am – 6pm, Monday through Friday.
OSF Teacher Certification is a rigorous program that prepares teachers to be inventive and responsive to specific situations, while deeply understanding underlying spirit and intentions of the work. OSF offers methods to access depth, specificity, courage, rigor, integration and freedom in movement, vocal practice and performance. It empowers teachers to adapt these methods and discover their own in response to their teaching and performance situations.
Provided enough qualified applicants, the next OSF Teacher Certification program will begin in 2021.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Annual OSF Advanced Practice Workshop and Teachers’ Conference have been postponed until further notice.
Annual OSF Advanced Practice Workshop
The annual OSF Advanced Practice Workshop is 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 Sourcing Deeper or 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.
Dates and times for the next Advanced Practice Workshop TBA.
Annual OSF Teachers’ Conference
All certified OSF & SRT teachers & trainees are invited to our annual OSF Teachers’ Conference. 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 are curious to explore.
Dates and times for the next OSF Teachers’ Conference TBA.