OSF Programs

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.

Please Note:

Due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have shifted all workshops and programs online for the foreseeable future.

Annual OSF Open Workshop

The annual OSF 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 2020 OSF Annual Workshop was July 6 – 24. The next OSF Annual Open Workshop will be held in the summer of 2021.

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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.

The 2020 Advanced Practice Workshop will be held online, 4-7 September 2020, 10am – 1pm PDT.

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Sourcing Deeper

The  OSF SOURCING DEEPER 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 2020 Sourcing Deeper program has just completed. The next OSF Sourcing Deeper program will be held in Summer 2021.

Details, Pre-requisites, and Program Application Form

OSF Teacher Certification

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.

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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.

The 2020 OSF Teachers’ Conference will be held online, 4-7 September 2020, 10am – 5pm PDT.

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