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New! Further Beyond Beginnings in Seattle

OPEN SOURCE FORMS
FURTHER BEYOND BEGINNINGS

July 11- 15, 2022 — IN-PERSON
Monday through Friday
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Russian Community Center
Capitol Hill, Seattle
Facilitators: Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

Cost: $30/day or $130 for full week (5 days).

Join us! If you have at least two weeks’ experience with Open Source Forms or Skinner Releasing, we invite you to join current OSF Teacher Trainees for five daily sessions, encompassing material offered during the third week of OSF programs.

First-week material is what’s most often taught in OSF & SRT workshops, and itself comprises a body of foundational material that bears deeper & deeper exploration for many years. Those who’ve gone a bit beyond WEEK1 may have experienced some of the fascinating, valuable developments of WEEK 2 material.

The rarely-taught material of WEEK 3 — elegant, intricate and absorbing — offers a bridge toward the highly sophisticated, deeply nourishing world of Advanced Practice. Images are more sophisticated. We are ready to spend more time in deep processing mode, and more deeply within our own psyches. We find new effective alignment awarenesses and methods for opening our voices. Energy moves in spirals. Many concepts are integrated, and we discover the web-like connections within ourselves, with each other, & with the world. As awareness expands both inward and outward, we find new avenues for healing, a calming sense of compassionate connection, and ready pathways toward presence & suppleness that extend into our lives beyond the studio.

During what often feels like an increasingly stressful world swirling around us, we Open Sourcerors feel continually grateful for the valuable resource of this practice in our lives.

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

OSF Beyond Beginnings Online, March 15 – April 19, 2022 with Susanna Hood

Tuesdays from 1-3pm ET (Montreal)
March 15 – April 19, 2022
Price: $120 CAD

These classes are destined for anyone who has had at least the first week of OSF/SRT Introductory material. Depending on enrollment, I may play with some remixing as in the Jan/Feb series. However I will prioritize foundational sequences,  beginning with material from the second week for anyone experiencing this level of the work for the first time.


Info, registration, and payment: susannahoodhum@gmail.com

OSF Basics Online, Jan 26 – February 23, 2022 with Susanna Hood

Wednesdays from 1-3pm ET (Montreal)
January 26 – Feb 23, 2022
Price: $100 CAD

These classes will focus on the foundational material from the first week’s worth of OSF/SRT Introductory material. It is perfect for anyone new to the practice and a great opportunity for those with more experience to go more deeply into this basic material.


Info, registration, and payment: susannahoodhum@gmail.com

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.

Many have experienced basic OSF & SRT again & again during one-week workshops. This is an opportunity to move on into some of the fascinating territory that exists beyond.

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

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 Advanced Practice Weekly Online Sessions

18 October – 20 December 2020
Sundays 10 AM – 12 PM Seattle time [zoom]

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

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

Following our surprisingly rewarding experiences offering Open Source Forms programs ONLINE VIA ZOOM in July and September, we’re excitedly following up with two-hour weekly online Advanced Practice OSF Sessions beginning October 18, 2020. 

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. 

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, 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.

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

Waitlist open for OSF Summer Workshop with Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty

Please Note:

The OSF Open Workshop is now full, please contact us below to be added to our waitlist.

Due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have shifted all July 2020 workshops and programs online.

“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
Mornings: Monday – Friday, 10am – 12pm PDT
Location: ONLINE

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

 Open to all! Daily 2-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*

FEES (All transaction fees included)

For OSF July 2020 online workshops, we’re offering three fee options:

1) 30% reduced rate for online participation [specific amounts below], since online program expenses are reduced (no studio rent, no faculty travel or housing expenses). 

2) You can opt to pay full price (former early-bird discount rate)if you still have a salary & can afford to pay a little more. We’ll use it to subsidize those who are more financially vulnerable during this uncertain time.

3) Further reduced rate  (50% of online fee) for those out of work due to this pandemic & struggling to pay program fees. 

New fees for each program:
2-week Open Workshop:
Full price $515. Online: $350. Out-of-work: $175
3-week Open Workshop:
Full price $670. Online $450. Out-of-work:  $225

Registration and payment due by May 30.

Join the Waiting List or Ask a Question:

“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 Summer Workshop with Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty

Please Note:

Due to safety concerns during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have shifted all July 2020 workshops and programs online.

Registration is still open, and we are excited to be able to welcome new participants who were not able to travel to Seattle!

See Sourcing Deeper program description below for further registration details.

“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
Mornings: Monday – Friday, Hours TBA
Location: ONLINE

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

 Open to all! Daily 2-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*

FEES (All transaction fees included)

For OSF July 2020 online workshops, we’re offering three fee options:

1) 30% reduced rate for online participation [specific amounts below], since online program expenses are reduced (no studio rent, no faculty travel or housing expenses). 

2) You can opt to pay full price (former early-bird discount rate)if you still have a salary & can afford to pay a little more. We’ll use it to subsidize those who are more financially vulnerable during this uncertain time.

3) Further reduced rate  (50% of online fee) for those out of work due to this pandemic & struggling to pay program fees. 

New fees for each program:
2-week Open Workshop:
Full price $515. Online: $350. Out-of-work: $175
3-week Open Workshop:
Full price $670. Online $450. Out-of-work:  $225

To hold your place & price: Register by April 30, balance due by May 30.

“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.”

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

17 December 2018 – 11 January 2019: 2-4 Week OSF Winter Workshop in 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!
Options for two, three, or four weeks, beginning with Week #1.
Weeks 1 -3 comprise OSF Introductory Level.
Participants during Week #4 have a chance to taste the rarely taught Advanced Level!

17 December 2018 – 11 January 2019
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Mon – Fri
Brescia, Italy

Two, Three, or Four-Week Open Source Forms Seattle Workshop

 Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty Nate Dryden 

Participants need to begin on first day, & participate daily. Drop-in’s OK with significant prior experience in OSF or SRT.

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

Workshop participants will join OSF teacher trainees & pre-teacher-trainees for morning OSF technique sessions, bringing 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, community, & visionary organization-building. 

COST: $515 USD two weeks, $670 USD three weeks, $775 USD  four weeks. Nonrefundable deposit of $100 USD (plus applicable fees) by September 15, 2018 will hold your place. Tuition balance due by October 1, 2018 (or you have option to pay  full amount now).

“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!