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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!

17 December, 2018 – 11 January, 2019: Year #1 of Europe OSF 2018/19/20 Teacher Certification with Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

17 December, 2018 – 11 January, 2019 [similar dates in 2019/20/21]
10:30 AM – 6 PM, Monday – Friday
Year #1 of 2018/19/20 Europe OSF Teacher Certification Program
Brescia, Italy 


With teacher trainers OSF creator Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

We’re thrilled to inaugurate a Teacher Certification in Europe!
Participant numbers are very limited, for greatest benefit of participants.
Applicants to this program need substantive experience in Open Source Forms and/or Skinner Releasing Technique. We strongly advise, for most potential trainees, joining a 3-Week OSF Pre-Teacher Training Program before applying to OSF Teacher Certification.

COST: $3000 USD per year. Includes bi-weekly private sessions, faculty feedback on major project during Year #1, & faculty feedback on several between-year projects.
Hold your place with a non-refundable deposit of $400 USD.
Balance is due by 1 September, 2018

A few places are still open for trainees accepted into this program! 

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 Europe OSF Teacher Certification 2018/19/20/21, 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

Register Here:

September 10-12, 2018 – Open Source Forms & Creative Play with Susanna Hood

September 10, 11, 12, 2018

10am-1pm

Dovercourt  House 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON

$80 for all 3 classes ($30/class)

Drop-ins welcome for day 1 and exceptionally for other days depending on previous experience

To Register: meryem.muginov@gmail.com

Minimum $30 deposit required on registration

In this three-morning workshop, Susanna offers introductory level OSF material in combination with improvisation structures using movement, voice, drawing, and writing.  OSF, founded by dance artist and master teacher Stephanie Skura in 2008 is a fluid expansion of Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), developed as a revolutionary way of learning by Joan Skinner in the 1960’s. Some basic principals underpinning the work are: that we are all born with natural grace and coordination with free and open voices & natural creativity; that in letting go of learned patterns of holding, of preconception, and of expectation we can connect to our own inherent process and potential; that sound is an expression of and release of energy; that learning through allowing instead of forcing gives us access to fullness with less effort; that we can be physically touched and transformed by the use of imagery; that play is a fundamental part of our humanness. (To learn more about OSF and SRT please visit https://opensourceforms.com and http://www.skinnerreleasing.com/aboutsrt.html).

The nature of the working process is web-like, cumulative and will happen in layers with no two days exactly the same. This is why the sessions are best experienced in their entirety. We will work with touch, deep-state imagery, and waking-state exercises and scores for improvisation. The sessions are guided mostly through experiential learning, allowing for the timing of each individual’s process of discovery and integration, working both together and alone but in community.

The class is open to adults of all ages, performers and non-performers alike. The class will cater to the average level of its participants’ previous experience with OSF/SRT.

Susanna Hood Biography:

Susanna Hood is a compelling performer, maker and teacher in dance and music and was the artistic director of hum dansoundart (https://humdansoundart.wordpress.com/company/) from 2000-2013. Beginning her career in 1991 with the Toronto Dance Theatre, independently she has performed the works of many Canadian choreographers, composers, and filmmakers. She performs widely as an improviser in dance and music, and has collaborated extensively in theatre as a movement director.  Her choreography, compositions, and interdisciplinary collaborations have been presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stage and film since 1991. Her work is marked by a dynamic synthesis of voice and movement, creating intimate, raw and sensual performance work.

From 2015-2017 Susanna completed the Pilot #2 of the Research Studios at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium with emphasis on the synergistic relations between dance and music. Since 2004, Susanna has been teaching improvisation, composition, and voice and movement synthesis in various institutions and through independent workshops across Canada. Since 2012 Susanna has become a teacher trainer of Open Source Forms (OSF), a practice that combines the principles of Skinner Releasing method with the varied and developing practices of its teachers. . http://susannahood.ca

 

June 18 – July 13, 2018: Year #1 of Seattle OSF 2018/19 Teacher Certification with Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty

June 18 – July 13, 2018 [similar dates in 2019]
10:30 AM – 6 PM, Monday – Friday
Year #1 of 2018/19 Seattle OSF Teacher Certification Program
19th & Roy, Capitol Hill, Seattle

With teacher trainers  Stephanie Skura (OSF creator) &  Co-Faculty

COST: $3000 USD per year. Includes bi-weekly private sessions, faculty feedback on major project during Year #1, & faculty feedback on several between-year projects.
Hold your place with a non-refundable deposit by February 15, 2018.
Balance is due by April 15, 2018

Bookings are now open for trainees accepted into this program! 

Participant numbers are very limited, for greatest benefit of participants.  Applicants to this two-year program need substantive experience in Open Source Forms and/or Skinner Releasing Technique. We strongly advise, for most potential trainees, joining a 3-Week OSF Pre-Teacher Training Program before applying to OSF Teacher Certification.

Please visit these pages for specifics on our OSF Teacher Certification Program & its prerequisites. If, after reading, 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 Seattle OSF Teacher Certification 2018/19, please message us below.

“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

June 18 – July 13, 2018: 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, three, or four weeks, beginning with Week #1.
Weeks 1 -3 comprise Introductory Level.
Those who participate during Week #4 will have an opportunity to experience the rarely taught Advanced Level!

June 18 – July 13, 2018
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Mon – Fri
19th & Roy, Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

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

 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 OSF teacher trainees & pre-teacher-trainees 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. 

Places are still open!
$100 DISCOUNT extended with non-refundable deposit of $100  
$515 for two weeks, $670 for three weeks, $775 for four weeks
(includes transaction fees)

Full Price: $615/$770/$875 USD full price for 2/3/4 weeks.

“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!

January 15 – February 19, 2018: Intro to OSF with Keely Isaak Meehan in Seattle

Open Source Forms with Keely Isaak Meehan

*Note, this series now begins on January 15 and runs through February 19*

January 15 – February 19, 2018

A 6-week workshop – Mondays, 7-9pm

Studio Current

1100 E Pike Street

$108 for the whole workshop. As this workshop is progressive week-to-week, no drop-ins allowed. Please email keely@manifoldmotion.com for registration and payment info.

Studio Current 2017/18 Artist-in-Residence Keely Isaak Meehan offers a six week introductory Open Source Forms workshop.

Delve into freedom of movement and expression! Guided by the philosophy that the source of creativity and wisdom is available in each of us, Open Source Forms offers methods to access depth, specificity, courage and freedom in movement and creativity for all.

Over the course of this workshop, we will use imagery to shed inhibitions, find ease of movement, and access deep physical intuition. No previous dance experience necessary, only an openness to exploration.