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OSF Advanced Practice Weekly Online Sessions

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

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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

May 29 – June 9, 2017: Two-Week OSF Workshop in Seattle with Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

May 29 – June 9, 2017
11:00 AM – 2 PM, Mon – Fri
19th & Roy, Capitol Hill, Seattle

Two-week Open Source Forms Seattle Workshop

“[Stephanie is] one of the most memorable dance educators I’ve studied with…She allows you to unfold in ways that are innate, yet unknown to you.”  Laura Reichhardt

 Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty Nate Dryden
Open to all! Daily 3-hour sessions. No prior experience necessary.

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

Deeply rooted in, & fluidly expanded from Skinner Releasing Technique (SRT), Open Source Forms (OSF) is about cross-fertilizations and deep commonalities of SRT and creative process: shedding outer layers, finding primal energy, agility navigating subconscious realms, and imagery as powerful tool for transformation. OSF is a remarkably effective and revolutionary way of learning that can catalyze learning and healing of all kinds. A key mission is individual creative empowerment as an instigator of positive change on the planet. OSF supports our connections amidst our diversity, self-empowerment through deep reflection in community with others, and effortless dissolving of inhibitions.   It’s guided by the philosophy that the source of creativity & wisdom is available in each of us. 

This workshop brings 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. 

 “I had such a fabulous time dancing, & felt so open and alive after each class.”  Eva Karczag, Teacher & Choreographer, Netherlands/NYC

“This work feeds me in ways I’m not able to access otherwise.”  Alwyn O’Brien, Visual Artist, Canada

Fees: $600 full price, $500 for early registration.

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Questions? Contact us with inquiries; we’re happy to hear from you!

Nathan Dryden

Nathan Dryden is a movement artist, teacher, and performer with a MFA in Dance and Choreography from the University of Utah. His work crosses through the fields of contemporary dance, improvisation, theatre, and aerial-dance. Dryden is on faculty as an Open Source Forms teacher trainer and is a certified instructor of the Skinner Releasing Technique at the Introductory and Ongoing levels. He has taught as a guest artist at various universities across the U.S.A. and internationally – including workshops in Turkey, New Zealand, Canada, and England. He is a regular guest artist at the Juniata College Theatre Department teaching, mentoring, and creating/directing works including: And They Lay…Dreaming, Charles Mee’s Big Love, and most recently Samuel Beckett Circus with Kate Clarke.