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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. (Some improvisation also included!)

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

Fall 2021 Weekly OSF Advanced Practice (Online)

A series of eight two-hour weekly online Advanced Practice OSF Sessions

Sundays 17 October – 12 December 2021
(not including Sunday 28 November)

10am – 12pm Pacific Time (Find the time at your location at https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ )

Register Now!

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. 

This past year 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, and 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.

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

ANNUAL OSF WORKSHOP Summer 2021 – Online

OPEN TO ALL !

Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator  STEPHANIE SKURA & experienced trainers  NATE DRYDEN, SUSANNA HOOD & KEELY ISAAK MEEHAN

JULY 5 – 23, 2021
Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – Noon PST


In your own time zone: worldtimebuddy.com

These sessions are inclusive, welcoming and vitally useful for both newcomers to the practice and experienced practitioners. Options for two or three weeks, beginning with Week #1.

Now in its eighth year, this annual workshop assembles a world-wide community for dancing, creative practice and deep immersion — in a catalytic environment of colleagues with diverse experiences in teaching, healing, therapy, performance, theater, visual arts, writing, community and visionary organization-building. Workshop participants join OSF Sourcing Deeper participants and OSF teacher trainees for these morning sessions.

Deeply rooted in and 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, and developing a high degree of consciousness without self-consciousness. This work celebrates diversity, collaboration and 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 and creative practice. A key aspect is individual creative empowerment as an instigator of positive change on the planet. 

*Fulfills pre-requisites for OSF Sourcing Deeper. Partially fulfills pre-requisites for OSF Teacher Certification Programs.*


 Bookings are open!

Pandemic-adjusted 3 tiers of fees: full, online, & out-of-work. Those able to pay full price subsidize people out-of-work due to the pandemic. WE THANK YOU!

Two weeks, July 5-16: $515 full/ $350 online/ $175 out-of-work, USD
Three weeks, July 5-23: $670 full/ $450 online/ $225 out-of-work, USD 
[all transaction fees included]

Registration & payment-in-full due by May 30, 2021
Spaces are limited. Register now to hold your spot!

Please contact us below if you are an experienced OSF or SRT practitioner interested in drop-ins. Priority will go to those enrolling for the full 2-or-3-week workshop.

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