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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.

2022 Annual OSF Open Workshop in Seattle

Photo Credit: Stephanie Skura & Sally Dean in Surreptitious Preparations for an Impossible Total Act, photo by Ian Douglas.

Registration now open for our 2022 Annual Workshop! Participants can choose to attend for the first two, or the full three weeks. Drop-ins are limited to those with comprehensive experience of Introductory Level OSF or SRT. 

6 – 24 June 2022
10:30am – 1:30pm PDT
The Russian Community Center of Seattle
704 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA

Facilitated by Stephanie Skura and Keely Isaak Meehan

“It is such a special place, space, and world you facilitate.” Jeremy Steward

The OSF ANNUAL OPEN WORKSHOP is open to all — those without prior experience in SRT, OSF or traditional dance, as well as more experienced practitioners. This workshop assembles a worldwide community for movement, creative practice and deep immersion, in a catalytic environment of colleagues with diverse experiences in teaching, healing, therapy, performance, theater, visual art, writing, community-building and organization-development.

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 prerequisite for OSF Sourcing Deeper Program. 3-week workshop fulfills prerequisite for our Advanced Practice workshops as well.*

“Having these classes available to me is saving my butt. Of course they are saving everyone’s butt — but I do not take lightly the haven that I am being provided by this gathering of souls that you have brought together in your own way. “ Kris Knutson

Fees:

2-week OSF Open Workshop (6-17 June 2022):
Full Price: $675


3-week OSF Open Workshop (6-24 June 2022):

Full Price: $850

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

June 3 – 14, 2019: OSF Spring Workshop in Seattle 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!

June 3 – 14, 2019

11 AM – 2 PM, Mon – Fri

19th & Roy, Capitol Hill, Seattle

These sessions are inclusive, welcoming & vitally useful for both newcomers to the practice & experienced practitioners. OSF is deeply rooted in & fluidly expanded from Skinner Releasing Technique. These sessions integrate introductory OSF with improvisational experiments developed by Skura over three decades of interdisciplinary choreographic research.

Now in its sixth year, this annual Seattle spring workshop brings 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, visual arts, writing, community-building, & visionary organization-development.

*Partially fulfills prerequisites for OSF Teacher Certification Program.*

Cost: $600 or $500 if nonrefundable deposit of $100 received by April 15, 2019.

Balance due May 15, 2019.

“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!

March 7-11, 2019 OSF Teachers Conference and Advanced Practice Workshop in Seattle

4-DAY OPEN SOURCE FORMS TEACHERS CONFERENCE & ADVANCED PRACTICE WORKSHOP

TEACHERS CONFERENCE

March 7-11, 2019, Thurs evening;  Fri, Sat, Sun, 10:30 AM – 6 PM; Mon 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
19th & Roy, Capitol Hill, Seattle
All certified OSF & SRT teachers & trainees invited! 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’re curious to explore.
Fee: $323 USD

REGISTER for OSF Teachers’ Conference

 

ADVANCED PRACTICE WORKSHOP

Mar 8-11, 2018, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
facilitated by Stephanie Skura

Prerequisites: 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 Teacher Certification in future — or not.

Advanced OSF material is deeply rooted in & fluidly expanded from advanced Skinner Releasing practice. Though twelve codified ‘Ongoing’ SRT classes are sometimes taught, Stephanie creates unique advanced sessions, culled from a wealth of material passed on by SRT creator Joan Skinner & early practitioners, & integrated with Skura’s evolving improvisational research.  This level of the practice is sophisticated, deep, evolved in alignment approaches — richly navigating states below conscious level.
Fee: $207 USD

REGISTER for  Advanced Practice Workshop

We’re EXCITED to have an opportunity to be together with our hearts, physical selves, spirits & brains — interacting, discovering, anchoring, dreaming — & navigating toward wholeness, sanity, & creative empowerment in our challenging political climate.

Please contact us below if you have questions.

17 December, 2018 – 4 January, 2019: Three-Week OSF Pre-Teacher-Training Program in Italy with Stephanie Skura & Nate Dryden

Three-week Open Source Forms Pre-Teacher-Training Program in Europe.
Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator STEPHANIE SKURA & Co-Faculty Nate Dryden

17 December, 2018 – 4 January, 2019
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 3:00 – 6:00 PM, Mon – Fri
Location: Brescia, Italy 

This program is recommended for anyone who plans on applying for OSF Teacher Certification. Prerequisites include, at minimum, the equivalent of a two-week workshop in OSF or SRT. If interested, please email & tell us the nature of your experience with SRT &/or OSF: info@opensourceforms.com

Bookings are now open for those accepted into this program!

COST: $1,800 USD. Includes several Independent Study Projects after the program, with faculty feedback. Hold your place with non-refundable deposit of $300 USD by 15 August, 2018. Balance due by 1 October, 2018.

For those interested in learning to teach OSF who need more experience in the practice before entering the OSF Teacher Certification Program. OSF Pre-TT includes the full spectrum of introductory OSF material, improvisation sessions, & in-depth discussions about methods & underlying concepts. 

Though not a commitment to the full OSF Teacher Certification Program, the 3-week Pre-Training Program provides prerequisites** & a sense of the nature of OSF Teacher Certification, to better know if it’s for you. It’s a ‘first pass’ at the complex array of considerations hidden behind the teaching veil, all required to effectively facilitate these transformative sessions. 

Unless you have many years’ experience with this practice — & even if you do — this preparatory program is recommended for all OSF teacher-trainees.  It renders the rigors of OSF Teacher Certification more digestible, less overwhelming, and more fun! Sufficient experience in the less-demanding-but-rigorous atmosphere of OSF Pre-TT makes all the difference in maximum digestion during Certification and, ultimately a gratifying & successful teaching career. Though there are no short-cuts in this training, we come to appreciate the rich rewards of an authentic, grounded process that guides us smoothly along our journey. 

** If you’ve already had the equivalent of one two-week OSF workshop, this 3-week program will complete your prerequisites to apply for our next OSF Teacher Certification Programs. 

 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, & integrate it with other practices they embrace. A key mission is individual creative empowerment as an instigator of positive change on the planet. 

“Thanks again for the generous and thoughtful processes you bring into the world and invite others to be part of.” Kristine Knutson, participant OSF Pre-TT, Certified SRT teacher

“Stephanie Skura is one of the most inspired & inspiring teachers I’ve ever studied with. She is a singular teacher whose wisdom & breadth of experience are a gift to those interested in expanding their perception of movement, where it comes from, and how it can trigger deep creativity on numerous levels.”  Juliette Mapp, Choreographer & Teacher, NYC

“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, Choreographer

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

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

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:

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