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Waitlist Open for 2020 OSF Sourcing Deeper with Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty

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The 2020 OSF Sourcing Deeper Program is currently full. However, we have a waitlist open for qualified applicants. Please apply below if you are interested in this program.

Please Note:

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

July 6-24, 2020
Monday – Friday, mornings & afternoons: 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm PDT
Location: ONLINE

Faculty: Stephanie Skura, Nate Dryden, Susanna Hood, assisted by Keely Isaak Meehan

Jump to Pre-requisites and Application

The  3-WEEK OSF SOURCING DEEPER  preparatory program (formerly called OSF Pre-Teacher-Training) is designed for experienced OSF & Skinner Releasing practitioners who long to more deeply understand underlying conceptual structures & strategies of OSF. Some may decide to follow with an OSF Teacher Certification Program. Others may want to take the work in other directions.

Though not a commitment to OSF Teacher Training, OSF Sourcing Deeper is a required pre-requisite for all applicants to OSF Teacher Certification Programs.  It’s also designed for those who might take the work in other directions —  e.g. research in movement, somatics or other fields, integrations with other practices, or purely for study & reflection, allowing future applications to unfold in time. 

OSF Sourcing Deeper is a ‘first pass’ at the complex array of skills & concepts that allow facilitators to create seemingly magical environments conducive to deeply transformative experiences. 

The program includes the full spectrum of Introductory Level OSF material in morning sessions, plus substantive afternoon participatory discussions, vocal practice, sophisticated improvisational practice, hands-on practice, writing & drawing practice, language & music considerations — plus related readings in relevant philosophical topics that enhance our understanding of the profound concepts underlying this practice. For those who choose to follow with OSF Teacher Training, Sourcing Deeper will render the rigors of OSF Teacher Certification more digestible, less overwhelming, and more fun!

After Seattle sessions conclude, Sourcing Deeper participants planning to join an OSF Teacher Training Program will continue their process during the intervening year with independent study projects, including faculty feedback via skype or email.

Fees

For the online program in July 2020, we are offering three price options for those accepted into this program:

1) 30% reduced rate for online participation: $1170 USD (since online program expenses are reduced –no studio rent, no faculty travel or housing expenses– we are able to offer this special discount )

2) If you still have a salary & can afford to pay a little more you can opt to pay full price: $1752 USD (former early-bird discount rate). We’ll use it to subsidize those who are more financially vulnerable during this uncertain time.

3) For those out of work due to this pandemic & struggling to pay program fees we offer a further reduced rate: $585 USD (50% of online fee) .

Once accepted to the program registration and payment is due by 30 May 2020. Enrollment in Sourcing Deeper is not guaranteed until payment is received.

Registration information will be provided upon acceptance. Please see the form below to apply!

PREREQUISITES FOR OSF SOURCING DEEPER

Applicants for OSF Sourcing Deeper need experience with a minimum of two consecutive weeks of Introductory Open Source Forms or Skinner Releasing Technique, preferably within the past two years. To apply for OSF Sourcing Deeper Seattle 2020, please complete the application below.

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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.”

2020 OSF Sourcing Deeper 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.

July 6-24, 2020
Mornings & afternoons: Hours TBA
Location: ONLINE

Faculty: Stephanie Skura, Nate Dryden, Susanna Hood, assisted by Keely Isaak Meehan

View Pre-requisites and Application

The  3-WEEK OSF SOURCING DEEPER  preparatory program (formerly called OSF Pre-Teacher-Training) is designed for experienced OSF & Skinner Releasing practitioners who long to more deeply understand underlying conceptual structures & strategies of OSF. Some may decide to follow with an OSF Teacher Certification Program. Others may want to take the work in other directions.

Though not a commitment to OSF Teacher Training, OSF Sourcing Deeper is a required pre-requisite for all applicants to OSF Teacher Certification Programs.  It’s also designed for those who might take the work in other directions —  e.g. research in movement, somatics or other fields, integrations with other practices, or purely for study & reflection, allowing future applications to unfold in time. 

OSF Sourcing Deeper is a ‘first pass’ at the complex array of skills & concepts that allow facilitators to create seemingly magical environments conducive to deeply transformative experiences. 

The program includes the full spectrum of Introductory Level OSF material in morning sessions, plus substantive afternoon participatory discussions, vocal practice, sophisticated improvisational practice, hands-on practice, writing & drawing practice, language & music considerations — plus related readings in relevant philosophical topics that enhance our understanding of the profound concepts underlying this practice. For those who choose to follow with OSF Teacher Training, Sourcing Deeper will render the rigors of OSF Teacher Certification more digestible, less overwhelming, and more fun!

After Seattle sessions conclude, Sourcing Deeper participants planning to join an OSF Teacher Training Program will continue their process during the intervening year with independent study projects, including faculty feedback via skype or email.

Fees

For the online program in July 2020, we are offering three price options for those accepted into this program:

1) 30% reduced rate for online participation: $1170 USD (since online program expenses are reduced –no studio rent, no faculty travel or housing expenses– we are able to offer this special discount )

2) If you still have a salary & can afford to pay a little more you can opt to pay full price: $1752 USD (former early-bird discount rate). We’ll use it to subsidize those who are more financially vulnerable during this uncertain time.

3) For those out of work due to this pandemic & struggling to pay program fees we offer a further reduced rate: $585 USD (50% of online fee) .

Once accepted to the program you may reserve your spot with a non-refundable deposit by April 30. The balance is due by 30 May 2020. Enrollment in Sourcing Deeper is not guaranteed until payment is received (by deposit or payment in full).

Registration information will be provided upon acceptance. Please see the form below to apply!

PREREQUISITES FOR OSF SOURCING DEEPER

Applicants for OSF Sourcing Deeper need experience with a minimum of two consecutive weeks of Introductory Open Source Forms or Skinner Releasing Technique, preferably within the past two years. To apply for OSF Sourcing Deeper Seattle 2020, please complete the application below.


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.”

July 6 – 24, 2020: OSF Sourcing Deeper in Seattle with Stephanie Skura & Co-Faculty

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 3 PM – 6 PM, Mon – Fri
19th Ave & Roy St
Seattle


Faculty: Stephanie Skura, Nate Dryden, Susanna Hood, assisted by Keely Isaak Meehan

View Pre-requisites and Application

The  3-WEEK OSF SOURCING DEEPER  preparatory program (formerly called OSF Pre-Teacher-Training) is designed for experienced OSF & Skinner Releasing practitioners who long to more deeply understand underlying conceptual structures & strategies of OSF. Some may decide to follow with an OSF Teacher Certification Program. Others may want to take the work in other directions.

Though not a commitment to OSF Teacher Training, OSF Sourcing Deeper is a required pre-requisite for all applicants to OSF Teacher Certification Programs.  It’s also designed for those who might take the work in other directions —  e.g. research in movement, somatics or other fields, integrations with other practices, or purely for study & reflection, allowing future applications to unfold in time. 

OSF Sourcing Deeper is a ‘first pass’ at the complex array of skills & concepts that allow facilitators to create seemingly magical environments conducive to deeply transformative experiences. 

The program includes the full spectrum of Introductory Level OSF material in morning sessions, plus substantive afternoon participatory discussions, vocal practice, sophisticated improvisational practice, hands-on practice, writing & drawing practice, language & music considerations — plus related readings in relevant philosophical topics that enhance our understanding of the profound concepts underlying this practice. For those who choose to follow with OSF Teacher Training, Sourcing Deeper will render the rigors of OSF Teacher Certification more digestible, less overwhelming, and more fun!

After Seattle sessions conclude, Sourcing Deeper participants planning to join an OSF Teacher Training Program will continue their process during the intervening year with independent study projects, including faculty feedback via skype or email.

Fees

With accepted application by February 1, 2020 and Early Deposit by February 28, 2020, the cost for Sourcing Deeper is $1752 (all fees included).

Later Registration cost is $1906 USD (all fees included).

Registration information will be provided upon acceptance. Please see the form below to apply!

PREREQUISITES FOR OSF SOURCING DEEPER

Applicants for OSF Sourcing Deeper need experience with a minimum of two consecutive weeks of Introductory Open Source Forms or Skinner Releasing Technique, preferably within the past two years. To apply for OSF Sourcing Deeper Seattle 2020, please complete the application below.

January 7-11, 2019: 5-morning OSF workshop with Susanna Hood, Vancouver, BC, CANADA

MascallDance presents in partnership with The Training Society of Vancouver:

Open Source Forms with Susanna Hood

January 7-11, 2019, 10am-2pm daily

MascallDance
1130 Jervis Street
V6E 3C7 Vancouver, British Columbia

Early Bird Rate: Up to December 31: $400
From January 1: $500

For those for whom the price is restrictive, there is a 20% off code at checkout: 20OFFHOOD.

(Potential scholarships available for those for whom even the discounted rates are prohibitive. Please contact Alexa Mardon directly if this is the case: alexamardon@gmail.com)

Registration: https://squareup.com/store/MascallDance

This workshop is eligible for a CADA/BC Training Subsidy.

In this five-morning workshop, Susanna offers introductory level OSF material in combination with improvisation structures using movement, voice, drawing, and writing.

The nature of the working process is web-like, cumulative and will happen in layers with no two days exactly the same. Each session is unique and draws on modalities of touch, deep-state imagery, alignment-focused exercises, and scores for improvisation. The sessions promote experiential learning, allowing for the timing of each individual’s process of discovery and integration, working both together and alone but in community. In this way, people of all levels of experience can explore alongside each other, tailoring the work to their individual capacities and needs.

Depending on the interest of participants and guided by their individual experience within the classes, one or two of the sessions may include in-depth discussion into essential concepts and pedagogical principals of OSF.

The class is open to adults of all ages, performers and non-performers alike.

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 19 – July 14, 2017: Year #2 of OSF 2016/17 Teacher Certification with Stephanie Skura, Susanna Hood, Nate Dryden & Meaghen Buckley

June 19 – July 14, 2017: Year #2 of OSF 2016/17 Teacher Certification with OSF creator Stephanie Skura & teacher-trainers Susanna Hood, Nate Dryden & Meaghen Buckley

This Training Year #2 for our current OSF Teacher Certification group is full. Participant numbers are very limited, for greatest benefit of participants.  Our next Teacher Certification groups in Seattle & in Europe will begin in 2018. Applicants to this program need  substantive experience in Open Source Forms and/or Skinner Releasing Technique. We recommend attending a 3-week OSF Pre-Teacher Training workshop before entering OSF Teacher Certification. The next OSF Pre-TT workshop is in Wales in Fall 2017, & in Seattle during summer 2018.  For specifics on our OSF Teacher Certification Program & its prerequisites:

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, & integrate it with other practices they embrace.

If interested in OSF Teacher Certification, 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

July 11 – August 5, 2016: Year #1 of OSF 2016/17 Teacher Certification with Stephanie Skura & Susanna Hood

July 11 – August 5, 2016,
Year #1 of 2016/17 OSF Teacher Certification Program
Capitol Hill, Seattle

10:30 AM – 6 PM, Monday – Friday
Facilitated by OSF creator Stephanie Skura,  & OSF Teacher-Trainer Susanna Hood 

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; for specifics on our OSF Teacher Certification Program & its prerequisites:

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, & integrate it with other practices they embrace.

If interested in OSF Teacher Certification, 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