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March 2-5, 2018 OSF Teachers Conference and Advanced Practice Workshop in Seattle

March 2 – 5, 2018
Russian Community Center
704 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112


TEACHERS CONFERENCE: Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, March 2-5, 2018
10:30 AM – 6 PM. All certified OSF teachers are invited. Morning sessions facilitated by Stephanie Skura. During afternoons we’ll address topics of interest, discuss the future of OSF & OSF TT, delve deeper into OSF concepts we’re curious to explore, & share with each other about our integrations, teaching, performing, research, successes, quandaries, etc.
Fee: $361 USD

ADVANCED PRACTICE WORKSHOP: Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Mar 2-5, 2018
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM + one afternoon discussion about OSF Teacher Training & related topics of interest. Morning sessions facilitated by Stephanie Skura.
Fee: $207 USD

Open to those who’ve experienced the full spectrum of Introductory OSF or SRT (3 weeks of progressive sessions) & want to deepen their practice & join the growing OSF community. 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.

These advanced sessions are rarely taught, only a few on the planet are teaching them, & Stephanie might be the only one currently creating classes at this advanced level.

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 increasingly challenging political climate.

Please contact us below if you have any questions.

December 11-15, 2017: Second Level OSF Workshop with Abby Crain in Sweden

Five days of focused study for experienced practitioners of Open Source Forms (OSF) or Skinner Releasing in rural Sweden.

December 11-15, 2017.

Open Source Forms teacher Abby Crain will lead five days of in-depth study of  second level OSF work in Gnesta, Sweden. We will work 9- 1:30 daily, with a two hour class each morning, a brief break, and then space for talking and  further  experimentation. We will dive more deeply into aspects of the work according to the interests and needs of the group. Material covered will focus on classes 10-15 in the OSF body of work.

This is a supportive and intimate opportunity to experience the fullness of the work in the quiet of Swedish winter.

This is an advanced training only, meaning that the students must have experienced the ten intro classes or an equivalent amount of work in Open Source Forms or Skinner Releasing in order to participate.

If you would like to register, please send a quick email to abbycrainwork@gmail.com explaining your interest and experience. We will accept a maximum of six students, as space is very limited.  .

Tuition for the five days is 300€ if registration and 100€ deposit is received by November 20, 2017. 350€ thereafter. Tuition includes five nights room and board (two meals per day, lunches can be purchased in town ).

For students who do not need housing or food, tuition is 150€ before November 20th, and 200€ thereafter.

Arrival will be late afternoon on Sunday December 10, and departure will be the afternoon of Friday December 15th. Gnesta is located 35 minutes from downtown Stockholm, easily accessible on the commuter train.

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September 25 – October 13, 2017: Three-Week OSF Pre-Teacher-Training Workshop in Wales with Stephanie Skura

Three-week Open Source Forms Pre-Teacher-Training Workshop in West Wales.
Opportunity to study intensively with OSF creator STEPHANIE SKURA

September 25 – October 13, 2017
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 2:00 – 6:00 PM, Mon – Fri
Felinganol Forest Retreat, Cardigan, West Wales: magical woodland retreat 

TRAINING FEE: $1,500 USD FOR TRAINING [All payments for training must be in US dollars!]
ACCOMMODATIONS (arrange directly with Meriel Goss: merielgoss@hotmail.com):
£420 – £600 GBP for single or shared cabins.  More info on cabin rentals.
For those living or staying nearby, some non-residential places are available.

This program is now full!  Please let us know if you’d like to join the wait list.  Our next OSF Pre-TT program will take place in Seattle, WA during July 2018.  If interested, please email & tell us the nature of your experience with SRT &/or OSF: info@opensourceforms.com



For people interested in learning to teach OSF who need more experience in the practice before entering the OSF Teacher Certification Program. It 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! We successfully instigated this OSF 3-week Pre-TT program in the States, & are seeing that 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 workshop will complete your prerequisites for our next OSF Teacher Certification Programs during 2018/19 in Seattle or in Europe.**


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 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. 

“Holding this program at Felinganol is an extra bonus for us. I find it among the most special places on the earth, with a stream, organic garden & meals, & ‘one of the 10 most spectacular hidden beaches on the planet’ a 5-minute drive away. Training together in such a magical location immeasurably enhances the learning experience.”  Stephanie

“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

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.


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

Nov 12, 2016 – Mar 25, 2017 Seattle Weekly Advanced OSF Sessions with Stephanie Skura

November 12, 2016 – March 25, 2017
Saturdays, 2 – 5 pm
(no sessions December 24 or 31, 2016)
1100 Pike St (entrance on 11th Ave, left of Annex Theater)
Seattle, WA

$20 per session

Facilitated by OSF creator Stephanie Skura

Designed specifically for those who’ve experienced the full spectrum (three weeks) of Introductory OSF or Skinner Releasing practice.  This advanced work is rare and special: sophisticated, deep, evolved in alignment approaches, richly navigating states below conscious level. It satisfies our hunger to let our edges dissolve, to lose ourselves, to be transformed.  

If you’ve experienced introductory OSF or SRT, & want to receive info about attending, please send a message via comment below.



Yvonne Ng

Born and raised in Singapore, Yvonne Ng (graduate of York University, Canada) is choreographer, presenter, arts educator and artistic director of princess productions (since 1996), which houses tiger princess dance projects and the biennial dance: made in canada/fait au canada Festival. The company’s repertoire includes Yvonne’s choreographed works and commissioned works. Yvonne has created original roles for choreographers such as Bill James, José Navas, Peter Chin, Dominique Dumais, Kevin O’Day (National Theatre Mannheim Ballett), Marie-Josée Chartier, Stephanie Skura and Tedd Robinson. tiger princess dance projects has toured to Singapore, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Australia, China, Canada and the USA.

Yvonne is a certified Open Source Forms© (Stephanie Skura/U.S.A.) and Ashtanga Yoga teacher. She has trained in Partners for Youth Empowerment Creative Facilitator (Level 1& 2), C-I Training™, Senior Fitness(CCAA) and Dance for PD™ (Parkinson’s). Yvonne has taught at and created work for Ryerson and York University, and the Theatre Department, Juniata College, Pennsylvania and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore and is currently at University of Waterloo’s Dept. of Drama and Speech Communication.

Yvonne is currently based Toronto. She is a recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award, New Pioneers Arts Award, Chalmers Arts Fellowship, Soulpepper’s Community Artist Award and the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts – New Talent. In 2000, she was honoured with a Dora Mavor Moore Award for best performance and has received multiple nominations. Ng was the artistic director of Series 8:08 (1994 – 2015) a dance service organization that supports professional dance development. www.princessproductions.ca