Open Floor Movement Practice
Open Floor movement practice offers a dynamic, creative toolkit of resources to move through life, fully embodied.
We use the universal language of dance and mindfulness for self-discovery, connection, and healing. In a challenging world, Open Floor supports resilience, compassion, and joyous connection with others.
Open Floor Wednesdays and Saturdays are weekly drop-in classes. All levels of experience and movement abilities welcome. No movement experience required.
Wednesdays | Abbotsford
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Abbotsford Convent, Rosina Auditorium
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
Saturdays | Northcote
10:30am - 12:30pm
Nortcote High School
19-25 St Georges Rd, Northcote
Workshops & Training
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What is Open Floor?
Resource the self
Open Floor is a resource-based movement practice. We explore new ways of moving and responding to what is happening with intention and purpose. We learn to understand our habits and patterns for deeper insight and self-awareness.
The more we embody different responses in our movements, the more resources we can call on to move through life with flexibility, resilience, and ease.
Move & Include
When our body moves, everything moves. A gesture brings on a flood of feelings. A surge of emotion creates sensation. Thoughts of loved ones stir us up. Our minds may keep us tight and frozen, or help us make sense of what just happened in the dance. Anything we try to push away can become our limitation.
On the Open Floor, we move and include the juicy moments of joyful release, as well as the challenging ones: pain in the body, shyness, self-limiting beliefs, or a sense of isolation. This is how we learn to be true, fluid, and resilient.
Benefits for Every Body
Improve physical performance, mental health, and emotional well-being. Humans have gathered to dance since the beginning of time. Scientific research shows that dance can have a profound impact on our lives. People who have a regular embodiment practice are more flexible and coordinated, have clearer minds, and a calm presence.
When we move with others, we feel more connected to the people and the world around us. Relationships, compassion, and communities grow. In this challenging world, common sense tells us to spend time dancing.