Open Floor Community Dance
Jul
28
8:30 AM08:30

Open Floor Community Dance

This is a dance practice with minimal instruction, no experience required, for ages 13 and older. Children aged 10-12 may attend with supervision. The teacher will play music that encourages you to move and dance in different ways. Just follow how your body wants to move – there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. The music itself is the gateway to literally thousands of different movement landscapes. Like the body, music is alive and designed to catalyze the dancer’s unique movement expression in the moment. You are different every time you walk into the room, so is the group and so is your teacher. Therefore, each session holds completely varied possibilities.

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Uncovering
Aug
2
to Aug 4

Uncovering

  • Tamalpais Valley Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As our world seems to descend into ever-deepening divisions, how do we learn to see that the very roots of our separation begin in the body?

The narratives we have absorbed — from our family of origin, the media, society — soak deep into our muscles and impact the way we are able to respond to the world. Consciously, or unconsciously, we carry stories about gender, race, sexuality, class, age, size, or religion and they shape our physical bodies as our brains make sense of life through infinite split-second reactions and assumptions about ourselves and each other. The way we walk through a room, how much space we take up, how we make love, who we gravitate towards and who we avoid — cultural conditioning is a bodily phenomenon.

In this workshop, we will use the dynamic practice of Open Floor Movement to unveil unconscious conditioning with curiosity and humility. Once unveiled, we can perhaps uncover unbridled freedom of expression. For ourselves, and for each other.

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Open Floor Community Dance
Aug
17
9:30 AM09:30

Open Floor Community Dance

This is a dance practice with minimal instruction, no experience required, for ages 13 and older. Children aged 10-12 may attend with supervision. The teacher will play music that encourages you to move and dance in different ways. Just follow how your body wants to move – there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. The music itself is the gateway to literally thousands of different movement landscapes. Like the body, music is alive and designed to catalyze the dancer’s unique movement expression in the moment. You are different every time you walk into the room, so is the group and so is your teacher. Therefore, each session holds completely varied possibilities.

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Open Floor Community Dance
Aug
31
9:30 AM09:30

Open Floor Community Dance

This is a dance practice with minimal instruction, no experience required, for ages 13 and older. Children aged 10-12 may attend with supervision. The teacher will play music that encourages you to move and dance in different ways. Just follow how your body wants to move – there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. The music itself is the gateway to literally thousands of different movement landscapes. Like the body, music is alive and designed to catalyze the dancer’s unique movement expression in the moment. You are different every time you walk into the room, so is the group and so is your teacher. Therefore, each session holds completely varied possibilities.

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Open Floor Community Dance
Sep
1
8:30 AM08:30

Open Floor Community Dance

This is a dance practice with minimal instruction, no experience required, for ages 13 and older. Children aged 10-12 may attend with supervision. The teacher will play music that encourages you to move and dance in different ways. Just follow how your body wants to move – there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. The music itself is the gateway to literally thousands of different movement landscapes. Like the body, music is alive and designed to catalyze the dancer’s unique movement expression in the moment. You are different every time you walk into the room, so is the group and so is your teacher. Therefore, each session holds completely varied possibilities.

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Open Floor Community Dance
Oct
26
9:30 AM09:30

Open Floor Community Dance

This is a dance practice with minimal instruction, no experience required, for ages 13 and older. Children aged 10-12 may attend with supervision. The teacher will play music that encourages you to move and dance in different ways. Just follow how your body wants to move – there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. The music itself is the gateway to literally thousands of different movement landscapes. Like the body, music is alive and designed to catalyze the dancer’s unique movement expression in the moment. You are different every time you walk into the room, so is the group and so is your teacher. Therefore, each session holds completely varied possibilities.

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Open Floor Community Dance
Nov
3
9:30 AM09:30

Open Floor Community Dance

This is a dance practice with minimal instruction, no experience required, for ages 13 and older. Children aged 10-12 may attend with supervision. The teacher will play music that encourages you to move and dance in different ways. Just follow how your body wants to move – there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. The music itself is the gateway to literally thousands of different movement landscapes. Like the body, music is alive and designed to catalyze the dancer’s unique movement expression in the moment. You are different every time you walk into the room, so is the group and so is your teacher. Therefore, each session holds completely varied possibilities.

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Open Floor Community Dance
Nov
16
9:30 AM09:30

Open Floor Community Dance

This is a dance practice with minimal instruction, no experience required, for ages 13 and older. Children aged 10-12 may attend with supervision. The teacher will play music that encourages you to move and dance in different ways. Just follow how your body wants to move – there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. The music itself is the gateway to literally thousands of different movement landscapes. Like the body, music is alive and designed to catalyze the dancer’s unique movement expression in the moment. You are different every time you walk into the room, so is the group and so is your teacher. Therefore, each session holds completely varied possibilities.

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Open Floor Community Dance
Nov
17
8:30 AM08:30

Open Floor Community Dance

This is a dance practice with minimal instruction, no experience required, for ages 13 and older. Children aged 10-12 may attend with supervision. The teacher will play music that encourages you to move and dance in different ways. Just follow how your body wants to move – there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. The music itself is the gateway to literally thousands of different movement landscapes. Like the body, music is alive and designed to catalyze the dancer’s unique movement expression in the moment. You are different every time you walk into the room, so is the group and so is your teacher. Therefore, each session holds completely varied possibilities.

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Open Floor Community Dance
Dec
8
8:30 AM08:30

Open Floor Community Dance

This is a dance practice with minimal instruction, no experience required, for ages 13 and older. Children aged 10-12 may attend with supervision. The teacher will play music that encourages you to move and dance in different ways. Just follow how your body wants to move – there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. The music itself is the gateway to literally thousands of different movement landscapes. Like the body, music is alive and designed to catalyze the dancer’s unique movement expression in the moment. You are different every time you walk into the room, so is the group and so is your teacher. Therefore, each session holds completely varied possibilities.

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In Good Standing
May
24
to May 26

In Good Standing

  • The High Road on Dawson (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Standing up is not a one-time event – it takes fortitude. In relationships, at work, in conversation, with our own habits, we are called to stand up again and again, in matters big and small. Often we have to stand alone. And anyone who has been in a long term relationship (parent, friend, child, partner) knows the power of learning the right moment to "stand down" when conflicts arise. So how do we embody this necessary practice? In this weekend workshop we will mine the innate wisdom of our bodies to investigate:

• Who do we stand behind, beside?


• Where are we afraid to stand up?


• What won’t we stand for anymore?


• How do we stand our ground when the ground is shaking?


Let’s ask the questions together and allow our bodies to answer.

REGISTER

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Open Floor Community Dance
Apr
21
8:30 AM08:30

Open Floor Community Dance

This is a dance practice with minimal instruction, no experience required, for ages 13 and older. Children aged 10-12 may attend with supervision. The teacher will play music that encourages you to move and dance in different ways. Just follow how your body wants to move – there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. The music itself is the gateway to literally thousands of different movement landscapes. Like the body, music is alive and designed to catalyze the dancer’s unique movement expression in the moment. You are different every time you walk into the room, so is the group and so is your teacher. Therefore, each session holds completely varied possibilities.

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The Underground
Feb
23
12:30 PM12:30

The Underground

What if you entered a place where people were not afraid?  Skin, silence, tears, your filthiest secret and your most unspeakable hunger--all of it welcomed and given the space to move.  What if they didn’t even fear their fear? Had in fact, invited it here on purpose?

Would you stare?  His hips, her neck, their honest declaration of need?  Gawk, gape, and ogle, riveted by a thirst you weren’t aware needed quenching?  Would you finally get your own attention--lean into your sanctuary of flesh and whisper great truths?  Feel the shapes that delight you and the shapes that will not hold much longer?

Welcome to The Underground, an embodied quest into the subterranean we share.  Nothing is turned away here, no part of your experiences wasted. Stand shoulder-to-shoulder with experienced movers and witnesses as we rest into the bottom of our exhale and claim the language of our bones.

You can stop flirting with your edge.  Step in close, look it straight in the eye, and stay.

RSVP: paypal.me/machadoj77/50

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Open Floor Community Dance
Feb
10
8:30 AM08:30

Open Floor Community Dance

$20. Discount packs are available for $90 for a packet of 5 ($18/ticket).

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years.  For hundreds of people it's become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction, but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved. 

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

There are two sessions:
Session one starts at 8:30am, there is no entry after 9.
Session two starts at 11am, there is no entry after 11:30.

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Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

Bare Witness

The art of witnessing is one of the oldest forms of meditation. It is a way of being that has no agenda for change. Rather, it is a generous offering of presence and holding to another so they can explore the rise and fall of sensations, emotions, thoughts, and impressions from the soul.

This dance journey is an invitation to listen to what stirs you, what moves you, and to inspire one another's masterpiece. Come explore your edges, your center, your Spirit in community in this experience of Seeing. It's time to Bare Witness to our stories in motion.

$50
paypal.me/machadoj77/50

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Open Floor Community Dance
Dec
23
8:30 AM08:30

Open Floor Community Dance

$20. Discount packs are available for $90 for a packet of 5 ($18/ticket).

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years.  For hundreds of people it's become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction, but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved. 

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

There are two sessions:
Session one starts at 8:30am, there is no entry after 9.
Session two starts at 11am, there is no entry after 11:30.

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Open Floor Community Dance
Dec
22
9:30 AM09:30

Open Floor Community Dance

$20. Discount packs are available for $90 for a packet of 5 ($18/ticket).

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years.  For hundreds of people it's become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction, but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved. 

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

Session starts at 9:30, there is no entry after 10:00

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Open Floor Community Dance
Nov
24
9:30 AM09:30

Open Floor Community Dance

$20. Discount packs are available for $90 for a packet of 5 ($18/ticket).

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years.  For hundreds of people it's become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction, but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved. 

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

Session starts at 9:30, there is no entry after 10:00

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Open Floor Community Dance
Nov
18
8:30 AM08:30

Open Floor Community Dance

$20. Discount packs are available for $90 for a packet of 5 ($18/ticket).

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years.  For hundreds of people it's become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction, but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved. 

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

There are two sessions:
Session one starts at 8:30am, there is no entry after 9.
Session two starts at 11am, there is no entry after 11:30.

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Open Floor Community Dance
Nov
3
9:30 AM09:30

Open Floor Community Dance

$20. Discount packs are available for $90 for a packet of 5 ($18/ticket).

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years.  For hundreds of people it's become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction, but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved. 

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

Session starts at 9:30, there is no entry after 10:00

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Open Floor Community Dance
Sep
29
9:30 AM09:30

Open Floor Community Dance

$20. Discount packs are available for $90 for a packet of 5 ($18/ticket).

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years.  For hundreds of people it's become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction, but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved. 

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

Session starts at 9:30, there is no entry after 10:00

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Open Floor Community Dance
Sep
15
9:30 AM09:30

Open Floor Community Dance

$20. Discount packs are available for $90 for a packet of 5 ($18/ticket).

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years.  For hundreds of people it's become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction, but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved. 

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

Session starts at 9:30, there is no entry after 10:00

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Open Floor Community Dance
Aug
26
8:30 AM08:30

Open Floor Community Dance

$20. Discount packs are available for $90 for a packet of 5 ($18/ticket).

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years.  For hundreds of people it's become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction, but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved. 

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

There are two sessions:
Session one starts at 8:30am, there is no entry after 9.
Session two starts at 11am, there is no entry after 11:30.

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Open Floor Community Dance
Aug
11
9:30 AM09:30

Open Floor Community Dance

$20. Discount packs are available for $90 for a packet of 5 ($18/ticket).

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years.  For hundreds of people it's become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction, but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved. 

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

Session starts at 9:30, there is no entry after 10:00

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Open Floor Community Dance
Jul
14
9:30 AM09:30

Open Floor Community Dance

$20. Discount packs are available for $90 for a packet of 5 ($18/ticket).

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years.  For hundreds of people it's become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction, but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved. 

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

Session starts at 9:30, there is no entry after 10:00

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Open Floor Community Dance
Jun
10
8:30 AM08:30

Open Floor Community Dance

$20. Discount packs are available for $90 for a packet of 5 ($18/ticket).

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years.  For hundreds of people it's become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction, but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved. 

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

There are two sessions:
Session one starts at 8:30am, there is no entry after 9.
Session two starts at 11am, there is no entry after 11:30.

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Dance Medicine
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Dance Medicine

"Dance Medicine is a stimulating, heart-centered mindfulness dance practice where everyone is welcome. We invite you to bring your most authentic selves and to show up free from judgment and any sense of separation. Expressing our humanity with compassion, playfulness and a deep sense of our own divine grace, we experience every moment as it appears. Arriving in the now and celebrating the new, we sustain our creative moments in community."
~ Sandra Ruiz Fitting, Founder of Dance Medicine

I'll be bringing my Open Floor soundscapes and offerings to Dance Medicine on this evening. Join me!

$18

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Open Floor SF
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Open Floor SF

"We don't learn to dance, we dance in order to learn."
~ Lori Saltzman, Open Floor co-founder

For some people, dance is the most immediate, powerful way to give form to unconscious contents. The core of the movement experience is the sensation of moving and being moved. Ideally, both are present in the same instant. It is a moment of total awareness, the coming together of what I am doing and what is happening to me.

How can I meet what I’m noticing?

Open Floor Movement practice is the embodied exploration of the weave of our subjective experience through dance for building muscular and emotional intelligence, mindfulness and soulfulness. It is a dance floor discovery zone where we move and include: good days and tough ones, passion, hesitance, joy, sorrow, births, deaths, and everything in between. No experience necessary.

Join us for the practice!

Investment in Self:
(cash, check, Venmo, PayPal)
$20

No entry after 7:15pm.

If cost is a concern, please private message me and we'll figure something out.

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Open Floor Community Dance
Jun
2
9:30 AM09:30

Open Floor Community Dance

$20. Discount packs are available for $90 for a packet of 5 ($18/ticket).

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years.  For hundreds of people it's become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction, but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved. 

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

Session starts at 9:30, there is no entry after 10:00

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Dance Medicine
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Dance Medicine

"Dance Medicine is a stimulating, heart-centered mindfulness dance practice where everyone is welcome. We invite you to bring your most authentic selves and to show up free from judgment and any sense of separation. Expressing our humanity with compassion, playfulness and a deep sense of our own divine grace, we experience every moment as it appears. Arriving in the now and celebrating the new, we sustain our creative moments in community."
~ Sandra Ruiz Fitting, Founder of Dance Medicine

I'll be bringing my Open Floor soundscapes and offerings to Dance Medicine on this evening. Join me!

$18

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Open Floor: Mill Valley
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Open Floor: Mill Valley

"We don't learn to dance, we dance in order to learn."
~ Lori Saltzman, Open Floor co-founder

For some people, dance is the most immediate, powerful way to give form to unconscious contents. The core of the movement experience is the sensation of moving and being moved. Ideally, both are present in the same instant. It is a moment of total awareness, the coming together of what I am doing and what is happening to me.

How can I meet what I’m noticing?

Open Floor Movement practice is the embodied exploration of the weave of our subjective experience through dance for building muscular and emotional intelligence, mindfulness and soulfulness. It is a dance floor discovery zone where we move and include: good days and tough ones, passion, hesitance, joy, sorrow, births, deaths, and everything in between. No experience necessary.

Join us for the practice!

Investment in Self:
(cash, check, Venmo, PayPal)
$20

No entry after 7:15pm.

If cost is a concern, please private message me and we'll figure something out.

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Uncovering
May
18
to May 20

Uncovering

  • Fusion: The Integrated Body (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this workshop, we will be curious about the ways our bodies amputate our full expression because of the expectations we have internalized about how to behave. And, while all of these biases influence us, we will primarily explore gender biases because, despite the fact that we interact with gender every day, most of us haven’t received much formal education about it. Gender is all around us and we are informed and shaped by gender expectations constantly – from the way we posture, move, emote, think, relate and more.  And how our thinking and posturing shapes others.

Join me and my colleague, Cynthia Kennedy, for this dynamic exploration.

Reserve your spot and find out more here: https://goo.gl/FUazGr

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Open Floor Community Dance
May
12
9:30 AM09:30

Open Floor Community Dance

$20. Discount packs are available for $90 for a packet of 5 ($18/ticket).

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years.  For hundreds of people it's become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction, but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved. 

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

Session starts at 9:30, there is no entry after 10:00

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Open Floor: Mill Valley
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Open Floor: Mill Valley

"We don't learn to dance, we dance in order to learn."
~ Lori Saltzman, Open Floor co-founder

For some people, dance is the most immediate, powerful way to give form to unconscious contents. The core of the movement experience is the sensation of moving and being moved. Ideally, both are present in the same instant. It is a moment of total awareness, the coming together of what I am doing and what is happening to me.

How can I meet what I’m noticing?

Open Floor Movement practice is the embodied exploration of the weave of our subjective experience through dance for building muscular and emotional intelligence, mindfulness and soulfulness. It is a dance floor discovery zone where we move and include: good days and tough ones, passion, hesitance, joy, sorrow, births, deaths, and everything in between. No experience necessary.

Join us for the practice!

Investment in Self:
(cash, check, Venmo, PayPal)
$20

No entry after 7:15pm.

If cost is a concern, please private message me and we'll figure something out.

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Open Floor SF
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Open Floor SF

"We don't learn to dance, we dance in order to learn."
~ Lori Saltzman, Open Floor co-founder

For some people, dance is the most immediate, powerful way to give form to unconscious contents. The core of the movement experience is the sensation of moving and being moved. Ideally, both are present in the same instant. It is a moment of total awareness, the coming together of what I am doing and what is happening to me.

How can I meet what I’m noticing?

Open Floor Movement practice is the embodied exploration of the weave of our subjective experience through dance for building muscular and emotional intelligence, mindfulness and soulfulness. It is a dance floor discovery zone where we move and include: good days and tough ones, passion, hesitance, joy, sorrow, births, deaths, and everything in between. No experience necessary.

Join us for the practice!

Investment in Self:
(cash, check, Venmo, PayPal)
$20

No entry after 7:15pm.

If cost is a concern, please private message me and we'll figure something out.

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Open Floor Community Dance
Apr
29
8:30 AM08:30

Open Floor Community Dance

$20. Discount packs are available for $90 for a packet of 5 ($18/ticket).

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years.  For hundreds of people it's become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction, but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved. 

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

There are two sessions:
Session one starts at 8:30am, there is no entry after 9.
Session two starts at 11am, there is no entry after 11:30.

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Open Floor: Mill Valley
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Open Floor: Mill Valley

"We don't learn to dance, we dance in order to learn."
~ Lori Saltzman, Open Floor co-founder

For some people, dance is the most immediate, powerful way to give form to unconscious contents. The core of the movement experience is the sensation of moving and being moved. Ideally, both are present in the same instant. It is a moment of total awareness, the coming together of what I am doing and what is happening to me.

How can I meet what I’m noticing?

Open Floor Movement practice is the embodied exploration of the weave of our subjective experience through dance for building muscular and emotional intelligence, mindfulness and soulfulness. It is a dance floor discovery zone where we move and include: good days and tough ones, passion, hesitance, joy, sorrow, births, deaths, and everything in between. No experience necessary.

Join us for the practice!

Investment in Self:
(cash, check, Venmo, PayPal)
$20

No entry after 7:15pm.

If cost is a concern, please private message me and we'll figure something out.

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Open Floor Community Dance
Apr
14
9:30 AM09:30

Open Floor Community Dance

$20. Discount packs are available for $90 for a packet of 5 ($18/ticket).

Our world-famous weekend sessions in San Rafael and Sausalito have been cooking for almost 20 years.  For hundreds of people it's become their movement church, their morning prayer, their guaranteed weekly dose of profound fun and deep connection.

Newcomers are always welcome. These Open Floor Community Dances have minimal instruction, but there are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong. All you need is a body, breath, and the willingness to move and be moved. 

To ensure a spot on the dance floor, we recommend arriving 15 minutes early.

Session starts at 9:30, there is no entry after 10:00

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Open Floor: Mill Valley
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Open Floor: Mill Valley

"We don't learn to dance, we dance in order to learn."
~ Lori Saltzman, Open Floor co-founder

For some people, dance is the most immediate, powerful way to give form to unconscious contents. The core of the movement experience is the sensation of moving and being moved. Ideally, both are present in the same instant. It is a moment of total awareness, the coming together of what I am doing and what is happening to me.

How can I meet what I’m noticing?

Open Floor Movement practice is the embodied exploration of the weave of our subjective experience through dance for building muscular and emotional intelligence, mindfulness and soulfulness. It is a dance floor discovery zone where we move and include: good days and tough ones, passion, hesitance, joy, sorrow, births, deaths, and everything in between. No experience necessary.

Join us for the practice!

Investment in Self:
(cash, check, Venmo, PayPal)
$20

No entry after 7:15pm.

If cost is a concern, please private message me and we'll figure something out.

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