Open Floor Teacher Training

Co-created with OFI Faculty

Mentors and apprentices are partners in an ancient human dance, and one of teaching's great rewards is the daily chance it gives us to get back on the dance floor.

It is the dance of the spiraling generations, in which the old empower the young with their experience and the young empower the old with new life, reweaving the fabric of the human community as they touch and turn.”

― Parker J. Palmer

Open Floor is a school dedicated to the common good through the study, practice, and teaching of embodied dance.  The Founders of Open Floor (Andrea Juhan, Kathy Altman, Lori Saltzman, and Vic Cooper) have taught thousands of students and trained hundreds of teachers over the past 35 years. Along with a seasoned international team of Open Floor teachers, we are excited to pass on what we’ve learned to the next generation of dance and movement leaders, as well as those in service to people in "non-dance floor" settings.

Conscious dance practices are flourishing all over the world -- the perfect and necessary medicine for our increasingly troubled and digitized planet. Open Floor is a movement school grounded in the principles and wisdom embedded in all healing movement practices, the common ground we all share.  Our goal is to offer a robust bag of skills for teaching creative, deep, enlightening, and enlivening movement sessions wherever you go, no matter who you serve.

Deepen your practice and learn to powerfully lead and relate to others.

Today more than ever, our families, communities and nations desperately need skilled and compassionate leaders and educators to support healing, connection, and growth. Open Floor education programs are designed to equip you with the tools, know-how, and confidence you need to facilitate alternative and life-affirming ways to be able to relate to self and others in these challenging times of disconnection, injustice, and conflict.

Who are Advanced Programs for?


Open to professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds, our Advanced Programs are ideal if you are looking to enhance your personal practice, deepen your knowledge of mindful movement education, and gain new skills to integrate embodiment across disciplines such as but not limited to, healthcare, social services, business, education, and the arts.

Go to the Open Floor International website for more details

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