Open Floor Libido Fundamentals
Taught by Christine Havens
Assisted by Cynthia Kennedy and Joseph Machado
April 19 – April 22, 2018
915 East Pine St., West Hall in the Oddfellows Building, Seattle, WA
Open Floor Libido Fundamentals investigates the complex and creative conundrum of our sexuality by using movement to ground, build and explore this energy. We embrace a wider definition of Libido as life force, birth place of creativity, vitality, presence and aliveness. The intention in Open Floor Movement Practice is to mindfully support our full embodiment.
Carl Yung states that “Libido is appetite in its natural state”, an essential part of our body’s natural expression. Yet it is often challenging to navigate our own experiences or the sexual energies around us. Our generative, sexual energy – our Libido – can be complicated one moment and ecstatic the next. This energy within and between us comes to the dance longing for freedom.
Because sexuality is so often unconsciously acted out or ignored, the exploration of this territory tends to be intense, intimate, liberating and empowering. The potential beauty and pleasure of this journey is well worth the challenges and risks.
Participants can expect to spend each day engaging in mindful movement practice, group sharing and inquiry along with some didactic education. Nudity and actual genital contact are not a part of this workshop.
All genders and sexual orientations are welcome. Libido Fundamentals is a prerequisite for the Open Floor Teacher Training.
Early bird $295, if paid in full by March 16, 2018
After March 16, the price is $325
Thursday: Noon – 5:00pm, Friday: 1:00 – 6:30pm, Saturday: 12- 3:00pm and Sunday: 10:30 – 3:00pm
Elective for Open Floor Teacher Training?
Body Language, Libido
Prior experience of 12 hours in Open Floor or other Conscious Dance Practice required.
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