If the term Open Floor Encounter is new to you, you might bewondering ‘What is that?’
Actually, Open Floor Encounter
(before 2013 called Open Floor, created by Andrea Juan and you can see the video about)
is an experiential investigation moment by moment of our private and public worlds in a multi-dimensional, creative way.
It is a carefully structured mindful ritual and a powerful compassion practice.
It is intimately interwoven with Open
Floor Movement Practice and vocabulary.
What to expect?
This unique creative workshop will open for you the magical
realm of the Encounter process. It increases your spontaneity,
creativity, imagination and helps you to be present and active
in the 'here and now'. Insights and experiences from the
Encounter process are integrated back into the dance.
Essential components involved in the Encounter process: the
focus person, support persons, the clear witness, the window
and the facilitator and assistants. The focus person comes out
of the group. The facilitator guides the focus person and the
group process. Group members can take different roles.
What is the purpose?
The purpose is to provide an environment for participants to
gain more understanding about themselves. It helps people to
encounter where they are in the present and assists them in
contacting and developing the best that is within themselves.
As a natural outgrowth, people experience a deeper
connection and appreciation of others.
IF YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ENCOUNTER FUNDAMENTALS CLICK HERE
Sietske Venema has been working in embodied movement practice for over 20 years. She is a certified 5Rhythms and Open Floor teacher, a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, studied Somatic Experience and Sensory Motor Psychotherapy.
She has been trained by Andrea Juhan to facilitate the Encounter Process.