Open Floor Encounter: ‘What is that?’

If the term Open Floor Encounter is new to you, you might be wondering ‘What is that?’ Actually, Open Floor Encounter (before 2013 called Open Floor and created by Andrea Juan)  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 a combination of individual mini-therapy sessions and simultaneous intensive group process in a dance/movement context. It is intimately interwoven with Open floor Movement Practice and vocabulary.  The structure uses the Open Floor movement practice as a vehicle for embodiment and self-expression. The Encounter process helps to shape, clarify and deepen this expression. Insights and experiences from the Encounter process are integrated back into the dance.

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". It warms up your playfulness, curiosity and awakes your soul. Participants will deepen their movement skills and learn new techniques. 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 groups 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.  Many times people are surprised by the emotions they feel, the insight they gain and the power of the method. 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.


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.

Friday November 16  - Sunday November 18, 2018

Friday 7 pm to 9.30 pm
Saturday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
and Sunday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Oost West Centrum, Van Schoonbekestraat 148, 2018 Antwerpen,

€ 175,--

Booking and more information:
Experience with conscious dance like Open Floor, 5Rhythms, Movement Medicine, SoulMotion et cetera is required.

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