OSF is a unique somatic, healing, and creative practice, a journey into releasing tensions and shedding outer layers, letting go into greater power, dynamism, and nuance in one’s movement and creative practice.
In this work, we believe that everyone is born with an innate capacity for grace and flow in their dancing and moving. This journey is not about learning something new, but about releasing- physically, emotionally, and mentally- so that we can return to what we already know.
Sessions include improvisation, deep-state work with imagery, movement explorations, and partner studies.
A poetic, intuitive approach to accessing greater physical freedom while cultivating imagination, courage, and specificity in movement.
This work is deeply rooted in and fluidly expanded from Skinner Releasing Technique, combining influences from Alexander Technique, Zen Buddhism, and ideo-kinesis.
Appropriate for all levels of movers.
Spring 2023 Releasing Classes
April 8, 2-4 PM @ Redwood Raks (Arcata)
April 9, 10 AM - 12 PM @ Redwood Raks (Arcata)
824 L St., Arcata, CA
May 20, 3-5 PM @ Synapsis (Eureka)
May 21, 2-4 PM @ Synapsis (Eureka)
1675 Union St., Eureka, CA
Students are highly encouraged to sign up for the entire 4-class series, as the work proceeds progressively- though drop-ins are permitted.
Classes are offered at a sliding scale.
For those who are,
-unemployed, $10/class, $30 for full series
-low-income or student, $20/class, $70 for full series
-comfortably employed, $30/class, $100 for full series
To register, please complete the form below, and I will follow up with you via e-mail on further details and payment.
Anastasia Barron is a certified Open Source Forms teacher with over ten years of experience in somatic movement, bodywork, and therapies. Besides OSF, she has trained extensively in Axis Syllabus, Butoh, contact improvisation, and physical theater, and has performed in or co-created over thirty shows in the Bay Area, NYC, and Humboldt. She is also a bodyworker and somatic trauma practitioner in private practice, researching the interface between images, healing, and somatic experience.