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OPEN FLOOR: The Relationship Dance with Kathy Altman

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"One day people will touch and talk perhaps easily,

And loving be natural as breathing and warm as sunlight,

And people will untie themselves, as string is unknotted,

Unfold and yawn and stretch and spread their fingers, 

Unfurl, uncurl like seaweed returned to the sea,

And work will be simple and swift as a seagull flying,

And play will be casual and quiet as a seagull settling,

And the clocks will stop, and no one will wonder or care or notice,

And people will smile without reason, even in winter, even in the rain."

~ A. S. J. Tessimond


Relationship is our ultimate spiritual practice.

Friends, lovers, parents, children, the person driving next to us while texting — they can take us to heaven or take us to our knees.

This weekend we will explore the healthy human hunger for relationship with ourselves, each other, and the spirit that connects us all. The dance floor will be our dojo, a fluid heart as our destination, and every dancer as our teacher.

Tuition:  $265

Friday 7-9:30pm
Saturday 11-6pm
Sunday 12-6pm


Kathy Altman


I have been fascinated with dance and movement all my life. Having studied almost every form of dance, my first love is the one where you make up your own steps. 

The 5Rhythms® and Gabrielle Roth have been my teacher for nearly forty years. I've collaborated with Gabrielle to bring her work out into the world and helped to birth her first two books, Maps to Ecstasy and Sweat Your Prayers.  

Along with Andrea Juhan and Lori Saltzman, I co-founded The Moving Center School in California, which was the teacher training arm for the 5Rhythms® and has become one of the largest dancing communities in North America. 

Open Floor International is the new organization I am co-creating to offer the healing work I've found in all movement practices from dance to yoga.  

I consider two of my greatest accomplishments to be my 32 plus year relationship with my partner, Lori and the fact that my 17 year old son, Daniel, still talks to me about almost everything.

Learn More about Open Floor

Madrona MindBody Institute is a moving arts sanctuary located in Port Townsend, Washington, an easy drive from Seattle. Our learning campus is unmatched with it’s exemplary movement space - the floor and space are entirely delicious. 

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Tuition:  $265

Earlybird:  $215 if paid in full by August 28th

Cancellation: For participant cancellation, a full refund minus $75 is available up to 10 days before the event. If you cancel with fewer than ten days notice your remaining balance, minus the nonrefundable $75 deposit, will be credited toward a future workshop booking with Madrona MindBody (must be utilized in less than one year).

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