an OpenFloor Retreat with Kathy Altman
October 10th – 12th, 2014
You cannot be truthful if you are not courageous.
You cannot be loving if you are not courageous.
You cannot be trusting if you are not courageous.
You cannot inquire into reality if you are not courageous.
Hence courage comes first
And everything else follows
We all want to love and be loved; it is our true nature. But love takes courage and life is uncertain no matter how we may strategize.
To cultivate courage means to live with a full heart: to consciously embrace our insecurities, be aware of our fears, move towards the unknown and cultivate faith. We build our bravery muscles by opening to what we feel and letting it move us on the dance floor without running away.
The result? A deeper intimacy with life, and the unpredictable, surprising mystery of each moment. Come join us……
Fry’s Spring Beach Club
2512 Jefferson Park Avenue
Friday night 6:30 – 9pm
Saturday 10 – 4pm
Sunday 10:30 – 4:30pm
For more information contact Ann Kite by email or 434.989.4841
About 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.