Dance allows us to experience ourselves in a fluid, soulful and connected state. In dance, we connect to our source of power, the source of life itself.

However, for many of us, it is a challenge to transfer those qualities into our day-to-day lives.
It is a challenge for us to share with the world our authenticity, our uniqueness, and our undeniable Self.

We lose connection with ourselves amidst the demands and expectations of daily life. Yet we long to show up and be real, truthful and honest in our relationships, our careers, and our lifestyles. We often miss the structure and support that might help us transfer those skills that we discover on the dance floor into our lives.

 

OPEN FLOOR is a is a somatic and movement meditation practice – physical, sensual, pleasurable and rich in knowledge. It brings self awareness, mindfulness, and purpose to life. It helps us to reconnect with the wisdom of our body and heart. It deepens the connection to yourself, your relationships and the world around you. Open Floor integrates therapeutic, creative and spiritual approaches with free movement.

People who dance regularly are healthier, have keener minds and a calmer presence. Self-expression, community, creativity and fun – this is why we dance.  

 

For Beginners – Open Floor classes

Weekly Open Floor classes are open to all.

During the practice, you will learn about simple movement vocabulary for the way human bodies are born to move, relate, work, play, give, receive, and rest. By becoming more aware, you will increase your ability to deal with life challenges in a fluid, connected and soulful way.

We invite authenticity whatever our physical or emotional state. We build tolerance to allow whatever shows up in the moment to move and express itself. On the Open Floor we move and include it all.

Open Floor is designed to support us in moving from habit to creative possibility, from fixed ideas to fluid curiosity, and back again. Range, flexibility and choice are life skills, and the touchstones of our embodied practice.

There are no steps to learn and no way to do it wrong.
The invitation is to come regardless of how you are today. Solo or with a partner. Come as you are.

 

Upcoming Open Floor classes & workshops. Check the calendar here:

Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Optionsraum 2
  Let’s invite more ease and flow. Let’s rebuild and integrate our body, heart and mind. Let’s awake our soul after a long working week.  Here, in this beautiful studio, right at the River Spree, you can deepen the connection to yourself, to your relations and the world around you. OPEN FLOOR is a somatic and movement meditation practice – physical, sensual, pleasurable and rich in knowledge. It brings self-awareness, mindfulness, and purpose to life. It helps us to reconnect with the wisdom of our body and heart. It deepens the connection to yourself, your relationships and the world around you. Open Floor integrates therapeutic, creative and spiritual approaches with free movement.   For who those classes are designed: for those who are thirsty to connect with oneself or others, who want to feel accepted, understood and inspired. And for those of you who want to rebuild yourself, relax, satisfy the need for flow and togetherness, to feel one’s body better and get free from the stories of your mind. What can you expect: lightness, freedom, movement, sense of refreshment. You will probably meet yourself from a new perspective. Maybe you will appreciate something new in yourself. You may experience the rebuilding power of empathy for yourself and others around you, a surge of energy and an increased sense of creativity. What will you receive: You will relax and take home a sense of well-being – a better foundation, new ideas, a fresh look at yourself. Each class will give you a new resource to support you in your next week and every daily life. Register to save your spot:   Register here   Contribution is based on the scale economy basis: from 13€-25€ Please register in advance HERE. Also possible at short notice at: openfloor (ad) tamararomaniuk.com or call 0176 98227559 Come as you are. The floor is open.   View from the studio – Optionsraum 2, Wilhelmine-Gemberg-Weg 12, 10179 Berlin In front of the studio is a small beach with a view of the river. A great place for a rest after the class.   
Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm – Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm Lake Studios Berlin
  As our hearts and bodies awaken through the movement meditation practice, our sexual energy also begins to stir. On the dance floor, we may feel juicy, radiant, and desirable one moment and feel guilty, awkward, and shy in the next. We may feel overwhelmed by our own experience – or by the sexual energies around us – or feel flat, disconnected, or just plain left out.  Our generative sexual energy – our Libido – is an essential part of our body’s natural expression, complicated one moment, ecstatic the next; absent or burdened with expectations of past experiences, this energy within and between us comes to the dance longing for freedom.  Because sexuality is so often underground, ignored, or unconsciously acted out, the exploration of this territory tends to be intense, liberating, intimate and powerful. The potential pleasure and beauty of this journey is well worth the challenge and the risks.  This is the journey Libido Fundamentals is offering!   Libido Fundamentals On-Going | Berlin 2020 – 2021   Register   Prerequisites: 15 hours of Open Floor or other conscious dance practice is required.   Module 1 : In the name of the body | Date: 8.10 – 11.10. 2020 Module 2 : Giving and Receiving | Date: 21.01 – 24.01. 2021 Module 3 : Into the Wild | Date: 22.04 – 25.04. 2021 Module 4 : Dissolve in Delight | Date: 16.09 – 19.09. 2021   Every module starts on Thursday at 17.30-20.00, Friday, Saturday 11.00-18.00, Sunday 11.00-17.00   Click below to see a 4-part video series about each module:     Lucie Nerot is a founding member of Open Floor International. She trained with Andrea Juhan in teaching Libido Fundamentals, with Gabrielle Roth in the 5 Rhythms and with Richard Moss in consciousness and energy work. She is also an international interpreter for trainings in imago therapy, coaching, consciousness work and loves to translate these teachings into movement scores that enrich her teaching. She has been dancing and teaching internationally for almost 20 years. She is passionate in her quest for the paths that lead to our essential self and to the richness of human relationship.   Every time I have taught Libido Fundamentals I wanted more time for this juicy subject: more time to get ready to dive in, more time to explore, more time to integrate. I added half a day, a day, and this time I’m really giving us time: 4 modules with the same group.    Module 1 : In the name of the body For most of us, when we were born, there was a “it’s a girl!” or “it’s a boy!”, and with comes a male or female family lineage, expectations of what to be and not to be, what to do or not to do … all of which plays a big role in how we consider libido, sexuality and creativity. This has often gotten in the way of a free experience or expression of our libido. In this module we will look at stereotypes of gender roles, from our family, our culture, be curious of the new reflections on gender that are emerging.  And we will dive into the body, and continue to learn to allow our sensations and our natural movement to be, regardless of whether they fit the idea of the man or woman we “should” be. We will get a finer perception of the difference between sensation and story. As we become aware of our stories and our sensations, and create some space for both, we will have greater freedom and a richer experience of our libido energy.       Module 2 : Giving and Receiving The human being that we are was born from the encounter of an egg and a sperm. In that original imprint are many resources for giving and receiving. This is obviously key in a relationship with someone, but can also apply to our relationship with ourselves, or with a project.  In this module we will have an opportunity to find clear expression for what we like and dislike, and cultivate healthy boundaries so we can explore safely. Then we will be ready to discover our potency and let if have a life on the dance floor, discover the power of receiving and feel nourished by it.            Module 3 : Into the Wild Most of our wildness has been tamed through education. It is part of the development of a “me” necessary to function in society. However there is great energy there we can tap into : we all know there is a potential for wildness in sexuality that is quite unique. Partially but not only because of potential pregnancy, all societies have created structures to try to control the wildness. Similar wildness can be found in Art, and society often tolerates a certain degree of madness in “artists” that it doesn’t tolerate elsewhere. There can be wild fantasies,a wild hunger for sex, wild “take me” journeys, a wild release of sounds, expressions, especially during orgasm. Those of you who have danced a lot may have reached similar states in the dance, or while you paint, act, etc. Most of us have a push/pull relationship to wildness : we long for it and we fear it. We hit the barriers of what has been socially forbidden or ruled out by our education. How can we open the door to our own wildness and to each other’s wildness, while respecting our boundaries and each other’s boundaries?         Module 4 : Dissolve in Delight There is a well known saying of “post coïtum collapse” or that when an artist has finished a piece there is some form of depression. There is for sure a contrast after a strong activation, a strong feeling of aliveness and connection, and if we have not learned to navigate contrast, to feel alive when we settle, to trust the emptiness and rest in it, to relish in the pause, difficult feelings
Apr 22 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm Lake Studios Berlin
  As our hearts and bodies awaken through the movement meditation practice, our sexual energy also begins to stir. On the dance floor, we may feel juicy, radiant, and desirable one moment and feel guilty, awkward, and shy in the next. We may feel overwhelmed by our own experience – or by the sexual energies around us – or feel flat, disconnected, or just plain left out.  Our generative sexual energy – our Libido – is an essential part of our body’s natural expression, complicated one moment, ecstatic the next; absent or burdened with expectations of past experiences, this energy within and between us comes to the dance longing for freedom.  Because sexuality is so often underground, ignored, or unconsciously acted out, the exploration of this territory tends to be intense, liberating, intimate and powerful. The potential pleasure and beauty of this journey is well worth the challenge and the risks.  This is the journey Libido Fundamentals is offering!   Libido Fundamentals On-Going | Berlin 2020 – 2021   Register   Prerequisites: 15 hours of Open Floor or other conscious dance practice is required.   Module 1 : In the name of the body | Date: 8.10 – 11.10. 2020 Module 2 : Giving and Receiving | Date: 21.01 – 24.01. 2021 Module 3 : Into the Wild | Date: 22.04 – 25.04. 2021 Module 4 : Dissolve in Delight | Date: 16.09 – 19.09. 2021   Every module starts on Thursday at 17.30-20.00, Friday, Saturday 11.00-18.00, Sunday 11.00-17.00   Click below to see a 4-part video series about each module:     Lucie Nerot is a founding member of Open Floor International. She trained with Andrea Juhan in teaching Libido Fundamentals, with Gabrielle Roth in the 5 Rhythms and with Richard Moss in consciousness and energy work. She is also an international interpreter for trainings in imago therapy, coaching, consciousness work and loves to translate these teachings into movement scores that enrich her teaching. She has been dancing and teaching internationally for almost 20 years. She is passionate in her quest for the paths that lead to our essential self and to the richness of human relationship.   Every time I have taught Libido Fundamentals I wanted more time for this juicy subject: more time to get ready to dive in, more time to explore, more time to integrate. I added half a day, a day, and this time I’m really giving us time: 4 modules with the same group.    Module 1 : In the name of the body For most of us, when we were born, there was a “it’s a girl!” or “it’s a boy!”, and with comes a male or female family lineage, expectations of what to be and not to be, what to do or not to do … all of which plays a big role in how we consider libido, sexuality and creativity. This has often gotten in the way of a free experience or expression of our libido. In this module we will look at stereotypes of gender roles, from our family, our culture, be curious of the new reflections on gender that are emerging.  And we will dive into the body, and continue to learn to allow our sensations and our natural movement to be, regardless of whether they fit the idea of the man or woman we “should” be. We will get a finer perception of the difference between sensation and story. As we become aware of our stories and our sensations, and create some space for both, we will have greater freedom and a richer experience of our libido energy.       Module 2 : Giving and Receiving The human being that we are was born from the encounter of an egg and a sperm. In that original imprint are many resources for giving and receiving. This is obviously key in a relationship with someone, but can also apply to our relationship with ourselves, or with a project.  In this module we will have an opportunity to find clear expression for what we like and dislike, and cultivate healthy boundaries so we can explore safely. Then we will be ready to discover our potency and let if have a life on the dance floor, discover the power of receiving and feel nourished by it.            Module 3 : Into the Wild Most of our wildness has been tamed through education. It is part of the development of a “me” necessary to function in society. However there is great energy there we can tap into : we all know there is a potential for wildness in sexuality that is quite unique. Partially but not only because of potential pregnancy, all societies have created structures to try to control the wildness. Similar wildness can be found in Art, and society often tolerates a certain degree of madness in “artists” that it doesn’t tolerate elsewhere. There can be wild fantasies,a wild hunger for sex, wild “take me” journeys, a wild release of sounds, expressions, especially during orgasm. Those of you who have danced a lot may have reached similar states in the dance, or while you paint, act, etc. Most of us have a push/pull relationship to wildness : we long for it and we fear it. We hit the barriers of what has been socially forbidden or ruled out by our education. How can we open the door to our own wildness and to each other’s wildness, while respecting our boundaries and each other’s boundaries?         Module 4 : Dissolve in Delight There is a well known saying of “post coïtum collapse” or that when an artist has finished a piece there is some form of depression. There is for sure a contrast after a strong activation, a strong feeling of aliveness and connection, and if we have not learned to navigate contrast, to feel alive when we settle, to trust the emptiness and rest in it, to relish in the pause, difficult feelings
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm Lake Studios Berlin
  As our hearts and bodies awaken through the movement meditation practice, our sexual energy also begins to stir. On the dance floor, we may feel juicy, radiant, and desirable one moment and feel guilty, awkward, and shy in the next. We may feel overwhelmed by our own experience – or by the sexual energies around us – or feel flat, disconnected, or just plain left out.  Our generative sexual energy – our Libido – is an essential part of our body’s natural expression, complicated one moment, ecstatic the next; absent or burdened with expectations of past experiences, this energy within and between us comes to the dance longing for freedom.  Because sexuality is so often underground, ignored, or unconsciously acted out, the exploration of this territory tends to be intense, liberating, intimate and powerful. The potential pleasure and beauty of this journey is well worth the challenge and the risks.  This is the journey Libido Fundamentals is offering!   Libido Fundamentals On-Going | Berlin 2020 – 2021   Register   Prerequisites: 15 hours of Open Floor or other conscious dance practice is required.   Module 1 : In the name of the body | Date: 8.10 – 11.10. 2020 Module 2 : Giving and Receiving | Date: 21.01 – 24.01. 2021 Module 3 : Into the Wild | Date: 22.04 – 25.04. 2021 Module 4 : Dissolve in Delight | Date: 16.09 – 19.09. 2021   Every module starts on Thursday at 17.30-20.00, Friday, Saturday 11.00-18.00, Sunday 11.00-17.00   Click below to see a 4-part video series about each module:     Lucie Nerot is a founding member of Open Floor International. She trained with Andrea Juhan in teaching Libido Fundamentals, with Gabrielle Roth in the 5 Rhythms and with Richard Moss in consciousness and energy work. She is also an international interpreter for trainings in imago therapy, coaching, consciousness work and loves to translate these teachings into movement scores that enrich her teaching. She has been dancing and teaching internationally for almost 20 years. She is passionate in her quest for the paths that lead to our essential self and to the richness of human relationship.   Every time I have taught Libido Fundamentals I wanted more time for this juicy subject: more time to get ready to dive in, more time to explore, more time to integrate. I added half a day, a day, and this time I’m really giving us time: 4 modules with the same group.    Module 1 : In the name of the body For most of us, when we were born, there was a “it’s a girl!” or “it’s a boy!”, and with comes a male or female family lineage, expectations of what to be and not to be, what to do or not to do … all of which plays a big role in how we consider libido, sexuality and creativity. This has often gotten in the way of a free experience or expression of our libido. In this module we will look at stereotypes of gender roles, from our family, our culture, be curious of the new reflections on gender that are emerging.  And we will dive into the body, and continue to learn to allow our sensations and our natural movement to be, regardless of whether they fit the idea of the man or woman we “should” be. We will get a finer perception of the difference between sensation and story. As we become aware of our stories and our sensations, and create some space for both, we will have greater freedom and a richer experience of our libido energy.       Module 2 : Giving and Receiving The human being that we are was born from the encounter of an egg and a sperm. In that original imprint are many resources for giving and receiving. This is obviously key in a relationship with someone, but can also apply to our relationship with ourselves, or with a project.  In this module we will have an opportunity to find clear expression for what we like and dislike, and cultivate healthy boundaries so we can explore safely. Then we will be ready to discover our potency and let if have a life on the dance floor, discover the power of receiving and feel nourished by it.            Module 3 : Into the Wild Most of our wildness has been tamed through education. It is part of the development of a “me” necessary to function in society. However there is great energy there we can tap into : we all know there is a potential for wildness in sexuality that is quite unique. Partially but not only because of potential pregnancy, all societies have created structures to try to control the wildness. Similar wildness can be found in Art, and society often tolerates a certain degree of madness in “artists” that it doesn’t tolerate elsewhere. There can be wild fantasies,a wild hunger for sex, wild “take me” journeys, a wild release of sounds, expressions, especially during orgasm. Those of you who have danced a lot may have reached similar states in the dance, or while you paint, act, etc. Most of us have a push/pull relationship to wildness : we long for it and we fear it. We hit the barriers of what has been socially forbidden or ruled out by our education. How can we open the door to our own wildness and to each other’s wildness, while respecting our boundaries and each other’s boundaries?         Module 4 : Dissolve in Delight There is a well known saying of “post coïtum collapse” or that when an artist has finished a piece there is some form of depression. There is for sure a contrast after a strong activation, a strong feeling of aliveness and connection, and if we have not learned to navigate contrast, to feel alive when we settle, to trust the emptiness and rest in it, to relish in the pause, difficult feelings