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Libido Fundamentals

  • The University of Notre Dame 32 Mouat Street Fremantle, WA, 6160 Australia (map)

Carl Jung states that “Libido is appetite in its’ natural state”-  it 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.

The intention in Open Floor Movement practice is to mindfully support our full embodiment. In one dance we may feel juicy, radiant and desirable while at other times we battle feeling awkward or shy. It is often challenging to navigate our own experiences and/or the sexual energies around us.

Libido Fundamentals investigates this complex and creative conundrum by using movement to ground, build and explore our sexual energy. We embrace a wider definition of Libido as life force, birth place of creativity, vitality, presence and aliveness. Because sexuality is so often unconsciously acted out or ignored, the exploration of this territory tends to be intense, intimate, liberating and empowering.

Participants can expect to spend each day engaging in mindful movement practice, group sharing and inquiry along with some didactic education. Nudity and actual genital contact are not a part of this workshop.

This course is an introduction to longer intensives, where we mine the multitude of historical, emotional, relational, creative and spiritual aspects of our sexuality. The challenges and risks of this journey is well worth the pleasure and beauty.

More on the Libido process and watch the video

Cathy Ryan

Cathy Ryan is a 5 rhythms teacher and a founding member of Open Floor International. As well as her work in dance, theater and shamanic practices Cathy delves into vision quests, meditations, yoga, tai chi, clubbing and loving.

More on Cathy here

All genders and sexual orientations are welcome.

Libido Fundamentals is a prerequisite for the Open Floor Teacher Training

Venue: Student recreation hall, University of Notre Dame

32 Mouat St Fremantle WA 6160 Australia


Friday night 7-10pm

Saturday and Sunday 10-5pm

Fee $295

Early bird of $255 if paid in full by 1st October 2018

Prior experience of 12 hours in Open Floor movement practice or similar is required

Info, registration and booking:

Earlier Event: November 4
Common Thread Series 2 - Closed group
Later Event: February 17
Common Thread Series 3 - Closed group