When was the last time you paused to savor a delicious meal or a nostalgic scent? How did it feel? What if you could feel that way about most of the sensations you experience throughout your day? 

The senses are our gateway to the world, but too often we ignore them in favor of our thoughts. Without attending to our senses, we become isolated from the deep web of relations in the here and now. The Open Body's pay-what-you-want workshops introduce you to hands-on exercises, informed by theory and science, designed to reconnect you with the world.

"The Open Body opened a whole new dimension of being to me. I now feel that I have an option to turn any mundane experience into a more intense and layered journey. I will definitely apply the practical tools I learned to my tango dance practice and when connecting with other people."



"The Open Body was a revelation for me. It gave me radically new perspectives on my experience of the world—including my perceptions of pain and discomfort. It is accelerating my recovery from a chronic health condition, and I continue to apply the lessons every day."

New Zealand


"Living with a neuromuscular disorder, I need to find ways to engage my full potential. The Open Body helped me discover new sensory capabilities, ask important questions, and refocus on all the amazing things I can still do. I find more pleasure in my daily life and can explain to others why I feel how I feel."

United States

Upcoming Events

Past Events

The Feeling Sense

Explore how our bodies respond to the world around us through emotional and physical embodiment

Oct 5, 2020

Hidden Within a Note

Explore the rich qualities of pitch and texture hidden within a single note

Oct 12, 2020

A Dance of Light and Shadow

Explore the interactions of light and shadow as they make their way towards your eyes

Oct 19, 2020

Talking Through Touch

Explore the how the sensation of touch communicates emotions nonverbally

Oct 26, 2020

Coming into Resonance

Explore the invisible harmonic resonances that permeate our surroundings

Nov 16, 2020

Seduced by Scent

Explore how different scents can attract and repel us in ways that often catch us off guard

Nov 23, 2020

Visioning Worlds

Explore how we construct our internal representations of the world—and how to creatively shape them

Nov 30, 2020

Prismatic Pain

Safely explore sensations of discomfort and how to reframe painful experiences

Dec 7, 2020

Feasts of Flavor

Explore the five basic tastes—and all the not-so-basic ways they can be stretched and combined

Dec 14, 2020

Listening to Nature

Explore the soundscapes of nature and the hidden signals they contain

Jan 4, 2021

Feeling in Color

Explore how color shapes our emotional response to the world around us

Jan 11, 2021

Material Sensation

Explore how our sense of touch helps us connect with the rich fabric of our environment

Jan 17, 2021

Becoming Music

Explore how sound becomes music through the experience of acoustic patterns

Jan 25, 2021

Flickers of Light

Explore how inner experiences come alive in the face of sensory deprivation

Feb 1, 2021

Culinary Synesthesia

Explore how our perception of flavor is influenced not only by taste, but also by sound, sight, smell, and touch

Feb 8, 2021