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Hi InterPlay Community!! My name is Libby & I am a leader with the small but mighty InterPlay NYC group!

I am posting to see if folks with teenagers (13-18) in their lives could help me spread the word about an online poetry class I'm leading this fall. It's called, "The Power of Poetry: a collaborative poetry and art ZINE-making workshop FOR TEENS to heal, integrate, & empower!" The link with all course info is below :)

Thank you dearly! ~Libby

A dance on behalf of,
danced and mixed by Che Gutierrez
on an original song.

#danceforjustice #artforjustice #playforjustice
#danceforpeace #artforpeace #playforpeace

๐Ÿ™โœจโญ๏ธ

I posted this as a response to a post on the Embodiment conference page..(not realising initially that it wasnt the interplay page :) so posting here too. A play-vite... :))) to my dear playmates and a reflection..sharing...

Trish Watts Cynthia Winton-Henry Soyinka Rahim Gsp InterPlay Australia InterPlay
Lovvve to all.

If anything I learnt through Interplay that as much i love contact...as in hands on physical touch..or one body to another contact as we understand it....The idea of distance itself can be such an illusion..so many dance on behalf ofs i requested from my dear playmates.....as i shared my intentions..and they shared they would move and voice for the intentions i expressed...so many moments i have felt a great spirit envelope me, lift up my spirits..soothe my heart,mind,body,soul...even carry my anxiety away...Isnt distance then also a myth. :) a carefully constructed myth...or the absence of contact-physicaltouch does it truly mean we dont feel touch from across time and space...we do and thats the beauty of our practice...:) I think just as we play with shapes and stillness and even as we are playing across a room and feeling the energy between the palm of two people....or their bodies...likewise...lets...
included in our dance and play...in the dance..is also the energy of contact and being in contact across say countries or borders... :)) where we dance across countries and spaces..and still feel that energy and connect...of the touch and contact... I soooo love play..its given me a chance to understand in an embodied way touch across time and space... :) I send you all lots of love and much much gratitude...especially to my playmates who have stayed with me at many difficult moments in close proximity sometimes, in play...but also across time and space...
i have felt your support when i asked and reached out..i have felt your hearts reach out back..and i have felt some intentions move so beautifully....even intentions for justice, for peace...in so many moments...i have really been looked after by a beautiful community of playmates. I rely on you often as i have said before...even to just keep me sane... And you know, over these past few years especially, i have been requesting dance on behalf ofs..and now i feel since yesterday...my body is showing a readiness to dance...for the world..and all people...so now i feel like i will be moving..since past two weeks...this word Karuna has been coming up for me and around me...Karuna in hindi is for compassion...in Malayalam also it is divine mercy and the divine mercy rosary(karuna konda for me..just came up in a conversation with my dad's mum..my gran)..So i felt yesterday and day before ..my body also willing to do the Karuna dance...dance for compassion..and for the energy of compassion to fill the world..the energy of love to do its magic...I share with you my dear playmates...
and this time i am not calling out to you in distress mode...saying to my lovely playmates...save me, help me, sos...thankyou for hearing me then..and supporting me through those times..and because of all the times you helped me through difficulty with movement and voice..and your beautiful hearts....and souls...
this is now me saying with hope and love that i am dancing for the world...and i invite you all to join me in the ways you feel moved to ..dance for love and dance for karuna/compassion/divine mercy... :) for all. Much much love to all. Tagging here a few of my beautiful playmates...but this invitation is to all. Join me in play and dance..from whereever you are and however you feel moved to and your body and being says a yes to..Immense love to all..in hope and delight and deep faith and trust in the play and body wisdom way... :))) And if you do join this invite and if there is any reflections or any moments you would feel happy to share(in pictures, song, words or text etc..) pls do. Love some more to all my dear playmates and my gratitude... :)) Because my playmates have tended to my tired soul..in many moments where i have felt like i need support..and the support of the larger community and playbody..
and its because you have tended to my soul..and offered it care..that replenished and feeling reenergised i am now saying
Alright i'm dancing...in great spirit ..
and inviting us all to join in dance, play, prayer, silence, stillness...words ..babble...
whatever feels ok to us all in this moment. LOvvvvvvvvve my dearest playmates somemore from this end to yours, in gratitude. :)))) ๐Ÿ™โœจ InterPlay India Trish Watts Soul Voice
Sayin Wuhooo to the bodywisdom and playway!!!!

#Ahappyplaymate :)) #karunaDance
InterPlay Atlanta is having Second Saturday InterPlay - Online this month. You are invited to join us for some community connection & stress relief! https://facebook.com/events/s/second-saturday-interplay-onli/614366052491725/?ti=icl. #interplay #interplayatlanta #community #grateful
Dear Earthmothers,
Healers, Friends and Playmates....

I often find myself turning to you dear playmates to resolve urgent social justice crises where i am... and i must thank you because every request i have written to you thus far on....your play and support have ensured that it moves....to a place of peace and justice....

I find myself writing to you almost as if asking for reinforcements...you know like some armies ask for reinforcements..i find that the most effective peacemakers are my dear playmates...and each time you move intentions..it has changed the landscape literally...towards peace.

I have a request again..a little distraught and in angst, but knowing that writing to you all will move these intentions to a positive direction..I was in a moment of despair..but its almost like my body is reminding me...write to your playmates; that's known to never fail...

So i write to you yet again...this time reminded by and guided literally from my body to do so....

Requesting for a dance on behalf of...for the end of all forms of violence towards minority Muslim communities in India and all over the world. And particularly in India at this time....

Do join me dear playmates in the ways you feel like your body wisdom is ok to...

Much much love and gratitude to you all.....from this end....



Eternally grateful for your support in play...for keeping me literally sane and healthy and happy and joyful...

Thankyou for being the ones i can even write to, and make such a request to.

Gratefully yours,
Lynne ๐Ÿ’–โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’–

Trish Watts Cynthia Winton-Henry
InterPlay Australia is starting to plan for 30yrs celebrations.
Pictured:โ€™Playing With Edgesโ€™ performance ensemble- Adelaide last weekend
Hello InterPlayers! Weโ€™re having a Joy! party and youโ€™re invited! ๐Ÿ’–
https://www.facebook.com/events/552627312166370/?ti=icl
Dear Playmates,

( Cynthia Winton-Henry Trish Watts )

May i request a dance on behalf of.. for an intention of peace and non violence.. in Kashmir.. and Assam..
and for people of any country fleeing war or violence..
so all may experience non violence and find safe refuge.. & safe abode.. as all children of Mother Earth must...

..no one born of Earth/ this universe must be called a refugee or migrant or immigrant... all belong... ( I believe)..

~~~

Requesting a Dance on behalf of..

if your body says yes to this too.. at this time.. in the ways you choose and feel ok to...

~~~

A request to all playmates... or any playmate who may read this and would feel a yes from their body & mind wisdom to join in,
to play.. for an intention

To

peace and nonviolence.

โœจ

In gratitude & love,

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœจ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒธ
Ginny Whitelaw co-author of "Move to Greatness" (about the four coordination patters we play with in InterPlay) has a new book coming out "Resonate".

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resonate-with-ginny-whitelaw-tickets-69928567227
Sending out gratitude for the many beautiful moments of personal transformation at the InterPlay Leader's Gathering in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.
In the wake of Leaders Retreat and trip to Montgomery: Feeling gratitude as part of our evolving, challenged, challenging and embracing InterPlay community. I remember a teaching 4-5 years ago at the leaderโ€™s retreat by Caroline B, about change in organizations and communities and the challenge of staying in the unknowing โ€“ the time of the old dissolving but the new not yet formed โ€“ to stay there and not rush into new structures. I experience our IP community as being brave in this way, staying with the unknown and making space for the new โ€“ new leadership and practices regarding racial equity, gender and cultural diversity and age. Iโ€™ve learned a lot from staying in the discomfort and Iโ€™m challenging myself to speak up more from the place of discomfort. I feel immense respect for the forgiveness and grace with which many people of color stand and reach out, coming from an oppressive, abusive past and unfortunately present, to rally with white people in working together in this long dance of change. Iโ€™m in. - with love, CC

A world wide interactive creative practice designed to support mindfulness, joy, peace + body wisdom

Operating as usual

05/05/2022

Register Today!! Join the worldwide Interplay community in weaving our hearts together!!!

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InterPlayโ€™s Art and Social Change program over the years. We have been offering this program since 2010. Invest in an embodied and joy-filled future

05/04/2022

Today is the BIG Day. A day where we get to invest in the world we want to see. A world where people are connected to themselves and each other through the transformational embodiment practices of InterPlay. Join the movement because play creates creativity, joy, and a sense of belonging that all humans need.

05/03/2022

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our first Play-a-thon! a success. New people found the love of InterPlay; new leaders created and led classes for the first time; new and seasoned InterPlay leaders collaborated to great success. We had international collaboration and so much more.
THANK YOU ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!

Please consider helping us to share MORE PLAY! by donating on GIVE BIG DAY... tomorrow, May 4th.

DONATE HERE: https://4agc.com/landing_pages/bfb91d45-d606-465b-affe-64882e2208a6

Thank you!

05/03/2022

Tomorrowโ€™s the big day!! Link in the bio to support a somatic practice that has been around for 30 plus years offering tools for people to tap into their body wisdom through stories, movement and sound play. Join the movement towards human sustainability!

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Invest in intergenerational wisdom sharing and connection through InterPlay. Hearts to hearts connecting across generations to create a better world. A world rooted in human sustainability through our stories, songs and movement. Join Give InterPlay Day on or before May 4th. Link in bio for more

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Because everyone deserves to experience joy, consider supporting Give InterPlay Day on or before May 4th. With seventeen different projects to support we are investing in a movement of embodied connection, body wisdom, and pure JOY. https://www.interplay.org/GiveInterPlayDay.htm

04/21/2022

Give InterPlay Day on May 4th!! Join the join the joy and justice.

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We are almost three weeks away from Give InterPlay Day with 17 projects or regions who are transforming the world through embodied play. We want to create more places for people to deepen their connection to themselves and within the community, creating collective resilience through InterPlay's body wisdom practices. https://www.interplay.org/GiveInterPlayDay.htm

04/05/2022

Itโ€™s our last week of the Play-a-thon!
Thereโ€™s still time to play through Saturday, April, 9th.

Playathon info & schedule page: https://www.interplay.org/playathon2022.htm

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๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—๐—ข๐—œ๐—ก ๐—จ๐—ฆ! ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ'๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—ป, ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฌ-๐—”-๐—ง๐—›๐—ข๐—ก!

THE TIME IS NOW! >>> 3 more weeks of play after this.

๐•Œ๐•Ÿ๐•๐• ๐•”๐•œ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•จ๐•š๐•ค๐••๐• ๐•ž ๐• ๐•— ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•“๐• ๐••๐•ช

13 CLASES EACH WEEK!
SO MANY CHOICES: Experience the grace that comes from connecting with the wisdom of the body. Awaken your inner clown. Jump start your day with creativity. Nourish your Soul. Explore your multiple abilities.

>>> Your very first class is on us!

03/08/2022

Dear Brave Souls, Las almas valientes, some say the passionflower ought not exist for it seems made of such frail parts. Passionflower blooms in great booms and small rolling thunders anyway.

So too thee.

I send all love, all cleats, ropes, pitons, blankets, all safety gear I have, all sturdy tents, enough food, clear water...
Keep going dear souls... The invisible hands of Hope will lift you to sturdy ground... to live::: Para la Vida!
dr.e

03/06/2022

Gesture Choir-Fast Forward

03/03/2022

Are you looking for some serious ? Look no further than Dr. Goodall with Margaret Atwood (Handmaids Tale), award-winning author, inventor, and activist. Brought together through an interview for Harper's Bazaarโ€™s March issue, the two reflect on their respective legacies, the urgent need to use storytelling to tell truths and inspire social and environmental action, plus so much more...https://news.janegoodall.org/2022/03/01/margaret-atwood-jane-goodall-hopecast-s2-ep15/

Produced with FRQNCY Media Co..

03/02/2022

DID YOU KNOW? We have a NEW way to play in 2022! Check out the 2022 โ€œYes, andโ€ฆโ€ Body Wisdom Playathon (12 WEEKS of PLAY) January 17th - April 9th.

>>> FIVE MORE weeks to go! JOIN US before it ends! Lots of great classes, great for beginners.

FIRST CLASS FREE + DROP-INs welcome.
Playathon info & schedule page: https://www.interplay.org/playathon2022.htm

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Have you heard about the 2022 โ€œYes, andโ€ฆโ€ Body Wisdom Play-a-thon? Thereโ€™s so many good things about this.

InterPlay is GREAT for accessing body wisdom, and learning to be in the moment. FIVE MORE WEEKS of Play left until we end on April 9th. LOTS of great classes for beginners.

FIRST CLASS FREE + DROP-INs welcome.

JOIN US NOW!
Playathon info & schedule page: https://www.interplay.org/playathon2022.htm

JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP to get all the details, interact with leaders, class descriptions and more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/637560590794013

The Choreography of Care 02/19/2022

The Choreography of Care

An MD produced this dance video for frontline health providers.

The Choreography of Care About the filmThe Choreography of Care is a collaborative tribute honouring perseverance, dedication and sacrifice of all frontline workers, with a special f...

01/31/2022

Playful Saturdays
Saturdays | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm INDIA TIME, (FRIDAYS) 9:30-10:45 pm PST
*Vibhuti Aggarwal + Wishall Singh | Udaipur + Uttrakhand, INDIA

Description:
Start your weekend by tapping into some playfulness. Join us for an hour of story-telling, movement, sounds and stillness. There will be some silly playing, connecting with others and a lot of smiles and laughter.

BIos:
Vibhuti is a clown, an Inter player, a Facilitator and a life-long learner. She spends her time creating experiences for young adults in India to experience life deeply. Her skills and tools of connection, body wisdom and playfulness help her to facilitate deep spaces of self-exploration.

Your very first class is on us!
Playathon info & schedule page: https://www.interplay.org/playathon2022.htm
Playathon general registration page: https://forms.gle/f9kdiRUWU3AZSF4q9

JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP to join the community get all the details, interact with leaders, class descriptions and more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/637560590794013
ALL ARE WELCOME!

01/31/2022

InterPlay Zoomshop w/ Lisa Laing
Mondays | 2:30-3:30 pm EST
*Lisa Laing | Ivorytown, CT

Description:
Connecting in new ways - playing in the fertile field of creativity, self-care and community.

Bio:
Lisa has been consistently and delightedly offering InterPlay to various communities since 2000. She co leads the Life Practice Program and is a Leader Training Mentor. She brings her love for nature, dance, friendship and family, justice and human potential to all she does.

Your very first class is on us!
Playathon info & schedule page: https://www.interplay.org/playathon2022.htm
Playathon general registration page: https://forms.gle/f9kdiRUWU3AZSF4q9

JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP to join the community get all the details, interact with leaders, class descriptions and more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/637560590794013
ALL ARE WELCOME!

Timeline photos 01/28/2022

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Soul Food InterPlay
Thursdays | 9-10:00 am PST
*Marla Durden | Seattle, WA

Description:
Come enjoy a weekly cup of Soul Food. We will play with, journal, share in community and celebrate the things that we love, and that make our hearts sing. We access deep body wisdom with carefully crafted music, meditations, story sharing, embodied practices and more. This class is steeped in affirmation, positive intention and self-love.

Bio:

A mystical experience with my dying aunt at age 5, opened the ability to walk between worlds for me. This experience led to a life-long study of sacred wisdom and esoteric arts including subtle energy healing, indigenous root healing, ceremonial facilitation and InterPlay. I love how the tools of InterPlay can create deep and profound changes in people, with so much joy. I am dedicated to supporting us all in remembering our connection to each other and our inherent divine nature. You can learn more about me and my work at ModernRootWoman.com

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We have many wonderful skilled InterPlay Leaders. They offer opportunities to explore the depth and breadth of your body wisdom in a fun and easily accessible way. There are so many benefits.

Here are a few InterPlay Leaders who are offering classes as part of the 2022 "Yes, and... Body Wisdom Play-a-thon! 12 WEEKS OF PLAY, perfect for those new to InterPlay. We have13 classes each week.

You may also notice a benefit they received from InterPlay on their image. These are just a few of the 15 AMAZING InterPlay Leaders sharing their gifts with you during the Play-a-thon!

You can find the FULL SCHEDULE here: https://www.interplay.org/playathon2022.htm

JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP to join the community get all the details, interact with leaders, class descriptions and more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/637560590794013

ALL ARE WELCOME!

01/25/2022

Yummy playtime guaranteed!

Invite a friend or family to join you to a unique, playful experience! Extend an invitation to someone struggling with the uncertainties of todayโ€™s time or someone looking to connect with themselves as well as with new people.

Play-a-thon info & schedule page: https://www.interplay.org/playathon2022.htm

Play-a-thon general registration page: https://forms.gle/f9kdiRUWU3AZSF4q9

We would love to have you no matter what your financial situation is right now, so we have a range of payment options starting from $5 to $15. If you can, we invite you to pay a little extra to support someone elseโ€™s participation.

JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP to join the community get all the details, interact with leaders, class descriptions and more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/637560590794013

ALL ARE WELCOME!

01/20/2022

The Playathon! is off to a great start. Join us for 12 weeks of inspired play to kick off 2022. Lots of different classes, easy for anyone new to InterPlay to jump into the fun and body wisdom practices.

Make sure you join the FB Page to meet the InterPlay leaders, see the weekly schedule and more.
2022 Body Wisdom Playathon

Playathon info & schedule page: https://www.interplay.org/playathon2022.htm

We look forward to playing with you soon.

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