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at InterPlayce in Oakland

INTERPLAY FALL 2013

CLASSES WORKSHOPS EVENTS CLASS

A QUICK DIP IN THE INTERPLAY POOL!

InterPlay Free Sample Sundays • Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1, 2013 • 2-3:15 pm Gretchen Wegner/Stephanie Pile A free introduction to InterPlay—an active, creative way to unlock the wisdom of your body. In this easy-going sample, you’ll learn some of the simple “forms” and “tools” of InterPlay. Use them to be more “you.” Claim your inner authority! Find more ease! Laugh!

FREE! 4 CLASSES

INTERPLAY + GETTIN’ A MOVE ON

Heavy Breathing Thursdays • Oct 24 & 31, Nov 7 & 14 • 2013 11 am-12 pm

We’ll move, tone, tell and be still in ways that will free our body wisdom to rise to the surface…all while having fun! Also time for individual focus as desired. Deepening is great for InterPlay Life Practice graduates, for those with InterPlay experience, and for those with high degrees of willingness!

$60-90 SLIDING SCALE SPECIAL PRESENTATION

FIERCE LOVE, UNBEARABLE LOSS, RITUALS THAT HEAL

Performing The Book: “Warrior Mother Sunday, November 10, 2013 • 3–5 pm Sheila K Collins Just back from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and performance events in Atlanta and Pittsburgh, author and improvisational artist Sheila K. Collins, will read and perform themes suggested by her book, Warrior Mother: Fierce Love, Unbearable Loss and Rituals that Heal. She will be assisted by members of the Bay Area InterPlay community. Sheila has developed InterPlay communities in both Texas and Pennsylvania and currently serves as President of the Board of Body Wisdom, Inc., the non-profit that supports all things InterPlay.

Phil Porter

Refreshments served. Books available for purchase.

Bored by the gym? Can’t get yourself moving on your own? Want a new and playful way to get your heart pumping and your breath heaving?

FREE

Join InterPlay co-founder Phil Porter for a fourweek series on Thursday mornings.

CREATE! EXPLORE! FLOURISH!

We’ll use simple InterPlay forms to warm-up and get connected. Then we’ll have a 20-minute period when we’ll amp up the energy and get ourselves moving. You don’t need to move the whole time— do what you can! Community, support, affirmation, celebration! No competition.

$15 PER CLASS/$48 FOR THE SERIES (OR USE YOUR INTERPLAY MULTIPLE CLASS CARD) WORKSHOP

YOUR VERY OWN “EASE RETREAT”

Deepening

WORKSHOP

InterPlay Performance Workshop Mondays, Nov 11, 18, 25, Dec 2 • 7–9 pm • Practice Performance Friday, Dec 13 •7:30 pm • Performance Dec. 14 • 7:30 pm Phil Porter Want to learn to create on the spot? Want to dabble in movement, stories and sounds and increase your confidence? Want to make things up with others? Want to laugh and have a good time? Join InterPlay co-founder Phil Porter for a fourweek InterPlay Performance class to learn both basic and advanced skills in improvisational creativity. InterPlay is a great performance technique and

Saturdays • Nov 23, Dec 14 • 9:30 am–4 pm Coke Nakamoto

UPDATED 10/25/13

Come and play your way into the nod, whisper or downright howl in your life. Deepening is a day devoted to your own relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation!

Full up-to-date details at

www.interplay.org


also a great life technique. The series includes four evening classes, a “practice run” on Friday, December 13 and a performance for the community on Saturday, December 14.

$149

introduce California Institute of Integral Studies' Expressive Arts Therapy program and some of the arts practices that promote the healing and well being of individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations and whole communities.

FREE

THREE-DAY EVENT

SHARING THE WISDOM OF INTERPLAY WITH OTHERS

InterPlayce 2273 Telegraph Avenue (at 23rd Street a few blocks from the 19th St. Downtown Oakland BART station)

Info 510/465-2797 info@interplay.org www.interplay.org

Register with Visa, MC, Discover, AMEX 510/465-2797

Secrets of Leading InterPlay Friday 7 pm–Sunday 4 pm • November 15–17 Phil Porter with Gretchen Wegner InterPlay co-founder Phil Porter will this weekend workshop that covers the underlying structure and philosophy behind the InterPlay® system. How are the forms structured? What is the ultimate outcome or effect of using InterPlay forms? What is the relationship between leader and participant? How do you deal with people you find challenging? The workshop includes presentation, interaction, and play. The Secrets of Leading InterPlay is a core element of the InterPlay Leader Training Program. It is open to those who have completed or are completing the InterPlay Life Practice Program.

$400 SPECIAL PRESENTATION

PRESENTED BY THE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR INTEGRAL STUDIES (CIIS)

An Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy Wednesday, November 20, 2013 • 7-9 pm Shoshana Simons & Danielle Burnette The InterPlay community is excited to host an evening at InterPlayce in Oakland about the Expressive Arts Therapy program at the San Francisco-based California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS). This is part of a fruitful relationship between these two organizations that have many overlapping interests and goals. Several InterPlayers are CIIS grads or are currently enrolled. Expressive Arts Therapy is a multimodal approach to therapy and community wellness that incorporates visual, spoken word, dance/movement, music and drama into therapeutic practice. In this experiential session, faculty members Shoshana Simons and Danielle Burnette,

LOCAL RETREAT

SLOW DOWN, BE STILL AND SEE WHAT AWAITS

InterPlay Solstice Retreat: The Fruitful Dark Dec 20, 7-9 pm and Dec 21, 9:30 am-7:30 pm Cynthia Winton-Henry Includes the candle and pine branch labyrinth with harp by Jessica Schaeffer. A wonderful time to lean into silence, mystery and the fruitful dark with InterPlay practices. Playfully consider your relationship to the riches of darkness. Gentle support will be offered to embody needed shifts from movement to stillness and from song to silence. Includes space to create, make art, and journal in silence alongside others in community. We conclude with the annual pine branch spiral dance, dancing candle light into the center to the strains of Jessica Schaeffer on harp and the voices of those gathered.

$85


INFO! FUN! FOOD!

Mad Rantings

+ Cupcakes

WHO DO YOU TRUST?

The Science vs. Body Wisdom Smackdown

Come find out how we can survive as individuals, as communities and as a planet! And eat a cupcake!

FREE! ADMISSION

interplay.org

Mad Rantings + Cupcakes is a new series—evenings of info, fun,

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 • 7 pm

COUCH POTATOES ARISE!

food featuring Phil Porter,

Phil Porter Special musical guests The Harpoons

Brains on the Move

one of InterPlay's co-

Scientists are our BFFs. Really. But are we going to wait for some study to point out something we already know from our own experience? What are the limitations of the scientific method when it comes to living our daily lives? How can the practices of science help us be better body wisdom noticers? When do we need to pay attention to the published data and when do we need to claim our own authority? We know a lot but we only claim a tiny sliver of it because we are cowed by smarty-pants authority. Come find out how to stand tall in the small but mighty realm of your own experience! And eat a cupcake! LIVE FULLY AND WISELY!

The Human Sustainability Crisis Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 • 7 pm Phil Porter We are overwhelmed, over-committed and are losing sight of the joy of living. We are inundated by information and starved for skin-to-skin reassurance. We are part of our planet yet think we are above it. How can we best live our busy lives so that we can keep going and not burn out or get sick? And how does the wider culture run roughshod over the wisdom of the body in search of fame and fortune? Complex life can be lived fully and with grace if we pay attention to the full range of our experience and knowing.

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 • 7 pm Phil Porter

founders, along with

Did you know that unless you move, part of your brain will remain asleep? What do you think all those nervy connections that carry info to the brain are all about?

Come hear him carry on

What will we miss out on entirely if we don’t understand the relationship between movement and all sorts of interesting, inspiring and illuminating experience? You may find out that you or someone you care about is a “kinesthetic learner.” Sitting like a lump will not get us where we need to go. And why are we so afraid of moving in certain ways? What happens if we move beyond social/physical awkwardness? Come find out more about how you can move yourself into new life! And eat a cupcake!

Register in advance and get on our mailing list and your cupcake is free!

musical guests. about how InterPlay’s informs

important issues of modern life. Insightful, humorous and sometimes over-the-top presentation will be paired with live performance (music and…). This will be followed by cupcakes and beverages.

Register in advance for this event (admission is free) and add your name to our contact lists and your

cupcake is free! The rest of you will have to pay for yours! at

InterPlayce 2273 Telegraph Avenue (at 23rd Street near

510/465-2797

downtown Oakland)


ONGOING DROP-IN CLASSES Every week, InterPlay offers four ongoing drop-in classes. Experience InterPlay’s easy, incremental fun whenever it is convenient!

InterPlayce 2273 Telegraph Avenue (at 23rd Street a few blocks from the 19th St. Downtown Oakland BART station)

Engage mind, body, heart, and spirit in an affirming, fun-loving practice with great teachers. Get yourself running on “all cylinders!” Each class is based in the InterPlay basics but varies in focus and style. Sometimes leaders offer a series of classes on a special topic during their on-going class times.

510/465-2797 info@interplay.org www.interplay.org

Register with Visa, MC, Discover, AMEX 510/465-2797

EMBODIMENT, FUN, RELEASE, COMMUNITY

InterPlay for Men Thursdays • 7-8:30 pm John Diller & Connors McConville Join us as we play, express, and create together. Invite your whole self to join in with rhythm, stories, movement, caterwauling, and more. This is an affirming, supportive space for men to have all of themselves in new and creative ways.

$15/$48 FOR 4-CLASS CARD/$90 FOR 10-CLASS CARD ONGOING CLASS

Multiple class discounts! As low as $9 per class!

A PRACTICE TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

ONGOING CLASS

Friday Movement & Sound Meditation

A TIME FOR CONNECTION, EXPLORATION AND PLAY

InterPlay for Women Info

ONGOING CLASS

Mondays • 10:30-noon Annie Goglia • Bobbie Bolden

Fridays • 10:30 am – noon Cynthia Winton-Henry

Get your body, mind, heart and spirit working all at the same time! Increase your energy, learn new tricks and tools to make life full of ease and connect with wonderful women.

Cynthia doesn’t just play around, she plays like life depends on it. The co-founder and master teacher of InterPlay leads a meditative, fun-loving group with lots of room for stillness, body wisdom practices, and affirming community. Spend a good long time just listening to your own movement, stillness, voice, and silence. A great chance to tune in. Gather with others to share noticings and play with a body wisdom practice to support your life.

No experience necessary. Expect to laugh!

$15/$48 FOR 4-CLASS CARD/$90 FOR 10-CLASS CARD

Join certified InterPlay leaders Annie Goglia and Bobbie Bolden for this weekly gathering for women.

$15 PER CLASS/$48 FOR 4-CLASS CARD/$90 FOR 10-CLASS CARD ONGOING CLASS

A GREAT PLACE TO CONNECT!

InterPlay Tuesday Playgroup Tuesdays • 6-7:30 pm Gretchen Wegner Drop in to the Tuesday Night Playgroup for a funloving romp through self-expression and community togetherness. We will free up our bodies, shake loose stories, noodle our voices around like when we were kids and share body wisdom tricks and tools that make life easier, richer and more fun. Come as you are: serious, silly, self-conscious, exhausted, energized, whatever!

$15/$48 FOR 4-CLASS CARD/$90 FOR 10-CLASS CARD

Full up-to-date details at

www.interplay.org


Crazy! WING IT! PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE

Fri & Sat • Nov 8 & 9, 2013

InterPlayce 2273 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94612 (at 23rd Street a few blocks from the 19th St. Downtown Oakland BART station)

7:30 pm Advance Tickets On the edge, pushing the edge, over the edge? Who can tell?

with Visa, MC, Discover, AMEX

If you are on “outlier” in some part of your life or have been branded as one, you may wonder.

510/465-2797

Performance is its own kind of crazy—a kind of flying high that we all long for. Join the WING IT! crowd for their unique blend of depth and humor as they weave together dance, story, song and live music on the spot. Expect to laugh!

$15/$10 IN ADVANCE


11/23 • Saturday • 9:30 am–4 pm

Deepening Coke Nakamoto

10/24–11/14 • Thursdays • 11 am–12 pm

Heavy Breathing Phil Porter

DECEMBER

10/26 • Saturday • 9:30 am –4 pm

Deepening

12/1 • Sunday • 2–3:15 pm

Coke Nakamoto

Free Sample Stephanie Pile

10/30 • Wednesday • 7 pm

The Science vs. Body Wisdom Smackdown

12/4 • Wednesday • 7 pm

Phil Porter

Phil Porter

Brains on the Move 12/14 • Saturday • 9:30 am - 4 pm

NOVEMBER

Deepening

11/3 • Sunday • 2-3:15 pm

12/ 20–21 • Fri 7-9 pm & Sat 9:30 am–7:30 pm

InterPlay Free Sample Stephanie Pile

Coke Nakamoto

InterPlay Solstice Retreat: The Fruitful Dark Cynthia Winton-Henry

11/8 & 11/9 • Friday & Saturday • 7:30 pm

Crazy! WING IT! Performance Ensemble

ONGOING

11/10 • Sunday • 3–5 pm

Performing The Book: “Warrior Mother

Every Monday • 10:30-noon

Sheila K Collins

Annie Goglia • Bobbie Bolden

11/11–12/14 • Mondays & a Friday & Saturday • 7-9 pm

Every Tuesday • 6-7:30 pm

InterPlay Performance Workshop

Gretchen Wegner

InterPlay for Women

InterPlay Tuesday playgroup

ALL EVENTS BY DATE

OCTOBER

Phil Porter

Every Thursday • 7-8:30 pm 11/13 • Wednesday • 7 pm

Men’s InterPlay

The Human Sustainability Crisis

John Diller & Connors McConville

Phil Porter

Every Friday • 10:30 am – noon 11/15–17 • Friday 7 pm–Sunday 4 pm

Friday Movement & Sound Meditation

Secrets of Leading

Cynthia Winton-Henry

Watch for additional events this fall!

Phil Porter with Gretchen Wegner

11/20 • Sunday • 7-9 pm

An Introduction to Expressive Arts Therapy Shoshana Simons & Danielle Burnette

Full up-to-date details at

www.interplay.org UPDATED 10/25/13

Oakland InterPlay Classes Fall 2013  

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