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InterPlay is an art form anyone can do. Participants are invited into movement, song, story, and connection through easy incremental steps. InterPlay honors and celebrates the unique expression of each individual in an affirmative, welcoming environment. InterPlay is an active, creative way to unlock the wisdom of the body. InterPlay integrates body, mind, heart and spirit. Life has become so fragmented. InterPlay helps to pull everything back together so we get more of what we want. InterPlay is devoted to fun. It teaches the language and ethic of play in a deep and powerful way. If you are convinced that seriousness is the path to inner wisdom, then you might want to look elsewhere. If you would like to become a “recovering serious person,” then InterPlay might be for you. InterPlay is firmly based in affirmation and looking for the good. You don’t have to think of yourself as creative in order to do InterPlay. We can teach you that part easily. We get far too much criticism in our lives already. We need to spend more time in the warm bath of acceptance. InterPlay is the perfect antidote to stress and cynicism. InterPlay is a community of people around the world who speak the shared language of a wide and deep variety of play. It is a body of bodies who enjoy contact and connection. You don”t have to dive in the deep end of InterPlay to learn and benefit from it, but it does exist and some wonderful folks are “swimming” there.

InterPlay Atlanta is a 501c3 nonprofit that uses improvisational structured play to foster freedom and joy, decrease stress and build just communities.

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Power of Play (PoP)

Sevananda Natural Foods

EXPERIENCE INTERPLAY THROUGH POWER OF PLAY (POP) W.H.O.A.! Women Helping Others Achieve, a domestic nonprofit organization in Atlanta, Georgia founded and ran by InterPlay Leader, Carolyn Renée offers the community an opportunity to experience the Power of Play (POP) through InterPlay. InterPlay is an art-based system that allows everyone to use sound, movement, and stories to create amusement and joy in the moment. What’s really cool about playing is that it relieves stress, brightens the spirit and makes us smarter. POP is an intergenerational play date is for young and old alike. It is intended as a family fun date for everyone including children, parents and grandparents too! The play activities are often improvisational and spontaneous. Almost anyone can do InterPlay regardless of skill level. Interplay is centered on fun. It supports those who participate in it to recognize all of their positive influences and strengths, both internally and externally. The dates for the remainder of the year are as follows: Sunday, July 22nd~3-4:30pm | Sunday, October 21st~3-4:30pm | Sunday, November 18th~3-4:3pm | Sunday, December 16th, 2018 | Sunday, January 20th, 2019~3-4:30pm -- Sevananda Natural Foods Co-0p Community Room Downstairs Sliding Scale $12-15 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Spirit Play: A monthly InterPlay session at the Atlanta Shambhala Center

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

$15.00

Sitting meditation, spiritual text and poetry will provide the springboard for this time of deep play. What is the “big story” moving through your life? How do we practice partnership with that “something more”? The practice of InterPlay makes room for the fullness we each embody. InterPlay recognizes and playfully engages the challenging aspects of our humanity as well. Bring your full self out to play, explore, dream and rest through the easy forms of InterPlay. InterPlay is an artform that anyone can do, a spiritual practice for some, and a way to create community based on improvisation and play. Through simple incremental forms, participants are invited into movement, storytelling, song and connection. Find out more at http://www.interplay.org WHEN: from 10:30- noon, the 4th Friday of every month WHERE: The Atlanta Shambhala Center, 1447 Church St., Decatur, 30030 COST: Sliding scale $12-15 (No one turned away for lack of funds) Jennifer Denning is the co-founder of Atlanta InterPlay and Director of the InterPlay performance group, Soulprint Players. As well as leading playshops throughout the metro area, Jennifer leads InterPlay at Lee Arrendale State Prison in partnership with Reforming Arts. Jennifer incorporates InterPlay into her work as a lead teaching artist with Synchronicity Theatre’s “Playmaking for Girls” program. Playmaking for Girls empowers incarcerated and “with hope” girls through the medium of play-writing, theatre games, and performance. Jennifer has a BFA in acting from Ohio University and worked professionally as an actor and improviser for many years. She is also an ordained New Church minister. Debra Hiers comes to Interplay with a performance background in poetry and improvisational music. She is a certified Integral Coach with a MA in Humanistic Psychology and BA in Theater. Debra is a long-time student of Tibetan Buddhism, and a member of the Atlanta Shambhala Center since 1997. She is keenly interested in the relationship between meditation practice, mindfulness awareness, and creativity. As a Shambhala Guide she is authorized to give group meditation instruction.

2nd Saturday PlayGroup

The Mask Center

InterPlay is an active, creative way to unlock the wisdom of the body. Through incremental forms, participants are invited into movement, story, song, stillness and connection. Second Saturday InterPlay is led by InterPlay Atlanta co-founder, Jennifer Denning, who brings a deep sense of joy, connection and ease to her InterPlay offerings. Come join us for a morning of rejuvenating play that any body can do!

Life Practice Program

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: October 27, December 1st, January 26th, February 23rd, March 23rd, April 27th, closing retreat- May 17th-19th Unlock the wisdom of your body! Have more fun! Decrease stress and increase ease. Make wiser, more grounded decisions. Thrive by getting body, mind, heart and spirit to all work together. Find easy ways to change what you want to change in your life: relationships, work, community, home, spirit, body image. Discover your hidden resources. The InterPlay Life Practice Program is an active, creative way to change your life and change your world. Immerse yourself in the system of InterPlay—ideas and practices that can move you from where you are to where you would like to be. You will be meeting regularly over a period of time with a group of fellow InterPlayers. You may use this supportive, affirming community to help you shape your life in ways that are best for you. You will get individual attention from the program leaders who will help you identify your personal desires and intentions. Although some previous experience with InterPlay is encouraged, there are no prerequisites for taking part in the InterPlay Life Practice Program. Elements of the Life Practice Program The Secrets of InterPlay, a multiple-day retreat where you will be immersed in the InterPlay philosophy and practice. A series of 8 Saturdays with your Life Practice Program group for play, presentation, discernment, and interaction, where you will have a chance to explore new creative possibilities in a supportive community. Three focus sessions during which you receive personal support from the program leaders to get more of what you want. Reading and writing assignments which will help you apply InterPlay insights to your own life. A Self-Study of several of the elements of the InterPlay system that will give you a more in-depth understanding of how InterPlay works. Anyone who has previously completed the Life Practice Program may repeat it at a reduced tuition. Cost: $2,250 includes Secrets of InterPlay & closing retreat Registration/Information: 510/[masked] or [masked] Venue See

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2nd Saturday PlayGroup

The Mask Center

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