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InterPlay is an active, creative way to unlock the wisdom of the body.

InterPlay is easy, fun, and life changing. It is based in a series of incremental “forms” that lead participants to movement and stories, silence and song, ease and amusement. In the process, we discover the wisdom in ourselves and our communities.

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 has been developed by Cynthia Winton-Henry and Phil Porter over the last twenty years and it has spread around the world.

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For Joy, Ease, Expression and Community!

The Dance Shop

~Trust, Value, and Express Yourself~ Come spark your soul, celebrate your gifts and be a part of an amazing community! InterPlay is an active, creative way to unlock the wisdom of the body. What does that mean? We usually begin by warming up the body, the voice, all the ways we can breathe and move and make sounds. We'll use our voices, move around the room, have some stillness, and have easy, playful contact with others. Basically, we do "stuff" and then we "notice," affirming to one another the experience we had and sharing any wisdom that comes out of it. We play many types of music throughout. InterPlay is for cultural creatives, recovering serious people, and folks of every ability. If you want more ease, fun, support, and connection in your life, come play with us! You can choose your own level of participation, including simply observing the class. *Decrease stress and increase ease. *Make wiser, more grounded decisions. *Feel supported. Discover hidden resources. *Share your silly and profound selves. *Get mind/body/heart/spirit to work together. Who: Adults, age 18 and older, all levels Wear: Comfortable clothes to move in and non-marking shoes, or go barefoot Where: The Dance Shop, 145 H Valle Vista Ave, Vallejo, CA (Next to Valle Vista Car Wash) Donation: $5-$20, sliding scale More Info: www.InterPlay.org or call Jeanette (707)[masked] A wide variety of people participate in InterPlay worldwide. Whether you think of yourself as less creative or more creative, chances are you'll discover through InterPlay that you are more creative than you think. InterPlay is easy to learn and no prior experience is needed. We strive to meet people where they are at. It is a wonderful, artful way to create health, mindfulness and a sense of connection to each other. This supportive, affirming group creates a safe space for us to be ourselves and to express and develop our embodied brilliance. Watch Video: https://vimeo.com/286803495 $5 - $20, No one turned away for lack of funds. Host: Jeanette Logan: Since 1994, Jeanette has been running her own business, Youthful Hearts: Fitness Classes and Coaching after 50! (Strength, Flexibility, Balance, and Aliveness for Your Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit.) She is certified in Group Fitness Instruction, Natural Wellness, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), and InterPlay and holds her BA in Theatre Arts. She enthusiastically works with health-minded groups and individuals who desire to feel, do and be better so they can more fully enjoy their lives! Jeanette's primary purpose is to be free to play and create and to help improve humanity in the process. Facilitators: Susan Main: Susan Main has her BA in Dance and Theater from UC Santa Cruz and has been leading InterPlay and performing with Wing It! Performance Ensemble since 1995. Her leading experience includes Interplay Camp, New Years Eve Retreats, Untensives, Monday women's group, monthly Deepening and the Leadership Program. She infuses InterPlay into her 12-step recovery work, nature play, tap dancing, dance teaching, attitude and life. Her specialty: creating a safe and playful haven for creativity and truth...wit and laughter. June Goudey: Retired United Church of Christ Minister. Author of The Feast of Our Lives: Re-Imagining Communion

For Joy, Ease, Expression and Community!

The Dance Shop

~Trust, Value, and Express Yourself~ Come spark your soul, celebrate your gifts and be a part of an amazing community! InterPlay is an active, creative way to unlock the wisdom of the body. What does that mean? We usually begin by warming up the body, the voice, all the ways we can breathe and move and make sounds. We'll use our voices, move around the room, have some stillness, and have easy, playful contact with others. Basically, we do "stuff" and then we "notice," affirming to one another the experience we had and sharing any wisdom that comes out of it. We play many types of music throughout. InterPlay is for cultural creatives, recovering serious people, and folks of every ability. If you want more ease, fun, support, and connection in your life, come play with us! You can choose your own level of participation, including simply observing the class. *Decrease stress and increase ease. *Make wiser, more grounded decisions. *Feel supported. Discover hidden resources. *Share your silly and profound selves. *Get mind/body/heart/spirit to work together. Who: Adults, age 18 and older, all levels Wear: Comfortable clothes to move in and non-marking shoes, or go barefoot Where: The Dance Shop, 145 H Valle Vista Ave, Vallejo, CA (Next to Valle Vista Car Wash) Donation: $5-$20, sliding scale More Info: www.InterPlay.org or call Jeanette (707)[masked] A wide variety of people participate in InterPlay worldwide. Whether you think of yourself as less creative or more creative, chances are you'll discover through InterPlay that you are more creative than you think. InterPlay is easy to learn and no prior experience is needed. We strive to meet people where they are at. It is a wonderful, artful way to create health, mindfulness and a sense of connection to each other. This supportive, affirming group creates a safe space for us to be ourselves and to express and develop our embodied brilliance. Watch Video: https://vimeo.com/286803495 $5 - $20, No one turned away for lack of funds. Host: Jeanette Logan: Since 1994, Jeanette has been running her own business, Youthful Hearts: Fitness Classes and Coaching after 50! (Strength, Flexibility, Balance, and Aliveness for Your Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit.) She is certified in Group Fitness Instruction, Natural Wellness, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), and InterPlay and holds her BA in Theatre Arts. She enthusiastically works with health-minded groups and individuals who desire to feel, do and be better so they can more fully enjoy their lives! Jeanette's primary purpose is to be free to play and create and to help improve humanity in the process. Facilitators: Susan Main: Susan Main has her BA in Dance and Theater from UC Santa Cruz and has been leading InterPlay and performing with Wing It! Performance Ensemble since 1995. Her leading experience includes Interplay Camp, New Years Eve Retreats, Untensives, Monday women's group, monthly Deepening and the Leadership Program. She infuses InterPlay into her 12-step recovery work, nature play, tap dancing, dance teaching, attitude and life. Her specialty: creating a safe and playful haven for creativity and truth...wit and laughter. June Goudey: Retired United Church of Christ Minister. Author of The Feast of Our Lives: Re-Imagining Communion

For Joy, Ease, Expression and Community!

The Dance Shop

~Trust, Value, and Express Yourself~ Come spark your soul, celebrate your gifts and be a part of an amazing community! InterPlay is an active, creative way to unlock the wisdom of the body. What does that mean? We usually begin by warming up the body, the voice, all the ways we can breathe and move and make sounds. We'll use our voices, move around the room, have some stillness, and have easy, playful contact with others. Basically, we do "stuff" and then we "notice," affirming to one another the experience we had and sharing any wisdom that comes out of it. We play many types of music throughout. InterPlay is for cultural creatives, recovering serious people, and folks of every ability. If you want more ease, fun, support, and connection in your life, come play with us! You can choose your own level of participation, including simply observing the class. *Decrease stress and increase ease. *Make wiser, more grounded decisions. *Feel supported. Discover hidden resources. *Share your silly and profound selves. *Get mind/body/heart/spirit to work together. Who: Adults, age 18 and older, all levels Wear: Comfortable clothes to move in and non-marking shoes, or go barefoot Where: The Dance Shop, 145 H Valle Vista Ave, Vallejo, CA (Next to Valle Vista Car Wash) Donation: $5-$20, sliding scale More Info: www.InterPlay.org or call Jeanette (707)[masked] A wide variety of people participate in InterPlay worldwide. Whether you think of yourself as less creative or more creative, chances are you'll discover through InterPlay that you are more creative than you think. InterPlay is easy to learn and no prior experience is needed. We strive to meet people where they are at. It is a wonderful, artful way to create health, mindfulness and a sense of connection to each other. This supportive, affirming group creates a safe space for us to be ourselves and to express and develop our embodied brilliance. Watch Video: https://vimeo.com/286803495 $5 - $20, No one turned away for lack of funds. Host: Jeanette Logan: Since 1994, Jeanette has been running her own business, Youthful Hearts: Fitness Classes and Coaching after 50! (Strength, Flexibility, Balance, and Aliveness for Your Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit.) She is certified in Group Fitness Instruction, Natural Wellness, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), and InterPlay and holds her BA in Theatre Arts. She enthusiastically works with health-minded groups and individuals who desire to feel, do and be better so they can more fully enjoy their lives! Jeanette's primary purpose is to be free to play and create and to help improve humanity in the process. Facilitators: Susan Main: Susan Main has her BA in Dance and Theater from UC Santa Cruz and has been leading InterPlay and performing with Wing It! Performance Ensemble since 1995. Her leading experience includes Interplay Camp, New Years Eve Retreats, Untensives, Monday women's group, monthly Deepening and the Leadership Program. She infuses InterPlay into her 12-step recovery work, nature play, tap dancing, dance teaching, attitude and life. Her specialty: creating a safe and playful haven for creativity and truth...wit and laughter. June Goudey: Retired United Church of Christ Minister. Author of The Feast of Our Lives: Re-Imagining Communion

For Joy, Ease, Expression and Community!

The Dance Shop

~Trust, Value, and Express Yourself~ Come spark your soul, celebrate your gifts and be a part of an amazing community! InterPlay is an active, creative way to unlock the wisdom of the body. What does that mean? We usually begin by warming up the body, the voice, all the ways we can breathe and move and make sounds. We'll use our voices, move around the room, have some stillness, and have easy, playful contact with others. Basically, we do "stuff" and then we "notice," affirming to one another the experience we had and sharing any wisdom that comes out of it. We play many types of music throughout. InterPlay is for cultural creatives, recovering serious people, and folks of every ability. If you want more ease, fun, support, and connection in your life, come play with us! You can choose your own level of participation, including simply observing the class. *Decrease stress and increase ease. *Make wiser, more grounded decisions. *Feel supported. Discover hidden resources. *Share your silly and profound selves. *Get mind/body/heart/spirit to work together. Who: Adults, age 18 and older, all levels Wear: Comfortable clothes to move in and non-marking shoes, or go barefoot Where: The Dance Shop, 145 H Valle Vista Ave, Vallejo, CA (Next to Valle Vista Car Wash) Donation: $5-$20, sliding scale More Info: www.InterPlay.org or call Jeanette (707)[masked] A wide variety of people participate in InterPlay worldwide. Whether you think of yourself as less creative or more creative, chances are you'll discover through InterPlay that you are more creative than you think. InterPlay is easy to learn and no prior experience is needed. We strive to meet people where they are at. It is a wonderful, artful way to create health, mindfulness and a sense of connection to each other. This supportive, affirming group creates a safe space for us to be ourselves and to express and develop our embodied brilliance. Watch Video: https://vimeo.com/286803495 $5 - $20, No one turned away for lack of funds. Host: Jeanette Logan: Since 1994, Jeanette has been running her own business, Youthful Hearts: Fitness Classes and Coaching after 50! (Strength, Flexibility, Balance, and Aliveness for Your Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit.) She is certified in Group Fitness Instruction, Natural Wellness, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), and InterPlay and holds her BA in Theatre Arts. She enthusiastically works with health-minded groups and individuals who desire to feel, do and be better so they can more fully enjoy their lives! Jeanette's primary purpose is to be free to play and create and to help improve humanity in the process. Facilitators: Susan Main: Susan Main has her BA in Dance and Theater from UC Santa Cruz and has been leading InterPlay and performing with Wing It! Performance Ensemble since 1995. Her leading experience includes Interplay Camp, New Years Eve Retreats, Untensives, Monday women's group, monthly Deepening and the Leadership Program. She infuses InterPlay into her 12-step recovery work, nature play, tap dancing, dance teaching, attitude and life. Her specialty: creating a safe and playful haven for creativity and truth...wit and laughter. June Goudey: Retired United Church of Christ Minister. Author of The Feast of Our Lives: Re-Imagining Communion

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