What we're about

"The heart of improvisation is transformation.” -Viola Spolin

Play It Out Loud provides pathways for each of us to discover how to participate with and play through our life experiences in service of enjoying each moment, connecting with playmates and taking inspired action toward our desires and goals. We engage in practices that promote presence, generate connection and inspire play. Our awakened creativity allows us to collaborate and step into new possibilities together.

We will experiment with activities that shift our focus from creating fear to creating fun thus opening us up to reinventing ourselves and our lives. The activities are a mix of traditional improv games and scenes, and activities that engage our whole selves for full expression.

Do you want to:

PLAY through your issues instead of working hard on them?

LEARN to use improv as a way to practice creating what you really want?

ACT out your dreams and conjure fun?!

YES, AND yourself and discover how self-loving can be a playful, embodied practice in creative expression?

If yes, then join us for improv games and mind/body centering activities as we learn to welcome and improvise with what IS and choose to play out what's POSSIBLE.

About Me:

Improv has been my go-to practice on stage and off, officially, since 2015. Through this journey, I discovered how much easier it is to use my whole self to transform my experience through play, rather than struggling to “figure things out” with just my brain. I enjoy applying the fundamental improv principle, Yes, And, to my life. I’ll invite you to say YES to what you are creating in your life and to acknowledge yourself as a powerful creator. Then I’ll inquire… What’s the AND? How can you use what’s here to inspire and create what you really want?

I’m a certified Hendricks’ Big Leap Coach and facilitator (http://www.hendricks.com (http://www.hendricks.com/)) and I’ve also been practicing traditional theater improv since 2015, graduating from Seattle’s Unexpected Productions School of Improv (http://www.unexpectedproductions.org (http://www.unexpectedproductions.org/)). I created Play It Out Loud to inspire and empower people to play in service of opening to and creating new possibilities in their lives, communities and the world – knowing full well that play is essential for evolution.

Upcoming events (4+)

New Choice! Improvisation, body wisdom & transformational play

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  • Does your creative energy need to be recharged?

  • Is it time to let go of "hard work" and get better results with ease and flow?

  • Can you find your playful spark, even when life seems overwhelming?

  • Are you willing to free up your ability to say "Yes, and...I would love ________?"

#### Discover how collaborative play opens up new possibilities!

When your authentic self has free rein to improvise and play, self-doubt evaporates and gotta-get-it-right melts into having fun. We invite you to join a welcoming group of players who honestly share what's niggling us, listen to our body wisdom and kiss self-consciousness goodbye. Playful confidence wakes up in the good company of others who inspire and support us.

We started offering New Choice sessions on Zoom mid-pandemic. Our world continues to rapidly change - and that doesn't look like it's going to change! Being able to quickly respond to what's happening both around and inside of us is an essential skill for these times. We celebrate how New Choice players are learning to catapult ourselves from:

  • Confusion to clarity
  • Overwhelm to freedom
  • Frustration to creativity
  • Isolation to connection
  • Criticism to appreciation

Most of us weren’t taught that the path to playful, satisfying new choices and deepening relationships goes right through our most challenging life situations. Instead we learned to avoid facing our most troublesome dilemmas until they got so big we felt overwhelmed, grumpy, alone, exhausted or defeated. We weren’t shown the pivotal moves that reliably unlock vibrant energy and build playful collaboration, no matter what’s challenging us.

#### That’s why we co-create New Choice: Shift From Working At Life To Creating Flow. Our pooled wisdom knows how to build a friendly place where each one of us can feel renewed and connected while re-inventing our responses to life's spiralling challenges.

Creativity thrives in time and space devoted to play. Even 5 minutes of engaging your whole body in play can have life-changing results. We know, because we see this happen often in our zoom room. When nudged to engage in tomfoolery, people easily tune-in to what's really afoot. Levity lights up the path to new choices.

When you experience life as an invitation to play, everything is fuel for self-discovery and creative choices. And that invitation to play is hiding in plain sight, inside your ever-changing feelings of:

  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Love
  • Fears
  • Blaming
  • Defensiveness
  • Joy
  • Exhaustion
  • Awkwardness
  • Wonder

### Big Leap Coaches Dhira Brown and Kristina Turner infuse play into body-centered transformation.

We are adept at riding feeling waves and making space for joy and play, even in messy situations. We’ve learned how to reliably turn to our inner experience to generate surprisingly good feelings. We love to share fun, friendly practices proven to help you discover your own body wisdom. We bring people together to see what’s real, play through the mess, and love ourselves through it all.

To learn more and sign up, visit our webpage on Kristina's site here.

In New Choice, we're mastering the art of "Yes, and" in our personal lives.

  • Yes, we dive deep, and we keep it light and playful.
  • Yes, we love our current state of being, and we make a shift.
  • Yes, we show up as is (sad, uninspired, tired, etc.), and we participate fully.

Whether we feel frustrated, peaceful, overwhelmed or ecstatic, we honor our right-now experience.

Then, we make a new choice from our team’s playbook to practice whole-body awareness strategies that reliably generate fun shifts, for example:

  • breathing
  • presencing
  • movement
  • improv games
  • body mapping
  • wonder questions
  • exploring sound
  • befriending feelings
  • interviewing personas
  • spotlight coaching
  • and much more!

Ready to jump in and play? We meet Tuesdays, from noon - 1:30 PM Pacific on Zoom, skipping the 5th Wednesday in March, May, August and November 2022. Sign up by Friday at noon the week before you want to start. That’s so we can send you a welcome packet with our 25 page New Choice Playbook and a getting-started questionnaire. We look forward to making new choices together!

In the spirit of gift economy, pay what you choose:
Subscribe to a New Choice Monthly Pass for $147 / $127 / $97. Your subscription month begins the day you sign up and renews on the date nearest that the next month.

Our Spring 2022 gift to new subscribers!
For a limited time, your 1st month's trial flat rate is only $50!

Visit our webpage for more information or to schedule a discovery session to see if this group is a good fit for you!

New Choice! Improvisation, body wisdom & transformational play

Link visible for attendees

  • Does your creative energy need to be recharged?

  • Is it time to let go of "hard work" and get better results with ease and flow?

  • Can you find your playful spark, even when life seems overwhelming?

  • Are you willing to free up your ability to say "Yes, and...I would love ________?"

#### Discover how collaborative play opens up new possibilities!

When your authentic self has free rein to improvise and play, self-doubt evaporates and gotta-get-it-right melts into having fun. We invite you to join a welcoming group of players who honestly share what's niggling us, listen to our body wisdom and kiss self-consciousness goodbye. Playful confidence wakes up in the good company of others who inspire and support us.

We started offering New Choice sessions on Zoom mid-pandemic. Our world continues to rapidly change - and that doesn't look like it's going to change! Being able to quickly respond to what's happening both around and inside of us is an essential skill for these times. We celebrate how New Choice players are learning to catapult ourselves from:

  • Confusion to clarity
  • Overwhelm to freedom
  • Frustration to creativity
  • Isolation to connection
  • Criticism to appreciation

Most of us weren’t taught that the path to playful, satisfying new choices and deepening relationships goes right through our most challenging life situations. Instead we learned to avoid facing our most troublesome dilemmas until they got so big we felt overwhelmed, grumpy, alone, exhausted or defeated. We weren’t shown the pivotal moves that reliably unlock vibrant energy and build playful collaboration, no matter what’s challenging us.

#### That’s why we co-create New Choice: Shift From Working At Life To Creating Flow. Our pooled wisdom knows how to build a friendly place where each one of us can feel renewed and connected while re-inventing our responses to life's spiralling challenges.

Creativity thrives in time and space devoted to play. Even 5 minutes of engaging your whole body in play can have life-changing results. We know, because we see this happen often in our zoom room. When nudged to engage in tomfoolery, people easily tune-in to what's really afoot. Levity lights up the path to new choices.

When you experience life as an invitation to play, everything is fuel for self-discovery and creative choices. And that invitation to play is hiding in plain sight, inside your ever-changing feelings of:

  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Love
  • Fears
  • Blaming
  • Defensiveness
  • Joy
  • Exhaustion
  • Awkwardness
  • Wonder

### Big Leap Coaches Dhira Brown and Kristina Turner infuse play into body-centered transformation.

We are adept at riding feeling waves and making space for joy and play, even in messy situations. We’ve learned how to reliably turn to our inner experience to generate surprisingly good feelings. We love to share fun, friendly practices proven to help you discover your own body wisdom. We bring people together to see what’s real, play through the mess, and love ourselves through it all.

To learn more and sign up, visit our webpage on Kristina's site here.

In New Choice, we're mastering the art of "Yes, and" in our personal lives.

  • Yes, we dive deep, and we keep it light and playful.
  • Yes, we love our current state of being, and we make a shift.
  • Yes, we show up as is (sad, uninspired, tired, etc.), and we participate fully.

Whether we feel frustrated, peaceful, overwhelmed or ecstatic, we honor our right-now experience.

Then, we make a new choice from our team’s playbook to practice whole-body awareness strategies that reliably generate fun shifts, for example:

  • breathing
  • presencing
  • movement
  • improv games
  • body mapping
  • wonder questions
  • exploring sound
  • befriending feelings
  • interviewing personas
  • spotlight coaching
  • and much more!

Ready to jump in and play? We meet Tuesdays, from noon - 1:30 PM Pacific on Zoom, skipping the 5th Wednesday in March, May, August and November 2022. Sign up by Friday at noon the week before you want to start. That’s so we can send you a welcome packet with our 25 page New Choice Playbook and a getting-started questionnaire. We look forward to making new choices together!

In the spirit of gift economy, pay what you choose:
Subscribe to a New Choice Monthly Pass for $147 / $127 / $97. Your subscription month begins the day you sign up and renews on the date nearest that the next month.

Our Spring 2022 gift to new subscribers!
For a limited time, your 1st month's trial flat rate is only $50!

Visit our webpage for more information or to schedule a discovery session to see if this group is a good fit for you!

New Choice! Improvisation, body wisdom & transformational play

Link visible for attendees

  • Does your creative energy need to be recharged?

  • Is it time to let go of "hard work" and get better results with ease and flow?

  • Can you find your playful spark, even when life seems overwhelming?

  • Are you willing to free up your ability to say "Yes, and...I would love ________?"

#### Discover how collaborative play opens up new possibilities!

When your authentic self has free rein to improvise and play, self-doubt evaporates and gotta-get-it-right melts into having fun. We invite you to join a welcoming group of players who honestly share what's niggling us, listen to our body wisdom and kiss self-consciousness goodbye. Playful confidence wakes up in the good company of others who inspire and support us.

We started offering New Choice sessions on Zoom mid-pandemic. Our world continues to rapidly change - and that doesn't look like it's going to change! Being able to quickly respond to what's happening both around and inside of us is an essential skill for these times. We celebrate how New Choice players are learning to catapult ourselves from:

  • Confusion to clarity
  • Overwhelm to freedom
  • Frustration to creativity
  • Isolation to connection
  • Criticism to appreciation

Most of us weren’t taught that the path to playful, satisfying new choices and deepening relationships goes right through our most challenging life situations. Instead we learned to avoid facing our most troublesome dilemmas until they got so big we felt overwhelmed, grumpy, alone, exhausted or defeated. We weren’t shown the pivotal moves that reliably unlock vibrant energy and build playful collaboration, no matter what’s challenging us.

#### That’s why we co-create New Choice: Shift From Working At Life To Creating Flow. Our pooled wisdom knows how to build a friendly place where each one of us can feel renewed and connected while re-inventing our responses to life's spiralling challenges.

Creativity thrives in time and space devoted to play. Even 5 minutes of engaging your whole body in play can have life-changing results. We know, because we see this happen often in our zoom room. When nudged to engage in tomfoolery, people easily tune-in to what's really afoot. Levity lights up the path to new choices.

When you experience life as an invitation to play, everything is fuel for self-discovery and creative choices. And that invitation to play is hiding in plain sight, inside your ever-changing feelings of:

  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Love
  • Fears
  • Blaming
  • Defensiveness
  • Joy
  • Exhaustion
  • Awkwardness
  • Wonder

### Big Leap Coaches Dhira Brown and Kristina Turner infuse play into body-centered transformation.

We are adept at riding feeling waves and making space for joy and play, even in messy situations. We’ve learned how to reliably turn to our inner experience to generate surprisingly good feelings. We love to share fun, friendly practices proven to help you discover your own body wisdom. We bring people together to see what’s real, play through the mess, and love ourselves through it all.

To learn more and sign up, visit our webpage on Kristina's site here.

In New Choice, we're mastering the art of "Yes, and" in our personal lives.

  • Yes, we dive deep, and we keep it light and playful.
  • Yes, we love our current state of being, and we make a shift.
  • Yes, we show up as is (sad, uninspired, tired, etc.), and we participate fully.

Whether we feel frustrated, peaceful, overwhelmed or ecstatic, we honor our right-now experience.

Then, we make a new choice from our team’s playbook to practice whole-body awareness strategies that reliably generate fun shifts, for example:

  • breathing
  • presencing
  • movement
  • improv games
  • body mapping
  • wonder questions
  • exploring sound
  • befriending feelings
  • interviewing personas
  • spotlight coaching
  • and much more!

Ready to jump in and play? We meet Tuesdays, from noon - 1:30 PM Pacific on Zoom, skipping the 5th Wednesday in March, May, August and November 2022. Sign up by Friday at noon the week before you want to start. That’s so we can send you a welcome packet with our 25 page New Choice Playbook and a getting-started questionnaire. We look forward to making new choices together!

In the spirit of gift economy, pay what you choose:
Subscribe to a New Choice Monthly Pass for $147 / $127 / $97. Your subscription month begins the day you sign up and renews on the date nearest that the next month.

Our Spring 2022 gift to new subscribers!
For a limited time, your 1st month's trial flat rate is only $50!

Visit our webpage for more information or to schedule a discovery session to see if this group is a good fit for you!

New Choice! Improvisation, body wisdom & transformational play

Link visible for attendees

  • Does your creative energy need to be recharged?

  • Is it time to let go of "hard work" and get better results with ease and flow?

  • Can you find your playful spark, even when life seems overwhelming?

  • Are you willing to free up your ability to say "Yes, and...I would love ________?"

#### Discover how collaborative play opens up new possibilities!

When your authentic self has free rein to improvise and play, self-doubt evaporates and gotta-get-it-right melts into having fun. We invite you to join a welcoming group of players who honestly share what's niggling us, listen to our body wisdom and kiss self-consciousness goodbye. Playful confidence wakes up in the good company of others who inspire and support us.

We started offering New Choice sessions on Zoom mid-pandemic. Our world continues to rapidly change - and that doesn't look like it's going to change! Being able to quickly respond to what's happening both around and inside of us is an essential skill for these times. We celebrate how New Choice players are learning to catapult ourselves from:

  • Confusion to clarity
  • Overwhelm to freedom
  • Frustration to creativity
  • Isolation to connection
  • Criticism to appreciation

Most of us weren’t taught that the path to playful, satisfying new choices and deepening relationships goes right through our most challenging life situations. Instead we learned to avoid facing our most troublesome dilemmas until they got so big we felt overwhelmed, grumpy, alone, exhausted or defeated. We weren’t shown the pivotal moves that reliably unlock vibrant energy and build playful collaboration, no matter what’s challenging us.

#### That’s why we co-create New Choice: Shift From Working At Life To Creating Flow. Our pooled wisdom knows how to build a friendly place where each one of us can feel renewed and connected while re-inventing our responses to life's spiralling challenges.

Creativity thrives in time and space devoted to play. Even 5 minutes of engaging your whole body in play can have life-changing results. We know, because we see this happen often in our zoom room. When nudged to engage in tomfoolery, people easily tune-in to what's really afoot. Levity lights up the path to new choices.

When you experience life as an invitation to play, everything is fuel for self-discovery and creative choices. And that invitation to play is hiding in plain sight, inside your ever-changing feelings of:

  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Love
  • Fears
  • Blaming
  • Defensiveness
  • Joy
  • Exhaustion
  • Awkwardness
  • Wonder

### Big Leap Coaches Dhira Brown and Kristina Turner infuse play into body-centered transformation.

We are adept at riding feeling waves and making space for joy and play, even in messy situations. We’ve learned how to reliably turn to our inner experience to generate surprisingly good feelings. We love to share fun, friendly practices proven to help you discover your own body wisdom. We bring people together to see what’s real, play through the mess, and love ourselves through it all.

To learn more and sign up, visit our webpage on Kristina's site here.

In New Choice, we're mastering the art of "Yes, and" in our personal lives.

  • Yes, we dive deep, and we keep it light and playful.
  • Yes, we love our current state of being, and we make a shift.
  • Yes, we show up as is (sad, uninspired, tired, etc.), and we participate fully.

Whether we feel frustrated, peaceful, overwhelmed or ecstatic, we honor our right-now experience.

Then, we make a new choice from our team’s playbook to practice whole-body awareness strategies that reliably generate fun shifts, for example:

  • breathing
  • presencing
  • movement
  • improv games
  • body mapping
  • wonder questions
  • exploring sound
  • befriending feelings
  • interviewing personas
  • spotlight coaching
  • and much more!

Ready to jump in and play? We meet Tuesdays, from noon - 1:30 PM Pacific on Zoom, skipping the 5th Wednesday in March, May, August and November 2022. Sign up by Friday at noon the week before you want to start. That’s so we can send you a welcome packet with our 25 page New Choice Playbook and a getting-started questionnaire. We look forward to making new choices together!

In the spirit of gift economy, pay what you choose:
Subscribe to a New Choice Monthly Pass for $147 / $127 / $97. Your subscription month begins the day you sign up and renews on the date nearest that the next month.

Our Spring 2022 gift to new subscribers!
For a limited time, your 1st month's trial flat rate is only $50!

Visit our webpage for more information or to schedule a discovery session to see if this group is a good fit for you!

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