InterPlay & Mindfulness
Second Wednesdays • 7:10 – 8:30 pm • Jul 11, Aug 8, Sep 12, Oct 13, Nov 14, Dec 12 • 2012
The effects of InterPlay and Mindfulness help a person stay present and open to one''s immediate experience while preparing one''s heart and mind to take in the good.
Chinh has been a long time practitioner in the Plum Village, Soto Zen and Shambala traditions and Connors has been a long-time practitioner of Vipassana Meditation. Chinh and Connors are both Interplayers.
Cost: $15 or use your multiple class card
Registration/Information: Call the Body Wisdom Office at 510/465-2797 to register in advance. Participants welcome at the door as well.
Connors John McConville
Connors McConville is a long time Interplayer and WING IT! member. He was certified as an Interplay Leader in 2000.
Connors has worked as a dance teacher, dance-maker and dance performer in the Bay Area (Shawl-Anderson Dance Center), Kolcata, India (Oxford Mission and USIS-Kolcata) and for a period of ten years in Bangkok, Thailand at the International School Bangkok and at Chulalongkorn University.
Connors is a somatic psychotherapist (MFC 47398), a spiritual director and a hospice spiritual care counselor. He sees private clients in San Francisco.
Connors was a Jesuit seminarian for 14 years. As part of that training he worked as a missionary in Thailand from 1974 – 1978 and formally studied Buddhism and Vipassana (meditation) at Wat Suan Dok in Chiangmai and Wat Bowonniwet Vihara in Bangkok.
Connors is a certified Thai Massage Therapist (Nuat Boran) having received over 500 hours of training in Thailand and a body alignment expert, having taught for a number of years with Lissa Renaud at the Actors’ Training Project in Oakland, CA.
Connors is presently creating a ballad opera for children with composer, John Craig Cooper, entitled Around the Greenwood Tree. The central theme is multileveled: a lesson in love and sacrifice, a lesson in making peace with enemies, and a lesson in environmental health & sustainability. Find more about the opera at http://www.paramitaproductions.org/