Jane Siarny, MFA,
is dedicated to uplifting the human spirit through creativity, community and spiritual practice. She is a dancer, certified InterPlay® leader and has completed all contact hours towards a 200 hour yoga teacher certification. Her final yoga project is titled FULL CIRCLE: Creativity, Play & the search for the Divine Dance in YOGA. Jane currently is a trainer in the InterPlay Life Practice - Leadership programs and was co-director of the InterPlay based OUTABOUNDS Performance Company from 1994-2014. Jane’s training and inspiration draws from classical & modern dance, improvisation, singing, poetry, yoga and InterPlay. She has worked with children and adults for over 40 years—teaching caregiver-child classes, creating & performing educational programs for schools & senior centers, and developing multi-cultural intergenerational programs for the Chicago Cultural Center. Jane’s story can be found in What The Body Wants by InterPlay co-creators Cynthia Winton-Henry and Phil Porter. She hopes to inspire others with programs that create ease, grace and renewal for body and soul.
Cynthia Winton-Henry, co-founder of InterPlay with Phil Porter, has researched "what the body wants" in the arts, in jails, shelters, slums, hospitals, churches, businesses, classrooms, and doctoral programs in theology and the arts and multicultural education. She has developed somatic curriculums to address racism, leadership for the Earth, with an eye to supporting millennials. She's been a featured speaker on the Body Intelligence Summit online series and a keynoter at many conferences. Cynthia is the author of What the Body Wants, Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit Together Again at Last, Dance: A Sacred Art: Discovering the Joy of Movement as Spiritual Practice, and Chasing the Dance of Life: A Faith Journey, , on how attuning to the wisdom of the body radicalized her relationship to her faith and worldview. Currently writing on "Ensoulment," she coaches leaders seeking spiritual intelligence for our time at Mystic Tech: see cynthiawinton-henry.com.