Betsey Beckman, MM is nationally acclaimed as liturgical dancer, storyteller, teacher of SpiritPlay and dancing Spiritual Director. With her extensive background in performance, movement therapy, ministry and InterPlay, she is regularly featured as artist/presenter at national conventions as well as local churches. Betsey’s most recent publications integrate InterPlay in a variety of ways. Her DVD The Dancing Word: Mary Magdalene, features a participatory InterPlay workshop breaking open the story of Mary Magdalene, and her co-authored book, Awakening the Creative Spirit: Bringing the Arts to Spiritual Direction, offers numerous InterPlay exercises for integrating into soul-care ministries. Betsey offers the gift of playful improvisation whenever possible!
Prashant Olalekar together with the InterPlay India team is playing a pioneering role in actively promoting InterPlay in India and building bridges through Global Peace Exchanges. He is a Jesuit, peace activist, spiritual director, educator and presently director of Jivanvikas Sadan Retreat House in Mumbai. He travels throughout India and abroad to share what he is learning about the power of play, spirit, and the deep wisdom of the body to foster peace. He has served as the former Novice Director and Coordinator of Formation of the Bombay Jesuit Province and founder of Pasayadaan Peace Partnership, a fledgling global network for peace. He is currently playing with integrating Ignatian Spirituality and Body Wisdom. Prashant encourages lay collaboration to foster the vision of InterPlay India namely, “to co-create a universe InterPlaying for Peace.”