De-stress,Refresh and Connect in Evanston

Regularly Scheduled Evanston Sessions Are on Hold
Jeff Breting

Evanston, IL

Regularly Scheduled Evanston Sessions Are on Hold

All are welcome at InterPlay on Tuesday nights in Evanston. InterPlay is an easy to learn creative process that invites participants to express themselves through storytelling, movement and vocalization. Through well-established methods of play participants can simply have fun and discover new things. No prior InterPlay experience is necessary.

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 instructors strive to meet people where they are at. When you're at an InterPlay event, you can choose your own level of participation, including simply observing the class.

You can learn more about this event and InterPlay in general at these sites:

The Tuesday night class time is from 7:30-9:00pm. Doors open at 7:15 pm for registration and meeting other participants. The current class fee is on a sliding scale of $5 to $15 (you decide what to give). This event repeats every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month (Before attending, please check the scheduled dates in this event description or the event listings on the Meetup page). First time participants are welcome to attend on any date.

We hope you can come out and enjoy an evening of play, fun and mindfulness! If you are curious about InterPlay and are hesitant about diving right in, remember you can also just come and observe. If you come to observe and decide that you want to participate, you can do that too. Feel free to invite friends and to forward this information to anyone who you think may be interested.

The instructor is Jeff Breting, Jeff brings several hundreds of hours of InterPlay experience into the community space. You can learn more about Jeff at his leaders' profile:

Jeff's Leader Profile

You'll be happy you decided to attend!

See you soon!


Jeff Breting

Cost: $7 with a Sliding Scale of $5-$10



St. Mark's Episcopal Church

1509 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
Limited parking available at the front and rear of the building. Ample street parking within 1-2 blocks of the venue.
Jeff Breting

Jeff Breting got hooked on InterPlay in early 2010 when he attended a retreat in North Carolina.

Soon after that first experience he completed the 5-weekend Life Practice Training Program in Minneapolis with InterPlay master teacher CathyAnn Beaty. After completing that first level of leader training, he played at several InterPlay retreats throughout the country.

Jeff was also fortunate to have a 6-week immersion at the InterPlay headquarters in California. During that time he received instruction from InterPlay co-founders Phil Porter and Cynthia-Winton Henry. He also attended weekly classes and weekend programs that were facilitated by a diverse range of expert InterPlay leaders.

Jeff has been a regular participant of ongoing events in his home Chicago Interplay community. He has also continued to pursue national training at annual Leadership retreats.

One of Jeff's passion is to use InterPlay vocal methods to enable anybody to rediscover the joy of using their voices to make sounds, regardless of whether they think they are "good singers." To gain additional facilitation tools, Jeff attended weekend retreats with Trish Watts, the founded InterPlay Australia. During these retreats, Jeff was exposed to the powerful methods of Voice Movement Therapy (VMT) that extend the possibilities of the human voice far beyond any form of singing. He also learned about combining indigenous singing traditions with our western community based modes of singing.

He keeps coming back because he finds InterPlay to be a lot of fun. He also enjoys how it enables him to develop his own voice (in the big sense of the word). And he is fascinated by how it opens many avenues for people to connect with one another.

Jeff attended the requisite training and supervision to attain his InterPlay leader certification. As of Summer 2017, Jeff has co-led and led 85 public InterPlay sessions in the Chicago area.

In his leading, Jeff desires to bring the collective wisdom of all his instructors to session participants. Jeff also wants to help people of all backgrounds broaden the ways they express themselves, create more ease in their lives and incorporate healthy ways of being in relationship with others.

Jeff has a keen interest in the application of InterPlay to interpersonal, small group, and organizational communication. As an individual who grew up with a speech disorder, Jeff has a special passion for providing unique growth opportunities for people with present or past speech disorders, ESL students, as well as people who identify themselves as "Introverted," "Highly Sensitive," and/or "Shy."

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