Journey into Body Wisdom and Spirituality

The Secrets of InterPlay for Spiritual Formation

Where the Soul Loves the Body
Cynthia Winton-Henry

Oakland, CA

April 30-May 3: Monday 6:30pm dinner -Thurs noon.

Journey into Body Wisdom in the creative diversity of the Bay Area among local redwoods and in the artful sanctuary of InterPlayce. With plenty time to explore the balance of creative practice and wisdom teachings, the retreat unfolds through elegantly crafted moments of movement, voice, story, and stillness, which open up wisdom like parables. In a time of great complexity, diversity, and challenge, our body wisdom and spiritual source is more important than ever!

Learn tools that are helping people across faiths and traditions to reorient to the wisdom of the body: Easy Focus, Body Data/Knowledge/Wisdom, Internal Authority, Physicality of Grace, Exformation, Spiritual Disciplines, Incrementality, and Affirmation. Gather into greater grace, ease, and spontaneous health where body and soul ably yield refreshment, connection, and guidance. Cynthia specifically lifts up

• How Soul Loves The Body: Recovering Soul Languages
• How Our Bodyspirit is Bigger Than Our Skin
• How Spontaneity Is A Signature Of Soul
• How Transformation Acts As A Creative Process
• How the Architecture of Soul is Bigger Than One Body
• How Different Arts Create Different Results and How to Attend to this in Ritual and Healing.

This retreat leads to a Full Life Practice Program for Spiritual Leaders.for those who want to continue. This includes eight online wisdom trainings (two hours each). Tuesdays from 9–11 am PST (California time) May 8, 22, June 5, 19 & July 10, 24, Aug 7, 21. During each interactive, live, video session, participants deepen their body wisdom around aspects of the creative spirit, the art of truth telling, the nature of being a body intellectual, how to play with challenge, healing and wholeness, and how to encourage creative offerings in prayer and service in others.

The Closing Retreat is August 27-30: “The Art of Collective Peace-making and Ritual.” With bonds of play and deep story, we explore creativity and body wisdom to open new vistas for communal life. What does it mean for peace and for the communal soul to be embodied? This retreat culminates with a life practice program graduation celebration.

Cost: $400. 100 Discount for registering for entire Life Practice Program

Registration/Information: Body Wisdom, 510-465-2797 or info@interplay.org

Venue

InterPlayce

2273 Telegraph Avenue (at 23rd St.)
Oakland, CA 94612
InterPlayce is the center of the InterPlay universe. The offices for Body Wisdom, Inc. are also located here. The building is at the corner of 23rd and Telegraph, one block north of West Grand. It is just a few blocks from the 19th Street Downtown Oakland BART station, and on several convenient bus lines. On-street parking is always available at night and metered during the day. It is also easily accessible by several of the major freeways. Click here for a map.
Leaders
Cynthia Winton-Henry
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, doctoral programs in theology and the arts, and in multicultural education. She develops somatic curriculums to address racism, leadership for the Earth, and spiritual intelligence with an eye to supporting millennials. A featured speaker on the Body Intelligence Summit and a keynoter at 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,. Currently writing on Body Wisdom and Social Justice and on "Ensoulment," she coaches leaders seeking spiritual intelligence for our time at cynthiawinton-henry.com.

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