Part of InterPlay's Life Practice Program for Spiritual Leaders

The Secrets of InterPlay for Spiritual Leaders Melbourne, Australia

Where the Soul Loves the Body
Cynthia Winton-Henry

Port Melbourne, VIC

Monday evening Sept 24- Thursday noon September 27. See description for elements of the Full Life Practice Program including online sessions and retreat.

An in-depth training that orients spiritual leaders to the nature of body wisdom and creativity in personal and group spiritual life.

Opening Secrets of InterPlay for Spiritual Leaders Retreat in Melbourne or Oakland.

Your journey unfolds through elegant moments of movement, voice, story, stillness, and reflection with tools that help people orient to the wisdom of their body. Gather into the grace, ease, and spontaneous health that can arise when body and soul yield refreshment, connection, and guidance.

• Integrate body wisdom for healing, prayer, speaking, discernment, celebration, justice, and ritual.
• Gain fluency in the wisdom ways of soul: movement, voice, word, stillness
• Affirm your body's intrinsic spiritual intelligence
• Recoup joy and creativity in a reflective, easy-going community

This workshop uniquely introduces the wisdom of spiritual intelligence.

• Claiming Ways the Soul Loves The Body: Recovering Lost Soul Languages
• The Architecture of Soul as Bigger Than Our Body
• Spontaneity as a Signature of Soul
• Transformation and Healing as Creative Process
• The Need for Different Art Forms To Create Different Ritual Outcomes.

Why Body Wisdom?

Physicality is basic. Racism, gender, class, ability, politics, religion, climate change, animal care, and culture are all body realities. Great transformation is possible when we put the body and our earth body at the center of spiritual intelligence. Our bodies know how to honor and affirm every body as distinct and part of a distinct community.. Do we honor bodies? If not, how can we honor souls?

When we honor the body we can better
• Access voice, movement, stillness, and stories to connect to self, others and the Divine.
• Build Community that empowers marginalized people.
• Find deeper connection with earth, people, and spirit.
• Adopt Improvisational skills for working with complex situations.
• Risk new skills for speaking and presenting.
• Bring artful ritual to bedside, one to one, small and large groups
• Cultivate intergenerational bonds among children, youth, and adults.

The Full Life Practice Program for Spiritual Leaders

8 Online Sessions: The opening retreat can be followed by eight online wisdom trainings (two hours each). In these interactive, live, video sessions, participants engage with others in the international InterPlay community to deepen body wisdom around aspects of the creative spirit, the art of truth telling, the nature of being a body intellectual, how to play with challenges, healing and wholeness, and how we encourage creative prayer and service in others.

These will take place online Wednesdays 8:30am, Oct 17, Oct 31, Nov 14, Nov 28, Dec 11, Jan 8, Jan 22, Feb 5.

Three one to one mentoring sessions with Cynthia or a Life Practice Program mentor in Australia.

Closing Retreat in Oakland Feb 18-21 or Melbourne TBD: “Collective Peace-making and Ritual.” Having formed bonds of play and deep story, we open new vistas for creativity in communal life. What does it mean for peace and for the communal soul to be embodied? This retreat culminates with a graduation celebration.

Online Information Sessions by appt.

Email Cynthia for more information.

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Use the PayPal button below to submit your $100 deposit for the program.

Cost: TBD

Registration/Information: Body Wisdom, 510-465-2797 or


Port Melbourne Unitng Church

cnr Nott and Bay Streets
Port Melbourne, VIC 3206
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

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