A special group for men

Day-Long Men’s Workshop

Discover your unique body wisdom in a play way
Amos Alan Lans and Phil Porter

Oakland, CA

Saturday, May 25, 2019 • 10:30 am – 5 pm

InterPlay co-founder, Phil Porter, and Men’s Class co-teacher, Amos Lans, will co-lead the first day-long Men’s Workshop to be held in Oakland since 2012, on Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 10:30 am to 5 pm. Come for a unique chance to play with a group of special men over the course of a day!

Newcomers to InterPlay, long-time InterPlayers, and “regulars” of the Thursday evening class are warmly welcomed. We’ll gather in community through stories, irreverent noise-making, easy movement, and playful contact.

Discover what wisdom wants to emerge from your unique body and all its gifts! Celebrate who you are in your fullness and enjoy the delight of others. Delve into some InterPlay forms that are possible when there is more time to be together. Savor one another’s company in a safe, affirming, and laughter-filled community.

We will take a broad view of gender identity, so if you feel called by such a workshop, regardless of how you are defining yourself these days, please come!

Sliding Scale

Cost: Sliding Scale: $45–$75 no one turned away for lack of funds

Registration/Information: 510/465-2797 or use the PayPal button above

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
Amos Alan Lans
Amos Alan Lans likes to tell folks, “I became a dancer in my 50’s, thanks to InterPlay!” Amos is one of the three co-leaders of the Thursday evening men’s drop-in class. He loves introducing InterPlay to groups of men, especially gay men, especially older gay men who are learning new ways of enjoying being in their ageing bodies as well as playful ways of connecting with other guys. Letting stories emerge from movement is one of Amos’ favorite InterPlay activities. For 20+ years, Amos set up and taught in public school gardening programs. He now teaches the joys of composting, gardening, and healthy eating to at-risk urban youth in North Oakland’s Dover Street Edible Park, near his home on 61st Street.
Phil Porter
Phil is one of the founders of InterPlay. He is a teacher, performer, writer, and organizer. With Cynthia Winton-Henry he is the co-founder of WING IT! Performance Ensemble, and has written several books, some in collaboration with Cynthia, including Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit Together Again at Last and The Slightly Mad Rantings of a Body Intellectual Part One. Phil is particularly interested in the use of InterPlay in organizational life, and believes that InterPlay can be a powerful tool to create communities of diversity and peace.

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