Abiding in Earth’s Wisdom

Body Wisdom and Climate Emergency: An InterPlay and Mindfulness Training

“Body wisdom is the wisdom of the earth” --Gaia
Kaira Jewel Lingo and Cynthia Winton-Henry

Oakland, CA

May 8-10, 2020 Friday evening 7pm-9pm, Saturday 9:15am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

Leaders today need tools for meeting our rapidly changing climate. We need ways of coming back into right relationship with each other and the planet. The creative practices of InterPlay, embodied mindfulness training, ritual, and gathering in community promote deep resilience and earth justice.

This weekend training invites you to meet the challenge we face and to learn ways to bring key healing wisdom to others. To do this we will readopt our ancient birthright practices of movement, song, storytelling, and being together in nature in the service of releasing climate grief, befriending eco-anxiety and developing effective responses that encourage collective transformation.

This training is for anyone, including activists, community and spiritual leaders, youth, helping professionals, and changemakers. Since climate justice is inextricably connected with racial and economic justice we have set an intention to have 50 percent of the group be Black/Indigenous/People of Color.

Let us know if your agency, school or network would like to sponsor leaders to attend this event. Inquire at info@interplay.org for more information.



Sliding scale:
$100 for those on a fixed income
$250 registration fee covers the cost of the course
$400 helps others to enroll
Some scholarships are available.

Link here for the application.
Application deadline April 1. Notification of acceptance sent beginning April 8,
payment due by April 20. After April 8, we will accept applications until full capacity is reached (approximately 30 participants).
You will be notified by email.

Cost: see above

Registration/Information: Upon acceptance register at info@interplay.org, 510-465-2797.

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
Kaira Jewel Lingo
Kaira Jewel Lingo teaches meditation and mindfulness internationally, with a focus on activists, people of color, artists, educators, families, and youth. She began practicing mindfulness in 1997. An ordained nun of 15 years in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing, she leads retreats in the U.S. and internationally, offering mindfulness programs for educators and youth in schools, as well as individual spiritual mentoring. In addition to her roots in the Zen tradition, she practices and teaches in the Insight tradition and will graduate from Spirit Rock Teacher Training in 2020. She explores the interweaving of art, play, ecology and spiritual practice and is a certified yoga teacher and InterPlay leader. She has loved training in dance and other expressive arts since childhood. She edited Thich Nhat Hanh’s, Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children and has articles and chapters published in numerous magazines and books, including Real World Mindfulness for Beginners. She is currently based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, but will move to Louisville, Kentucky in May, 2020. Visit kairajewel.com to learn more.
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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