Gentle Wisdom for Body and Soul

Online Dance Chapels

Dancing to pray and play n behalf of others as spiritual practice
Nancy Pfaltzgraf, Cynthia Winton-Henry, Jane Siarny, Ruth Schowalter, Monisha Mittal, Rehana Tejpar, Bilha Birman Rivlin, and Marla Durden

ONLINE

All times are Pacific Standard
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 4:30 pm pst
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 9:30 am pst,
Friday at 1 pm Shabbat Chapel with Bilha

In need of prayer, community, or support?

Join any of these little hidden monasteries of the heart for an hour.

Bring a candle to light as we prepare to

Breathe and warm-up our dancing, singing spirit.
Invoke intentions for family, community, and world. 
Notice our body wisdom: move, share and integrate it.
Reboot grace and gratitude.
Hear and share poetry and music.
Dance on behalf of others in the group.
Find community and resources.


Chapel Schedule & Leaders
Monday 4:30 pm pst with Cynthia Winton-Henry
Tuesday 9:30 am pst with Rehana Tejpar
Tuesday 4:30 PM with Monisha Mittal
Wednesday 9:30 am with Marla Durden
Wednesday 4:30 pm pst Dancing Hand with Ruth Schowalter
Thursday 9:30 am pst with Nancy Pfaltzgraf and Jane Siarny
Friday 1:00 pm Shabbat Dance Chapel with Bilha Birman-Rivlin All times are San Francisco/PST. Check a WORLD CLOCK to verify your time.)

Note: Chapels are managed at cynthiawinton-henry.com. . To get weekly updates on chapels and cynthia/s offerings email cynthia@interplay.org

Cost: Free to Try: Donation welcome at http://cynthiawinton-henry.com/product/monthly-dance-your-prayers/

Registration/Information: Cynthia Winton-Henry at cynthia@interplay.org

Venue

Online Ongoing Classes & Groups

ONLINE
Leaders
Nancy Pfaltzgraf
Nancy Pfaltzgraf has been joyfully leading InterPlay classes and retreats in local and national settings since 2006. Having discovered InterPlay and the Life Practice Program helped her discover ease and joy in her professional life as the pastor of progressive Christian congregations. Her experience as an RN and a Hospice Chaplain has also given her a unique perspective on the way InterPlay can relieve stress and empower people in the helping professions to live and work with more grace and ease. Since leaving pastoral ministry it has been her delight to continue to offer her gifts through Body Wisdom - Deep Play groups for helping professionals, Retreats and Untensives, InterPlay Life Practice programs, Online Body Wisdom Tools classes, online classes and untentsives focusing on the Move to Greatness wisdom and an Online Interfaith Dance Chapel. Nancy holds coaching certification using the FEBI® [Focused Energy Balance Inventory] and Appreciative Inquiry and delights in both one-to-one and group Soul Coaching. Although her home base is in the Chicagoland area, her mastery of online communication forms allows her to serve people wherever they are. All this allows her to fulfill her life mission to "lead with love, follow with trust and dance with joy with those ready to step into the life-giving rhythms of grace".,
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.
Jane Siarny
Jane Siarny, MFA is dedicated to uplifting the human spirit through creativity, community building, and body-wise practices. For me, InterPlay opens the door to an integrated spiritual practice that allows for freedom and growth. Throughout my 30 years leading and performing InterPlay, I have found it to be the one practice where I can express all of myself; body, mind, heart and spirit. I bring added experiences to my teaching from a lifelong dance career, yoga teaching, love of poetry, A capella singing, and working with children. I am the InterPlay Life Practice Program Coordinator, a Life Practice Program Leader since 1999, and a Mentor & Facilitator in the InterPlay Leader Training Program. My story can be found in MOVE: What the Body Wants by InterPlay co-creators Cynthia Winton-Henry with Phil Porter.
Ruth Schowalter
Ruth Schowalter, visionary folk artist, communications educator and creativity coach, started The Daily Creative Practice to insure that her own art, dreams, and creative ideas get priority. Within InterPlay, an improvisational system that unlocks the wisdom of the body, she found all the tools she needed to put grace and an ethic of play at the center of life.
Monisha Mittal
Monisha is a mystic, a writer and recovering over-achiever. Early in her career, working in rural India and north Philadelphia, she found joy helping women and children find their individual expression and voice. More than twenty years later, InterPlay came running to meet her when she left her full-time corporate job. Inspired by the freedom, connection and laughter InterPlay brings to those it touches, she supports creative writing, personal awareness and growth, and spiritual connection with InterPlay. Monisha is a certified Sacred Depths coach and leads the Hidden Monastery Dance Chapel every Friday.
Rehana Tejpar
Bilha Birman Rivlin
Bilha Birman Rivlin, PhD, has been a theatre professional for over 30 years as an actress, director, puppeteer, story teller, and teacher. She earned her PhD from the Theatre Department at Wayne State University, where she wrote her dissertation on the creative process and the path of transformation. 

Bilha is a long-time practitioner of Insight Mindful Meditation (IM), and has been teaching IM along with Buddhist practices and philosophies for over a decade. 

Bilha’s journey with theatre, drama, improvisation, and IM practices allow her to explore life’s present moment in its kaleidoscopic forms of expression. The integration of Dharma, drama and the creative play is Bilha’s guiding passion and contribution to her teachings. It is her path to the soulful life we all aspire to live. 

”InterPlay moves me to communicate what I feel with myself and others by improvising my presence through words, sound, movement, connection and stillness.” -Bilha Birman-Rivlin
Marla Durden
Marla came to InterPlay at the end of 2016 and has never stopped playing. She immediately began performing and was certified as a leader in May 2021. Marla is an alchemist, artist, energy shaman and coach who uses her gifts to create experiences that support personal empowerment, healing and transformation.

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