Change Your Life! Change Your World!

InterPlay Life Practice in Atlanta 2024 In-Person & Online - A Hybrid Event

Unlock the Wisdom of Your Body
Jennifer Denning, MSW and Christine Gautreaux, MSW

Atlanta, GA

Fridays 7-9 PM ET
Saturdays 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM ET
May 17-18,
June 28, July 26-27, August 23,
September 20-21.

Assisted by Sacil Armstrong

The InterPlay Life Practice Program is an active, creative way to change your life and change your world.

• Unlock the wisdom of your body!

• Have more fun!

• Decrease stress and increase ease.

• Make wiser, more grounded decisions.

• Thrive by getting body, mind, heart and spirit to all work together.

• Find easy ways to change what you want to change in your life: relationships, work, community, home, spirit, body image…

• Discover your hidden resources.


There are 2 opportunities to experience this Life Practice Program—Zoom in from anywhere in the world online for all sessions. Or zoom in on Friday nights and join us in person in Atlanta for 4 Saturdays.

Immerse yourself in the system of InterPlay—ideas and practices that can move you from where you are to where you would like to be.

Find freedom through movement, story, sound, and stillness, and discover creative ways to change what you want to change in your life.

You may use this supportive, affirming community to help you shape your life in ways that are best for you. You will get individual attention from the program leaders who will help you identify your personal desires and intentions.

Although some previous experience with InterPlay is encouraged, there are no prerequisites for taking part in the InterPlay Life Practice Program.

The Elements of the Life Practice Program

• The Secrets of InterPlay, a multi-day event is part of the Life Practice Program. It is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the InterPlay forms and tools in a supportive community. You can attend a Secrets of InterPlay weekend at any time.

• A series of Friday evening and all-day Saturday gatherings, with your Life Practice Program group for play, presentation, discernment, and interaction, where you will have a chance to explore new creative possibilities in a supportive community.

• Receive three focus sessions during which you receive personal support from the program leaders to learn how to access your body wisdom, learn a new tool/skill, and apply it to whatever situation you desire.

• A Body-Spirit Celebration during the final Saturday to play with the InterPlay forms and share them with each other in a celebratory and honoring way.

• Reading and writing practices which will help you apply InterPlay insights to your own life and will be based on the InterPlay book Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit Together Again at Last. The reflections can take many different forms: writings, letters, artwork, poetry, photography, etc.

The InterPlay 8 Core Elements Self-Study that will give you a more in-depth understanding of the InterPlay system.

Covid Policy: Masks are welcome and optional. Please do an at-home Covid test before attending each gathering and do not attend if you have symptoms of illness.

Housing
For information: contact Jennifer at interplayatlanta@gmail.com

Schedule
Fridays: 7:00 - 9:00 PM ET - Zoom for All participants
5/17, 6/28, 7/26, 8/23, 9/20

Saturdays: 9:30 AM - 8:30 PM ET - Zoom or In-Person HYBRID (with body-wise breaks)
5/18, 7/27, 9/21

Program Cost

$1,800 in-person (no Secrets of InterPlay); $1,550 for online participants (no Secrets of InterPlay)

Repeating the Program
Anyone who has previously completed the Life Practice Program is eligible for the repeater rate of $800 for the Life Practice weekends only.

Financial Assistance
Diversity is a great gift in the InterPlay experience. Based on our commitment to Racial Equity and Transformation (read our statement here) and our understanding of other structural and personal inequalities that exist, Body Wisdom is committed to making our programs financially accessible.

Financial considerations need not be a barrier to your participation. Financial support and flexible payment plans are available. Please email info@interplay.org, or feel free to speak to one of the leaders of this program.

Life Practice Program Attendance
Community building is an integral part of the InterPlay system. To experience the most out of a Secrets of InterPlay weekend or the Life Practice Program, we recommend that you attend all of the sessions. This immersion into the forms and tools of InterPlay is most effective when the group stays together over time. If you are considering becoming an InterPlay leader, participation and attendance for the full program, including attending a Secrets of InterPlay weekend, will be necessary to complete the Life Practice Program, which is the first step in becoming a certified InterPlay leader. If you have questions about this please visit: InterPlay Leader Training Program.

Continuing Education Credit
Up to 55 CE credits (including the Secrets of InterPlay) for various healthcare and allied healthcare professions are available for those practicing throughout the U.S. and for educators only practicing in Illinois. CE pre-registration is required before the start of your event. Email Jane Siarny directly at interplaychicago@sbcglobal.net (not the office) to APPLY for CEUs. There is a charge of $25-$40 per program. CEUs are offered through Continuing Education Institute of Illinois or R. Cassidy Seminars.

Cost: $1,800 In-Person (no Secrets of InterPlay); $1,550 for Online; $800 for Repeaters

Registration/Information: Registration questions: email office@interplay.org. Financial assistance: email info@interplay.org

Venue

To Be Determined

Atlanta, GA
Leaders
Jennifer Denning, MSW
Jennifer is keenly interested in using the InterPlay forms to promote racial justice and healing and has collaborated in developing and leading the workshops “Sankofa Communities” and “Using Body Wisdom to Build Just Communities.” She directs InterPlay Atlanta's performance group, Soulprint Players. She launched InterPlay Atlanta’s programming with women in prison and has taught regularly at Trinity House and The Friendship Center. Jennifer has also worked as a professional actor and taught and directed with Synchronicity Theatre’s “Playmaking For Girls” program for over fifteen years. Her work has long centered on the intersection of creativity, spirituality and social justice. Jennifer currently works as a financial social worker, using financial education as one tool to advance economic equity. She delights in weaving deep breaths, InterPlay storytelling forms, and body awareness into her workshops. Jennifer is a former co-president of the Body Wisdom Board of Directors and a founding member of InterPlay's Racial Equity and Transformation committee.
Christine Gautreaux, MSW
Christine (she/her) is dedicated to the pursuit of play, joy, art & social justice. Christine’s superpowers include connecting people, helping folks manifest their dreams, standing up against injustice and using art to make a difference in the world.

She currently uses performance art, movement, poetry, storytelling and InterPlay to address issues of oppression with women who are incarcerated, people living with severe and persistent mental illness and homelessness. She also works with activists and artists to maintain balance and self-care during these intense times we find ourselves living.

Pivoting with the times Christine has been called an expert on Zoom and utilizes this online platform to facilitate connection and ease in an online, interactive learning environment.

Christine Gautreaux holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has professional experience with successful grant writing, community organizing and social media marketing. Christine is a life coach for caregivers who are burnt out and ready to take back their own life and make it delightful again. She is the co-author of Stillpoint: A Caregivers Playbook to find ease and to take a deep breath and reclaim joy and Women Connected in Wisdom: Stories and Resources Rooted in the 8 Dimensions of Wellnes V. I and V. II

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