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BIPOC Secrets of InterPlay 2021 Online

This event/program is for those who identify as Black, Indigenous or Persons of Color.
Kira Allen, Masankho Banda, Soyinka Rahim, and Darius Burroughs


August 26-29, 2021
Thursday - Sunday

We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For!
- June Jordan

Join our 4-day Secrets of InterPlay online “retreat” to bathe yourself in the philosophies and practices of InterPlay. This event is for those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color. (BIPOC)

Cultivate inner authority and going the speed of the body in the lively, creative, nourishing balm of a BIPOC Community devoted to unlocking the wisdom of our bodies.

Limited to 12 participants. Registration is open and tuition proposals are now being accepted.

This multiple-day event will give you direct experience in many aspects of the InterPlay system. It is also an essential element of the InterPlay Life Practice Program that will follow, should you choose to participate.

The 2021 BIPOC Life Practice Program will be an opportunity to go deeper into the practice with a supportive community over the course of 40 hours from September 16 to November 14.

The BIPOC Secrets of InterPlay Retreat can be taken as a stand-alone retreat or to help you determine if you would like to enroll in the entire BIPOC Life Practice Program.

The Schedule - August 26-29, 2021 (All times are PT):

Thursday 10:00 am—12:00 pm & 1:30—3:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am—12:00 pm & 1:30—3:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am—12:00 pm & 1:30—4:30 pm
Sunday 2:00—5:00 pm

Financial Assistance
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 feel free to speak to one of the leaders of this program or to one of the InterPlay staff in the Body Wisdom office (510/465-2797 or

$400 (Tuition for Secrets is included in the full Life Practice Program.) For financial assistance, please email

Repeating the Program
Anyone who has previously completed the Secrets of InterPlay is eligible for the $300 repeaters rate.

Continuing Education Credit
15 CE credits 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 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.

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Artwork by Gaia Orion

Cost: $400 tuition ($300 for repeaters) $100 deposit holds your place.

Registration/Information: Registration Questions: email Lucia at; for Financial Assistance, email


Online Secrets/Life Practice Programs

Kira Allen
This Certified InterPlay leader is an author, collage artist, activist, advocate, and facilitator who specializes in working with Black, Indigenous, People of Color and Queer communities. She holds an M.A. in Transformative Arts from John F. Kennedy University, and a B.A. in English/Creative Writing from Mills College. Bearing witness to her own traumas and triumphs through a wide variety of modalities inspires her work with participants of all ages in: classrooms, homeless shelters, churches, non-profits and intimate circles inside people’s homes. Ms. Kira cultivates sacred creative spaces invoking all her experiences to empower marginalized communities. Her poetic memoir, Write This Second, was republished in April of 2019 and can be ordered through any local independent bookstore.
Masankho Banda

Masankho is a multi - disciplinary Performing Artist, Certified InterPlay Leader, Educator and PeaceBuilder. He brings many unique perspectives to his work around the world. He learned the fine arts of storytelling and dance from his Malawian culture spending many long days and nights listening to stories and dancing to music that captivated his mind, shaped his being, nourished his soul and strengthened his spirit. Using performing arts Masankho motivates and inspires people of all ages to work together to bring about peace, social justice and cultural understanding. In 1997, he started UCanDanc—African Healing Arts to bring his passion for dance and storytelling to communities around the world. Masankho has been a Certified InterPlay Leader since 1999.

Masankho can also be reached at these phone numbers: +265 99 255 5338 or 88 113 8655 (available on Whatsapp / FaceTime)

Also: Skype : kamsisi
Facebook / Twitter: storytelling4u

Soyinka Rahim
Soyinka Rahim (GSP) is a grassroots spiritual practitioner who is the founder and artistic director of BIBOLOVE.US which stands for "breathe in breathe out love." She was also the founder of OurThing Performing arts company, where she created the modern-day folk dance play An Altar Piece to Alter Peace, a multimedia, intergenerational performance piece for peace. Her work BIBOLOVE taps into the power of sound, movement and visual art, raising the love vibration of peace, love, joy, happiness, health, grace, and ease. BIBOLOVE supports our personal and collective life challenges by feeding the love frequencies for generational, cultural, racial, body, and economic unity.  Soyinka has brought her wisdom as a spiritual director, conference weaver and workshop leader to InterPlay Certified Life practice, Facing Race, National Association for Independent Schools for Teachers of Color,   Boys and Girls Clubs, Spiritual Directors International Conference, and the Parliament of World Religions.
Darius Burroughs
Brooklyn born freelance filmmaker and video editor I use visual alchemy to inspire connection. An engineer of sound, light and movement, I simplify it down to a matter of listening. My background in storytelling and the social justice practicum have allowed me to bring together elements that would otherwise not have been combined, pushing boundaries to evolve. I believe at its core, filmmaking coalesces with storytelling to evoke sacred expansion and emotional response. As a facilitator I look to open lines of communication that tap into the body and the mental process. I aspire to build as many paths possible to get to the core of simplicity and creativity. I have educated in the city, guided group excursions in the wilderness of upstate New York and have jammed with amazing musicians throughout the country; all of which to connect and go deep.

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