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InterPlay Life Practice Program for Spiritual Sojourners 2023-24 Online

Deepening Our Spiritual Practices & Connections in the Playful Pool
Lisa Laing and Wai-Chin Matsuoka

Online, ONLINE

Body Wisdom Sessions (28 hrs)
Dec 2-3, 2023,
Jan 6-7, Jan 27-28, Feb 24-25, 2024

Closing Retreat (12 hrs)
Mar 9 -10 & Mar 16 (Sat only)

This InterPlay Life Practice Program for Spiritual Sojourners is designed to learn and utilize the Tools and Forms of InterPlay for those of us with the desire to embody, deepen and enrich our spiritual practices, whatever they may be.

• We will play in the fertile field of imagination, story, song, breath, voice, movement, stillness and witness, held in a container of supportive community.
• We desire to cultivate an atmosphere of humor, laughter, silliness and fun while we play soulfully together.
• This program will offer opportunities to play with text (sacred & profane), poetry, ritual, as well as our own creative expressions while learning the “sneaky deep” InterPlay practices.

This program will be led by InterPlay Certified Leaders, Lisa Laing and Wai-Chin Matsuoka.

The Elements of the Life Practice Program for Spiritual Sojourners

• The Secrets of InterPlay for Spiritual Sojourners, a two-weekend event, begins the Life Practice Program for Spiritual Sojourners. It is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the InterPlay forms and tools in a supportive community. You can attend the Secrets of InterPlay for Spiritual Sojourners weekend as a stand alone event or to find out more about the Life Practice Program.

A series of four Body Wisdom Sessions with the Life Practice Program cohorts where we learn the InterPlay tools & forms through play, presentations, and interactions; we will explore new creative possibilities through expressive arts, text (sacred & profane) and poetry with these forms and tools in a supportive community.

Three individual and group focus sessions during which you receive personal support from the program leaders and communal witness to learn how to access our body wisdom and learn how to apply a new tool/form to our choice of a situation that arises in your life.

A two-weekend Closing Retreat where we review and play with all the InterPlay tools and forms we learned over the course of this program; we will also take time to make rituals, share our unique learnings of how our spirituality has been nurtured, nourished and expanded through the InterPlay system, support each other through movements & sounds, and honor our Body-Spirit, individually and communally, during the final Saturday in a celebratory way.

Reading, writing, sharing practices which will help us apply InterPlay insights to our own life and will be based on the InterPlay book Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit Together Again at Last. These reflections can take many different forms: writings, letters, artwork, poetry, photography, video/audio recordings etc.

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

Repeating the Program
Anyone who has previously completed the Life Practice Program is eligible for the repeater rate of $1,000. ($750 for the Life Practice weekends/$300 for the Secrets of InterPlay)

The Life Practice Program for Spiritual Sojourners include 4 Body Wisdom sessions and a two-weekend closing retreat.

Body Wisdom Sessions (28 hrs)
Saturday 11 - 5:30 PM ET + Sunday 3-5 PM ET
Dec 2-3
Jan 6-7
Jan 27-28
Feb 24-25

Closing Retreat (12 hrs)
Mar 9 and 10
Mar 16 (Sat 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 Angela at, 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 at 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: **Special $300 discount while online: $1,950 (includes tuition for Secrets of InterPlay) / $1,000 for repeaters

Registration/Information: Registration Questions, email: Financial assistance, email:



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Lisa Laing
Lisa Laing is a Certified InterPlay Master Leader, fitness professional and Certified Cancer Wellness Specialist. She incorporates the practices and forms of InterPlay in each of these aspects of her career. Lisa has brought InterPlay to incarcerated women at York Correction Facility in CT, interdenominational clergy groups, as well as students at The Juilliard School, Yale Divinity School and Southern CT State U. Lisa co- developed and co-leads an ongoing cancer wellness group, Hope Is Power, very much informed by InterPlay. Lisa co-leads the InterPlay Life Practice Program and Secrets of InterPlay in the northeast with both Katrina Browne and CC King and is an InterPlay Leader Training Mentor. She has served on the InterPlay Body Wisdom Board. "I am blessed to be a part of this world-wide community of creators, instigators, healers, nurturers, adventurers, huggers, grace-operatives, activists, artists; InterPlayers All!"
Wai-Chin Matsuoka

Wai-Chin is Singaporean Chinese, who was transplanted to the U.S.A. 35 years ago when she came to do her graduate studies, and met her American-Japanese husband.

She’s a spiritual director who comes alive whenever there’s an opportunity to midwife what’s ready to be birthed. She’s particularly experienced in bringing forth new life from the ashes of change and transition. Mentored and credentialed as an Ensoulment Coach, and a certified InterPlay leader, Wai-Chin loves to weave spirituality, somatic practices, soul-tending and InterPlay tools and forms into a tapestry of Love and Play. She especially enjoys shaping these tapestries into retreats, ongoing Body Wisdom Playgroup, and soul care workshops specifically for social reform activists.

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