Dream Scheme And Points in Between

InterPlay in Education Inaugural Retreat 2024

InterPlay in Educational Settings
Jori Martinez and Diane Rawlinson

South Heaven , MI

July 31st - August 4th | Times TBA

InterPlay.Org is actively seeking a cohort of visionary educational leaders to Dream, Scheme and Points in Between At our InterPlay in Education Inaugural Retreat

As a 30+ year practice, InterPlay has played a role in countless educational settings and now is the time to tap into the energy of decision makers and ground breakers to cultivate ways of making InterPlay accessible and available on a broader level.

InterPlay is a process-oriented practice blending community building, creativity, kinesthetic expression, storytelling, and vocalization. It’s a practice anyBODY can access, at any age and every level of experience.

So, if you, or someone you know, wants to be part of launching InterPlay as a viable component of holistic educational pedagogy then apply now to be part of our Inaugural Retreat. Due to the size of the retreat space, we will be limited to 12 participants. You provide your transportation, we’ll take care of feeding, housing, and collaborative workshopping.

Intrigued? Fill out the following Interest Form and we’ll contact you soon: https://forms.gle/yv66CJJmnTFDrM2b7


Feel free to share this event widely to those you feel might be a guiding force in this deep dive.

Cost: Free after acceptance in the program

Registration/Information: Please fill up the form above and we will reach out to you!


South Heaven, Michigan

South Heaven , MI
Jori Martinez
In 2006, Jori Martinez-Woods found her InterPlay TRIBE! She has shared InterPlay in Early Childhood settings, in weekly body spirit celebrations and has lead playgroups ever since! She bacame a certified leader in 2010! Jori has a passion for introducing InterPlay not only to educators world-wide but to anyone who 'wants' it. She is committed to building and crafting this work with other inspired InterPlayers! Jori sat on the National Board of Body Wisdom on the Friendraising committee as well as held the Vice Chair position alongside Shiela Collins. She currently is the Director of Teaching and Learning at Sussex Montessori Public Charter. She has been a Montessorian for over 30 years. She is also a Forest Therapy Guide. Jori specializes in activities that bring us to our deepest knowing of ourselves. Jori received her M.Ed in '88 from Harvard Graduate School of Education in Teaching, Curriculum and Learning Environments. She also is a certified Montessori Directress for ages 6-12. She has lived and studied in Japan, England, Spain and has accompanied Masankho Banda to his home in Malawi. Jori has been an avid supporter of our Race Dance work and has lead many workshops on the subject. She loves to dance, bead and build community!!!
Diane Rawlinson
Diane holds an undergraduate degree in Dance Education from Ohio State and an MFA in performance and choreography from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has served on the dance faculties at the University of Akron, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and Northwestern University. Currently Diane is on the faculty at Loyola University of Chicago coordinating the Masters In Education/Dance Endorsement Partnership with the Chicago Public Schools. From 1991-2021 she taught dance, fine arts, and yoga at Wheeling High School in Illinois and uses InterPlay within the curriculum. Diane has introduced thousands of teens to InterPlay both at Wheeling and in workshop settings for dancers, poets, and theatre students in at state and national level conferences. She has also presented numerous workshops for educators on local and national levels. She is proud to be one of the first leaders certified by Phil and Cynthia...way back when... Diane is a wife, mother (of two adult sons), and was an active volunteer on Chicago's Dance for Life. She was a contributing editor/writer for Dance Spirit and Dance Teacher magazines (NYC) since from 1997-2019 with over 100 articles published. In 2002 she was named the NDA (National Dance Association) Midwest Dance Educator, in 2007 she was named University of Wisconsin Madison School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award receipient and credits InterPlay as the unique part of her work in the schools. In 2014 Diane was awarded Chicago's Ruth Page Award for her work as an advocate, mentor and educator. Diane is currently facilitating the InterPlay in Education initiative.

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