Certified InterPlay Leader
Betsey Beckman, MM travels internationally (when COVID permits!) and brings the tools of InterPlay wherever she goes - as dancer, storyteller, and spiritual director, as well as retreat, workshop and pilgrimage leader. With her extensive background in performance, movement therapy, ministry and InterPlay, she has often been featured as artist/presenter at national conventions as well as local churches. Betsey’s storydance series of DVDs feature riveting performances and include participatory InterPlay workshops to break open the scriptural stories with embodiment. She's become a fabulous video editor with four collections of dance prayer DVDs available through her collaboration with Abbey of the Arts. Betsey's co-authored book, Awakening the Creative Spirit: Bringing the Arts to Spiritual Direction, offers numerous InterPlay exercises for integrating into soul-care ministries. She has been leading SpiritPlay classes in the Seattle community for the past 20 plus years, and has been a member of the local InterPlay Sounding Board for most of those years as well. Betsey offers the gift of playful improvisation whenever possible!