Certified InterPlay Leader
Janina most recently served for 6 months as the residential nanny for her (then) newborn nephew to support the completion of her sister's Ph.D. coursework and previously lived and served as the Guest Services Coordinator for 1.5 years at the Osage Forest of Peace, a contemplative, interspiritual community west of Tulsa, OK. In 2018, Janina completed a sabbatical year that included sojourn on the Camino de Santiago and participation in the International Festival of Afro-Cuban Guaguancó in Spain, a 6,500 road trip across the United States & Canada (attending the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association’s Annual Conference in Winnipeg and visiting InterPlay communities in the Twin Cities, New England, Durham and Atlanta), and completion of a 200-hour yoga teacher training in Kerala, India. She spent the previous decade in voluntary and professional work in higher education systems and faith-based institutions. She has full working proficiency in the Spanish language. Betsey Beckman introduced her to InterPlay and has been mentoring her through the LIT process. Janina has begun hosting introductory InterPlay sessions in the Tulsa area. She participated in the two-week long Art & Social Change for Millennial Leaders program and has received in-person trainings from Cynthia Winton-Henry & Phil Porter, Soyinka Rahim, Coke Tani, Agnotti Benedict, Kate & Billy Amoss, and Ginny Going.