InterPlay & Mindfulness
Connors John McConville and
Second Wednesdays • 7:10 - 8:30 pm • Nov 9, Dec 14, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9
Every second Wednesday of the month, Chinh Nguyen and Connors McConville will lead a class exploring how the forms of InterPlay prepare and inform the body for sustained concentration, body-calm and inner peace.
The effects of InterPlay and Mindfulness help a person stay present and open to one''s immediate experience while preparing one''s heart and mind to take in the good.
Chinh has been a long time practitioner in the Plum Village, Soto Zen and Shambala traditions and Connors has been a long-time practitioner of Vipassana Meditation. Chinh and Connors are both Interplayers.
Cost: $15 or use your multiple class card
2273 Telegraph Avenue (at 23rd St.)
Oakland, CA 94612
InterPlayce is the center of the InterPlay universe. The offices for Body Wisdom, Inc. are also located here. The building is at the corner of 23rd and Telegraph, one block north of West Grand. It is just a few blocks from the 19th Street Downtown Oakland BART station, and on several convenient bus lines. On-street parking is always available at night and metered during the day. It is also easily accessible by several of the major freeways.
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Connors John McConville
MDiv, MA, LMFT, Certified InterPlay Leader, Connors is a long time Interplayer and WING IT! member and co-teaches with John Diller the Interplay Men's Class that meets every Thursday evening at Interplayce. He has worked as a dance teacher, dance-maker and performer internationally and taught at the International School Bangkok and at Chulalongkorn University. He is a somatic psychotherapist (MFC 47398), and a spiritual director and is currently in a PhD program in East West Psychology at CIIS. As a young Jesuit missionary in Thailand 1974 – 1978 he formally studied Buddhism and Vipassana (meditation) at Wat Suan Dok in Chiangmai and Wat Bowonniwet Vihara in Bangkok and was certified in Thai Massage Therapy (Nuat Boran) with over 500 hours of training.
Chinh Nguyen is an InterPlay Leadership Program graduate and has given his soul to InterPlay for a long time. He is part of the team playing with dirt and plants in the InterPlayce sidewalk garden and has been enjoying arranging flowers and greenery that come from it. Chinh studies Ikebana with Alice Tarkeshi at the San Francisco Shambala Center. He believes that flower arranging can be playful, satisfying and fun even if you haven't done much of it.
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