Let's splash in the river of goodness

A Time For Joy

The world needs our serious play
Kelsey Blackwell

Oakland, CA

Sunday, June 4th, 4 to 6pm

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. Jalaluddin Rumi

Our joy is a form of power.
It guides us to who we really are.
It helps us see what is actually possible.
When we reconnect with joy, we have more capacity for navigating the impossible.
The world needs our joy.

Within each of us, a river of joy resides. Sometimes it flows freely, and sometimes, because of the many challenges we face in society, it is frozen. In this class for both seasoned InterPlayers and first timers we will use movement, storytelling and song to reconnect to the goodness that flows through each of us and discover how lightness and laughter are serious tools for creating a more just and inclusive world.

If you’re shy, “not a dancer” or the word “play” makes you nervous, we especially extend an invitation to you. Please join us and discover how good it feels to be in a space that only requires that you be yourself.

This class aspires to offer:
• A sense of possibility
• Practical tools for more ease
• Play, fun and reflection
• Belief in the power of joy
• Music that you can’t not move to

Cost: $20

Registration/Information: Call, (510/465-2797) or email, info@interplay.org

Venue

InterPlayce

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. Click here for a map.
Leaders
Kelsey Blackwell
Kelsey Blackwell is a full-time freelance writer and the Bay Area Director of Social Engagement for Shambhala, a meditation community dedicated to the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. Her writing has appeared in Cooking Light, Southern Living, Delicious Living and The Arrow: A Journal of Wakeful Society. As a meditation guide and discussion leader, Kelsey offers experiential activities incorporating mindfulness and “bodyfulness” to experience our inherent human worthiness. As a dancer, she has studied ballet, modern and African and currently practices and teaches InterPlay, body-wise play for all humans incorporating movement, storytelling and song to unlock the wisdom of the body. On her blog, TheMarvelousCrumb.com, Kelsey writes transparently about race, identity, belonging, dating, and curly hair.

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