The InterPlay Life Practice Program in Seattle

Take the lead in your own life!
Betsey Beckman, Sharie Bowman, and Joy Fry

Seattle, WA

December 8-10, January 19-21, February 16-18, April 6-8, May 11-13

The InterPlay Life Practice Program is an active, creative way to change your life and change your world. Immerse yourself in the system of InterPlay—ideas and practices that can move you from where you are to where you would like to be.

• Unlock the wisdom of your body!
• Have more fun!
• Decrease stress and increase ease.
• Make wiser, more grounded decisions.
• Thrive by getting body, mind, heart and spirit to all work together.
• Find easy ways to change what you want to change in your life: relationships, work, community, home, spirit, body image…
• Discover your hidden resources.

You will be meeting regularly over a period of time with a group of fellow InterPlayers. You may use this supportive, affirming community to help you shape your life in ways that are best for you. You will get individual attention from the program leaders who will help you identify your personal desires and intentions.

This year's program will be led by Sharie Bowman with two play-full and delight-filled assistants, Betsey Beckman and Joy Fry.


The Program begins with the Secrets of InterPlay weekend, Friday-Sunday, Dec 8-10, 2017, and then continues with 4 monthly meetings on Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sunday afternoons—January 19-21, Feb 16-18, (no meeting in March), Apr 6-8, and May 11–13. Beginning in January, the weekend schedule will be:
Friday 6:30-9:00 pm
Saturday 9:30-noon; 1:30-4 pm; 4:30–6 pm
Sunday 1:30-4:30 pm

Repeating the Program
Anyone who has taken the Secrets of InterPlay, the Life Practice Program or a previous version of those programs, can repeat this event and the Life Practice Program at a significant discount.

Continuing Education
44 CE credits for RNs, MSWs, LPCs, MFTs are pending approval. *No partial credits will be given.
CE preregistration deadline is no later than December 27, 2017. Notify Body Wisdom staff at time of registration that you want CEs. A CE fee of $25 will be due at time of preregistration. (This is a separate fee than the one for Secrets of InterPlay.)
CEs are offered through Commonwealth Educational Seminars. Please see the Commonwealth website for specific information regarding disciplines covered.

Cost: $2250 (including The Secrets of InterPlay workshop)

Registration/Information: Stephanie at or call 510/465-2797


Queen Anne Christian Church

1316 3rd Ave W & W Lee St
Seattle, WA 98119
Neighborhood parking. Along 3rd Ave W there is a single door entrance with a stained glass window beside it. Come in that door and go up the stairs and through the double doors to the Fellowship Hall. Wear layers!
Betsey Beckman
Betsey Beckman, MM travels internationally 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 is regularly 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. 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 17 years, and has been a member of the local InterPlay Sounding Board for the past 12 years. Betsey offers the gift of playful improvisation whenever possible!
Sharie Bowman
Sharie Bowman, MA is a Mental Health Counselor and Regional InterPlay Leader. She has been leading InterPlay since 2004 and has co-led six Life Practice Programs. She is particularly intrigued with the potential InterPlay has to support people to create healthier lives by following the wisdom of their bodies and taking the lead in their own lives. In her private practice she regularly weaves InterPlay’s life-enhancing forms and philosophies to help individuals and families thrive. For over 20 years, she has been exploring the wisdom of the body through a variety of modalities including InterPlay, Authentic Movement, Core-Energetics, and Biodynamic Psychotherapy.
Joy Fry
Alive to the interconnectivity of all beings, I am humbled to play my part in the name of LOVE. YAY for INTERPLAY!! An InterPlayer since 2006, Joy Fry has been facilitating and teaching since 2011. Her practice is informed by her enjoyment of the visual arts and by her decades of work with children, both of which convinced her of the centrality of play in self-expression and self-knowledge. She particularly appreciates InterPlay's capacity to promote individual growth and community-building at the same time, deepening participants' understandings of themselves while connecting them to one another in truly meaningful ways. She looks forward to sharing new perspectives, fresh possibilities and the sheer sensory delight that InterPlay offers.

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