Journey into Body Wisdom and Spirituality

Secrets of InterPlay for Spiritual Leaders 2019

Where the Soul Loves the Body
Cynthia Winton-Henry

Oakland, CA

Monday, October 7, 6pm dinner -
Thurs, October 10 lunch

Journey into Body Wisdom in the creative diversity of the Bay Area among local redwoods and in the artful sanctuary of InterPlayce. With plenty of time to explore the balance of creative practice and wisdom teachings, the retreat unfolds through elegantly crafted moments of movement, voice, story, and stillness, which open up wisdom like parables. In a time of great complexity, diversity, and challenge, connection with body wisdom and our spiritual source is more important than ever!

Learn tools that are helping people across faiths and traditions to reorient to the wisdom of the body: Easy Focus, Body Data/Knowledge/Wisdom, Internal Authority, Physicality of Grace, Exformation, Spiritual Disciplines, Incrementality, and Affirmation. Gather into greater grace, ease, and spontaneous health where body and soul ably yield refreshment, connection, and guidance. Cynthia specifically lifts up

• How Soul Loves The Body: Recovering Soul Languages
• How Our Bodyspirit is Bigger Than Our Skin
• How Spontaneity Is A Signature Of Soul
• How Transformation Acts As A Creative Process
• How the Architecture of Soul is Bigger Than One Body
• How Different Arts Create Different Results and How to Attend to this in Ritual and Healing.

This retreat leads into the Full Life Practice Program for Spiritual Leaders for those who want to continue. This program includes eight online body wisdom trainings (two hours each) from 3-5 pm PST (California time) roughly every two weeks from October-February. During each interactive, live, video session participants deepen their body wisdom and articulation around aspects of creative spirit, the art of truth-telling, the nature of being a bodyspirit intellectual, how to play with challenges, healing and wholeness and encourage creative prayer and service in others.

The Closing Retreat is February 17-20, 2020 at InterPlayce: “The Art of Collective Peace-making and Ritual.” Within the bond of play and deep story, we explore creativity and body wisdom vistas for communal life. What does it mean for peaceful communal soul to be embodied? This retreat culminates with a life practice program graduation celebration.

Reduced Rate
Anyone who has previously completed the Secrets of InterPlay may repeat it at a reduced tuition. Based on InterPlay’s commitments to build transformational communities of practice, people of color, millennials, full-time artist-activists, and undergraduate and graduate/professional students are eligible for the $300 repeaters rate.

Continuing Education Credit
18 CE credits for various healthcare and allied healthcare professions are available for those practicing throughout the U.S. and for educators only practicing in Illinois. CE pre-registration is required at least 2 weeks before the start of your event. Notify the Body Wisdom office (510) 465-2797 at the time of registration that you are requesting CEUs. A fee of $25 per program will be due at the time you register. CEUs are offered through Continuing Education Institute of Illinois.

Cost: $400 tuition ($300 for repeaters)

Registration/Information: Body Wisdom, 510-465-2797 or



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.
Cynthia Winton-Henry
Cynthia Winton-Henry, co-founder of InterPlay with Phil Porter, has researched "what the body wants" in the arts, in jails, shelters, slums, hospitals, churches, businesses, classrooms, doctoral programs in theology and the arts, and in multicultural education. She develops somatic curriculums to address racism, leadership for the Earth, and spiritual intelligence with an eye to supporting millennials. A featured speaker on the Body Intelligence Summit and a keynoter at conferences, Cynthia is the author of What the Body Wants, Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit Together Again at Last, Dance: A Sacred Art: Discovering the Joy of Movement as Spiritual Practice, and Chasing the Dance of Life: A Faith Journey,. Currently writing on Body Wisdom and Social Justice and on "Ensoulment," she coaches leaders seeking spiritual intelligence for our time at

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