To Change Your Life, Change Your Practice

InterPlay Life Practice Program-ONLINE & Raleigh 2018-19

Join us for the Opening & Closing Retreats & 8 ONLINE sessions
Ginny Going and Phil Porter

Raleigh, NC

Secrets of InterPlay Oct 5-7, 2018 • Fri 9:30 am – Sun 3:30 pm • 8 Online Sessions Weds. 2-4 pm PST • Closing Retreat Mar 29–31, 2019 • Fri 9:30 am – Sun 3:30 pm

Assisted by InterPlay Leaders Marie Garlock & Ken Miller

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. Find your freedom through movement, story, sound, and stillness in a process that values ease, affirmation, and incrementality.

This program is open to participants from any location. The opening and closing retreats will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina, but the rest of the program will take place online which you can access remotely.

You will be mentored by InterPlay co-founder Phil Porter and North Carolina InterPlay leader Ginny Going, assisted by InterPlay Leaders Marie Garlock and Ken Miller.

• 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 learning the key ideas and practices of InterPlay—important and helpful body wisdom tools. 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.

Download the full North Caroline/Online Life Practice Program brochure.

Program Elements & Schedule

Secrets of InterPlay
Oct 5–7, 2018 • Raleigh, NC

You will receive an overview of the InterPlay system and get to immerse yourself in play. You may enroll in just this weekend alone without enrolling in the whole program, or use the event to fulfill your “Secrets” requirement in another Life Practice Program.

Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Online Sessions
Wednesdays, 2–4 pm Pacific time (please translate these times into your own time zone, taking into account the end of daylight saving on Nov 4, 2018)
Oct 24, Nov 7 & 28, Dec 12, Jan 2, Feb 6 & 20, Mar 13

Individual Mentoring
You will also have three one-hour, one-on-one sessions with a mentor, similar to a Focus Session, to be scheduled at your convenience.

Reading & Reflection Assignments
The assignments will be based on the InterPlay book Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit Together Again at Last. The reflections can take many different forms: writings, letters, artwork, poetry, photography, etc.

Closing Retreat
March 29–31, 2019 • Raleigh, NC
Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

We gather again to play and learn together in person and complete the Life Practice Program process.


The tuition for the program is $2250. Payment plans and scholarships are available. A $100 deposit reserves your spot in the program.

The open and closing events are non-residential, so you will be responsible for your housing and meals. Those costs are not included in the tuition.

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 program at a significant discount. Repeating only the Secrets of InterPlay retreat is $300 (not including any costs for food or housing). Repeating the whole program is $1000.

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 $1000 repeaters rate.

Continuing Education Credit

16 CE credits (Life Practice Program ONLINE sessions) and 3 CE credits (for the mentoring sessions) and 18 CE credits for the opening and/or closing retreats. CE preregistration is recommended at least 2 weeks or more before the start of your event. Notify both the Body Wisdom office (510) 465-2797 at time of registration and your local leader(s) 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: $2,250/$1,000 for repeaters

Registration/Information: Call the InterPlay office at 510/465-2797 to register


Pullen Baptist Church

1801 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
Ginny Going
As a recovering serious person, I consider InterPlay my 12-step program and my life practice for having more ease and grace. I've worn a variety of vocational hats in my life and currently describe myself as a community artist, bodyspirit mentor and InterPlay leader. I love offering people the "big body" tools of InterPlay for telling their stories, especially people on the margins of our communities. I am also passionate about embodied spirituality, engaging people in prayer and worship forms that include and honor the body through movement, stories and song. With my partner and husband Tom Henderson, I teach and lead retreats in a variety of settings.
Phil Porter
Phil is one of the founders of InterPlay. He is a teacher, performer, writer, and organizer. With Cynthia Winton-Henry he is the co-founder of WING IT! Performance Ensemble, and has written several books, some in collaboration with Cynthia, including Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit Together Again at Last and The Slightly Mad Rantings of a Body Intellectual Part One. Phil is particularly interested in the use of InterPlay in organizational life, and believes that InterPlay can be a powerful tool to create communities of diversity and peace.

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