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Secrets of InterPlay, Minnesota style! 2020

Phil Porter, Celia Swanson, Barbra Wiener, and Masankho Banda

Minneapolis, MN

Friday MAY 8 - Sunday MAY 10, 2020
(Friday 7-9:30 pm, Saturday 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am-6:00 pm)

Learn how you can use the tools and ideas of InterPlay to unlock the wisdom of your body.

Get your body, mind, heart, and spirit all on the same page. Learn about yourself through connection and community. Create more ease and fun in your life.

This multiple-day event will give you direct experience in many aspects of the InterPlay system. It is also an important element of the InterPlay Life Practice Program in Minneapolis, MN, starting in June 2020.

Financial Assistance
Diversity is a great gift in the InterPlay experience. Based on our commitment to Racial Equity and Transformation (read our statement here) and our understanding of other structural and personal inequalities that exist, Body Wisdom is committed to making our programs financially accessible. Financial considerations need not be a barrier to your participation. Financial support and flexible payment plans are available. Please feel free to speak to one of the leaders of this program or to one of the InterPlay staff in the Body Wisdom office (510/465-2797 or info@interplay.org).

Continuing Education Credit
15 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.

$400 tuition ($300 for repeaters)
$100 Deposit now. Balance due by Apr 23.

PLEASE NOTE: After April 1, tuition goes up $50.

Housing Options
Please contact the local organizer Celia Swanson

Secrets of InterPlay Tuition is included in the full Life Practice Program.

Repeating the Program

Anyone who has previously completed the Secrets of InterPlay is eligible for the $300 repeaters rate.

Cost: $400 tuition ($300 for repeaters)

Registration/Information: Body Wisdom office: (510/465-2797) or info@interplay.org


Spring House Ministry Center

610 West 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Between Lyndale and Garfield Avenues on 28th street. PARKING: In parking lot next to building park at "SpringHouse Only" Signs (6) and spaces with no signs (20). The only place you can't park at are signs that say "24 Hr Reserved". There is also street parking on Lyndale and 28th and a big lot behind the Jungle Theater.
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.
Celia Swanson

Hi! I am one of the many wonderful leaders for the Twin Cities' InterPlay community. You will find me at most of the PlayGroups happening, and am the usual leader in our Sunday night group, and share leadership on Wednesday mornings

I am a wildly happy, playful and energetic person, with much to offer anyone who wants to enter into a spirit of creative play with me!

I am also available to teach specialized workshops and courses, to provide ceremonial services, and to offer coaching in personalized sessions using InterPlay, including:

Life Coaching I help you figure out ways to move past the things that get in your way of what it is you want.)

Creative Writing

InterPlay singing and music making

InterPlay storytelling/Big Body Stories

Developing your artistic spirit (especially watercolor painting)

Spiritual development

Creative and intuitive healing, energy and body work

Positive body image practice

InterPlay performance skills

Improvised ritual and ceremony work

I can also customize any sort of workshop, class or personalized session you might want. Please contact me if you are interested in hiring me to lead a workshop, provide coaching, or to lead some ritual for your next celebration! (lipshacelia@yahoo.com) Let's PLAY!!
Barbra Wiener
Barbra Wiener is an InterPlay leader in Minnesota. She has been involved with InterpPlay for 20 years and leads classes and playgroups in her beloved Twin Cities community. Barbra is a proud InterPlay board member She is visiting faculty leading InterPlay annually at HEART, an intensive immersion in integrative medicine for medical students. She has been involved with many forms of health and wellness throughout her career. She has an MA degree in human development, has worked as a Child Life Specialist at Children's Hospital, had a therapeutic massage practice, was the founder and director of the Women's Cancer Resource Center in Minneapolis and is a health and social justice activist. InterPlay allows her to combine all her passions in helping unlock the creative power within each body and within the group body of communities large and small.
Masankho Banda

Masankho is a multi - disciplinary Performing Artist, Certified InterPlay Leader, Educator and PeaceBuilder. He brings many unique perspectives to his work around the world. He learned the fine arts of storytelling and dance from his Malawian culture spending many long days and nights listening to stories and dancing to music that captivated his mind, shaped his being, nourished his soul and strengthened his spirit. Using performing arts Masankho motivates and inspires people of all ages to work together to bring about peace, social justice and cultural understanding. In 1997, he started UCanDanc—African Healing Arts to bring his passion for dance and storytelling to communities around the world. Masankho has been a Certified InterPlay Leader since 1999.

Masankho can also be reached at these phone numbers: +265 99 255 5338 or 88 113 8655 (available on Whatsapp / FaceTime)

Also: Skype : kamsisi
Facebook / Twitter: storytelling4u

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