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“Untensive” Retreats & Workshops

What is an "Untensive"?

Feb 4-Dec 1
Christine Gautreaux, MSW
Denver, CO
Feb 19-29
Marla Durden, Christine Gautreaux, MSW, and Cynthia Winton-Henry
Online, ONLINE
Mar 7-10
Christine Gautreaux, MSW, Sacil Armstrong, Marla Durden, Olaf Elander, CC King, and Carolyn Renée
Mar 23
Terry McCarthy
Raleigh, NC
Jun 17-Jul 1
Agnotti Cowie
Ubud, Bali,
Jul 3-7
Sacil Armstrong, Masankho Banda, Agnotti Cowie, Marla Durden, Christine Gautreaux, MSW, and Carolyn Renée
Seattle, WA
Nov 26
Agnotti Cowie, Jennifer Denning, MSW, Clarissa Worcester, Christine Gautreaux, MSW, Karen Hatch, Katie Hymans, CC King, Lisa Ward, and Leroy Petunia

Featured Events at InterPlayce


Mar 21
John Diller
Oakland, CA

Featured Events Worldwide


Jan 9-Feb 26
Randy Newswanger and Phil Porter
Feb 21-29
Trish Watts
Trish Watts 2024, ONLINE
Mar 7-10
Christine Gautreaux, MSW, Sacil Armstrong, Marla Durden, Olaf Elander, CC King, and Carolyn Renée
Mar 22-Sep 21
Jennifer Denning, MSW and Christine Gautreaux, MSW
Atlanta, GA
Feb 1
Sharie Bowman, Lucia Young, and Liz Bradford
Seattle, WA, ONLINE
Nov 1
Masankho Banda, Natalie Abdou, Kaira Jewel Lingo, Lois Toni McClendon, Soyinka Rahim, Carolyn Renée, and Coke Tani
May 25
Cassandra Sagan
Online, ONLINE
Feb 11
Carolyn Renée and Masankho Banda


  • DOBO Peace 2024 Dance On Behalf Of Peace Join Us for a FREE, Extraordinary 11-Day Event. A collaboration of arts and peace-loving organizations, called into a "circle of peace" by InterPlay/Body Wisdom, we are dancing together to promote connection and healing - from individual to individual and community to community.
  • InterPlay logoInterPlay shares a set of Community Practices that can be used to guide our community play, developed by the Racial Equity & Transformation Committee.
  • RET Grant IllustrationMini-Grants are available to InterPlay leaders to enliven InterPlay's Racial Equity & Transformation Statement through your offerings!
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  • Meet InterPlay's Liaison to Leaders of Color Carolyn Renée and Liaison to International Leaders Masankho Banda.
  • Read the statement from the Board of the Body Wisdom Inc. called “InterPlay’s Commitment to Racial Equity & Transformation.”
  • Charts! Graphs! Word Cloud! Analysis! “Even Once Will Do It”—A 16-page data-driven report on the immediate effects of InterPlay. Read more!
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Regional InterPlay Websites

What is an “Untensive” Retreat?

relax, connect, play, learn, create

a circle of handsAt an “Untensive” retreat, you get to relax, connect, play, laugh, be moved and you get to learn helpful ideas and tools that can create more ease, fullness, purpose and satisfaction in your life.

New to InterPlay? An Untensive is a great place to get an overview of InterPlay practices and ideas. Experienced InterPlayers are also welcome. At any particular Untensive there will be an interesting mix of people with different levels of experience. Everyone will be included and everyone will have opportunities to be gently challenged.

At an Untensive, you will learn several of the InterPlay “forms,”—simple and incremental ways of playing around with words, movement, sound and stillness. As you play, you will find out more about yourself and others. Wonderful community connections develop that often are maintained after the Untensive is over.

InterPlay gently unlocks the wisdom of your body.

  • What do you know?
  • How can you get more of what you want?
  • What gives you satisfaction?
  • What creates ease?
  • What about your life do you want to change?

Untensives (usually three or four days long) are held frequently across the country and in other parts of the world. They are led by the most experienced InterPlay leaders, including InterPlay co-founders Cynthia Winton-Henry and Phil Porter. Sometimes they are residential events at a retreat center or hotel.

Find out more about “Untensive” Retreats

Welcome to the New InterPlay Website!

We have just launched the newly-designed InterPlay website.

These pop-up windows are only one of the new features on the the site. Search around and see what shows up if you click in the right place! (Hint: look for these red and yellow boxes and some of the red links.)

We hope you will enjoy the new look and new features. The site was rebuilt pretty much from the ground up, including most of the structural programming. You will find most of the information that was on the old site, reorganized a bit. We hope you will find your way around the site easily.

We assume there will be some glitches early on, so bear with us. Also watch for new content and features as the site settles into place.

Visit us often!

Special thanks to Phil Porter, co-founder of InterPlay and the primary designer for this site, Minnesota InterPlayer and web-expert Rosemary Senjem, and programmers John Coleman and AJ Michels.


Regional InterPlay Websites

This site lists events in many different regions in the world. Some regions also have their own websites.