Get the “bones” of the InterPlay system

The InterPlay Tools Online

Connect online from anywhere in the world!
Sharie Bowman and Nancy Pfaltzgraf

Oakland, CA

Wednesdays • 5-6:30pm pst • Oct 14–Dec 2, 2015. Preparation at 4:45pm pst.

This is an online series that you may access by the internet where ever you are!

Limited to 12 participants.


People are amazed at the way that online technology can create embodied community. With her support and that of InterPlay leaders Sharie Bowman and Nancy Pfaltzgraf, these InterPlay Life Practice Program leaders will lead you through eight InterPlay Tools that unlock body wisdom.

Learn how these practices can be applied for a more playful and powerful life: Easy Focus, Body Data/Body Knowledge/Body Wisdom, Inner Authority, Physicality of Grace, Exformation, Body Wisdom Practices, Incrementality, and Affirmation.

You will also learn the basic InterPlay “forms” that lead us into ease of movement, voice, story, stillness and contact such as One-Hand Dances, Warm-up, Walking/Stopping/Running, One-Breath Songs, Three-Sentence Stories, Hand-to-Hand Contact and more.


The InterPlay Tools Online series is an element of the Long Distance Life Practice Program designed for people who don't have easy access to a local InterPlay Life Practice Program. You don't have to enroll in the whole Life Practice program in order to take part in the online group. If you do enroll, the cost of the online group will be applied to the tuition for the whole program.

Contact the InterPlay office at 510-465-2797 to learn how to participate in the Long Distance Life Practice Program. Besides "The InterPlay Tools Online," this program also includes attending:
  • “Secrets of InterPlay” retreat: a multiple-day event which you can take at any location where it is offered (check the website for locations)
  • Two “Untensive” retreats led by certified leaders anywhere in the world. (Consider producing an event in your area!) You may also do 30 hours of other InterPlay to fulfill this requirement, including events you may have done before enrolling in the Program.
  • Three mentoring sessions with an InterPlay leader done in person, on the phone or by Skype to support you as you engage your body wisdom and creativity
  • Noticing and sharing body wisdom on a private Facebook page
  • Reading about InterPlay using two books written by the InterPlay co-founders: Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit Together Again at Last and What the Body Wants

You will also receive the Life Practice version the the Core Elements Self-Study, and the Life Practice Program binder which contains a variety of resources about InterPlay.

Download a brochure about the Long Distance InterPlay Life Practice Program.

Cost: $400

Registration/Information: 510-465-2797 info@interplay.org to register or for info about class contact Sharie577@comcast.net

Venue

InterPlayce

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.
Leaders
Sharie Bowman

Sharie Bowman, MA, LMHC is a Mental Health Counselor and also InterPlay's Regional Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest.  In 2006, Sharie completed her training as an InterPlay leader and also received her degree in mental health counseling, so InterPlay and counseling have been woven together in her bodyspirit from the start.  She finds InterPlay to be foundational in building and maintaining her personal resilience, as well supporting her work with clients.  In her private practice she regularly weaves InterPlay’s life-enhancing forms and philosophies with counseling wisdom to help individuals and families thrive.

Prior to 2006, Sharie worked as a high school math teacher and found InterPlay to be the best Teacher Training she ever received.  The improvisational skills that she developed immediately brought more play, creativity, and expression to her teaching as well as to classroom management.

Now Sharie finds great joy in bringing her organizational and instructional skills to the InterPlay classroom, and she has led the foundational InterPlay Life Practice course 8 times in the last 15 years.  She relishes sharing the joy of InterPlay far and wide, and supporting each participant in integrating InterPlay into their own lives!

Nancy Pfaltzgraf
Nancy Pfaltzgraf has been joyfully leading InterPlay classes and retreats in local and national settings since 2006. Having discovered InterPlay and the Life Practice Program helped her discover ease and joy in her professional life as the pastor of progressive Christian congregations. Her experience as an RN and a Hospice Chaplain has also given her a unique perspective on the way InterPlay can relieve stress and empower people in the helping professions to live and work with more grace and ease. Since leaving pastoral ministry it has been her delight to continue to offer her gifts through Body Wisdom - Deep Play groups for helping professionals, Retreats and Untensives, InterPlay Life Practice programs, Online Body Wisdom Tools classes, online classes and untentsives focusing on the Move to Greatness wisdom and an Online Interfaith Dance Chapel. Nancy holds coaching certification using the FEBI® [Focused Energy Balance Inventory] and Appreciative Inquiry and delights in both one-to-one and group Soul Coaching. Although her home base is in the Chicagoland area, her mastery of online communication forms allows her to serve people wherever they are. All this allows her to fulfill her life mission to "lead with love, follow with trust and dance with joy with those ready to step into the life-giving rhythms of grace".,

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