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Secrets of InterPlay for Spiritual Leaders 2022 Online

For all who lead, teach, practice, or work through a spiritual lens.
Carolyn Renée and Cassandra Sagan


January 24–27, 2022
Monday - Thursday
9:30 am–4 pm PT

Assisted by Wai-Chin Matsuoka

This 4-day retreat will give you direct experience in many aspects of the InterPlay system. It is also an important element of the InterPlay Life Practice Program for Spiritual Leaders, an in-depth program which will follow this retreat, should you choose to continue.

Take time out to explore creative practices and body wisdom teachings. We'll quickly enter elegant moments of movement, voice, story, and stillness. Learn tools to access the wisdom of the body: Easy Focus, Body Data/Knowledge/Wisdom, Internal Authority, Physicality of Grace, Exformation, Spiritual Disciplines, Incrementality, and Affirmation. Deepen your exploration into the grace, ease, and spontaneous health that arises when body and soul yield their unbelievable beauty.

A unique feature of this weekend program is the opportunity to be led by Carolyn Renée Morris and Cassandra Sagan. Both veteran InterPlay Leaders bring unique gifts to this work. Carolyn Renée is a Reiki Master therapist/teacher, wellness consultant/teaching artist and co-liaison to InterPlay’s BIPOC community. Cassandra Sagan is a maggid—a Jewish storyteller/teacher/preacher—poet, songwriter, and visual artist who employs InterPlay in training educators to create story, play, and movement centered classrooms. Assistant Wai-Chin Matsuoka is a seasoned spiritual director, retreat facilitator, dancing healer and a certified InterPlay leader, with experience in supervision, teaching and coordinating a training program for spiritual directors.

For more information about what will be offered at this Secrets Retreat, please visit InterPlay Life Practice Program for Spiritual Leaders.

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

Financial Assistance
Based on our commitment to Racial Equity and Transformation (read our statement here...) and our understanding of the 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 email info@interplay.org (or call 510/465-2797), or feel free to speak to one of the leaders of this program.

Life Practice Program Attendance
Community building is an integral part of the InterPlay system. To experience the most out of a Secrets of InterPlay weekend or the Life Practice Program, we recommend that you attend all of the sessions. This immersion program into the forms and tools of InterPlay is most effective when the group can stay together over time. If you are considering becoming an InterPlay leader, participation and attendance for the full program, including attending a Secrets of InterPlay weekend, will be necessary to complete the Life Practice Program, which is the first step in becoming a certified InterPlay leader. If you have questions about this please visit: InterPlay Leader Training Program.

Continuing Education Credit
18 CE credits (55 for the entire Life Practice Program) 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 before the start of your event. Email Jane at interplaychicago@sbcglobal.net to APPLY for CEUs. There is a charge of $25-$40 per program. CEUs are offered through Continuing Education Institute of Illinois or R. Cassidy Seminars.

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Cost: $400 ($300 for repeaters) A $100 deposit secures your place in the program.

Registration/Information: For registration questions email office@interplay.org. For financial assistance email info@interplay.org.


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Carolyn Renée
Carolyn Renée Morris (she/her) is a teaching and healing artist with more than a decade of service/experience in the creative and healing arts. She’s the former executive director of the ArtsXchange, a 37-year-old art and social change organization, and Alternate ROOTS, a 44-year-old social justice organization lifting up art as activism in the Southeast USA. Carolyn Renée is committed to the pursuit of art and social justice, health, and well-being for BIPOC on the frontlines of advancing justice. She is a certified InterPlay Leader and in 2008 became a health and wellness practitioner to heal herself from an illness which led to combining the healing and creative arts. With InterPlay, she creates Sacred Space for BIPOC and partners with USA/Ghana-based A Life of Peace Wellness Education Institute to ensure every home has an engaged artist/healer. She goes by “Carolyn Renée.”
Cassandra Sagan
Cassandra Sagan is a long time InterPlayer leader and Maggid--Jewish storyteller/teacher/preacher.She is a poet, singer/songwriter, visual artist, performer, and all around Cultural Creative. Cassandra is an arts educator who has worked with adults and children for over 30 years helping them to access their full creative brilliance. Shehas led Moving Midrash programs internationally and used InterPlay to train Jewish Educators to develop story-based curriculum and create classroom cultures grounded in an ethic of play.

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