Self-Paced InterPlay Life Practice Program ONGOING

Move through the program at your own pace
Sharie Bowman, Jane Siarny, and Agnotti Cowie

Online, ONLINE

Program timing flexible

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 freedom through movement, story, sound, and stillness, and discover creative ways to change what you want to change in your life.

Shape your life in ways that are best for you, using this supportive, affirming program

Receive individual attention from your program mentor to help identify your personal and professional desires and intentions.

The Self-Paced Life Practice Program gives you the flexibility to put the program components together at your own pace, with the guidance of a Life Practice Program Mentor.

You may be able to apply previous InterPlay coursework to this program.

Although some previous experience with InterPlay is encouraged, there are no prerequisites for taking part in the InterPlay Life Practice Program.

The Elements of the Self-Paced Life Practice Program

55 total contact hours
Multi-day event, such as the Secrets of InterPlay (15-20 hours)
• Deep dive into the 8 tools and basic forms of InterPlay (16 hours)
Three focus sessions with your Life Practice Program mentor
• Complete the reading/writing/reflections found in the Secrets of InterPlay booklet
• Complete the InterPlay 8 Core Elements Self-Study
• Previously completed equivalent programs are accepted.

For more information on the Life Practice Program in general click here.

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 email (or call 510/465-2797), or feel free to speak to one of the leaders of this program.

Self-Paced Life Practice Program Attendance
Community building is an integral part of the InterPlay system. To experience the most out of any Life Practice Program, we recommend that you attend all of the sessions. If you are considering becoming an InterPlay leader, completing the reading/writing and the 8 Core Element Self-Study and participating in a full 55 hours of the program will be necessary to complete this 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
Up to 55 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 before the start of your event. Email Jane Siarny at 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.

Wondering if this program is for you? Please contact Life Practice Coordinator Jane Siarny at or 630/715-8590

Cost: $1,950-2,250/$1,000-1,100 for repeaters-includes Secrets of InterPlay

Registration/Information: Registration Questions: For financial assistance:



Online, ONLINE
Zoom link will be provided after you schedule an appointment.
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 often leads the foundational InterPlay Life Practice Program and mentors new leaders. She relishes sharing the joy of InterPlay far and wide, and supporting each participant in integrating InterPlay into their own lives!

Jane Siarny
Jane Siarny, MFA is dedicated to uplifting the human spirit through creativity, community building, and body-wise practices. For her, InterPlay opens the door to an integrated spiritual practice that allows for authentic and joyful living. Jane brings added experiences from a lifelong dance career, yoga teaching, love of poetry, singing, and working with children. She is the InterPlay Life Practice Program Coordinator, a Life Practice Program Leader since 1999, and a Mentor in the InterPlay Leader Training Program. Her story can be found in MOVE: What the Body Wants by InterPlay co-creators Cynthia Winton-Henry with Phil Porter.
Agnotti Cowie
Agnotti Cowie (they/them) attended the first ever “Art & Social Change: InterPlay for Millennial Leaders” in 2010. Since, she joined InterPlay’s national board as well as becoming a certified InterPlay leader. Agnotti facilitates workshops worldwide employing a variety of pedagogical techniques such as InterPlay, Theatre of the Oppressed, Devising, puppetry and clown. Currently they are based in Chicago where they lead workshops in schools, organizations and with social movements including as Co-Artistic Director of Opera-Matic, bringing participatory arts to public spaces. Recently, they have taken their work around the globe teaching InterPlay workshops in India, Germany, Australia, and Chile.

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