Connect with Self and Others through Movement and Word

BodyWise - InterPlay in Santa Cruz

Come try this heart-opening, expressive practice open to everyone
Barbara Termaat

Santa Cruz, CA

2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00pm
Center for Spiritual Living
1818 Felt Street, Santa Cruz

InterPlay is an interactive, creative way to unlock the wisdom of our bodies and to connect to self and others. It uses movement, stillness, spoken word, made up language, sounding, and storytelling to access our authentic expression, our mindfulness and our joy. In the BodyWise Wednesday classes in Santa Cruz, Marcia, Barb and other experienced InterPlayers rotate leadership. They use InterPlay forms that lead to surprisingly fun and meaningful ways to express ourselves. And by witnessing each other in a safe and trusting environment, we experience community and growth.

This Testimonial from Lauren L. captures a participant's experience:

Participating in BodyWise with Marcia was a light-hearted pathway to deep emotional healing for all. Using body movement, improvisation, drama, sound, voice, feeling and mind, we engaged our whole beings in the service of connection to ourselves and others. BodyWise both builds community and nourishes the Self through structured play and interaction. What a gift! Thank you Marcia!

Marcia's bio:

I have a lifetime of experience teaching dance, improvisation, and related classes at the university level and in community settings. I have a Master’s Degree in Dance and am a Certified Laban Movement Analyst. When arthritis stopped me from teaching dance, it also kept me from dancing for nine years. It was only after I moved to Santa Cruz and discovered InterPlay that I was again able to experience the joy of improvisation and dance. I participated in Julianne Rice’s InterPlay classes for ten years, and started leading InterPlay (which I call BodyWise) in 2018. In spring 2024 I added the twice monthly Wednesday class (in addition to my weekly Friday morning classes) and invited Barb Termaat and other experienced InterPlayers to join me in shared leadership.

Cost: $15 suggested donation, all welcome no matter what you can pay. First class free!

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Center for Spiritual Living

1818 Felt Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Use the right side entrance, follow the covered sidewalk to enter the building, the Sanctuary is to the left. We meet outdoors when conditions allow.
Barbara Termaat
Through my InterPlay practice, I am discovering the well of creativity hidden beneath years of being "responsible." InterPlay reconnects me with my lifelong love of dance and its feeling of release, and takes it much deeper through noticing and sharing. I also found the Life Practice program to be incredibly rich and transformative in processing a major life change. My career as an educator and service leader naturally led to becoming an IP leader while co-teaching with Kat Brown in Northern MI. Having recently moved to Santa Cruz, CA, I'm incorporating bits of InterPlay in a virtual UU Soul Matters group I facilitate and am thrilled to be playing in person again with Marcia Heath and her BodyWise classes in Santa Cruz!

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