With Embodied Play (also called InterPlay) and Meditation, I have been exploring pleasure as a form of care using Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown as one of our guides. We are supported in letting our inner critics take time off and to allow space for our authentic and spontaneous selves to be free and shine. The sound of laughter and the feeling of ease and letting go often fill our space together. It is a form of joy to encourage us all to reclaim our whole and satisfiable selves as a form of liberation for not just us but for all of those whom we come into contact with. For more about Pleasure Activism, please read this blog post.
What is InterPlay?
InterPlay was created by Cynthia Winton-Henry and Phil Porter in 1989. It is an easy to learn form of creative expression that incorporates movement, sound, music, stillness, storytelling, and mindfulness for exploration of our interconnectedness with all beings as well as our connectedness within and in our lives. It helps us to connect to our bodies and authentic voice as well as bring ease and awareness to our experience. It invites people to learn new things about themselves and others. It can include improvisational and experiential movement as well as mindful communication and sharing in any other number of ways and forms.
Participants may be invited to share about an everyday experience with a partner or small group or may be guided as a group through a series of simple movements and then encouraged to explore their own ways of moving. InterPlay participants are invited to express themselves exactly as they are in the moment and encouraged to release any need to do things perfectly or “right” or to impress others. Through InterPlay’s simple activities which are offered in incremental steps, you are invited to unlock the wisdom within yourself.
All are welcome. Please join Embodied Heart Mind’s facebook page or instagram page if this at all sounds of interest. We currently have classes/workshops offered online with plans to offer in Northern NJ and Brooklyn, NY when in-public offerings are possible again. Lissa is open to travel to alternate locations as well to support your community.
For more information about InterPlay, please visit interplay.org.