With my offerings of 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 fill our space together. It is a form of joy to share the permission adrienne maree brown gives us to reclaim our whole, happy, and satisfiable selves as something that we all can do and something with incredible merit for each and every one of us and our liberation from suffering. For more about this, 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 the InterPlay meetup group or Embodied Heart Mind’s facebook page or instagram page if this at all sounds of interest. We currently have classes/workshops offered in Brooklyn, NY. Lissa is opening to travel to alternate locations as well to support your group. If you have any questions or comments, please message Lissa who has a lifetime experience of play, a decade of experience in offering and exploring mindful and experiential movement and meditation practices as well as a strong background in mental health care and offering trauma and culturally-sensitive approaches.
For upcoming dates, please visit the Events page.
For more information about InterPlay, please visit interplay.org.