|ASHEVILLE INTERPLAY, APRIL 2014. (photo by an InterPlayer's husband)|
This three-day "untensive," introduced the first night as an opportunity to experience the "theology of self-indulgence" (asking yourself what you need and doing that), promised to be a lot of fun! And it was! A number of regional InterPlay leaders facilitated the play during the weekend, resulting in deep rich connection with others through telling stories, making dances, and singing.
On Saturday afternoon, one of the facilitators took us outside to play! How freeing it was to be childlike, moving in a group and following the leader! And, yes, it was fun to watch the traffic go by and see drivers observing our silliness!
|PLAYING FOLLOW THE LEADER! It was such fun playing follow the leader as we traveled to our outdoor play spot, where we told stories! (photos by Ruth Schowalter)|
Highlights of this InterPlay weekend?
Being with seasoned InterPlayers (many were leaders and others had 10 to 15 years of InterPlay experience).
Experiencing a variety of InterPlay forms, which were crafted into deep rewarding play.
Having lunch and snacks provided for us out-of-towners was a pure luxury, greatly appreciated.
Expanding my personal InterPlay experience, allowing me to further cultivate my BODY WISDOM.
Getting to know fellow Atlanta InterPlayer, Lynn Hesse, better.
|FINAL HOUR OF INTERPLAY ASHEVILLE. Gathered to witness and play. (photos by Ruth Schowalter|
|SHAPES AND STILLNESS|
|A SMALL GATHERING BEFORE LEAVING. Thank you to the organizers and leaders of this Asheville InterPlay untensive weekend! It was wonderful, meaningful and sneaky deep!|