InterPlay Life Practice Program

2018–19 schedule

  • Secrets of InterPlay
    Oct 5-7, 2018
    Fri 9:30 am – Sun 3:30 pm

  • 8 Online Sessions
    Weds. 2-4 pm CA time

  • Closing Retreat
    Mar 29–31, 2019,
    Fri 9:30 am – Sun 3:30 pm

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 your freedom through movement, story, sound, and stillness in a process that values ease, affirmation, and incrementality.

This program is open to participants from any location. The opening and closing retreats will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina, but the rest of the program will take place online which you can access remotely.

You will be mentored by InterPlay co-founder Phil Porter and North Carolina InterPlay leader Ginny Going, assisted by InterPlay Leaders Marie Garlock and Ken Miller.

  • Unlock the wisdom of your body!

  • Have more fun!

  • Decrease stress and increase ease.

  • Make wiser, more grounded decisions.

  • Thrive by getting body, mind, heart and spirit to all work together.

  • Find easy ways to change what you want to change in your life: relationships, work, community, home, spirit, body image…

  • Discover your hidden resources.

You will be learning the key ideas and practices of InterPlay—important and helpful body wisdom tools. You may use this supportive, affirming community to help you shape your life in ways that are best for you. You will get individual attention from the Program leaders who will help you identify your personal desires and intentions.

Program Elements & Schedule

Secrets of InterPlay

Oct 5–7, 2018 • Raleigh, NC
You will receive an overview of the InterPlay system and get to immerse yourself in play. You may enroll in just this weekend alone without enrolling in the whole program, or use the event to fulfill your “Secrets” requirement in another Life Practice Program.

  • Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

  • Saturday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

  • Sunday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Online Sessions

Wednesdays, 2–4 pm Pacific time (please translate these times into your own time zone, taking into account the end of daylight saving on Nov 4, 2018)

  • Oct 24

  • Nov 7 & 28

  • Dec 12

  • Jan 2

  • Feb 6 & 20

  • Mar 13

Individual Mentoring

You will also have three one-hour, one-on-one sessions with a mentor, similar to a Focus Session, to be scheduled at your convenience.

Reading & Reflection Assignments

The assignments will be based on the InterPlay book Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit Together Again at Last. The reflections can take many different forms: writings, letters, artwork, poetry, photography, etc.

Closing Retreat

March 29–31, 2019 • Raleigh, NC

We gather again to play and learn together in person and complete the Life Practice Program process.

  • Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

  • Saturday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

  • Sunday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm


Tuition for the InterPlay Life Practice Program is $2250.

A $100 deposit reserves your place in the program and a payment of $400 will be due when you register for Secrets of InterPlay. Both of these payments apply to your total program tuition. The balance of the tuition can be paid all at once or in installments over time. If you are paying in installments, we require that monthly or quarterly payments by credit card or bank withdrawal be set up in order to enroll.

Based on InterPlay’s commitments to build transformational communities of practice, people of color, millennials, full-time artist-activists, and undergraduate and graduate/professional students are eligible for the $1000 repeaters rate. (see below.)

Register and make your deposit by Sept. 5, 2018 and get a $100 discount for the program.

Your deposit and/or tuition checks can be made out to “Body Wisdom, Inc.” and sent to 2273 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland CA 94612. Call the InterPlay office at 510/465-2797 to pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) or set up a payment plan.

Scholarships available

We are pleased to announce that Triangle InterPlay is offering scholarship assistance for the InterPlay Life Practice Program. For scholarship requests, send us an email at

Repeating the program

Graduates of previous years of the program may take the InterPlay Life Practice Program at a greatly reduced rate.

Repeating the Secrets of InterPlay retreat is $300 (not including any costs for food or housing). Participating in the online group including three mentoring sessions is $450. Tuition for both the online portion and the final retreat is $750. To do the full program, tuition is $1000.

Repeaters who enroll in the whole program and pay a deposit by Sept. 5, 2018 will receive a $50 discount. 

Continuing Education Credit

CE credits for the Life Practice Program for various healthcare and allied healthcare professions are available for those practicing throughout the U.S. CE preregistration is recommended at least 2 weeks before the start of your event. Notify Body Wisdom staff at time of registration that you are requesting CEs. Indicate the profession (e.g. LCSW) and the state you have your license in (e.g. MI). A CE fee of $15 will be due once your profession and state are approved. CEs are offered through Continuing Education Institute of Illinois.


Call the InterPlay office at 510-465-2797 to register.


Ginny Going

As a recovering serious person, I consider InterPlay my 12-step program and my life practice for having more ease and grace. I’ve worn a variety of vocational hats in my life and currently describe myself as a community artist, bodyspirit mentor and InterPlay leader. I love offering people the “big body” tools of InterPlay for telling their stories, especially people on the margins of our communities. I am also passionate about embodied spirituality, engaging people in prayer and worship forms that include and honor the body through movement, stories and song. With my partner and husband Tom Henderson, I teach and lead retreats in a variety of settings.

Phil Porter

Phil is one of the founders of InterPlay. He is a teacher, performer, writer, and organizer. With Cynthia Winton-Henry he is the co-founder of WING IT! Performance Ensemble, and has written several books, some in collaboration with Cynthia, including Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit Together Again at Last and The Slightly Mad Rantings of a Body Intellectual Part One. Phil is particularly interested in the use of InterPlay in organizational life, and believes that InterPlay can be a powerful tool to create communities of diversity and peace.