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Upcoming Workshops:

Playful Regeneration

We will regenerate together online every last Tuesday of the month to replenish our energies and start fresh into the next month.

 

The online sessions will always be from 7:30pm-9pm UK Time.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 -

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

In Partnership with Intercultural Roots

Regenerate your bodymindsoul through InterPlay with Sophie Spiral - We move along the spiral journey coming home in our bodies. By regenerating the cells through our movement, storytelling, sound, and stillness - we tune into what our earth body needs to heal and find the strength to protect against further harm and exploitation. With the help of InterPlay and Eco-somatic practices, together we craft cultures of InterBeing where we learn to self-, co-, collectively-, and earth-regulate our nervous systems and spark the creative forces deep within.

Since the journey is nonlinear, you may join for one single session or follow its spiral formation along all sessions designed as a series.

The focus of each session will be as follow:
April 25: Separation / InterBeing
May 30: Consent & Boundaries
June 27: Relationality & Reciprocity
(Break in July)
August 29: Earth Regeneration & Collective Liberation

There may be possible guest facilitators, to be announced closer to the date.
 

Take-Away Benefits:

- feel more comfortable and confident improvising
- expand your own movement awareness and vocabularies
- open to complex ecologies of thoughts, questions, and feelings
- become closer to your own sense of connection to earth
- gain practices to support yourself and others against depression linked to the climate crisis
 

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Previous Side-by-Side participants were ignited: 
“I got to learn so much about my partner's values and hopes. A beautiful way to listen!” 
"I felt strength in this community skin….learnt new moves….grateful for creative spark." 
“...the slowing down  - the Poetry that Comes out of the air."

Please join us for the 4th Side-by-Side International InterPlay Gathering!

 

21-23 April, 2023

Friday - Sunday, Online

Big changes worldwide are impacting people, animals, plants and the planet. In these uncertain times are InterPlay practices even relevant? 

You are warmly welcome to join us to find out at the 4th Annual Side-by-Side International InterPlay Gathering. InterPlay has given us ways to cope creatively, and to connect and play across borders and beliefs. We’ve gained confidence and simple ways to tell spontaneous stories, dance and sing about our own worries, to dream and laugh together. We offer all that, plus time to witness, have stillness, and to discover new ways to connect and to be in daily life. 

 

Please come as you are. As we InterPlay together with our unique expressions, who knows what gifts will bloom, what we will co-generate for thriving in the entire web of life?

Schedule
UK 8 am  / Berlin/Malawi 9 am  /  India 12:30 pm  /  Sydney 5 pm
Friday: 75 minute Plenary Welcome Session
Saturday & Sunday: 4 hours including workshops with leaders from around the world

Past Gathering:

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Please join us for the 3rd Side-by-Side International InterPlay Gathering!

 

19 - 22 May, 2022

Thursday - Sunday, Online

Inspired by Thich Nhat Hahn’s life and teaching, this year we’ll explore the realms of "Interbeing" which he says is “our deep interconnection with everything else.”

We will gather online in whole group sessions and a wide variety of workshops. We will have lots of opportunities to connect with each other. The schedule is designed to accommodate time zones in the Eastern Hemisphere from Australia to Europe. The event will take place over four days, with 3 1/2 hours of play each day.

 

As we play with the theme of “Interbeing” we will weave our diverse intentions with InterPlay’s potent tools—voice, movement, storytelling, stillness, and connection. And in this vast space of possibilities, we grow in allowing the sanctity of the living world in its wholeness to merge with us in all our human intricacies. Especially in today’s uncertainties and challenges, our open curiosity and goodwill are our lanterns in the dark. Each of us has a unique bit to play! Join us and bring along your cooperative and collaborative spirit.

 

Together we can shake up whatever is getting in the way and harness the regenerative qualities of our true nature as we branch out and carry forward.

Side by side, equipped with the inherent wisdom of our bodies, we explore new grounds as we interlace our threads of narratives, meanings, and creative expressions to illuminate our world of Interbeing. Through InterPlay, we can remember and reclaim our rootedness in each other and get in the groove of our soulful solidarity!

Past Workshops:

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The Embodied Writing Creative Workshop

 

 

Offers you a possibility to connect with your intuitive listening and awaken to your senses. Focus on your inner world and inner truth through playful and gentle exercises that aim to develop your relationship with yourself and strengthen your inner authority. This workshop provides tools to create a personal connection with Self, a safe space within and without where magic can happen, a space where you may softly open and discover new possibilities for healing.

With a mix of movement and writing we will let the body speak and learn to listen to the wisdom of our bodies. Allow your words and ideas to move through you, bringing messages from within out to be heard.

 

Move with your breath, write with your soul.

This is a bi-monthly workshop held online.

Duration: 2 hours

Contribution Based on Income:

28 Euro (Standard), 22 Euro (Reduced), 34 Euro (Supporter)

Upcoming Dates and Times to be Announced via my Email Newsletter, sign-up in footer.

Our bodies are living archives that hold ancestral trauma and resilience. What are the shadows present in our bodies waiting to be released and transformed like compost with which we can fertilize the world's seeds of justice, compassion, joy and creative play?

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Dates:

Every Thursday, April 15 - May 27, 2021

10am-noon PST / 1pm-3pm EST / 7pm-9pm CET

 

Workshops by Donation!

(suggested 5-10 Euros per session)

 

To register, simply Email: sophiespiraldance@gmail.com

The Just Transitions workshop series locating the moving body as a nexus for climate justice research. If we want to change our societies, we must first learn what change and transformation look like and feel like in our own bodies. Dance is a practice comprised of continuous transitions – infinite spaces to further develop liberation as a practice by saying NO to dualism and saying YES to complexity, intersections, and hybridity. With a body-centered approach, the diversity of our humxn experiences informs strategies for transitioning away from growth-focused consumerist movement patterns that rely on fossil fuels and towards being in interconnected, reciprocal, regenerative relationship!

Experience being the change you wish to see in the world!

Apr. 15 - Breath, Being & Belonging

Apr. 22 - Deep Listening (Earth Day) w/ Soyinka Rahim, GSP

Apr. 29 - Healing Boundaries (Live @ Ponderosa)

May 06 - Spinal Spiral Flow w/ Flow Doc Lynn

May 13 - The Power of Vulnerability w/ Natty Abdou

May 20 - Body as Archive & Ancestral Wisdom

May 27 - Moving Towards Reciprocity w/ Cinzia Schincariol

"In wanting fullness of expression, artists seek inner wholeness" - Gloria Anzaldua

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Online! Donation-based! Supports a good cause!
 
Join us amidst the possibilities, tensions, organizing-efforts and hanging-in-there vibes. No next-steps will benefit from being all up in our heads and out of touch with our bodies! Luckily, we've been playing on zoom for months now and have learned how to make connective, real, relieving space online. NO EXPERIENCE needed, truly. We have a long road of love, solidarity and culture-building ahead. This session is grounded in InterPlay, an improv modality that uses a playful approach to movement, storytelling, listening and song to tap into body wisdom.

Held by Playful Resilience - a collective of facilitators holding space for body wisdom since the Covid-19 pandemic began in March 2020.

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