The Restoration of Joy: a Contemplative Journey Through the Alchemy of Play invites you to exhale deeply and release the old… inhale fully and imagine the new. Honoring cycles and the alchemy of endings and beginnings, in the sacred container of community (including time alone), we will mindfully journey over the threshold of the New Year. Through sacred and contemplative practices, ritual, and play, we will arrive restored, refreshed, and ready for the New Year.
“The truly great advances of this generation will be made by those who can make outrageous connections, and only a mind which knows how to play can do that.” — Nagle Jackson, Playwright
In this deeply restorative retreat, we will take time away to rest, release 2019, and imagine 2020 in a mindful community of contemplation, ritual and play. Rest, reflect upon, honor and let go of 2019 Begin your new year in a state of joyful intention Increase your flexibility, creativity and awareness Embody your joy with the InterPlay wisdom practices of movement, story and voice.
Within each of us, there is an infinite wellspring of joy. Joy and wellbeing abound in nature. We hear it in birdsongs; we see it in a baby’s smile; we behold it at sunrise. Joy is our natural state. Play re-awakens us to joy and allows us to embody spontaneity and flow.