Members of the Leaders Circle are graduates of or in the process of completing the InterPlay Leader Training Program. We are committed to sharing the ideas and practices of InterPlay in a variety of settings and forms.
- Life Practice Program Leader (LPL) offers the InterPlay Life Practice Program here in our area.
- Certified InterPlay Leaders (CL) have completed the leader certification process. See a list of classes and events coming up soon, that are offered by area Certified Leaders.
- InterPlay Leaders in Training (LIT) are in the leader certification process. Learn more about leadership training.
The Leaders Circle is open to those who have completed the InterPlay Leader Training Program or who are in the process of completing that Program. They are committed to sharing the ideas and practices of InterPlay in a variety of settings and forms.
- Life Practice Program Leader (LPL) offers the InterPlay Leadership Program in their geographical area.
- Certified InterPlay Leader (CL) have completed the leader certification process.
- InterPlay Leader in Training (LIT) are in the leader certification process.
I have been exploring Interplay incrementally for about 10 years. When I realized I wanted MORE people to play with and to share Interplay more broadly I realized it would be a good idea to become a leader. I work as an occupational therapist primarily in elder care communities. I use components of Interplay to engage folks in movement and activities. I would LOVE to explore this area much more. I love to be "invited" to co-lead and teach with other leaders and players (hint hint).
Joy Anna Banana Hozana Hodges loves living in Asheville. Housecleaner by taxes; by heart and soul: performance artist, organizer, InterPlay teacher, poet, Playback Theater actor, and semi-professional mischief-maker! Joy Anna's favorite fantastic fusion: InterPlay and Quaker Worship = "Embodied Worship," co-led with CL Peter Buck. Favorite InterPlay quote is from Steve, mushroom seller at farmers' market, and dedicated InterPlayer: "InterPlay is so powerful. It freaks me out all the time!"
Darlene has been exploring InterPlay forms and practices for about nine years (give or take) and has definitely had her life enhanced by these practices. You would never know she used to be an introverted wall flower! After just a short time doing InterPlay she came to realize how much her energy made a difference in a room of people. So there's no telling what difference her Big Body Spirit could make on the planet if she just let it shine! She now improvises her Life (quite well, thank you) using the learned tools, forms and practices of InterPlay. She attributes her playfulness to InterPlay, and also her quest for deeper meaning in her life and the life of the community she surrounds herself with. She witnesses how much InterPlay can bring out the most in those that bring a willingness of spirit to the InterPlay practices.
Meg is a Certified InterPlay leader and trainer and Certified facilitator and trainer with The Work of Byron Katie.
In 1998 I stumbled onto InterPlay. Over the next few years I became certified and brought InterPlay to Asheville, NC. There I led InterPlay classes and workshops, performed in street and fringe festivals, and directed and performed in solo and community InterPlay concerts. I have led InterPlay in the USA, The Netherlands and Switzerland, in on-going classes, in trainings for school teachers, university drama students and camp counselors, and at birthdays and community celebrations, and conferences such as 'Women and Addictions,' 'Chaordic Commons.'
From 1975 I was a school teacher mostly for young children, and earned a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education. After ten years being in the classroom, I became an artist-in-residence teaching folk-dance and children's singing games for about a year. Over the next five years I was a solo performer and developed five interactive concerts teaching social studies and ecology through music, stories and dance/movement. These shows were done mostly in schools and festivals in 24 US states plus Germany and the UK.
In 1991, I began organizing, advocating for a more sustainable, walkable, livable Asheville. I produced several highly successful conferences and formed two organizations until I became physically and emotionally 'burned-out'. Seeking mind-body healing, I studied in-depth Arnold Mindell Process Psychology, Continuum Movement, Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais and Energy Healing, becoming certified as an Energy Healer.
When I found InterPlay it felt like I'd come home. InterPlay, along with the Work of Byron Katie and Workaholics Anonymous, consistently moves me from addiction to busy-ness and out-of-control helping to playfulness and profound trust.
My current hobbies and passions are hula hooping, playing music (guitar, banjo, ukulele), learning to speak Dutch, InterPlaying and the Work of Byron Katie.
Nancy is a watercolor artist, weaving the arts n arts of healing, energy work, and ministry. She leads workshops she calls Image Evoked Storytelling, and is publishing a portfolio of images to initiate storytelling for the beholder.
Dr. Alex Morton is currently Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy and Clinical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy and retired Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC., where he taught and practiced for 34 years. He currently has a private practice where he consults in clinical psychopharmacology and is a guest lecturer at MUSC. He is board certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice, and is one of 587 practitioners worldwide. He taught psychopharmacology full-time in both Medicine and Pharmacy programs at MUSC. His extensive research investigations have focused primarily on the psychopharmacological treatment of mood, anxiety, and substance disorders. He has testified as an expert witness in psychopharmacology in over 60 capital murder cases regarding the effects of drugs on the brain. Leisure activities include InterPlay and slow, long distance running, having completed over 130 Ultra Marathon runs.