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The InterPlay Way for Helping Professionals

• Tuesday, May 02nd, 2017

A wonderful opportunity is coming to the Portland area in June!

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The InterPlay Way for Helping Professionals

June 23-25, 2017 • Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm

Lake Oswego, OR

Earn 16 Continuing Education (CE) credits for many professions.

Looking for ways to manage the challenge of working with others? Do you want more ease, less stress, ways to let go of the problems of others and to improve your own sense of well-being? Looking for tools to pass on to your clients?

This weekend workshop provides InterPlay-based tools, ideas and practices to support the professional work of therapists, social workers, clergy, chaplains and others in closely-related fields. Or just come to explore the deep wisdom of body, heart, mind and spirit working together as one.

InterPlay is a powerful, integrative system that accesses all parts of ourselves through story, movement, sound, and stillness. The wisdom of the InterPlay Way is currently being used by helping professionals around the world.

Because practice and on-going support is an important part of shifting our ways of being, the initial weekend is followed by six sessions of 2.5 hours with local InterPlay leaders Cassandra Sagan assisted by Marci Rau. These sessions will include opportunities to integrate InterPlay ideas and tools that can change your life.


16 CEs for the weekend, $350/ or $325 to participate without CEs
with 6 follow up sessions ($180/ date times TBA) led by Cassandra Sagan and Marci Rau

Continuing Education units are offered through Commonwealth Seminars. More information here…


Friday & Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 2–5 pm

Cost: $350 with CEs/$325 without CEs/$180 for additional 6 sessions

Registration/Information: Register online at or call 510/465-2797. Local info: Cassandra Sagan 503/292-7044 or


Lake Oswego UCC Church

1111 Country Club Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97034


CathyAnn Beaty

CathyAnn Beaty, MDiv, is a master InterPlay leader, dancer and visual artist. She has been working with ongoing groups of therapists, clergy and other helping professionals for the past 12 years through her business SoulPlay, and has developed new approaches to healing based both on her professional and personal experience. CathyAnn is an ordained minister and began her InterPlay journey in 1989 when serving as pastor at Spirit of the Lakes UCC. She got her Masters of Divinity at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in 1984 and did her Clinical Pastoral Education at Hennipen County Medical Center in Minneapolis. She served three parishes over 15 years. CathyAnn leads the InterPlay Life Practice Program, The InterPlay Way, performance workshops, couples classes, mentors leaders in training and directs SoulPlay Performance Ensemble. She has taught InterPlay in India, Australia and around the United States.

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Cassandra Sagan

Cassandra Sagan is a Maggid, Jewish storyteller/teacher/preacher, and a designated Leitz Kadosh, Holy Clown. She is a poet, singer/songwriter, performer, and InterPlay Leader who has worked with adults and children for over 25 years helping them to access their full creative brilliance.

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Shifting Seas and Solid Ground — A One-Day Playshop with Phil Porter!

• Tuesday, January 26th, 2016


We’re very excited to be able to host Phil Porter, one of the founders of InterPlay, for a full day Playshop here in Portland, on March 12!

Description:  Sometimes it can seem like the world is going a bit crazy all around us, even as we continue to fold our socks, photograph our meals to post on Facebook and pay the utility bill. How do we handle the changes in the political and social landscape and also stay grounded and centered in our simple lives? How do we continue to find the rich new territories on the horizon?

Over the course of the day, we’ll play with what’s on our minds and hearts, what we long for and where we think we’re headed. We’ll share our own stories, hear the tales of others, move together and move apart, sing quietly and at the top of our lungs and find delicious community—which is really the answer to many things, isn’t it?

Come to make a new friend and deepen ongoing connections. Come to laugh and to lament, to lambaste and to learn. Maybe even pick up some new playful tricks to life and creativity.

Date:  March 12, 9 AM to 4 PM

Location: Waverly Heights United Church of Christ, 3300 SE Woodward St., Portland, OR

Cost: Sliding Scale $60-75. Some scholarship funds may be available. Playshop can be paid for on the day of the event in cash or by check payable to Hilary Himan.

Please reserve your spot by emailing Hilary Himan at  We need to know we have enough people coming!

Registration and gathering from 9-9:30AM.  Playshop begins at 9:30AM.

Lunch is from 12noon – 1:30pm, with neighborhood eateries within walking distance. A list of restaurants will be provided at the playshop.

Spread the word, and come play with us and with Phil!

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Find us on Meetup!

• Tuesday, December 01st, 2015

For those who want an easy way to keep up with Portland InterPlay events, we have established a Meetup group called Portland InterPlay Community.  You can find us at:

We are posting all our events there, and, if you join the group, Meetup will keep you updated on changes, new events, etc, as well as reminding you when one of our events is coming up soon.  You can RSVP to let us know you’re coming, invite others on Meetup, ask us questions, and more.  Please join us!

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International Day of InterPlay, October 24!

• Friday, October 16th, 2015

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We’re excited to announce that InterPlayPDX will be joining the international celebration of InterPlay’s 25th anniversary on Saturday, October 24!  We’ll meet at Southminster Presbyterian Church, at 12250 SW Denney Rd, Beaverton.  At about 10 AM, we will start our warm-up and local play, and then from 11 AM to noon, we will join InterPlayers from many other locations through a live webcast.  Potluck lunch to follow.  Please join us for this special opportunity to play with InterPlayers all over the country!  For more information, contact Marci Rau, 971/322-6887.

For more on the International Day of InterPlay, visit

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We’re on Facebook!

• Friday, August 21st, 2015

InterPlayPDX has established a Facebook presence, under the name InterPlay Portland Oregon!  Come visit us there for updates on scheduled events, and musings on the magic that is InterPlay.  Bookmark us at: and Like our page!

We also have a Gmail address:, and you can always drop us a line there if you have questions about upcoming events, our Portland group, or about InterPlay in general.


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