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Spiritual Direction for Body and Soul

I’ve been in Spiritual Direction ever since entering seminary in my mid-twenties and then teaching there. But when my mom began to die from Alzheimer’s disease I began meeting monthly with a spiritual director. How lucky was I that my spiritual director was also a somatic therapist, hospice chaplain, and dancer!

A spiritual companion is one who is dedicated to affirming your spiritual journey. This is different than therapy, in that soul, body, and spirit play a central role in meetings. Spirituality may not be the topic, but it is always welcome and included.

If you attune to body and soul and need support as a sensitive being,  I welcome you to consider a free 30-minute session on Facetime or zoom. Share whatever is on your mind. Things we might touch on in a series of sessions include

  • How to honor your Gifted & Sensitive Body.
  • Ways to navigate energy that isn’t yours.
  • Shifting from fighting to playing with gifts, calls, and new seasons of purpose.
  • Creative health and healing rituals, art, humor, and sacred conversations.
  • Dancing, singing and telling your truth with one who fully endorses these soul practices.

Email me at cynthia@interplay.org for more information. 

I co-founded InterPlay, an international arts-based community practice. As a theologian, teacher, artist and mentor, I’ve authored books on somatic spirituality and taught at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, the Sophia Center in Oakland and at conferences around the world. My purpose and my joy is to foster freedom and to witness others as beloved, dignified, and whole. I’ve trained leaders in the art of Changing the Race Dance with my collaborator Soyinka Rahim. I’m honored to be included in the book, Beauty as Experience: Dancing Beyond Fifty and to be the recipient of awards from the Center for Art and Religion and Alumni of the Year from my alma mater, Pacific School of Religion. I maintain a visual art practice making shrines. My certifications allow me to share the Four Movement Patterns Instrument (FEBI), Enneamotion, an embodied Enneagram approach created by Andreea Isaacs, massage, and spiritual direction.

Contact me at cynthia@interplay.org


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