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Rod is an artist, art historian, and educational facilitator interested in the connection between spirituality and the arts. He has written and lectured widely on these aspects of the arts and creativity in Australia and overseas. He is Co-ordinator of the Institute for Theology and the Arts and a member of the Blake Society for Religious Art. He has particular strengths in the areas of the visual arts, performance skills, movement and exploring the processes of creativity. Rod has a BA Visual Arts (arts practice), M Phil (art history), M Theol (hons), and Dip Ed. Rod can be contacted by:
Phone: 0418 861 267
Trish is a singer, song writer and educator with over 20 years experience as a performer, animator and recording artist in Australia and overseas. For 15 years Trish was Co-Director, editor and producer for Willow Connection music publishers. Trish has published over 7 collections of original music. She is now the Director of Willow Creative, a new initiative offering retreats, workshops and classes on voice, creativity, spirituality and body wisdom. She is an accredited Private Singing Teacher NSW Cons., DipMusEd. Trish is presently studying Voice Movement Therapy with The Norma Canner Foundation Marthas Vineyard USA. Trish is passionate about living a creative life anchored in the bedrock of play. She can be contacted by:
Phone: 0419 487 056
Susanna is an Anglican priest, masseur, dancer, storyteller and spiritual director with extensive experience working with creative forms of spiritual and life formation. She has worked in parish ministry in Adelaide, Sydney and Cowra and is currently Rector of Holy Covenant Church in Canberra where she is active in community development and retreat leadership. She has B Sc., B Social Work, B Theol., and has trained in spiritual direction, supervision of Field Education and in Clinical Pastoral Education. Susanna can be contacted by:
Phone: (02) 6248 6465
As a director of her own training and development consultancy Trish has always had a passion for facilitating the process of people discovering how to live life to the full, with purpose and meaning. Her corporate leadership development programs evolved from her extensive experience of counselling, mentoring, community development and university teaching. Now this passion is fulfilled through the recognition that creativity and play can also transform people’s lives. Trish can be contacted by:
Phone: (08) 8272 2906
With a legal and academic background, Peter has had a working life as an educator and advocate, both in higher education and the workplace. He has a history of experience in grass roots organisations, ranging from social justice and refugee groups to setting up a men’s centre. He’s currently involved with human research ethics and is a board member of Relationships Australia SA. Having been a community choir singer for years, Pete now gets to indulge his creativity and flair for administration through InterPlay. When he discovered the joys of InterPlay it changed his life! Pete can be contacted by:
Phone: (08) 8272 2906
Maree is a Sister of Mercy, educator, spiritual director, workshop and retreat leader. Both her formal and informal studies have enticed Maree into an exploration of the all-exciting and ever-changing relationship between energy and creativity, physicality and spirituality. It is the frits of this exploration in concert with the gifts of InterPlay that she integrates into many workshops and retreat at Centres throughout Australia and the north island of New Zealand. Maree holds a Master of Arts in Applied Theology, a doctor of Ministry in Creation Spirituality, and is a trained process facilitator. Maree can be contacted by:
Phone: (02) 4920 6547
Mark is a performer, writer, dramaturge, and lecturer in the performing arts and screen studies. He has also worked as a writer, director, video and sound editor in corporate and educational video production. He has been a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee of the Australian College of Theology since 2000. His special interests are creating performing arts training practices that are both ethical and sustainable, and, facilitating conversations in organisations that can nurture creativity and innovation. As a 2009 Churchill Fellowship recipient, he has returned from a study tour of performance training in the UK and is working to promote psychological and emotional well-being of actors both in training and in the workplace in Australia. He is also co-designing a course on Teaching Creative Practice for the Australian Film TV and Radio School which will incorporate many InterPlay forms. He has a BA (Majors in Theatre and Philosophy), Grad. Dip. in Arts by Research (Theatre) and a PhD in Performance Studies. Mark can be contacted by:
Phone: 0419 464 276
Carmelle Moore is a Speech Pathologist with 25 years experience who specializes in the voice. She has been teaching hatha style and meridian based yoga for 10 years. Carmelle undertook postgraduate studies at Sydney University exploring the use of yoga to enhance voice production. Carmelle has also been devoted to the study and practice of a wide range of healing modalities for more than 20 years and is a craniosacral practitioner and sound healer. Carmelle’s life has been enriched by the practice of InterPlay for 15 years and draws on this to ground all her work with creativity, joy, delight and ease.She has been living and teaching in the Byron Bay area for the past 7 years where she works with actors, singers, yoga teachers, teachers, presenters and anyone wanting to find more ease, efficiency and joy with their voice. Carmelle is passionate about supporting every body and voice to express their full potential with power and joy.
Learn more about Carmelle at: www.carmellemoore.com
Phone: 0422 360 909
Jenny and Peter Batten
Jenny is an accredited InterPlay leader and is passionate about finding opportunities to share her passion for InterPlay. She is a Level 2 trained Orff Schulwerk music educator and a primary school Performing Arts teacher. Jenny enjoys applying InterPlay forms to explore creativity, develop performance skills and in utilising Body Wisdom practices in integrating mind, body and spirit.
Peter says InterPlay pervades every part of his professional and personal life. In his professional life as a Uniting Church in Australia minister, the InterPlay forms are a playful way for people to enter into their experiences of the sacred and as a Creative Arts Therapist, these forms enable participants to move towards healing. InterPlay enhances Peter's creativity as a photographer and sacred clown. He believes that the creative expression and body wisdom that the InterPlay forms represent are a diverse and creative way fo enabling people to strive to reach their fullest potential. Peter is an accredited InterPlay teacher.
Phone: 0419 255 585