Through play we build resilience and adaptability. We explore our deepest creative thoughts and stumble upon groundbreaking innovation.  We enter a connection with others beyond words in a truly joyful and meaningful way. We discover our unique voice and gain the confidence to use it.  In short, play is a critical component to living and operating at your best. And yet... play seems to be forgotten and tossed aside as we become adults. As if the benefits it provides are no longer useful. Nothing could be farther from the truth. 

Okay.  Sure... but can you TEACH PLAY??? Yes. I believe you can. I believe play is both a muscle and a state of mind.  It is akin to practicing mediation to increase mindfulness. Through intense study and thought, I believe the experiences of play can be broken into 4 "laws".  For play to flourish, the following principles must be "at play".  Play requires an attitude that anything is possible, the environment to be judgement free, exploration fueled, and a knowledge that everything transforms. Classes are comprised of strategically designed exercises to help participants engage in and practice these principals as well as many other important play based teachings and powerful discussions.  Plus... it's FUN... and you feel a bit like a kid again!


The Opposite of Play isn’t Work. It’s Depression.
— Brian Sutton Smith



Monday Evenings
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Nov 6th – Dec 11th, 2017
6 week sessions – 90 min length

Location: Prue's House, Bainbridge Island
Cost:  $120

Description:  Join me for a 6-week course through Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District . In this course, we will use exercises inspired by improvisation, mindfulness, and the arts to discover how to approach life from a mindset of play, as well as how to bring more play into your life now. We will explore what play is, why it’s important, and what stops playfulness. You will learn the 8 languages of play, the 4 key principles of play and how to apply them to life, as well as the Yes… And Method: a 4-step system using improvisers #1 tool for comedy and story progression, to unblock personal, creative, and relationship challenges.

ACTIVITY # 570400-03
*This course is offered through Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District.

“Is it any wonder that often the times we feel most alive, those that make up our best memories, are moments of play?”
— Dr. Stuart Brown