Workshop (Oakland) - Cultivating Connection with Our Inner Child via Interplay & Expressive Arts


"To some extent, in the unconscious we all still live in the past; in a way we are still very little children, and often only very little is needed for the “child” to come to the surface."
-Carl Jung


Join us to cultivate the connection with your inner child,
to allow him/her/them to come out and play, express, speak and be witnessed

We'll be incorporating the practices of meditation, interplay (an active, creative way to unlock the wisdom of the body with improvisational and intuitive movement and voice),
as well as expressive visual art

Date: Saturday, July 21st from 10am - 12:30pm

Location: Interplay @ 2273 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

This workshop includes:

  • A safe place to show up, reflect, play and be held by others in community
  • Guided meditation and playful movement
  • Supplies for visual art expression
  • Space for personal and collective visualization and reflection

Bring if you can:

  • your journal

Open to all genders, all accessibility and experience levels are welcome.

$35* | on sale until Friday, July 20th at 6pm

*Please get your ticket(s) on time.


"You have to talk to your child several times a day. Only then can healing take place. Embracing your child tenderly, you reassure him that you will never let him down again or leave him unattended. The little child has been left alone for so long. That is why you need to begin this practice right away. If you don’t do it now, when will you do it?"
-Thich Nhat Hanh


Your Guides


Kelsey Blackwell

Kelsey is a writer, lifelong dancer and embodiment facilitator. She works at the intersections of spiritual practice, social justice and creative expression.

As the Berkeley Director of Social Engagement, Kelsey facilitates internal and external churning for creating a more equitable society. Her writing has appeared in Ebony Magazine, Southern Living and The Arrow: A Journal of Wakeful Society. Kelsey currently teaches the class InterPlay for Artists, Activists and Dabblers, which offers body-wise practices for expression, health and resiliency.

She is a Certified InterPlay Leader and holds an MS in Magazine Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. 


Chetna Mehta

Chetna is a folk mixed media artist, founder of mosaiceye, and mental wellness mystic impassioned by merging psychological healing with spirituality and the arts.

Her work is rooted in self-actualization and interconnection. She creates to realize, heal and grow parts of self and others, and to remember our intrinsic divine connectedness with one another, the planet and a universal Force beyond any ideology.

With a recently completed Master's in counseling psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, she’s bringing arts and self-reflective workshops to communities around the country.