CalendarFriends, below find a variety of classes that I am offering in Seattle, around the United States, overseas or online.  I would love to have you join us in any of these adventures!

Fall of 2016


SpiritPlay is a festive blend of InterPlay and ministry and has become a staple of Seattle’s InterPlay offerings.  Now in our fifteenth year – we have developed a wonderful community of faith and foolishness.  In our monthly class, we explore how the spontaneity of InterPlay interfaces with the tradition of Christianity. We find ourselves diving into the lectionary, exploring sacred stories, dancing through the cycle of seasons, loosening our tongues, singing our souls and improvising in prayer. Together, we practice opening the doors to an embodied church!

One Tuesday a Month 9:30 – 11:45 a.m.  / Dec. 13
2017: Jan. 17, Feb. 14, March 14, April 25, June 6

To enroll, please contact me.

Looking Ahead to 2017

February 11 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dancing with Monks & Mystics Retreat
St. Placid Priory, Lacey, WA

February 22-26
Los Angeles Religious Education Congress
Workshop: Dancing with Monks & Mystics
Movement Ministry at Liturgies throughout the weekend



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Awakening the Creative Spirit October 27 – Nov. 3rd 2017  (Sunday-Friday) at St. Andrew’s Retreat House, in Hood Canal, Washington with Betsey Beckman and Kayce Stevens Hughlett.  Are you a soul-care practitioner? Chaplain, counselor, minister, spiritual director or other helping professional? Under the auspices of the Abbey of the Arts, I will be co-leading the upcoming Awakening the Creative Spirit Retreat with Kayce Stevens Hughlett. We’d love to have you join us!  Dive into this five-day experiential intensive exploring tools for integrating the arts and imagination into spiritual direction and other healing ministries.  See the book developed from this program here – Awakening the Creative Spirit.  Registration info. to come soon.  

Germany Pilgrimage, 2018

A pilgrimage to the homeland of Hildegard of Bingen with Abbey of the Arts. Led by Betsey Beckman, MM and Christine Valters Painter, PhD.  For more info, click here! 

Online Classes

These classes are presented in partnership with Abbey of the Arts and are now available for on-demand registration.  I have created movement meditations for all of these classes, and you can dance and pray with me in the comfort of your own home.  You can sign up and begin at any time and will have immediate access to the course materials when you pay online.  Join us!