Facilitators

InterPlay Australia Facilitators are qualified and experienced InterPlay leaders who are available to present talks or workshops to community groups about InterPlay.
Recognition as an InterPlay Australia Facilitator is available to an InterPlay leader who:
● Has had at least one year of teaching practice after graduating from The Leader Training Program
● Is a member of the Leaders’ Circle and is covered with appropriate insurance.
● Initiates or leads InterPlay classes and/or workshops on a regular basis, over and above facilitating play groups, OR facilitates workplace/community programs using mostly InterPlay processes
● Demonstrates they are actively involved in, and promoting, InterPlay Australia, through listing of classes and/or workshops facilitated
● Has their application approved by the Board of InterPlay Australia, against the above criteria.

A Facilitator application form is available from enquiries@interplayaus.com.au.au.

Belinda Meares

Belinda Meares lives in North Canterbury, New Zealand. She began her InterPlay journey while living in northern NSW, and completed her training in Sydney. Although she mainly teaches InterPlay in Christchurch, Belinda also travels to other centres as she follows her dream of building a community of InterPlayers in New Zealand. She is closely connected with InterPlay Australia and is currently a member of the InterPlay Australia Board.Meet Belinda Meares

Carmelle Moore

Carmelle Moore is a Speech Pathologist with more than 30 years experience who specializes in the voice. She has been teaching hatha style and meridian based yoga for 18 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 […]Meet Carmelle Moore

Catherine McMahon

Catherine McMahon’s passions include sustaining our future on earth and physical and creative expression. Catherine gives practical expression to those passions; founding the Estuary Care Foundation SA, for the restoration and conservation of the Port River and Barker Inlet Estuary, and coordinating, with shared leadership, ‘InterPlay on the Peninsula’ at Largs Bay. Catherine is a member of several […]Meet Catherine McMahon

Elizabeth Emanuele

Elizabeth is an Adelaide-based facilitator and artist. She has been facilitating groups for 15 years and currently runs fortnightly InterPlay Play Labs just east of the city. She uses InterPlay to relax, discharge, lighten her heart, feel more love and connect with herself and others. Elizabeth is a trained acupuncturist, psychotherapist and mother, for which […]Meet Elizabeth Emanuele

Jenny Batten

Jenny is an experienced Performing Arts teacher and is completing a Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practices and is in her second year of formation as a Spiritual Director. It is her passion for InterPlay that has brought life to her expression through music and art making. As an accredited InterPlay teacher Jenny recognizes the creative […]Meet Jenny Batten

Kate Barnett

Phone: +64 22 5221004 Email: katmab@gmail.com Region: Wellington NZ     Kate is a joy-recovery expert who can’t take play too seriously! She is also an Alexander Technique teacher, trained to help people move and sound and breathe and be with their whole body. For Kate, improvisation brings us alive to the whole and InterPlay […]Meet Kate Barnett

Mark Seton

Phone: (02) 47366173 Email: mc.seton@bigpond.com Website: www.senseconnexion.com Region: Sydney     Mark is a performer, writer, 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 currently works as an independent Higher Education Creative, Media and Performing […]Meet Mark Seton

Peter Batten

Phone: 0419 255 585 Email: pjbatten5@bigpond.com Region: Melbourne     As a Uniting Church minister and a Creative Arts Therapist Peter recognises that the InterPlay forms are a playful way for people to experience the sacred and to move towards healing and wholeness. InterPlay enhances Peter's creativity as a photographer and sacred clown. He believes […]Meet Peter Batten

Rod Pattenden

Phone: 0418 861 267 Email: pattenden@bigpond.com Website: www.rodpattenden.id.au Region: Newcastle     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 was Co-ordinator of the Institute for […]Meet Rod Pattenden

Susanna Pain

Phone: 0418 637 469 Email: susanna.pain@gmail.com Region: Gippsland     Susanna is an Anglican priest, dancer, storyteller, supervisor spiritual director with extensive experience working with creative forms of spiritual and life formation. She is currently Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral in Sale, Gippsland, Victoria. She has B Sc., B Social Work, B Theol., and Diploma […]Meet Susanna Pain

Trish Fairley

Phone: (08) 8272 2906 or 0418 849 636 Email: trishfairley@iinet.net.au Region: Cumberland Park     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. No wonder her role as InterPlay […]Meet Trish Fairley

Trish Watts

Phone: 0419 487 056 Email: soul.voice@bigpond.com Website: www.vmtoceania.com Region: Sydney       Trish's life is anchored in the bedrock of play and improvisation. She is a singer, songwriter and educator with extensive experience as a performing artist and community choir director, including the Sydney Threshold Choir. Co-founder of InterPlay Australia, Trish enjoys facilitating InterPlay […]Meet Trish Watts