SpiritPlay Class in Seattle!

SpiritPlay has become a staple of Seattle’s InterPlay offerings! Now in our 23rd year, we have developed a wonderful community of faith and foolishness. This monthly LIVE series is for those grounded in Christianity who so long for the spontaneity of InterPlay to help us navigate the wild and whacky, sometimes rocky, humble and holy journey of our lives. We’ll be diving into the lectionary, exploring sacred stories, dancing through the cycle of seasons, singing our souls and improvising in prayer.  Calling all angels – let’s dance, play and pray!

8 Sessions meeting the second Tuesday (mostly) of every month – 9:30 – 11:45 am.
Begins October 10th!

Birthing the Holy Prayer Cycle Video Podcasts

I am delighted to announce the release of the Birthing the Holy Prayer Cycle video podcasts at AbbeyoftheArts.com! Each day you are invited to morning and evening prayer with the many names of Mary including: Queen of Angels, Virgin, Untier of Knots, Mustafia, Star of the Sea, Vessel of Grace, Our Lady of Silence, Our Lady of the Underworld, Mother of Sorrows, Greenest Branch, Theotokos, Mystical Rose, Madonna Protectress and Mirror of Justice. These prayers bring together the rich tradition of monastic prayer, the wisdom of ancient mystics, songs from our album compilations, embodied prayers to accompany each song, contemporary versions of the psalms, and poetry and blessings.

Awakening the Creative Spirit: Experiential Education in the Expressive Arts

April 21-26, 2024

with Kayce Stevens Hughlett and Betsey Beckman

at St. Andrew’s House is an Episcopal Retreat Center in Union, WA on the Hood Canal.

Do you long to shake out your stuffiness? Give sound to sadness? Sing into silliness? Dance depression? Drum your desires? Paint new possibilities? Write dreams into poetry? Re-member the resonant story?  Define your own sacred yes?

This five-day experiential retreat is designed for those who are ready to explore the arts for yourself, for your work with others, for the world.


  • I just love Betsey’s music and dance. It’s a way of freeing the body with music and movement and getting closer to God. Thank you Betsey and colleagues — the videography was very well done.

    Marie Gibson

  • “During the workshop, Betsey told the story of the Creation using her whole body. When she got to the part about God blowing the breath of life into humanity, she used her whole body to blow the ‘breath of life’ into us. A radically new awareness broke through for me in that moment: I began …

    Sharie Bowman