Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Spirit in Practice: An Adult Program for Developing A Regular Practice of the Spirit

Alternate Activity 1: Body Practice Demonstration

Activity time: 30 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Special equipment as needed (see Preparation)
  • Optional: Microphone

Preparation for Activity

  • Several weeks in advance, contact a participant in the group, or someone from the congregation or wider community, who is experienced in a body practice such as tai chi or yoga. Invite him/her to give a brief demonstration of the practice during the workshop.
  • Find out what special equipment, if any, the presenter will require. Make arrangements to have it available.

Description of Activity

In some groups there may be someone who knows a practice such as tai chi, karate, or yoga and would be willing to give a demonstration. Perhaps there is someone in the congregation or the wider community who could be called on to visit. Ask the person to give a brief (20-minute) introduction to the basics of the practice. If time allows, invite participants to ask questions at the conclusion of the presentation.

Including All Participants

Using a microphone for this activity helps more people hear the presenter.