Pedagogy Of Play: Options & Opportunities
About POP Online Course:
“The ability to play is critical not only to being happy, but also to sustaining social relationships and being a creative, innovative person.” - Dr. Stuart Brown MD
The Play mindset allows us to have an evolving mindset. Throughout these Play sessions we will explore what B4 The Other’s Pedagogy Of Play is, how it can open up the participants point of view of their lives, and the seen/unseen opportunities before them.
Play comes in two forms. The act of play and the idea of play.
B4 The Other's pedagogy of Play focuses on navigating the feelings inside the idea of Play. Exploring B4's six buoys: Effort, Vulnerability, Choice, Acceptance, Surrender, and Buoyancy. Each week we will investigate one of these six key components of Play to support your personal Play revolution. We do not see them as “pillars” because they are not immovable. We see these six buoys as points on a horizon. They offer us a foundational level of ease in every situation. The idea creates our reality, not the other way around.
“Unused creativity is not benign. It metastasizes. It turns into grief, rage, sorrow, shame.”
- Brene Brown
For too long, the act of Play has been considered the only definition. B4 The Other believes the idea of Play holds the truth to be an evolutionary tool. Through the act of Play, the idea of Play can be explored in order to find a more expansive reality, clearly defined relationships/roles, and an openness to abundant possibilities.
Living in a time of so many “unknowns”, B4 The Other would love to offer you an abundance of opportunities and options through our Pedagogy of Play. Only then can we allow the unknown to engage us by seeing that we are not victims to our choices, we create them.
B4 The Other's Mission:
B4 The Other Creations strives to build stronger communities by holding space for a universal experience through the Pedagogy of Play. Changing the language to change the story by deep diving into the core values of effort, choice, buoyancy, generosity, and vulnerability. Paving a path of Vibrational Activism in our everyday world.
POP Led By:
Christopher J Beaulieu (Co-Founder) is known as “The Game Changer” and “The Playmaker” across the globe. He is an educator and artist with over 25 years of experience facilitating Community Building and Play Exploration rural retreats, educational residencies, and now online workshops. Being one of the pioneers of facilitating Play work, he is certain that the level of effort, risk and communication we put into our lives is in direct correlation with what we get out of them.
Training: Shakespeare & Company, Dell Arte International, Society of American Fight Directors, Pilobolus, and Creatively Independent.
POP Supported By:
Malia’Kekia Nicolini (Co-Founder) has been called a “Vibrational Activist” from how she holds space while facilitating. She is an internationally touring actress and teaching artist who has dedicated the last five years of her life to Play Exploration. Malia’Kekia’s belief in being at our most compelling when we are at our least composed, underpins her teachings within B4 The Other. She is currently enrolled in MindfulNYU’s inaugural InnerMBA, studying mindful sustainability in business practices.
Training: New World School of the Arts (BFA), Yale University (Science of Wellbeing), Power of Vulnerability (CE Credits), Mahi Yoga Centre (RYT 200HR), TedXBroadway Young Professionals, American Theater Wing’s SpringboardNYC, Attending the teachings of His Holiness The Dalai Lama at his home temple in Dharamshala, India (2018).
Meeting on Zoom
Sunday evenings @ 6:30pm-8:30pm EST
You must be willing to commit to attending six of our seven playdates.
- One 2 hour session for seven weeks
- An intimate community to Play alongside of
- A private Facebook group Facilitated by B4 The Other for additional resources, inspirational prompts, and community forums
- A dedicated Playmate to check in (30 to 50 minutes) once a week to support and reinforce your Play process. (Playmates assigned within our group after our first session.)
- Text or email support in between Playdates if you are wanting to directly share celebrations, insights, or questions with B4’s facilitators
Rates: B4 The Other holds a mission of building a global community. We are committed to making our work accessible for all game changers. As such, B4 offers a sliding scale on educational and professional development opportunities (see suggested amounts below). Please choose a one time rate that is an authentic investment for you.
$175 if you are financially flourishing
$150 if you are financially comfortable
$120 if you are financially stretching
If you are able to self select the financially flourishing rate, please know your investment allows us to help accommodate those who may be financially stretching by offering a lower rate. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you are in need of support please reach out to
What your investment supports:
Covid19 has halted our business as we once knew it. After the first month of the pandemic we had lost all future contracts for in person residencies. We are dedicated to living a life of service and fully embodying B4 The Other’s mission in our everyday lives. Being that our work is based on intimacy, vulnerability and connection, your investment helps restore our business by supporting our learning of how to integrate B4’s work online. Mahalo.
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