Connect to your body’s own intelligence – pause to breathe and move with creative curiosity

In honour of Anna Halprin turning 100 this year,  Tamalpa UK is hosting a number of events to commemorate Anna’s Life of Dance.  This participatory online class offered as part of the national Creativity and Wellbeing Week is an introduction to the Tamalpa Life Art Process and insight into how Anna worked with creativity, movement and dance…

Celebrating Anna Halprin’s 100th – A Life of Dance

Save the date Saturday 27th June from 15:00pm – 18:00pm “Few dance artists have been as influential as Anna Halprin. In her nine decades as a dancer, she has redefined the art form, abandoning conventions and embracing the wide open field of creative expression. She has brought the healing power of embodied creativity to people…

COVID 19 update

Coronavirus (Covid-19): advice for Tamalpa UK students, staff and public participants  Tamalpa UK  has taken precautionary measures to safeguard our community and the wider public. This requires some important changes to our operations. Please read this information carefully. Tamalpa UK is following all advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the NHS and Public Health…

New ONLINE Level 1 Personal Embodiment training programme starts 8th October 2020

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A new Online Level 1 Personal Embodiment training starts 8th October 2020.  Application process now open. Our programme maintains the high standards of an Approved Training Programme of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). Tamalpa graduates who have completed all 3 Levels of the Tamalpa training meet all requirements to become Registered Somatic…

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Welcome to Tamalpa UK

Tamalpa UK is one of five international “Tamalpa branches” invited by the Tamalpa Institute in California to
teach the Level 1 Tamalpa Personal Embodiment training programme. Tamalpa UK is a community interest company launched by Lian Wilson in 2012 in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter, Kent. The other four branches to launch are in South Korea, Germany, France and Latin America.

What is the Tamalpa Life Art Process?

The Tamalpa Life Art Process is an internationally-recognized expressive arts approach developed at the Tamalpa Institute in California by Anna Halprin and Daria Halprin, it combines movement, dance, visual art, and creative writing to access the innate wisdom of the body and the transformative power of the imagination. The Tamalpa work supports personal, interpersonal and social change, teaching new models of health, education, psychology and art.