About Tamalpa UK

Tamalpa UK is a social enterprise that launched in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter in April 2012.  It is one of five international “Tamalpa branches” invited by the Tamalpa Institute in California to teach the Level 1 Tamalpa Life Art®  training programme.  The other four branches to launch are in South Korea, Germany, Latin America and France.

For over 38 years the Tamalpa Institute has been based in the San Francisco Bay area in California leading groundbreaking training programmes in movement based expressive arts.  It is an exciting development that the new branches are now being established internationally as part of the on going growth and commitment of the Institute to share the transformative benefits of this work.

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 Movement Educators (RSME) and Therapist (RSMT)

Tamalpa UK’s main objective is two fold ~ one: to offer the empowering Tamalpa training programme here in the UK to enable a wider population to be in a position to attend and access the training ~ second: to educate the public and conduct further research into the profound benefits of Tamalpa Life Art, particular in areas of embodied creativity, arts & health, culture and wellbeing.

Read more about Tamalpa UK’s Philosophy, our Tools, our Methods, and explore our Environment.