Application Procedure: Level 1

Application and Registration Procedure: Level 1 Trainings only.  (*For public workshops online registration only is needed, please complete the simple form here)

Please prepare the following items for your application:

1. A completed Online Registration – click here

2. An autobiographical essay – maximum of 4 typewritten pages.

Handwritten essays will not be accepted.  Please address the following items in your essay:

Write a brief autobiography describing your background, interests and any relevant highlights of your life.

Describe your current personal and professional goals.

How do you want to apply the training in the Tamalpa Life/Art Process to your personal and professional life?

What specific life issues or themes are you currently working with that you would like to explore within the context of the training? What professional support if any are you getting at the moment with these themes?

Have you ever experienced any online training before? If yes, what would you describe as your challenges and what have you found supportive by learning online?

What do you imagine your strengths and challenges to be in a group learning environment?

How did you hear about Tamalpa UK?

How would you describe your current and historical physical, emotional and mental health?

Please also download and complete Tamalpa UK’s physical & mental questionnaire Physical and Mental Health Survey 2020- 2021

3. Two letters of recommendation.

Please send signed copies of the letters or have your references email their letters directly to us at Handwritten letters will not be accepted. Letters of recommendation must be from teachers, therapists, employers, or other professional relationships only. Letters from friends or family members will not be accepted.

4. A full-length picture of yourself.

Before sending your application pack to Tamalpa UK, please read our Deposit, Cancellation and Refund Policies.

If you choose to email your application packet to us, please be sure to mail us your £700 application fee or call the office at 01303 488 538 to pay your fee with a credit card.

If you are sending your application to us in the post, please be sure to include a cheque for your £700 application fee.  Email your complete application pack to or post to:

Tamalpa UK, 14 Foreland Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT19 6DS

Your application will be reviewed and we will respond within 30 days of the receipt of your complete application packet and application fee. If your application is approved you will receive a letter of acceptance followed by other logistical information.

Note to applicants 
it is required that you read Daria Halprin’s book, The Expressive Body in Life, Art and Therapy, prior to the training program. We strongly recommend that this book and/or a Tamalpa Experience workshop is completed before attending the programme.

Please make and keep copies of ALL records that you email, mail, or hand-deliver to Tamalpa UK, including letters of recommendation. With regards to letters of recommendation, we suggest that you request an additional copy for your own records. Tamalpa UK is not responsible for keeping your records.