“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 around the world. The Tamalpa Institute, International Tamalpa branches and Associates celebrate the life’s work of this amazing woman, co-founder of The Tamalpa Institute, who continues to be a source of inspiration, peace, and social transformation.”
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In the spirit of gratitude and in honour of Anna’s Life, legacy and inspiration we have created this short film.
Tamalpa UK - Level 1 Training
New Programme begins January 2021
Tamalpa UK offers both the year long weekend training as well as introductory day, weekend and summer workshops.
Level One Personal Mythology Training
This is a unique, year-long movement based expressive arts programme run in association with The Tamalpa Institute, California.
Due to the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic and uncertainty of developments of the virus across the Globe, our next Tamalpa Personal Embodiment training will be held online for the next academic year.
The Online training programme will start on the 7th January 2021 using the Zoom and Moodle online platforms.
An Early Bird price is available until mid September. See here for detail.
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).
Our graduates go on to work in the fields of arts and health, expressive arts therapy, education, consultation, health care and the arts.
You can get a flavour of the course by attending any of the regular TUK Experiential Workshops.
Tamalpa-UK was founded in 2012 by creative director, Lian Wilson.
For further details please visit: www.tamalpa-uk.org
The Tamalpa approach has been employed in the following events run by State Theta Galleries.
For me to dance is to live.
Here I can dance all the life that I have experienced
The life I haven't experienced
The life that I want to experience
And the life that I don't want to experience.
It is like having an extra life and it is a real life.
I want to learn more from my dance.
I want to live that wisdom more,
That wisdom that is in my body.
All that I know when I dance I want to know in my life when I'm not dancing.
I want to dance my life.
(Training student, Denmark)
Tamalpa UK - graduate testimonials
"I cannot praise this work enough and I encourage anyone wanting to go on a deep path of human courage, personal development, creative empowerment and embodied knowing to say YES! to joining the Bold and expansive world of Tamapla."
"I would like to thank Lian, Audicia and H-J, the Tamalpa UK team, for the careful design and structure of the training and for their skill-full and delightful facilitation which allowed me to explore and experiment. I developed and uncovered new layers of body awareness and imagination while learning about and using some of the tools and methods of the Tamalpa Life/Art process. The Tamalpa UK team did a great job when we had to go online. It was a creative and positive experience".
"Level 1 has been a life changing experience for me: it reconnected me with my body and showed me how I can tap into my body intelligence and creativity to heal past wounds and navigate current life challenges. By the end of the course I felt much more confident and resourceful in my life especially when confronted with difficult situations".
"Describing my experience of undertaking Level 1 is something I always struggle to find words for as it is an experience that sinks beneath language and concepts. It has been a journey into a far deeper awareness and knowing located within the body: an amplifying of intuition and a process of gaining trust in my body's inherent wisdom - the wisdom of bones, muscle, emotion and imagination. Level 1 is both a personal and group journey and one of the things I have most appreciated is the interaction between those two facets, and how learning to trust my body has also been a process of learning to trust others too. A process of opening out to the world and an amazing and joyful opportunity to move, dance, draw and play! When the training moved online, it was a real revelation to see how possible it was to continue, despite the lack of physical proximity and even find new resources through the camera and my home environment. Whilst nothing can replace an in person experience, it was amazing to see what can be achieved through skilled leadership and the flexible Tamalpa tools. For these times in particular, this new, recycled version of Tamalpa Level 1 has been a precious gift."What's On