state theta galleries
state theta galleries
state theta galleries

Centre for the Development of Movement, Health and the Arts in East Lothian

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Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation, all classes and workshops at State Theta Galleries prior to September 2020 will now either be postponed or will run online via ZOOM.

Tamalpa Life Art Process

“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.”
To find out more about other opportunities to join this collective celebration, sign up to receive the Tamalpa Institute newsletter and the Tamalpa UK newsletter.

In the spirit of gratitude and in honour of Anna’s Life, legacy and inspiration we have created this short film.

Tamalpa Workshops

Tamalpa UK runs regular workshops alongside the training programme to allow participants to explore and deepen into the Tamalpa Life Art Process. These include:

Meet The Work workshops are a shorter experience than our two day workshops and designed for those who are interested in taking a first step into experienceing the Tamalpa Work. These workshops will introduce participants to Tamalpa and our inter-modal approach. They will include movement, dance, drawing and writing

The Tamalpa Experience Workshop introduces an approach that enlivens dialogue between body and imagination, life experiences and art making. Using movement, drawing, writing and improvisational performance, participants will tap into art's symbolic language to explore current life themes and generate new resources.

Summer Retreats: These two day online retreats offer the opportunity to drop into the powerful intelligence of the body, to play and express with imagination through the arts, to move and dance in a way that unlocks the body’s own wisdom and to bring new vision to the life themes that matter to us in our daily lives.

No previous dance or art experience needed for the three workshops mentioned above.

Graduate Workshops: An opportunity for Tamalpa Training Graduates to continue to develop their practice, share resources, explore needs and develop a supportive community.

Who should attend?

If you are interested in hosting a workshop in your area or would like to participate in any of the workshops please contact us:

Level 1 Training

New Programme begins April 2022

Click below for information on Tamalpa UK outreach projects in Europe and avenues for joining the active adult arts educators community formed as part of the vision behind the T-Art project

Outreach Projects

Workshop Schedules

State Theta Galleries

Facilitated by Audicia Lynne Morley


  • Tamalpa Experience Workshop.

If your body could speak, what would it say?

These 2-day intensive workshops are designed to give participants an experiential understanding of our work in movement-based expressive arts.

The Tamalpa Experience: introduces an approach that enlivens dialogues between body and imagination, life experiences and art making. Using movement, drawing, writing and improvisational performance, participants will tap into art’s symbolic language to explore current life themes and generate new resources for personal and professional use.

Recommended as an introduction to our larger training programmes.


  • Zoom.


  • £200 / £165


  • 10.30am – 5.30pm


  • Dates for 2021 TBA

For further information or to register email or Tel: 07868 705908 

conscious dance conference

Conscious Dance

Audicia Lynne Morley RSMT/E Co director of Tamalpa UK was invited to speak in first online Conscious Dance Conference during November 1-6, 2019. (Vimeo)

View video recording

Sandgate, Kent and London

Facilitated by Lian Wilson


  • Tamalpa New Year Retreat

Caring for your own body and mind.

Time and Spaceto reconnect with your own body’s wisdom. Recharge yourself in this two day retreat and leave with practical life resources.


  • Zoom.


  • £200 / £165


  • 10.30am - 1.00pm and 2.30pm – 5.30pm


  • 30th/31st January 2021

See the Tamalpa-UK website for further information on the variety of workshops on offer.

For further details or to register for workshops in Sandgate, contact:
Lian Wilson
t: +44 (0) 1303 488 538
m:+44 (0) 7971 070 620
Visit the Tamalpa-UK website.

Watch this video from Daria Halprin, one of the founders of the Tamalpa Life Art Process.

Tamalpa-UK runs the Level 1 Personal Mythology Training, based on the work of Anna Halprin and Daria Halprin, in Kent annually.

This is a unique, year-long movement based expressive arts programme run in association with The Tamalpa Institute, California.