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In this workshop series we will explore creative pathways to embody vitality. We’ll deepen our movement awareness and expressiveness, and we’ll use performance as a portal to activate our sense of aliveness and presence, and to generate images of renewal. Through the lens of the Life/Art Process, we’ll begin by tuning in to bodily sensations and journey outward by developing our range of movement. Weaving in our imagination, we’ll explore dances of our bones, nerves, and hearts as inspiration for performance. Along the way, we’ll share mini-performances where we witness and are witnessed by others.

Over the course of the series, we’ll create a vitality art journal, composed of images, words, and other materials that give form to our dances.  At the end of the series, we’ll gather the essence of our journal and perform our re-vitalizing dances to remember who we are and who we may become, to reach down to the roots of our vitality.

Open to all. No art/performance experience required. Willingness to explore, yes!

To get the most out of this online series, please prepare a comfortable space to move in with access to your online device. Also, have art supplies ready at hand for drawing activities, and paper and pen for journaling and creative writing exercises.

*Featured photos by Victoria Montero. Joy Cosculluela and The Wayfinding Performance Group.

Joy Cosculluela

Joy Cosculluela, RSME, MFA, CMT is a performing artist, choreographer, bodyworker, and somatic movement educator.  Joy is a Filipino immigrant working with themes of belonging, identity, home. She is artistic director of Wayfinding Performance Group, a multicultural group of artists in San Francisco and has presented numerous works in various venues. She has performed with Anna Halprin & The Sea Ranch Collective (Seasons, Spirit of Place, Parades and Changes). She continues to find joy and inspiration through collaborations with various Bay Area artists (Diana Lara, Christine Germaine, Laurie Buenafe, Stacey Goodman, and many more). Joy is director of Performance Lab SF, where she offers classes to encourage creativity and is also co-director of EAR to the Ground Productions, an organization that holds street performances in response to current events. Joy holds a Master’s in Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College and is core faculty at Tamalpa Institute. wayfindingperformance.com.

PLEASE NOTE: After paying via PayPal below, you will automatically be directed to a Zoom Meeting Registration Page. You must complete the information on the Meeting Registration page in order to receive your Zoom link for the class. If you do not receive an email from Tamalpa Institute Workshops with your Zoom link, please email Workshops at Tamalpa at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the workshop.




  • Registration closes 8:30AM Pacific Time on the first day of the series
  • Refunds will only be given if cancellation is received at least 48 hours before the start of the first class
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