Online Series: Embodying Your Heart’s Wisdom in Art and Life ~ with Marialuisa Diaz de Leon Z

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4 Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18 & 25 | 9am-10:45am PT | $80 for the series

Begin the new year diving into the wisdom of your heart. From a physiological perspective the human heart is an organ central to the circulatory system. From an archetypal perspective the human heart is an organ central to our imagination, intellect, and aesthetic sensitivity. The intention for this 4-week series is to explore, express, embody, and bridge into your life, the wisdom of your own heart. Participants will enter the somatic, imaginal, and relational realms of their heart and will learn that there is a connective tissue, a fluid rich membrane, between those realms. At the end of the series participants will gain embodied and creative resources to cultivate a practice of connecting with the heart, speaking from the heart, listening to the heart and, most importantly, trusting the heart’s wisdom in their day-to-day lives and relationships.

No dance or art experience needed.

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

What prior participants have said:

Marialuisa’s work has provided rich nourishment for my mind, body and soul in it’s unique blend of theory, practice and spiritual depth.  She offered scientific knowledge as a scaffold through which to enter somatic experience, which in turn acted as a gateway into a deeper connection with myself and the mysteries beyond. Her gentle focused presence, attentive listening and heartfelt aesthetic responses created a safe and trusting space despite the limitations of an online connection. Katy Menell

Artwork by Judith Klein

Marialuisa Diaz de Leon

Marialuisa Diaz de Leon, MA, REAT, RSME/T.

Therapist, movement specialist, mythologist, educator, researcher, and performer born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Marialuisa’s professional experience in psychology, somatics, and the arts spans over twenty years and includes work in education, private practice, and community intervention. She served as Program Director at Tamalpa Institute and is core faculty for the Level 1 Weekday training program. Marialuisa is the creator of Mythic Life: Embodying Wisdom, Beauty and Courage where she brings her expertise to work with women’s empowerment through a forward thinking integration of myth, arts, somatic movement and archetypal psychology( She is on faculty at SouthWestern College in Santa Fe, NM and holds the office of President for the ISMETA Board of Directors.

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 7:30AM 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

Payment is for the full series. Drop-in payments for single sessions are not available for this series.

For security purposes, you are required to have a registered Zoom account to attend a Tamalpa Institute workshop.  You can join Zoom for free by visiting their website HERE. If you are not a registered Zoom user, you will be unable to join the class.

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