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“Stillness is where creativity and solutions are found.”  Meister Eckhart

Join us for a 4-week class series and dive into creative inquiries to embody radical presence, develop self-compassion, and unearth your body’s resiliency in the New Year.

Workshops feature the Tamalpa Life/Art® methodology: somatic movement, drawing, creative writing, improvisation, and ritual.

Each one of these workshops provides participants with somatic and creative practices that can be further developed and integrated into the daily life. Aspects of the Polyvagal Theory will be used and applied to support self-regulation and provide the ground for the creative work.

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.

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.  Marialuisa is the creator of Mythic Life: Embodying Wisdom, Beauty and Courage where she brings her expertise to work with women empowerment through a forward thinking integration of myth, arts, somatic movement and archetypal psychology (mythiclife.net).

She served as Program Director and core faculty at Tamalpa Institute in California and continues to supervise advanced students’ fieldwork projects. Marialuisa is a registered Expressive Arts Therapist through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) and she is also a registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator from ISMETA – the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association. She holds the office of President on the ISMETA Board of Directors.

What prior participants have said:

“Maria Luisa’s poetic guidance to slow down and tune into the body is a crucial gift in a time when the world seems to be spinning out of control. By turning inward, I gained deeper clarity to ground myself as I move out into the world.” ~ Debra Stuckgold

“I treasure the safe container and creative space Marialuisa holds. Her groundedness and authenticity have helped me connect deeply with my sacred bodymind. I have found her work invaluable.” ~ Dvora Liberman

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.



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.