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Tamalpa Institute
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Tamalpa Institute, founded in 1978 by dance and expressive arts therapy pioneers Anna Halprin and Daria Halprin, is a non-profit organization internationally recognized for its ground breaking training programs & workshops in a unique approach to movement based expressive arts education and therapy.

We offer expressive arts training programs and workshops for healing, education, and social transformation. Our innovative work has been brought into classrooms, businesses, hospitals, mental health care settings, hospices, prisons, and disadvantaged communities, among others. The Tamalpa Life/Art Process®, which combines movement, dance, drawing, and writing, has influenced the fields of dance, environmental design, theater, movement therapy, and art-based psychology. Our approach is based on the theory that people’s own life experiences are the most meaningful sources for artistic expression and social change.

Tamalpa has worked with over 10,000 people from more than 50 countries, including students, educators, therapists, artists, social workers, and health care providers. Today our movement-based, expressive-arts training programs are ranked among the best in the world. And our public and social engagement programs serve diverse communities from all walks of life, including children, elders, and virtually everyone in between.

Tamalpa Institute’s programs are recognized by the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA) and the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA).
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Online Series: Documenting your Life/Art Process ~ with Iu-Hui Chua
August 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT
Online Series: Movement Ritual and Dance Explorations: Slowing down and finding support ~ with Joy Cosculluela
August 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
Online workshop: Re-Bodying Life: Tamalpa Life/Art Process for Trauma Healing ~ with Dr. Rosario Sammartino
August 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Online Series: Equilibrium: Fall Equinox Explorations~ with Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell
September 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
Online Series: Reclaiming Stillness: Artful Ways for Navigating Anxiety and Cultivating Resiliency ~ with Marialuisa Diaz de Leon Z
September 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am PDT
Online Series: Body Mapping ~ with Natan Daskal
September 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
Online Workshop: Singing Body ~ with Dohee Lee
September 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Online Series: Our Creation Stories: A Performance Workshop ~ with Joy Cosculluela Through the lens
September 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Free! Zoom informational session for Level 1 Online Training Program 2022
October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT