Tamalpa Institute
About / Bio
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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Tamalpa Experience: Dialogues Between Life & Art with Adriana Marchione
January 20 @ 10:00 am - January 21 @ 5:00 pm PST
Singing Body with Dohee Lee
March 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Special Workshop with Anna Halprin
April 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Tamalpa Experience: Dialogues Between Life & Art with Rosario Sammartino
May 19 @ 10:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Tamalpa Summer Workshop Movement as a Life/Art Process
June 18 @ 10:00 am - June 22 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Tamalpa Experience: Dialogues Between Life & Art with Rosario Sammartino
September 15 @ 10:00 am - September 16 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Healing the Wounds of History through Transformative Theatre with Armand Volkas
October 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Life/Art Dances Weekend Workshop with Daria Halprin
October 27 @ 10:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Bring Your Imagination to Life: An Introduction to Scoring & Performance with Joy Cosculluela
November 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm PST