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The Tamalpa Experience with DARIA HALPRIN

  • 4 Jun 2023
  • 8 Jun 2023
  • Mt. Madonna Center

Tamalpa Experience introduces an approach that enlivens dialogue between body and imagination, life experiences and art making, creativity and healing.

Presented by Tamalpa Institute

Grounded on the Halprin work, the Tamalpa Experience introduces an approach that enlivens dialogue between body and imagination, life experiences and art making, creativity and healing. While on this retreat, you will be introduced to the foundational methods and models of the Tamalpa Life/Art Process.

Through the use of movement, drawing, poetic writing, improvisational performance and ritual, you will tap into art’s symbolic language to encounter and explore current life themes, generating new resources to apply in your personal and professional life.

Drawing from Anna Halprin’s Movement Ritual, Natan Daskal will begin each morning with somatic awareness and movement exercises to awaken and tune the physical body. Throughout the day, you will be guided to explore your personal material through a model that interweaves movement/dance, visual art and poetic narrative, opening doorways of insight, creativity and play.

Daria will introduce Body Part Mapping and the Self Portrait Process, visual and narrative maps that will lead you into the themes, memories and dreams that inform your life. Individual and collective life narratives will provide material to generate encounters and inspire embodied models for change.

Dohee Lee will draw from her practice in Korean Shamanism and performative ritual by utilizing techniques that connect to voice, body, heartbeat and spirit.

Over the course of the week, through group interaction and collaboration, we will form a community for healing art and ritual. The workshop will conclude with a Planetary Peace Dance.

Once you have registered with us, we will confirm your payment and email you a link to the Mt. Madonna website where you can register for housing. Please note that housing costs cover your lodging, meals, and use of the facilities during the retreat. We look forward to seeing you at the Mt. Madonna Center!

Daria Halprin, MA, REAT, RSMT: Daria Halprin is among the leading pioneers in the field of movement/dance, expressive arts education and therapy. With Anna Halprin she co-founded Tamalpa Institute and was instrumental in the development of the Halprin Life/Art Process, as an innovative approach to psychology, artistic practice and dance as a healing force. In addition to leading trainings in the Halprin work at Tamalpa Institute, she has served on faculty at the European Graduate School, JFKU, CIIS, Alanus and Esalen Institute and has presented at numerous conferences and universities worldwide.

Dohee Lee, RSME: Born on Jeju Island in South Korea, Dohee Lee studied Korean dance, music, percussion and vocals at the master level in Korea, and is a member of Tamalpa’s core faculty. She has been a vital contributor to both the traditional and contemporary arts landscape of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Lee is artistic director of PURI Arts and has been a guest instructor at San FranciscoState University, Saint Mary’s College, UC Berkeley, UC Riverside andNorthern Illinois University.

Natan Daskal, Bfa, MA: Natan combines his love of nature, dedication to social justice, and commitment to personal development under Tamalpa Institute’s approach to learning and living artfully. He has taught movement and the expressive arts to children, youth, and adults in diverse settings. Natan is a member of Tamalpa’s core faculty, and has extensive teaching experience working directly with Anna Halprin as her teaching assistant in public workshops and classes. Natan received his MA in Education at Goddard College where he studied the intersection of somatics, creativity, and community education.

Workshop Registration Details:

o Workshop fee: $625

o $250 non-refundable deposit required to hold your spot

o Full payment due by April 28, 2023

o $250 deposit is transferrable if your participation is cancelled by April 27, 2023

o No refunds after April 27, 2023 unless the vacancy gets filled

Dates: June 4-8, 2023

Times: All day

Location: Mt. Madonna Center, 445 Summit Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076

Cost: $625 workshop fee only; housing costs separate


Registration information & housing costs:

Registration link:

1321 Antoine Dr.
Houston, TX 77055


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