Tamalpa UK is a social enterprise and community interest company that launched in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter in April 2012. It is one of five international “Tamalpa branches” invited by the Tamalpa Institute in California to teach the Tamalpa trainings.
For over 40 years the Tamalpa Institute has been based in the San Francisco Bay area in California leading ground breaking training programmes in movement based expressive arts. The Tamalpa Training programmes are now firmly established internationally with branches in France, Germany, South Korea and Latin America.
Tamalpa UK maintains the high standards of an Approved Training Programme of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). Tamalpa graduates who have completed all 3 Levels of the Tamalpa training meet all requirements to become Registered Somatic Movement Educators (RSME) and Therapist (RSMT)
Tamalpa UK’s Core aims:
1: To offer the multi-modal Tamalpa training programmes in the UK, to enable a wider population to be in a position to access the Tamalpa trainings for either personal development or certified practitioner training as a chosen career path.
2: To explore and respond to the question of how the expressive arts might contribute to a more embodied, creative, and participatory world in which art as a healing force is fostered.
3: To offer Tamalpa public classes and workshops to various community groups. Conducting further research into the life changing benefits of Tamalpa Life Art Process®, particularly in areas of Embodied Creativity, Arts & Health, and Social Justice.