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Being Kind to Your Mind & Body Workshop

November 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Putting your own Mind & Body first for a day.

Putting your own Mind & Body first for a day.

When was the last time you listened to what your shoulders needed? Or paid deeper attention to what your gut has been trying to say?

Has your spine and neck felt extra tight or painful lately? Does your mind constantly spin with never ending thoughts?

Have you been looking for ways to bring more joy back into life?

This one day Being Kind to your Mind & Body workshop is dedicated to putting your body, heart and mind first.

Time out to engage with gentle, slow mindful & creative movement that will guide you on a nurturing journey to soothe and be kind to your mind and body.

Utilising practical tools from the Tamalpa Life Art Process® participants will be guided through natural, somatic movement explorations, creative mark making and drawing, weaving in conversations and dialogues with different body parts that intuitively guide you to pay attention.

Leave the day feeling nourished, revived and clearer in yourself.

No Dance or Art experience required – only a desire to pay attention to your own health and happiness.


What you will experience:

  • Warming up & moving your body slowly, identifying which body parts need more attention & exploration
  • Guided movement activities to nourish and take care of your body
  • Creative mark making and drawing
  • Journal writing & creative dialogues
  • Having the opportunity to connect with others in a safe and mindful way
  • A gift to your own mind and body from yourself

What you will need:

  • Oil pastels, or art materials that are easy to switch between drawing and moving.
  • Note book and pen
  • Layers of clothing to keep you warm between art activities
  • Bottle of water
  • Travel Mug
  • A negative rapid flow COVID test result, taken on the day before or morning of workshop.

Please note drawing paper will be provided, there will also be some boxes of oil pastels available for those who do not have access to their own.

Cost: £55 con £39 (plus Eventbrite fee)

Venue: Chichester Memorial Hall, 70 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Kent, CT20 3AR

Date: Sunday 28th November

Time: 10.00am – 15.30pm

For further information email info@tamalpa-uk.org or Tel: 01303 488 538

“Just to say an enormous “thank you” for the wonderful gift you gave me. I have felt quite different since then – looser both mentally and physically – I’ve done quite a lot on self growth before, and can honestly say this was the most painless and enjoyable way I’ve experienced.

If there are more Tamalpa events locally, please keep me posted. Who’d have thought California would arrive in Sandgate!” ~ Workshop participant

About the facilitators

Lian Wilson RSMT/RSME

Lian is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist RSMT and Registered Somatic Movement Educator RSME with ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association) A Tamalpa Practitioner and Dancer. Lian is the Creative Director of Tamalpa UK and an internationally respected Tamalpa teacher.

Her primary interest and passion is in the development of health and wellbeing in individuals and diverse communities through the participation and education of the benefits of dance and somatic movement based expressive arts, notably through the Tamalpa Life Art Process ®.

She was an Assistant Researcher at the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University, supporting research into the benefits of Arts & Health, Dance and Dementia and Dance for Falls Prevention.

In her personal & professional life Lian draws upon her love of movement, creativity, nature and ongoing daily practice of living and sustaining a healthy life.



November 28, 2021
10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Chicester Memorial Hall
70 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Sandgate
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3AR United Kingdom