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Caring For Your Own Body & Mind – New Year Retreat. 29 – 30th January 2022

January 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am - January 30, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

‘Time & Space’ to reconnect with your own body’s wisdom. Recharge yourself in this two day retreat & leave with practical life resources.
‘Time & Space’ to reconnect with your own body’s wisdom. Recharge yourself in this two day retreat & leave with practical life resources.

Tamalpa New Year Retreat – in person with

Helen-Jane Ridgeway, UKCP – 29th / 30th January 2022

Has 2021 been a difficult year for you? Were you made redundant, furloughed or found yourself struggling to cope with the stress brought on by the uncertainty and impact of the on going COVID-19 pandemic?

Perhaps 2021 was an unexpected life changer and now you are looking to implement more permanent changes in your life for 2022, that support a happier and healthier existence? Or maybe you are simply seeking some focused and restorative time for yourself?

Gift yourself or a loved one the opportunity to indulge in this two day in person retreat on the Kent coast, facilitated in a safe and compassionate way.

An opportunity to unwind, relax and recharge, physically, emotionally and mentally.

The retreat is facilitated with guided movement explorations and creative activities designed to support you to leave the weekend feeling recharged and equipped with practical resources to support your goals for the year ahead.

“I found the Tamalpa tools helped me to cut through the clutter of everyday life and be kind to myself for a couple of days. I had time to relax and evaluate what was important to me and create some positive ideas to make space in my life for the things that have real meaning to me, amazing!” ~ Retreat participant

The Tamalpa New Year Retreat is a dynamic embodied experience of the Tamalpa Life Art Process, it can be used as a stand alone experience or a an introduction to the larger Tamalpa trainings.

Date: 29th – 30th January 2022

Time: Saturday 29th 10.00am – 5.00pm

Sunday 30th 10.00am – 4.30pm

Cost : £200(concession rates £165 available)

Example of a typical retreat day:

Morning session 1

10.00am – 13.30pm (includes a short break)

• Arrival and welcome

• Guided somatic movement explorations – ‘Arriving in Your Body’

• Creative drawing & writing explorations – ‘Identifying A Core Life theme’

13.30: Lunch Break – 1 hour

Afternoon session 2

14.00pm – 17.00pm (includes a short break)

Guided movement explorations – ‘Reigniting Life Vitality’

• Introduction to a key basic Tamalpa Life Art Process tool

• Further expressive art explorations – ‘Identifying Life Resources’

• Digestive quite time

• Closing activities

17:00: Finish

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

For further information please contact:  info@tamalpa-uk.org

Photo credit : Lauren Dowse

Helen-Jane Ridgeway, UKCP

Helen-Jane Ridgeway is a UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapist & Supervisor, a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist (specialising in working with trauma), Organisational Coach, a body worker, movement innovator and choreographer and Breath~Body~Mind Trainer.

She is a Tamalpa Movement-based Expressive Arts Therapist & Clinical and Ethics Director of Tamalpa UK.

Helen-Jane’s previous professional career in dance, performing arts, choreography and dance education, (teaching in the UK and Europe) has afforded her a special interest and unique understanding of the mind/body relationship.
Throughout the UK, Europe and USA she offers embodied movement workshops and trainings, Tamalpa Life/Art Process workshops and Breath~Body~Mind trainings.


January 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am
January 30, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


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