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Caring For Your Own Body & Mind – Winter Retreat. 27th – 28th January 2024

January 27 @ 10:00 am - January 28 @ 5:00 pm

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

Tamalpa Winter Retreat – in person with Lian Wilson MSMT/MSME – 27th / 28th January 2024

Retreat focus:

The Tamalpa Winter 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 UK trainings. (Required for anyone contemplating the Level 1 Personal Embodiment training)

The retreat is open to anyone interested in exploring what the wisdom of their own body has to say to them. The weekend is suitable for advanced practitioners and complete beginners.

No art or dance experience is necessary.

Who is the Retreat for?

  1. Are you looking to make changes to your physical, emotional and mental health as you embrace 2024?
  2. Are you holding on to ‘stuff’ that you wish to let go off, clearing the way for new energy and insights?
  3. Are there lifestyle choices you wish to sustain as a daily practice, that you need support making a reality?

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

The Retreat supports:

  • Awakening the powerful connection between mind and body
  • Developing ones own creative expression
  • Deepening physical, emotional and mental awareness
  • Practicing effective witnessing skills
  • Learning creative tools to navigate life’s challenges
  • Igniting an increased sense of wellbeing
  • Reducing stress
  • Time to connect with the wisdom of ones own body

Intention for the weekend

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

The Tools

Movement/Dance/Somatic Movement, creative embodied awareness, mark making and reflective journal writing.

“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 Methods

Participants will be introduced to a number of basic Tamalpa tools: The Psychokinetic Imagery Process, Body Part Mapping and Three levels of awareness and response, as well as practising Witnessing and Active Listening skills.

What you will need

  • Note book and pen
  • Layers of clothing to keep you warm between art activities
  • Bottle of water
  • Travel Mug

Date: 27th – 28th January 2024

Time: Saturday 27th 10.00am – 5.00pm

Sunday 28th 10.00am – 4.30pm

Cost : £225 (concession rates £175 available) + Eventbrite fee

Early bird tickets £135 available for purchase up until 5pm on 15th October 2023.

For further information please contact us: www.tamalpa-uk.org

Lian Wilson MSMT/MSME – Creative Director of Tamalpa UK

Lian is a Master Somatic Movement Therapist MSMT and Master Somatic Movement Educator MSME 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 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.


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