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Creative Tools for Inspired Everyday Living

September 23, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A four week course to explore and gather creative resources to support resilience this Autumn as we transition into Winter

The online course consists of 4 x Thursday morning Tamalpa classes starting on Thursday 23rd September, led by Lauren Dowse.

Participants will have the opportunity to connect with their physical, emotional and mental body in a safe and encouraging way to cultivate a deeper connection with their body’s wisdom and the power of the imagination. Lauren will guide participants through a number of Tamalpa Life Art Process activities to explore and gather creative resources that support resilience during this time of transition into Winter.

Come and explore and nurture your creative self and experience nourishment, joy and vitality through the Tamalpa Life Art process.

No art or movement experience is necessary.

We will honour the rhythm of nature by acknowledging this time of Autumn Equinox, a time of perfect balance, light and dark in harmony again for the final harvest. Through movement, mark making and poetic writing we will explore what you want to harvest into your life….gathering visions together in our creative community.

The majority of the class is movement and creative activity based and does not involve looking directly at your screen for the whole duration.

Taking care of your body is a primary intention.

Class will meet from 10.30am – 12.00pm on the following Thursday mornings:

  • Thursday September 23rd 2021
  • Thursday September 30th 2021
  • Thursday October 7th 2021
  • Thursday 14th October 2021

Register for all four classes by 22nd to pay £55 instead of £60 and save on weekly Eventbrite fees or pay as you go.

For further information contact info@tamalpa-uk.org

About Lauren Dowse

Lauren has worked in the field of dance/performance for the past 25 years. She started her training at the National Centre for Circus Arts, London, and her professional career began as a collaboration with music producer Sven Vath, where she devised, directed and choreographed large scale live art and music events. Lauren continued working with numerous artists in many contexts for stage and television. She then took her work into the education and outreach sector devising and delivering projects for young vulnerable women, disadvantaged families and young adults with Autism.

Lauren teaches creative movement classes and expressive arts workshops in has taught in many settings including The Royal Shakespeare Co, University of Brighton and Clean Break, a theatre-based education company supporting the rehabilitation of women with experience of the criminal justice system. Lauren has spent the last 7 years devising and developing projects for people in recovery from all forms of addiction and her work is sponsored by Create Recovery Arts Charity.

Lauren was awarded an ArtCorps Scholarship for commendable work from the Tamalpa Institute where she studied both in the UK and USA and is now a qualified Tamalpa Practitioner. Lauren has a first class BA Hons in Dance and Visual Art, from the University of Brighton.

Through working with numerous artists and collaborators over the decades Lauren developed a passionate commitment to raising awareness of supporting recovery from all forms of addiction using the arts, having experienced the impact that creativity had, not only on her own wellbeing, but on the people she worked with. Lauren is currently presenting expressive performance based lectures on addiction through her own autobiographical enactment of recovery, she is also a visual artist and writer, her poetry and artwork have been used for various publications, including Soul and Spirit in Dance Movement Psychotherapy by Dr Jill Hayes, Jessica Kingsley Publishers.