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Mind, Heart & Body, Tamalpa UK Summer Retreat – 22nd & 23rd July 2023

July 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - July 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

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

Tamalpa UK Summer Retreat – In person with Laura Colomban RSMT/RSME & Lian Wilson MSMT/MSME, 22nd – 23rd July 2023

We are delighted to be offering the popular Tamalpa UK non-residential Summer Retreat in person once again. Gift yourself or a loved one the opportunity to indulge in this two day in person retreat in Sandgate, Kent facilitated in a safe and compassionate way.

The weekend is an opportunity to unwind, relax and recharge, physically, emotionally and mentally.

The Tamalpa UK Summer Retreat is skilfully facilitated with guided Somatic movement explorations and creative activities designed to support you to leave the weekend feeling recharged and equipped with practical resources to support your current goals in life.

“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 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: 22nd – 23rd July 2023

Time: Saturday 22nd 10.00am – 5.00pm

Sunday 23rd 10.00am – 4.30pm

Cost : £195 (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 what your body needs’

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:

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

Please note all movement and activities will take place inside the Chichester Memorial Hall in Sandgate. For further information please contact us via our website: www.tamalpa-uk.org

Tel: 01303 488 538

Main Event Image credit: Cottonbro Studio

Image credit: rfstudio – nurturing creative expression

About the Facilitators

About Laura Colomban, RSMT/RSME

Laura Colomban is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and Educator (ISMETA Institute of Somatic Embodied Therapy Association)and Associate Teacher for Tamalpa UK.

Her methodologies and approach to the body are rooted in the Tamalpa Life / Art Process® and Atem-Tonus-Ton, which she practises as a therapist since 2012 in group and individual sessions.

Producer and co-founder of the Podcast DanceOutsideDance, she graduated with distinction at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London (Master of Fine Arts, Creative Dance Practice), where she has propelled her research on soma, sound and technologically mediated performance practices.

She is fond of collaborative processes, collective making and learning, to create an inclusive teaching methodology in conversation with the politics of everyday life.

Lian Wilson MSMT/MSME

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 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.

Image: Beach coastline from Folkestone to Sandgate in Kent. Participants love and enjoy their quite or social time by the sea and in the surrounding natural landscapes.


July 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am
July 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Chicester Memorial Hall
70 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Sandgate
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3AR United Kingdom