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Taking Care of Yourself Creatively this Festive Season

December 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

A Gift for your Soul this December.

A heart warming day to spend time connecting with your creative self, time to nourish, de-stress and re-charge.

December can be extra challenging with the festive season, family, work, commitments, caring for others, shopping, hosting, social isolation, parties, over indulgence, and little time to spend quality time to connect with ones own health and wellbeing.

Why not gift Sunday the 12th of December to yourself, a family member or friend?

Sign up for the Taking Care of Yourself Tamalpa workshop.

This one day workshop is dedicated to slowing down, reconnecting with ones creative self and nourishing ones body and mind, to top up on ‘feeling energised’ before heading fully into the Holiday season.

Utilising practical tools from the Tamalpa Life Art Process® participants will be guided through soothing somatic movement explorations, up-lifting dances, improvised mark making/drawing, creative journal writing and soulful poetry.

Leave the day feeling rested, enlivened and recharged.

No Dance or Art experience required – only a wish to look after your own health and happiness, further up your list of priorities.

What you will experience:

  • Warming up & moving your body slowly, identifying which body parts need more attention & exploration
  • Fun, uplifting expressive dancing
  • 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 mind and body

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) ( NHS staff are invited to attend for free)

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

Date: Sunday 12th December

Time: 10.00am – 15.30pm

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

If you are an NHS staff member, please contact us on the above email or telephone number to reserve your place. Proof of being a NHS staff member will be required)

Workshop participants poem –

About the facilitator

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.


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