Director of Tamalpa Institute & TUK Level 2 Faculty
Daria is the Director of Tamalpa Institute. She teaches Tamalpa UK students online during the European Level 2 hybrid training.
Over 30 years ago, Daria developed an interest in the relationship between the creative process, art expression and psychology, working in dance and theatre labs with artists and psychologists from around the world. She was a member of the Dancers’ Workshop Company, performing nationally and internationally for 15 years.
She is the co-founder of Tamalpa Institute, author of The Expressive Body in Life, Art and Therapy, contributing author of Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy, and chapter Body Ensouled, Enacted, and Entranced, in the book Dance, Somatics and Spirituality.
Her work has made a “significant contribution to the coming of age of expressive arts therapy in relation to our global society” (Jack S. Weller, California Institute of Integral Studies). Daria teaches at universities; growth centres and presents at conferences throughout the world.
She has designed art-based programmes and consulted with community organizations. She maintains a private practice in Marin County, is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist and Registered Somatic Movement Therapist.