The body contains our entire life experience. The body, as much as it houses our physical anatomy, correspondingly contains feelings, emotions, memories, thoughts, past/present imprints and future potentials. Our physical bodies are not separate from our feelings and emotions, images, thoughts - our physical anatomy reflects the anatomy of our psyche.
This class is an innovative application of the Tamalpa Life/Art process, originated by Anna Halprin and developed by Daria Halprin, which facilitates, promotes, and leads to creative ways to improve our life. Classes include personal and collective creative explorations in dance, but also drawing and writing. Through these classes, we will actively identify and expand inner resources, change habitual patterns of response, and develop a healthier relationship with our life.
This class is designed for everyone. No previous experience in dance/art needed. Wear comfortable fitness attire, bare foot. Long hair worn up.
Hao Lueckhoff is a Tamalpa Life/Art Practitioner, and an ISMETA Somatic Movement Educator (International Somatic Movement Educators and Therapy Association.)
She uses Tamalpa Life/Art approach to help individuals and collectives find inner resources to express themselves creatively, authentically and artistically, on stage in life.
Tamalpa Life/Art Process
If your body could talk, what would it say? Through guided experiences of movement, drawing, and writing, we look into the mirror through the language of the arts. Using the Tamalpa Life/Art Process, we let our body tell us what it has to say.
The session includes but not necessarily:
- check in, picking a theme to work on
- guided warm up on the floor or on a chair
- guided movement exploration on different levels of space
- guided expression through movement
- guided intuitive drawing
- guided intuitive writing
- check in and closing
Wear comfortable clothing, may bring your own mat if you like. We provide materials for drawing and writing but you can also bring your own materials/journal if you like to use them better.
Example of Life/Art themes according to the Tamalpa method: