Tamalpa Institute Calendar of Events

Level 1 Training Program - Weekend Format

April 2017 - March 2018

Early registration discount - Apply by February 15, 2017!

The year-long weekend training format begins in the Spring of each year. Participants meet for 3-day weekends(Friday -Sunday), 4-day intensives (Thursday - Sunday), and one 5-day intensive (Wednesday-Sunday). Most training days are 10:00AM to 5:30PM. Some Thursdays begin at 1:30PM and end at 5:30PM.

Between each weekend session students are given extensive "home play" so that students can practice integrating the work into their daily lives. Exercises in the form of journal writing, drawings and short movement practices are utilized to both assimilate the material explored during each weekend and prepare for the following one.

Visit here for more information on the Level 1 Training Program and for Level 1 application information click here.


The Level 1 Training Program is taught by a remarkable team of Tamalpa core faculty members:

Adriana Marchione, MA, REAT, RSMT, has a well-established expressive arts practice in San Francisco and is a leader in the field based on her twenty years of experience in the arts as an exhibiting visual artist, movement educator, Argentine tango dancer, arts curator, performer and healing artist. Adriana has presented at international conferences and spearheaded many noteworthy projects and programs including the Spirit in the Arts exhibit program at California Institute of Integral Studies where she was art curator and director from 2002-2009. Adriana specializes in addiction/recovery and has developed a specific body of work offering creative healing opportunities for people in recovery from all forms of addiction. Currently, Adriana has created "When the Fall Comes," a poetry and performance project that has culminated in a film based on her own life story encountering intimate grief and loss. This grief project illustrates the Life/Art Process, life informing our art and art informing our life for personal and collective healing.

Joy Cosculluela, MFA, RSMT, RSME, is a movement artist, a performance maker, a cultural connector, and a great lover of stories that speak of shared and diverse human experience. Joy has trained extensively and performed with Anna Halprin in numerous events including “Seasons/Awaken,” “Spirit of Place,” and the seminal “Parades and Changes.” Joy founded the Wayfinders Performance Group and produced and directed “Homing Devices,” a full-length dance-theatre performance with international performers exploring stories of home. She co-directed “Between Shadow and Light,” a site-specific performance that collaborated with musicians and artists from the Bay Area. Joy is Artistic Director of “Swimming the Waters,” which explores various sites in San Francisco to encourage awareness of our environmental landscapes. She appears as lead artist in Daria Martin’s film “Minotaur” and has performed in “Without Us” by Inkboat.

Maria Luisa Diaz de Leon Zuloaga, MA, RSME, RSMT, is a psychologist, researcher, and movement specialist. Core Faculty member and Program Director at Tamalpa Institute, she obtained her M.A. in Engaged Humanities with Emphasis in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her Master’s thesis, Somaphilia: Remembering the Soul and the Aesthetics of Being, expands upon the somatic, mythological, depth psychological, and archetypal dimensions of Tamalpa Institute’s Body Part Mythologies. Maria Luisa’s professional experience in psychology and the arts spans fifteen years and includes the areas of education, private practice, and community intervention. Maria Luisa has worked with many diverse populations, most recently with Latin American immigrants in San Francisco and she has conducted research projects on addiction in her native Guadalajara, Mexico and on trauma associated with domestic violence in San Francisco, CA. Maria Luisa teaches seminars and presents in conferences internationally and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA).


Level 1 - Weekend Training Program
Total Hours: 300 hours
(235 contact/studio hours + 65 home-based study hours)
Tuition: $6,000
($500 off with application submission by February 15, 2017)

*For complete information on tuition & fees click here

Early Registration Application Deadline:

February 15, 2017
(with $75 non-refundable application fee)

Application Deadline:

March 1, 2017
(with $75 non-refundable application fee)

Tuition Deposit:
(upon acceptance)
March 15, 2017
($500 deposit due; $175 is non-refundable)
Tuition Balance Deadline: March 28, 2017

Level 1 - Weekend Training Program
*Note: All dates are subject to change.*
2017 2018

April 6 - 9

May 12 - 14

June 1 -3

July 7 - 9

August 4 - 6

September 8 - 10

October 5 - 8

November 3 - 5

December 1 - 3

January 4 - 7

Jan. 31 - Feb. 4

March 2 - 4


Visit here for more information on the Level 1 Training Program and for Level 1 application information go here.


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