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Taste of Tamalpa: An Intro to the Tamalpa Life/Art Process®

Saturday, December 15th • 2:00 – 4:00pm

Tamalpa Life/Art Process® is a movement-based expressive arts practice that combines dance, visual arts, voice, and creative writing to access the innate wisdom of the body and the transformative power of the imagination. This work illuminates the connections between art and life and breaks down the barriers between those who identify as dancers/artists, and those who feel new to these mediums. No prior experience or ability level is required. Please bring your curiosity and willingness to explore a realm where personal themes meet creative play. There will be movement as well as time spent on the floor with arts mediums, so please consider bringing a water bottle, personal journal, layered clothing and any mats, cushions, etc. you may desire for comfort. All necessary drawing and writing materials will be provided.

Ashley Crofoot, MA, RSMT, is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, Certified Tamalpa Practitioner, ecopsychologist, lover of dance and embodied poetics. With early roots in midwifery, Ashley holds an undergraduate degree in Body-Based Expressive Arts from Prescott College, and a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University. She teaches regionally and maintains a private practice based in Indianapolis, where she applies body-based mindfulness, expressive arts, ecopsychology, Somatic Experiencing, and other somatic psychology practices to support growth and healing.

Register/Pay: You pay $25 (+ $2 online processing fee)

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With grateful hearts…

On behalf of all of us at IMAC and NoExit Performance, THANK YOU to all of you who brought your beautiful energy and enthusiasm to our first OPEN Indy experience. Whether you were a workshop participant, performance participant and/or an audience member, we could not have pulled this off without you. To put something of this magnitude together requires moving at least a couple of mountains, but the satisfaction of sharing such a rich experience with this community makes it all worth it. We are all so grateful to Gerry Trentham for being so instrumental in the success of this project. If you are so moved, please consider helping us reach our final fundraising goal so we are able to pay all the fantastic, talented people in our community who helped make this happen! Any amount can help. Keep in touch with us at IMAC and NoExit Performance for more delicious opportunities to learn, grow and connect.

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If you weren’t for you…

Thank you to our every growing community of OPEN Indy Supporters: Bethany & Aaron Bak, Amy Barragree, Sean & Michelle Buchanan, Yvette Cecille, Faith Cohen, Lauren Curry, Eve Earley, Amy Baum Goodwin, Cheryl Gregory, Benjamin Hanna, Sarah Harrell, Ronald & MaryJane Hartman, JoAnn Hirata, Freddie Kelvin, Mary Mitchell, Heidi Keller Phillipps, Cindy & Kyle Ragsdale, Ingrid Sato, Ashley Sherman, Idrienne Steiman, Hadar Tann, and Jenny Thomas.

We are at 90% of our OPEN Indy fundraising goal! Can you help us reach the finish line? We would be so grateful for your support.


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What is OPEN Indy?

OPEN Indy (Original. Performance. Experiments. Now.) is a new program for performers of all disciplines in the Indianapolis area, conceived by Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective and NoExit Performance, that provides accessible, professional, and dynamic training opportunities. Each year, OPEN Indy will bring top-notch interdisciplinary teachers and artists to our community for master classes and performances geared toward all levels of experience, from the novice to the professional.

Please consider supporting this program, thank you.

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