Spring-Summer 2020 Teaching

Due to Covid-19 and Shelter In Place,

classes have been moved to Zoom.

Movement Ritual & Dance Explorations (Hosted by Tamalpa Institute)

Celebrating Anna Halprin's 100th Birthday!

Start or end your day with a sense of well-being. Movement Ritual is a series of flowing movements that help release unnecessary tension, heighten body awareness, and spark creative expression.  No dance experience needed.

More information and registration: 


Tamalpa Institute Training Program. Photo: Joy Cosculluela.

Embracing Body and Earth
May 2nd
May16th (full / closed)
May 30th (a few spaces left)
JUNE 13th  (open)
12 - 1:20 pm 
ZOOM online
Class size limited to 12.
FREE/ by donation (Via Paypal:  joycos2002@yahoo.com.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Even if we're not able to be physically together, we're able to sense, feel, and imagine nature through our bodies.
In this class, we reconnect with our bodies and our shared experience.
We access our creative capacity to listen and harvest nature's rhythms, patterns, and qualities, which support and revitalize our sense of well-being.
I draw on various resources:  my work with Anna Halprin and senior faculty from Tamalpa Institute, 
somatic and performance projects, indigenous wisdom, our bodies, and earth herself.
Have a comfortable space to move and drawing / writing materials ready.
Email me to let me know and I'll send you the link:  joycos2002@gmail.com

Photos left to right:  Bridget Koehler, Iu-Hui Chua, Bridget Koehler

Tamalpa Institute

Kentfield, CA

Photos: Joy Cosculluela, MFA, RSME

Core Faculty 

Tamalpa Institute

Kentfield, CA


Tamalpa Institute Training Program. Photos: Joy Cosculluela. All rights reserved.

Spring 2019

Movement & Performance Practice

San Francisco, CA

"The Pods" Artistic Director: Lesley Ehrenfeld Chapman.

Photography:  rickchapman.com

As our bodies transition from winter to spring ~

Cocooning as our starting inspiration

Exploring somatic states and sensations,

 activation and expression.

Our work draws from Anna Halprin & 

The Tamalpa Life-Art Process.


No dance experience needed,

only a willingness to explore!


SF Classes:  Wed. 7-9 pm

March 6, 20, 27 (no class March 13)

April 3, 10

Mary Sano Studio, SF

245  5th  St, 3rd fl.

(between Howard & Folsom)

Bring a journal

$20/ class. Pls pay in person

Pre-register by emailing me:



Berkeley:  Sat. April 20

12:00 - 2:30

Spring Fall Studio

2547  8th  St. , #20

Bring a journal

$25. Pls pay in person

Pre-register by emailing me:


Curiosity, Courage, Compassion

Photos: Joy Cosculluela

With Participants from Performance Lab SF


Somatic Pathways & Creative Landscapes

Movement Explorations & Improvisation

Co-teaching with Diana Lara, RSMT

Photos by Diana Lara