SUNDAY, MARCH 03, 2019

IEATA is honored to present our 2019 Post-Conference Presenters. Please note that Post-Conference will take place on Sunday, March 3, 2019, from 12:30pm to 5pm. Post-Conference registration is separate from pre-conference and conference registration and requires an additional fee. Please take note of early-bird rates and deadlines. 

Daria Halprin & The Tamalpa Institute


Dancing What Matters: Echoes between Individual, Community and World

Participants will explore themes that have personal and collective meaning using theTamalpa Life/Art Process®. This integrated approach explores the wisdom of the body as expressed through movement, dance, and imagination. We will dive deep, immerse in the arts, play and create in collaboration with others. Specific ways in which personal and community healing can be imagined, experienced and facilitated will be presented. Come prepared to sense, feel, imagine, dance, write, draw, speak and sing the stories of life and healing.

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Deborah Koff-Chapin, BFA


Gazing into an Inner Mirror Through Touch Drawing

How does one strengthen their deepest identity as human while also honoring the many facets of their identity in a complex world? Participants will explore this question through Touch Drawing, a simple yet profound method of creating images. The touch of fingertips on paper that is placed upon paint, forms Impressions on the underside of the page. Focusing attention on expressing inner sensations, hands dance on the paper, opening a portal for the fluid inner self to take form on the page. After getting comfortable with the process, participants will be instructed to bring their focus to their face. As if gazing into an inner mirror, multiple faces will be invited to emerge, each expressing a different aspect of their being. Deepening into the process, a timeless, universal sense of self will be encouraged to appear. Participants will then reflect upon the series of drawings through writing, honoring each aspect of themselves that has taken form. They will select a drawing to internalize through movement, strengthening a presence that has emerged from their depths. The workshop will close with a discussion on how the process of Touch Drawing can be applied to participants’ specific areas of interest. Touch Drawing is a surprisingly accessible process and can be used in a broad range of settings. No artistic confidence is needed! Additional materials fee of $10 (US dollars) required.

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Ebony Williams, MFA


Ragdolls & Writing: Transforming Trauma, Facilitating Growth

In the Ragdoll Project process, doll making and writing merge to address a range of adverse life experiences. With the use of simple raw materials, participants will be introduced to the use of doll making as a tool to process trauma and life transitions while strengthening social, emotional, and cognition skills. In addition, participants will learn about the theoretical orientations underlying this model, and the application of crafting/making as a culturally relevant approach to addressing trauma and transitions across identities, culture, and family structure.

Participants are asked to bring:

  • a notebook
  • a piece of clothing from or image of someone who has been important/supportive,
  • an inspirational quote or music lyrics
  • any other materials that you would like to add to your doll. 

All other materials will be provided.  No previous sewing or crafting experience required.

Please Note: This session may elicit strong emotions however support and appropriate referrals will be provided as needed. In addition, to facilitate the full Ragdoll Project protocol, one must obtain certification, which this workshop does not provide.

For more information on the workshop and the presenter, click here.