Workshops & Retreats

York Dance Movement Psychotherapy Centre offers regular workshops and retreats. These are an opportunity for you to take time for yourself to be creative, to play, to learn new skills, to share experience, and to reflect and rejuvenate.

Workshops and Groups 2022

Weekly Dance Movement Psychotherapy Group (In Person)

  • Thursdays, 9.30-11.30am, York

Please email for further information.

Monthly Dance Movement Psychotherapy Group (Online)

  • Thursdays, 12-2.30pm

Please email for further information.

Retreats 2019-2020

  • Women’s Creative Arts Psychotherapy Retreats

Jan-September 2022, York

Three two-day retreats between January and September 2022 using creative and psychotherapeutic approaches to deepen our understanding and relationship with ourselves, others and the wider world around us. We use dance and movement, drawing and making, story and writing, singing and vocal improvisation and the natural environment.

Dates of Retreats:

  • Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th January 2022
  • Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2022
  • Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2022

For further information please contact


“Thank you again for a wonderful weekend. I felt inspired! I also felt tired today but somehow invigorated and relaxed inside all at the same time. Reflecting on it we used every part of ourselves, it seemed, into the process, through dance and movement, music, sensory, emotionally and intellectually. It was great.”

– Jennie

“The work I’ve done with Allison, both one-to-one and in groups, helps me express and understand and accept myself better; it helps me handle challenges at work and in my personal life; it’s incredibly nourishing and replenishing; it gives me the space and place and time to be myself. It’s been such a positive journey for me – long may it continue! “

– Jackie

“I just wanted to echo what a lovely weekend it was, very nourishing, creative and fun. Many aspects reflecting the many things covered and diverse talents and wonderfulness of the group.”

– Cathy

To book a Retreat or Workshop simply contact us.