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“If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing.” - Pygmy saying

We participate in our own evolution by cultivating body wisdom, nurturing our nature and exploring new ways of being.

"What we plant in the soil of contemplation we shall reap in the harvest of action." - Meister Eckhart

Somatic Expression®

Somatic Expression® is an integrative approach to the art and craft of

embodiment developed by Jamie McHugh over the past 35 years. In this

work, you resource your own body from the inside out with the five essential

somatic technologies nature has given us as human beings:






The intention of Somatic Expression is to use these technologies to re-wild

the body, mend the mind and invite nature back into our modern lives.

Somatic Expression is informed by traditions centered on body wisdom, most

notably Body-Mind Centering®, Continuum, and Tamalpa Life/Art Process.


People of all ages and backgrounds worldwide have experienced the

benefits of Somatic Expression in universities, clinics and studios.


Read articles and listen to interviews. NEW: 7 Days of Beauty Project


Jamie presents workshops internationally and online. See the calendar for

upcoming events and contact Jamie to be on his mailing list.


Jamie offers in-person or Skype individual sessions and individual retreats

on the northern California coast.

Somatic Expression® is registered service mark of Jamie McHugh



Photos of Jamie from the top: Hilary Nichols, Gregory Bartning Dancing Over 50 Project, and Jan Edl