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“Each day we are challenged to be a healthy soma in a body-phobic culture - to breathe, move, wiggle and hum with delight is our birthright and our destiny.” - Jamie

“Jamie McHugh is not adequately nor accurately described by words like dancer or movement therapist - he is much more for which there are no good words. Transformative artist may approach his ability to utilize the non-verbal (movement, vocalization, drawing) not only expressively but also conjointly with the psychological/ insightful to promote a healing integration of awareness." - George F. Solomon, M.D., Psychiatry and Biobehavioral
Sciences, UCLA

"Jamie's teachings and technologies of amplification, slowing down, bringing in breath or sound, repeating micro movements that come from a felt inner sensing, or working with opposite impulses (to name just a few!) help to bring a more intimate relationship with what is alive in the moment and what maybe wants to be born." - Jeremy, psychotherapist

"We have a rich cross-cultural legacy of both contemplative and expressive practices at our disposal. How do we draw upon and update them to meet the conditions of the modern mind living in an industrialized body within an urban environment?" - Jamie

"All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together."  - Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido

“Bringing broad knowledge and understanding of the human being, Jamie opens up a world of experiencing your body from the inside out. I have learned so much and value what he offers; in today's times of 'disconnect', his work truly allows us to access what is important and meaningful.” - Joy, Dancer and Teacher

Somatic Expression Calendar

Shown are course start dates. Click on course title for complete information.

Information about individual sessions can be found here

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The calendar is constantly updated.
Contact Jamie to receive his newsletter 2x/month. Sample newsletters here

 

June 2022

June 1-July 4: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 8 session Online Series, Mondays & Wednesdays 10-11am Pacific Time

June 1-July 4: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 8 session Online Series, Mondays & Wednesdays 4-5pm Pacific Time

June 9: Embodied Meditation Teacher Training
Guest Teacher

June 12: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
9-10am Pacific Time - Free class

June 12: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
5-6pm Pacific Time - Free class

June 28: Sentient Performativities Conference
Plenary Address on Eco-Consciousness

July 2022

July 10: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
9-10am Pacific Time - Free class

 

September 2022

September 11: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
9-10am Pacific Time - Free class

September 11: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
4-5pm Pacific Time - Free class

September 19-December 5: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind
Online Series, Mondays 7-8:15pm East Coast Time/ 4-5:15pm West Coast Time

September 20-December 6: Embodied Mindfulness Online Training Group (Module 1)
Tuesdays, 1-2:15pm East Coast Time/ 19-20:15 Europe Time

September 21-December 7: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind
Online Series, Wednesdays 1-2:15pm East Coast Time/ 10-11:15am West Coast Time/ 19-20:15 Europe Time

October 2022

October 8 & 9; October 22 & 23; November 5 & 6; November 19 & 20; and December 3 & 4: Somatic Movement Lab Series

November 2022

November 13: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
Noon-1pm East Coast Time - Free class

November 13:The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
7-8pm East Coast Time - Free class

 

January 2023

January 8: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
Noon-1pm East Coast Time - Free class

January 8:The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
7-8pm East Coast Timee - Free class

January 10-March 28: Embodied Mindfulness Online Training Group (Module 1)
Tuesdays, 1-2:15pm East Coast Time/ 19-20:15 Europe Time

March 2023

March 5: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
Noon-1pm East Coast Time - Free class

March 5: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
7-8pm East Coast Time - Free class

April 2023

April 1-2; May 6; June 3; July 8; August 5; & September 9-10: Somatic Expression in Nature: Embodying Your Place in the World

Emilie Conrad 1934-2014

My tribute video can be found here

 

Pomo Healer Lorin Smith
1935-2019

photo by Rick Chapman

 

Anna Halprin 1920-2021