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“I appreciate that the information has been synthesized in a clear way. This body of work provides a balance of non-authoritative structure with kindness, self-permission, and luxuriating that feels like a necessary and exciting piece. It fills the gap of "what's been missing" in previous experiences of meditation for me.” - Malia

"Thank you Jamie for your work, for your journeys from the outside in with physical stepping stones that help me to anchor in and connect with the physicality of my being. It is truly a treasure for me." - Elisabeth, Teacher

Module 1: Practice and Theory

Winter 2019 Content, Dates & fees

This immersion in the practice and theory of Embodied Mindfulness consists of a series of live online classes, an online retreat, MP3 recordings of all practices, support from a peer group, assorted readings and 2 individual online sessions with Jamie McHugh.

In each class, you are:

  • Guided in 3 unique 15-20 minute practices with time for personal exploration and assimilation
  • Engaged in interactive dialogue, question and answer, and theory
  • Given recordings of the practices as MP3 files for your personal use at home in-between sessions

Over the course of the program, you will learn 21 body-based practices for stillness. These somatically informed practices are designed to:

  • Introduce basic anatomy for objective information through various maps of the body
  • Create a felt experience of one's body from the inside out for subjective information
  • Integrate the somatic technologies of breath, alignment, self-contact, movement and stillness into a comprehensive template for bodily awareness and emotional well-being

2 individual sessions are included for more personalized attention. These sessions can focus on practice or theory, tracking your experience or making meaning with whatever arises, among other possibilities.

We complete the program with a 5-hour online retreat to bring the practices together.

Module 1 has 70 hours that can be applied towards independent track registry as a Somatic Movement Educator through the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). See guidelines HERE

Module 1 can be taken independently for personal or professional enrichment. If you are interested in certification, see the Module 2-3 information HERE


Fees include 18 hours of live online classes, a 5-hour online retreat, audio recordings of all practices and theory, 2 individual online sessions with Jamie, and assorted readings. Group size is limited to 12.

6 consecutive Sundays begins February 10, 2019

9 AM-noon West Coast; noon-3 PM East Coast; 6-9 PM Europe

February 10, 17 & 24, 2019

March 3, 10, & 17, 2019

March 31 2019 Online Retreat  
8am-1pm West Coast; 11 AM-4 PM East Coast; 5-10 PM Europe

Early bird rate: $595 by December 10; $650 after

Application HERE

Partial Scholarships based on need are available. Inquire


Jamie McHugh