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“To stop your mind does not mean to stop the activities of the mind. It means your mind pervades your whole body." - Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Master

"Happiness is not an individual matter. When you are able to bring relief, or bring back the smile to one person, not only that person profits, but you also profit. The deepest happiness you can have comes from that capacity to help relieve the suffering of others. So if we have the habit of being peace, then there is a natural tendency for us to go in the direction of service.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online

Free class for returning & retuning with 360 Degree Breathing

With so much anxiety and uncertainty presently in the world, the return to the breathing body in the company of others online is a much-needed soulful sanctuary and an oasis of calm, clarity and ease.

These hour-long online gatherings are guided in real-time to offer a practical experience of collaborating with your breathing to dissipate anxiety and stabilize attention.

The session will consist of a 5-minute introduction, a 45-minute experience with a primary focus on 360 degree breathing and individual variations, and 10 minutes for reflection.

Give yourself the gift of a pause and journey inside your breathing body!

Please watch this 2 minute 3D view of diaphragm video before the session to get an inside view of what we will be exploring.

(Breathing Room began as 7 days of breathing room in mid-March 2020 as the pandemic struck the global community. I offered 7 consecutive days of these drop-in sessions to help lower the collective anxiety level at first, and then continued for the next 5 months offering free and by donation series of 8 classes/series called Thinking Body, Sensing Mind. Since September 2020, those series have become sliding scale to sustain me and the community. Breathing Room continues to be a free, drop-in event open to all levels of experience. Contributions to support this project can be sent via Paypal HERE)

Sample class:

Download Class hand-out HERE

Watch Introduction HERE

Participate with the Audio Recording HERE

Click below on your choice of Date to preregister for a live session
adjust for your time zone


April 10 9:30-10:30am Pacific time

April 10 4-5PM Pacific timE

May 2 9:30-10:30am Pacific time

May 2 4-5PM Pacific timE

May 22 9:30-10:30am Pacific time

May 23 4-5PM Pacific timE

June 13 9-10am Pacific time

june 13 4-5PM Pacific timE

June 26 9-10am Pacific time

june 26 4-5PM Pacific timE

july 25 4-5PM Pacific timE

October 3 9-10am Pacific time

october 3 4-5PM Pacific timE

november 14 9-10am Pacific time

november 14 4-5PM Pacific timE

December 19 9-10am Pacific time

December 19 4-5PM Pacific timE

Jamie McHugh

"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