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

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

As an element of nature living in a virtual world, your soma requires daily tending. Using the five technologies and nurturing your inner ecosystem is essential; making time for practice creates a regenerative oasis in the midst of the hurlyburly modern life.

Somatic Expression®

Your body is an evolving expression of nature - the inner ecosystem is intrinsically woven into the larger body of the world. Somatic Expression® - developed by Jamie McHugh over the past 30 years - is a contemporary approach to the art and science of embodied expression that is dedicated to sustaining a simple and pleasurable daily connection between your inner landscape and the outer one. With Somatic Expression, you restore original grace by reviving and cultivating the technologies embedded within you by nature. These five somatic technologies for health and well-being are:






Somatic Expression is a creative, person-centered approach to Somatic Education and the Expressive Arts that draws from the Alexander Technique, Body-Mind Centering, Continuum, Feldenkrais, Mindfulness Meditation, Tamalpa Life/Art Process, Taoist practices and Indigenous traditions.

People of all ages and backgrounds worldwide have experienced the benefits of Somatic Expression - from universities to clinics to studios.

Jamie offers Somatic Expression retreats and trainings internationally.

He also offers individual sessions in San Francisco and Sea Ranch, and more in-depth individualized retreats at Sea Ranch.

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Somatic Expression® is registered service mark of Jamie McHugh