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"The major problems of the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way man thinks." – Gregory Bateson

“Ecstasy is the accurate term for the intensity of consciousness that occurs in the creative act.” -Rollo May

“Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” - John Muir

Embodying Nature Retreat

Postponed due to COVID-19; please contact us for 2021 dates


May 19-27, 2020 French Alps (near Grenoble) Assisted by Isabelle Jubert

Program begins at 14:00 on May 19 and ends at 12:00 on May 27

"You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves."

- from "Wild Geese by Mary Oliver


This retreat is an immersion experience in body, nature, community and creativity. The overall intention of Embodying Nature is to amplify our embodied presence through somatic practice so we are more available and open to the gifts of the natural world - and our own nature. What is received from nature through our heightened sensitivity generates our innate creativity, resulting in abundant expressions of un-stylized dance, spontaneous song and authentic writing.

Jamie McHugh’s Embodying Nature protocol has been developed and refined over the past 30 years, making it accessible, inclusive, and easily adaptable for different environments and interest groups.

An individual consultation with Jamie online is included in the fees for transition and assimilation post-retreat.

Fees: Double room (two beds): €1,100 - Single Room: €1,300 for early registrations received with a €400 deposit by March 1, 2020

Double Room €1250 - Single Room €1450 for registrations after March 1

(50% of balance due April 1st; remaining balance due May 12th)

Fees include: Teaching, 8 nights of lodging and catered evening meal, audio recordings of theory and practices, and individual consult online with Jamie after the training.

Not included in fees: Breakfast and lunch, towels, and transportation.

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For more information, contact Isabelle Jubert: isabellejubert@orange.fr


10% of fees collected will be donated to Earth remediation organizations for planetary health

Jamie McHugh


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