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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

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

 

August 2020

August 8: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
9:30-10:30am Pacific Time - Free class

August 9, 23 & September 6: Somatica Poetica Series 4-6pm Pacific Time

August 10-September 2: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 4 week Online Series, Mondays & Wednesdays 10-11am Pacific Time

August 10-September 2: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 4 week Online Series, Mondays & Wednesdays 4-5pm Pacific Time

August 22: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
9:30-10:30am Pacific Time - Free class


September 2020

September 5: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
9:30-10:30am Pacific Time - Free class

September 10-17: Embodying Nature Creative Incubation Retreat The Sea Ranch, CA (Due to COVID-19, this retreat is postponed until September 2021)

September 20: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
Choice of 9:30-10:30am or 4-5pm Pacific Time - Free class

September 28-October 21: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 4 week Online Series, Mondays & Wednesdays 10-11am Pacific Time

September 28-October 21: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 4 week Online Series, Mondays & Wednesdays 4-5pm Pacific Time


October 2020

October 3: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
Choice of 9:30-10:30am or 4-5pm Pacific Time - Free class

October 11: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
9:30-10:30am Pacific Time - Free class

October 18: Embodying Nature: The Art of Creative Reciprocity
Ecology Research Channel, The Embodiment Conference
Noon-1PM Pacific Time

October 20: Embodied Art: Somatic-Expressive Research Practices with Nature
Panel Discussion on Ecology Research Channel, The Embodiment Conference 6-7PM Pacific Time


November 2020

November 1: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
Choice of 9:30-10:30am or 4-5pm Pacific Time - Free class

November 2-25: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 4 week Online Series, Mondays & Wednesdays 10-11am Pacific Time

November 2-25: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 4 week Online Series, Mondays & Wednesdays 4-5pm Pacific Time

November 8, 22, December 6 & 20: Somatica Poetica Series
9-11:30am Pacific Time

November 8, 22, December 6 & 20: Somatica Poetica Series
3-5:30pm Pacific Time

November 21: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
Choice of 9:30-10:30am or 4-5pm Pacific Time - Free class

November 30-December 23: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind
4 week Online Series, Mondays & Wednesdays 10-11am Pacific Time

November 30-December 23: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind
4 week Online Series, Mondays & Wednesdays 4-5pm Pacific Time

December 2020

December 19: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
Choice of 9:30-10:30am or 4-5pm Pacific Time - Free class

January 2021

January 3: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
Choice of 9:30-10:30am or 4-5pm Pacific Time - Free class

January 4-27: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 4 week Online Series, Mondays & Wednesdays 10-11am Pacific Time

January 4-27: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 4 week Online Series, Mondays & Wednesdays 4-5pm Pacific Time

January 10 & 24, February 7 & 21: Somatica Poetica Series
9-11:30am Pacific Time

January 17: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
Choice of 9:30-10:30am or 4-5pm Pacific Time - Free class

January 31: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
Choice of 9:30-10:30am or 4-5pm Pacific Time - Free class


February 2021

February 1-24: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 4 week Online Series, Mondays & Wednesdays 10-11am Pacific Time

February 1-24: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 4 week Online Series, Mondays & Wednesdays 4-5pm Pacific Time

February 20: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
Choice of 9:30-10:30am or 4-5pm Pacific Time - Free class


March 2021

March 7: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
Choice of 9:30-10:30am or 4-5pm Pacific Time - Free class

Emilie Conrad 1934-2014

My tribute video can be found here

 

Pomo Healer Lorin Smith
1935-2019

photo by Rick Chapman