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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

Somatic Expression Calendar

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

 

March 2020

March 1 & 8: Embodied Mindfulness Online
Module 1

March 15-21: 7 Days of Breathing Room Online
Free hour-long classes for calming COVID-19 anxiety

March 29-April 4: 7 Days of Breathing Room Online
Free hour-long classes for calming COVID-19 anxiety

March 30-April 10: Breathing Room Expanded Online
Free hour-long series of 3 classes for calming COVID-19 anxiety

 

April 2020

April 11: Breathing Room Online for World Breathing Day

April 13-May 8: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 4 week Online Class, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10-11am Pacific Time

April 13-24: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 2 week Online Class, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 4-5pm Pacific Time

April 27-May 8: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 2 week Online Class, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 4-5pm Pacific Time

April 26, 28 & 30: The Moving Art of Breathing
Free 1 Hour Online Classes for Bay Area Dance Week

 

May 2020

May 9: Breathing Room Online
Free hour-long class for returning and retuning

May 11-22: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 2 week Online Class, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10-11am Pacific Time

May 11-22: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 2 week Online Class, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 4-5pm Pacific Time

May 19-27: Embodying Nature, Becoming Ourselves
Grenoble, France (postponed due to COVID-19)

May 24: Breathing Room Online
Free hour-long class for returning and retuning

May 29-31: Bringing Spirit into Form
Toulouse, France (postponed due to COVID-19)

May 31: Somatica Poetica Online
10-11:30am Pacific Time

 

June 2020

June 1-26: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 4 week Online Class, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10-11am Pacific Time

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

June 7: Breathing Room Online
Free hour-long class for returning and retuning

June 6-7: Inner and Outer Landscapes
Gottingen, Germany (postponed due to COVID-19)

June 13: Somatica Poetica Online
9:30-11am Pacific Time

June 21: Breathing Room Online
Free hour-long class for returning and retuning

 

September 2020

September 10-17: Embodying Nature Creative Incubation Retreat The Sea Ranch, CA

Emilie Conrad 1934-2014

My tribute video can be found here

 

Pomo Healer Lorin Smith
1935-2019

photo by Rick Chapman