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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

Shown are course start dates. Click on course title for complete information.

Information about individual sessions can be found here

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

 

January 2023

January 8: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
Noon-1pm East Coast Time - Free class

January 16-March 6: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind
Online Series, 8 Mondays 7-8:15pm East Coast Time/ 4-5:15pm West Coast Time

January 17-April 18: Embodied Mindfulness Online (Module 1 & 2) Tuesdays, 1-2:15pm East Coast Time/ 19-20:15 Europe Time

January 18-March 7: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind Online Series, 8 Wednesdays 10-11:15am West Coast Time/ 19-20:15 Europe Time

February 2023

February 11: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
Noon-1pm East Coast Time - Free class

February 12: Embodied Mindfulness Online Module 2 Seminar 9am-noon West Coast Time/ 18-21:00 Europe Time

March 2023

March 5: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
7-8pm East Coast Time - Free class

March 10-12: Nature Talks (Info forthcoming)

March 26: Embodied Mindfulness Online Module 2 Seminar 9am-noon West Coast Time/ 18-21:00 Europe Time

March 27-May 15: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind
Online Series, 8 Mondays 7-8:15pm East Coast Time/ 4-5:15pm West Coast Time

March 29-May 17: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind Online Series, 8 Wednesdays 1-2:15pm East Coast Time/ 10-11:15am West Coast Time/ 19-20:15 Europe Time

April 2023

April 16: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
9-10am West Coast Time/ 18:00 Europe Time - Free class

April 22-23 (6 Month Weekend Series begins): Somatic Expression in Nature: Embodying Your Place in the World
9-noon West Coast Time/ 18-21:00 Europe Time

May 2023

May 20: Somatic Expression in Nature
9-noon West Coast Time/ 18-21:00 Europe Time

May 20: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
4-5pm West Coast Time - Free class


June 2023

June 8-11: Bringing Spirit into Form
Toulouse, France Info Coming Soon

June 16-18: Embodying Nature
Info Coming Soon

June 22-25: Embodying Nature
Lavin, Switzerland Info Coming Soon

July 2023

July 1: Somatic Expression in Nature
9-noon West Coast Time/ 18-21:00 Europe Time

July 2: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
9-10am West Coast Time/ 18-19:00 Europe Time - Free class

July 8-9 (6 Month Series begins): Somatic Movement Lab Series
9-noon West Coast Time/ 18-21:00 Europe Time

August 2023

August 5: Somatic Expression in Nature
9-noon West Coast Time/ 18-21:00 Europe Time

August 6: Somatic Movement Lab Series
9-noon West Coast Time/ 18-21:00 Europe Time

September 2023

September 2: Somatic Expression in Nature
9-noon West Coast Time/ 18-21:00 Europe Time

September 3: Somatic Movement Lab Series
9-noon West Coast Time/ 18-21:00 Europe Time

September 9: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind
Free Introductory Class - 9-10am West Coast Time/ 18-19:00 Europe Time

September 10: Embodied Mindfulness Online
Free Introductory Class - 9-10am West Coast Time/ 18-19:00 Europe Time


October 2023

October 1: Somatic Movement Lab Series
9-noon West Coast Time/ 18-21:00 Europe Time

October 2-November 20: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind
Online Series, 8 Mondays 4-5:15pm West Coast Time

October 3-December 19: Embodied Mindfulness Online (Module 1 & 2) Tuesdays, 10-11:15am West Coast Time/ 19-20:15 Europe Time

October 4-November 29: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind
Online Series, 8 Wednesdays 10-11:15am West Coast Time/ 19-20:15 Europe Time (no class November 22)

October 7-8: Somatic Expression in Nature
9-noon West Coast Time/ 18-21:00 Europe Time

October 22: Somatic Movement Lab Series
9-noon West Coast Time/ 18-21:00 Europe Time


November 2023

November 4: Embodied Mindfulness Online Module 2 Seminar 9am-noon West Coast Time/ 18-21:00 Europe Time

November 19: Somatic Movement Lab Series
9-noon West Coast Time/ 18-21:00 Europe Time


December 2023

December 2: Embodied Mindfulness Online Module 2 Seminar 9am-noon West Coast Time/ 18-21:00 Europe Time

December 16-17: November 19: Somatic Movement Lab Series
9-noon West Coast Time/ 18-21:00 Europe Time

Emilie Conrad 1934-2014

My tribute video can be found here

 

Pomo Healer Lorin Smith
1935-2019

photo by Rick Chapman

 

Anna Halprin 1920-2021