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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

 

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: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
10-11am Pacific Time - Free class for returning and retuning

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

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

June 21: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
10-11am Pacific Time - Free class for returning and retuning

 

July 2020

July 6-29: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 4 week Online Class
Mondays & Wednesdays 10-11am Pacific Time

July 6-29: Thinking Body, Sensing Mind 4 week Online Class Mondays & Wednesdays 4-5pm Pacific Time

July 11: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
9-10am Pacific Time - Free class for returning and retuning

July 12: Somatica Poetica Introductory Session Online
4-6pm Pacific Time

July 19: The Power of the Pause: Breathing Room Online
9-10am Pacific Time - Free class for returning and retuning

 

August 2020

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

August 9, 23 & September 6: Somatica Poetica Series 1
9:30-11:30am Pacific Time

August 9, 23 & September 6: Somatica Poetica Series 2
4-6pm Pacific Time

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

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

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

 

September 2020

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

September 10-17: Embodying Nature Creative Incubation Retreat The Sea Ranch, CA (Due to COVID-19, a decision will be made on August 1 if this retreat is happening)

Emilie Conrad 1934-2014

My tribute video can be found here

 

Pomo Healer Lorin Smith
1935-2019

photo by Rick Chapman