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“Jamie's workshops have felt spacious, light, tender and kind. I feel wholeheartedly nourished and closer to myself through his work. There is always something new I understand. I return home inspired and curious.” – Clarissa, Artist and Teacher

"All the movements of the earth follow the lines of wave motion. Both sound and light travel in waves. The motion of water, winds, trees, and plants progresses in waves. The flight of a bird and the movement of all animals follow lines like undulating waves. If then one seeks a point of physical beginning for the movement of the human body, there is a clue in the undulation of the wave.” – Isadora Duncan


The Moving Art of Breathing online

Free Classes as Part of Bay Area Dance Week

Experience how your breath can support and guide movement effortlessly and creatively in this contemplative dance practice

April 26 9am

April 28 6pm

April 30 10am

Register for one of the Free sessions by clicking on your preferred date/time above

"Dance is breath made visible." - Anna Halprin

Breath is the core movement of the body - the primary way life moves internally. Vocalization is the exhale made audible - the primary way you express your nature outwardly. Both used consciously are fundamental for cultivating body awareness and diversifying the scope of somatic dance practice.

These hour-long introductions are taught in real-time online to give you an anatomically-informed experience of your breathing in the comfort of your own home. We will explore ways to seamlessly integrate breathing and moving as a contemplative dance practice.

The session will consist of a 5-minute introduction, a 45-minute experience, and 10 minutes for reflection and questions. Open to all levels of experience.

Once registered, you will receive log-in information.

Click on the title to download the introductory hand-out: Moving Art of Breathing Hand-out



"There are three kinds of dancers: first, those who consider dancing as a sort of gymnastic drill; second, those who, by concentrating their minds, lead the body into the rhythm of a desired emotion, expressing a remembered feeling or experience. And finally, there are those who convert the body into a luminous fluidity, surrendering it to the inspiration of the soul." - Isadora Duncan