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“I appreciate that the information has been synthesized in a clear way. This body of work provides a balance of non-authoritative structure with kindness, self-permission, and luxuriating that feels like a necessary and exciting piece. It fills the gap of "what's been missing" in previous experiences of meditation for me.” - Malia

"Thank you Jamie for your work, for your journeys from the outside in with physical stepping stones that help me to anchor in and connect with the physicality of my being. It is truly a treasure for me." - Elisabeth, Teacher

2022 & 2023 Module 1: Practice
Content, Dates
& fees

Module 1 can be taken independently for personal or professional enrichment. If you are interested in certification, see the Module 2-3 information HERE

The Embodied Mindfulness protocol is designed to generate an easily repeatable individual daily somatic sitting practice to cultivate greater degrees of ease, patience and focus while nurturing one’s well-being.

Therapists, coaches, yoga and movement teachers of all types, as well as people seeking more calm and ease in their lives, can benefit from this integrative approach to the body and its expression of lively stillness.

Module 1 consists of a series of twelve live online classes, video recordings of all practices and theory, support from a peer group, and two individual consultations.

Over the course of the program, you will learn a developmental sequence of 24 body-based contemplative sitting practices. These somatically informed practices:

  • Introduce basic anatomy for objective information through various maps of the body
  • Create a felt experience of one’s body from the inside out for subjective information
  • Integrate the somatic technologies of breath, alignment, self-contact, movement and stillness into a comprehensive template for bodily awareness and emotional well-being

In each class session, you are:

  • Guided in two unique 15-20 minute practices with time for personal exploration and assimilation
  • Engaged in interactive dialogue, question and answer, and theory

During the week, recordings of the practices are available for your personal use to repeat and integrate the material. Your daily 15-20” practice is the keystone of this module. Two individual consultations are included for more personalized attention, focusing on practice and theory to track your experience.

MODULE 1 DATES AND FEES

  • FALL 2022: Tuesdays, September 20-December 6, 2022

10-11:15 AM West Coast; 1-2:15 PM East Coast; 7-8:15 PM Europe
Registration deadline: September 13, 2023

  • WINTER 2023: Tuesdays, January 17-April 18
    (no class March 14 & 21)

10-11:15 AM West Coast; 1-2:15 PM East Coast; 7-8:15 PM Europe
Registration deadline: January 10, 2023

Sliding Scale: $225-600 (according to economic means)

Fees include 15 hours of live online classes, video recordings of all practices, handouts and recommended readings, and 2 individual online consultations.

To register:
1) Send an email confirming participation in the Fall or Winter Module 1 to somaticxpress@proton.me

2) And send sliding scale payment to any of these options:
- Wise HERE with payment to: naturebeingart@gmail.com (Preferred method for people overseas)

- Paypal HERE

- Check to Jamie McHugh, 181 Wagon Wheel Drive, Kinderhook, NY 12106

Jamie McHugh

 

How this online training is unique:

Live sessions are not prerecorded

Small group size for individual attention and relevant information/application

Each person's individual adaptations and responses are encouraged and valued

Each person receives an individual consult to fine tune their practice

Primary emphasis is on discovering somatic stillness, with movement, self-contact and vocalization essential ingredients in this process