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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

"To meet everything and everyone through stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer to the universe."
- Eckhart Tolle

Module 1: Practice and Theory
Course Content, Dates and fees

Module 1 has 70 practice hours that can be applied to the 500 hours needed for independent track registry as a Somatic Movement Educator through the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). See guidelines HERE

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

This immersion in the practice and theory of Embodied Mindfulness consists of a series of live online classes, an online retreat, MP3 recordings of all practices, support from a peer group, assorted readings and 2 individual online sessions with Jamie McHugh.

In each class, you are:

  • Guided in 2-3 unique 15-20 minute practices with time for personal exploration and assimilation
  • Engaged in interactive dialogue, question and answer, and theory
  • Given recordings of the practices as MP3 files for your personal use at home in-between sessions

Over the course of the program, you will learn 21 body-based practices for stillness. These somatically informed practices are designed to:

  • 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

2 individual Skype sessions are included in the course for more personalized attention. These sessions can focus on practice or theory, tracking your experience or making meaning with whatever arises, among other possibilities.

We complete the program with a 5-hour online retreat to bring the practices together.


  • Various formats are available to match your schedule
    Group A (Wednesdays) is 9 weeks of 2 hour sessions; and Group B (Sundays) is 6 weeks of 3 hour sessions

  • Fees include 18 hours of live online classes, a 5 hour online retreat, audio recordings of all practices and theory, 2 individual Skype sessions with Jamie, and assorted readings

Module 1 A - 9 Wednesdays beginning January 10, 2018

9-11 AM West Coast; noon-2 PM East Coast; 6-8 PM Europe

January 10, 17 & 24
February 7, 14, 21 & 28
March 7 & 14

Sunday Online Retreat - March 18: 8am-1pm West Coast; 11 AM-4 PM East Coast; 5-10 PM Europe

Early bird rate: $550 by December 10; $600 after

Application here


Module 1 b - 6 Sundays beginning January 21, 2018

9 AM-noon West Coast; noon-3 PM East Coast; 6-9 PM Europe

January 21 & 28
February 4, 11, 18 & 25

Sunday Online Retreat - March 18: 8am-1pm West Coast; 11 AM-4 PM East Coast; 5-10 PM Europe

Early bird rate: $550 by December 20; $600 after

Application here

Partial Scholarships based on need are available. Inquire


Jamie McHugh