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“To stop your mind does not mean to stop the activities of the mind. It means your mind pervades your whole body." - Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Master

"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

2023 Modules 2 & 3

MODULE 2: Theory and Application

Pre-requisite: Module 1

Module 2 is an online study group in the application and transmission of Embodied Mindfulness for working with individuals and groups. The focus of this module is to cultivate guiding skills by externalizing the inner experience of Embodied Mindfulness with language. Participants receive individual attention and supportive group feedback to gain confidence in presentation and mastery of the material. In this module, you will guide the Module 2 Peer group twice in a 15-minute practice.

Over the course of the program, you will learn how to:

  • Gain expertise in using clear directional language for guiding
  • Use your voice mindfully
  • Pace your rhythm of guiding
  • Develop your own unique style
  • Apply these foundational practices to your work

The 2023 program consists of:

  • 4 individual consultations

  • Attendance in the Module 1 course as a witness and as a participant – Tuesdays, January 17-April 18: 13:00-14:15 East Coast/19:00-20:15 Europe (no class March 14 & 21)

  • Two Module 2 seminars – February 12 & March 5, 12:00-15:00 East Coast/18:00-21:00 Europe

  • Weekly peer practice sessions
  • Video recordings of all sessions

  • Transcripts of each guided practice from Module 1 are provided for reflection

Sliding Scale: $350-750 (according to economic means)

MODULE 3: Practicum and Certification

Module 3 consists of planning, teaching and reflecting upon a six-week Embodied Mindfulness course in your community. You will receive 8 online supervision consultations to support effective leadership in guiding others.

Upon the completion of the above hours, along with an 800-1,200 word written piece describing your particular application and development of the model, you will receive certification as an Embodied Mindfulness practitioner.

Sliding Scale: $375-800 (according to economic means)

Includes 8 individual online consultations, plus your information on the Somatic Expression website, referrals, and a one time featured profile in the monthly newsletter. Certified practitioners are also eligible for compensation as assistants in future trainings.

Find Certified Embodied Mindfulness practitioners HERE

Jamie McHugh


“Jamie brings an exceptional combination of knowledge, skills, warmth and humor to the exploration of the body, both inner and outer. Using dialogue, instruction, movement and stillness, Jamie’s workshops open new pathways to body-knowledge and self-awareness. Further, as it is grounded in a deep respect for and honoring of each person’s spirit, Jamie’s work is accessible and useful at all stages of life - from youth to the “third age.” Overall, studying with Jamie offers opportunities to learn and grow in ways that are serious yet light, sometimes quiet, often surprising, and always intriguing.” 

 - Virginia, Chaplain