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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

"This work is valuable in my everyday life, and in my life as a teacher and artist. I notice how many people are benefiting; not only my students - their ease and calm is making waves in their families and work places." - Kate, Somatic Movement Teacher


2024 Thinking Body, Sensing Mind: Journeying in the Somatic Landscape

Thinking Body, Sensing Mind is a progressive sequence of journeys through the interior landscape of the body. This somatic practice creates a restorative break from the demands of the outer world by exploring varied streams of breath in a self-directed rhythm of movement and stillness.

We lie down, get comfortable and relax into ourselves to experience “sensate presence” – a non-conceptual form of thinking with sensation. The concept of Non-Sleep Deep Rest (NSDR), an essential ingredient in Somatic Expression for clearing our minds and regenerating our bodies, has been brought to public attention through the work of Stanford researcher Andrew Huberman (YouTube talk HERE)

Each 75-minute session builds on the prior one, generating an easily repeatable repertoire of resources from the five basic somatic technologies - breath, vocalization, contact, movement and stillness - that can be called upon in daily life for self-regulation and satisfaction.

These somatic-expressive explorations are derived from the Embodied Mindfulness protocol for lively stillness in contemplative sitting. (Embodied Mindfulness class dates here.)

Each series is offered as "pay according to your economic means" sliding scale ($150-275/series of twelve 75" classes)

All sessions are recorded for participant downloading and playback.

2024 Fall Online Series

Group N: Mondays, September 23-december 9, 2024
4-5:15pm PT/7-8:15pm ET

Group O: Wednesdays, September 25-december 11, 2024
10-11:15am PT/ 1-2:15pm ET/ 19-20:15 CET

To Register:

1) Send an email HERE confirming the series you wish to attend

2) Send sliding scale payment ($150-275/series)
to Paypal HERE or Venmo @Jamie-McHugh or Wise (account: naturebeingart@gmail.com)



“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

"Being mindful is not a matter of thinking more clearly about experience; it is the act of experiencing more clearly. Mindfulness simply demands that we pay close attention to the flow of experience in each moment." - Sam Harris