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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


Somatica Poetica Introductory Sessions

May 31: 10-11:30am Pacific Time
June 13: 9:30-11:30am Pacific Time
July 12: 4-6pm
Pacific Time


As we go deeper into relaxing the stranglehold of the mind and attune more to inner sensory experience through somatic explorations, ordinary thinking patterns are temporarily eclipsed by swatches of images, sensations and feelings.

The transitional zone between the inner landscape of the body and the outer environment is a fertile place for creative meanderings and imaginings.

The question then becomes: “How can we employ the same degree of the open-ended freedom used in the somatic journeys with written/spoken expression, evoke essential language and support aesthetic integration across the board?”

In this session, guided somatic explorations are followed by space for writing and time for embodied reading to harvest what has surfaced in the pre-verbal realm.

Open to those with experience in somatic-expressive work.

These sessions are offered by donation/pay what you can to support the current financial uncertainty in the world.

To Register:

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

2) Send your pay what you can donation through Paypal HERE
or with a check to Jamie McHugh, PO Box 250, Albion, CA 95410



"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