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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

"I find multiple sessions per week to be a vertical step up in my practice. I noticed after the first week how I was integrating the practice more often throughout my day, even on the days we didn't meet. Practicing with others amplifies the benefits of the practice. 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


2023 Thinking Body, Sensing Mind: Journeying in the Somatic Landscape

Thinking Body, Sensing Mind is a series of journeys into the inner landscape of the body designed to highlight sensory experience and increase awareness, relaxation, and presence. We gift ourselves with breathing room and create a restorative break from the world by giving spacious attention to our bodies in movement and stillness.

These somatic-expressive explorations are derived from the Embodied Mindfulness protocol for exploring and internalizing the five basic somatic technologies: breath, vocalization, contact, movement and stillness.

Whereas Embodied Mindfulness highlights stillness punctuated by movement while sitting upright in the gravitational field, Thinking Body highlights movement punctuated by stillness while laying down and yielding into support. These 2 approaches taken in tandem create a synergistic, regenerative somatic practice. (Embodied Mindfulness class dates here.)

This return to the body in the company of others online is a welcome oasis of calming introspection and tender self-care, providing the foundations of a daily practice for regenerating and sustaining our vital energies.

Each series is offered as "pay according to your economic means" sliding scale ($95-200/series of eight 75" classes)

All sessions are recorded for participant downloading and playback.

2023 Winter Online Series

Group c: Mondays, January 16 - March 6
7-8:15 PM East Coast/ 4-5:15 PM West Coast

Group D: Wednesdays, January 18 - March 8
1-2:15 PM East Coast/ 10-11:15 AM West Coast

2023 Spring Online Series

Group E: Mondays, March 27-May 15
7-8:15 PM East Coast/ 4-5:15 PM West Coast

Group F: Wednesdays, March 29-May 17
1-2:15 PM East Coast/ 10-11:15 AM West Coast

2023 Fall Online Series

Group G: Mondays, October 2 - November 20
7-8:15 PM East Coast/ 4-5:15 PM West Coast

Group H: Wednesdays, October 4 - November 29 (no class November 22) 1-2:15 PM East Coast/ 10-11:15 AM West Coast

To Register:

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

2) Send sliding scale payment ($95-200/series):
Preferred for Overseas participants is Wise HERE with payment to: naturebeingart@gmail.com

Or Paypal HERE

Or C
heck to Jamie McHugh, 181 Wagon Wheel Dr, Kinderhook, NY 12106



“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