Jamie McHugh's Somatic Weekend Intensive
Jamie McHugh, MA, RSMT is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (ISMETA), performer, somatic coach, and fine art photographer living on the Mendocino Coast of California.
Jamie has been teaching movement-based work since 1978. From 1982-87, he was a National Endowment for the Arts Artist-in-Residence and a director of children’s dance theater in Wisconsin. He left the performance world to apprentice with dance pioneer Anna Halprin at Tamalpa Institute in California. At Tamalpa, he discovered movement as a transformative somatic art, and was a primary faculty member there until 2017.
Jamie has presented his work internationally since 1995. He was an annual presenter of “Movement as Medicine” workshops for the Swiss AIDS Federation from 1995-2007. He also directed a Healing Arts Training Group in Germany from 1997-2007.
Additionally, Jamie has been a guest teacher at diverse centers such as the Atelier de Paris, Bristol (England) Cancer Center, Esalen Institute, Kobe University, Stanford University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In addition to Anna Halprin, Jamie also studied Alexander Technique with Marjorie Barstow, Body-Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Continuum with Emilie Conrad, Insight Meditation with Steven Levine, Zero Balancing with Fritz Smith, and is an ongoing student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh of Plum Village.