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Gualala Arts Workshop
Somatic Expression:
Bringing Your Body Alive
Instructor: Jamie McHugh

February 9 through March 16, 2010
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.


Exploring Your Movement Intelligence, with Jamie McHugh
Register by:   January 26, 2010
Tuition:   $95 members; $110 non-members
Materials list:   Mat for floor work

Somatic Expression - letting the soma (the body) express itself - is a creative approach to physical practice and mind / body integration. Based on learning what nature has already given us as human bodies, this method is a way for you to explore and master your own body from the inside out with the five elements of breath, vocalization, contact, movement and stillness.

We will explore these five languages of your body (soma) and bring them out into action (expression) in order to enable more grace, joy, ease and pleasure. This approach uses a structured, yet playful process so your creativity, self-expression and wonderful idiosyncrasies are greatly encouraged! In this 6-week class, we will have the opportunity to build a common somatic vocabulary as a group, have some fun, and do something good for our health as well.

No experience necessary; wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat for lying on the floor. For more information, go to and

About Jamie McHugh, RSMT

Exploring Your Movement Intelligence, with Jamie McHugh Jamie McHugh is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, performance artist and award-winning fine art photographer living at Sea Ranch. A master teacher of Somatics and expressive arts, he has taught body-based work internationally for thirty years to people of all ages. Jamie is currently adjunct faculty in the Holistic Health Department at John F Kennedy University and at Tamalpa Institute in the San Francisco Bay Area. His teachers include Emilie Conrad, Anna Halprin and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.
Jamie will present a lecture, Nature - Being - Art: Inhabiting and Sustaining Your Inner Ecosystem at the Gualala Arts Center on February 1, 2010.

See also: Gualala Arts Workshop Registration, Payment & Cancellation Policy.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.