Body of Breath ~ Nature of Sound: Journey into Landscape Within + Without ~ Jamie McHugh on JULY 12, 2014
Body of Breath, Nature of Sound: Journeys into the Landscape Within and Without
With Jamie McHugh, RSMT, MA
July 12, 2014
10:30 am – 9:30 pm
$150 – includes catered dinner – before June 15; $180 after
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“Our breath is our way of exchanging ourselves with the world. We breathe the world in and we breathe ourselves out into the world; it is a constant relationship which goes on mostly unconsciously. The use of the voice is one way in which this becomes conscious.” – Jill Purce
Breathing is the core movement of your body – the primary way life moves inside you. Vocalization is the exhale made audible with vibration – the first way your nature is expressed outwards. Both are complementary technologies for movement integration, somatic self-regulation and personal evolution.
In this daylong retreat, we will explore various breath and vocalization configurations as a developmental foundation for enlivening the body and quieting the mind. Alternating between somatic stillness, voice and movement meditations, and sensory awareness practices, we dive deeply into the landscape of the soma. This inward moving and returning home is accompanied by a creative roadmap for bringing you out into relationship with the world. Traversing the spectrum from the contemplative to the expressive, and exploring this dynamic range, will offer many choices for embodied expression.
This integrative approach to the soma and its expression will be of interest to therapists, yoga and dance/movement teachers of all types, as well as people on the path of sustainable embodiment. For more information about this work, click here.
Jamie McHugh, RSMT, MA is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, dancer and a fine art photographer. He is the creator of Somatic Expression®, an ecological approach to embodiment through the somatic-expressive arts. Various teachers have inspired his work, including Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Emilie Conrad, Anna Halprin and Thich Nhat Hahn. Jamie has been teaching movement-based work since 1978, presenting seminars worldwide at universities, clinics, studios, and training centers. Jamie currently lives in Olympia, WA and has just completed his first book: “Restoring Original Grace: Movement as Medicine”.
photo of landscape by Jamie McHugh, photo of Jamie by Hilary Nichols