Body Mind Centering Kid's Dance
BrainDance Hatha Yoga
Jean Hindle is the founder of Soma Yoga
and Soma Yoga
& Dance Studio.
She began developing Soma Yoga
nineteen years ago. She has been a yoga & meditation teacher, somatic
movement educator and dancer in Seattle for twenty years.
below is her current teaching - for all offerings at studio,
please see classes & workshop pages
private & semi-private sessions are by appointment
(private study for adults, teens & children).
Her regular weekly classes & workshops are below. On site corporate
workshops are by appointment.
A modern yoga with ancient roots. Soma
Yoga brings the wisdom of somatic movement education to your hatha yoga &
Chronic tension patterns change as the body regains its innate
ability to self-correct to ease and efficiency (neuromuscular
re-patterning). Hatha Yoga practice
supports strength, agility, equanimity and clarity of mind. Somatic
movement Education liberates us from layers of involuntary holding patterns
and cultivates a deeper awareness and understanding in Hatha Yoga practice
and everyday life. Yoga blends asana (physical postures), pranayama
(breath energy practices) and meditation. Awareness of habitual moving,
thinking and attention patterns is possible; and with awareness sits
Soma Yoga Classes are Mondays 6:15 - 7:15pm & Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm drop-ins welcome
Private and Semi-Private Sessions with Jean (founder of Soma Yoga) are by
Somatic Movement Education
Somatic Movement Education re-awakens our inherent agility and expands our
possibilities for moving effortlessly in all we do.
slow, gentle movement patterns liberate us from layers of involuntary,
habitual holding patterns.
Chronic tension patterns change as the body regains its innate ability to
self-correct to ease and efficiency (neuromuscular re-patterning).
Change the way you move, change the way you live.
These movement awareness practices invite quiet mind, a deep unwinding and
endless discovery. This work stems from Somatic Unwinding, Hanna Somatics,
Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, BrainDance developmental movement &
my twenty years as a somatic movement educator.
amazing capacity of your nervous system for somatic releasing, resourcing
The 8 BrainDance developmental movement patterns
focus on the fundamental movement patterns which
originally wired our brain/central nervous system. These patterns are the
foundation for all movement and support optimal movement & cognitive
function in any activity you do. Bring agility, balance, strength and
ease to all of the movement activities in your life.
We can expand our possibilities for moving and thus living.
BrainDance is an excellent cognitive and physical warm up. The
re-patterning will improve any physical activity you enjoy.
A five minute BrainDance makes a wonderful computer break to support
your office life.
Somatic Movement Class is Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm drop-ins
Private & Semi-Private Sessions are by appointment. Monthly Somatic
Movement Education Workshops - open to all.
Movement Education Workshops
Saturdays June 27 1:00 - 4:00pm
(please see workshop page)
pre-registration required limited to nine
A dance/movement class for optimal movement health.
Inspired by African & Brazilian dance as well as from my twenty years as a dancer and somatic
This class is inspired
by my sheer love of movement and its ability to keep us awake, strong,
agile, joyful and
warm-up & somatic movement cool down.
open to all
Move! Classes are Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00pm and Fridays 10:00 - 11:00am
Private & Semi-Private Sessions are by appointment.
You may join classes, workshops, retreats, schedule private or semi-private
arrange on-site visits to your workplace/classroom/art studios.
& Semi-Private Sessions
with Jean Hindle are by appointment
Soma Yoga Hatha Yoga
Somatic Movement Education BrainDance
For On -Site Programs (Workplace/Classroom/Art Studios/Parks) please click here
Soma Yoga practice MP3's
Restoration, Office/Chair, Improvisational
these gentle practices are suitable for all
free practice MP3's come with class cards
gift certificates are available
for private sessions, classes, workshops, retreats, on-site
please contact Jean at the studio for these