the ancient traditions of yoga & meditation come
together with the modern wisdom of somatic movement education
Jean Hindle is the founder of Soma Yoga & Soma Yoga Studio.
She began developing Soma Yoga
eighteen 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 bottom of page & classes & workshop pages
unique, gentle practice informed by somatic
This practice of mindful movement, meditation and pranayama invites
awareness, quiet mind, a powerful unwinding and endless discovery.
These 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). Awareness of habitual moving,
thinking and attention patterns is possible; and with awareness sits
liberation. Sessions always end with a ten minute
lying down meditation (savasana).
gentle, open to all
Women's 8 week Hatha Yoga Series - a
meditative flow through classical asana, meditation and pranayama; ending
with somatic unwinding and savasana. pre-registration required
Somatic Movement Education
amazing capacity of your nervous system for somatic releasing, resourcing
Through slow, delicious, gentle movement patterns, this
sensory-motor learning process encourages the release of muscles from
involuntary, habitual contraction. Chronic tension patterns change as
the body regains its innate ability to self-correct to ease and efficiency
(neuromuscular re-patterning). Somatic Movement Education re-awakens
our inherent agility and expands our possibilities for moving effortlessly
in all we do. This work stems from Somatic Unwinding, Hanna Somatics,
Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Skinner Releasing, Body Mind Centering,BrainDance &
my twenty years as a somatic educator.
Somatic Movement Education Intensive
Saturday March 22 2:00-4:00pm
pre-registration required limited to nine
please see workshop page
BrainDance focuses on eight simple foundational somatic movement patterns which
originally wired our brain/central nervous system. These patterns are the
foundation for all movement activities. Bring agility, balance, strength and
ease to all of the movement activities in your life – and most importantly,
bring your brain to life. Discover the amazing capacity of your nervous
system for somatic releasing, resourcing and re-education.
We can expand our possibilities for moving and thus living.
BrainDance is an excellent full body & brain warm up. The re-patterning
will improve any physical or cognitive activity you enjoy.
The BrainDance gets the brain ready for learning. You will learn
utilize before any activity as well as a powerful short
braindance breaks to revitalize during work.
Jean was trained
by Anne Green Gilbert, the founder of BrainDance.
Move! ~ for the love of movement
A movement class with world music. We warm up with BrainDance
patterns, move across the floor with African & Brazilian inspired movement
and wind down with delicious somatic unwinding on the floor.
This class is inspired
by my sheer love of movement and its ability to keep us awake, joyful and
joints juicy, muscles strong, heart happy and mind clear!
Soma Yoga Hatha Yoga
Somatic Movement Education Meditation BrainDance Move! Soma Yoga & Art
are taught by
Jean Hindle, founder of Soma Yoga and Soma Yoga Studio
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
Soma Yoga & Art
Office Ease Walking Ease
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