& Dance!   

1423 NW 70th Street, Seattle WA    

 

 

 

also at studio:
FELDENKRAIS
MBSR
Mindfulness Meditation
Shambhala Meditation
Breema
Body Mind Centering
VerbaDance
Partner Massage
Kids Dance
Mindfulness for Kids
Parent & Tot Yoga
Oh Baby Fitness
(Pre & Post Natal Fitness, Toning & Yoga)
Martial Movement for all ages
Dancing into Presence
Self Defendance

Please see classes &
Workshop pages for
more information



 

 

 


"Consciousness is a causative force in the human body; It reshapes the body."
 
 Paul McLean, Nobel Prize Speech

 


Jean Hindle is the founder of Soma Yoga and Soma Yoga & Dance Studio.  She began developing Soma Yoga twenty years ago as she brought the power of Somatic Movement Education into her classical hatha yoga teaching.  She has been a yoga & meditation teacher, somatic movement educator and dancer in Seattle for twenty five years.    (more bio)
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, school & art studio workshops are by appointment.

an important Somatic Movement article:
https://thesomaticmovement.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/stretching-vs-pandiculation-whats-the-difference-and-why-does-it-matter/


Soma Yoga:   A modern yoga with ancient roots.  gentle   Soma Yoga brings the wisdom of somatic movement education to  yoga & meditation practice.  Chronic tension patterns change as the body regains its innate ability to self-correct to ease and efficiency (neuromuscular re-patterning).  These practices support agility, equanimity and quiet mind.  Somatic movement Education liberates us from layers of involuntary holding patterns, expanding our possibilities for moving and thus, living.  Awareness of habitual moving, thinking and attention patterns is possible; and with awareness sits liberation. 
Soma Yoga Weekly Class is Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm  drop-ins welcome
 Private and Semi-Private Sessions with Jean, founder of Soma Yoga are by appointment.   
 

Somatic Movement Education - Change the Way You Move, Change the Way You LiveSomatic Movement Education re-awakens our inherent agility and expands our possibilities for moving effortlessly in all we do.  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).  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.
Discover the amazing capacity of your nervous system for somatic releasing, resourcing and re-education.  
The 8 BrainDance 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.    BrainDance is an excellent cognitive and physical warm up.  The re-patterning will improve any physical activity you enjoy.  We can expand our possibilities for moving and thus living.
A five minute standing BrainDance is a wonderful work break.
Private & Semi-Private Sessions with Jean are by appointment.   Somatic Movement Education Workshops  - open to all.



Move   ~   A dance/somatics class for optimal movement & brain health - inspired by my many years as a dancer, yoga teacher and somatic movement educator.  This class is inspired by my sheer love of movement and its ability to keep us awake, strong, agile, joyful and healthy.  Includes delicious somatic unwinding, the brilliant BrainDance patterns and movement inspired by my many years of dance including studies with my teachers/choreographers from Benin, Guinea & Brazil.  open to all
Move Classes are Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am and Fridays 10:00 - 11:00am   drop-ins welcome
Private & Semi-Private Sessions with Jean are by appointment.


You may join classes, workshops, retreats, schedule private or semi-private sessions or arrange on-site visits to your workplace/classroom/art studios.

Private & Semi-Private Sessions
with Jean Hindle are by appointment     206-782-5044   jean@soma-yoga.com 
Soma Yoga    Hatha Yoga  
Move    Meditation   Water Soma Yoga   Water Somatics
Somatic Movement Education     BrainDance   Simple Self Care 
 

Upcoming Workshops with Jean
register early!  these workshops fill.

Simple Self Care Workshop   
Saturday  December 10   2:00 - 4:30pm  
$35   Workshop full.
Next one is Saturday January 28  1:15- 3:15pm

Short daily practices in somatic movement, meditation, Soma Yoga, BrainDance, Yoga for the Eyes & self massage
to support your living.

It doesn't take much.  Practices range from 30 seconds to 15 minutes

Creativity & Consciousness:  Soma Yoga & Art Salon Day
Saturday   February 25   1:30 - 5:30pm   $45 
An hour of Soma Yoga with a guided drawing meditation followed by a three hour open art and/or writing Salon.

No stinky oils please!  pre-registration required for these workshops - semi-private,  limited to eight  
**pre-registration required  semi-private, limited to eight  
(please see workshop page)  
 


For On -Site Programs (Workplace/Classroom/Art Studios/Parks) please click here


Soma Yoga practice MP3's
Basics, Deep Restoration, Office/Chair, Improvisational
these gentle practices are suitable for all level
 free practice MP3's come with class cards or purchase through website
 
gift certificates are available
for private sessions, classes, workshops, retreats, on-site visits
please contact Jean at the studio for these

jean@soma-yoga.com      (206) 782-5044       1423 NW 70th Street      Seattle, Washington   98117