the ancient traditions of hatha 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
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 bottom of page & classes & workshop pages
Currently, Jean teaches mostly private sessions at the studio
(private study for adults, teens & children).
Her regular weekly classes & workshops are below. On site corporate
workshops are by appointment.
Yoga brings the wisdom of somatic movement education to your yoga &
This practice of mindful movement and meditation invites
awareness, quiet mind, a deep 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).
Private Sessions by appointment. Private Soma Yoga sessions
bring together somatic movement education, Classical Hatha Yoga &
Meditation. Tuesday Gentle Soma Yoga Drop-in class is 6:00 -
7:10pm - open to all.
Somatic Movement Education
amazing capacity of your nervous system for somatic releasing, resourcing
Through slow, 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, BrainDance patterns &
my twenty years as a somatic educator.
Private Sessions by appointment. Monthly Somatic Movement Tune-Up
Workshops below - open to all.
Movement Tune-up Workshops
Saturdays January 31 February 28
March 28 1:00 - 4:00pm
(please see workshop page)
pre-registration required limited to nine
A more active somatic movement re-patterning class with world music
which focuses on
the eight fundamental movement patterns which
originally wired our brain/central nervous system. These patterns are the
foundation for all movement activities and support optimal movement function
in any activity you do. Bring agility, balance, strength and
ease to all of the movement activities in your life – and most importantly,
bring your brain to 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!
always winds down with extraordinarily gentle somatic movement patterns on
Private Sessions by appointment. Seasonal Workshop below - open to
Winter BrainDance Workshop
Saturday January 17 3:00 - 4:30pm
pre-registration required limited to nine
please see workshop page
A more active
Somatics & Dance class for optimal movement health! : BrainDance warm
up, more active dance/movement to get the heart pumping! and ending with gentle 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.
I draw from my background in African, Brazilian and Modern Dance.
Move! Classes are Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00pm and Fridays 10:00 - 11:00am
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
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