Jean Hindle is the founder of Soma Yoga
and Soma Yoga
& Dance Studio.
She began developing Soma Yoga
twenty five 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 six 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 semi-private classes & workshops are below. On site corporate, school
& art studio
workshops are by appointment.
an important Somatic Movement article:
Somatic Movement Education - Change the Way You Move, Change
the Way You Live - 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).
These movement awareness practices invite quiet mind, a deep unwinding and
endless discovery. This work stems from Somatic Unwinding, Hanna Somatics,
the teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Skinner Releasing, BrainDance &
my twenty years as a somatic movement educator.
amazing capacity of your nervous system for somatic releasing, resourcing
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 Sessions with Jean are by appointment.
Somatic Movement & Meditation class is tuesdays evenings 6-7pm,
extraordinarily gentle & restorative
drop-ins welcome, NO CLASS 12/17-12/31
see workshops below, next Simple Somatic Self Care Workshop is
December 15 workshop is full, next one is Feb 23
Somatic Movement & BrainDance Workshop is January 26
A modern yoga with ancient roots.
Bring the wisdom of somatic movement
education into your 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, quiet mind and endless discovery. 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. In private sessions, Jean draws from Somatic Unwinding,
Hanna Somatics, The teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais, Skinner Releasing, The
Alexander Technique, the developmental movement patterns of BrainDance and
her twenty six years as a yoga & meditation teacher, dancer and somatic
Private Sessions with Jean, founder of Soma Yoga are by
A more active somatics/dance class
including BrainDance patterns for optimal movement AND cognitive health.
Bring ease and awareness to all of the movement activities in your life -
draws from my 28 yrs as a dancer & somatic movement educator - including my
10 years of African and Afro-Brazilian Dance. A fun morning wake-up!
Move Class is Friday 10:00 - 11:00am drop-ins
welcome NO CLASS 12/27 & 1/3
Private Sessions with Jean 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 Somatic Movement Education Hatha Yoga
Water Soma Yoga Water Somatics Somatic Walking Re-Education
Simple Self Care Toolkit for Teenagers & Pre-Teens
Workshops with Jean - please see workshop page
semi-private, limited to 8, pre-registration required 206-782-5044
Somatic Movement & BrainDance Workshop is Sunday
January 26 12-3pm $45
A Day of Simple Self Care Workshop is Sunday December 15
12-3pm $45 workshop is full, next one
is Feb 23
ranging from 30 seconds to 15 minutes in somatic movement, meditation,
patterns, self massage, Soma Yoga
and somatics for the Eyes to support your daily living.
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 &
Private Sessions or
purchase through website
gift certificates are available
for private sessions, classes, workshops, retreats, on-site
please contact Jean at the studio for these