1423 NW 70th Street, Seattle WA    




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


Soma Yoga

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.    (more bio)
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.

Soma Yoga   Soma Yoga brings the wisdom of somatic movement education to your yoga & meditation practice.  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  discover the amazing capacity of your nervous system for somatic releasing, resourcing and re-education   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.

Monthly Somatic 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

BrainDance    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!
 Class always winds down with extraordinarily gentle somatic movement patterns on the floor. 
Private Sessions by appointment.  Seasonal Workshop below - open to all.

Winter BrainDance Workshop
Saturday  January 17  3:00 - 4:30pm
pre-registration required   limited to nine
please see workshop page

Move!  ~   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 healthy.  This class helps keep 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 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   Meditation   
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
Basics, Deep Restoration, Office/Chair, Improvisational
these gentle practices are suitable for all level
 free practice MP3's come with class cards
gift certificates are available
for private sessions, classes, workshops, retreats, on-site visits
please contact Jean at the studio for these

Also at the Studio

    Mindfulness Meditation   Shambhala Meditation   FELDENKRAIS

    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)   Partner Massage Workshops
           Body Mind Centering   Children's Dance  


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