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.
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:
A modern yoga with ancient roots.
gentle Soma Yoga brings the wisdom of somatic
movement education to yoga &
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
Soma Yoga Weekly Class is Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm drop-ins
Private and Semi-Private Sessions with Jean, founder of Soma Yoga are by
Simple Self Care Workshop
Saturday September 10 2:00 - 4:00pm $35
Short daily practices in somatic movement, meditation, Soma
Yoga, BrainDance & Yoga for the Eyes
to support your living.
It doesn't take much. Practices range from 30 seconds to 15 minutes
Soma Yoga & Art Salon Day
October 22 1:00 - 5:00pm $45
An hour of Soma Yoga followed by a three hour art/writing Salon.
required for these workshops - semi-private, limited to eight
(please see workshop page)
Soma Yoga & Dance In-Town Retreat
September 24-25 Saturday & Sunday
1:00 - 5:00pm
Soma Yoga Workshop
November 12 1:00 - 4:00pm $40
**pre-registration required semi-private,
limited to eight
(please see workshop page)
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).
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.
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 & Semi-Private Sessions with Jean are by appointment. Somatic
Movement Education Workshops - open to all.
A dance/somatics class for optimal movement health - inspired by
my many years as a dancer, yoga teacher and somatic
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 and Fridays 10:00 - 11:00am drop-ins
Tuesday Class shifts to 10:30am in September
Private & Semi-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 Hatha Yoga
Meditation Water Soma Yoga Water Somatics
Somatic Movement Education BrainDance
Simple Self Care
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