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: A Modern Yoga with Ancient Roots

the ancient traditions of 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 eighteen 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

Soma Yoga   A unique, gentle practice informed by somatic movement education.  This practice of mindful movement, meditation and pranayama invites awareness, quiet mind, a powerful 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).    gentle, open to all   

Women's 8 week Hatha Yoga Series  -
a meditative flow through classical asana, meditation and pranayama with somatic movement education.  pre-registration required,  drop-ins only if space

Somatic Movement Education
  discover the amazing capacity of your nervous system for somatic releasing, resourcing and re-education   Through slow, delicious, 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, Skinner Releasing, Body Mind Centering,BrainDance & my twenty years as a somatic educator.

Somatic Movement Education Workshop   Saturday  May 3   2:00-4:00pm
pre-registration required   limited to nine
please see workshop page

BrainDance Patterns   BrainDance focuses on eight simple foundational somatic movement patterns which originally wired our brain/central nervous system. These patterns are the foundation for all movement activities. Bring agility, balance, strength and ease to all of the movement activities in your life and most importantly, bring your brain to life.  Discover the amazing capacity of your nervous system for somatic releasing, resourcing and re-education.    We can expand our possibilities for moving and thus living.
  BrainDance is an excellent full body & brain warm up.  The re-patterning will improve any physical or cognitive activity you enjoy.
The BrainDance gets the brain ready for learning.  You will learn movement to utilize before any activity as well as a powerful short braindance breaks to revitalize during work.
 
Jean was trained by Anne Green Gilbert, the founder of BrainDance.

Move!  ~ for the love of movement    An more energetic movement class informed by somatic movement education;  always ends with delicious 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.
 
Keep your joints juicy, muscles strong, heart happy and mind clear!

Soma Yoga   Hatha Yoga   Somatic Movement Education   Meditation   BrainDance   Move!  Soma Yoga & Art
 
are taught by Jean Hindle, founder of Soma Yoga and Soma Yoga Studio

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   Move!     
Somatic Movement Education     BrainDance  
Soma Yoga & Art 
  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 
   
           Seattle's Littlest Performers   Body Mind Centering   Children's Dance 

                      

         

 

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