& Dance!   

1423 NW 70th Street, Seattle WA    




also at studio:

Yoga & Somatics for Grace and Ease

Intergenerational BrainDance

Wild Body Yoga

Women's Monthly Meditation Circle

Dance Healing


Kids Dance

Parent & Tot Yoga
Parent & Preschooler

Oh Baby Fitness
(Pre & Post Natal Toning, Aerobics & Yoga)

Yoga for Teens

Joyful Music Seattle:
Music for Babies & Toddlers

Please click on above and see classes &
workshop pages for
more information




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


Jean Hindle is the founder of Soma Yoga and Soma Yoga & Dance Studio.  She began developing Soma Yoga twenty six 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 seven years.    (more bio)
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 LiveSomatic Movement Education re-awakens our inherent agility and expands our possibilities for moving effortlessly in all we do.  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).  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.
Discover the amazing capacity of your nervous system for somatic releasing, resourcing and re-education.  
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 February 23   see below
Somatic Movement & BrainDance Workshop is January 26  see below

Soma Yoga:  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, Improvisational Movement and her twenty six years as a yoga & meditation teacher, dancer and somatic educator.
Private Sessions with Jean, founder of Soma Yoga are by appointment. 
206-782-5044  jean@soma-yoga.com 

Move   ~   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  
Private Sessions with Jean are by appointment.
206-782-5044  jean@soma-yoga.com

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   Somatic Movement Education   Hatha Yoga  
Move    Meditation
Water Soma Yoga   Water Somatics   Somatic Walking Re-Education   Drawing/Writing Meditation
BrainDance    Simple Self Care   Toolkit for Teenagers & Pre-Teens

Upcoming Workshops with Jean - please see workshop page
semi-private, limited to 8, pre-registration required   
206-782-5044  jean@soma-yoga.com   
Somatic Movement & BrainDance Workshop is Sunday   January 26  12-3pm  $45
A Day of Simple Somatic Self Care Workshop is Sunday  February 23  12-3pm  $45 
Learn practices ranging from 30 seconds to 15 minutes in somatic movement, meditation,
BrainDance 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
Basics, Deep Restoration, Office/Chair, Improvisational
these gentle practices are suitable for all level
 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 visits
please contact Jean at the studio for these

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