& Dance!   

1423 NW 70th Street, Seattle WA    




also at studio:

Intergenerational BrainDance

BrainDance for Adults

The Body as Teacher
Intergenerational & Adults

Wild Body Yoga

Dance Healing


Mindfulness Meditation

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

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workshop pages for
more information



Jean Hindle

Jean is the founder of Soma Yoga and Soma Yoga & Dance Studio.  She has been a yoga & meditation teacher, somatic movement educator and dancer in Seattle for over twenty five years.  She began developing Soma Yoga twenty five years ago.  The integration of Somatic Movement Education, Alexander Technique and Skinner Releasing within Classical Hatha Yoga sessions led to the development of Soma Yoga.  She is continually inspired by the openings in awareness and understanding that this weaving fosters.   Her studies and trainings include Classical Hatha Yoga, meditation practices and studies within the Zen and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, dance, Skinner Releasing, Somatic Unwinding, BioSomatics, Hanna Somatics, the teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, developmental movement, Body Mind Centering, BrainDance, QiGong and classical voice training.   Her dance background includes  Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Afro-Brazilian, Contemporary African, West African, Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Low-flying Trapeze Dance, Bungee Dancing, WaterDance, Skinner Releasing and Open Source Forms.  In addition to Soma Yoga, she has developed Sounding the Body, Drawing/Writing Meditation, WaterSomatics & Dance, WaterSomaYoga, Move, Improvisational Somatics, Soma Yoga & Art and Toolkit for Teens & Pre-Teens.  She sits in huge heartfelt thanks for the courage and teachings of her parents, her grandparents, her six siblings, Muriel Brock, her students, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ani Pema Chodron, Lama Wangdor Rinpoche, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Moshe Feldenkrais, Thomas Hanna, Russell Delman, Thomasa Eckert, Bob Davidson, Stephanie Skura, Karen Clay, Carol Welch, Bob Smith, Ellen Ziegler, Barry Briggs, Kevin Spencer, Melissa Middlebrook, Dora Oliveira, Lara McIntosh, Etienne Cakpo, Daniel Nery Dos Santos Filho (Mestre Pitta), Aileen Panke, Manimou Camara and many more!



"I have found great nourishment in my years of studying with Jean. She is unique among teachers in her ability to infuse each class with both profundity and lightness. She simultaneously honors and challenges students with a highly attuned responsiveness to each individual and the whole group."
                                                                                                         - Dana Elkun


                    "Anything is possible....................if we play hard enough."   Jean

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