A studio committed to
freedom in mind, motion & creative courageous living,
somatics, meditation, yoga, dance and the arts
"No creature ever falls short of its own
Wherever it stands it does not fail to cover the ground." - Dogen Zenji,
"Soma: the body perceived from
within." - Thomas Hanna
in the Ballard Neighborhood since
Jean Hindle is the founder of Soma Yoga and Soma Yoga & Dance Studio
a somatic movement educator, dancer, yoga & meditation teacher,
in Seattle for 30 years.
I founded Soma Yoga in 1998 & Soma Yoga & Dance Studio in 2003.
My teaching draws strongly from Somatic disciplines (Hanna Somatics,
Skinner Releasing Technique, Open Source Forms, The Alexander Technique,
Embodied Anatomy, Continuum and BrainDance).
bio & testimonials
Soma Yoga & Dance Studio adheres to strict COVID-19 protocol with great
providing optimal ventilation and cross breeze; And for cooler weather,
two powerful air-purifiers.
required for in studio.
Private Sessions with Jean
I teach mostly private sessions.
You may schedule your own Semi-Private sessions too (2-4).
Classes with Jean
Hybrid classes-in person & online (limited to 5 in person)
Workshops with Jean
Soma Yoga Weekends
Sat & Sun 1- 4pm
Dec 16-17 Sat & Sun 1-4pm
semi-private/limited to 5 for covid safety
Retreats with Jean
Portugal Retreats Fall 2024
Teaching Practicum Sessions
for professionals wishing to learn how to integrate more somatics,
meditation, BrainDance, Soma Yoga
into their work (yoga teachers, therapists, school teachers, art teachers, etc..)
please email me to schedule these private and/or semi-private sessions
on how to bring somatics & mindfulness practices into your work
Workplace Sessions for your Employees:
please contact Jean
Other Independent teachers at the studio
teachers, colleagues and neighbors, for studio rental, please contact Jean
dance, theater, film, music and visual artists:
please contact Jean for
Soma Yoga & Dance Studio stands
in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, Asian & Pacific Islanders, immigrants,
and LGBTQ+ communities.
if you would like
to donate to the studio now to help keep our doors open
during these challenging times, we thank you
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