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Workshops & Special Events

Simple Somatic Self Care Workshop
with Jean Hindle, founder of Soma Yoga and Soma Yoga & Dance Studio
"There is a resting place, a starting place that you can always return to.
 You can always bring your mind back home and rest right here, right now, in present, unbiased awareness."  Pema Chodron   
Sunday   February 23  12:00 - 3:00pm   
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.

 open to all   no previous experience needed  $45
 pre-registration required  limited to eight /please call or email to check on space availability before paying
 Jean Hindle  206-782-5044 
jean@soma-yoga.com
 
 
to pay with PayPal  or mail registration to studio to reserve your spot:
 Jean Hindle
 1423 NW70th st
 Seattle, WA 98117

 

Somatic Movement & BrainDance Workshop 
Sunday   March 29  12-3pm  $45

with Jean Hindle, founder of Soma Yoga and Soma Yoga & Dance Studio
Freedom to Move, Freedom to Choose
Discover the amazing capacity of your nervous system for somatic releasing, resourcing and re-education.  
Somatic Movement Education re-awakens our inherent agility and expands our possibilities for moving effortlessly in all we do.  These slow, gentle movement explorations 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.  We will also engage with more energetic moving with the BrainDance patterns.  This work stems from Somatic Unwinding, Hanna Somatics, the teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Skinner Releasing, developmental movement, BrainDance, Contemporary African & Afro-Brazilian Dance and my twenty six years as a somatic movement educator, dancer, yoga & meditation teacher.

 open to all   no previous experience needed  $45
 pre-registration required  limited to eight /please call or email to check on space availability before paying
 Jean Hindle  206-782-5044 
jean@soma-yoga.com
 
 
to pay with PayPal  or mail registration to studio to reserve your spot:
 Jean Hindle
 1423 NW70th st
 Seattle, WA 98117
 


Breath Movement Series
with Hayley Shannon
1st sunday of the month  though May 1:00 - 4:00pm, except May is 1:30 - 4:30pm
Mar 1   April 5   May 3
Channel the power of your breath and movement to transform stuck energy and embody your power.
This is the fourth time this series is being offered.  We go deep!
About the Series
Your breath is a powerful bridge to your presence.  This series moves through four stages of breath related to the stages of healing.  Give yourself permission to be where the body calls you to be.  We often avoid spaces within ourselves that need our loving attention due to old fear-based patterns that accumulate in our lives.  These holding patterns may no longer serve us and often limit us from embracing our whole selves.  Each workshop invites you to embody presence with non-judgement and to develop your innate capacity for compassion and healing.
 - Enhance body awareness and connectivity
 - Develop new healthy patterns for your body, heart, mind
 - Harvest resources from within to inspire your personal and artistic life
 - Cultivate self-compassion and acceptance
Participants receive FREE access to recordings of guided activities>
Art supplies are provided.  Feel free to bring a journal and your own supplies if desired.
Wheelchair accessible, adults only 18+, of all physical abilities welcome.
No prior movement experience necessary.

limited to ten, Pre-registration required.
Investment*
Single workshop: sliding scale $45-65
* scholarships available online 
via online form
for more information: https://www.hayleyshannon.com/breath-movement-series
 


Bi-Monthly FELDENKRAIS Workshop
with
LeeAnn Starovasnik
Come home to yourself while you rest, sit and walk.
2:00 - 5:00pm   www.nextstepconsultinginc.com for topics
early bird - $50 (10 days in advance)
Single Workshop - $75 9within 10 days)
Prepay for three - $120
Call 206-372-8822 to register with LeeAnn
www.nextstepconsultinginc.com

 



Women's Monthly Meditation Circle
with Jessica Sokol
4th Sunday of the month  6:00 - 8:00pm
Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 22, Apr 26, May 24
On the closest Sunday to the new moon, from 6:00 - 8:00pm, Jessica Sokol facilitates a Wild Woman Project (www.thewildwomanproject.com)  new moon circle meditation.  All who identify as women are welcome.
Please bring a journal, a writing instrument and your beautiful, wild heart. 
A contribution of $5-20 as you are able.  As space may be limited, please let her know if you desire to attend.
Jessica Sokol (LMHCA) believes in the power of community alignment and a positive approach to our mental health and well being.
Her love of learning has taken her down paths and liminal spaces of warriorship, comparative religion, sociology, counseling and nonlinear ways of knowing.  She is delighted to host a monthly meditation at Soma Yoga and Dance.  Please feel free to contact her with any questions.
firebirdfeathers@gmail.com
206-406-3221
www.thewildwomanproject.com

 

Death, Disease and the Myth of the Fountain of Youth
Join therapist Heather Stringer with rituals addressing our mortality, our genetic inheritance and the cultural myths we have absorbed about aging.  Together we will find meaningful actions to disarm the fear of death and face it with courage.  We'll release generational relationships around dying and disease that we have carried as daughters and sons. 
We will break down the Fountain of Youth Myth and learn to celebrate our bodies as they are.
The Myth of the Fountain of Youth: dismantling the fetishism of youthfulness and celebrating
our bodies just as they are.  
sunday   January 12   10:00am -12:00pm
Family History: releasing generational relationships with disease and dying.  TBA
Facing Death: engaging our fears around mortality.  TBA
each ritual is $25
*You may sign up for 1,2 or all 3 rituals.
For more information, please contact Heather Stringer, LMHC
630-615-1282  hmariestringer@gmail.com