& Dance!   

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   Somatic Movement Education   Move!   BrainDance  Hatha Yoga     

FELDENKRAIS       MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction)
  
 Shambhala Meditation   Kid's Dance
Body Mind Centering   Breema (Self & Partner Bodywork) 
      Mindfulness Meditation    VerbaDance    Simple Self Care
Improvisational Soma Yoga & Art  


Jean Hindle is the founder of Soma Yoga and Soma Yoga & Dance Studio.  She began developing Soma Yoga twenty 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 three 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 classes & workshops are below.  On site corporate & school workshops are by appointment.

an important Somatic Movement article:
https://thesomaticmovement.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/stretching-vs-pandiculation-whats-the-difference-and-why-does-it-matter/


Soma Yoga:   A modern yoga with ancient roots.  Soma Yoga brings the wisdom of somatic movement education to your hatha yoga & meditation practice.  Chronic tension patterns change as the body regains its innate ability to self-correct to ease and efficiency (neuromuscular re-patterning).  Hatha Yoga practice supports strength, agility, equanimity and clarity of mind.  Somatic movement Education liberates us from layers of involuntary holding patterns and cultivates a deeper awareness and understanding in Hatha Yoga practice and everyday life.  Yoga blends asana (physical postures), pranayama (breath energy practices) and meditation.  Awareness of habitual moving, thinking and attention patterns is possible; and with awareness sits liberation.
 Private and Semi-Private Sessions with Jean (founder of Soma Yoga) are by appointment.   

Improvisational Soma Yoga & Art

Monday 4 Class Series  May 2 - 23  6:15 - 7:15pm
Improvisational Soma Yoga involves gentle verbally guided somatic movement meditations to allow the body to find its own way in release, engagement and restoration.  A half hour yoga practice is followed by a 20 minute drawing & writing meditation.  We end with more movement & meditation.  gentle, open to all
pre-registration required  $55 for the series  please see workshop page


The Ground of Being
in town retreat
Jean Hindle of Soma Yoga & Jennifer Cabanero of The Yoga Tree
 come together to bring you these gentle, transformational weekends
of Somatic Movement & iRest Yoga Nidra.
May 14-15 2016  Saturday & Sunday 1:00 - 5:00pm
$150 for each retreat
limited to eight
pre-registration required
jean@soma-yoga.com   206-782-5044
(please see workshop page)  


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).  Change the way you move, change the way you live.  These movement awareness practices invite quiet mind, a deep unwinding and endless discovery.   This work stems from Somatic Unwinding, Hanna Somatics, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, BrainDance developmental movement & 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 developmental 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.
Somatic Movement Class is Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00pm   drop-ins welcome  open to all

Private & Semi-Private Sessions are by appointment.   Somatic Movement Education Workshops  - open to all.


Somatic Movement Workshop
Saturday  June 25  1:00 - 3:00pm 
(please see workshop page)  pre-registration required    limited to eight


Move  ~   A somatics/dance class for optimal movement health - inspired by my many years as a dancer and somatic movement educator.  This class is inspired by my sheer love of movement and its ability to keep us awake, strong, agile, joyful and healthy.  Includes delicious somatic unwinding, the brilliant BrainDance patterns and movement inspired by my African and Brazilian dance teachers/choreographers.  open to all
Move! Classes are Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00pm and Fridays 10:00 - 11:00am   drop-ins welcome
 Private & Semi-Private Sessions are by appointment.

 Move Workshops
Saturdays  10:30am - 12:30pm      May 7   June 5
(please see workshop page)  pre-registration required    limited to eight


Simple Self Care Workshops & Private Sessions

short daily practices in somatic movement, meditation, BrainDance & self massage to support your living.

workshop  Saturday June 11  2:00 - 4:00pm   (please see workshop page)
private sessions are by appointment   Jean Hindle  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    Hatha Yoga   Move   Meditation   
Somatic Movement Education     BrainDance   Simple Self Care 
 


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
 

                    

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