SOMA Movement Studio was born out of desire to inspire and to guide anyone to move more mindfully and to move more often. The Yoga Program at SOMA Movement Studio welcomes anyone who wants to experience the centering, meditative, and physical benefits of a Yogic practice. Visit our Class Description site for more details: We offer:
- Yoga Basics: Form (90 min)
Yoga Basics: Flow (90 min)
- All Levels Yoga
Yoga Roll Play: Foam Roller Self Massage
- Vinyasa Yoga (coming in March)
- Power Yoga (coming in March)
- Odiyana Meditation (coming February 28)
Our team of Yoga instructors are all passionate, accomplished, and dedicated to creating the best experience possible for everybody, and every BODY!
Yoga Roll Play with Christine
Mondays 630 - 730 pm
All Levels Yoga with Sharon
Tuesdays 11 am - 1215 pm
Tuesdays 7 - 8 pm
Gentle Yoga with Jackie
Wednesdays 6 - 715 pm and Thursdays 9 - 1015 am
All Levels Power Yoga with Chris and Cara (Tier Two)
Saturdays 9 - 1030 am
See our Class Descriptions page for more details
All Yoga classes at SOMA Movement Studio fit into two class categories. Our regular weekly classes Tier One pricing or workshop style classes which are Tier Two pricing
New Client Yoga SpecialS:
Five Tier One Classes: $60 + tax
Five Tier Two Classes: $75 + tax
Established Client PACKAGES
Tier One Classes: One for $15/ Five for $75/ Ten for $125
Tier Two Classes: One for $25/ Five for $115/ Ten for $220
You can always combine Yoga with other forms of mind-body fitness and cross-register for Pilates, Barre, Dance Fitness, or Somatics using the same class package. See our Rates and Class Description pages for complete details.
OUR STUDIO'S FEATURES:
INDIVIDUAL CUBBIES TO SAFELY STORE BELONGINGS
ACCESSIBLE RESTROOM & CHANGING AREA
PRIVATE ROOM FOR 1-1 SESSIONS
Easy access to farmington river trail bike path
BOUTIQUE WITH YOGA MATS, ACCESSORIES & GIFTS
FREE USE OF CUSHIONED BOLSTERS, BLOCKS & BLANKETS
MONITORED AIR CIRCULATION
SURROUND SOUND MUSIC
FREE SANITIZING SPRAY & TOWELS TO CLEAN YOUR MAT
COMFORT, CONVENIENCE, CONNECTION.
SOMA Movement Studio Yoga Faculty
Jackie MA, 200-RYT (left): Jackie completed her Yoga Alliance training at Sacred Rivers Yoga under the direction of Paula Scopino. Jackie firmly believes that yoga is for everyone and provides gentle classes for calming the mind, strengthening the body, and nourishing the spirit. She is professor emeritus of early childhood education and shares yoga with colleagues, students, and young children.
Sharon (right): Sharon is a 2006 graduate of Kripalu's teacher training. She has studied with many nationally known teachers and has been especially influenced by Sarah Powers, Tias Little, Anna Forest, Todd Norian, Kofi Busia, Michael Carroll (Yoganand), Richard Faulds (Shobhan), Jonathan Foust (Sudhir). She has assisted yoga and meditation workshops at Kripalu and her teaching strongly reflects Kripalu's emphasis on breath, relaxation, and self acceptance.
Cara: Cara is a 2015 graduate of West Hartford Yoga’s 200-hour Yoga Alliance teacher training under Barbara Ruzansky. Teaching yoga has helped Cara maintain a sense of community and she wishes to share that community with her students. She offers a powerful Vinyasa flow. Warming up with slow mindful movements, attention on breath, and flowing into strengthening standing asanas. Cara’s goal is for her students to leave feeling powerful, open hearted and clear-minded.
See our Instructors page for full Instructor Bios.
Yoga Terms you may hear in our Classes and Workshops
Ahimsa: Non Harming
Asana: Literally means "seat." Refers to the physical postures of Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga: The eight limbed path of Yoga including Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadi
Avidya: Ignorance, in Yoga, ignorance is thought to be the root of human suffering
Ayurveda: Life Science. India's traditional system of medicine
Bhakti: Love and Devotion
Citta: Mind or conciousness
Dhyana: Meditation, the seventh limb of Pantanjali's eight-limbed yoga
Guru: Spiritual teacher
Ida-nadi: The prana current associated with the parasympathetic nervous system and has a cooling and calming effect on the mind
Japa: Muttering. The recitation of a word or phrase (mantra)
Kosha: Casing. Envelopes that surround the transcendental self.
Kundalini-shakti: Coiled power, the serpent power or spiritual energey
Mantra: Mind instrument. A sacred sound or phrase, such as om, hum, or om namah shivaya, that has a transformative effect on the mind of the individual reciting it
Mudra: Seal. A hand gesture who whole body gesture
Nadi: Conduit or subtle channel that prana (life force) circulates through
Namaste: "I bow to you," a greeting often used in Yogic practices
Nirodha: Restriction. Mental absorption in an object.
Niyama: Observance. Practices of self restraint. The second limb of Patanjali's eight fold path.
Tapas: Austerity. Glow/Heat. Penance, an ingredient of all yogic approaches with the transformation and self transcendence.
Svadhyaya: Self Study. One of the practices of self restraint (niyama) in Patanjali's eightfold path
Ishvara-pranidhana: Dedication to the Lord
Ojas: Vitality. The subtle energy produced through practice.
Om: Sounds of the Universe
Pingala-nadi: "Reddish Conduit." The prana current associated with the sympathetic nervous system and an energizing effect on the mind
Prajna: Wisdom. The opposite of avidya.
Doshas: A person's constitution or temperament
Prana: Life force
Pranayama: Breath control, the fourth limb of Patanjali's eightfold path
Puraka: Concious inhalation
Kumbhaka: Breath retention
Pratyahara: Sensory inhibition or withdrawal. The fifth limb of Patanjali's eightfold path.
Samadhi: Union. The ecstatic or unitive state in which the meditator becomes one with the object of meditation. The eight and final limb of Patanjali's eightfold path.
Samskara: Activator: Subconscious impressions left behind by each act of volition, mental, and emotional patterns that make up our conditioning.
Yama: Moral discipline
Shakti: Feminine power
Sutra: Thread. An aphorism that serves as a device to memorize sacred Hindu teaching
Tantra: Loom. A tradition of focusing on the feminine energy side of spiritual life