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Fall Highlights

GlobalBody ~ Fluid Muse

Sat, 9/5. 11am-1pm

with Bobbie

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Bodies, Voices & Spirits

Sun, 9/20. 12-6pm

with Kathleen Hannan

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Swami Cat & Karuna Lynne

Sun, 9/27. 11:30am-12:30pm

with Karuna Lynne

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Continuum Movement Series

Thurs . 7:15-9:15pm

with Bobbie

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Full Body Roll

Sat, 10/3 . 11am-12:30pm

with Bobbie

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Earth Movers Drum Collective

with Dave Miller

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Soma Yoga 500 Hour Teacher Training 2015-16

with Bobbie and Robin

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Yoga Teacher Training Apprenticeship Available

with Bobbie

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Coming in 2016 - Somatic Leadership Training

with Bobbie Ellis, Alice Rutkowski and Susan Herrick

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The Great Belly: A Yogini’s Lament

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Did Women Invent Yoga?

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Yoga Teacher Training Programs Available
with Bobbie
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Soma Center
Celebrates 18 Years
in Highland Park, NJ

Soma Center, the slow motion, body intelligent studio. The healing side of practice and embodiment.


Our classes, workshops and training programs offer resources for a greater capacity to live a life of meaning in this modern world. A creative way of Embodied exercise, self-growth, and inner awareness that access your connection to the greater whole and the understanding of your part in it.


We offer a refreshing approach to wellness that does not push, over effort or force, but guides you towards your own capacity, cultivating the silent still mind that naturally occurs when you are more fully engaged with the moment to moment occurrences in movement and sensation. We emphasize a person centered approach to yoga, movement and the creativity of living to give you full access to your greatest potential at your own pace.


Rather then give you a mold to fit into, our way of practice gives you the time and space to meet yourself whole heartedly with love and kindness. Just where you are with interest and curiosity, to build strength, relieve stress and anxiety, and hopefully leave with a little more of who you are than when you came in.


Take your time to peruse our website, if you like what we offer in words, take a class and feel the difference of soma. There is no greater way to know if this way of practice is for you other then experience. With 30 years of explorations and 18 years as a studio in Highland Park, NJ, our knowledge and practice holds a beautiful container for your deepest unfoldings. Extending presence by awakening somatic intelligence and embracing all aspects of the human experience.


Thank you for connecting with us!


Feel free to contact Bobbie Ellis-Bianculli, Owner & Director of Soma Center, at 732.777.9642 or somactr@aol.com.


"The tantric practitioner uses the immediate sensations in the body and breath as a doorway into one's true natural unfoldings...When we breathe, a flow of energy called prana moves through the body/mind. All thought, movement and fluidity flow on these energy currents. We have 72,000or more energy points of light all over the body called "Nadis". Prana flows through these energy points. As we explore our own inner pathways, it is hard not to marvel at the microcosm of life manifest in the body in the form of fluctuating, undulating, pulsating sensations...minuscule worlds inside minuscule worlds..."


"Hold to the truth you make everyday with your own body, don't turn your face away. Hold to your own truth at the center of the image you were born with. Those who do not understand, their destiny will never understand the friends they have made nor the work they have chosen, nor the one life that waits beyond all the others. By the lake in the wood, in the shadows you can whisper that truth to the quiet reflection you see in the water. Whatever you hear from the water, remember, it wants you to carry the sound if its truth on your lips..." David Whyte