Eastwest Shin Somatics® Programs Schedule


2017 our 27th Anniversary, lucky 7!

Sondra Fraleigh is 77 years old this year, but this is a secret.

Certification and Associate Workshops, Schedule 2017

May 22-26; May 28- June 1, Yoga Soul in Saint George, Utah
Taught by Sondra Fraleigh and Kay Nelson

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June 14-18,
Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN (near Nashville)
Contact Kelly Ferris Lester Kelly.lester@usm.edu with questions. Taught by Kelly Ferris Lester with Alaina Deaver

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July 11-15 Downtown Arts in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Taught by Amy Bush & Catherine Schaeffer, contact Catherine Schaeffer, catschaef58@gmail.com

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August 25-27 with Ruth Way in Exeter, UK.

Introduction Day option, Aug. 25, Cygnet Theatre, Friars' Gate, Exter, UK, Exeter, England EX2 4AZ

For early bird registration and more information,

email: R.Way@plymouth.ac.uk

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December 15-19 Retreat and Conference Zion National Park Lodge, Conference 15 & 16.

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Eastwest Somatics in Mexico: Several Levels available in 2017

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In Mexico, Levels are taught in spanish but we can easily accommodate a bi-lingual course for people coming from the US or internationally who would like to learn and join us here in Mexico for a level. Please contact Ashley Meeder for more information: ashley@viveradiante.com

25 - 29 of January : The Art of Walking: intensive in experiential anatomy of the foot, ankle, knee, hip and posas through somatic movement / El Arte de Caminar (curso intensivo de anatomía experiencial y movimiento somático)
Location:- Mexico City

22 - 26 March 2017: The Root and the Wind: History and innovation in somatic education and the role of the natural world as therapeutic process. The level will include dance processes and Land to Water Yoga in Nature. / La Raíz y el Viento: Historia e innovación adentro de la Educación Somática y procesos de danza en la naturaleza.
Location: Tequisquiapan, Queretaro - México

24 - 28 May 2017: The Wings and The Heart in Movement: bodywork, dance processes, touch techniques and experiential anatomy of the hand, wrist, arm, scapula and heart. / Alas y el Corazón en Movimiento
Location:- Mexico City

26 - 30 July 2017: Dancing Down the Bones: Experiential anatomy, bodywork, dance/movement processes, and somatic yoga for educators and movement therapists focusing on the spine, rib cage and breath. / Bailando con los Huesos: La Columna Vertebral y la Respiración.
Location:- Mexico City

Research Conference in Mexico City: 1st and 2nd of August * TENTATIVE DATES * (Presentation of case studies for graduates, research in the field, creative aplication of somatic ideas, teaching yoga somatically etc.) / CONFERENCIA DE INVESTIGACIÓN: 1 y 2 de agosto TENTATIVA (Presentación de estudios de caso, investigación en el campo, aplicación del trabajo en diferentes áreas, yoga somático etc.)
Location:- Mexico City

25 a 29 de Octubre 2017: Teaching Through Touch: liberating the neck and floating the head, Shin Somatics Bodywork, Somatic Yoga, Contact Unwinding, Communication and Touch in the Classroom. "To touch is to give life." / Enseñando a través del tacto - Liberando el cuello, Flotando la Cabeza
"Tocar es Dar Vida." - Miguel Ángel
Location: TBD

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2016 our 26th Anniversary Year

Partial schedule for 2016

Two back-toback Workshops at Yoga Soul in St. George, Utah

May 6-10 and May 12-16. (Day off on May 11)

Plymouth University in th UK
July 8 - 10 ( Friday - Sunday )
10AM - 5PM
Introduction Option, Friday only

The House, Plymouth University , Drakes Circus Plymouth Devon PL4 8AA

London Workshop
July 14 - 16 (Thursday - Saturday)
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM  
Introduction Option, Thursday only

Chisenhale Dance Space
64-84 Chisenhale Road, London E3 5QZ

Home-Stay Mentorships
In the Beautiful Color Country of Saint George, Utah

Small group study with Sondra Fraleigh and Eastwest Teachers.
Five days to earn one level of certification. Three days for 1/2 level.
Certify with: Shin Somatics, ISMETA, Yoga Alliance.


Arrive in Las Vegas and take the shuttle to Saint George, or fly directly to Saint George.

Announcing a new program in Mexico

Date: April 6th - 10th, 2016
Wednesday through Sunday
Location: Mexico City, Creeser Institute
Language: Spanish

Ashley Meeder, is on faculty at Eastwest Somatics Instutute and with over 10 years of experience and study with Sondra Fraleigh in Somatic Movement Education. A teacher trainer based in Mexico City, Ashley is passionate about helping other therapists and educators find their path and successfully be able to use Somatic Movement Education and Therapy in their professional work. Along with her work as a Somatic Movement Therapist, Ashley areas of concentration and study include Pilates, pain management, the biology of pain, experiential anatomy and kinesiology. Ashley is happy to be able to provide these training in Mexico, as an extension of Eastwest Somatics. www.viveradiante.com

Other Upcoming Dates:

25 - 29th of May 2016 – 5 days in Mexico City

Location: Mexico City, Creeser Institute
Language: Spanish and English

20 - 24 of July 2016 – 5 days in Mexico City

Location: Mexico City, Creeser Institute
Language: Spanish and English

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Shin Somatics® Certification Workshops in Memphis, stay tuned!


Some Past Workshops, Retreats, and Conferences

Greece Retreat 2014, June 11-17
Mythos Retreat, Myths to Dance by: Somatics and Butoh with Sondra Fraleigh in Chania on the Island of Crete.
Opportunity to perform. Send proposal for performance to eastwest@q.com. Option for Certification Credit, or for Personal Travel Retreat with yoga and dance in the mornings at reduced cost.

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Study at SOUL CENTRE in Auckland New Zealand, Sept 24-28. Learn how to be a somatic practitioner in the lush rainforest of the west coast of Auckland. Workshop taught by Willa Monroe, Shin Somatics Registered Teacher.

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Harmony Farm Retreat 2014: Healing Trauma, with Sondra Fraleigh
October 6-10, Tipp City Ohio, enjoy beautiful acommodations and studio at this charming farm, includes shared room, three meals a day, and all instruction in yoga, dance, and teaching through touch. Certification workshop intensive for full price, or yoga and movement studies in the morning for reduced cost. On-site Labyrinth informal performance. Study with Sondra Fraleigh and Associate Richard Beil. Earn credits for Somatics Certification and Yoga Alliance.

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Annual Winter Retreat and ESN Conference in Color Country, Utah, St. George, December 10-14. Reserve early for home stay opportunities. Conference in Zion on December 14, Submitt proposals for paper presentations and informal concertn dances - eastwest@q.com. See Call for Conference Proposals on Conference page of this website.

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Tokyo, Japan: Workshops Ongoing taught by Akiko Kishida, for information email:akikokishida22@hotmail.com

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Completed in 2012

12/12/12 Archetypes of Transformation in St. George, Zion, and Snow Canyon, Utah

Celebrate Dec. 12, 2012 (12/12/12)
in St. George and Zion Utah

Eastwest Somatics Network Annual Conference (ESNAC), December 10
Two Days rejuvenation, open to all, December 11 & 12
Three days for 1/2 level Certification Credit, Dec. 10 (ESNAC), 11, 12
Five Day Certification Workshop, December 12-16
Five Day Certification Workshop, December 8-12

12/12/12 in Color Country
. Catherine Schaeffer, ESN President, Kay Nelson Shin Somatics®, and Angela Graff, RYT, Shin Somatics® and Mental Health Therapist sponsor 12/12/12.

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Tuscan Sun Yoga Retreat with Sondra Fraleigh and Catherine Schaeffer

Ebbio in Italy, May 28 - June 3

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Upstate New York: Buffalo or Elmira with Eastwest Associates

Early October TBA, Shin Somatics Certification Workshop, Pending

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In The UK
Earth and Alchemy: Image, Myth & Transformation
with Karen Smith and assistant Karin Rugman

EWS Workshops in early 2012

St. George/Zion Winter Retreat, ESN Conference and EWS Workshop
Love, Power, and Service, Sondra Fraleigh and EWS Associates

January 6, ESN Conference, Red Hills Wellness in St. George (10 to 5)
January 7-9, Shin Somatics Certification Workshop, Red Hills Wellness Center in St. George (10 to 5)
(January 8, Morning in Kayenta, Labyrinth Dance: Transforming the Pain Body)
January 10, Zion Day, Canyon Return Dances in the Environment (10-5)

EWS Workshops in 2011

Dancing on Your Path, Winter Retreat and Conference in Zion

January 6-11, 2011

Somatics and Depth-Movement DanceTherapy
Eastwest Somatics Network Conference and Performances, 6 -7

Shin Somatics Certification Workshop, 8-11

Somatic Pedagogy Round Table in St. George
Post-conference day of study and sharing, January 12

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New Zealand: Workshops with Karen Smith

January 19-24, Shin Somatics Certification Workshop I
January 26-30, Shin Somatics Certification Workshop II

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Santa Barbara Workshop: Sondra Fraleigh and Sri van der Kroef

June 7-17, begins at noon on the 7th, ends the evening of the 12th

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Bath Spa University, UK, Workshops in May and October TBA

Shin Somatics Certification Workshops

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Elmira New York: Sondra Fraleigh and Associates at Tanglewood Nature Center

Oct. 3-7 & 8-10, Shin Somatics Certification Workshop

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Saint George, Utah with Sondra Fraleigh and Associates

November 11-15, Shin Somatics Certification Home-Stay Retreat
(Option: Last 3 days for level seven advanced study credit, Nov 13-15)

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2010 Eastwest Somatics 20th Anniversary Year


Zion Winter Retreat

Dancing on Your Path
Rejuvenation Retreat in Zion, Utah, January 8-11,
ESN Conference January 7&8,
Certification Option: Additional tutorial in St. George 12&13
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New Zealand Workshops in Auckland

Seven Core Lessons in Somatic Kinesiology, January 20-24
Body Song: Responsive Dance and Bodywork, January 27-31
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Tuscan Sun Retreat

Eastwest Somatics and Red Hills Wellness Center in St. George Utah sponsor the Tuscan Sun Retreat in Italy, May 24-30.
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Certification Workshops in St. George Utah

Dancing Down the Bones, April 8-12, 2010
Somatic Yoga, Expression & Myth, October 8-12, 2010
Including metamorphic Dance, Teaching Through Touch Bodywork,
Somatics in the Environment and on Camera
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University of Memphis in Tennessee

Seven Lessons in Somatic Kinesiology, May 31-June 4, 2010
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Week End Certification Tutorials in Santa Barbara
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2009 Workshops and Tutorials

Dancing Down the Bones

Workshop: January 21-25, 2009
Intrinsic Dance, Bodywork, and Butoh, Workshop: January 28-February 1, 2009
SOUL Center of the Body and Mind, Auckland New Zealand
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Healing Dances & Integrative Bodywork

Arodasi, Shreveport LA, Workshop: April 13-17
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Land to Water Yoga & Integrative Bodywork

Workshop in St. George Utah, May 2-6
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Dancing Down the Bones in Memphis

University of Memphis in Tennessee, May 18-22
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Dancing on Your Path & Integrative Bodywork

Santa Barbara CA, May 24-27
EWS Regional Conference May 24, the first day of the workshop
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Body Song Summer Retreat in the UK

Tilton House in East Sussex, June 22-26
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Metamorphic Dance and Bodywork

Small Group Certification Workshop
features somatic perspectives in the environment and on camera
St. George Utah, October 21-24
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2008 Conference

INVENTION IN - Dance, Somatics, and Movement Analysis

International Conference Concert & Classes
Sponsored by: Bill Evans & Sondra Fraleigh
With ESN, Eastwest Somatics Network
SUNY Brockport June 20, 21, 22

2008 Japan Workshop in Tokyo

See Japan page on this website for information on upcoming workshops.



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