Santa Barbara, CA
Shin Somatics® Moving Consciously, Certification Retreat

Santa Barbara, California
Casa de Maria Retreat Center, June 7-12, 2011.
Keep posted for future certification retreats and rejuvenation weekends in Santa Barbara. Sri van der Kroef is Eastwest's resident teacher in Santa Barbara:

See workshop just completed in 2011 below:

Shin Somatics® Certification - Create the Life you Want

  • Land to Water Yoga and Meditation
  • Flow Repatterning Integrative Bodywork
  • Depth-Movement Dance and Metamorphic Butoh
  • Shin Somatics Therapy and Chakra Unwinding

Somatics Certification through ISMETA, Yoga Teacher Certification,

Enjoy Morning Meditation with Sondra Fraleigh and Taoist Light Qi Gong taught by Sri Van der Kroef on beautiful Butterfly Beach.

Time-out for sightseeing in and around Santa Barbara.

Casa de Maria provides a nurturing atmosphere with attractive and comfortable facilities, a beautiful oak wooded haven, the Sadako Peace Garden, an outdoor stone Labyrinth, and county-hiking trails into the Santa Ynes Mountains.The chef serves a variety of choices and fresh cuisine with food from the organic gardens.

Our group is the sole occupant of the charming Casa Terisita dorm with its outdoor deck and beautiful views. Daily workshops in the light and spacious Terrace Room.


Workshop questions to Sondra Fraleigh,

Shin Somatics® Program also offered in weekend formats in Santa Barbara.

How to Register for Workshop:

Send a brief, one page vita and one paragraph statement of your personal goals for the program of study to Inquire about partial scholarships for full-time students.

Limited to 12 retreat participants on a first come basis:
$1255 if registered by March 7
$1335 if registered by May 7
$1415 if registered after May 7
Cost includes accommodation in Casa Terisita dorm, lunches for five days, and two dinners. Arrive June 7th after 12 noon, depart June 12th by 12 noon.

Day students welcome: Inquire about lower cost of day student tuition, certification and non-certification prices. Inquire about half-day program for personal growth and lower cost.

Retreats & Home Stay priced separately

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Sri van der Kroef teaches Shin Somatics in Santa Barbara

In Santa Barbara in 2009, Sri van der Kroef joined Sondra Fraleigh in teaching the somatics training program. Since then she has established a certification program given in weekend formats. Three weekends of study qualify for one level of Shin Somatics certification credit. The class size is kept small and includes full days of work on Saturday and Sunday, 10AM - 5PM.

Register for three weekends by 6 weeks in advance and save 1/3 on full tuition in 2010.

Full tuition for one level is $886
Tuition for 1/2 level (3 full days of study) is $443

Students untangle the paths of personal dances through guided imagery and movement explorations - and learn core movement patterning with application to hands on movement therapy. Morning sessions include Land to Water Yoga (with Chakra Unwinding). Fraleigh's unique yoga is based on developmental movement and spiritual meanings of the body.

ESN Regional Conference
Body Contexts: Somatics in Practice, took place on May 23, 2009

For more on ESN Conferences and Call for Proposals see Conference Page

For ongoing weekend programs and low cost housing in Santa Barbara, email Sri Van Der Kroef: Sri continues the Eastwest training programs in Santa Barbara in weekend formats. The next Eastwest retreat in the Santa Barbara area will be in 2011.

Photographs of the May Program in 2009 below.

"Invisible Container Collage," from the park version of "Rainbow Bridge Butoh". Top L, Sri van der Kroef, R, Pam Wunderlich, bottom Mathew Nelson and Jeanne Schul. Below see dancing at the mission, Celine Coles, Nati Guillaume, and Joan Englander. Nati works with Joan in the next photograph -- intergenerational/intercultural. In the last photograph, Sondra finishes a bodywork session with Joan.

See photographs from 2007 program in California below


Located at the mountaintop above Healdsburg CA

Dancing on your Path in Healdsburgh, DVD available from Eastwest Somatics Institute
DVD includes workshop dances and Fraleigh's demonstrations of somatic techniques

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