Shin Somatics®, Workshops, Retreats, Conferences

in St. George, Utah and Zion National Park

Photo: Shin Soma Bodywork at Zion Lodge

Somadances 2018-2019

St. George at Yoga Soul and at Zion National Park Lodge

Oct 27 2018 - Introduction to Shin Somatics in Salt Lake City at City Center Yoga, 1-day intensive.

Nov 24-28 2018 Saint George - Certification Workshop, first 2 days open to community participation for reduced day fee.

May 23-27 2019 Saint George - 5 day Shin Somatics. For Personal Growth, including Certification Option.

September 16-20 2019 Saint George - Certification
Sept 22-23 2019 Add Extra Credit.

December 14-18 2019 - Zion Retreat, Conference and Workshop International 5 days, 4 nights (December 14-15 Conference).

Full Level of Certification Credit in a small group workshops/tutorials in St. George and Zion.

Study Land to Water Yoga, Shin Bodywork and intuitive dances for healing. Butoh in Snow Canyon.

5-day certification workshops are $886 with discount of $48 for early bird registration by six weeks in advance. Register on registration page of this website. Eastwest Graduates $25 a day.

Zion Retreat and Conference priced separately. Prices available by March of 2019.

One partial scholarship available in Saint George, email for more info.

Home Stays available in St. George for $35 a day.

Special 1-day Introduction to Shin Somatics Workshop in Salt Lake City at City Center Yoga on Aug. 4, 2019. For more information, email or

Some past offering shown below:

Zion Canyon 2017

Eastwest Somatics 27th Anniversary, 1990-2017

ESN Winter Certification Workshop & Conference

December 15-19 Retreat and Conference
Lucky 7 Conference 15 & 16, Zion National Park Lodge

Lucky 17/17/77 Dance Improvisations in the Canyon

for advance information, email

Zion Lodge in Color Country Utah
December 15-19: Certification Retreat Workshop in Zion
December 15 & 16 Conference in Zion overlaps the workshop above.


$1061 with Early Bird $450 deposit by Oct 1.

$611 Early Bird Final Payment by Nov 1.

$1261 Registration After Nov. 1. Reservation not guaranteed after Dec.1.

Eastwest Graduate inquire about discounted price. Early Bird $400 deposit required.

Students without Zion Stay Inquire about Rates. Early Bird Discount by Oct. 1.

$150 Conference Only (not including room at Zion, inquire about rates)

Full Tuition Includes Conference, Concert, and Workshop, with 4 nights stay in Zion.

Arrive 15th early; leave 19th after 12 noon. Room reservation 15, 16, 17, 18.

Inquire about Home-stay in Saint George for arrival and departure stay-overs.

See Conference Call for Presentations on the Conference Page: Conferences.php

refund policay on website registration page.

St. George Workshops offered every Spring and Fall

include Shin Somatics Home-Stay

Workshop hours are from 10:30 AM to 5:15 PM each day. Lunch Break, morning and afternoon breaks.

$35 home stay paid separately.


Finding Your Horizon in Land to Water Yoga

Akane Storey, Intrinsic Dance Improvisation

Shelly Kirk, Depth-Movement Dance Therapy

Teaching Through Touch

Eastwest Somatics holds its workshops at comfortable Yoga Soul Studio in St. George.

Sondra also teaches for ICL, Institute for Continued Learning, through Dixie State College in St. George.

for full schedule and information phone: 435-673-5316


Walk for Health and Wholeness Learn walking as yoga and meditation with Sondra Fraleigh, Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (rsmt) and somatic movement trainer through ISMETA, International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association.

Walking Yoga, seen above in St. George, is a part of Shin Somatics Land to Water Yoga

Hiking in Alsace

Sondra has lead walking support groups in town parks and on retreats in the USA, Japan, and the United Kingdom. She founded Eastwest Institute for Shin Somatics in 1990, and has since become a trainer for registered somatic therapists through ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association). Sondra teaches yoga stretches, posture, pace, balance, and breath in her walking groups. These groups are suitable for adults of all ages. The lessons are easy to learn and to incorporate in daily life. In St. George we meet 2 mornings a week Wed & Sat, 9:00 to 9:30 AM at a park in South Gate. Sondra is E-RYT 500 through Yoga Alliance, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, 1000 hours of teaching.

For location, dates and registration, email Phone 585-298-3734.

Fee: Eight Lessons, $40. Wear casual clothes.

More Samples of Past Offerings

Dec. 12, 2012 (12/12/12)

in Zion National Park

Archetypes of Transformation
Winter Retreat St. George, Snow Canyon, and Zion Utah, Dec. 8-16

Winter Weather is Wonderful in St. George: bright sun and just a hint of chill.

12/12/12 in Color Country
Sondra Fraleigh, Eastwest Founder, invites you to experience body and world through mythic archetypes. Other key presenters are Professor Catherine Schaeffer, ESN President; Debie Barmonde, Archetype and Life Coach; Kay Nelson Shin Somatics®, and Angela Graff, RYT, Shin Somatics®, Depth-Movement Dance & Mental Health Therapist.

Celebrate 2012 as an auspicious year of planetary evolution. The world is already further inside than we can ever fathom. Unconsciously we match it.

Unwinding the Chakras: Archetypes of Transformation and Healing

  • For the root chakra: Yoga on soft red sandstone.
  • For the belly: Flow repatterning bodywork.
  • For the breath: Contact unwinding and laughter.
  • for the heart: Depth-movement dance therapy.
  • For the throat: Bear walk and music realization.
  • For the third eye: Mindfulness meditation.
  • For the crown: Butoh-inspired dances to stir the unconscious & awaken trust.

Traveling to St. George - Fly to Las Vegas and take the 2 hour shuttle from there, or rent a car. You can also fly directly to St. George through Salt Lake City or Los Angeles. Easy pick ups can be arranged through Eastwest or St. George Shuttle service to either airport.

Study in St. George for Certification in Shin Somatics and Yoga
Move with Beauty in Nature

  • Land to Water Yoga
  • Intrinsic Dance & Shin Soma Bodywork
  • Butoh-inspired Dances in the Environment and on Camera

Opportunity for Home-Stay Study in Saint George Or Long-Distance Credit through Individually Designed Programs

Compassionate connections are waiting to happen, alive in each moment of awareness. Practice Somatic Yoga and meditate in Snow Canyon. Feel the warmth and support of the soft sandstone. Experience the root chakra energy of the golden orange and burnt rose rocks. St. George is in the heart of color country southwest Utah. Miners have made a fortune from the metamorphic stone, and gem collectors gather treasures of healing stones.

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Photo: Sondra Fraleigh in Snow Canyon near St. George

Butoh Students Participated in Plant Us Butoh at the 2009 ESN Conference in St. George.

Students, graduates, and friends of Eastwest participated in the 2010 and 2011 Conferences in Zion.

Akane Storey floats in Land to Water Yoga, St. George 2010

Sondra Fraleigh and Ashley Meeder on their way to the Painted Pony Restaurant in St. George

2012 Canyon Return, St. George & Zion Winter Retreat
Conference & Workshops, Home-Stay in St. George
December 8-16, ESNAC Conference on the 10th with Performance on the 12 in Zion.

Two full certification workshops. See schedule at the top of this page.

12/12/12 Canyon Return: Archetypes of Transformation in 2012

Eastwest Somatics Network invites you to the brilliance of winter and 12/12/12/ in Zion National Park and the color country of St. George Utah. Register for conference and workshop together and save. Inquire to have conference call for presentations sent to you: All topics concerning relationships between somatics, yoga, and dance are welcome. The call for presentations on the Conference Page provides more specific guidelines.

The Anasazi Ancient Pueblo people, now extinct, believed 2012 would be the year the great ones return to Zion, sacred dwelling, to further the spiritual evolution of the planet. Thus, we remember that to be great is to serve. In the conference and the workshop we will explore relationships between yoga, dance, somatic bodywork, and archetypes of transformation.

The Shin Somatics Workshop will develop Depth-Movement Dance Therapy through witnessing processes, integrating dance and art toward living consciously. Movement in depth is the original term used by Mary Whitehouse for what is generally practiced as Authentic Movement.

The Shin Somatics Workshops will teach Yoga and Bodywork based on Flow Movement Patterns and Applied Anatomy. They will also address somatic perspectives on healing trauma.

Guiding Questions: What is applied anatomy? How does it function in Yoga and Shin Somatics Bodywork. What does the listening touch imply? Are we fixing people with bodywork? Well if not, then what are we doing? When we say we work toward integration, what is being integrated? What are the qualities of well-integrated movement? What connection does moving well have to optimal living? How does effective communication relate to bodywork? What is service learning?

Tuition and Certification Information at the top of the page. Further questions through email,

Early-Bird Discounts

Register for ESNAC Conference and one 5-day Shin Somatics Workshop together by October 27th (early registration) and save $60. Register for Conference and both 5-day Shin Somatics workshops by October 27, and save $100. Full price for each workshop is $886. Workshops include 12/12/12 at Zion. Price for Zion Lodge is an additional $60, doubles. Inquire about low cost housing in St. George. Home-Stay opportunities for $35, first come, first serve. Reserve with a $70 deposit. Email for home-stay reservation and deposit information.

Click Here to Register for any St. George Workshop

Sondra Fraleigh leads retreat activities with ESN Associates
Awaken to the dancer in everyone though simple improvisations that anyone can do. Explore personal dances through guided imagery in relation to the environment and on camera. Sessions include Land to Water Yoga (with Chakra Unwinding), Fraleigh's unique yoga based on spiritual meanings of the body. Constancy, unconditional love, is the mother principle that supports infant movement development, and is a narrative that threads through our yoga. Certification students study Teaching Through Touch also with a focus on art and image in bodywork.


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