workshops & Retreats

Shin Somatics Workshops  


Workshops and Retreats for

Personal Development and 

Professional Certification

Ongoing workshops in the UK, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico and More.  

See International Page.

Schedule 2020-21 and more

2020-21 Shin Somatics Certification Workshop Schedule

July 8-12 Moving Consciously 2020 

Online Certification Workshop

Reduced Tuition in 2020

Beginners & Continuing students welcome

Earn a full level of credit online

with Sondra Fraleigh & Kelly Ferris-Lester

email Sondra Fraleigh: 

$886 Regular workshop tuition 

$620 with discount for online study in 2020

$600 Early bird by June 16

Register early to order books and begin study


Sept, 11-15, 2020 Shin Somatics Certification Workshop 

Dartington in Devon - United Kingdom

Including Morning Program for a reduced fee

email Ruth Way,

Workshop is cancelled until further notice

October 10 & 11 On Dance & Somatics 2020

Shin Somatics Moving Way Online Conference

Originating in Elmira NY, the Finger Lakes  

Conference Oct. 10 & 11, 2020  

For tuition and conference information, scroll down

Email Amy Bush,

or, Sondra Fraleigh, 

Submit for conference presentation by Sept. 5.

Notification by Sept 10.

Early Bird Registration by Sept. 15.

Scroll down for more information.


January 5-10, 2021

Moving Consciously 

Online Certification Workshop

Reduced Tuition in 2020 & 2021

Eastwest Graduates 1/2 discount.

Beginners & Continuing students welcome

Earn a full level of credit online

with teachers Sondra Fraleigh,

Kelly Ferris-Lester, Michelle Ikle & Amy Bush

email Sondra Fraleigh:


$886 Regular workshop tuition 

$700 with 2021discount for online study 

$600 Early bird by November 20, 2020

Register early to order books and begin study

    January 9&10 Renew in the New Year, Zion in Winter 

    Two-day Retreat for Personal Development 

    Movement-Arts for Relationship Building 

    Effective Communication 

    Stay overnight in Zion Utah on January 9

    email, Sondra Fraleigh,

    Retreat Cancelled until further notice  

    March 5-10 Pacifica near Santa Barbara CA

    Dates for this workshop are shifting.

    Tune to this space for further notice.

     Introduction to Shin Somatics 5-6

     Certification Workshop 7-10 

     Residential Program, or stay nearby


     Program in Utah June or July 2021, TBA

     Program in Elmira NY TBA

     Program at Dartington in Devon UK, TBA


Conference in Mexico, hybrid format: both in person and on Zoom TBA.          

Travel opportunities for visitors. 

Hawaii Conference and Workshop. Annual Retreat 

Conference and Certification Workshop. 5 days, 4 nights. Time & Place TBA. 

Conference first 2 days. Call for Proposals on Conference Page in 2021.

For ongoing workshops in Mexico, Japan, New Zealand, and London in the UK, consult the International Page of this website. 

For tuition information on the schedule of events and more information on all workshops, keep scrolling down


Mentorships in St. George

Inquire about small group and individual mentorships, by application only.  


On Dance & Somatics

Shin Somatics Moving Way

Annual Conference 

Originating in Elmira New York

in the Finger Lakes

Online Conference Oct 10 & 11

$96 Conference Registration

$86 Early Bird Registration by Sept 15

$50 EWS Graduates

Online Mountain Standard Time

Daily 9 AM -- 1 PM.

Conference submissions by Sept 5

Notification by Sept 10

Early Bird Registration by Sept 15

Conference Hosts: Michelle Ikle, Amy Bush, and Sondra Fraleigh


Moving Consciously

Online Workshop, Jan 5-10 2021

Online Mountain Standard Time

Daily 9 AM -- 1 PM.

Teachers Sondra Fraleigh

Kelly Ferris Lester

Amy Bush & Michelle Ikle

Contact Sondra Fraleigh

Contact Kelly Ferris Lester 

$700 Workshop full tuition

$600, Workshop tuition with Early Bird

by November 20, 2020

Remainder due by Dec. 28, 2020 

Michelle Ikle and Amy Bush teach in Geneva & Elmira,  special cities on beautiful Lake Seneca. Both are graduates of the dance program at State University of NY, Brockport where they studied somatics with Sondra Fraleigh. In the video below, they dance together on a sun deck,  in a waterfall, and on railroad tracks near Ithaca. They are why we love NY.

       Workshop Topics

Land to Water Yoga 

Intuitive Dance

Somatic Kinesiology

Shin Restore Bodywork

Somatics as Philosophy

Experiential Anatomy

Early Bird Reservation for Jan Workshop by Nov 20, 2020.

Reserve Workshop with a deposit of $220 by Nov 20, 2020

Remainder due by Jan 2, 2021. Eastwest Graduate 1/2 tuition fee.

See Registration Page for refund policy

Color Country, Canyon Lands, Utah

Our home in the Southwest 

Southwest Utah in 2021

Keep tuned to this space

Shin Somatics Certification  

Morning for Personal Development

Email, Sondra Fraleigh 


Land to Water Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation

Shin Somatics® Intuitive Dance

Yoga Restore Bodywork

Eastwest Graduates

inquire about discounted price



Individual and Small Group Mentorships

Online Opportunities


Apply for individual nd Small Group Mentorships with Sondra Fraleigh in St. George, with option for certification credit. Home Stay $45 daily. Mentorships limited to 3 days. 

Tuition varies. in 2020, $620 four weeks in advance.


Writing Roundtable with Sondra Fraleigh

Apply for The Writing Roundtable for online sharing and critical engagement with Sondra and others. Schedule to be determined after registration with deposit. Send your writing to Sondra and the Writing Roundtable  See Conference and Roundtable Page for details and fees. 

Big Island, Hilo Hawaii  


2021 Shin Somatics® Workshop        

taught by Kay Nelson, place & time TBA 


2022 Eastwest Somatics Annual Conference Retreat & Workshop TBA

Intuitive Dance, Somatic Yoga & Shin Restore Contact Repatterning Bodywork


Email questions to, 

or Kay Nelson, 


Morning Only, Somatic Movement Program for Personal Development, Not for Certification. Tuition, $443.

Inquire about this option. 


Other Travel Retreats

Coming Up



Pacifica CA

Completed in 2019

December 14-18 2019

Zion Winter Retreat


Workshop, Conference & Concerts

Zion Lodge in Color Country, Utah

Dec 14-15 Conference & Concerts

Somatics in Phenomenology Performance & Leadership

Re-ci-pro-city is a music/dance video of Eastwest Somatics Students, dancing and practicing Shin Somatics Bodywork in Color Country, Utah --Saint George, Kayenta Labyrinth, Sand Hollow, Zion (Mukuntuweap). Original Music on a theme by Dave Brubeck.  by Sondra Fraleigh

      Zion is Spectacular in Winter


In Zion, we launch the publication of Back to the Dance Itself: Phenomenologies of the Body in Performance by Sondra Fraleigh and other contributors who will present key concepts of  their book chapters. Eastwest Somatics Network Conference welcomes other presentations.  


We also celebrate Sondra's 80th birthday with "Zion Tree in Winter,"a Place Dance by Eastwest Students and Graduates. Contact Catherine Schaeffer for performance information,


Conference features two informal concerts:


Performing Ecologies 


Apply to present through ESN Conference Call for Presentations above. 


For more information, on conference or concerts, email: 



$1295 with registration after Nov. 8.

$1095 with Early Bird registration by Oct10.

$470 Early Bird deposit by Oct 10.

$625 Early Bird Final Payment by Nov 8.


Eastwest Graduates

inquire about discounted price of $895 with Early Bird deposit of $400  by Oct 10.

Final payment by Nov 8.


Students without Zion Stay inquire about reduced rates and Early Bird Discount by Oct 10.


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