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 2021-22 and more

2021 Shin Somatics Certification Workshop Schedule


January 5-10, 2021

Moving Consciously 

Online Certification Workshop

Reduced Tuition in 2020 & 2021

Eastwest Graduates 1/2 discount.

Beginners & Continuing students welcome

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March 6

New Yoga 200 Training Program begins



May 15 & 16, DREAMDANCES 

Weekend Workshop on Zoom

with Jeanne Schul, Phd. and Jungian Faculty

& Sondra Fraleigh, Eastwest Somatics Director


10 AM-1 PM Mountain Time

Tuition $250 or $200 with Early Bird 

Early Bird Tuition by April 17

See our website blog for more


June 23-27 Moving Consciously 2021

Online Certification Workshop


Reduced Tuition in 2021

Beginners & Continuing students welcome

Earn a full level of credit online

with Sondra Fraleigh & Kelly Ferris-Lester

email Sondra Fraleigh: 


$886 Regular workshop tuition 

$700 with discount for online study in 2021

$600 Early bird by June 16

Register early to order books and begin study


October 16-20, 2021, Somatic Practices in Nature

Conference in-person and on Zoom 16 & 17

Conference & Certification Workshop 16-20

The Finger Lakes, Elmira NY, Our Home in the East


        For tuition information, scroll down

Local arrangements, Email Amy Bush,

Sondra Fraleigh, 

Early Bird Registration by Sept. 15.

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Fall 2021 Shin Somatics Certification Workshop 

Dartington in Devon - United Kingdom

Our Home in Europe


Including Morning Program for a reduced fee

email Ruth Way,

Workshop Date TBA


Hawaii Retreat in January

Cancelled until further notice.

Retreat in Pacifica near Santa Barbara CA

      Dates for this workshop are shifting.

       Tune to this space for further notice.

        Introduction to Shin Somatics two days

        Certification Workshop another four days 

        Residential Program, or stay nearby

For more: email,


2022 in Advance

     Celtic Pilgrimage

      June 23-July 5, 2022

Join us as we explore spiritual sites in Dublin, Glasgow, the island of Iona, and Edinburgh.

Iona is thought to be a place where the veil between the day-to-day world and the divine is thinnest, making it the ideal spot for a soulful retreat, which will include daily dreamwork & body therapy.

Contact: Jeanne Schul: 

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

Travel opportunities for visitors. 

       Retreat and Conference in Zion Utah, Dec. 2022 or Jan 2023

       Our Home in the West

Hawaii Regional Conference and Workshop. 2022, Jan 8-12. 

Cancelled until further notice.

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

For tuition details and more information on all workshops and conferences, keep scrolling down


Mentorships in St. George

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


Color Country, Canyon Lands, Utah

Our home in the West 

2022, Zion Retreat in December TBA

Shin Somatics Certification &  

Morning Program for Personal Development

Email, Sondra Fraleigh 


Land to Water Yoga

Mindfulness Meditation

Shin Somatics® Intuitive Dance

Yoga Restore Bodywork

Somatic Practices in Nature

Eastwest Graduates

inquire about discounted price



Somatic Practices in Nature


Shin Somatics Moving Way

Annual Conference & Workshop

Oct 16-20 

Elmira New York

in the Finger Lakes

Our Home in the East


Online and In-Person Conference         Oct 16 & 17, 2021 

Workshop Daily 16-20, 2021                   (Conference is part of workshop)


$96 Conference Only Registration

$86 Early Bird Registration by Sept 15

$886 Regular workshop tuition 

$700 with 2021discount (use code 2021)

$600 Early bird by Sept 15, 2021. Save Early bird price with a deposit of $150.

Workshop tuition includes conference.

Conference: Online Mountain Standard Time Daily on Zoom 9 AM -- 2 PM.

Conference In-Person in NY, 11 AM--4 PM

Dance Concert, 17th, 5:00 PM

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

Call for Conference Presentations 


Kelly Lester, Michelle Ikle, and Amy Bush teach in Geneva & Elmira,  special cities on beautiful Lake Seneca. All are graduates of the dance program at State University of NY, Brockport where they studied somatics with Sondra Fraleigh. In the video below, Michelle and Amy 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

Somatic Practices in Nature 

Intuitive Dance

Somatic Kinesiology

Shin Restore Bodywork

Somatic Values 

Experiential Anatomy


Conference submissions by Sept 5

Notification by Sept 10

Early Bird Registration

by Sept 15

Individual and Small Group Mentorships

Online Opportunities to Train as a Yoga Teacher

Yoga 200, Certification/Registration through Yoga Alliance       and Shin Somatics. Begins Marcy 6. Zoom and home study.

Eight Months to complete


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. 

Hawaii, the big island


2023 Shin Somatics® Methods

Certification Workshop

with Regional Conference

Place and Time TBA

Somatic Methods Certification Workshop

with 2-day Regional Conference on Somatic Therapies

Workshop Themes      

Intuitive Dance, Somatic Yoga, 

Shin Restore Bodywork

Somatic Practices in Nature


Eastwest Somatics Regional Conference

On Somatic Therapies

      Potential conference presenters see the Conference         Page. Call for presentations open to all.

Email questions to,

Conference Only

$96 Conference Only Registration 

$140 Conference Late Registration 

Full Tuition 

$1245 with late registration after Nov. 8                   

$1045 with Early Bird registration by Nov. 8             

$745 without overnight lodging, Early bird by Nov. 8     

$745 Eastwest Graduates, Early bird by Nov. 8                                            

$370 Early Bird deposit by Nov. 8.

($150 is non-refundable)

Early Bird Final Payment by Jan 1.


Prices include workshop tuition for certification credit, conference, and 4 nights lodging (double occupancy), meals not included. 



Look for Zion Winter Retreat in 2022

December dates TBA


See completed retreat below

December 14-18 2019

Zion Winter Retreat Workshop, 

Conference & Concerts

Zion Lodge in Color Country, Utah

Conference Dec 14-15 

Somatics in Phenomenology Performance & Leadership

Re-ci-pro-city is a music/dance video of Eastwest Somatics Students dancing and practicing Shin Restore 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  informal concerts:

For more information, on conference or concerts, email: 


Tuition for 2019, subject to change for 2022

$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.

Tuition includes stay at Zion Lodge. Meals not included.


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