shin somatics® techniques
Shin: A Zen word for center, core, heart, body, mind, spirit, and tree trunk, bringing attention to what is already one.
At Eastwest, students discover their own natural body and spontaneous grace in a non-competitive, non-judgmental atmosphere. Programs also offer opportunities for travel retreats
These techniques focus on moving with ease and pleasure according to the nature and unique gifts of one's own body; they are based on skillful touch and kinesthetic awareness, assisting people to improve through movement.
The certification program requires previous study in three of the following areas: the performing arts, movement education, psychology, philosophy, and spiritual traditions. Improvisation in a performing arts area, functional anatomy and Kinesiology coursework can be completed before or during the certification process. College classes in these subjects are acceptable as well as independent study contracted through Eastwest where tutorials are available in dance improvisation, philosophy, functional anatomy, and kinesiology.
Evokes the body's relaxation response and helps to relieve pain. Patterns are designed to improve kinaesthetic awareness, reduce stress, improve posture and balance, enhance mobility and precision of movement. Newer and healthier patterns can be elicited through core movement explorations that replace self-destructive habits of movement and mind.
Develops movement facilitation, both supportive and challenging, and includes partners bodywork.
Through Contact Unwinding, walking becomes less restricted, the breath fuller, posture more naturally aligned with gravity. Communication and confidence are therefore enhanced.
Matching through Movement
Finding rapport and ease in correlating movement with others.
Not fixing, but matching through somatic attunement.
Starting where we are, learning as we do, progressing without stress.
Dance Experiences explored at Eastwest include:
Movement in Depth (Authentic Movement)
Dance in the Environment and on Camera
Eastwest Techniques also feature a unique yoga
based on infant movement development
Shin Somatics® Moving Way
Land to Water Yoga