Teaching Shin Somatics ®
As developed by Sondra Fraleigh
ShinSomatics bridges intrinsic dance with integrative bodywork and somatic yoga. It utilizes principles from somatic movement education and includes the healing potentials of Japanese Butoh.
Shin is Japanese for: Heart, Center, Body, Spirit, Origin, and Tree Trunk.
Eastwest certifies somatic movement therapists through ISMETA, and offers certification in yoga at the 200 and 500 levels with Yoga Alliance. Eastwest is RYS, a registered yoga school, and provides community workshops in somatics and yoga for personal and professional growth.
Shin Somaticsâ Workshops Include
Imagery and Myth
Guided Movement Practice
Core Movement Patterning
Hands-on Movement Therapy
“In Eastwest workshops, we develop verbs of permission, life enhancing words that sink into the watery soma of the body. We move ourselves in the idea of body. What we can do depends on what we invite to happen. We match the outside to the inside, and arrive on time. Strength lives in spontaneous moments of dancing when flesh finds its own expression, and the bones are so tuned to gravity that they stand by themselves. Then we are in the flowing space of nature where spirit moves freely.”