About Shante' Sojourn Zenith

I am a Relational Field Consultant. My practice weaves together learnings from somatics, animism, constellations, poetics, field perception, clowning, grief ritual, and systems intelligence. My people are Celtic, Norse, Ashkenazi, and Slavic. I live in Mni Sota Makoce on the ancestral homelands of the Dakota people, where I learn from the Mississippi River, Turtles, Maitake Mushroom, and many other nature beings. My experiences as a sensitive body living with chronic illness invite me to deepen my relationship with rest and nourishment. I have an MA in Embodiment Studies and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College,

Here are some of the threads of learning that weave into my practice:


Three years of somatic personal practice during Embodiment Studies grad program at Goddard College. Two years of receiving Rosen Method Bodywork and other somatic modalities. Year long professional application course with Liz Koch of Core Awareness. Three years of studying with Dare Carrasquillo and Larissa Kaul of Animist Arts with a focus on embodied expression, nervous system nourishing, and connecting to wider fields of support. Studying nervous system resourcing through workshops with Deb Dana, Sarah Peyton, Amber Elizabeth Gray, and Raja Selvam. Ten years of assisting and training in physical theatre and clowning, including intensives Philippe Gaulier, Pierre Byland, Patsy Rodenberg, and the artists of Theatre de la Jeune Lune. Six years of conscious movement practice in various dance modalities.


Two years of intensive study Bree Greenberg in her Existence Model supporting the libration of vitality from oppressive systems. Nora Bateson’s Warm Data Host training for systemic perception and transcontextual mutual learning. Foundation year of systemic constellations training with Katherine Curran of Minnesota Center for Constellations. Systemic Constellations facilitation intensives with Sarah Peyton. Constellations workshops with Elena Veselago, Jan Jacob Stam, and Francesca Mason Boring. Animist Arts Practitioner cohort drawing on systemic approaches to animist practice. Study and process immersion with Bree Benjamin in a maturation model of uncoupling from dependency systems and into relationship with erotic life force. Four years as a dramaturg and consultant for artistic projects supporting emergent creative process.


MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts with a focus on grief ritual and ecological imagination. Studying grief ritual with Azul Valerie Thome and Francis Weller, Earth Leadership Cohort studying the Work that Reconnects. Workshop intensives at Schumacher College with David Abram, Stephan Harding, Andreas Weber, Bayo Akomolafe, Martin Shaw, Colin Campbell, and Carolyn Hillyer. Nine month permaculture design certificate from Land by Land. Animist sessions with Sadee Whip, Portia Richardson, Dare Carrasquillo, Larissa Kaul. Direct relationship with birch, the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, turtles, and maitake mushroom. My own creative and ritual practice connecting with land, ancestors, and animal body creating Long Body Prayers: An Animist Oracle.

And here's a taste of my CV...