Elizabeth Andes-Bell, a somatic movement-healer, educator and somanaut, has been teaching and exploring human expression/potential through movement and the human energy field for 40 years. She is thrilled to become a Continuum Practitioner and Teacher.
Elizabeth is the co-founder of EvolutionarySomatics.org, an online center for biotensegrally-informed fascial fitness and healing. In their group and 1 on 1 programs, the facial body is rehydrated, reorganized and retuned to one’s own optimal oscillation.
Reorganizing the fascial matrix includes unpacking cumulative injury, unwinding holding patterns in tissues, accessing the safety of Active Resting Tone, and developing functional movement patterns through explorations of fields of relational space as safety and connection.
She and her partner, Bruce Bell, began their collaboration in 1980 in NYC with Bruce and Andes Bell Dance, a mostly duet dance company exploring the intersection of relational dynamics, movement and energy. As a performance-art project, they spent a year on their studio floor exploring the source of movement.
They are graduates and former senior faculty of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing where they were founding Deans of the Creative Arts Department. They created and taught a curriculum based on art-as-healing, experiential anatomy, perception-opening skills and ceremony as a non-linear pedagogy.
Elizabeth and Bruce are the founders and former owners of Life in Motion Yoga, Namaste Yoga and Bodystrength Fitness Centers in New York City. Elizabeth is also the creator of Energy Yoga Therapy, a yoga therapy practice and training program.
Besides many remarkable Continuum experiences with Emilie, Elizabeth holds a certification in Object Relations Psychotherapy from the Center for Intentional Living and has trained in Body-Mind Centering, Laban-Bartinieff Movement Fundamentals, Ideo-Kinesis, with Irene Dowd, Jean Houston’s Advanced Mystery School, Tom Myers’ Anatomy Trains Mentorship, Joanne Avison and other leading voices in the field of fascial research.
As a lifelong student of many forms of yoga and spirituality, she holds an advanced certification in Katonah Yoga (an Iyengar-Taoist fusion) and is especially grateful for the teachings of Mira Alfasa (The Mother) and Sri Aurobindo.
Elizabeth uses Continuum as an essential component in her movement-based approach to developing non-dual presence and coherence through the medium of the fascial body. Today, more than ever, it’s vital for our embodied anti-fragility.