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Wendy Elliott

Wendy Elliott


  • M.A.


  • L.P.C.C., CA
  • Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Wendy’s teaching focuses on integrating the body into a depth -oriented model. At Pacifica, she teaches Somatics. Her passion is to include the body in all conversations concerning the psyche. As a Dance-Movement Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Authentic Movement Facilitator, Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation Instructor for over 30 years, she integrates a wealth of information into the learning environment through deep experientials, creative resourcing, and self-reflection processes.

Wendy directs a certification program in Somatic Psychotherapy in Ojai, California, www.thebodyknows where she also has a private practice in Somatic Psychotherapy. Wendy loves nature, has completed numerous vision fasts, studied indigenous healing practices with Mayan elders, lead international workshops in authentic movement and nature based practices. Her 30 + year practice of Vipassana meditation, dancing daily, and enjoying the moment informs her teaching. She is also blessed by two amazing adult children. Really.

She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Board-Certified Dance-Movement Therapist, Certified Yoga Instructor, and Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She is a member of the American Dance Therapy Association, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and United States Association of Body Psychotherapy.