B. Anderson is a somatic and music therapy practitioner, herbalist, meditation teacher, mediator, and community organizer. B. calls up the traditions, legacies, and medicine of their southern Black American, Jamaican Maroon, and Choctaw ancestry as their healing arts praxis. Their background in sound healing began in their undergraduate studies at The New England Conservatory as a classical musician and went on to explore throughout their professional career the traditional music of the Caribbean, African American folk songs, improvisation, and various music styles from across the world.
B. is certified as a herbal and holistic medicine practitioner as an apprentice with world-renowned teacher Karen Rose and certified in Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Naina Marballi. B. Anderson is the founder and steward of Song of the Spirit, an online community-based institute offering language classes, workshops, and training in holistic health practices and a study of the traditions and culture in the African and Indigenous diaspora.
For organizations and large institutions across the United States, B. has been offering conflict mediation and transformative justice processes since 2010. B. has offered as a guest teacher and speaker, lectures, keynotes, workshops, and retreats for Florida Herbal Conference in 2019 at colleges and universities like Stanford College, Harvard Divinity School, NYU University, William and Mary College, and others. You can hear them in their TEDx talk entitled “Right Stewardship as an Anecdote to Cultural Genocide.”