Bernadette Yao is an energy healer who integrates mind-body healing through meditation, therapy, and the arts : jewelry @ BernadetteYaoDesigns (Etsy), sound healing workshops, and music CDs.
With four years of training and certification at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in music and telecommunications, Bernadette specializes in designing and leading Mind Body Music & Sound Healing Workshops, and offers music for yoga classes in Massachusetts and surrounding New England. As a classically trained singer and pianist since the age of 7 years old, Bernadette is a multi-instrumentalist using a collection of over a dozen Alchemy crystal singing bowls, quartz crystal singing bowls, and Himalayan singing bowls, acoustic guitars, harmonium, keyboards, Native American flutes, percussive instruments, as well as using her singing voice to facilitate deep relaxation and optimal healing. As a certified Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, Bernadette works through hands-on healing techniques and toning, combined with spiritual and psychological processes to help create transformative experiences for her clients.
Prior to her role in the Healing Arts, Bernadette sang with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and toured with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as a soprano chorus member. Bernadette also sang back up for Suzanne Vega. As part of her practice, she composes and produces albums for meditation and healing. Additionally, Bernadette is a certified Reiki practitioner offering individualized energy healing sessions and group workshops in music, sound, and energy therapies. With this training, Bernadette thrives in her role as a Cancer Care Therapist at Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, and was a volunteer Reiki Practitioner at local hospitals for patients in oncology, ICU, and palliative care.
Before becoming an energy and sound healing practitioner, Bernadette worked in the TV music industry as an on air TV talent with PBS, WGBH, and WHDH. Her TV career began as a cast member on the Emmy-Award winning PBS children’s show, Zoom. Recently, Bernadette has appeared on PBS and WGBH as a TV Host.
Bernadette is a composer and recording artist of three albums: Radiance Healing Music for Mind, Body and Spirit © 2005 Bernadette Yao, Light Embracing © 2012 Bernadette Yao, and Reiki Healing Wisdom © 2015 Bernadette Yao.