Sound Healing

Workshops, Live Music, Private Sessions with Bernadette Yao


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I use music, sound, and energy healing techniques to help achieve a deep state of relaxation which can lead to the integration of higher energy vibrations to balance and soothe our body, mind, and spirit. The resonant tones emanating from the alchemy crystal and Himalayan singing bowls merge with our voices, creating a sonic massage. You may feel the vibration physically resonating in your body creating a sense of calm, expansion, and peace.

With breath, intention and frequency, we learn how to create our own peaceful template for activating our soul’s longing for happiness, love, and good health. Music and crystalline sound frequencies help us bypass our self-doubt, or ego mind, and shift to our heart as we learn to listen, feel, and center into the present moment. 

In my workshops and private session, I lead you through a guided meditation to connect to the earth for grounding, bringing your awareness to your breath, focusing on intention to activate your unique voice. This practice brings us closer to who we really are by silencing the negative chatter, and shifting our awareness to our heart and soul’s longing.  

Peace & Light, Bernadette


Workshops are designed to help you relax, unwind and bring your attention to the music as a meditative tool. Bernadette combines her original music compositions, sound healing techniques, ancient Sanskrit chants, and energy therapies (certified in Reiki and Brennan Healing Science) to create a musically calming oasis that relaxes the mind and helps promote the body’s own natural ability to balance itself. When the mind relaxes, the body follows.  

We will re-tune our mind, body and spirit, and create a supportive environment with relaxing vibrations from various Himalayan singing bowls and precious alchemy quartz crystal singing bowls infused with precious metals and gemstones for a radiant sound bath.  

This workshop is for anyone curious about how music, sound may lower stress and improve mind-body wellness.  You are invited to bring your own yoga mat, pillow, blanket and please wear comfortable loose clothing to optimize your meditative experience.

Bernadette Yao is a sound & energy healer, meditation music composer, producer and artist. She has a private practice in beautiful, wooded, Lincoln, MA where her acoustically healing and nourishing template reflects vibrations of healing sounds, music, and energy for transformation and optimal wellness.

 Contact Bernadette for more information on private sessions in vibrational healing and energy medicine.

Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls:

In addition to Himalayan singing bowls and quartz crystal singing bowls, I also play several Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls infused with precious metals and crystals:  (click here for more info about Alchemy bowls from Crystal Tones)

Green Aura Gold in D– Opening of the heart and creative energies.  Aides immune system, opens creative passions.  This resonant bowl is infused with 18KT gold and quartz crystals.

Grandmother in A- The connection energy of love and caring. Embraces your spirit’s ageless feminine wisdom and the spiraling DNA of creation/birth. The consciousness of a life well lived and lived courageously. Infused with iron and quartz crystals.

Mother Of Platinum in F#- A natural fusion of pure quartz and platinum creating a fullness of the spirit energy of Venus, the matriarchal goddess of love. Influential, powerful and effective in working through emotional issues. 

Benefits of Sound, Music, & Energy Healing


Sound healing is another form of meditation to help clear the mind of scattered thoughts and bring us more to center, calmness, and focus. The result of this exercise can lower stress, calm our reaction to fear based thoughts, and begin to notice the subtle energy that supports our holistic system - the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy bodies. This practice can bring us more into balance, calm and homeostasis.  

As Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, Oncologist, has stated in his book, Healing Power of Sound, “I subscribe to the belief - well researched by mind-body scientists - that what happens to us on the emotional and spiritual levels affects us physiologically. Studies have shown that living with stress for an extended period of time may cause disharmony in the subtle energy bodies of the system and eventually manifest in dis-ease in the body. Music, sound, and energy therapy can promote the subtle energy systems to support the physical body. Many in the Mind Body medical community believe disease whether physical or spiritual can be a form of disharmony. Dr. Gaynor believes “through the mechanism of entrainment, we can use a variety of techniques - playing singing bowls or other musical instruments, toning; overtoning, or singing - open and deepen the breath and restore our body to a state of harmony.”

Energy and sound healing can enhance your existing therapies to deepen and sometimes quicken the healing process emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Experiencing energy and sound healing may help in bringing your awareness back to self, and remembering the beauty of your full potential as you are gently guided back to remembering and reconnecting with self. As we return to the truth of our authentic selves, we can find the meaning to live with intention to move through life in our true creative process as well as allow ourselves to blossom into the unique essence we each possess.

Beneficial physiological effects include: 

lower blood pressure and heart rate, 

increased oxygen in cells, 

increased levels of melatonin, 

reduced levels of stress related hormones, 

release of endorphins - self-created opiates that work as “natural pain relievers”, release of oxytocin, the “trust” hormone, 

Results of physiological effects:

lowers stress, 

brings you back to the present moment, 

calms the mind, improves focus, 

uplifts mood for optimal healing

Importance of chanting out loud and with others:

In a recent Swedish study it is reported that when we sing with others, our heart rates tend to synchronize and our breathing steadies, producing a sense of calm. The strongest effect happens during slow songs.  (According to a recent Oprah mag article. Oct 13, 2013)

It’s so powerful to chant together with one friend or many friends because it brings you in tune with each other.  It’s the only time you breath at the same time – together.  It’s very powerful. If you have a group of friends or you want to bring unity into a meeting,  then sing out loud together.  (Deva Premal)

“Chanting is a way of getting in touch with yourself.  It’s an opening of the heart and letting go of the mind and thoughts.  It deepens the channel of grace, and it’s a way of being present in the moment.”  - Krishna Das

“Chant is not an obscure musical ritual – it is an important tool used by people everywhere to heal their bodies, quiet their minds, and bring the sacred into their lives.”  - Don Campbell , The Mozart Effect

Chanting in Sanskrit:  (from book The Yoga of Sound by Russill Paul):

They are luminous presences of auditory energy that simply exist in the universe, like vast an pervasive galaxies. When we use Sanskrit mantras, our normal perception of the world dissolves and we awaken to the spiritual fields of energy represented by the sounds. When we use Sanskrit, we connect our soul to numerous yogis and spiritual teachers who have employed this language in their own self-transformation



“I loved the bowls with the music. Bernadette is a fabulous teacher! It was a perfect! One class and I will follow you everywhere!” – Julie P

“I loved the peaceful, serene atmosphere. The musical bowls were magical.”

“Absolutely phenomenal!  Makes my body sing.  I have continued to do toning everyday.  Helps me come into myself.  Really special.” 

“I wear hearing aids – so music can be challenging – the bowls are incredible.  The ability to “feel” the sound and feel the energy as my mind interprets the sound.  It’s so pure and very energizing!”

Feeling validated regarding my feelings.  Loved all of the parts of the program – singing, music, bowls.  Bernadette is so loving, kind and talented.  I was very pleased with the entire workshop.”

“At a recent workshop I was astonished when I experienced myself as total energy during the meditation while Bernadette played and sang at the end of the workshop.  For about sixty seconds, I sensed myself as pure energy without a physical body.  It was an amazing experience!” 

Events coming up


Just scheduled workshops at the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden for the winter 2018-19.  Please see Events Page for more information.  

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Contact me for more information on private sessions and group healing sessions.  Energy medicine and sound vibrational healings are powerful healing modalities which can be deeply transformative and gently restorative.


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