Sound and Energy Healing - A Conversation and Music with Bernadette Yao
April 28, 2020
This conversation with Bernadette Yao cuts across a range of healing topics, including dealing with the noise in our lives, energy healing, handling tough situations and bad news such as cancer diagnoses, and pain management. Bernadette even guides a short meditation with voice and sound during the podcast. She also graciously allowed us to append one her compositions which came up in our conversation at the end of the episode. So keep listening to hear "Sky Drums" in its entirety.
Bernadette Yao is a sound & energy healer, meditation music composer, producer, and artist. Her private practice is located in Lincoln, MA. She 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, 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 since 2005, Bernadette works through hands-on energy and sound healing techniques combined with spiritual and psychological processes to help create transformative experiences for her clients.
Bernadette completed four years of intensive training and certification at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and also has a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in music and telecommunications. She also studied music theory at Wellesley College and she auditioned and was accepted as a Voice Performance Major at the prestigious IU Jacobs School of Music, and studied Music Production & Engineering at Berklee College of Music.
Prior to her role in the Healing Arts, Bernadette was a classical music vocalist, singer songwriter, recording artist, and back-up singer for performers including Grammy Award winning singer songwriter, Suzanne Vega. She sang with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and toured with Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra as a soprano chorus member for over 10 years. As part of her practice, Bernadette has composed, produced, and recorded three music meditation albums which are used in hospitals and wellness spas all over the world: Radiance Healing Music for Mind, Body and Spirit © 2005 Bernadette Yao, Light Embracing © 2012 Bernadette Yao, and Reiki Healing Wisdom © 2015 Bernadette Yao. Bernadette was the founder of her music for meditation performance trio, Healing Wave Trio, performing original meditation music compositions by Bernadette Yao.
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 specializing in music, sound and energy vibration therapy at the 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 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. To learn more or contact Bernadette, please visit bernadetteyao.com.