Bernadette Yao is a musician and healing arts practitioner specializing in mind-body music, sound and energy healing. She is also a jewelry designer at Bernadette Yao DesignsEtsy Shop creating energy jewelry - wire wrapped crystal pendants.
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 Therapy 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.
Prior to her role as a meditation music composer and healing arts practitioner, Bernadette sang with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and toured with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as a soprano chorus member for 10 years. 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 and energy therapies. With this training, Bernadette thrives in her role as a Cancer Care Therapist at The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, as well as in her practice as a volunteer Reiki practitioner at local hospitals for patients in oncology, ICU, and palliative care.
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. She is currently working on her 4th album.
Before becoming an energy and music 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. Bernadette appeared on PBS and WGBH as a TV Host.