Bernadette Yao is a the founder of Healing Wave Therapies where she works as a Mind-Body Music, Sound, and Energy Healer with four years of training at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in music and telecommunications. Bernadette sang with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and toured with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as a soprano chorus member for 10 years, and she composes and produces CDs for meditation and healing. Additionally, Bernadette is a certified Reiki and Brennan Healing Science 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 in Harvard, MA, as well as in her practice as a volunteer Reiki practitioner at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital for patients in oncology, ICU, and palliative care.
Bernadette is also the founder of the Healing Wave Trio (2014): Founded by Bernadette Yao in 2014, the Healing Wave Trio uses specially designed music and compositions to create a meditative and deeply relaxing experience. The trio is made up of founder, composer Bernadette Yao on vocals and guitar, Deanna Johnson on flute, and Rebecca Swett on harp. Bernadette’s extensive training in both music and energy healing at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, combined with the incredible talents of classically trained Deanna Johnson and Rebecca Swett come together to create a peaceful oasis promoting balance and healing. Recently, the Healing Wave trio was invited to perform at the 2014 International Sound Therapy Conference in Andover, Mass.
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 still appears on PBS and WGBH as a TV Host.