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With Founder of Femme! and
The Emotional Institute 
Bernadette Pleasant

 
 

 
 
 

Explore how somatic movement can help you find healing, deep empathy and compassion, and a new illuminated way of being in the world by releasing the stressors that have negatively affected your body in the last year.

 

You’re probably sick of hearing that this has been an unprecedented year, right? But it can’t be denied that these past several months have been absolutely surreal. Our lives have been rocked to the core by all we’ve lost, the isolation we’ve endured, and the fear we’ve collectively experienced.

Many of us have tried to keep ourselves busy, spinning our proverbial wheels, trying not to focus or dwell on the craziness playing out on a daily basis. Others have rolled over and pulled up the covers, wanting only to awaken when the nightmare is over.

Whatever your coping mechanisms, you must be wondering if this is the “new normal.” As we go forward and pick up the pieces of our lives, uncertainty seems to be our only certainty.

In this special one-hour event, Bernadette Pleasant, known throughout the world for somatic healing, will show you how you can move beyond your fear and grief with dance-like movements — releasing them and learning the lessons your pain holds — so you can regain your footing in this changing world.

You’ll discover how powerful somatic movement can be in helping you discern, feel, and liberate your emotions. She'll guide you to develop a deeper compassion for yourself and others, while also finding safety, acceptance, and trust that will empower you during challenging times.

Bernadette will lead you in a powerful visualization and movement practice that will help you understand and feel gratitude for this tumultuous journey you’ve been on. Whatever stage you’re at in healing, you’ll feed what you need, whether it’s comfort or caretaking.  

To the beat of a drum, you’ll cradle your wounded heart, listening and nurturing it. The flow and undulation of the beat will move your heart to a place of understanding and jubilation, realizing that you were born to be joyful.

 

In this free movement-based mini-workshop, you’ll discover:

 
  • How to define the “new normal” for yourself
  • Ways to release and learn from the pain your body holds onto
  • Why developing deep empathy can help you bravely navigate your place, position, identity, and impact in the world
  • How to look at your heartache and grief so you can move through it to a place of hope, possibility, and expansion
  • A sound bath and movement practice celebrating that joy is your birthright
 
 

Bernadette comes from a long line of healers who have used touch and movement to help others find strength, peace, and wellness. With certifications in somatic healing, Reiki, and integrated energy therapy — as well as a background in African, Tribal, and Free Dance — Bernadette is just the person to help you find emotional freedom and cathartic healing.

When you join Bernadette for this transcendent hour, you’ll also be one of the first to hear about her new 7-week course about consciously rebirthing yourself in this new reality. You’ll learn powerful ways to move through grief and pain so that you can live your life fully alive, awake, and authentically.

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Join this FREE video event with Bernadette Pleasant and explore how somatic movement can help you find healing, deep empathy and compassion, and a new illuminated way of being in the world by releasing the stressors that have negatively affected your body in the last year.

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What People Are Saying About Bernadette Pleasant…

 
“Bernadette has inspired me to liberate myself from feeling any shame for having a full range of emotions.”

Like most women, I was taught to conceal my deep-seated anger and grief. Bernadette has inspired me to liberate myself from feeling any shame for having a full range of emotions. In her Femme! class, we move out EVERRYTHANNG from sadness to FLIRTATIOUSNESS! Her one-day experience, “Emotion in Motion,” and her luscious retreat in Jamaica were the revolutionary medicine supporting me in moving out all of the loaded feelings I was carrying in my first year of motherhood. Learning to accept and love the many gorgeous facets of myself has helped me remove the judgment and, instead, set my body on fire!
— Leora Edut, author of Goddess on the Go: Rituals to Help You Slow Down and Slay

 
“… tasting the power in consciously moving emotions through your body…”

[Bernadette Pleasant’s] Femme! is a class geared towards people who… want to explore expressive movement. These classes are one way of tasting the power in consciously moving emotions through your body and allowing them fuller expression than what is typically available to us in our day-to-day lives.
— Alicia Munoz, LPC, author of No More Fighting: 20 Minutes a Week to a Stronger Relationship

 
“… you will explore and feel every square inch of your divine, sensual temple, and never think of leaving it again.”

With Bernadette in the house, you will explore and feel every square inch of your divine, sensual temple, and never think of leaving it again. She’ll take you on a journey we all recognize, starting at the edge of your seat in anticipation... to receiving well-deserved news that you have reached the top of your personal Mt. Everest, triumphantly... only to retreat back into your shell and under your rock shortly after, to protect others unable to take in your light and joy. After getting the depth of this collective tragedy, she gets you out of your seat, and with her signature Femme! moves and drumming ensemble, she masterfully gets EVERY SINGLE MEMBER in the revved-up audience to cross the ocean with their hips and rediscover and inhabit their bodies in brand-new ways so that no woman or girl, including YOU, will ever dim your light again for ANYONE.
— Loraine Van Tuyl, PhD, award-winning psychologist, author, shamanic practitioner, and founder of the Sacred Healing Well

 
“… a woman who has given herself permission to express her own truth, even on a cellular level.”

The moment Bernadette takes the stage, the energy in the room goes up. She is so fully alive inside her body it intoxicates the entire audience. I was awestruck by her power to open and move me as she shared her story. Bernadette is a wonderful example of a woman who has given herself permission to express her own truth, even on a cellular level. She is a leader in her field of expertise to support women in the full awakening of their own power by breaking through their embodied judgments and limitations of what is acceptable or even possible.
— Prasanna Diana Manuela, inspirational speaker and author

 
“… a new perspective on ways to heal trauma…”

Bernadette left everyone wanting more! Before she stepped one foot on the stage, she had the crowd on their feet moving to her beats. The presentation and brilliance of her message was riveting. The fact that she was able to command our large audience to physically lean in with a simple whisper speaks volumes to her hypnotizing presence. Bernadette invited us into her world, and allowed us to travel in time. She gave a new perspective on ways to heal trauma while keeping us engaged. This woman embodies sensuality, strength, and intelligence.
— Aundrea Veney, entrepreneur, public speaker, author, and professional executive trainer

 
“I cannot even begin to express my gratitude for the care, love, and gentleness you shared…”

I wasn't sure what to expect with the ritual today, and I was honestly caught off guard with how profoundly and deeply I felt it straight from the top. It was so beautiful, moving, validating, freeing, and necessary. I cannot even begin to express my gratitude for the care, love, and gentleness you shared, and how important it is that we started the conference with this ritual. Thank you so very much. Thank you again for sharing. With so much gratitude.
— Kinsey Keck, Programming and Membership Manager, NYC Arts in Education Roundtable 

 
 

About Bernadette Pleasant

Spirited and energetic, Bernadette Pleasant is a fiery and sensual speaker, somatic healer, founder of The Emotional Institute and creator of Femme!, a mind-body wellness program, and 400 Years, a somatic-based anti-racism program. She is known for channeling her personal journeys and radical empathy into transformative, immersive experiences that support and celebrate people of all genders, colors, ages, and sizes. She has transformed the lives of thousands of people around the world, inspiring them to become more self-expressed and empowered as their own badass selves.

With certifications in Emotions-Centered Coaching, Somatic Healing, Integrated Energy Therapy, and studies in African, Tribal, and Free Dance, Bernadette promotes emotional freedom through movement and empowerment. She also facilitates deep and refreshingly real dialogues on emotional healing, grief rituals, and unlearning racism.

A woman of color, Bernadette comes from a long line of natural healers who have used touch and movement to help others find peace and wellness. Her classrooms, both online and in person, welcome participants without judgment, supporting all to experience comfort and pleasure in their own skin.

 
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