Bernadette Pleasant is the founder of Femme! & The Emotional Institute as she shares very deeply about the meaning of her work in promoting emotional freedom through movement and empowerment, about her own Journey that led her to do this very powerful work and why it matters so much to her and to those that she works with, and about the impact that it has had on others.
As the conversation concludes, she shares an incredibly moving and deeply compelling perspective on the importance of healing all of the grief, trauma, pain, and challenges that we have been going through here in the U.S. and in the world.
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Intoxicating and energetic, Bernadette Pleasant is a fiery sensual Speaker, Somatic Healer, and Creator of The Emotional Institute LLC, 400 Years: Unlearning Racism & Femme!, a mind-body wellness program. She has spent a lifetime exploring creative visualizations and celebrations of the human form, from sensual dance to somatic healing. A gifted healer, dancer, and entrepreneur, she channels her personal journeys and her radical empathy into transformative, immersive experiences that empower and celebrate people of all genders, ages, sizes, and fitness levels. Bernadette travels globally empowering all through classes, private workshops, retreats and conference engagements.
With certifications in Emotions-Centered Coaching, Nia Technique, Nia 5 Stages, Ageless Grace, Pole Dance, Somatic Healing, Reiki, and Integrated Energy Therapy—and studies in African, Tribal, and Free Dance—Bernadette Pleasant promotes emotional freedom through movement and empowerment.
As an experienced entrepreneur and the founder of Femme! & The Emotional Institute, Bernadette Pleasant regularly leads discussions on emotional healing, grief rituals, inclusive movement, and empowerment for all. Her authenticity, charisma, and warmth allow her to empathize with and inspire those ready for a journey of emotional exploration and affirmation. Intuitive and engaging, Bernadette Pleasant is a vibrant, sensual speaker who connects with those who have been silenced and shut down to support their physical, emotional, and healing journeys—whether in a classroom, from a podium, or one-on-one.