Bernadette Pleasant

Intoxicating and energetic, Bernadette Pleasant is a fiery sensual Speaker, Somatic Healer and Creator of Femme! ( She facilitates transformation for those who desire to live out loud through a physical, emotional and immersive journey. With certifications in The Nia Technique®, Nia® 5 Stages, Ageless Grace®, Pole Dance, Somatic Healing, Reiki and Integrated Energy Therapy, as well as studies in African, Tribal, and Free Dance, she promotes emotional freedom through movement and storytelling. Bernadette travels globally empowering all through classes, private workshops, retreats and conference engagements.

Emotion in Motion 
Exploring emotional freedom through primal movement, vocalization with live African drums

There are no good, bad, light or dark emotions, only emotions that need to be fully expressed. Have you ever girdled, stifled or half-assed your emotions? Have you been called “too much” because others could not handle all of who you are? Are you shut down emotionally or looking to be more expressive? If so, join Bernadette Pleasant on an emotional tour that creates space for you to fully express and be embodied. You will explore emotions from joy to rage and everything in between in a playful movement workshop.

What does it feel like to move joy and lust without holding back? How do you move rage knowing that it will pass? Emotion in Motion is a passionate fusion of sensual movement, dance, meditation, creative visualization and celebration of the human form. Inspired by African, Tribal and Free Dance interwoven with the sensual, healing happens on a primal level and your capacity for empathy expands. Evocative in nature, Emotion in Motion welcomes and celebrates all ages, backgrounds and bodies. Drawing from Bernadette’s experiences as a Somatic practitioner, her workshops invite participants to experience a deep sense of joyful awakening, affirmation and divine connection to one’s self where they leave feeling enriched, more grounded and reconnected.

Opening our hearts wide and practicing using our voices to ask… the fine art of receiving. 

Through a series of consensual sacred touch, shares and partner exercises, Bernadette will lead you to the truth of what you want, how to ask for it and, most importantly, how to receive that which you deeply desire.