Bernadette Pleasant has always danced. Her love of music, movement, rhythm and healing come as naturally to her as breath. She excelled at dance and evoked positive reactions in those who watched or danced with her.
When Bernadette first experienced sensual dance, she saw for the first time women move with a flow, grace and emotion that captivated her. The power in their bodies as they moved in expression to how they were feeling in the moment spoke to her, and Bernadette knew that she wanted to both experience movement and express herself with that sort of profound physical and emotional power. Her exploration of sensual dance led her to earn instructor certifications in The Nia Technique®, Nia® 5 Stages, Ageless Grace® and Pole dance. She also studied African, Tribal and Free Dance and began integrating and infusing these dance forms with sensuality, visualization, meditations, affirmations and techniques from the healing arts to create Femme!. She also holds certifications as a practitioner of Reiki and Integrated Energy Therapy.
In the Femme! Experience, Bernadette creates a safe space for women of all ages, backgrounds, body types and dance skills to explore their sensual selves. Women are empowered to fully embrace and embody all of their emotions and fully express them through movement; joy, sorrow, rage, ecstasy and more are all welcome at Femme!. In Femme! women are infused with the affirmation, “It’s your body; you can do whatever you want with it-including love it unapologetically!”