As the founder of mukti bhukti, Bernadette offers yoga and laughter yoga programs which empower people to bring more joy and harmony to their lives. She also runs the Lindfield Laughter Club, which offers a free weekly laughter yoga class.
Armed with values of truth, generosity and service, Bernadette's search for life's purpose led her through careers in teaching and marketing. She was first introduced to meditation when struggling to balance the demands of work and home as a young mother.
Teaching yoga was an easy evolution when Bernadette's family moved to Chicago in 2005. She was mentored by many inspiring yoga teachers and started leading yoga classes herself in 2006. In 2008 she began training in Anusara Yoga®, becoming a registered teacher in 2012.
The decision to add Laughter Yoga® came in 2008, since fun and humour were always integral to her yoga classes. She became a Certified Laughter Yoga® Leader in 2009 and in 2010 studied directly with its founder, Dr. Madan Kataria, to become a Certified Laughter Yoga® Teacher.
Named ‘Laughing Be’ by Dr Kataria, Bernadette has presented and taught at conferences, festivals, workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, gyms, yoga studios, schools, senior centres, community centres and workplaces in the US, China and Australia.
She seeks to create an environment in which people feel safe to take a risk, learn to live from their hearts and most of all, have fun!