Growing up in Munich, Germany, Bernhard moved to California in 1994 to study drums and percussion at the ‘Percussion Institute of Technology’ (PIT), Los Angeles. His exploration into rhythm and music became a journey of self-discovery and healing which lead him to bodywork and the Healing Arts.
Being very emotionally sensitive and battling depression throughout his early life, Bernhard faced his shadow and fears. His personal healing process also inspired him to explore the mysteries and hidden knowledge surrounding our planet and humanity’s origins, questioning the roots of what constitutes “reality”, and how social (and spiritual) conditioning impacts upon our collective and individual search for truth, fulfillment and happiness in all aspects of life.
Over the course of his life Bernhard has studied extensively various healing modalities throughout his life and graduated from the ‘Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing’ (IPSB) in Los Angeles and the ‘Esalen Institute’ in Big Sur, essentially developing his own unique style of Integrative Bodywork as a lisenced and certified Massage Therapist (Certified Esalen® Massage and Deep Bodywork® Therapist).
His journey over the past 20 years has also lead him to the study and practice of Yoga, Qi Gong, Dance, Psychology, Astrology, Mythology, Shamanism, as well as various spiritual and ancient esoteric teachings.
Over the past 10 years, Bernhard has worked with individuals from all walks of life, helping them in their path of healing and wellness. His clients enjoy his intuitive and compassionate approach, be it through hands-on Bodywork and/or holistic coaching in person or over Skype.
Bernhard feels that in order to make a shift in consciousness, we need to do the work to separate truth from lies, both within and without; and to bring the darkness to light whilst making the shadow conscious, so that we can truly heal, evolve, and grow, living up to our full soul potential and aligning with our individual purpose.
All of these values are pursued in order to achieve humanity’s collective emancipation, which involves every individual becoming fully-embodied sovereign Beings, playing our unique parts in this evolution of the heart-space, anchoring a higher frequency of love and compassion for self and others.
He works out of his private practice in Topanga Canyon, California, and also offers counseling sessions over Skype, FaceTime, or phone.