Cheryl Bernardi

Lifebehold, for Healing, Health & Wellness

Born in Massachusetts. My career as a professional ballet dancer in Europe, then as a medical research laboratory assistant in Germany and Switzerland, span the arts and sciences. While living in Switzerland, I suffered a severe Achilles tendon rupture, which led me down the road of experiencing a variety of holistic modalities to help my healing process. I eventually founded Birthlight Zurich in 2005, a center for prenatal yoga, aquatics and massage and had many pregnant women attending clas...

Born in Massachusetts. My career as a professional ballet dancer in Europe, then as a medical research laboratory assistant in Germany and Switzerland, span the arts and sciences. While living in Switzerland, I suffered a severe Achilles tendon rupture, which led me down the road of experiencing a variety of holistic modalities to help my healing process. I eventually founded Birthlight Zurich in 2005, a center for prenatal yoga, aquatics and massage and had many pregnant women attending classes and receiving massage treatments.

I currently live in Bonita Springs, Florida. I offer prenatal massage, as well as other specialty treatments at the Healing Center at Reflections, in Fort Myers, and in my massage practice in Bonita Springs. I also enjoy teaching continuing education courses for Licensed Massage Therapists.
In my free time, I love gardening and singing Kirtan.

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Licenses
Massage

FL # MA66409

Massage

FL # MM40256

Facial Specialist

# FB9752067

Cosmetology Salon

# CE10023004

E-RYT Yoga Instructor

# YA46767

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider

# YACEP 46767

Massage CEU provider CEBroker

# 50-24057

Education
2011

Bonita Springs School

Massage Therapy

2015

Bonita Springs School

Facial Specialist

2000

Birthlight International

Perinatal Yoga, Aquatics and Massage

Experience
Bodywork

Lifebehold Massage Therapy - owner

Offering specialized prenatal and postpartum massages, labor prep massages, Birth Rehearsals for Couples, therapeutic massage, Chinese cupping, aromatherapy, reiki, esoteric healing and Reflexology treatments in my own practice in Bonita Springs, as well as at the Healing Center in Ft Myers, Fl. 2012 - present. Lifebehold.com

Massage Therapist - Family Birth Center Naples, Fl

Offering prenatal, postpartum, labor prep massages, and lactation counseling. I created the Birth Rehearsals for Couples, to help the birthing couples in a one-on-one guided session to prepare for natural childbirth. Working here since 2009. Resident massage therapist 2012-2021.

Birthlight Zurich Pregnancy Yoga - Owner and Founder

Owner and Founder of Birthlight Zurich, in 2005 in Switzerland. A center for prenatal, postpartum and baby yoga classes, as well as Birth Rehearsals for couples, prenatal and postpartum massage, and prenatal aquatic exercises, and baby swimming.

Pilates

NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Fl - Yoga & Pilates Instructor

Teaching Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Pilates Mat classes, Pilates Reformer classes, movement classes (Chi Ball) at the Naples Community Hospital Wellness Centers in Naples, Fl from 2009 - 2017.

Yoga

University of Zurich Switzerland (ASVZ) - Yoga & Pilates Instructor

Yoga, Pilates, Chi Ball and Guided Mental Relaxation instructor at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and the ETH (Swiss Federal Technical Institute) Zurich, Switzerland from 1998 - 2007.

Wellness

University of Zurich, Switzerland - Research Laboratory Assistant

Research laboratory assistant for electron microscopy in the Dept of Microbiology, Dental Institute of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. 1991-1997.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Postpartum Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Labor Prep Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Esoteric Healing Treatment
  • Raindrop
  • Reiki
  • Foot Reflexology
  • Massage
  • migrane relief
  • Migraine Relief
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Wellness

  • Energy

Reflexology

  • reflexology

Yoga

  • Prenatal Yoga