Brenda Berry, Professor of Happiness & Delight
Celebrant, Healer, Apothecarius
Hello, I’m Brenda Berry, a professor of happiness & delight, creator and founder of Sacred Celebrations, Usui/Holy Fire® III and Holy Fire® III Karuna® Reiki Master and Intuitive Energy Medicine Practitioner, Shamanic Healer, Apothecarius, Wedding Celebrant. A pretty eclectic scope of vocation, indeed – all of which is in celebration of love and the healing of body, mind, heart and soul. Read on to learn more …
Ordained through the Church of Spiritual Humanism, retired Credentialed Unitarian Universalist Religious Educator, I have performed nearly 600 wedding ceremonies. I am truly honored for the opportunity to perform yours. Serving couples in Virginia, eastern West Virginia and western Maryland, I specialize in non-traditional, spiritual & secular weddings, the Celtic Handfasting, and interfaith ceremonies. I guarantee to provide you with a ceremony that is beyond compare, unique, personal and in keeping with your vision.
To create a wedding ceremony, I request that my clients complete a short questionnaire. Your answers to questions such as:
- what does marriage mean to you”,
- why do you want to be married to this person
- what do you love most about each other
- what are your hopes and dreams for your marriage
are used to help give me some sense of your personalities. Often you will hear your own words echoed back to you in the ceremony itself. It is my hope that the journey of your marriage will be filled with much happiness and I would be honored to help you begin that journey.
Love has many forms, and every day of living in a state of wholeness and well-being is a sacred celebration indeed. I’ve always been passionate about good health, living naturally and in sacred reciprocity with all the Earth’s inhabitants. While I love to unite two hearts in loving a relationship, as a Board Certified Holistic Health Professional I can also help you as an individual become united in body, mind, heart and soul. Living your best life in unity with oneself brings balance not only to the body, but also to the emotions, the mind and the spirit. .
A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, I’ve trained in over 100 dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. As your practitioner, I will work with you step-by-step to establish realistic, practical achievable goals and create a healthier, happier life – one that complements and enhances your well being – on all levels. Rather than tell you what you have to “give up”, together we will explore what can be easily and realistically added to your life and only that which will enhance your happiness and satisfaction. I’ll meet you where you are and together we’ll move forward.
Also a graduate of the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine Medicine Making Program I’ve been studying and using herbal medicine since 1994. I create, brew, formulate and offer my own blends of herbal medicines – daily tonics, medicinal mushroom concoctions, balms, salves, teas, tinctures and specialty Fire Ciders. Products to keep you well, and when you’re not … remedies to get you better, fast! Herbal medicines have been used for 1000’s of years and with today’s super viruses getting used to pharmaceuticals, getting back to nature may be the only thing that makes a difference.
A professional Holy Fire III Reiki Master and Integrative Energy Medicine practitioner, I am a graduate of the 2 year program at White Winds Institute for Energetic Healing. I have received over 5000 hours of energy medicine training in a broad variety healing modalities and techniques that integrate with modern medical practices. The choice to use energy medicine vs. conventional medicine is not an either/or decision. Rather it is a “both/and” choice – modern and traditional medicine working together can create greater harmony and make for a speedier healing.
I am also what is known by the Q’ero, (a tribe of Andean medicine people of Inkan lineage), as a Paqo and Kamasqa Curendera (which basically means an initiated Shamanic Healing Practitioner). I’ve apprenticed and been initiated into two Peruvian Shamanic healing traditions. My Inca lineage is through don Oscar Miro-Quesada, don Benito Corihuaman Vargas, don Celso Rojas Palomino, and don Zane Curfman. These apprenticeships greatly enhanced and deepened my work as a healer by aligning and guiding me with the work I was born to do and thus to serve the highest and greater good of all. Through these teachings I am able to facilitate the Death Rites, shamanic journeys, soul retrievals for deeper healing spirit and animal guide connections, and spirit attachment removal and ancestor healing.
I also love to teach, especially Usui Holy Fire® III Reiki! I offer classes online and in person – for all Reiki Levels I, 2, and Master using curricula provided by the International Center for Reiki Training. I would be honored to have you in one of my classes and will delightfully provide a lifetime of support to my students. “Discover Wellness, Outside the Pill Bottle” workshops on topics such as Chakra Balancing with Crystals and Essential Oils, emotional healing with Flower Essences, Medicine is Food and Food Is Medicine: the Science of Food Energy, Rune Divination, Numerology and more !!!!
I have a private practice in Winchester, Virginia, serving individuals, couples, and children. Consultations are currently offered online by Zoom, by phone or FaceTime. Online and in-person healing sessions are available Wednesday – Saturday.
Certified Holistic Health Practitioner through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, licensed and insured. Member of the American Herbalists Guild.