health coaching, massage, reiki massage
Words fail to express my deep appreciation and admiration for Bonnie Berke. After a diagnosis
of LCIS (lobular carcinoma in situ) I didn’t know where to turn to investigate why abnormal cells
were created by my body. I was a healthy perimenopausal woman.
Aside from diagnosis and treatment, my health care team could not offer me any guidance on
my quest. I had made an appointment with Bonnie for a Reiki session to cleanse the stress on
my body and mind over the experience I had been through. LiLle did I know at the time, the
Reiki session was just the beginning of the journey I was searching for. Bonnie listened to my
fears and concerns and made suggestions to help me investigate what was working and where
imbalances could lie within my body.
Aside from Reiki, Bonnie suggested I participate in DUTCH hormone testing and from there a
comprehensive metabolic blood panel, which included panels for cardiac, diabetes, thyroid and
vitamin deficiencies to name a few (which is way more than you receive from your normal
routine yearly blood work). Aside from helping me coordinate these tests, Bonnie took the time
to dissect every detail of every test result. Through her immense knowledge, she suggested
certain lifestyle changes and implementation of certain supplements. Working together, as a
team, we had many “aha” moments. We both felt confident we had uncovered a few mysteries
that were holding me back from ultimate health.
If not for Bonnie, I believe I would still be searching for answers and living in fear of the
unknown with a lack of confidence in my body. I cannot recommend Bonnie enough. Her
electric but calming energy, her depth of knowledge, her supportive and fun spirit will leave you
forever changed for the better.
Do yourself a life changing kindness and trust Bonnie Berke as your partner and coach in your commitment to personal health and wellbeing.
In a world continuously bombarding our senses with cheap fixes, phony advice and altered images, Bonnie is the genuine article.
Having long ago given up the corporate world with a six figure income to pursue her passion, Bonnie lives her purpose. She works in depth with each of her fortunate clients, not only “on the table,” with her gifted massage skills, but in listening, understanding and bringing her ever increasing knowledge of the body and mind connection to address the root causes of issues at their source.
While it is true that you get out of this program what you put in, and there is no such thing as a magical “cure,” if you are willing to make the commitment to transformation, Bonnie will collaborate with you every step of the way.
The beauty is in starting, recommitting, and working always as Bonnie has taught me with respect for oneself, an openness to change and a “beginner’s mind.”
I am grateful for Bonnie’s years long presence in my life. Take a deep breath and trust. I wish you well.
Bonnie's approach to health and wellness has transformed my own holistic approach to living my best life. With her direct, non-judgemental, and loving wisdom, Bonnie has been my teacher, guide, and cheerleader for the last year and she has helped me achieve noticeable improvements in both my health markers and overall sense of wellbeing. I'm always blown away by the depth of understanding and breadth of knowledge that Bonnie brings to answering my questions and addressing my concerns. I highly recommend Bonnie and her services without any reservation. She is truly the best at what she does and I'm so grateful that I found her.
Bonnie has helped me through some nutritional and health issues during COVID. She is the consummate professional and has a vast knowledge of nutrition and how to have and maintain a healthy body. She looks for the root cause of the problem and gives you her complete attention. In addition, her caring and dedicated approach to her clients puts one at ease and in a position of trust. I am now totally healthy due to her guidance and expertise. So glad I found Bonnie!!
Meeting Bonnie completely changed my life. She is unbelievably knowledgeable and welcoming. Physically I’ve benefited greatly from her treatments and her knowledge about healthy eating and proper supplements. Bonnie has also helped me a great deal emotionally. Her non-judgemental, positive, and love first perspectives have changed the way I go about my daily life and have enabled me to let go of anxiety and open up to a greater life experience.
Bonnie's approach to health and wellness has transformed my own holistic approach to living my best life. With her direct, non-judgmental, and loving wisdom, Bonnie has been my teacher, guide, and cheerleader for the last year and she has helped me achieve noticeable improvements in both my health markers and overall sense of wellbeing. I'm always blown away by the depth of understanding and breadth of knowledge that Bonnie brings to answering my questions and addressing my concerns. I highly recommend Bonnie and her services without any reservation. She is truly the best at what she does and I'm so grateful that I found her.
Body Wisdom by Bonnie Berke is Montclair's BEST Kept Secret! (right behind the Talbots on Valley Rd.) Bonnie specializes in whole-self wellness. Her 25 years of experience and nurturing approach is unique and unlike anything I have ever experienced. She helped me to become my best self before my wedding day through her all encompassing program. Not to mention her essential oil raindrop massages and reiki sessions are AMAZING. If you are having any issues that you are looking to get to the root cause of -- she is your person!!! Her positive influence has changed my view of health to this day!
I started seeing Bonnie Berke about a month ago. My life has truly been transformed in such a positive way. I was struggling with stress, rosacea, weight issues, fatigue, brain fog, dizziness, anxiety... the list goes on. She helped me with a new diet including an amazing protein shake in the morning, and I truly feel 100% better! The rosacea is almost 100% gone in less than one month! Amazing. Bonnie is a sweet, caring, highly knowledgeable, and thorough nutritionist and healthcare practitioner. She is always available to answer questions and has been a lifesaver! I did a food shop with her to learn how to read labels and find some great nutritional options to replace some of the bad things we were eating. We have eliminated dairy, gluten, sugar and all processed foods. I didn't think I could do it, but I am so glad I did because I am feeling better now than I have in years! Go see Bonnie as soon as you can - you will most definitely NOT regret it! She is beautiful inside and out, and makes you feel so comfortable. I'm so glad that I found her! :)
Bonnie sees you as a whole person, not just a symptom here and there. She is extremely knowledgeable about how the body systems connect and affect each other. Through listening, diet, supplements, the Bemer and Reiki, she puts together a lifestyle to be and feel your best self. She continues to research and gain more information about your issues. She'll send updates and extra tidbits about your issues to complete the whole picture. Her energy and positivity is contagious and encouraging. Bonnie lives life like she preaches. She wants you to feel as good as she does! She's an inspiration. Thank you, Bonnie!
From the moment I step across the threshold of Bonnie Berke’s studio all my senses are gratified. First, there is the welcoming sight of a beautifully appointed room - all earthy and eastern with its pillows and wall-hangings and charming knick-knacks lovingly displayed; simultaneously I inhale the pleasing aroma of the oils: one for anything and everything that ails me. Bonnie is there to greet me. Her easy warmth and magnanimity are irresistible. I have yet to lie on the table and already the worldly stresses I dragged with me have fled the scene.
Then there are her hands. Those hands. Therein lies the Body Wisdom. Bonnie’s years of study, of practice, of caring for others are present in her loving touch - a touch uncannily both firm and soft. As she deftly works to tease the aches and pains from my body, we talk (OK, I talk. She listens.) and soon even my psychic pain recedes.
Bonnie possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of the body, of nutrition, and of general well-being. She never stops learning; her hunger to stay abreast of the most current thinking about wellness is insatiable. She listens closely as I recount my weight-loss drama, and she gently offers a number of suggestions from dietary, to behavioral, to psychological, the combination of which has led to my dropping more than 14 pounds since I began coming to Body Wisdom.
By the end of the session, I feel whole. My mind and body, no longer working at cross purposes, are synchronized. An hour ago I hauled myself into this oasis, like Jacob Marley tethered to his ponderous weights and chains, and now I float out into the world, weightless. I am already looking forward to my next visit to Bonnie’s sanctuary.
I don't know anyone as passionate, caring and dedicated to their profession than Bonnie Berke. She is a true holistic practitioner, understanding the whole person. Whenever I need advice concerning a health concern, Bonnie gives me practical and scientifically sound solutions that have always worked. She is a hand-holder who listens and responds thoughtfully. What I love most about Bonnie is that she practices what she preaches. She looks amazing, uses her own wisdom to keep herself fit and youthful, so it makes me confident that she will continue to keep me running smoothly throughout my life as well. Thank you, Bonnie, you have made a major difference in my life.
Dr. Glenn B. Gero, N.D., D.Sc., M.Sc., R.H. (AHG), M.E.S., C.L.C.
Bonnie’s influence on my life has improved my relationship with food, exercising, stress management, and a peaceful mindset on who I an in my body and how I interact with the world. She understands how important it is to feel present in your body and how this impacts our whole person. She as been an essential guide, mentor and support for me for the past 5 years, starting in high school through college. She can identify with me on a wide range of problems I face and helps me heal from the inside out. The relief she brought me was instant from the connection we had, but the knowledge she continues to give each session will last a lifetime.
My sessions with Bonnie are nothing short of incredible. Entering into her space feels warm, welcoming and sacred. I’m always so impressed with not only her knowledge and understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection, but her compassionate ability to listen to your words, body and your heart. Her gift of working with her tools, such as essential oils and Reiki, in just the right way for my particular needs at that time is extremely comforting and has delivered extraordinary results every time. The most recent time I visited her, I had had a stream of unlucky spills. Slipping both on black ice and down my basement stairs. My back and right knee and shoulder had extreme discomfort. While working on me, Bonnie pointed out how my body & injuries were manifesting and expressing blocks in certain energy flow and it made so much sense! It wasn’t until I returned from going to the restroom when I realized I wasn’t limping any longer! My knee felt so much better after Bonnie worked her magic. Thank you Bonnie!
I came to see Bonnie Berke for help with saving my life: I was overweight and struggling with insulin resistance and prediabetes. Prediabetics, although we are not living with full-blown diabetes, experience debilitating symptoms, including exhaustion, depression, mood swings, and uncontrollable cravings for sugar. I’d been warned by my physician that if I didn’t lose weight I would certainly become diabetic within a few years. I remember saying to Bonnie at our very first session, as we sat in her serene, sunlit studio,“I just don’t know if I can do this.”And I’ll never forget Bonnie’s reply “You are going to have a beautiful, healthy life.” It was one of the kindest, most supportive things anyone had ever said to me. A year and a half later, I have lost 40 pounds and am no longer pre-diabetic. For the first time in five years, my triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, hemoglobin A1C, and fasting glucose levels are normal. I have learned to manage my sugar cravings by eating whole, healthy foods. The weight loss has been wonderful – I can once again wear regular (instead of plus size) clothing. But there turnto physical health and emotional wellbeing has been, as the MasterCard commercial says, priceless. Bonnie has a rare talent fo helping her clients reach their highest potential. She brings a unique combination of skills to her work: in-depth knowledge about the latest developments in the field of functional medicine; sensitivity to the particular needs of an individual client; a gift for offering emotional support and encouragement; and skills to support mind-body wholeness with Young Living essential oils and the healing energy of Reiki. I became so interested in Reiki that I became a Reiki practitioner, taking the sequence of three intensive workshops taught by Bonnie, who is a Reiki Master in the Usui line. I am so very grateful that I’ve had her guidance on this journey.