Dr. Brenda Negley, MsD

Dr. Negley is a Certified Practitioner of Vibrational Sound Therapy by the Vibrational Sound Association (VSA), she has two degrees from Emerson Theological Institute, her doctorate in Metaphysical Studies specializing in holistic health, and her Masters in Religious Studies. She received her Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Texas, Austin with specialties in Special Education and Earth Science. Brenda now owns Yosemite Vibrations, a sound and energy healing practice.

Brenda is a local historian and author of Nelder Grove of Giant Sequoias, a Granddaughter’s Stories. She is the Executive Director of the nonprofit, Friends of Nelder Grove, Inc. http://neldergrove.org, and can often be found in the grove doing research, volunteering and talking to visitors.

Brenda’s family has been in the Yosemite area for 6 generations. She also serves as an officiant for weddings and Celebrations of Life. Brenda enjoys the outdoors. Camping and visiting other forests, especially sequoia and redwood groves so she can learn about what they are doing to protect big trees from fire, and what successes and challenges they are facing.

Experience Sound Healing

Individual and Couples Sound Therapy
Brenda uses special “Zen” bowls sending vibrational frequencies through your body, activating the parasympathetic nervous system. This system mainly functions using a nerve called the vagus nerve, which sends impulses from the brain to the body but also back from the body to the brain. In essence, your parasympathetic nervous system tells your brain what’s happening, instead of
your brain telling your body what to do.

Sound Bath Meditation is a unique meditation that helps to keep you focused and allows you to have a positive meditation experience, even if you haven’t tried meditation before.

Forest Bathing and Sequoia tours are outdoors, yet singing bowls and “ZEN” bowls are all part of the experience.​ All tours are donation based for the nonprofit Friends of                                                                                      Nelder Grove, inc.

Sound Therapy Benefits

The ZEN bowls are specifically made to have pure tone and strong vibrations. The bowls help activate you parasympathetic nervous system to help your body heal itself.

Induces: complete relaxation, can normalize blood pressure, helps with neuropathy and decreases

Relieves: anxiety and stress, emotional trauma including PTSD, insomnia and physical pain
to include arthritis.

Activates: higher states of consciousness and heightens clarity.

Clients leave feeling relaxed and more grounded.​

First time attendees expect about 15 minutes extra for evaluation.

Convenient Location

The Studio is in the town of Oakhurst, off of Highway 41, just south of the South Gate of Yosemite National Park.

Tours and Forest baths are also in the same general area. Transportation to outdoor events can accommodate up to 4 people. If you have a larger group carpooling will be necessary.


Individual Sound Therapy: A sliding scale exists – Discuss with Brenda if this relates to your situation.

75 minute session for all first-time clients – $75
60 minute session for returning clients – $60.

Couples Sound Therapy

Forest Bathing/Sequoias Tours
Note: This section is a fund-raiser section for the giant sequoia non-profit Friends of Nelder Grove, Inc. that Brenda is the Executive Director for. This category is donation only for the nonprofit.

20% discount for military veterans and those currently working in the education field K-12.