In the 1990s he managed the Black Cat night club in Washington, D.C. and, calling himself a "bass historian", he organized and hosted events such as Getting to First Bass, a series of solo bass performances.
His work with Henry Rollins and other punk bands is cited in Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital, by Mark Andersen and Mark Jenkins.
Bernie is an E-RYT 500 certified yoga teacher. His primary instructors were John Schumacher, founder of the Unity Woods Yoga Center, and Judith Hanson Lasater. For many years he assisted Judith Lasater in the instruction of anatomy, therapeutic asana and restorative yoga.
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- "'The punk place': After 21 years, the Black Cat continues to fight for rock - The GW Hatchet". Retrieved 2016-01-28.
- Bane, Colin. "Basses to the Fore", Washington City Paper, 1998-09-25. Retrieved on 2008-08-20. Archived December 17, 2010, at WebCite
- Andersen, Mark; and Jenkins, Mark (2003). Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital, Akashic Books. ISBN 978-1-888451-44-3.
- "The Make-Up’s Michelle Mae Orr and the Rollins Band’s Bernie Wandel teach yoga in D.C. | TBD.com". 2010-09-29. Archived from the original on September 29, 2010. Retrieved 2016-01-28.
- "John Schumacher". WebMD. Retrieved 2016-01-28.
- "Judith Hanson Lasater Assistants". www.judithhansonlasater.com. Retrieved 2016-01-28.
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