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As a Certified Somatic Sex Educator, I specialize in women’s sexual health, empowerment, and well-being. It was through this work that I found a profoundly present state of being which resonated with the authenticity of my inner being. I knew that I wanted to provide others the opportunity for such deeply moving and liberating experiences. Our work together may include breath work, conscious touch, massage, masturbation coaching and witnessing, body awareness, boundary setting, and erotic trance. I offer a sacred, safe space for the exploration, discovery, and cultivation of your authentic sensual being. adriannepennings@gmail.com

 

Amanda Wattie is a Somatic Sex Educator who believes sexual vibrancy and erotic education are basic human rights. Whether assisting her clients in the discovery of more pleasure, navigating sexual trauma, or breaking free from the confines of sexual habits she draws from her diverse life experiences and trainings around the world. Some of which include: Psychology and Religion Interdisciplinary Studies BA, Waldorf educator, massage therapy, tantra and work in hospice. She enjoys writing poetry, dancing, road-trips and dips in the ocean. Amanda is thrilled to bring her gifts of erotic education and embodiment to Rochester,NY and beyond. She is available for sessions and retreats in person as well as Skype. Please contact her thru: http://www.healinghappenswithin.com/

 

Archer is passionate about the healing and rejuvenating powers of pleasure! She supports all people in becoming more erotically embodied and empowered, with a special focus and experience in working with people who identify as lesbian. With a background in counselling and coaching, using conscious exploration and embodiment activities she will offer you the opportunity to move at your own pace and in your own way to expand into pleasure and feel yourself come alive. Please send her an email for more information: lesbiansawakening@gmail.com

 

An unabashed hedonist, my life goal is to empower people to live fully and joyfully in our bodies; to see and to truly believe in our own beauty. Tapping into our sensuality and letting go of culturally induced body shame, trauma and repression are often crucial steps to embracing pleasure more fully and to living a sexually fulfilling life. I enjoy helping others along the path I myself am walking. With offices in OR and WA, and Skype clients around the world, please see www.JoyfulSelfLove.com to learn more, schedule a free consultation, or ask a question in a judgment free, sex positive and welcoming space. I can also be reached by email: amy@JoyfulSelfLove.com.

 

Betty has had her hands on people professionally for 40 years (some of it legal and some of it questionable). 30 years as a Chiropractor and then 15 years as a Body Electric School trained Sacred Intimate. Other goodies include Neuro-Emotional Integration, Educational Kinesiology, Sexological Bodywork,and Kashmiri Tantric Massage. She describes her long career as basically Surrogacy with variations. She loves it. These days her passion is training other hands-on practitioners in consent skills and how to teach their clients empowered choice - so they can stop doing what they think they are supposed to do, and start doing what it is they want to do. She's in the midst of finishing up her book, The Wheel of Consent: Understanding the Direction of the Gift. Her class for practitioners is called Like a Pro and it has taken her all over the world. She is a long-time Cuddle Party facilitator and is part of the team that trains, certifies and supports new facilitators.

 

Caffyn Jesse is a Somatic Sex Educator who supports diverse people on their journey to sexual wholeness. People from around the world visit her Salt Spring Island studio, where Caffyn offers workshops and residential retreats. She offers free and paid teachings through online courses and her videos, writings and books. A Certificate in Intimacy Education program is available to advanced students. Caffyn has a Masters degree in Educational Studies with postgraduate training as a Certified Sex Educator (Institute for Advanced Study in Human Sexuality). She co-teaches the Somatic Sex Educator/Sexological Bodywork Canadian training. Visit her award-winning website at www.erospirit.ca

 

Caitlin is a certified Somatic Sex Educator working in Victoria, BC and Toronto, ON. She has graduated from the Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment and is an intern Surrogate with the International Professional Surrogates Association. She is well-known for her Body Pride workshops, for her work in developing the feminist alt-porn company, Spit, as well as The Apollo Project: Men's Retreats and Happy Touch: Connecting Clients to Practitioners. Her work is queer, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed. Caitlin specializes in Mindful Masturbation and Porn Literacy for youth and adults. You can contact her at caitlinkroberts@gmail.com or visit her website at caitlinkroberts.com.

 

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Corinne Diachuk is an advanced teacher of Therapeutic Yoga and a Certified Somatic Sex Educator. She has been offering “Yoga Therapy for Sexual wellness” from her private studio in Victoria BC for several years. She is also honoured to be working together with the SSEA as the association President, and co-facilitator of the professional Sexological Bodywork / Somatic Sex Educator Training. You can find her teaching a yoga class, hosting a sexuality workshop or by scheduling a private session with her in person or via Video conference. www.sacredcenteryoga.com

 

Exploring my own relationship to shame and sexuality led me to a deep calling within to offer this work out to others. I believe and feel that connecting with pleasure in our bodies is a tool to expand our potential for thriving health. This tool can be used as a day to day practice to help ease anxieties or as a path to connect to the divine. On my journey to become a Somatic Sex Educator I have had the opportunity to explore my own shadows and begin bringing them into the light deepening my faith in myself and the future of humanity as a collective. Happy Touch cosmicsexbod@gmail.com

 

Dr. Captain Snowdon is a Somatic Sex Educator, Counsellor and Relationship Coach. He is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco and The Institute for Sexual Education and Enlightenment in Connecticut. He works in Victoria BC. He co-teaches both of North America’s Somatic Sex Educator Trainings (Sexological Bodywork Training. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Health in Human Sexuality and a Doctorate in Human Sexuality. His work has been with communities, families, couples, and individuals and extensively with folks in non-traditional arrangements for the last 20 years. captainsnowdon.ca

 

Emaya(Elfi)Dillon has practiced integrative bodywork for over forty years. She is a Somatic Sex Educator and faculty member at The Haven Institute on Gabriola Island and The Body Electric School. She leads retreats for women, for couples (with Gary Kekoa Dillon) and for all genders (with William McMenniman). She offers compassionate guidance to those who are ready to release sex negative messages and teaches erotic literacy to enhance sexual communication. She creates sacred containers in time and space where we discover gifts of embodied spirituality, celebrate the eros of the natural world, self and each other. We come alive with renewed and expanded views of sexuality, its potential for health, creativity and loving partnerships. www.heartcoretouch.com.

 

Eva Weaver is a Somatic Sex Educator, Sexological Bodyworker, Art Therapist and Creativity Coach. She supports individuals who have felt disconnected from their sexuality and pleasure, possibly for a long time, who would like to find ways ‘back to sex’ and reclaim their own unique way into a sense of erotic possibility and expression. Eva believes passionately in the healing power of pleasure and in our birthright to a fulfilled sexuality and creativity. To support people to feel more empowered and alive lies at the core of all her work and she brings heart, passion and wisdom from her own healing journey and her creative experiences as a performance artist and writer, art therapist, sexological bodyworker, breathwork practitioner (rebirthing) and creativity coach. She is based in Brighton UK and works worldwide via Skype and phone- email her at evaweaver@talk21.com or visit her website: www.backtosex.com

 

I have been working with people on an intimate level for about 15 years, mostly in the mainstream medical system. I have cared for people who are very vulnerable, and have a high level of dependence on my sound, ethical, treatment and advocacy. I have supported people with acquired, and congenital disabilities, cognitive and physical challenges, disease and dying. I have facilitated therapeutic recreation programming, for adults with developmental disabilities. I have also faced many personal challenges around sexuality, gender, and body image, which today I am grateful for; because they have offered me a chance to awaken to a much vaster world, than what I was previously led to believe existed. I'm so excited to share with those who are curious, the brave, bold, and beautiful reality of pleasurable embodiment; free of guilt and shame, and overflowing with self love, health, and true well-being. It's a reminder that we are never irreparably broken, that we are powerful beyond measure, and that we are so deserving of, and able to achieve, ​a state of bliss. I welcome you on this journey. www.heavenlyembodiment.com Jes is a Certified Somatic Sex Educator, Sexalogical Bodyworker and Erotic Hypnotherapist as well as an Erotic Artist. You can find some of his artwork here at www.dicksaremagic.com

 

I'm offering informed guidance, but the main ingredient is YOU. I celebrate you as a hero willing to explore being a more embodied, sexually happy human! You are probably looking to expand your capacity for pleasure, accessing your erotic potential. Think about it this way: You are Luke Skywalker, and it would be a privilege to be your Yoda. Your unique circumstances will be heard & lovingly considered, compassionate feedback will be offered, but be prepared to be challenged to get outside of your comfort zone, as to grow ("Grow, you can!") Here’s the part where I talk about the credentials I bring to the party....I am a Somatic Sex Educator with a certificate in sexological bodywork, an Erospirit Certified Intimacy Coach, and a Coach Training Alliance Certified Coach....and I care deeply about serving you on your journey! Come to my virtual hut via Zoom. We'll make some sexy frog soup, you will be heard, and we'll make a plan to guide you. You are a pleasure hero in the making! www.PleasureWorks.net

 

Lorraine Lovelle is a Pleasure Guide, Embodiment Coach and Somatic Sex Educator. She facilitates client-centered, sensual discovery experiences and pleasure journeys for all genders. Through embodied awakening and personal empowerment Lorraine invites conscious sexuality, presence, self development and the co-creation of new skills and practices that can be exercised in daily living. She is honoured to hold safe, sacred and supportive space for those who wish to explore full bodied aliveness and expand their capacity for pleasure. See her website at www.be-embodied.com. Email her at: beembodied@gmail.com

 

Mehdi Darvish Yahya offers Perfect Touch. He combines his expertise in verbal and non-verbal psychotherapies and his training as a bodyworker to help you heal your trauma with your pleasure; it is your guidance that makes the touch perfect. When the soul is frightened and the body is frozen in a chronic state of agitation or numbness, the body needs gentle invitations to house the soul again. While the ‘talking cure’, as practiced in conventional counselling, has helped some people to some extent, it has neglected the wholeness of the body, mind, and soul. Now there is a sustainable way. To find out more, please visit www.TheTouchingCure.com

 

Mitchell Carlin is an experienced psychotherapist and bodyworker. Located in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York, Mitchell promotes somatic education and awareness in his practice, Phoenix Somatic Therapies. How do sexuality and eroticism manifest in your life? Engaging this inquiry within safe and concurring boundaries, and through dialogue, focused exercises and exploratory bodywork, clients may address issues of body acceptance, sensual awareness, intimacy and vulnerability, erotic expression and pleasure, increased orgasmic potential, and by addressing the psychological and sexual complexities of trauma, dysfunction, desire, voice, and relationship. Like the Phoenix, the legendary symbol of renewal, this exploration can be transformative – an engagement with the healing fire of self-exploration, self-acceptance, and empowerment; releasing beliefs and practices that no longer serve you, and rising anew. Mitchell can be contacted at: PhoenixSomatics@gmail.com A website, www.phoenixsomatics.com is presently under construction.

 

Olivia Jade has been working with erotically awakening individuals and couples in her private practice for over 15 years. She is trained in Somatic Sex Education, Coaching, Hatha Yoga Instructor, Tantra, Reiki, Holistic Bodywork, Thai Yoga Massage and many other holistic mind body therapies. Hosting private sessions as well as sold out workshops in Vancouver BC. Specializing in her own unique blend of Sacred Sexuality and BDSM. Guiding people transitioning to new expressions of themselves in areas such as alternative relationships and sacred kink. “My intention behind this work is to help you connect to your body’s wisdom. Embrace the light and the dark in you and expand your experience of the sensual and erotic.” Learn more about her work – www.eroticcoach.net email her yoursensuallife@gmail.com

 

I am a Somatic Sex Educator. I discovered this work through my own process of embodied healing from sexual and emotional trauma, after years of talk therapy which in the end just seemed to perpetuate all those bad feelings, not resolve them. This intimate work also led me to multiple layers of personal discovery and transformation. I became so ecstatic about the strength and simplicity of this modality, that I was inspired to study and start my own somatic sex education practice full time, leaving behind a long term unsatisfying career. It was the somatic sex education I received that finally empowered me to leave that career. I enjoy working with people of all gender expressions, sexual preferences, orientations and proclivities. This work holds potentially life enhancing benefits for just about anyone. If you think you might be interested in working with me, please give me a call for a free consultation at 250-896-1336. You can also reach me at EcstaticTouch.Net.

 

Ron Stewart is a Somatic Sex Educator, Certified Sexological Bodyworker and currently serves as Vice President of the Somatic Sex Educators Association of Canada. Through his work, he wants to see the world change from a culture of silence about bodies, sex, and pleasure to one of honest dialogue, conversation, and personal empowerment. His studies in Somatic Experiencing facilitate Ron’s skills of attunement and ability to explore and guide clients to unwinding trauma held in the body. As Co-founder of Back to the Body sensual retreats for women, Ron has led 35 women’s retreats since 2011 and offered 700 sessions, helping women to learn more about their bodies, pleasure and reclaiming erotic confidence. Ron’s background as a yoga teacher, founding Skyclad in 2005, as well as his history as one of Canada’s prominent male contemporary dance artists invite creativity, strong mind/body awareness and playful curiosity into his sessions and approach to his work. Exploring wellness and healing through discovery of pleasure. www.skyclad.ca www.ronstewart.net

 

Shauna Farabaugh has been a professional sex educator for over a decade. A certified Somatic Sex Educator and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) provider, she works with women, queer, and gender-fluid individuals in San Francisco, CA, US. Shauna is particularly passionate about supporting clients to navigate the impacts of life's transitions on their sexuality. Whether impacted by illness, injury, surgery, pelvic pain, grief, cancer treatment, or childbirth, she supports her clients to transmute transition into transformation, to integrate, to evolve, and to emerge more embodied--and sexier than ever!--on the other side of change. Reverently irreverent, Shauna brings a profound sense of play to both her group classes and one on one work with students of all genders, sexualities, and sexual lifestyles…because sex really is supposed to be fun! Connect with her at farabaugh.shauna@gmail.com, @shaunafarabaugh on twitter, or catch her free live stream classes on O.school! www.sexualityintransition.com

 

Sher Snow was the inaugural President of SSEA and served with pleasure and love for 2 years; she is honoured to be the Past-President! Sher is a Somatic Sex Educator who works with individuals, couples and groups at her Victoria studio and around Vancouver Island, the lower mainland and Ontario. She coordinates Body Electric workshops in B.C. Sher is educated (MBA) and believes in continuous learning as there is so much to learn about our bodies and sexuality. She has a natural flair for making people feel at ease, safe, supported and accepted. See her website at www.eroseducator.com. You can email her at sexeducator@telus.net

 

Tracy Montgomery is a Somatic Sex Educator based in Ottawa, ON. A lifelong teacher and learner who believes that life is supposed to feel good, Tracy understands that loving ourselves is the path to the freedom, joy and love we are all looking for. Tracy works with individuals and couples, guiding them on a conscious journey home into their bodies and to themselves through integrative bodywork and intimacy coaching. She also offers workshops on a variety of sexual health topics. www.tracymontgomery.ca

 

Penelope Hall is an intuitive touch healer, somatic guide, educator and fellow adventurer in the realms of mind, body and spirit. She has several years of experience in Thai-based bodywork, yoga, chakra therapy & the intuitive arts. Her primary focus is on how we feel into the connection between physical & spiritual. Penelope leads groups, classes & workshops in guided embodiment & consent education for singles & couples, organizations, businesses & work spaces. She's an artist, writer, musician and mother who practices in Victoria & Vancouver Island BC. www.intimateintelligence.com info@intimateintelligence.com