August 25, 2016

About Dr. Anya

dr anya bio

As a Sexuality Specialist with 20 years experience in the sexuality professions, I bring a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and empathy to my practice.

My lifelong desire to understand how the human body works and how we work together to sustain health and happiness brought me to the world of sexuality education.

I grew up in a Hindu-based Meditation Ashram in the San Francisco Bay Area and traveled the world including living in India as a teen studying esoteric and spiritual practices.  While it was an amazing experience what was missing was an understanding of sexuality and how sex can also be sacred and pleasurable.  By traveling the world at a young age I learned that many cultures, religions, and societies omit basic sex education and leave people really confused about their own bodies and how they work.  Because my mother was a physician, my early education about the body came from a very non-judgmental yet scientific viewpoint and with the lack of permission to discuss sexuality in the Ashram, I decided to go off on my own and explore this fascinating topic.

I paid my way through college by doing therapeutic massage as well as sensual bodywork including Tantra, Sacred Sexuality Massage, and Professional BDSM. I retired from hands-on works many years ago with a thorough understanding that somatic practices are the best and almost only way to create true change in the human body.

My desire to learn everything there is to know about human sexuality led me to some of the world’s best sexuality schools including One Taste, Welcomed Consensus, Sex Coach U, San Francisco Sex Information and The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.

I began teaching sexuality education at health venues in the San Francisco Bay Area and abroad in 2012 and hosted a Sex Talk Radio Show interviewing sexuality experts from around the world. In 2015 I finished my academic training with a Doctor of Human Sexuality degree from The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco.

I continue to study and research Human Sexuality by working with clients and students and gathering information about their own lived experience.  My passion and desire in life are to disseminate non-judgmental, accurate, and sex-positive information about human sexuality and help create a culture of pleasure, happiness, and acceptance in our world.

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