dr anya sex therapy

As a Sexuality Specialist with 24 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 long before yoga was cool and hip!

What was missing from my spiritual education in the Ashram was teachings of sexuality and how sex can be sacred and pleasurable.

By traveling the world at a young age, as well as living for a time in India, I learned that many cultures, religions, and societies omit basic sex education and leave people 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.

My quest for knowledge brought me to physical research of the human body and I spent many years doing therapeutic massage as well as Tantra, Sexological Bodywork, and Bondassage (a hybrid of kink & erotic massage).  

My desire to learn everything there is to know about human sexuality eventually 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 now closed Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.

I began teaching Sexuality Education at health venues in the San Francisco Bay Area, NYC, Los Angeles and London and hosted The O Word – Sex Talk Radio interviewing sexuality experts from around the world. In 2016 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.

Because my background is so diverse I love working with people from all over the world with lots of unique and interesting stories.  Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions about my life so that you feel comfortable and safe discussing yours.

 

Professional Affiliations

Diplomas & Certifications 

I am a perpetual student and love learning about the human body, sexuality, relationships, coaching and fitness. I combine years of training in the human body, mind and spirit with years of working with students and clients to offer a comprehensive, holistic and well-rounded approach to sex education & coaching. 

If you have any questions about these schools and institutions and their certification specifics please do not hesitate to ask

Doctor of Human Sexuality, DHS – Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality

Bachelor of Metaphysics, B.Msc – University of Sedona

Certified Sex EducatorSan Francisco Sex Information (SFSI)

Certified Sexological Bodyworker & Somatic Sex Educator  – The Somatic Sex Educators Association

Certified Clinical Sexologist – Dr. Patti Britton 

Certified Bondassage Practitioner & Trainer –  Jaeleen Bennis and Bondassage University

Sexual Attitude Reassessment and Restructuring (SAR) –  Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality

Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 & 2The Gottman Institute

Currently enrolled in treating Trauma & Affairs – The Gottman Method

Certified Restorative Practices & Restorative Justice –  CircleUp Education 

Addiction & Recovery Counseling – San Francisco City College

Certified Massage Therapist & Holistic Health Coach – The World School of Massage & Holistic Healing Arts

Residential Program – One Taste Female Orgasm Research Center 2005 – 2007 

Certified Tantra Yoga Teacher  – Diego Del Sol 

Licensed Zumba Instructor 

Certified Buddhist Tantra Practitioner – Ngakpa International

 

PAST SEX ED CLASSES TAUGHT:

UC Berkeley, CA

Berkeley High School, CA

Hult Business School, CA

California College of the Arts, CA

Mills College, Oakland, CA

Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium, London, England

SF Armory/Kink.com, San Francisco, CA

The Pleasure Chest, Los Angeles, CA

Pure Pleasures, Santa Cruz, CA

Stockroom, Los Angeles, CA

Good Vibrations, San Francisco, CA

The Sunrise Center, Corte Madera, CA

Essence, San Francisco, CA

Vagina Monologues & Workshops, Los Angeles, CA

FEM Talks, Oakland, CA

Feelmore510, Oakland, CA

Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco, CA

The Looking Glass, Oakland, CA

Black Thorn, Oakland, CA

Private Workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York & London

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