As a sexuality and relationship specialist with 26 years experience 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).
Ultimately, my desire to learn everything there is to know about human sexuality led me to some of the world’s best sexuality schools where I studied and trained for many years. In 2016 I received a Doctor of Human Sexuality degree from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.
Below are some of the schools, courses and credentials I’ve acquired over the years. As an avid student I continue to grow my knowledge base by taking ongoing trainings to stay as relevant and current as possible.
Please reach out with any questions or for more information on my credentials.
Doctor of Human Sexuality, DHS –Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, CA
Sex Educator – San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI)
Somatic Sex Educator – The Somatic Sex Educators Association
Certified Clinical Sexologist – Dr. Patti Britton
Sexual Attitude Reassessment and Restructuring – SAR – Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
Individual & Relationship Coaching
Certified Life Coach – Life Purpose Institute
Certified Holistic Health Coach – The World School of Massage & Advanced Healing Arts
Gottman Method: Gottman Method Level 1 & 2, 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work, Gottman Method Couples & Addiction Recovery
In Her Head, Neuroscience of Female Health & Hormones – Neuroscience Academy
Neuroscience of Change – Coaches Rising
Currently Enrolled for 2023:
International Coach Academy
The Power of Embodied Transformation – Coaches Rising
Somatic Experiencing Beginner Level 1
A Dialogue with Bessel van der Kolk – 4 Week Trauma Course
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Certified Restorative Practices & Diversity Educator – CircleUp Education
Master Certified Massage Therapist* – World School of Massage & Holistic Healing Arts
Bondassage Practitioner & Trainer* – Bondassage University
Sexological Bodyworker* – Somatic Sex Educator Association
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