As a Sexuality Specialist with 23 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 SYDA, a Hindu-based Meditation Ashram, and lived in Ganeshpuri, India, upstate New York, Hawaii, Oakland and Victoria, B.C. studying Kashmir Shaivism and Vedanta. What was missing from my education in the Ashram were teachings 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 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). I retired from hands-on work after learning everything I could from those modalities, with a thorough understanding that somatic practices create long-lasting transformation and change in the human body.
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 Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.
Transitioning out of hands-on work, 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.
Doctor of Human Sexuality DHS – Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
Bachelor of Metaphysics B.Msc – University of Sedona
Master Bodyworker & Holistic Health Counselor – The World School of Massage & Holistic Healing Arts
Certified Sex Educator – San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI)
Certified Bondassage Practitioner & Trainer –Bondassage University
Certified Somatic Sex Educator and Sexological Bodyworker – The Somatic Sex Educators Association
Sexual Attitude Reassessment and Restructuring (SAR) – Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality
Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 & 2 –The Gottman Institute
Certified Restorative Practices & Restorative Justice Practitioner – CircleUp Education
Tantra Yoga Teacher – 200 hours Diego Del Sol
Drug & Alcohol Studies – San Francisco City College
Female Orgasm Residential Research Center 2005-2007 –One Taste
Buddhist Tantra Practitioner Training, Red & White Essence Teachings & Residential Training – Ngakpa International
Allied Professional/Clinical Sexologist – World Association of Sex Coaches
Certified Clinical Sexologist – American College of Sexologists
Supporting Member – American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, AASECT
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