dr anya sex therapy

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

      Trauma Recovery

      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 

      *I no longer practice hands-on modalities but rather, teach these techniques to couples to advance their sexological knowledge as part of the Dr. Anya Erotic Fundamentals HomePlay™. 


      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

      Professional Associations

      world association of sex coaches

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