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Opening the LOTUS ~ Women’s Sexual Empowerment Circles begins this Thursday, 7/21/16 from 6:30-8:30pm and is the beginning of a 6-week series.  Space is limited to 8 women.  You can come for each week of the series or select which one/s will work for your schedule and your needs.

Do you want to co-create a safe space with women to discuss issues related to female sexuality, women’s sexual health, issues around trust, boundaries, shame, body image, relationships and more?

Are you seeking a space that is just for you where your voice is heard and validated around your experience as a woman?

Then, join us for these 6 circles where you can go deep in a community of women and be seen, heard and known. 

This is the first in a 6-week series, we will meet every other week at a comfortable, safe, women’s only space in Oakland, CA. These circles are based in Restorative Practices which is a healing, circle modality that is less facilitated and more co-created by each member as a way for all of our voices to be heard. We will meet to circle, heal and discuss various topics that relate to our Sexual Empowerment as Women. See each week’s topic and join for all 6 circles or come to one that resonates with you.

All circles meet from 6:30-8:30 at a private location in Jack London Square, Oakland.


July 21 – Week 1 – Creating Intention and Trust

August 4 – Week 2 – Exploring our Sexual Histories

August 18 – Week 3 – Healing Our Sexuality

Sept 1 – Week 4 – Finding the Common Thread

Sept 15 – Week 5 – Becoming Empowered

Sept – 29 Week 6 – Celebration of Our Sexualities

Description of Week 1: This is a powerful opening circle where we meet to discuss our community agreements and how we want our women’s community to feel safe so that we can explore our sexual stories and heal in a loving container with other women. We will be creating our center piece together from special objects from our lives. We will each have an opportunity to go around the circle using a talking stick and sharing our Intentions for being in the space and what we want to accomplish during our time together. This is a Trust building circle where we get to know one another and our journey.

There is a love donation of $20-30 for the circle. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. This series is open to 8 women maximum per circle.

Please RSVP to teachmeaboutsex@gmail.com or 415-570-1302, I will be talking to each woman before we meet.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you there.

Dr. Anya de Montigny has 18 years experience working with individuals, couples and groups around sexuality.  She is a Doctor of Human Sexuality and brings a wealth of information, education and guidance in the realm of sexual health, wholeness, and vitality.  From a non-judgemental point of view Anya is able to hold anyone’s experience with compassion and grace.  Her students and clients find that through her one to one counseling or group classes they are able to experience transformation in a short amount of time.  For more information about Dr. Anya please call 415-570-1302 to schedule a free Opening Conversation.


Anya de Montigny, DHS is a sexuality expert with over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. Dr. Anya has a Doctor of Human Sexuality (DHS) degree, is a certified sex educator and certified sex coach and was the host of the popular radio show The O Word Sex Talk Radio. Dr. Anya has a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area working with individuals and couples and invites straight and LGBTQ people into her practice. She also teaches adult sex education classes as well as consent & boundaries workshops at Universities and Colleges.

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