As an Integrative Sexuality Coach, my goal is to bring a multifaceted approach to help you overcome your sexual challenges.
I completed my training in Somatic Sex Education through the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. This body-based modality is complimented by my background in Hatha yoga, qigong (chi kung), meditation, and Reiki. In addition, I've pursued continuing education in Trauma Sensitive Yoga and have volunteer experience through the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre as a crisis counsellor and yoga teacher for assault survivors.
My current path of study is in Existential - Integrative Psychotherapy, through The Living Institute in Toronto. This program encompasses teachings in depth psychology, as well as further body-based modalities such as primal therapy and holotropic breathwork.
My venture down the path of sexuality studies was catalyzed by an unexpected conversation with a career coach. After years of preparing myself for a career in naturopathic medicine, I realized that my fascination with sexuality, spirituality, and embodiment practices were the focal point of my passion. The study of Tantra, sacred sexuality, and energy medicine prepared a solid foundation for my current practice. Throughout my life, I've maintained an open minded curiosity for the various ways in which people connect and express themselves, and the way our bodies respond in these interactions.
I offer a playful, non-judgmental approach in my sessions and create a safe space where clients can discuss their deepest sexual concerns.
As one of my favourite authors, Brene Brown says "Shame cannot survive being spoken, and being met with empathy". Through empathy, education and empowerment, my goal is to help clients reconnect with their bodies and cultivate joyful connection with themselves and the world around them.
Dialogue with the body
A new way to experience life
The sacred nature of the body
Sexuality as sacred experience
Connection with self
Connection with all life
Choice over one's body
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Currently Studying: Existential Integrative Psychotherapy - The Living Institute, Toronto, ON
Certified Sexological Bodyworker - Institute for the Advanced Studies of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, CA
Professional member of Association of Certified Sexological Bodyworkers
Registered Hatha + Laya Yoga Instructor - Living in the Self, Lakefield, ON
Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training- Brendon Abram + Living in the Self, Lakefield, ON
Crisis Counsellor Training - Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape, Toronto, ON
Certified Goals Success Life Coach and Happiness Life Coach - Joeel and Natalie Rivera, Ignite Life Transformational Coaching
Certified Nutritional Practitioner - Institute of Holistic Nutrition, Toronto, ON
Certification in Understanding Laboratory Diagnostics in Clinical Practice - Institute of Holistic Nutrition, Toronto, ON
Level 1 Reiki - Lynne Jenkins, Toronto, ON
Level 2 Reiki - King Gabriel Quincy Colleymore, Toronto, ON
Master Level Reiki - Lisa Powers, Toronto, ON
Certified Chi Kung Massage Practitioner - Viktoria Kalenteris, Toronto, ON and Kai Karrel, Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Music - Queen’s University, Kingston, ON