CERTIFICATE IN RELATIONAL EMBODIMENT (CRE), CERTIFICATE IN SEXOLOGICAL BODYWORK™ (CSB)
CERTIFICATE IN SOMATIC SEX EDUCATION™ (CSSE)
CORE FACILITATOR TEAM
FOUNDER / DIRECTOR OF TRAININGS /
CURRICULUM DESIGN & CHOREOGRAPHY
Katie is an Art Psychotherapist, founder of Body Poem, Relational Embodiment Therapist, Artist, Certified Somatic Sex Educator, Sexological Bodyworker, Certified Wheel of Consent facilitator and Playback Theatre Practitioner with over 30 years of professional practice.
She follows the Code of Ethics of the Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists (ASIS) and the Association of Certified Sexological Bodyworkers (ACSB).
Katie is the founder and Director of The School of Relational Embodiment. Katie is enrolled in the “Right use of Power” teacher training with Cedar Barstow.
Katie offers Clinical Supervision and Continuing Professional Development for Certified Somatic Sex Educators, Relational Embodiment Practitioners, Body Poets and Sexological Bodyworkers supporting you as a practitioner in sharing your gifts in alignment with your life purpose.
She believes every human being has gifts to share and that these are often grown from where we have suffered the most. Our self-acceptance, kindness and ease with ourselves, when we have felt witnessed, can ripple out to support ease with others.
CSSE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
Dr Phoebe Garland is a certified CSB and CSSE. She brings over 30 years of experience as a GP and mindfulness teacher as well as her own life long journey of seeking and personal growth practices, including working with Dr Claudio Naranjo in the SAT program.
Her passion is to bring her expertise to the profession of somatic sex education, developing the curriculum, supervision and continued professional development structures and resources to support excellence in the profession.
WHEEL OF CONSENT FACILITATOR
& CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
CONTRIBUTING FACILITATOR TEAM
CORE COMPETENCY CHOREOGRAPHER
As a certified Sexological Bodyworker and Somatic Sex Educator, Márcia has become the supporting bridge between our students and the teaching team, in the role of Enrolments & Core Competency Choreographer. She believes that we live in a relational Universe, where our lives revolve around relationships – relationship with the self, others, body, pleasure, work, nature, past/present, divine, money, etc.
Erotic and sexual embodiment and education play a key role in the understanding and integration of our ever fluid intrapersonal relationships – the relationship we have with ourselves. This is where all other relationships stem from, bridging our internal and external worlds, forming and shaping our universes.
With a background in architecture, design and business enterprise, she’s passionate about creating structures and systems which support and refine human behaviour in the spaces and environments they inhabit – physical and non-physical – enhancing and enriching human experience.
“Relationships are everything and everything is relationship.” – Buckminster Fuller
CSSE COACHES IN TRAINING
CSSE IN TRAINING
I am a Mother of 3 of African-Caribbean and Spanish descent, born and raised in London, UK and living in Portugal for the 20+ years and I have a a background in dance and performing arts.
I cultivate a deep passion for teaching others how to connect to their body, to their natural joy and erotic expression, and have been facilitating groups for the last 20 years, guiding with empathy, compassion, lightness, curiosity and a strong sense of grounding.
Being a mother of three, and having struggled myself with not prioritising my own pleasure, I am called to share what I have learnt on my own journey and show you how it is possible to grow and transform into an erotically gifted being even after years of self neglect.
In my work I encourage others to give themselves permission to connect to the parts of themselves that are fully alive, where their deepest truth and wisdom reside, cultivating a healthy relationship to Eros, Life force Intelligence.
I became interested in Sexological Bodywork and have been certified and practicing since 2023, thanks to the ethical integrity and solid ground it provides as we dive into the most vulnerable places within ours selves.
CSSE IN TRAINING
Karen Egan (pronouns she/her) has integrated & provided many therapeutic tools such as acupuncture & multiple modalities of bodywork in various settings since 2005.
Following a calling to social care, she specialised as a Clinical Behaviour Practitioner for over 8 years working with people with disabilities around challenging behaviour & sexuality.
On a continual quest for authentic expansion & freedom, Karen has sought out many teachers of self-enquiry, empowerment & sacred sexuality leading her through various trainings: The Work of Byron Katie, Chen Tai Chi School, The School of Womanly Arts, Erotic Blueprints, Tantra & The Temple Arts.
Empowerment through radical self-acceptance, embodying trust within & reclamation of pleasure are the foundational pillars of Karen’s approach.
Karen holds a Licentiate Diploma in Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine, ITEC Diploma in Tui Na Acupressure. She is certified ITEC practitioner in multiple Massage Modalities, has a BA Degree in Social Studies, is an Anatomy and Physiology ITEC Tutor and Studio 3 Trainer on Low Arousal non-aversive approach.
CSSE IN TRAINING
I am a white transmasculine multitasking artist living with chronic condition. I have been working on the topic of sexuality for 10 years, discussions, workshops for teenagers and adults on the subject of the body, desire, sexual orientation and gender identity, with a queer feminist approach.
Some of my art projects are also about sexuality, norms and taboos. As a witch, I work with love. I like to accompany people in their intimacy and sexual empowerment.
I work as a sexworker for women&queers, as well as a sexological bodyworker (freshly graduated), a facilitator for sexpositive retreats and workshops.
CSSE IN TRAINING
Martijn Gorree (he/him), 40ish Dutch guy, former internet nerd turned sex geek and freshly certified sex coach.
Coming into this work from a mindfulness background with the Plum Village tradition. Followed by a few years of tantra experience and explorations in the world of Shibari.
Currently offering one-on-one coaching and facilitating workshops and events themed around personal development and sexuality.
I’m bringing loads of patience, sharp observations, directness, humor and a loving welcoming heart to those willing to dive into their sexuality.
I help people experience limiting beliefs or behaviours that may be blocking their sexual expression. Helping them develop new patterns of thinking and behaving that promote greater closeness and connection to themselves and their partners.
Overall, my goal is to help people realise their agency and freedom in sex. Helping them face their shame and shadows. Free of judgement. To deepen their sense of intimacy in themselves and other aspects of life.
CSB Jams Coordinator
Julian has passionately immersed himself in somatics for over two decades training, practicing and teaching bodywork and embodiment.
Julian’s offers continuing practitioner development and Bodywork practice JAMs for practitioners to deepen their practice together both online and in person.
OUR ELDERS OF THIS TRAINING ARE
CONTENT & COURSE ADVISOR
Dr. Betty Martin has had her hands on people professionally for over 40 years, first as a Chiropractor and upon retiring from that practice, as a certified Surrogate Partner, Sacred Intimate, and Somatic Sex Educator. Her explorations in somatic-based therapy and practices informed her creation of the framework, The Wheel of Consent®.
As part of her work with the School of Consent, Betty travels around the world teaching practitioners how to create empowered agreements in their client sessions, in her highly sought-after training “Like A Pro: The Wheel of Consent for Practitioners.” Originally developed as an offering to teach much-needed consent skills to sex workers and touch providers, this training is now attended by somatic therapists, massage therapists, sexuality educators, medical and health care workers, activists, human resources folks and the spectrum of touch-based professional providers – all of whom complete the training with a clear understanding of how consent starts with our own bodies, and then expands outwards into all forms of human relating, with or without touch.
Joseph Kramer, Ph.D. teacher of erotic bodywork and founder of the Body Electric School in Oakland, California. Joseph founded the new legal profession of Sexological Bodywork™ in 2023 and over the years has trained thousands of professional massage therapists, erotic bodyworkers and somatic educators. Joseph’s dedication to the field of sexology has been invaluable and his curriculum material is still used across the world in sexological bodywork trainings. In 2021 Sexological Bodywork was featured in Gwyneth Paltrow’s Netflix series, “Sex, Love and Goop” bringing new levels of attention to the profession.
PREVIOUS COURSE DEVELOPMENT
Kian De La Cour
SOMATIC SEX EDUCATOR
Kian and Katie co-founded the Sea School of Embodiment which has presented leading-edge international trainings in somatic sexology for the public as well as for other sexuality professionals, including from Betty Martin, Deej Juventin, Ellen Heed, Kimberley Johnson and Caffyn Jesse.
Kian is Director of the School of Somatic Sexology and is passionate about sharing the joys and trials of greater embodiment with the world. https://somaticsexology.school
SOMATIC SEX EDUCATOR
Deej Juventin is a leader in the field of embodied therapy within Australia. His work supports clients to mobilize their capacities for growth, learning and change through embodied counselling, bodywork, meditation, sex coaching, and Tantric Practice.
He holds qualifications in psychology, sociology, counselling, adult education, kahuna bodywork, somatic sex education and professional supervision. He has an MA in Somatic and Spiritual Psychology. He was awarded Somatic Sex Educator of the Year for 2016 at the Sexual Freedom Awards in London.
He supports the development of body-based therapies in Australia through teaching professional trainings for embodied counsellors and somatic sex educators, and offers professional supervision for therapists who work somatically. He is the President of the Somatic Sex Educators’ Association of Australasia, and co-director of the Institute of Somatic Sexology.