Somatic Sex Education and Sexological Bodywork Professional Training

Published: Aug 5, 2020 | Updated: Feb 1, 2021

Somatic Sex Education and Sexological Bodywork Professional Training

Somatic Sex Education and Sexological Bodywork have become increasingly popular in past years, and in this post we will give you an overview of the institutes and trainers that “educate the educators.” So, this is not about the professionals in the field who actually work with people, but about the training i.e. education to become a Somatic Sex Educator and/or Sexological Bodyworker.

But first this: Somatic Sexology is a blend of Somatics (focusing awareness through the body) and Sexology (the scientific study of human sexuality). It combines practices like Yoga, meditation and Tantra, with contemporary research in neuroscience, psychology and somatic learning theory.

It’s about “embodiment,” which is to come to deeper awareness and understanding of what is going on in your body and in sex, while at the same time releasing body-mind inhibitions and traumas that obstruct experiencing pleasure and further personal growth.

Many specific modules and modalities are part of the training program, such as Genital Mapping, Genital and Erotic Massage, Orgasmic Yoga, Anatomy, Breathwork, Touchwork, Mindfulness, Anal Touch, Scar Tissue Remediation, Intimacy training, Coaching, Counselling, just to give some examples of the content of the education.

Without going deeply into the make-up of the complete Somatic Sex Education program, note that the Certificate in Sexological Bodywork (CSB) is a prerequisite to obtain the Certificate in Somatic Sex Education (CSSE). Just to make clear how these two modalities connect.

Somatic Sex Education and Sexological Bodywork professional trainings and training courses are given around the world, but notably in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Germany and Switzerland. Quite a number of teachers “circulate,” meaning that you will find some teachers giving trainings and workshops at various institutes for/in various countries.

In general, it’s quite an international assembly of teachers, who individually have their various specializations, which in itself is not that strange if you keep in mind the vast array of subjects needed to be taught. In any case, below you’ll find our overview of the most important trainers and training institutes around the globe.

I’m sure I will have missed some of the leading instructors or schools, but then again, it’s quite a job to find all the dispersed options. So please, don’t hang me for it.

Somatic Sex Education and Sexological Bodywork Training Courses

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American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors & Therapists (AASECT)
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COUNTRIES
 USA (United States)
PLACES
 Chicago, Illinois 

The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) provides training, community and visibility to promote the understanding of human sexuality and healt [ Read more ... ]
Betty Martin
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COUNTRIES
 USA (United States)
PLACES
 Seattle, Washington (State) 

Betty Martin is a Chiropractor, a Body Electric School trained Sacred Intimate, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, Foundations of Facilitation trainer, and a self-propelled erotic advent [ Read more ... ]
Corinne Diachuk
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COUNTRIES
 Canada
PLACES
 British Columbia, Victoria 

Corinne Diachuk is a somatic sex educator, yoga teacher, and yoga therapist. You may find her weaving worlds and building community, sharing her somatic wisdom as an embodiment coach, S [ Read more ... ]
Dr. Liam Snowdon
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COUNTRIES
 Canada
PLACES
 British Columbia, Victoria 

Dr. Liam "Captain" Snowdon is a Somatic Sex Educator, Anti-Violence Worker, and poet. Captain is the founder of SPARC (The Sex Positive Art and Recreation Centre) on the occup [ Read more ... ]
Ellen Heed
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COUNTRIES
 USA (United States)
PLACES
 California, Los Angeles 

Ellen Heed, PhD (Cand), CSB, has been teaching somatic professionals since 2000. During this time, she has taught alongside Ana Forrest, Joseph Kramer, Hugh Milne and Vincent Medici. Sh [ Read more ... ]
Embodied Therapy
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COUNTRIES
 Australia
PLACES
 New South Wales (Australia), Queensland, Brisbane, Byron Bay 

Embodied Therapy is run by 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 c [ Read more ... ]
Eros Massage School
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COUNTRIES
 Spain (España), UK (United Kingdom)
PLACES
 Barcelona, England, London   

Eros Massage School teaches massage, sensuality and eroticism. You will reach the mastery of Erotic and Tantric massage in a progressive way, developing your natural abilities. [ Read more ... ]
EroSpirit
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COUNTRIES
 Canada
PLACES
 British Columbia, Vancouver 

EroSpirit is run by Caffyn Jesse, a widely-respected teacher of sexuality. Caffyn integrates Tantra and Taoist teachings on sacred sexuality and is a Somatic Sex Educator. [ Read more ... ]
HeartCore Touch
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COUNTRIES
 Canada
PLACES
 Gabriola Island, British Columbia 

HeartCore Touch is run by Elfi Shaw and Gary Dillon who are relationship advocates, bodywork practitioners, artists and educators with many years of training and experience. Their colle [ Read more ... ]
Institut für Somatisches Lernen, Sexualität und Körperarbeit | ISB
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COUNTRIES
 Germany (Deutschland)
PLACES
 Berlin 

The Institut für Somatisches Lernen, Sexualität und Körperarbeit (ISB) or, in English - the Institute for somatic learning, sexuality and bodywork - offers Sexological Bodywork train [ Read more ... ]
Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment (ISEE)
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COUNTRIES
 USA (United States)
PLACES
 Northampton, Arizona, Massachusetts, Oregon, Phoenix, Portland (Oregon), Tucson 

The Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment (ISEE) is a training program that offers online and live classes, webinars and workshops intended for educators, counselors, th [ Read more ... ]
Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education
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COUNTRIES
 Canada
PLACES
 Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Vancouver 

The Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education offers professional training in somatic sex education and sexological bodywork. [ Read more ... ]
Institute of Somatic Sexology
Website
COUNTRIES
 Australia, USA (United States)
PLACES
 New South Wales (Australia), Queensland, Brisbane, Byron Bay, California, Hawaii, Oakland 

The Institute of Somatic Sexology is a training institute For professional pathways to vital living, somatic learning & embodied pleasure. Somatic sexology is the meeting of somatic [ Read more ... ]
Instituto Latino Americano de Sexologia Somática | ILASS
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COUNTRIES
 Brazil
PLACES
 Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (State) 

The Instituto Latino Americano de Sexologia Somática offers Sexological Bodywork training and courses in Brazil, Sao Paulo. The Latin American Institute of Somatic Sexology was founded [ Read more ... ]
Joseph Kramer
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COUNTRIES
 USA (United States)
PLACES
 California, Oakland, San Francisco 

Joseph Kramer, Ph.D., is the founder of Sexological Bodywork and the creator of Orgasmic Yoga. He offers private coaching and online sex education classes. [ Read more ... ]
Kenneth Ray Stubbs
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COUNTRIES
 USA (United States)
PLACES
 Arizona, Tucson 

Kenneth Ray Stubbs, Ph.D., is a certified sexologist, documentary maker, and author of numerous books on sexuality. He taught at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in S [ Read more ... ]
Paula Fernanda
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COUNTRIES
 Brazil
PLACES
 Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (State) 

Paula Fernanda is a Sexological Bodyworker trained in Europe. She has studied and practiced Tantra in India, Thailand, USA and in several countries of Europe. For 28 years, she has tran [ Read more ... ]
Sarah Rose Bright
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COUNTRIES
 UK (United Kingdom)
PLACES
 England   

Sarah Rose Bright is a certified Sex, Pleasure & Intimacy Coach empowering women and couples to discover and express their true sexual nature. [ Read more ... ]
Sexological Bodywork
WebsiteWebsite
COUNTRIES
 USA (United States)
PLACES
 California, Oakland 

The Sexological Bodywork website is administered by Dr. Joseph Kramer (the creator of Sexological Bodywork) and is an overview site about the Sexological Bodywork profession, and variou [ Read more ... ]
Sexological Bodywork UK & Ireland
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COUNTRIES
 UK (United Kingdom)
PLACES
 Dawlish, Devon (Devonshire), England  

Sexological Bodywork UK & Ireland offers Somatic Sex Education™ professional training incorporating the certificate of Sexological Bodywork (CSB) & the certificate of Som [ Read more ... ]
Sexological Bodywork | IISB®
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COUNTRIES
 Germany (Deutschland), Switzerland
PLACES
 Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Zurich   

Sexological Bodywork, or the International Institut for Sexological Bodywork (Bodywork Center und dem International Institute for Sexological Bodywork IISB®), offers a wide range of tr [ Read more ... ]
Sexuality in Transition
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COUNTRIES
 USA (United States)
PLACES
 California, San Francisco 

Shauna Farabaugh is a Certified Somatic Sex Educator based in San Francisco, who fiercely believes in the right to sexual expression for every body. Shauna has been a professional sex e [ Read more ... ]
Somatic Arts and Education
Website
COUNTRIES
 USA (United States)
PLACES
 California, Los Angeles 

Somatic Arts and Education is a place where educators and seekers can embrace teaching and learning this necessary area of human development that is so often overlooked by much of our s [ Read more ... ]
Somatica® Sex Therapy and Relationship Coaching
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COUNTRIES
 USA (United States)
PLACES
 California, San Francisco 

Somatica® Sex Therapy and Relationship Coaching, is run by Celeste & Danielle, who offer Sex and Relationship Coaching for a Passionate, Connected and Fulfilling Life. [ Read more ... ]
Tantra with Uma
Website
COUNTRIES
 Australia, Singapore
PLACES
 Queensland, Brisbane, Singapore  

Uma Furman is one of the world’s leading somatic sex educators, with over 5,000 hours of face-to-face teaching to individuals, couples, and groups. Based in Brisbane, Australia, Uma t [ Read more ... ]
The Sea School of Embodiment
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COUNTRIES
 UK (United Kingdom)
PLACES
 Dawlish, Devon (Devonshire), England  

The Sea School of Embodiment presents leading edge, international trainings in the fields of embodiment, including the expressive arts, Foundations in Body Poem, Becoming a Body Poet Ce [ Read more ... ]
The Touching Cure
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COUNTRIES
 Canada
PLACES
 Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Vancouver, Victoria 

The Touching Cure, run by Mehdi Darvish Yahya, is an artist and a psychotherapist trained in the conventional therapy methods, creative arts therapies, sexological bodywork, and body-mi [ Read more ... ]
Yoga of Sex
Website
COUNTRIES
 USA (United States)
PLACES
 California, Oakland 

Yoga of Sex was created by Joseph Kramer and EroSpirit Research Institute, with the philosophy that erotic pleasure is a healing principle, a source of aliveness, and a way to connect w [ Read more ... ]
Yuri Kotke
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COUNTRIES
 Brazil
PLACES
 Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (State) 

Yuri Kotke is a Somatic Sex Educator trained by Joseph Kramer's Erospirit Research Institute in 2011 and the Canadian Association of Somatic Sex Educators in 2013. He completed his [ Read more ... ]

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