Your sexual vitality matters
Patriarchal Sex Culture has disconnected so many women from their sexual sovereignty. While our own bodies and sexuality are commodified and pressured to be "sexy," we are simultaneously punished for expressing and enjoying our authentic sexual natures.
But there's good news:
We can create a NEW REALITY from the inside-out with the sexual-spiritual liberation tools of sacred sexuality!
hi, I'm michelle
And I want to help you love sex, your body, and your truest self, through
I believe all bodies are made for sex.
I believe that everyone, and our diverse physical vessels, are worthy of intimate connection, of feeling GOOD, of experiencing states of deep union with the core of our being and with other divine humans.
But capitalism manufactures insecurity and "problems" with our bodies in order to sell us something to "fix" them....
..so we've all ended up acutely aware of at least one "problem area" in our appearance. More frequently, several.
And as soon as one gets resolved ("My p*ssy is perfect thanks to the vulva-plasty and brazilian wax!")...
...another one surfaces ("Fuck, look at those wrinkes! Is that a gray hair? Do my teeth need whitened?")
And Patriarchal Sex Culture (see green box below) has been frustratingly telling us (for goddess knows how long) that while our primary value is in being sex objects, our bodies are also unacceptable and a source of shame.
Our bodies are simultaneously so arousing that wearing anything revealing makes us responsible for receiving unwanted and sexually aggressive attention...
.....and they are also so "flawed" that they are unworthy of being desired just as they are.
And OH YEAH white supremacy has a lot of sneaky fucked-up ways it also defines beauty and health and makes these things indicators of social value and worthiness.
So just remember, the problem isn't YOU -- it's all this << gestures to text above>> bullshit.
Creating New Realities from the Inside Out
But we CAN create new systems. Ones that do not force us to choose between feeling desirable in our bodies and being in alignment with our values.
And we do that by unraveling how those systems have been internalized within us individually, as well as dismantling them in a wider social context.
When we change our inner reality, when we internalize more empowering narratives about our bodies, sexuality, and human nature, those new realities get reflect back to us as cultural change.
If you are unclear about what that "inner work" looks like, but you KNOW you want to shift your INNER reality and EMBODY the truth that all bodies are worthy of pleasure, connection, intimacy, all the beautiful things great sex has to offer...
Then you are in the exact right place.
Patriarchal Sex Culture: A pattern of narratives, norms, and beliefs about human sexuality that dismiss, ignore, and undermine the needs and perspectives of the Feminine, resulting in a social epidemic of Toxic Masculinity, sexual abuse, slut-shaming, victim-blaming, and body shaming.
Work With Me
The BodyWise Academy is your one-stop digital space for community, live classes, and personal coaching to support your sexual-spiritual thriving and learn the embodied liberation tools of Sacred Sexuality
3 Pillars of Sacred Sexuality
In Sacred Sex, sexual pleasure is not dirty or sinful or indulgent, or an obstacle to Higher Consciousness.
To the contrary, our bodies have been designed to experience all kinds of sensual ecstasy because pleasure is medicine, it heals, it soothes, it nourishes, and we are free to enjoy it.
Understanding Sexual Energy
Often illustrated in terms of masculine energy v. feminine energy, sexual energy is the play of polarity in all of life, and learning to balance these energies within ourselves so that we can experience deep, electric connection with others and the Universe itself.
Going beyond body image, sacred sexuality teaches body reverence: loving and respecting the body as our connection to Nature, to Life Force, to the wisdom of cycles, births, deaths, sensual delight, pain, and everything in between.
Mindfulness-centered: Michelle has over 10 years' experience working in psychology research labs, exploring the benefits and mechanisms of change for therapies such as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Dialectical Behavior Therapy on trauma and depression, which now inform her coaching practice. Working with her, you'll find yourself constantly invited back to your body, to self-awareness, to self-regulation, and to your power to respond -- rather than react -- moment to moment.
Trauma-informed: Michelle's work is highly trauma-informed. With a PTSD research team in Seattle, she co-authored 16 publications appearing in the American Journal of Medicine, Medical Care, the Journal of Clinical Psychology, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and the Journal of Traumatic Stress, as well as a chapter on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in the 4th Edition of Integrative Medicine.
Tantra-inspired: Michelle completed a 600-hour training in the Vital and Integrated Tantric Approach to coaching, with specialized certification in Female Sexuality and Tantric Sex from the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality. While she is not committed to tantra as her path of liberation, several key concepts used in her coaching programs draw from her study of tantra and neo-tantra.
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...even if one of us quits social media
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