Somatic Erotic Embodiment
My name is Pono and I am a Somatic Erotic Embodiment Coach. I guide people to experience eroticism in their bodies in new and different ways than their habitual patterns. Most of us had limited education around our sexuality or our erotic nature. Instead, we were brought up with shame about our bodies, shame around our genitals, sex negative messages from family and/or religion, and we have since experienced less than realistic expressions of sexuality through porn and social media.
Most people are not aware of their full potential to feel pleasure and experience erotic energy in their bodies. Our bodies are pharmacies-in-waiting, where extended periods of high erotic arousal stimulate the release of our bodies own natural hormones and chemicals involved in the brain’s pleasure-reward center. These include dopamine (the “happiness” hormone), oxytocin (the “love” hormone), serotonin (a mood elevator), endorphins (“feel good” chemicals that reduce pain better than morphine), prolactin (a stress manager, emotion and immune system regulator), endocannabinoids (a reward regulator that decreases anxiety, depression, blood pressure and inflammation), and norepinephrine/noradrenalin (increases dopamine which increases happiness).
My education, training and experience is trauma-informed, and my practice includes aspects of various spiritual/sexual practices, including sexological bodywork, Taoist practices, the chakra system, yoga & pranayama (and other breathwork modalities), principles of Tantra, as well as Swedish, Lomi Lomi and Esalen massage.
Somatic Erotic Embodiment sessions can be many things. They can be the sex education you never received.
They can be about exploring and learning your boundaries - your yes's, your no's and your maybe's.
What do those actually feel like in your body?
Sessions can include consciously working with breath, sound, movement and touch, to connect to and listen to your body. You can explore increasing your body's capacity to feel pleasure. You can learn to stimulate and utilize your erotic energy for personal growth and healing. You can learn to use conscious, focused breathwork to trance out into altered states of consciousness. You can finally heal from the shame you feel about your sexual desires, fantasies or curiosities. You can consciously step out from behind the trauma, pain and isolation created when your nervous system was overwhelmed by non-consensual touch, sexual assault, or emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
Questions, Concerns or Curiosities that may be addressed in a Somatic Erotic Embodiment session include:
erectile dysfunction, unplanned ejaculations, male full body orgasm, intimacy, performance anxiety, body image,
any type of trauma (not just sexual trauma), exploring pleasure, concerns around pornography use, scar tissue remediation,
questions about circumcision, or anal and prostate stimulation for health and pleasure.
Now Hosting Private Retreats for Individuals or Couples on Southern Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Stay in a quaint one bedroom country cottage on 2 acres of private forested land
Co-Create your own multi-day exploratory retreat including private somatic erotic embodiment sessions
Take time for yourself
Take care of yourself
Reset your nervous system in nature with focused touch movement and
conscious breath work
Explore sensation in your body
Explore your curiosities around your body's capacity to feel sensation and pleasure
We will c0-create the retreat that is just right for you
For more information or to explore how this might enhance your life, email to Pono
I’d be happy to schedule a complementary Zoom call to meet and discuss
how I might serve you!
SOMATIC EROTIC EMBODIMENT
Tap into and Listen to your Body's Innate Wisdom
Work Consciously to Heal from Shame, Abuse, Guilt or Assault
Fully Experience Pleasure in your Body and Joy in your Life
Explore Fantasy, Explore Sensation, Explore You In a Safer Co-Created Container
A MEN'S EROTIC EMBODIMENT RETREAT
Connections Group Retreats have been postponed due to COVID-19.
I look forward to hosting and facilitating Connections retreats again in Spring 2023!
Until then, I am seeing clients one-on-one in person, or via Skype or Zoom; and, hosting individual or couple's retreats.