I’ve always been into sex.
But not the way you might be thinking!
I’m a sexual revolutionary, relentlessly curious intellectual, and wild muse on a mission to make sex a spiritual practice.
Iwas born with a fascination about how we express love. I’ve been a sex educator, psychotherapist, activist, and academic for 20 years. (If you’re interested, you can see my Professional CV at the bottom of this page). But although I come from an academic background, my true calling arrived through a personal challenge.
Early in life, I met my first soulmate and we married. We had an incredible relationship, but after nearly a decade together, I lost my libido. Gone. And I couldn’t figure out how to get it back. I tried supplements, hypnosis, and a small fortune on therapy, trying to find out what was wrong with me.
I felt defective and blamed myself. My partner felt inadequate and unfulfilled. I wondered….
“Why don’t I enjoy intimacy? Is this all there is to sex?”
We unfortunately divorced, because we couldn’t recover our sexual connection with the tools we had at that time. It was beyond devastating, but it set me on my mission to understand the nature of erotic desire.
I suddenly found myself single, and re-entering the dating world was HARD after being partnered for so long. My heart was broken over and over because I had NO idea how to navigate the morass of modern sex and love. I asked myself these questions…
What Creates Desire?
Why do we feel turned on by some people but not others? And how do we keep passion alive in a long term relationship?
One day, everything changed when a friend invited me to a sexual tantra class. Electricity raced through my body and I wept with joy – I’d found my true spiritual path. I began to study sacred sexuality, and I immersed myself in tantra, Taoist practices, and many other philosophies that marry the mind, body and soul in sexuality. I discovered that all along…
…the missing ingredient from my sex life had been a sense of the sacred.
Tantra, along with progressive sex education, made me wonder..."why didn't anyone teach me this before!? Everyone should know this!"
I awakened to the holiness of my body and learned to harness sexual energy as a source of power.
I learned the necessity of pleasure as healing medicine, and that emotional intimacy has EVERYTHING to do with sex drive.
I woke up to the reality that I have the power to know - and to ask - for what I want, that I deserve deep love and intimacy, and that first and foremost…
"We have to love ourselves in the way we long to be loved"
It’s been 10 years since that day I walked into a tantra class, and what I offer you now is the culmination of 20+ years of professional training, with the lessons of my spiritual journey. I teach what I WISH I had known all along. Through my educational programs, I help people claim sexual wholeness, power, and pleasure.
I’m told I give good permission.
And even if we never work together, I want you to know – everything you seek is already inside you.
All my love,
Eva holds certifications and specialized training in:
Couples Therapy Training (with Esther Perel, LMFT)
Embodied Relational Sex Therapy (with Stella Resnick, Ph.D)
Sexual Tantra: 10 years - with Dawn Cartwright, Shakti Malan, Charles Muir, and many others.
Hypnotherapy - 2 certifications, in Eriksonian Hypnosis and Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy
Gottman Couples Therapy (with John Gottman, Ph.D)
Imago Couples Therapy (with Harville Hendrix, Ph.D)
Trauma Treatment (Somatic Experiencing with Peter Levine, and various methodologies with Dan Siegel, M.D., Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D., and Babette Rothschild, LCSW )
Mindfulness-Based Self-Compassion (Dr. Kristin Neff)
Relational Gestalt Therapy (12 years of formal training at Esalen Institute and Pacific Gestalt Institute)