Sea School of Embodiment Faculty
Katie Sarra BA Hons fine art, Post grad dip Art Psychotherapy, CSB, CSSE.
Katie is a Certified Somatic Sex Educator, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, Art Psychotherapist, Playback Theatre performer, Artist is a certified Cuddle Party™ facilitator and co-founder of the Sea School of Embodiment.
I believe that every human being has needs to feel useful, having gifts to share with others intimately and as part of community. Our ease in intimacy with ourselves ripples out to feeling at ease with others.
Sensory awakening also opens us to feeling the feelings we have felt alone with. It takes courage. Here is an opportunity to come home to yourself liberated from loneliness. I understand how it can hurt feeling separation from joy, creativity and gratitude. Learning to feel our bodies physical, emotional, sensual and erotic inner and outer landscapes as resources with our senses back on line supports us to be more in choice with our relationship and intimate decisions.
I welcome people of all ages, abilities and genders wanting to recover and remember themselves with kindness and acceptance and to explore and experiment with new ways of being or learn from the beginning. Katie will be teaching the UK Certificate in Sexological Bodywork training 2018 with Kian de la Cour, Joseph Kramer, Betty Martin and Ellen Heed.
'Katie has facilitated my inner person to become my outer person' J.H Devon
To find out more about Katie's work, visit: katiesarra.com
Kian de la Cour BA, BSc, CSB, CSSE
Kian trained as a Sacred Intimate with the Body Electric School at Wildwood, California in 1994, and as a Certified Sexological Bodyworker in the UK in 2014. He interned with Deej and Uma at the 2015 & 2017 UK trainings.
He co-founded the Sea School of Embodiment with Katie Sarra which presents leading-edge international trainings in somatic sexology for the public as well as for other sexuality professionals, including from Betty Martin, Ellen Heed and Caffyn Jesse.
He is a certified Cuddle Party™ facilitator as well as a co-founder and Chair of the Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists (ASIS). He is passionate about sharing the joys and trials of greater embodiment with the world.
Kian will be teaching the UK sexological Bodywork training 2018 with Katie Sarra, Joseph Kramer, Betty Martin, Ellen Heed and Stevie Moss.
To find out more about Kian's work, visit: kiandelacour.com
Joseph Kramer, Ph.D.
Oakland, United States
Joseph Kramer provides the content for module one of the Certificate in Sexological Bodywork and will be joining us again for the 2018 UK CSB Embodiment Intensive (module 2).
Joseph is the foremost teacher of erotic bodywork in the world. In 1984, he founded the Body Electric School in Oakland, California, where he trained thousands of professional massage therapists, erotic bodyworkers and somatic educators. The Body Electric is the world’s largest community network offering safe sex education today–and for the last twenty-five years.
In 1992, he started the Erospirit Research Institute, a think tank exploring the connection between spirituality and sexuality. In 1999, he founded The New School of Erotic Touch.
Joseph founded the new legal profession of Sexological Bodywork™ in 2003 which was accredited by the State of California. Professional trainings are now being offered in California, Europe, Canada, Brazil and Australia. He is on the faculty at The Institute For Advanced Study of Human Sexuality and The International Institute of Sexological Bodywork in Zürich. Joseph has produced over a dozen educational DVDs and has been featured in the HBO series Real Sex.
Joseph will be teaching the UK Certificate in Sexological Bodywork training 2018 with Kian de la Cour, Katie Sarra, Betty Martin, Ellen Heed and Stevie Moss.
To find out more about Joseph's work, visit: www.eroticmassage.com
Dr. Betty Martin, CSB
Seattle, United States
Dr. Betty Martin is a Chiropractor, a Body Electric School trained Sacred Intimate, Certified Sexological Bodyworker, Foundations of Facilitation trainer, and a self-propelled erotic adventurer and intimacy coach. She has 30 years professional experience of working as a hands-on professional, first in therapeutics – Chiropractic, Somato-Respiratory Integration, Educational Kinesiology, Reiki, Neuro-Emotional Integration – and later in body-based erotic education, including sensual massage, Taoist Erotic Massage, Kashmiri tantric massage and Sexological Bodywork. She is the pioneer of a new model for understanding the nature of touch called the 'Wheel of Consent'.
Betty will be teaching on the UK Certificate in Sexological Bodywork training 2018 with Kian de la Cour, Katie Sarra, Joseph Kramer, Ellen Heed and Stevie Moss.
To find out more about Betty's work, visit: bettymartin.org
Deej Juventin, CSB, M.A.: curriculum development and supervision.
With over 20 years experience in adult education, teacher training, embodied counselling and various forms of bodywork, Deej brings his extensive experience in somatic sexology to the training.
He trained as a Sacred Intimate at Wildwood in California, and as a Certified Sexological Bodyworker at the Institute for Advanced Studies of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, and interned with Joseph and Ellen at the first Australian training.
He has helped pioneer somatic sex education training in Australia, founding Sex Coaching and Therapy in Brisbane and facilitating somatic sex trainings internationally. He is the founding president of the Somatic Sex Educators’ Association of Australasia.
Together with Uma, Deej teaches the Certificate in Sexological Bodywork / Somatic Sex Education in Australia and taught the 2014, 2015 & 2017 UK CSB & CSSE trainings.
To find out more about Deej's work, visit: embodiedtherapy.com.au
Uma Furman, CSB
Uma 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 teaches conscious sexuality throughout Australia and Asia. She is a Certified Somatic Sex Educator and a founding member of The Somatic Sex Educators’ Association of Australasia (SSEAA).
Uma has studied with some of the world’s leading erotic educators, including Kenneth Ray Stubbs, Barbara Carrellas, Triambika, Joseph Kramer and Ellen Heed. Uma practises and teaches classical and neo Tantra, Taoism, sexual shamanism and somatic sexology. She has a passion for working with people with sexual difficulties, and with people who are seeking change and growth in their sex lives.
Together with Deej, Uma teaches the Certificate in Sexological Bodywork / Somatic Sex Education in Australia and taught the 2014, 2015 & 2017 UK CSB & CSSE trainings.
To find out more about Uma's work, visit: tantrawithuma.com
Ellen Heed, PhD (Cand), CSB
Los Angeles, United States
Ellen provides the anatomy and physiology content for module one of the Certificate in Sexological Bodywork. Ellen’s areas of expertise include postpartum sexuality, smooth muscle massage, and functional anatomy. Ellen has been teaching somatic professionals since 2000 - work that she loves. During this time, she has taught alongside Ana Forrest, Joseph Kramer, Hugh Milne and Vincent Medici. She has taught in all kinds of environments, including yoga studios, birthing centres, the Certificate in Sexological Bodywork, massage schools, US universities and on professional training programmes internationally. She registered with Yoga Alliance UK as a Senior Yoga Teacher and has taught anatomy trainings for yoga teachers all over the world, from Cape Town to Singapore.
Ellen's mission is to share her knowledge about scar tissue remediation, ancestral nutrition and embodied practices to everyone who desires to live a radiant life. She has pioneered bold new approaches to healing sexual pain, and continues to influence the development of somatic sex education and practice worldwide. In 2016 the Sea School of Embodiment presented Ellen and Kimberley Ann Johnson's first iteration of the Scar Tissue Remediation And Management (S.T.R.E.A.M.) training, in Dawlish, Devon.
She maintains a thriving private practice in Los Angeles, where she is completing her doctoral dissertation on the psychology of somatic sexual healing. ellenheed.com
Celeste Hirschman MA, CSB
San Francisco, United States
Celeste Hirschman is the co-creator of the Somatica Method – a relational and experiential body-based approach to Sex Therapy and Relationship Coaching. She received an MA in Human Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University and is now an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality where she trains professionals in Somatic Sexology.
In her teaching and coaching, she draws on multiple perspectives, including somatic modalities, Hakomi therapy – a mindfulness-based approach, traditional therapeutic models of personality, character styles and development, and embodied learning to help her clients tap into their own wisdom and resources, realize their full potential, and deepen their experiences of pleasure and embodiment.
Danielle Harel PhD, MSW, CSB
San Francisco, United States
Danielle is the co-creator of the Somatica Method – a relational and experiential body-based approach to Sex Therapy and Relationship Coaching. She is the co-founder and a professor at the Somatica Institute where she trains and certifies future Somatica practitioners. Danielle has devoted the last twenty-two years to coaching and empowering couples, women and men. She graduated with a PhD and a Doctor of Human Sexuality (DHS) degree from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. Danielle has a graduate degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) and a Bachelors (BA) degree in Psychology and Educational Counseling.
Danielle brings her passion, depth, intuition, and magnetizing personality to her coaching sessions. Harnessing her extensive training in sexology, psychology and body-based modalities including Hakomi, attachment theory, character theory and neuropatterning, she leads people into reaching their fullest personal and sexual potential. Danielle is particularly talented in helping her clients release shame and accept themselves fully. She offers her clients a unique, experiential and powerful process to transform their relationships, create deep and loving connections and live their lives passionately.
Compassionate witness, relaxation coach and guard
Coco has been practicing embodiment since 2006 and has been part of over 1000 hours of embodiment sessions facilitating naturalness, compassionate witness and is an excellent guard of the space. He is slightly challenged in group settings not liking clapping but has learnt self regulation with support and has contributed his gifts of naturalness to several embodiment trainings.