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The Yoga of Intimacy: Fundamentals

By Michaela Boehm, who will be presenting Intimacy, Attraction, & the Dance of Relationship in Vancouver on Sept 15 – 17, 2017.

This 2 part recording contains highlights from two special evening events covering the oft-misunderstood foundations of yogic sexuality and pleasure. This is the first time Michaela Boehm has presented this information in a structured lecture series and this recording gives a cohesive overview of pleasure practice and the foundations of intimacy. This audio is primarily a lecture with a few select answers to practice questions from the audience.

Part 1
– Discover the always present pleasure in your body
– Examine the habitual closures towards deep feeling
– Learn about the foundations of pleasure
– Identify the triggers and trauma patterns
– Sensitizing the body and learning how to live with that sensitivity

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An Introduction to Tantra

Michaela Boehm presents The Yoga of Deep Intimacy in Vancouver September 25 – 27, 2015.

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photo by Mark Steinmetz. Stone Mountain, GA, 1994


Mention tantra, and you’ll probably get the response that having sex for seven hours sounds really unappealing—as mythologized by an off-hand Sting quote from 1990 that still dominates the entire conversation about this ancient practice. So, what exactly is tantra? We were surprised to find that it’s not actually about sex at all—or specifically, not at all about sexual technique. It’s really about the bedrock of intimacy—and re-establishing sexual polarity, or in laymen terms, sexual tension. As Michaela Boehm, who lectures and teaches seminars about the subject, explains, “Many of the couples who come to me have stopped having sex altogether—it’s really about the building the basics of intimacy, of opening our eyes.” More thoughts from Michaela below. Continue reading An Introduction to Tantra

What to expect w/ Michaela Boehm

On October 3rd Michaela Boehm will be leading the Yoga of Deep Intimacy in Vancouver. 

She outlines in the short video below just what to expect from a program with her. Tools & Techniques to release blockages to intimacy.

cover photo credit: Bowen Chin, Flickr Creative Commons

Interview with Michaela Boehm



The Context

Alexandra interviews Michaela Boehm. Gifted counselor, ingenious facilitator, dedicated practitioner of relational development, Michaela Boehm is an artist in her work. She weaves decades of education, training, and practice with her unwavering involvement in the experience of Life.

Big Idea #1: Identifying Your Feminine Essence

Don’t try to fit into the mold of what the feminine is supposed to be. Instead, find what feels right for you, and then trust that that your feminine essence is rocking.

When you’re connected to your feminine essence, you’re *pleasurably engaged*and feeling true joy in your body. Look to find a pleasurably engaged experience in little things.

People don’t usually have long stretches of time to immerse themselves in things. But we all have lots of tiny little moments throughout the day. Find little opportunities to infuse pleasure into your day-to-day activates.


Big Idea #2: Practicing Pleasure

Pleasure comes in many shapes and sizes but the pleasure Michaela speaks on iswhen your body is alive, your heart open, and your being is wide and bright.

When the pleasure is less localized, it’s better for your whole being. Anytime pleasure is focused in one specific area, it reduces the totality of what’s available.

How do you practice pleasure? Feel as much, and as deep, and as wide all around (and within) you for those things that are physically, emotionally, spiritually, sexually, and sensually pleasurable for you.

The more energy that goes up and into a woman’s head, the less energy that is available in her body. What makes a women embodied in pleasure is to feel the totality of her being. For that most women have to practice brining the energy down by breathing deep into the belly. Don’t be concerned about bringing your belly out. It also helps to move your hips, sides, and toes – feel them!


Big Idea #3: Surrendering

To relieve the tightness in our bodies and fully feel the pleasure of our feminine essence, sometimes we need to surrender.

The willingness to surrender is directly related to how much trust we have.Some of us were raised in environments where there’s an innate trust. Some of us had to be trained to be trusting. And some of us are just not trusting at all.

When you have a good trustworthy partner surrendering feels fantastic.

We can also surrender to ourselves but that requires that we trust ourselve to keep our shit together. Surrendering is important but it’s also hard because it requires a container we can surrender into.

Listen to the .mp3 here

About Michaela Boehm

Michaela Boehm is among the most gifted counselors and teachers to be found globally today.  Dedicated to Women’s Expression and Growth she has been leading Women’s Groups for the last 13 years. Born and raised in Austria, Michaela received her education in Psychology from the University of Vienna and received further extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnosis, NLP, and Yoga. Upon moving to the United States in 1994, Michaela quickly became counselor to the stars in Hollywood, California, working and traveling with the world’s best-known celebrities, including actors, producers, writers, musicians, and international business founders. Michaela began studying with David Deida in 1997 and in 2007 began co-teaching with him, focusing on Women’s practices and empowerment in the 21st Century. Michaela is currently the only counselor in the world personally trained and authorized by David Deida.

Recently, Michaela began making available her unique services to those outside the Hollywood elite, offering women’s workshops, couples intensives, relationship counseling, and co-ed trainings.