Posted on September 13, 2018
This was the most difficult video I’ve ever made.
A tantric yoga school that I attended, Agama Yoga, was abusive, violent and coercive towards women.
When I attended, I personally experienced some of this behaviour.
I share my full experience in the video below.
After 31 women reported similar experiences recently, I was finally able to do my own healing and come forward with my own story publicly.
In sharing this, I hope that I can encourage a deeper healing and integration for all of us…and to also share a new vision for what yoga and tantra and healing can look like in the new world we are creating together of safety, integrity and accountability.
I also recommend that if you have experienced assault, harassment or sexual abuse (in any area) that you check out this website: Jdoe.io and consider reporting your experience.
You can remain anonymous, but if several women report the same abuser or harasser, they will be reported to local police – and you can also be connected to each other and to lawyers who can support you.
Sending you all my love. May we step courageously together into this new area – integrating the old wounds with love and using our hearts to create a new world of safety and integrity for all humans.
Posted on September 5, 2018
So I moseyed on over to the sex toy shop last Monday morning and purchased 4 vibrators.
(I have LITERALLY been waiting to write that first email line FOR YEARS. I am so proud. Thank you for allowing me this moment. Together. For us. 😂😂😂)
So, here is the thing. I’ve never tried a vibrator. I tried four for the first time.
I TOTALLY didn’t not anticipate what would happen – it totally took me by surprise.
Watch all the antics (and wisdom) here.
Posted on August 23, 2018
Who anyone else chooses to sleep with or love has always meant so little to me…
My best friend for years and years had always dated men…
Then she fell in love with a woman three years ago and got married to the love of her life.
I’ve mostly dated men in my life, but I have dated two women as well.
None of this is a big deal to me: people love who they love and that makes me happy.
That being said, I still receive emails on a regular basis from many of you who are concerned or ashamed of the fact that you feel attracted to someone of the same sex.
It’s hard for me to believe – and also so understandable – that many of us can still carry shame around our sexual desires, fantasies and choices based on gender.
I have created this #IAmNotAshamed series to talk about the things that many people can still carry shame around as a way to remove that shame for all of us.
So, let me offer my own deep truth:
I desire women. I have slept with women. I can find women sexually attractive.
And I am totally not only not ashamed – I am super proud of my desires and experiences.
In the video below, I will share with you my experiences and why they meant so much to me.
Posted on August 9, 2018
I believe that your relationship with your body can absolutely be a love affair.
You get to fall in love with your body…
And treat her with so much beauty and celebration…
eating is like delicious love-making…
And experiencing pleasure is filled with secret delight.
When you are super connected to your body and truly love her…
So much changes.
I know from experience because I once had a very broken and sad relationship to my body…
Where I battled with food and denied myself pleasure (or any feelings at all.)
When I decided that I could no longer live that way…
It wasn’t super clear to me how to change.
I knew I wanted to love my body, but I wasn’t sure exactly how to go about it.
When I did finally put the pieces together, I discovered that, just like any relationship,
If there was a history of mistrust and pain…
Then deep work and healing was needed.
But with enough love, focus and attention…
A beautiful relationship could be restored.
I’ve found that one of the most powerful tools to restore your relationship to your body is breathwork.
Breathwork is the new yoga…
it’s cropping up everywhere as a rapid tool for personal development, spiritual awakening and even trauma healing.
So I’ve created a breathwork practice to help you fully love your body
This 10-minute guided breathwork practice will change your relationship to your body.
And allow you to fall in love with her.
(And keep increasing your love and celebration)
Posted on August 2, 2018
Hi [First Name],
When I was nine, I would pray every afternoon that I would never get my period.
I was so terrified of womanhood and what it meant.
All I knew is there was something…distasteful…on the other side.
But even to my very uninformed and scared young mind, a period signified “woman.”
To bleed was to be a woman.
There is something problematic in this, in that not all women have periods and not all women bleed.
Womanhood is more vast than a period and includes trans women, post-menopausal women and other women who don’t bleed for one reason or another…
But our cultural myths often tell us that a period is synonymous with becoming a woman…
And because of this, I’ve seen over and over again that how we treat menstrual bleeding often goes hand in hand with how we treat women in our culture.
How does the mainstream treat period blood?
It’s gross – mysterious – meant to be hidden – a medical issue/problem – needs to be “sanitized” and kept clean – not incorporated into the greater cultural conversations – dirty….
Hmmmmm….sounds a lot like how we treat women and “femininity” in general.
Like there’s something wrong with you that needs to be sanitized and kept hidden.
So, changing how you relate to your own period or anyone else’s period is a FABULOUS way to change how you think about womanhood.
What if, instead of menstrual blood being gross – unsanitary – and meant to be hidden…
Blood was beautiful, natural and meant to be celebrated?
What if women were beautiful, natural and meant to be celebrated?
What if their bodies weren’t weird medical issues to be sanitized….
But temples of awe to be respected and grateful for?
All of this is to say that having sex on your period can be quite radical and empowering.
It can change the way you feel about your body and your womanhood.
Or, if you have sex with a woman who bleeds, it can change how you view her.
Or, if you don’t bleed yourself, celebrating periods and period sex can change how you view women who do bleed.
Any way you look at it – it’s liberating.
So this week, we’re talking about period sex.
Why it’s so amazing and why it needs to be celebrated.Discover 3 exquisite benefits of sex while menstruating below