Yoga of Sex Courses

Yoga of Sex: Complete Curriculum

All Ten Somatic Inquiries and Learning Materials

$550

One year enrollment

The Yoga of Sex course invites you to experience how humans learn sex. Profound embodied learning takes place when we repeat a practice mindfully over time. Erotic practice is fun, rewarding and transformational when we use this conscious, focused, yoga model of education.
Although this course was designed for professional somatic sex educators, anyone interested in learning Sexological Bodywork is welcome to enroll. Upon enrollment, you will have access for one year to materials from the professional Sexological Bodywork curriculum including video teachings, readings and experiential practices.
This course offered by Joseph Kramer, Ph.D., the creator of Sexological Bodywork, does not provide professional certification; however, many students do use The Yoga of Sex in their professional lives and to prepare for future certification as Sexological Bodyworkers. You will find a listing of professional trainings here.
You can purchase the complete course for $550 for a year of study. You can also enroll in any of the five segments individually for $175, for six months of study. For a more about the Yoga of Sex, please read the descriptions for the five segment courses below.

ENROLL NOW   in the Yoga of Sex

 

Students who enroll in the complete Yoga of Sex curriculum receive a $300 scholarship toward a Sexological Bodywork or Somatic Sex Education certification training at the following schools:

The Institute of Somatic Sexology in Australia

The Sea School of Embodiment in the United Kingdom

Instituto Latino Americano de Sexologia Somática in Brazil

International Institute for Sexological Bodywork in Switzerland

Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education in Canada

Institut für Somatisches Lernen, Sexualität und Körperarbeit in Germany

Course One: Orgasmic Yoga

Somatic Inquiry One: Beginning Your Orgasmic Yoga Practice

Somatic Inquiry Two: Embodiment, Breath and Somatic Learning

Learning Materials: 20 videos (172 min), 5 essays (52 pages) and 7 practice sessions.

$175

Six months enrollment

One of the ways Sexological Bodyworkers teach conscious erotic self regulation is through a pleasurable, intimate and transformational modality we call Orgasmic Yoga. Although practiced while sexually aroused, Orgasmic Yoga does not focus on conventional orgasms. The self-directed practice sessions involve breathing, savoring, sound, movement, touch, play, placement of attention, and awareness of intention.

The core of Orgasmic Yoga involves deep listening to sustained sexual arousal in the body in the present moment. This attention to sexual arousal can be a place of great learning for the student. Masturbation is often a highly habitual and disconnected experience. Orgasmic Yoga is a very effective way to assist someone to break free of limiting and unperceived habits and to go deep into their own embodied experience. When practiced over time, students expand their erotic capacities as they re-awaken to the interior life of their bodies. Orgasmic Yoga can be practiced solo or in the presence of chosen companions.

Course Two: Coaching

Somatic Inquiry Three: Coaching Mindful Masturbation

Somatic Inquiry Four: Witnessing and Being Witnessed

Learning Materials: 10 videos (103 min), 3 essays (120 pages), and 4 practice sessions.

$175

Six months enrollment

Many of the issues that Sexological Bodyworkers encounter are related to unhealthy erotic self regulation and the Genital Hole. Indicators of genital numbness include lack of physical sensation, checking out emotionally during sex, boring and routine sex lives, pain during arousal, guilt and shame, and the need to fantasize or watch porn to become aroused. Another indicator may be the inability to remember sexual experiences or the feeling states associated with those experiences. The tragedy of the Genital Hole is that most individuals are not even aware that they have a diminished capacity for feeling pleasure. The numbing of genital neurology is almost always unconscious.

Sexological Bodyworkers directly address the Genital Hole by teaching and coaching mindful sexual practices, especially Orgasmic Yoga. Reclaiming erotic capacities through erotic practice is not as easy as it may seem. We live in a culture where there is an epidemic of disembodiment. Our placement of attention is seldom on our own embodied selves. So much of our lives are not physically lived, not felt, not engaged. We live outside of our bodies on the Internet, watching television, speaking by phone and texting. Noticing what is happening in our bodies is foundational for embodiment. Witnessing a student’s erotic practice session is a powerful alternative to coaching.

Course Three: Anal Explorations

Somatic Inquiry Five: External Anal Massage

Somatic Inquiry Six: Internal Anal Massage & Mapping

Learning Materials: 16 videos (354 min), 4 essays (95 pages), and 4 practice sessions.

$175

Six months enrollment

Some Sexological Bodyworkers work on the anal area as a metaphor for waking up the whole body. This can be true and effective when working with any part of body, but it is especially effective when working with the anal area because it is so often shut down and disassociated. Often, the results of anal work are incredibly powerful.

Dr. Jack Morin ends his brilliant book Anal Pleasure and Health with the quote below. “Virtually anyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, can become more aware of the anal area, learn to relax anal-rectal muscles and expand their capacity to enjoy whichever types of anal stimulation may be desired. Required, however, is sufficient motivation, a little patience, and a clear idea of how to proceed. Most important was the willingness to devote regular time and attention to anal exploration and to carry it out with calm persistence.” Jack helped create the profession of Sexological Bodywork. He intended our profession to offer the same results-based education he describes in his book.

Course Four: Erotic Massage

Somatic Inquiry Seven: Taoist Erotic Massage: A Portal

Somatic Inquiry Eight: Erotic Massage Dancing

Learning Materials: 19 videos (171 min), 3 essays (8 pages), and 7 practice sessions.

$175

Six months enrollment

Sexological Bodyworkers use erotic massage as a fecund modality for helping students change their habitual ways of becoming aroused. This modality involves changes in how our students constrict their muscles and control their breathing. We assist them as they open somatically, but we don’t make the changes for them or do it to them. We know that profound embodied learning can take place when students mindfully savor and direct their own erotic massage experience.
This course teaches two of the most powerful and effect touch modalities for learning sex education in the world: Taoist Erotic Massage and Erotic Massage Dancing.

Course Five: Trauma, Scars & Erotic Touch

Somatic Inquiry Nine: Trauma-Informed Practice and Scars

Somatic Inquiry Ten: Genital Mapping & Massage

Learning Materials: 21 videos (322 min), 9 essays (124 pages), and 4 practice sessions.

$175

Six months enrollment

Sexological Bodyworkers are not trained to work with trauma, but we are trauma-informed. By this we mean, we learn about what trauma is neurologically, how to recognize when a student is experiencing a traumatic response, how to support students in grounding, creating safety and developing agency and the importance of referring to appropriate health care practitioners. The nature of our work, being student-centered, is supportive of a wide range of experiences, as the student has agency, and we remain in constant communication. This creates safety and choice.

Genital Mapping is a contemplative touch practice developed in Sexological Bodywork that brings awareness and sensation to forgotten tissues. The mapper touches, with the tip of their finger, points on the vulva, vaginal wall or penis. Every move of the mapper’s finger is guided by the receiver. How long a point is held and with how much pressure is decided by the receiver in each moment. Using touch to consciously place attention on specific tissues of the genitals is crucial for reclaiming and coming home to the body.

 

 

 

 

Free Practice Course

 

We invite you to engage with a lesson from the Yoga of Sex Homestudy on the importance of mindful erotic practice. This introductory course has 45 minutes of video teachings, 15 minutes of reading, and one hour of somatic practice.

 

Free Course