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MICHAELA BOEHM

FOUNDER

Michaela Boehm is a lineage holder in Kashmiri Shaivism Tantra having received a classical tantric education from a young age. In addition to over twenty years of extensive academic and clinical background in psychology and counseling, Michaela also traveled and taught with David Deida for 13 years. She has developed a women’s curriculum for feminine embodiment, as well as teaching couples and men about the principles of intimacy and polarity.

STEVE JAMES

FOUNDER

Steve James has worked for over ten years with private clients by referral only, both in 1-1 contexts and in closed-door intensives for small groups. He has an extensive background of deep explorations in various embodiment practices (including martial arts, yoga, and qigong), meditation, contemplative and mystic traditions, music, wilderness survival, interpersonal and business strategy, and a comprehensive sexual yoga expertise. Steve’s clients range from pioneering entrepreneur CEO’s and multi-billion dollar fund managers to Grammy award-winning rockstars and Oscar-winning actors.

AUTHORIZED TEACHERS

Michaela Boehm

International

Michaela Boehm is a lineage holder in Kashmiri Shaivism Tantra having received a classical tantric education from a young age. In addition to over twenty years of extensive academic and clinical background in psychology and counseling, Michaela also traveled and taught with David Deida for 13 years. She has developed a women’s curriculum for feminine embodiment, as well as teaching couples and men about the principles of intimacy and polarity.

Steve James

International

Steve James has worked for over ten years with private clients by referral only, both in 1-1 contexts and in closed-door intensives for small groups. He has an extensive background of deep explorations in various embodiment practices (including martial arts, yoga, and qigong), meditation, contemplative and mystic traditions, music, wilderness survival, interpersonal and business strategy, and a comprehensive sexual yoga expertise.

Andrea

Switzerland & Nepal

Andrea has deeply immersed herself in the work of Michaela Boehm and Steve James since 2014. Much of Andrea’s time is spent in Nepal, where she is completing her PhD research. Andrea’s background in embodiment practices started in her teenage years and include studies in shamanism, meditation, dance, mountaineering, and a 1.5 year yoga training. Andrea combines these fields with her insights into women’s practice and couples dynamics. She is a qualified teacher in both the Non-Linear Movement Method® and The Intimacy and Attraction Workshop®.

Anna-Lena “Shama” Gustavsson

Northern California

Anna-Lena ‘Shama’ Gustavsson’s career in the health industry spans over five decades. She trained as a physical therapist at Lund’s University, and teaches yoga and trance dance. She lives at the off-grid retreat center ‘Heartland’ in Northern California, which she co-founded. She has four adult children and her motto is: ‘A day with passion is a day lived’. Shama is a qualified teacher in both the Non-Linear Movement Method® and The Intimacy and Attraction Workshop®.
www.stretchandbreathe.com

Aaron Lacy

San Diego, California

Born and raised in San Diego, Aaron is dedicated to leading men to unlock their inner resources and power. He has worked extensively mentoring men and teenagers in programs such as the Mankind Project & Boys to Men. Having studied extensively with Steve and Michaela, Aaron is a qualified teacher in both the Non-Linear Movement Method® and The Intimacy and Attraction Workshop®.

Suzanna Jamieson

California & Germany

Suzanna Jamieson is a Naturopathic Doctor and Classical Homoeopath practicing for over 20 years. She is a Health Coach with IIN, NY, and a WATSU practitioner. Suzanna studied with Dr. Gabriel Cousens and is a Raw Food Chef Instructor, LLI. Suzanna is a qualified teacher in both the Non-Linear Movement Method® and The Intimacy and Attraction Workshop®.

Anthony Tait

Alberta, Canada

Anthony has studied. closely with Steve James and Michaela Boehm since 2015 and is an authorized Intimacy and Attraction Workshop® Teacher. He learned wild camping and tracking on extended expeditions in the Canadian Wilderness with his father throughout his childhood and teens. At the same time he immersed in AAA hockey, martial arts and other sports. A dedicated meditator, AJ leads meditations groups in Northern Alberta and offers workshops throughout Canada.

 

Rudi Lion

Santa Barbara, California

Rudi is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and has extensive training in couple’s therapy. She has a passion for couples work and loves supporting her clients in having a flourishing relationship. In addition to enjoying her work, Rudi is an avid hiker with nature being her place of repose. She has two children, with the last one about to leave the home. www.rudilion.com

Mark

United Kingdom

Mark is a Ph.D trained Biologist who has worked internationally in academia. He is interested in combining neuroscience, psychology and physiology with meditation and embodiment approaches to understanding how the human body and mind works. Having worked with Michaela & Steve since 2012, Mark has found great personal benefit from using the The Intimacy and Attraction Workshop® and draws upon this in his teaching.

Krista Willie

Waterloo, Ontario

Krista is a certified yoga teacher and accountant. She believes in creating a space for students that includes the honesty of the heart and is filled with warmth and acceptance. Krista has studied for years with Michaela and Steve and is an authorized teacher of The Intimacy and Attraction Workshop™.

Lianna Walden

Vancouver, British Columbia

As a Sex and Relationship Coach and Guide, Lianna helps people discover their own unique expression by being and accepting more of who they are. With a diverse and extensive background in Energy Healing, Dance, Tantra, Yoga, Dream/Out-of-Body exploration, Movement Therapy and Counselling, Lianna offers one-on-one diving in sessions, workshops as well as hosts an active blog and Youtube Channel. www.liannawalden.com

Danny Neifert

Santa Barbara, California &

Boulder, Colorado

Danny was born on the Navajo reservation. A former white water river guide, she believes that life is an endless river of adventure and the best way to understand something is to jump in and get dirty. She has immersed in The Society of Friends (Quakers), the Right Use of Will Movement, Gurdjieff, and has studied with Michaela since 2008. Danny is a holistic solo entrepreneur and a mother of two.
SkinHarmonics.com

Marcelo Cardoso

Brazil &

The United States

Marcelo Cardoso is passionate about how the evolution of the individual living in healthier business communities transforms organizations and society.
Born and raised in Brazil, Marcelo is focusing now on supporting the evolution of organizations in Brazil and US,  trough his company CHIE where he integrates his long experience in business with his gifted skills as a facilitator.
www.chieintegrates.com

Bryan Reeves

Los Angeles, California

A former USAF Captain, Bryan Reeves has triumphed through multiple dark nights of the soul and hurled himself into the transformational fires of intimate relationship over and over again. With a Masters Degree in Human Relations, Bryan now coaches men, women and couples in creating thriving lives and relationships. He has written two books including “Tell The Truth, Let The Peace Fall Where It May.
www.bryanreeves.com

Theresa Andersen

British Columbia, Canada

Theresa’s work as an Intuitive-teacher-guide, is formed by her studies in mysticism, sacred texts and Master Life coaching as well as her training with the masters in the field of intuition and wisdom studies.

She offers powerful resources such as Non Linear Movement to empower, and encourage self-determination and freedom. She has qualified in all 3 paths including the Non-Linear Movement Method® – The Intimacy & Attraction Workshop® – Wild Woman’s Circle®.
www.theresaandersen.com

Leo Maas

Switzerland

Leo has studied with Michaela Boehm and Steve James since 2014. Besides the Intimacy and Attraction Workshops®-certification he’s a dedicated member of their Men’s Group. He draws further inspiration from the Mankind Project Trainings and his educational work with young adults, teaching about human nature and history. He believes that without the realization of the spiritual oneness of mankind we risk to lose much. Therefore, the yoga of interpersonal relations is an important tool to gain more awareness.

Bella LaVey

Austin, Texas

Bella LaVey is a sex and relationship coach with an extensive background in Daoist sexual alchemy, tantra, shamanism and sacred dance. She is also a certified qigong instructor, licensed massage therapist, and the creator of the feminine qigong form ‘Dance of the Immortaless’. She is authorized by Michaela Boehm and Steve James to facilitate Wild Woman’s Way Circle® and The Intimacy and Attraction Workshop®.
TempleShakti.com