47 :: Releasing Sexual Trauma with Gina Marie

Episode Description

Join me as I have a rare in-person conversation with spiritual relationship, sex coach, and “heart surgeon of energy” Gina Marie.
We’re going in on how stored sexual stress or trauma can hold us back from fully experiencing life, sex and relationships. We also explore how to integrate this stress or trauma so that we can use the pain to empower ourselves and stand on our own two feet.
Listen in for tools and tips to unravel stress through our own breath, cutting through the complicated stickiness of any area of life, and the impact of the recent #MeToo movement on episode 47, Releasing Sexual Trauma with Gina Marie.

Gina Marie – BIO

Inspired to travel the world after college graduation, Gina Marie found a deep calling to explore the esoteric and spiritual world. While learning from masters and shamans in places like South America and India, she realized that the key to her own awakening was within herself, and that her true calling was to serve people and to support them in their process of freedom and awakening.
Now working mainly with sexual stress and sexual trauma, Gina Marie brings people together and creates a space in which they can be present with each other through breath, sound, and movement.
Gina loves leading modern day rituals inspired by her travels, and has exciting plans in the works to let her voice be heard even more this year.
Resources: 
Website: Breakthrough with Gina Marie http://btwginamarie.com/
Renew Breakup Bootcamp http://www.renewbreakupbootcamp.com/
Instagram – @ginamarie114

46 :: The Science of Sex + Pleasure Technology with Eva Clay

Episode Description Holy Goddess Gracious… This episode is going to BLOW YOUR MIND! I know it did mine. I feel like I received the missing link that I’ve been searching for for more than half of my life through this amazing conversation. Psychotherapist and sexuality expert Eva Clay helps us decode what is actually happening in our physical, mental and emotional bodies when we have attraction and sexual encounters with others. She goes through the science of it all (from the female and male perspectives) and how to prepare, navigate and detox from that oh so uncomfortable energy that can come from casual sexual encounters that result in radio silence in the days to follow. THIS IS IT!! You definitely want in on this conversation!! Eva Clay – BIO An acclaimed psychotherapist, educator, and sexuality expert, for 20 years Eva’s mission has been to illuminate the ménage-a-trois soul, sex and science. Eva believes that self-love is the foundation for healthy relationships, and has helped thousands of people to attract hot and holy love. She’s trained extensively in mind-body philosophies and as a teacher of neuropsychology, and bodaciously reminds us that smart is sexy. Eva’s been privileged to study with some … Continue reading

45 :: Prioritizing HER Pleasure with Kim Sedgwick

Episode Description: Ladies, why are we so afraid to ask for what we want in the bedroom? This week on the Ignite Intimacy podcast I’m talking to sex educator Kim Sedgwick, co-founder of Red Tent Sisters, about the female tendency to put others first and not take time to consider and express their own desires and needs. We’re talking about opening up the channels of communication in the bedroom, and prioritizing all different kinds of pleasure, not just orgasm. Learn the beauty of letting go of your fears, saying goodbye to those pesky hangups, being fully seen for all of you, and creating true connection and intimacy with the right people (for you!). Kim Sedgwick-BIO Growing up Toronto, Canada, in a very sex positive atmosphere, Kim always felt comfortable asking questions and having discussions about sex. After majoring in English and Gender & Women’s Studies, Kim and her sister Amy founded Red Tent Sisters to teach women how to manage their fertility naturally through the Justisse Method, and helping them feel sexually empowered. Kim aims to change the definition of the passive “nice girl”, and teach women about the confidence that comes from knowing your boundaries and creating deep connections … Continue reading

44 :: Epic Saturday Nights with Sierra and Rono

Episode Description Rono and Sierra are back with an even deeper conversation about their relationship journey from “relationship rupture” through healing, and their practice of creating “Epic Saturday Nights” – fun, creative, sexy, and relationship-nourishing Saturday nights that begin with intention and fill up with love and sensual pleasure. We’re talking about “setting up the container” for sexual intimacy, connecting deeper, and learning how to be more intimate, vulnerable, and spiritual with each other, our sexual selves and the world around us. Open yourself to this conversation and dare to ask for what you want on Episode 44, Epic Saturday Nights with Sierra and Rono! Sierra and Rono – BIO Having known each other since childhood (and maybe even for lifetimes!), Rono and Sierra are a couple that have built their relationship on a foundation of friendship and lots of hard work. Together they have created a sisterhood committed to empowerment, and a reputation for transforming the lives of women and couples all over. Feminine Empowerment Expert & Passion Coach Sierra’s background in publishing and marketing, and Rono’s experiences including lifestyle coaching have lent themselves perfectly to manifesting their business of creating love, understanding, and compassion. Resources: Check out their websites at LifeStylized.com and HotSexyLove.com! They will be Co-Teaching … Continue reading

39 :: Sex Talk Town Hall Style with Jared Matthew Weiss

Episode Description Do you wish you could have more open and honest conversations about sex and intimacy with your partner, friends, family members and community? Have you ever wondered where you can find a space to have your questions about intimate topics discussed in a safe, open group setting? After realizing that he wasn’t the only one with questions about intimacy, Jared Matthew Weiss began hosting monthly town hall style gatherings where topics on sex, intimacy (and other juicy things that folks might feel uncomfortable talking about) are addressed through anonymous questions and honest and open group discussion. What started as a fun way to open up the lines of communication became an immediate success, with Jared naming his event Touchpoint and holding gatherings filled with people from many different cultures all over the world. Touchpoint subjects range from loss of virginity to sex positions, BDSM, losing your virginity and more. Join us as we discuss how these amazing conversations are bringing people together, creating huge breakthroughs, improving communication in all aspects of people’s lives and causing attendees to turn up the heat in their sex and love lives on episode 39, Sex Talk Town Hall Style with Jared Matthew Weiss. Jared Matthew … Continue reading

38 :: Relational Sabotage & Unavailable Men with Krisztina Farkas

Episode Description Ladies, are you self-sabotaging when dating men you actually like and desire more connection with? Do you feel powerless about where your love is at? Are you tired of attracting unavailable men, or having a relationship cool down just when it’s getting hot? In episode 38 of the Ignite Intimacy podcast, Krisztina and I do a deep dive into how we can self sabotage a good thing just when it’s getting hot, how to spot unavailable men and women and what we can do to become strong and powerful within ourselves to create powerful relationships with quality humans!! Learn how to create the love life you deeply desire in episode 38, Relational Sabotage & Unavailable Men with Krisztina Farkas. Make sure to stay tuned until the end of the show to hear about the special gifts Krisztina has to offer the Ignite Intimacy audience! Krisztina Farkas – BIO With 17 years of accumulated experience in human potential enhancement and relationship dynamics, Krisztina Farkas specializes in empowering women so that they can have a powerful relationship with a quality man. When she’s not leading summits, or facilitating relationship workshops throughout the U.S., Krisztina works out of San Diego, consulting one-on-one with women, ranging … Continue reading

36 :: Communication to Ignite Romantic Relationships with Rono and Sierra Sullivan

Episode Description: Are you single and wondering how you can get the hot, sexy love you desire? Or are you in a romantic relationship that could use some help with communication to get you and your partner on the same page and spice things up? Then this episode of the Ignite Intimacy podcast is for you! Rono and Sierra Sullivan join me for an episode full of love and laughter as we discuss their work to empower women and couples so they understand both the spiritual and biological evolution of men and women and achieve a balance in their relationships. We’re talking about asking for the support we need in a fun, playful way, developing an awareness of your life, and setting intentions for the way you want things to go so you can show up powerfully in every situation. Make sure to show up in our Sacred Space for episode 36, Communication to Ignite Romantic Relationships with Rono and Sierra Sullivan! Rono and Sierra – BIO Having known each other since childhood (and maybe even for lifetimes!), Rono and Sierra are a couple that have built their relationship on a foundation of friendship and lots of hard work. Together they … Continue reading

13 :: Holistic Sex Education for Parents and Guardians with Robin LaCross

Episode Description: Join Robin LaCross and I as we talk about that oh so tender and touchy subject… Opening the door to the ‘birds and the bees’ conversation with our children and paving the way to shame-free and empowered communication about sex, intimacy and sexuality! Not sure where to begin with that ‘birds and bees’ conversation with your child? Work with children or know someone who’s children are reaching the tween years and they need support to have powerful conversations about sex and sexuality with their kids? Robin LaCross – BIO Do your children know about things like consent, asking permission and staying safe as they are entering the time in their lives when more intimate and sexual exploration begins? Robin LaCross is a holistic health practitioner who specializes in women’s reproductive health. She has been teaching fertility awareness skills for over 25 years to women looking for natural solutions to avoid getting pregnant without relying on hormonal birth control. Robin is a holistic sex educator who is passionate about helping moms feel confident when having the challenging conversations with their girls about growing up, sex, relationships and staying safe. Check out Robin’s work at: www.raisingempowereddaughters.com … Continue reading

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Empowering the next generation of girls – one classroom at a time!

I am so thrilled to be able to share a project with you that has been over a year in the making!

Helping young women step into their power and embrace their unique gifts is a passion and mission of mine! This past school year, my twin sister Sarah and I collaborated on a pilot project with the staff and students of Nativity Miguel’s St. Monica’s Campus to share in a year-long Empowerment and Leadership program with their grade 7 girls.

This project is near and dear to both our hearts as we both keenly remember that vital time in our childhood. 7th grade was the time that I started to veer down a different path and venture into unknown territory, and somewhat unhealthy behavior. I had a hard time relating to my parents, people at school, and sometimes even my twin sister. It was a time when I could have used extra support, guidance, mentorship and a sense that even though I was exploring things that a lot of my peers weren’t exploring, that that was ok, that I was ok.

Sarah and I developed a program to give Saint Monica’s 7th grade girls the tools and space to discover who they are while receiving the support they need to become powerful and empowered young women. We taught mindfulness practices, body-centered awareness, verbalization and communication tools, journal writing, how to express yourself in healthy ways through movement and visual art forms, and several simple, but powerful tools they can carry with them into the world as they claim their power and chart their own journey and path!

We also worked with the 7th Grade girls’ teachers during a handful of workshops throughout the school year so that the work that we were doing with the girls could be experienced by the teachers themselves. It was a powerful year for all of us! And truly amazing to watch the girls and teachers open up and transform before our eyes.

Here is a short piece about our work with the 7th Grade girls and Teachers at Saint Monica’s. Sarah and I continue exploring different ways of bringing this to more schools and classrooms around the country and the world! If you are touched or inspired, please leave a comment and share this blog 🙂

Sarah and I work with both adult and youth. For more info on how to bring Sarah and I to your school, community center, or organization, please contact Sarah Haykel at sarah@sarahhaykel.com

Give thanks!!

Drowning in boring? Get ready to Ignite… your love life!

Every day is an opportunity to love and be loved, however there is something that feels extra special about February. Not only is it the shortest month in all the year (and a leap year this year.. how cool!!), but it also means that spring is ever closer to warming our souls and uplifting our senses with the rebirth of everything (at least in the northern hemisphere)! Can I get a Woo Woo?!! Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with two powerhouse execs in Buffalo, NY, who have a podcast for women, by women. Julia and Anne are a frickin’ hoot and I was thrilled to sit down with them for their Valentine’s day episode and get jiggy talking about relational intimacy on the Snyder on Call Podcast! Click here to check out their Facebook page and share your support! I’m passionate and curious about the variety of intimate relationships that exist in our world, what makes them wax and wane or last through the ages, and was thrilled to receive an invitation to dive into the topic on how to “reignite” love and intimacy in long-term romantic partnerships with Julia and Anne. What a timely topic in this season … Continue reading