95 :: Nudity, Desire + Possibility with Matthew Ayriss

Episode Description

After spending almost two decades in long-term relationships, Matthew Ayriss is on a journey home to himself.

A year into his marriage he realized something wasn’t quite right. And, the career he excelled in producing music videos for artists like Beyonce and Jay Z was feeding the machine he had intended to hold a mirror to, by bringing more consciousness to it. 

With an affair and then a divorce, Matthew realized it was time to align with his roots and discover who he had become as a grown man.

Join soul adventurer, coach, magician and producer Matthew Ayriss and I for a powerful, honest conversation as we dive deep into mommy love, nipples, nudity, the over sexualization of the human body, desire, romantic partnership and radical communication on Episode 95 of Ignite Intimacy!

Matthew Ayriss – BIO

After a decade in Hollywood producing music videos for artists like Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Katy Perry; and commercials for clients like Apple, Facebook and Toyota, Matthew Ayriss set his intention on creating only consciousness raising content.

As a personal development coach, energy healer and body worker, Matthew works one-on-one with individuals and couples helping people navigate new relationships, sacred sexuality and conscious relating, incorporating energy healing with personal development to uncover and navigate belief systems, traumas and blockages – helping individuals tap into their fullest potential for their higher purpose.

Connect:
@TheHealingMatt

85 :: Purity Culture, Sexual Shame + Breaking Free Together with Linda Kay Klein

Episode Description Linda Kay Klein has spent the last 12 years connecting with and sharing stories of trauma around sex, sexuality, and shame with other girls and women who’ve experienced similar things stemming from the Purity Culture of the Evangelical Church. Through these interviews Linda realized she was not alone in experiencing physical and psychological breakdowns in her adult life that stemmed from the childhood trauma she experienced growing up. Join Linda Kay Klein and I as we dive deep into a powerful conversation about Purity Culture in the Evangelical Church, sexual shame, sex ed, healing trauma, the power of sharing and reclaiming our sexuality on Episode 85 of Ignite Intimacy! Linda Kay Klein – BIO The founder of Break Free Together, Linda earned a Masters degree from New York University focused on American evangelical Christian gender and sexuality messaging for girls, and has spent over a decade working at the cross section of faith, gender, and social change. Connect: Website Speaking Resources: PURE: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free (Simon & Schuster) TEDx talk … Continue reading

78 :: Haptic Body + Vocal Expression + Healing Trauma with Megwyn White

Episode Description Megwyn White is a brilliant, creative, powerful woman. She experienced sexual abuse as a child, and as a result discovered a deep connection to creative expression, her voice, movement and acting to channel trauma. On her soul’s adventure through creative expression, ancient cultures, the discovery of body as technology and the healing arts, Megwyn founded Haptic Body. Join Megwyn and I as we dive into the ethers of our physical and spiritual bodies, how to utilize the gift of creative expression to channel and heal trauma, orgasmic dolphins and more on Episode 78 of Ignite Intimacy! Megwyn White – BIO Founder of EmbodyVoice Megwyn White has spent over 20 years researching and exploring the dynamics of human emotions as they are mapped inside the body’s tissue. Her “Haptic Body” technique includes powerful self-care tools which work with the technology of touch to help awaken, and naturally clear the constellation of emotions that are often locked inside the body’s tissue as fear, shame, and trauma. Megwyn often partners with other sexual educators, and has been featured in publications such as Cosmo, and Sentient Magazine. Connect with Megwyn: https://www.hapticbody.com Resources: Empathic Civilization by Jeremy Rifkin … Continue reading

74 :: Sexual Trauma, Spirituality + the Decolonization of Bodies with Rachel Halder

Episode Description Giving a heads up that this is a more intense conversation on sexual trauma and the decolonization of bodies. If you’ve recently experienced or are working through past trauma you may want to check with your support system (therapist, doctor, coach, mentor) before listening to this episode. Rachel Halder, a sacred sexuality specialist and empowerment coach, is a survivor of sexual trauma who has studied religion and the intersection of sexuality and spirituality. Join us for a powerful conversation on sexual trauma, sexuality + spirituality, the decolonization of bodies, racism and healing on Episode 74 of Ignite Intimacy! Rachel Halder – BIO Rachel (many of who refer to as Rae) is a sacred sexuality specialist and empowerment coach helping spiritual seekers remove shame and blocks from their sexuality, reigniting passion and pleasure in a deep, holistic and integrated way. With an M.A. in Religion, she extensively researched sexual and spiritual healing through neuroscience, trauma recovery and embodied interspirituality, focusing on holistic healing for those marginalized or spiritually traumatized by the Christian Church through LGBTQ+ identification and/or sexual suppression or abuse. Rachel is also a graduate of the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality, with a specialization in the jade … Continue reading

70 :: Consensuality + Slow Play + Safer Sex Foreplay Convos with Rachael Maddox

Episode Description Holy Goddess Gracious!! Rachael Maddox is a powerhouse and YOU are in for a treat on this episode!! Not only does Rachael give us the goods on healing trauma and learning to say no in powerful and sexy ways, she also gives us some of her go-to processes to create more intimacy, vulnerability, closeness and power in our romantic and intimate relationships before we get naked and during the exploration period. From top to bottom this episode is FIYAH! You will definitely want to check this episode of Ignite Intimacy! Rachael Maddox – BIO Rachael Maddox is a trauma resolution educator, coach and guide who’s helped hundreds of women and men resolve their sexual trauma and reclaim their pleasure, power and wholeness. On a fierce mission to help as many women as possible who’ve experienced trauma, Rachael offers one-on-one support, groups, articles and courses for women who are ready to dance hard with life. For fun, Rachael writes songs on her ukulele, swims naked as often as possible, and lays quietly under trees. Links: Website Grown Goddess Video Series Instagram Facebook Resources: SECRET BAD GIRL – by Rachael Maddox   … Continue reading

56 :: Healing Trauma + Defining Your Sexual Pleasure with Kristina Campbell

Episode Description Kristina Campbell grew up with two opposing forces around sex and sexuality. Her Mother’s family are religiously devout, and her Father’s family worked in the porn industry.    After a career in her 20’s as a sex worker, and a deep dive into healing her own sexual trauma to save her marriage, she became an intimacy coach to support other women to empower their pleasure and relationship to sexuality.    Join us as we do a deep dive into healing sexual trauma, defining our pleasure, communication in the bedroom and the power of forgiveness with Kristina Campbell. Kristina Campbell – BIO Kristina Campbell is a sexuality and intimacy coach inspired to help women cultivate their authentic sexuality as a means to healing, wholeness and connection with spirit.  Kristina comes from a breadth of experience and has transformed her life and relationship through the work of deep sexual connection.  Coming from a chaotic childhood that included toxic marriages, verbal abuse, body shaming and sexual trauma, her path with fraught with negative experiences around sexuality, both direct and indirect.  After years of searching for what would fill the void of pain and loss, her path kept coming back to sexual … Continue reading

52 :: Me Too, Pussy Power + The One with Josefina Bashout

Episode Description Josefina Bashout is a Pussy Priestess Goddess Powerhouse!! Wow! This woman has so much passion and energy, insight and knowledge. She has risen from the ashes time and again, transforming each time into a more full, divine and authentic version of herself.   I first had the pleasure of meeting Josefina when she and Sierra were leading ‘Pussy Church’ in Venice Beach, CA. I was moved and inspired by the way they held this sacred container, which gave each of us space to open up, share, connect, heal and have fun! We’ve attempted to get this conversation on the calendar several times and it finally happened!   Josefina is here to clear the pathways of sexual trauma for generations past, present and future.    Join us on this episode as we dive deep into healing sexual trauma, pussy power, the ‘Me Too’ movement and discovering how we, as human beings, want to play with, flirt with and interact with each other!  Josefina Bashout – BIO   Widely known as Pussy Priestess, International Educator, certified Akashic Record Practitioner, Sensual Empowerment  + Intimacy Coach, Josefina Bashout is dedicated creating a life that’s meaningful, pleasurable and filled with love. She teaches her clients how to cultivate empowering relationships with self and others on a mind, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

29 :: Sexual Sovereignty with Saida Désilets

Episode Description Saida Désilets’ journey is one that flowed from erotic innocence, through near-deadly sexual trauma, to healing. Her experiences are a testament to the fact that the right direction is not always the easy one. Despite facing extreme challenges in life, Saida has always chosen to embrace her wounds and use them to lead her on her path of synchronicity and discovery. Saida’s jade egg practice and research on the psychological aspects of sexuality has helped support and transform tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands, of women around the world, over the course of her career. We learn that there is a massive industry that thrives from our lack of confidence and lack of self knowledge, and how to honor and respect ourselves and our choices while leaning into a sacred sexual space within ourselves and our lives. Saida Désilets – BIO Born and raised in various parts of Canada, “Succulence Revolutionary” Saida Désilets now travels the world speaking and sharing her extensive knowledge about women’s relationships with their bodies, minds, and spirits. The world leading expert on the jade egg practice, she has developed her own ‘Désilets Method’ to create “more pleasure, sexual aliveness, and deep self-love” in women. … Continue reading

20 :: Nourishing Vibrant Erotic Connections with Anna Marti

 Episode Description: Anna Marti is a vet at this intimacy and sexuality thing. She’s got an energy and vibration that literally lights up a room, and a confidence that will surely inspire you. Anna and I journey down a winding road which starts with her conservative upbringing, the illegal abortion that liberated her into adulthood, Tantra and the ‘Unwinding’… And the truth that there is no morality, no good or bad, right or wrong. Join us as we continue to peel back the layers to the truth, whatever that is for each of us, on Episode 20 of the Ignite Intimacy podcast! Anna Marti – BIO Anna Marti, an intimacy coach in Portland, Oregon for the past 20 years, is passionate about supporting men and women of all ages, all orientations, alone or partnered. As an ‘erotic evangelist’, she comes to this work in the hope that more love in the world be generated, with a deep intention that it become a more pleasurable, vibrant and peaceful place to live. Along with a private practice and mentoring, she has been a featured speaker at conferences and universities, providing a bridge between esoteric ‘tantric’ teaching and western psychotherapeutic and somatic practices … Continue reading