Webinars 2022

2022 Professional Development
Webinar Series

This 5-part webinar series is specifically designed to support professionals in the fields of sex education, somatics, health and wellness. Each event includes a 75-minute presentation, clear learning objectives, Q & A, and further resources. Webinars will be recorded, and all registrants will receive permanent viewing links to each webinar they purchase. All proceeds raised from the sale of these webinars will go towards scholarships for BIPOC students to attend the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education.

SSEA Members & ISSSE Students: $27 each or buy all 5 for $119
Non-Members: $37 each or buy all 5 for $149

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE BIPOC SCHOLARSHIP

100 % of the proceeds earned from our webinars go to the scholarship fund to support BIPOC students in attending the professional training. Learn more about it here:

Webinar 1: Postponed

The webinar “Somatic Sex Education, Sacred Intimacy and the Spaces In Between” that was scheduled to happen Monday, January 17th has been postponed.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

It is our hope to reschedule this webinar at a later date; should this not be possible we will offer an alternate presentation. 

Thank you for your understanding

The SSEA Team

Somatic Sex Education, Sacred Intimacy and the Spaces In Between

with Casia Sobolewski
hosted by Mehdi Darvish Yahya

How do we navigate the spaces between one-directional touch, somatic sex education and the integration of mutuality or full-service sex work? I have been, and continue to be, fascinated and intrigued by the spaciousness in my own body in how I show up in erotic healing containers with clients. It continues to be an unfolding curiosity of where am I able to go, where could I go, where do I want to go? How do I make this feel either safe, good or great? What can I offer and how do I offer it?

 

My hope is that this webinar elicits a series of questions and curiosities about the spectrum of erotic labour and the dance we all can do within that spectrum. My belief is the somatic sex education training offers deep whore wisdom and insight into how we can show up for our clients AND ourselves and is not necessarily only intended to be unidirectional in it’s offering.

 

Join me for this conversation, in which I will give multiple unique examples of shifting containers in ways that were in alignment with myself, how I offered this, and how it impacted my clients. My desire is that you leave this conversation with deeper understanding of your own offerings and an understanding of the fluidity that can be invited into erotic labour.

Casia Sobolewski

Casia has been practicing sex education and erotic labour for over a decade, in the forms of community events, naked workshops, alternative porn production, full-service sex work, erotic massage, somatic sex education, surrogate partner therapy, webcamming, and sacred intimacy.

 

She is an English-speaking second-generation settler to Canada, of Polish and Welsch ancestry, and currently live on the unceded Coast Salish, W̱SÁNEĆ and Lekwungen territories, colonially known as Victoria on Vancouver Island in Canada.

 

She identifies as a queer, non-disabled, introverted, polyamorous, kink-positive, and married, cis-femme. Casia is a mother to one and step-mother to three. She is 32 years old, and currently lives within a middle socio-economic status, with strong family support.

 

Casia Sobolewski’s Website

Mehdi Darvish Yahya

Mehdi Darvish Yahya, MA, CSB, is an artist and a psychotherapist trained in the conventional therapy methods, creative arts therapies, sexological bodywork, and body-mind treatment modalities. He is deeply interested in holistic integrative approaches to trauma, the body, and relationship. Perfect Touch is his model for healing psychological wounds through the body’s natural processes of pleasure and healing. He can be reached through his website:

 

Mehdi Darvish Yahya’s Website

Webinar 2:

Friday, February 11th, 2022
11:00 – 12:15 pm PST / 2:00 – 3:15 pm EST

Hands on How-To: Prostate Massage

with JoJo Bear
hosted by Liam ‘captain’ Snowdon

The P Spot (Prostate Gland 101)

 

The prostate is about the size of a walnut and sits under the bladder, surrounding the top part of the urethra. It produces much of the seminal fluid that allows people born with penises to ejaculate.

 

There is so much mystery around the prostate even for people who have one- many have no idea how much pleasure can be had when putting direct or indirect pressure on it during sex or self-pleasure. This pleasure is deep in the body and can be attained in many ways by using toys, fingers and massage techniques.

 

Come join sexological bodyworker JoJo Bear who will lead a teaching and offer techinques for exploring this specific erotic bodypart.

JoJo Bear

JoJo Bear is a Somatic Sex & Intimacy Coach and Educator in the San Francisco Bay area. JoJo uses somatic coaching, sexological bodywork, and hypnotherapy as tools to help people get out of their “heads” and into their bodies!

 

His commitment is to create an environment where people, single or coupled, can feel safe enough to explore their wants, needs and desires around their body, sex and sexuality! JoJo is a facilitator for the Wheel of Consent™, Belly2Belly and hypnotherapy.

 

Visit JoJo’s website for more information on his work at:

www.metamorphicembodiment.com

DR. LIAM “CAPTAIN” SNOWDON

dr. liam ‘captain’ snowdon lives uninvited on the territory of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples on Vancouver Island, in so called “canada”. Their background is in street outreach, harm reduction, social justice, sexualized and gender-based violence, counselling, somatic sex education and poetry with youth and adults. They have a doctorate in Human Sexuality.

 

They have been teaching Sexological Bodywork & Somatic Sex Education since 2010 first in the US and then in so called “canada”, and now as a co-founder of the Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education. They are currently studying death and end of life care with deep wonder about our queerness and eros and making home for them in our end-of-life care.

 

Their own journeys with learning disabilities, gender, queerness, causing harm and experiencing and privilege and oppression continue to deeply inform their ever-changing practice. Captain is passionate about social justice, embodiment, joyful accountability, community care, elemental magic, co-facilitating groups and The Sea.

 

For more information visit www.captainsnowdon.ca

Webinar 3:

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022
12:00 – 1:15 pm PST / 3:00 – 4:15 pm EST

The Pelvis as the Keystone of the Body

with Ailsa Keppie
hosted by tracy montgomery

The pelvis is often described as the keystone of the body, and this metaphorical understanding gives us insight into this area. In the pelvis we have the meeting and crossing over of the upper and lower halves as well as the right and left sides of the body. In the pelvis everything mixes together, and the energies and tissues are transmuted and transferred to other parts of our Selves. I use the term Self here because so much of who we are resides in this intimate relationship with our pelvis and everything that is housed in this part of us. An understanding of anatomy and function from many modalities is helpful to our ability to work effectively in this area.

 

Our centre of gravity, our grounding space, our holy grail, our creative centre; many of these terms have been used to help us get in touch with our pelvis and its secrets. In this webinar Ailsa guides us to observe the pelvis as the key to a larger structure, to see how the pelvis both responds to and guides our body experience.

 

Specifically using a penis-bearing, male identified model, we will look at the pelvis as it is held in the posture of the body, both before and after hands on bodywork. Ailsa uses Myofascial techniques along with structural integration, stretching and strengthening, and specific compressions and massage techniques to facilitate change and choice in the pelvis.

 

The webinar will include video footage of Ailsa working and time for discussion and questions.

Ailsa Keppie

Ailsa has been working in the field of hands-on bodywork for over a decade, bringing her background in dance, movement therapies, circus arts and teaching and practicing bodywork of many styles to her work in Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

She has an honours degree in Physiology from St. Andrew University in Scotland, is a Registered Massage therapist, an advanced Myofascial Release therapist, a Certified Sexological Bodyworker and graduate of the Canadian training in Somatic Sex Education, and an instructor of various continuing Education courses for Health professionals.

 

She is also honoured to be contributing to the Field of Somatic Sex Education this year by serving as Co-President of the Association of Certified Sexological Bodyworkers (ACSB) alongside Christiane Pelmas.

 

Visit her website at www.pleasureforhealth.com

tracy montgomery

tracy is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker, a Somatic Sex Educator and a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. A lifelong teacher and learner who knows that life is supposed to feel good, tracy believes that when we feel at home in our bodies, we can come to know our divine, whole selves.

 

Based in Ottawa, ON, tracy works with individuals and partnered folks and leads playful, experiential workshops inviting students into a more joyful life experience. She is the President of the Somatic Sex Educators Association and creative admin | adjunct faculty for the ISSSE. Her passions are dance, song, sex, coffee, books, hugs, community, quality pens and chocolate, not necessarily in that order.

 

See her website at www.tracymontgomery.ca

Webinar 4:

Monday, April 11, 2022
12:00 pm PST / 3:00 pm EST

Practicing SSE Online

with Melissa D.
hosted by Karey Iven

Is it possible to create a powerful session virtually? YES!

 

But how?

 

In this webinar, Melissa will share exactly how she moved her practice from all in-person to more online. She will discuss her methods for keeping clients engaged, excited and ripe for transformation and will share the tools that she weaves into sessions and the ways that virtual sessions can be just as potent as in-person sessions.

 

There will be a skill share discussion as well as a Q & A.

Melissa D.

Melissa is a Certified Somatic Sex Educator. She studied at SFSI and holds dual certifications in clinical Hypnotherapy. She is also a practitioner at The Apollo Project, an erotic retreat for straight men based in Canada and soon to be offered in the US this summer! As an Intimacy guide, she inspires clients into talk, touch and play that feels both safe and exciting. You can read more about her offerings and online courses on her Austin based BodyJoy Intimacy School website: www.BodyJoy.org

Karey Iven

Karey is an Erospirit Certified Intimacy Coach & Educator, a certified sexological bodyworker, and secretary of the Somatic Sex Educators Association.  You can find her at www.pleasureworks.net

Webinar 5:

Hands on How To: Bodywork with Caffyn Jesse

May 2022 – Coming Soon

  • Webinar 1

  • $37Once Off
    • Somatic Sex Education, Sacred Intimacy and the Spaces In Between with Casia Sobolewski
    • hosted by Mehdi Darvish Yahya
    • Monday, January 17th, 2022
    • 1:00 – 2:15 pm PST / 4:00 – 5:15 pm EST
    • Member/Student Coupon For $10 off: WEBINAR22

    * Coupon code only available for use by participants who are currently a member of the SSEA or enrolled as a student with the ISSSE.

  • Webinar 2

  • $37Once Off
    • Hands on How-To: Prostate Massage with JoJo Bear
    • hosted by Liam ‘captain’ Snowdon
    • Friday, February 11th, 2022
    • 11:00 – 12:15 pm PST / 2:00 – 3:15 pm EST
    • Member/Student Coupon For $10 off: WEBINAR22

    * Coupon code only available for use by participants who are currently a member of the SSEA or enrolled as a student with the ISSSE.

  • Webinar 3

  • $37Once Off
    • The Pelvis as the Keystone of the Body with Ailsa Keppie
    • hosted by tracy montgomery
    • Tuesday, March 15th, 2022
    • 12:00 – 1:15 pm PST / 3:00 – 4:15 pm EST
    • Member/Student Coupon For $10 off: WEBINAR22

    * Coupon code only available for use by participants who are currently a member of the SSEA or enrolled as a student with the ISSSE.

  • Webinar 4

  • $37Once Off
    • Somatics Online with Melissa Davidson
    • hosted by Karey Iven
    • Monday, April 11, 2022
    • 12:00 pm PST / 3:00 pm EST
    • Member/Student Coupon For $10 off: WEBINAR22

    * Coupon code only available for use by participants who are currently a member of the SSEA or enrolled as a student with the ISSSE.

  • Webinar 5

  • $37Once Off
    • Hands on How To: Bodywork with Caffyn Jesse
    • May 2022
    • More info coming soon
    • Member/Student Coupon For $10 off: WEBINAR22

    * Coupon code only available for use by participants who are currently a member of the SSEA or enrolled as a student with the ISSSE.

Best price
  • Webinar Bundle (All 5)

  • $149Once Off
      • Member/Student For $30 off: BUNDLE22

    * Coupon code only available for use by participants who are currently a member of the SSEA or enrolled as a student with the ISSSE.

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