Knowledge = Pleasure
About Anya de Montigny
I am a Sexuality Expert with over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples & groups. I specialize in women and couples sex education and have a female-centric, sex-positive framework of sexuality education and counseling. I teach adult sex education classes, workshops and retreats in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond and have a private clinical sexology practice in Oakland, CA specializing in individual and couple's sexual heath and wellness.
I have a Doctor of Human Sexuality (DHS) degree from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, am certified as a Sex Educator, Clinical Sexologist, Somatic Sex Educator and Holistic Health Counselor. I am trained in the Gottman Method Couple's Therapy (Level 1) and Restorative Justice & Diversity Education. I teach Affirmative Consent, Boundaries and Personal Safety workshops for students in schools, colleges and universities and see individuals and couples along the gender and sexuality spectrum in my private practice.
Women & Couples: Sex Education, Somatic Sexuality, Sexual Trauma, Healthy Communication, Healthy Body Image, Alternative Love/LifeStyles, Diversity and Interracial Relationships, LGBTQ, Tantra, Kink/BDSM, Tools and Techniques, Women's Sexual Empowerment, Parent Burnout & Sex, Pregnancy and Prenatal sexual concerns, Female Arousal & Orgasmic Response, Pelvic Floor Pain, Older Virgins, Custom-Crafted HomePlay, Re-framing Erectile "Dysfunction" and Early Ejaculation as Differently Functioning Erectile and Orgasmic Response, Shame and stigma free sex education, Consent & Boundaries, How to ask for what you want, Bondassage, Erotic Massage techniques, Private Parties, Group Classes.
My approach combines sex education, coaching and somatic practices. I custom craft each client’s curriculum and HomePlay exercises based on the particular concerns they bring to our sessions.
I believe that it’s necessary to have a safe space to talk about issues that are coming up around sexuality including individual and couple identities and how they inform one’s sexual experience. And, I believe that true change happens on a physical level when somatic practices are used to increase one’s awareness of their body. While I do offer somatic techniques for sexual healing that may include touch, the touch is never erotic in nature. I provide somatic sex education for couples who are seeking tools and techniques and I may offer therapeutic massage (CMT) to address issues of trauma, offer gentle guidance and education on establishing boundaries, how to work with consent, and learning how to receive healthy and loving touch.