Welcome! If you’ve landed here, you may be searching for more about Integrated Eros as a practice and Sasha as a practitioner.
I launched Integrated Eros in Madison in 2014. After many years of searching on my own for roots and connection to an erotic embodiment home, then training and learning from every teacher I could find, I realized it was time to share the skills I had gathered. As I synthesized a lifetime of learning (30 years of queer, feminist, and sexuality activism and teaching, 20 years of dancing, 15 years of bodywork practice and 10 years of teaching in and outside of higher learning institutions), integrating and sharing in my home region became a clear desire. And the need was clear. Like many of my colleagues, I realized I had the strength to be an anchor and spearhead of learning. Learning that can feel edgy, unusual or in the shadows
So many of us live a truncated, compartmentalized and rushed life, often from the neck up. And then our lives change, circumstances taking their toll. Or we never had the guidance we wanted to learn about sex. Whatever your reason, if you’re looking for resources, a safe place to unpack and examine your relationship to your sexuality, your body, your erotic sovereignty or to heal in body/mind/spirit, you’re in the right place. I’m here to help. You don’t have to do it alone.
I am deeply motivated to learn and nourish my continued learning. As a result, I have extensive training, all of which goes to benefit you.
Some of the trainings I draw from:
Massage Therapy school 2003
CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute 2006
Herbal Medicine apprenticeship with the Wildwood Institute 2007-2009
Sexological Bodywork Certification at the IASHS 2014
Like A Pro with Dr. Betty Martin 2015
TRE (Tension&Trauma Releasing Exercises) with Dr. David Berceli 2016
STREAM Certification (Scar Tissue Remediation, Education and Management) with Dr. Ellen Heed and Kimberly Ann Johnson 2017
Clitoral Embodiment with Nicole Bindler 2018
Teaching the Wheel of Consent in Groups with Dr. Betty Martin 2018
Embodied Activism with Nkem Ndefo and Rae Johnson 2020
Trauma seminars with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute 2020/2021
Navigating Consent (as a participant and as a teaching team member) with Dossie Easton and Ms.WillowKat 2020
Wheel of Consent Facilitator Certification with Dr. Betty Martin 2021 (in progress)
Other work I’ve done that influences my practice:
25 years of dance/movement practice and training, with over 10 years of teaching Contact Improvisation internationally.
12 years of teaching experiential genital anatomy and exam technique to MD, PA, NP and Nursing students within UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner trainings for the state of Wisconsin and for nurses with Dane County Public Health
8 years Erotic Embodiment communal learning with BodyTrustCircle
15 years of regular contemplative practices – meditation, contemplative dance, contemplative writing
10 years of working in a hospice care setting
10 years of working as a bookkeeper/CFO
18 years of training and working with Chinese medicine, herbal medicine and nutrition
I use these experiences to offer you resources and guideposts. I do not diagnose, prescribe, or offer treatments from these modalities, as that is beyond my scope of practice.