The Certificate in Sexological Bodywork
The World’s Leading Facilitator Training for Somatic Sex Educators
The Certificate in Sexological Bodywork is a professional training for somatic sex educators that also offers a profound learning experience for people interested in their own erotic development.
The training provides direct experiential learning opportunities in how to use a client-centered approach to empower, educate and support people to become more knowledgeable, attuned to and aware of their bodies, sex and sexuality, or work through sexual issues or concerns.
The training is taught somatically, and emphasizes session structure, embodied skills, professional practice, ethics and boundaries, and group facilitation. People come out of the training with a clear structure for conducting sessions for individuals, couples, and groups, as well as fundamental skills in somatic sexology and a broad understanding of the knowledge underpinning effective practice.
Participants learn a variety of Sexological Bodywork modalities, including active receiving, anal touch, internal and external genital mapping, breathwork, scar tissue remediation, and Orgasmic Yoga coaching. Furthermore, participants experience how humans learn sex—through mindful, self-directed practice over time.
This Sexological Bodywork training makes use of online learning, video conferences, home erotic practice sessions, video demonstrations, supervised practicum, and communal practice.
Uma speaks with Cyrhs about his experience on the training:
“The single most empowering and integrative experience I’ve ever had both for my professional and personal practice.”
The course description is the official document for all ISS courses. For a copy of the full course description that goes into details on curriculum, methodology, dates, prices, please email:
“I felt the whole intensive is incredibly well organized and run, from the technical details to the overall plan. I loved the flow of each learning from day to day, building up. It felt clear, extremely well held, with a definite direction.”
“Best teaching I have ever received.”
“Completely life changing. I feel i am learning new ways to be in this world.”
“The CSB course is genius – it works at so many levels at once … is challenging and demanding … and life-changing, and can really prepare you for being a somatic sex education pioneer in this exciting and ground-breaking field.”
Certificate in Sexological Bodywork, Los Angeles 2019 – 2020
Course Dates for Los Angeles
Module One Part 1 Online Group Study: October 25 to December 20, 2019
Module One Part 2 Online Group Study: January 6 to January 12, 2020
Module Two Embodiment Intensive: January 14 to January 26, 2020 (13 days)
Module Three Supervised Practice: January 30 to April 30, 2020
Holiday Break: December 21, 2019 to January 6, 2020 (NB facilitators will be unavailable between December 21, 2019 and January 8, 2020 for the southern hemisphere summer vacation)
Course Fees for Los Angeles 2019
Super Early Bird Price: $5,700 for full payment before May 30, 2019
Early Bird Price: $5,900 for full payment before August 15, 2019
Full price: $6,400 for full payment by October 23, 2019
Prices are in United States dollars
Food and Accommodation
The Los Angeles training is non residential. Students need to provide their own food and accommodation in Los Angeles for module two.
“An excellent professional training, well-taught, brilliantly modeled, the perfect way to move from interest to working as a practitioner. ”
Certificate in Sexological Bodywork, Australia 2020
Course Dates for Australia 2020
Module One Online Group Study: July 24 to September 18, 2020
Module Two Embodiment Intensive: September 21 to October 3, 2020
Module Three Supervised Practice: October 12, 2020 to January 31, 2021
(There is a summer holiday break from December 18, 2020 to January 8, 2021)
Prices for Australia 2020
Super Early Bird Price: $5,600 (including GST) for full payment before February 28, 2020.
Early Bird Price: $5,800 (including GST) for full payment before May 31, 2020.
Full price: $6,100 (including GST) for full payment by July 21, 2020.
Students pay an additional charge for the venue facilities, food and accommodation for 13 days at the embodiment intensive.Prices include accommodation, 3 meals a day, and GST. There are a number of options:
Shared room $1380
These rooms are either twins or triples, sharing a bathroom with one other room. Price for 1 person.
Single Room $1800
A private room, sharing facilities with another room.
Double Room $2880
A private room for a couple, sharing facilities with another room. Price is total for 2 people.
Couples Cabin $3480
A cabin with bedroom and separate living room, with private bathroom.
The enrollment video has detailed information about what you need to do if taking the training. You can watch it here:
“Personally, the value (healing, embodiment, freedom) I experienced receiving sessions, and the experience facilitating sessions and groups was priceless. Feeling satisfied and grateful.”
Full details are in the course description. Please email for a copy:
Trauma Statement – please read
Code of Ethics of Certified Sexological Bodyworkers – please read
“I love Deej and Uma’s ethical standards for themselves and for the students.”
Teachers of sexological bodywork:
“It is well structured, well timed. I liked the mixture of learning experiences and the emphasis on anatomy.”
“It’s very well organized and you start at your own level of knowledge and that’s completely valued and supported.”
“I would say that it is the most comprehensive and well thought out program I have attended and would advise them that it is the “one” to do should they wish to develop their skills in this field of work. Material grounded, training solid.”
The Institute of Somatic Sexology welcomes diversity in race, gender, sexuality and life experience.