Pleasure is healthy. It makes us feel happier, more alive, and gives us energy to fuel our days. Pleasure can result from a wide range of stimuli; beautiful images, delicious food, a loving connection, sensitive touch or a relaxing bath. Whatever the source we experience pleasure as a bodily sensation that quite literally opens and relaxes us.
A lot of women’s issues can be traced to a lack of comfort, a feeling of ‘not rightness’ and sometimes complete disassociation from the central core of our femininity, our genitals and womb, known collectively in Sanskrit as yoni. At the yOniversity we believe that it is of the utmost importance to our health, well-being and creativity to understand our amazing anatomy, our natural capacity for pleasure and to investigate and work towards healing any dis-empowering attitudes we have had foisted onto us about our glorious feminine parts and our unique erotic persona. Cutting edge scientific research backs up this viewpoint and indicates that by doing this women will feel better about themselves, boost their self-esteem and creativity, reduce depression and increase respect for the feminine in our society.
Seminars, Workshops and Individual Sessions
The yOniversity offers workshops for women and for men seeking to better understand pleasure and the women in their lives. Laura-Doe also teaches yOnilates classes for women, facilitates individual sessions for men, women and couples and is an entertaining and informative speaker for groups.
The issues around women’s capacity for pleasure start with a chronic lack of education about how are bodies are uniquely and naturally designed to experience it! The yOniversity flagship courses about women’s arousal anatomy present the anatomy details that have been systematically removed from medical textbooks since the Victorian era and information about our brain and nervous system’s contribution to pleasure that has only been discovered in the past decade. It is essential information for all women and the men who love them.
Laura-Doe – yOniversity facilitator
yOniversity founder and facilitator, Laura-Doe, is a pleasure and embodiment coach, a passionate sexual health activist and a comedienne singer/songwriter. She has been teaching for over 25 years and has trained with leaders in conscious sexuality. She is a professional member of SSEAA and ASCSB. See her bio for more details. Laura-Doe is also available for individual sessions and to run workshops or give presentations for your group or community. Contact us to discuss her coming to you, or scheduling a workshop around your timeframe. She is also the creatrix of the Absolutely Vulvalicious cushions – amazing and beautiful, 3D educational art pieces.
Laura-Doe has professional qualifications in Somatic Sex Education, Sexological Bodywork and Counselling and offers pleasure & embodiment coaching sessions for women, men and couples. The sessions focus on supporting you to access more pleasure in your everyday and/or your intimate life. Session content will vary depending on your specific intent. Time will be allocated to discuss your intentions, wants, needs, desires and boundaries at the start of the session and to co-create a session that is exactly right for you. This could include breath work, meditation, intention, coaching, anatomy information, bodywork, yoni massage, yoni reflexology, scar remediation therapy and tantric ritual or home play suggestions. Individual sessions offer a wonderful opportunity to discover new types of pleasure, to heal yourself and to learn about and reconnect with your unique erotic self. They are conducted according to the code of professional conduct and ethics of the Somatic Sex Educators Association of Australasia and are available in person or via Skype.
Attending a yOniversity event
yOniversity workshops and sessions are currently offered in Australia and the United Kingdom. If you would like to organise a worshop in your area please contact us.