Recorded April 23, 2019

Radical Intimacy And The Play Of The Erotic

Conversation with with Michaela Boehm

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A Free, Online (recording of) conversation facilitated by Zaya Benazzo

Brought alive through Erotic Friction, intimacy can be an eternal dance of bliss, ecstasy, awakening, and love.

Join us for a conversation with Michaela Boehm in which we will explore:

  • what is intimacy with others, ourselves, and life
  • how to expand our sensitivity
  • some of the principles of embodiment
  • some of the blocks or shadow elements we meet in the relational field
  • The conversation will be followed by an open Q&A with the audience.


Michaela Boehm

Michaela Boehm is a lineage holder in Kashmiri Shaivism Tantra having received a classical tantric education from a young age. In addition to over twenty years of extensive academic and clinical background in psychology and counseling, Michaela also traveled and taught with David Deida for 13 years. She has developed a women’s curriculum for feminine embodiment as well as teaching couples and men about the principles of intimacy and polarity. Born and raised in Austria, Michaela received degrees in Psychology and further extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnosis, and NLP. Upon moving to the United States in 1994, Michaela established a 20-year counseling practice logging over 40,000 client hours. Her current private clients include Oscar-winning actors, producers, writers, and multiple Grammy-winning musicians. Included in her clinical experience she co-founded a Malibu celebrity drug rehabilitation center, serving for 4 years as both a counselor and a treatment plan manager, subsequently consulting other facilities on treatment plans. Michaela is a lineage holder in Kashmir Shaivism, having received a formal, classical Tantric education from a female teacher from the age of 16. Michaela traveled and co-taught with David Deida for 13 years and has also trained extensively in multiple forms of yoga and bodywork. She teaches internationally including workshops at Esalen Institute, Omega, Kripalu, Hollyhock Learning Center, Shambala Mountain Center, and is a regular speaker at the Summit and Summit at Sea gatherings.

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