about me + soul sex…
I’m an emerging leader in the field of conscious sexuality and author of Soul Sex: Creating the Conscious Connection You Crave (forthcoming 2015).
But I’m getting waaay ahead of myself here. So let’s scroll back a few years, shall we?
My past life —
or how I burned my beliefs to the ground,
and rose like a pleasure-seeking Phoenix.
I wasn’t always turned on, embodied, and attuned to my own desires. Ha. No. I was numb. Lived in my head. And worked a 70-80 hour work week. Devoid of deep connection + meaningful purpose.
My story is emblazoned with bold contradictions. I’ve lived + worked in many worlds — from ivory tower academia to boutique consulting for Fortune 100s to volunteer service at a global non-profit. I’ve lived on ramen + canned tuna while working four jobs, I’ve wined ‘n dined on the company dime. I’ve tossed my graduation cap in the air with a B.A. + M.A., then stopped out of a Ph.D. program, because it just wasn’t fun anymore.
My wake up moment: February 14, 2005. The day my daughter was born. Surrendering to the birth experience, I was quite literally shocked to my senses while riding waves of raw emotion. All a far cry from my usual M.O. of being a disembodied walking head on campus.
Funny thing is, I had grown up very active. I biked, ran track + field, ice-skated, skiied, swam, sailed, body surfed + played in a rural community within a half mile of the Atlantic, deeply connected to the natural world.
Somehow, as an “adult”, I had drifted away from the wisdom of being in my body and enjoying the wonders of nature. Deluding myself that I had to be all professional + serious about life’s responsibilities. I forgot how to play.
Then my life ended. A couple of times, actually.
In July 2007, I survived a near-fatal car crash complete with traumatic brain injury + PTSD. Overnight my academic career was shut down. At the same time, I walked away from my conventional + sexless marriage, and lost my home + life savings in the aftermath.
I took my daughter. I took a deep breath. And I took the ravaged remains of my old life, and burned them.
“What is to give light must endure burning.”
Destruction can be a beautiful thing.
Faith. A clean slate.
And my full-throttle life calling.
The best thing about reinventing yourself?
When you’re starting from ground zero, you’ve got nothing to lose.
After my crash-and-burn fiasco and plenty of devout time on my zafu + yoga mat, I noticed I wasn’t the only one feeling the pain of disconnection, loneliness and a sense of this isn’t the way it’s supposed to be.
While I slowly regained agency as a competent + creative human being, I also embarked on a quest to awaken my sexuality mindfully. Newly single after 12 years, personal + sexual empowerment were merely the first steps into a brand new world of nourishing intimacy + connection.
I am grateful to be alive, yet miraculously surviving significant trauma + crisis have clearly called me to more than just personal self-gratification. I woke up to much more than my birthright to be a sexual being.
My heart + soul yearned to give back, in gratitude for the beautiful gift of life that has been freely restored to me.
So I leveraged 20+ years of experience in human development + training into a brand new vocation devoted to teaching contemplative sex education with integrity + compassion.
The outcome: I am smack dab on target with my soul’s purpose. Plus blessed beyond words with the joys of connection + community.
Oh, and I love to play.
I’ve created an innovative curriculum + practice featuring my signature workshop,
Intro to Soul Sex™, and Certified Soul Sex Facilitator training for professionals who want to join the global movement to reach others.
I humbly share my gifts by serving evolving individuals + groups across the U.S. + Canada. And cracking into Europe, as we speak.
And you’re here.
And let me tell you…
It’s not luck,
“Magic is the technology of the soul.” ~Pedro F. Báez
Reach out. Turn on.
Invite me to teach in your corner of the globe? Let’s talk.
Ready to join the global movement? Get certified.
Got a few burning questions? Interview me.
Deeper dive more your cup of tea? Step right this way.
email: jenny at jennyferry dot com