My name is Yuri Kotke and I’m a Somatic Sex Educator and Sexological Bodyworker. I was trained through the Erospirit Research Institute. I was a student of Joseph Kramer, Ph.D. and Ellen Heed CSB. I have an undergraduate degree in theater from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte – UFRN. I am part of ACSB (Association of Sexological Bodyworkers), the association that regulates the practice of Somatic Sex Educators and Sexological Bodyworkers in California.
I see human sexuality as our collective heritage. It is our fundamental right to live and explore our bodies. Unfortunately, we live in a culture that sends us mixed messages about sexuality and physical pleasure. As a Somatic Sex Educator and Sexological Bodyworker, my job is to create safe spaces where people can regain confidence in their sexuality, and provide resources to make that happen.
My mission is to provide opportunities for people to discover how deeply they can express their sexuality in a satisfying way, being supported by an environment free of judgment, pressures or fear. To be able to do this, I am trained in various massage techniques, breathing, coaching and sensory mapping.