About me

Hello, I am Anna! This is my story.

From a complex relationship with body and food

My own pleasure story involves a complex relationship with my body with an eating disorder in my teens. My healing journey with food and body came in stages. For a long time I was in a grey zone, not realizing I was still unfree, controlled by unhealthy thoughts. Letting go of obsessing about food and body was difficult, it became the normal for many years and a form of security. A negative security, yes, but still a security. I didn’t know that I was hungry for something else. In hindsight I can see that it also scared me to be free and thriving.

Since my early 20s I have been healing through yoga and meditation, loving kindness and self-compassion. But something was missing. It became brutally clear to me when I had a breakdown on a week-long silent meditation retreat some years ago. Through some help I realized that I needed to re-establish a deeper relationship with my feminine energy, to root and ground myself deeper into my body. It was time.

Coming home to the body, to freedom and pleasure

A new chapter started in my life filled with intimate women’s retreat, circles, courses, which I had honestly (secretly) looked down upon before. As a strong and independent woman, I thought I didn’t need these gatherings for women only. But in reality I realized that I had been terrified of small, intimate and vulnerable settings with other women. But now sensuality, soul-filled dance, intimacy and rituals started to fill me up in a completely new way. I got in contact with deeper parts of the feminine energy living inside of me (as it does in all beings). The creative one. The wild one. The playful one. The sensual one. The powerful one. The sacred one.

I believe that a disconnect from our sensual and sexual nature can lead us to try to fill an emptiness inside of us with other things such as food. I came to know that I was hungry for a deeper connection to my body and to my sensual sacred essence.

In this process, I got super-curious about my own sexuality. I realized that I did not have much of a relationship to my own sexuality (only in relation to others). And it did not feel sacred. Various healing work truly opened up a new world to me. A world of pleasure I didn’t know existed. On the path towards this new reality, I had to work through layers of shame, limiting beliefs, grief and fear.

This journey led me to the most comprehensive, transformative and deep coaching certification training in Embodied Sex, Love and Relationships.

Creating a relationship with my power source

For a long time, I tried hard to love my body from my mind. If you have ever done that yourself, I guess you know its very tiring and not very successful. It was not until I started to truly come home to my whole body that this love started to come from another place. It came from the love essence that is within us all, that’s not controlled from the mind. And strangely enough (that is how it felt) this full acceptance and love for my body did not come until I started having a relationship with my yoni-pussy.

Prior to starting my own sacred sexuality journey I didn’t have a relationship with my yoni-pussy. I didn’t know I could have one. I didn’t know I needed one. I had to re-learn and start to love and honor this part of my body.

Today self-pleasure rituals are as holy and important to me as my yoga, meditation and dance practice. It’s a place from where I source energy, nourishment, joy, aliveness and bliss. There is no goal rather than being in my body, feeling, exploring and welcoming all forms and nuances of pleasure!

I am still on a journey. To me the journey is the thing, rather than a final destination. It takes lots of pressure off from human shoulders! We do not have to become ”perfect” (whatever that means) but rather embrace and love our full humanity. The highs and the lows. Knowing we are sacred beings and at the same time human.

Why would you trust me to be your guide on this journey?

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I know how it is to be disconnected from one’s own body. 

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I know how it is to be unclear on one’s boundaries.

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I know how it is to feel shame and fear of reclaiming one’s whole sexuality.

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I know how it is to dislike parts of one’s body intensely.

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I know how hard it can be to identify and change old ingrained patterns.

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I know how terrifying it can feel to (secretly) wanting to be an erotic wild and free women!

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I know how it is to feel numb in one’s yoni-pussy, without even being aware of it. 

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I know how it is to feel shame around one’s own body and how that influences the capacity to be sexually free.

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I know how it is to stop oneself from being the wild one, the hungry one, the naughty one. That might not fit with your idea of who you are? If you have a spiritual practice, that might not feel….spiritual to you?

Welcome to a very safe lovingly held space

I am here to tell you: You do not have to choose. You can be all flavors you want. The soft and the wild. The playful and the sacred (they are in fact all sacred if you ask me).

If you want. It’s up to you. No one else need to prevent you from finding and living your inner truth.  And that’s what you will get from me as your guide. I will not impose things on you, I will not judge your specific desires. All I want to do is to help and guide you to find your own inner aligned truth. But I don’t have any agenda for what that truth is. It is yours. I also know that it can be scary to uncover your truth, so safety is always number one. I will follow your process, your pace. There is no need to rush. And I will hold your hand throughout the process. 

You deserve to be witnessed without being judged. And that I can promise you. I will never judge you, I will only love you.

More on why trusting me as your guide

I have overcome about 15 years of distorted eating. I did lots of yoga and meditation before I realized I needed to awaken my feminine energy to heal on a deeper level. I have reclaimed my own pleasure nature, which truly helps me feel deeply nourished from inside. I am here to help you do the same. If I can, you can.

It’s been a long way for me to arrive in a place where I can honestly say that I love all parts of my body. And in that journey I discovered that for me the relationship to my body, self-love and sexuality is deeply intertwined.

My coaching sessions combine a powerful space-holding blended with a very gentle, loving and radically accepting approach. And I have no problem to show and share my own humanity with you. I am for sure not a perfect human being:)

I also have more than 20 years of personal and professional experience of yoga and mindfulness – of being embodied, of self-compassion. These are invaluable tools in this kind of work and they are an integrated part of my life. I am also a certified VITA coach, which means that I can teach you how to drop into your body and listen to what it is telling you in a safe and very held container. The VITA method is an embodied method guiding you through a somatic journey to integrate and heal blockages, fears and contractions to reveal you own truth, answers and essence nature. You can read more about it here.

The combination of my extensive personal and professional extensive experience, my own journey and my personality creates a safe and loving space filled with calmness, radical acceptance, vibrancy and playfulness!

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We are all meant to shine, as children do. As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
Extract from Marianne Williamson’s poem ”Our deepest fear”

Trainings

I have done a number of trainings during the last 15 years and I am bringing all that experience into the coaching session with you:
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mindfulness Self-Compassion (MSC)
Mindfulness Self-Compassion for Teens (MSC-T)
Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP)
Mindful Based Eating Awareness Program (MB-EAT)
Mindful Eating Conscious Living (MECL)
Awakening Feminine Wisdom Mentorship med Rebecca Wilson
Self-care for women training with Emily Kuser
Self-care for women training II with Emily Kuser
Temple of the Womb course and Dance of shakti retreat with Nadine Lee
Re-wilding for women with Sabrina Lynn (part of Inner circle for one year, and several retreats)
Self-cervix trainings: Self-partnership, Initiation Release and Rapture.
VITA Woman with Layla Martin and team
650 h VITA Certification Sex, Love and Relationship Coach with Layla Martin and team
Lots of yoga teacher trainings, workshops, retreats.

I have also written two books about mindful eating and self-compassion.