Meet the founder and staff of Back to the Body
Founder & Director of Back to the Body
A pioneer in fertility and sex advocacy, Pamela Madsen is the Founder and first Executive Director of The American Fertility Association. She is a fearless advocate for women’s health and integrated sexuality who leverages her raw honesty and well-informed wit to help strip the stigma from infertility, female desire and body image.
Pamela, a certified Somatic Sex Educator with a Master's degree in Education has coached hundreds of women on their own personal journey back into their bodies, and their own expression of their Divine Feminine. Pamela is a veteran speaker, educator, and renowned blogger for The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, The Fertility Advocate, and Care2.
She is the author of Shameless: How I Ditched The Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure and Still Got Home In Time To Cook Dinner (Rodale, January 2011). Pamela has appeared on 60 Minutes, Oprah, CNN, AARP Primetime Radio, The Dr. Laura Berman Show, The Jane Pratt Show, and Playboy Radio. As well as countless other media outlets. To learn even more about Pamela Madsen please visit her personal website.
Core Staff of Back to the Body
Ron Stewart has been a body worker since 2006 and has training in Reiki, Swedish, Thai, and Esalen massage techniques. In 2011 his curiosity and interest in human sexuality brought him to study with Joseph Kramer where he received certification as a Sexological Bodyworker. In 2012 Ron joined the Sexological Bodywork coaching team, assisting in the Canadian training.
His massage practice has evolved from an extensive dance career, which offered him dynamic physical training and a deep understanding of the body/mind connection. Together, his passion and understanding of movement, anatomy, yoga, massage and sexuality have come together to create Skyclad Yoga which he operates from his rural studio and retreat centre on Southern Vancouver Island.
Core Staff of Back to the Body
As a Certified Sexological Bodyworker and Somatic Sex Educator Neal Wecker is committed to offering practical, bold, and trust worthy sex and intimacy skill based education for physical, emotional, and spiritual maturity. In private sessions, workshops, and writings, Neal advocates and offers support for people to embrace and to experience their sexuality as a conscious practice towards the health and happiness they deserve.
His educational offerings are always in reverence and remembrance of the body; to revere and to remember the pleasures and wisdom experienced through conscious embodiment. His training includes erotic bodywork, Tantra, various expressive movement art forms, yoga, gender studies, and sex coaching.
Neal offers workshops and private sessions for individuals and couples in both Europe and the States and divides his time between working and living in Ithaca, NY and Budapest, Hungary.
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At the age of 40, Dan was introduced to the Western version of the tantric arts through Charles Muir and the Source School of Tantra Yoga. That introduction began his quest for knowledge about all things related to a more intimate expression of sex and sexuality. Being an engineer, Dan sought to learn other grounded approaches to sexuality and gain an understanding of the inner working from the perspective of how bodies function. After years of study, the result of his quest is a comprehensive knowledge about sex, sexuality and relating from a wide variety of disciplines and traditions including Quodoushka, Sky Dancing Tantra, Human Awareness Institute (HAI), Lafayette Morehouse, Body Electric, One Taste, and many more. He shares his knowledge with his clients and the wider community through his company Beyond the Bedroom asking them to explore what is possible so they can decide what works best for them and their relationships.
At Back to the Body, Dan brings all his teaching to the table through coaching and bodywork. Working with the guidelines of Sexological Bodywork, Dan is driven by the deep knowledge that each woman needs to be treated uniquely to create the most appropriate experience for her journey. Dan is a man who possesses advanced experiences of tantric transformation and is therefore able to increase the blissful wisdom of a highly qualified practitioner.
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Amy Kebernik is a Sexuality, Relationship & Intimacy Coach, Somatic Sexual Educator and Tantra teacher who resides in Terrace, B.C., Canada. Amy has studied Skydancing Tantra Teacher training with Steve & Lokita Carter, Somatica Method Coaching with Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman, as well as Sexological Bodywork with Caffyn Jesse and Dr. Liam Snowdon. Amy is currently mentoring with Pamela Madsen.
On of Amy's specialties is working with survivors of sexual abuse and trauma. Her own history and experience with sexual abuse has led her to dedicate her life to learning how to heal and reconnect lovingly with her own body and sexuality. Coaching with compassion, understanding, and clear boundaries are a big part of what she has to offer as a practitioner.
She teaches The Sexually Embodied Woman self-development course, and leads workshops on Tantra, somatic sexuality, self-expression, conscious touch, communication, meditation and embodiment practices. Her passion is educating & inspiring others to discover how they can create more awareness, pleasure and freedom in their lives.
Staff of Back to the Body
Elizabeth practiced for years as a sex therapist promoting sexual health, education and awareness. Through her work, Elizabeth helped countless women and couples develop greater levels of connectivity in their relationships and achieve more satisfying and stimulating levels of intimacy. Elizabeth is a Certified Tantra Educator through the School of Source Tantra. In addition, she completed the third level of the Chuluaqui Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality Teachings and has extensive training in the art and practice of women’s orgasm taught by Lafayette Morehouse, Orgasmic Providers and OneTaste. Elizabeth is delighted to teach these practices to women who desire to more fully live their orgasm. Elizabeth is also Director of Education for Beyond the Bedroom, where she shares her knowledge with a wider audience through seminars, classes and workshops.
Elizabeth is also an apprentice with Steven Forrest's School of Evolutionary Astrology and a student of Soul Level Astrology with Mark Borax.
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Kenneth Play and his projects have been featured in Playboy, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, Men’s health, Women’s Health, and Cosmopolitan.
His fitness coaching experience combined with his hacker mindset made him a unique sex educator. The same way he help his fitness clients feel more comfortable at the gym and master complex exercises is the same way he help his current clients towards gaining confidence in the bedroom and mastering g-spot pleasure techniques seen on Playboy TV
Some say his teaching style is a combination of Tim Ferriss, Martha Stewart and Bruce Lee. He believe that sexual pleasure is our birthright" He has devoted his life to empowering people through sexual education and promoting sex positive culture.
STAFF OF BACK TO THE BODY
Mac is an educator and activist on gender, sexuality, BDSM, Sexual Freedom and LGBTQ rights. Mac has been a world champion martial artisthas now coached 58 national champions and 29 Junior Olympic champions. He brings his vast knowledge ofTai-Chi wellness, Energy Work, Gender and power and surrender to Back to the Body.
Mac is a Seattle's City Commissioner, sits on the LGBTQ Advisory Council for the Seattle Police Department, is a director for Social Outreach Seattle, a boardmember of Seattle Counseling Services and is proud to be a voice for the transgendered and gender non conforming community.
Mac has appeared on "Ripley's Believe it or Not", The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and has been featured in People & Billboard Magazines. He is a published writer and has his first book coming out early next year.
Administrator at Back to the body
Jenifer Stambaugh is the administrator and web mistress for Back to the Body. She loves to learn that’s why she has a Masters degree in Library Science, double majored in Economics and Spanish Literature as an undergrad, and completed programs in Web Analytics and UX Development. While passionate about human sexuality, she prefers to stay out of the limelight and use her powerful executive skills to support projects, businesses, and causes that are meaningful to her.
She also helps keep Pamela sane. That’s her biggest job at Back to the Body.