I was always deeply interested in Eastern philosophies and spiritual teachings and have dedicated myself to this exploration from my early teens.
I also always felt an especially profound connection with sexuality. From an early age and from my first sexual experience I honoured it as a deep connection, experience of love and energy and beauty of life.
Very early in my adult life I discovered myself as an intuitive sexual healer. When I spent time with women they often confessed a healing or transformative effect. It was out of the blue – I simply expressed my feeling of what sex is – but I started to pay more attention to this discovery.
I dedicated myself to exploring alternative approaches to sexuality – Tantric and Taoist teachings – which offered a more profound and energy-conscious vision. For some time I intensively trained in and studied these approaches comprehensively and took my own journey of growth in this area.
I was particularly interested in the healing and bodywork application of these methods and I studied with two most competent healers in sexual energy that I could find (both outside Europe), for the total of 4 years.
I was originally qualified as a medical massage therapist from the Crimean Medical University. I had my established massage therapy practice in UK. I felt an opportunity to develop a bodywork in the area of my passion and help others by using intuitive ability for sexual healing together with the Tantric training I received.
In 2002 I began my work with Tantric bodywork for women, as well as teaching Tantric sexuality through consultations and workshops to individuals and couples.
Over the last 15 years, in extensive experience with clients, I have conducted vast practical research and developed my practice with most effective methods and approaches.
I have worked with a great variety of people and situations, which equipped me to be able to help most clients as a well-rounded professional.
My competence in my practice and my work is a result of constant research with the people who have learned from me. My practice has been a testing way of seeing what is real, what really works as opposed to what just sounds like a desirable theory.
If you are looking for qualifications in Tantric Therapy, or any bodywork with sexual energy for that matter, then keep in mind that all certification in this work is relatively recent and not formally regulated. There are now some very good programs that try to establish standards for sexual bodyworks but they all appeared in recent years, long after my practice was already well established.
Quite often people come into this work by being qualified as a therapist in other therapies, like myself, but then learning to work with sexual energy as something completely different.
Any qualifications in other areas or therapies can only equip one to have a general therapeutic approach but do not equip to work in the unique and difficult area of sexuality directly through the body. This work can be done well only through a combination of inborn ability, intuition, extensive learning, vast professional experience and personal growth in this area, and importantly – personal integrity and mastery of one’s own sexuality.
In the area of Tantric sexuality there is no such thing as a ‘formal’ qualification. You have to speak to each practitioner to get a feel for their knowledge and experience.