NEW! Freedom & Belonging: An Embodied Exploration – USA Fall 2019


November 2 & 3, 2019

10:00AM – 5:00PM each day


Ojai, California

Exact address given after registration





Due to high demand for the September dates for this event, we’ve added this November weekend to accomodate more participants – it is the same offering as our September 28 & 29 Freedom & Belonging workshop.

In this brand new offering we explore our relationship to Relationship. Through a series of solo explorations, partnered processes, considerations and somatic movement we will be working with your constrictions, concerns and contractions around intimacy, the erotic and your desired relationship.

In this event we will explore your relational patterns both through the lens of ancestral and familial patterning as well as uncovering and releasing the imprints of previous relationships.

Ancestral Patterning

Whom we come from, our father and mother lineage stretching back over generations, their trials, traumas and losses, triumphs and joys, inform us deeply. It influences our whole trajectory in life – including how we make a living, whom we choose as partners, how we behave relationally and sexually, and how we cope with the rigors of life.

Our relationship to wealth, family, sustenance, and tribe is formed by the imprints of our lineage. Many of these behaviors have been passed down for many generations and even if we examine them cognitively, they remain in our nervous system and are deeply ingrained in our bodies.

In this event we will unlock the power of your line, clear away the blocks of inheritance, and open the possibility of freedom for you and your descendants.

Imprints from Previous Relationships

We’ll uncover beliefs you have formed and imprints you have received in previous relationships, engage with assumptions you have about yourself and learn to trace how these shape your nervous system and the expressions of your body.

These relational bodily imprints influence whom we choose as partners, how we engage in relationship with them, as well as how we perceive ourselves in the world.

We will engage in specific somatic explorations that facilitate awareness and release old beliefs as well as sensitize the body for greater availability.

This event does not follow the usual format of relationship events. You will be doing solo explorations, talk processes and somatic movement in addition to partnered work. This is not a gender balanced event. If you are attending by yourself, you will be relating with many individuals for the sake of practice. If you are attending with a partner you have the choice of remaining paired for the duration of the event. 

Join Michaela Boehm and Steve James for a journey into the depths of Intimacy and the Body as we are:

  • Examining relational imprints and bodily coping strategies.
  • Entering and engaging into the behavioral patterns connected with intimacy.
  • Shining a light onto the somatic imprints driving relational actions.
  • Identify energy leaks and weak boundaries.
  • Creating bodily insight and connection with who you are and how you engage relationally and erotically.
  • Developing the insight and somatic ability to relate intimately as a free human.
  • Diving into ritual and liberating patterns and unexamined beliefs.
  • Freeing yourself and defining your erotic gifts.
  • Gaining love, recognition, appreciation and compassion for yourself and your partner
  • Exploring your conscious and unconscious connection with family and ancestry.
  • Examining cultural imprints and bodily coping strategies.
  • Entering and engaging into the behavioral patterns inherited with your upbringing.
  • Creating bodily insight and connection with who you are, where you come from and where you are going.
  • Ending restrictive lineage patterns for future generations.


Really deepened my understanding

Michaela’s workshop really deepened my understanding of my sexual self and I am aware how I can express this more. Funnily enough, I feel the need to now; a need that had been dormant for quite some time. Thank you Michaela.

Richard, Amsterdam

The courses with Michaela and Steve are inspiring

The courses with Michaela and Steve are inspiring. The space they offer is transforming and rich in enquiry and possibilities to deepen one’s practice. Steve and Michaela are wonderful teachers bringing in each their way heartful and grounded wisdom through their presence and teachings.

Julie, Denmark

They are professional and their knowledge and experience is like none other

Michaela and Steve are amazing. They are professional and their knowledge and experience is like none other. I feel more alive after each of their events, more in my body, more ready for the world. The epiphanies I have had during their workshops have rippled into, brought more awareness to, and improved all areas of my life. Therefore, to me, they offer essential and valuable life tools, practices and wisdom in their events. Their material is very accessible for everyone, at any stage of their practice with the material. Their teaching style is impeccable and allow for the participants to deepen their experience in a safe space. Whether the event is a couple of hours, a day or a week long, I get so much out of it for my personal growth. I HIGHLY recommend giving ANY of their workshops a try!

Zaira, Amsterdam

About Michaela

Michaela Boehm teaches and counsels internationally as an expert in intimacy and sexuality. Born and raised in Austria, Michaela combines her training in psychology and extensive clinical counseling experience with her in-depth training in the yogic arts as a classical Kashmiri Tantric lineage holder. Michaela’s approach empowers her students through an eclectic mix of education, experiential exercises and guided explorations. Known for her work with high-performing individuals, her ongoing private clients include Oscar-winning actors, producers, business pioneers, and multiple Grammy-winning musicians. Michaela is the Author of “The Wild Woman’s Way”, published by Simon & Schuster/Atria in August 2018. She lives on an organic farm in California where she rescues and rehabilitates animals.

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About Steve

Steve James travels internationally teaching somatic practices, meditation, yoga, as well as leading explorations in contemplative, mystic, and relational realms.Known for his intelligent, grounded approach and his dedication to first-hand research he has extensive experience in elite athletic performance, contemplative and spiritual disciplines, the arts, extreme outdoor survival, and human behavior.In addition to private client work and international public workshops, Steve has released a DVD series of his movement approach called the Movement Koan® Method, a fusion of joint-nourishing movement and body-based mindfulness.

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