Hi, I'm Bonnie...

When I went to the year 9 Career’s Advisor at school, I can’t say I had any idea that I’d build a career supporting women to love their bodies, overcome libido challenges, have more fulfilling intimacy and move forward after experiencing sexual trauma. I kinda fell into this work unexpectedly about a decade ago, after my partner at the time introduced me to a different approach.

This stuff did not always come easily to me. For many years, I felt numb, disconnected from my body and like I was broken. 

Fumbling my way through the first 6 years of my sexually active life, it seemed like my body existed to please others. I decided that my pleasure wasn’t important and I’d never be able to enjoy intimacy. I thought I’d be numb forever.

These days, I feel a deep sense of care and love for my body and I feel empowered to communicate if something doesn’t feel right to me. Shame doesn’t get me like it used to, and I know how to use embodiment practices to support self enquiry, access pleasure, build sensitivity and process my emotions to get myself out of feeling stuck.

On a daily basis, I get to support thousands of women to love their bodies, expand their pleasure potential, have mind-blowing intimacy, befriend their emotions and build more resilience to show up in their lives and do what’s important. It’s such an honour to share this work in the world.

I'm a Somatic Sexologist,

women’s pelvic specialist & embodiment teacher. I’ve basically spent the last decade of my life in the world of the female pelvis. Nothing brings me more joy than supporting women to release shame & numbness, connect with their pleasure (especially after challenging experiences!), overcome libido issues and feel more at home in their bodies.

I've done a boatload of training...

which is all listed below. I believe in being transparent about exactly what I’m trained in, and I want to respect my incredible teachers and what I’ve received from them. My biggest learning, however, has come from the over 10,000 hours I’ve spent in 1:1 client work & facilitating workshops, trainings & retreats, all in person.

These days, my work is all online.

In 2018, I launched Yoni Club, a 3 month online women’s holistic sexual wellness & embodiment training. We had over 2000 students over 3 years, with mind-blowing results. Yet, it was time for a change for me. I closed Yoni Club late 2021 to focus on other projects and find a new path forward.

I'm a classic workaholic type...

At any given point I’m working on a handful of projects and I’m constantly (gently) wrangling my relentless creative inspiration into clear, specific goals. I also do my best to bring pleasure, relaxation There’s a lot of letting go!

Passionate about writing,

movement, simple living, quality time with loved ones, I’m happiest when I’m by a fire, watching a sunset, wandering along the beach or through the bush. I lived for many years in Europe, and spent months trekking in Nepal, wandering through India and living in Thailand.

I'm a country girl at heart.

I grew up on a farm on Yuin country on the south coast of NSW, Australia, without electricity or TV, and have spent large parts of my adult life living in coastal country areas, but I’m very happy to be living in Melbourne. So many of my close friends (and my godson) live here and  it feels like home right now.

A gifted speaker, facilitator & guest teacher...

Bonnie’s unique expertise is highly sought after for events, festivals, guest teaching, interviews & articles. With a warm, real and down to earth speaking style, Bonnie loves to use humour and personal stories to inspire and engage her audience.

With a depth of experience that ensures she speaks from her own embodied understanding, Bonnie has a wealth of knowledge gained from spending many thousands of hours with clients in person.

 Widely recognised as an expert in the field of women’s pelvic wellness, her work has been featured in print in Body+Soul Magazine, Living Now Magazine, Australian Yoga Journal, Sexual Health Magazine (USA) and online on Elephant Journal and VICE (among others) as well as on various podcasts and summits.

Regularly invited in as an expert guest teacher on other trainings, Bonnie is open to discuss potential collaborations.

Bonnie’s favourite topics to speak on are… 

Pelvic wellness, healthy intimate relating, emotional healing, sexual challenges women face in our culture, common myths surrounding sex education, healing from sexual trauma and pleasure as a nervous system resource.

Bonnie's work has been featured in...

Professional Training & Background…

Bonnie’s formal training includes: 

Somatic Sexology, Certified Somatic Sexologist, through the IISB, Zurich

Gestalt Psychotherapy – Erik Smith – Gestalt Institute of Scandinavia

Certified Karsei Nei Tsang Practitioner (Taoist Abdominal Pelvic Therapy) Thailand

Introduction to Somatic Therapy Training – Amanda Patterson

Embodiment Teacher Training – Michaela Boehm (still completing)

Certified Holistic Pelvic Care (TM) Practitioner, trained by Tami Lynn Kent, USA

Extensive training in Hatha Yoga, Denmark

Certified Ka Huna Massage Therapist – Mette’s Institute, QLD, Australia

Urogenital Osteopathic Techniques – Natalie le Jeune, France / Bali

Female reproductive massage – Pi Jem Thanachon, Thailand

Bonnie is grateful for the opportunity to learn from and be inspired by many different teachers and experts in their fields. She has been trained by the following teachers in areas including embodiment, psychotherapy, bodywork, somatics and spirituality…

Jenny Blyth (Birthwork) – bodywork for birth preparation – Australia
Natalie le Jeune – Urogenital osteopathy techniques – France
Holly Wodetzki – Shiva Shakti Dance – Australia
Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche – (Tibetan Dzogchen Master) Italy
Michaela Boehm (relating / intimacy / polarity/ lineage work) USA
Steve James – co-teacher with Michaela Boehm, USA
Tami Lynn Kent – Holistic Pelvic Care (TM) – USA
John Bennati – private training in pelvic Muscle Corrective Therapy, Australia
Erik Smith – (Gestalt Therapist trainer) Gestalt Institute, Denmark
Didi Liebold – Somatic Sexologist, Switzerland
Joseph Kramer –  founder of Somatic Sexology, USA
Pi Jem Thanachon– Female Reproductive massage, Thailand
Susanne Roursgaard – Female Sexuality & Dearmouring, Australia
Gigi Grace – Nervous System Therapist, Australia
Amanda Patterson – Somatic Therapy Training, Australia

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