Classes & Events

Gather trauma-savvy support, skills and connection to improve your experience of intimacy in a small somatic group coaching container.

Intimate Somatic Group Coaching 

2nd & 4th Thursdays 5 - 6:30 pm PT on Zoom

Pay from the Heart: $17 - $35

  • Transform challenging relationship and intimacy issues

  • Gather empowering and embodied intimacy enhancing skills

  • Learn from, connect with and be inspired others

  • Get trauma savvy, heart centered and precision support

  • Limited to 5 participants

Transform Blocks to Intimacy

If you are craving some more high-quality connection and want skills and tools to transform your experience of intimacy then this offering is for you. You will get skilled support to compassionately meet challenges and learn new tools to improve your experience of intimacy, pleasure and relationships.

These 90 min small group coaching Zoom calls are limited to 5 people (with a 3 person minimum). After a guided exploration each person will receive 15-25 mins of focused, somatic (aka mindboy), trauma savvy coaching to help address whatever issue feels present, alive and in need of support.

In this format you get to learn from each other and harvest the collective lessons of this intimate (and confidential) group field.

Join one time or all times or anything in between.

All genders and sexual orientations are welcomed. Intimate Somatic Group Coaching offered twice a month on Thursday evenings of the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month.

If there is enough interest I am happy to add additional group times for female-identified and/or male-identified participants.

About Lorina

Lorina Manzanita MA, SEP is a Somatic Sex & Relationship Coach, SE Trauma Resolution Practitioner and workshop facilitator. Her work integrates a number of healing systems that honor mindfulness and the body's intelligence. With yum, laughter, intelligence and love Lorina crafts healing and learning experiences to help people around the issues of Eros, desire, boundaries, intimacy, sexual integrity and more. She is a JFK graduate based in Marin, CA and is available for long distance support.

To get a little taste of what she has to offer please check out the video below from her video series:

Intimacy in Isolation: 101 Ways to Play with Yourself .

This video series is inspired by the questions:

  • What juiciness emerges when we play with our definition of intimacy to include connection with Self, Source, others and Nature?

  • How can we intentionally and mindfully play with our minds and bodies in ways that generate more satisfying experiences of intimacy?

The video below introduces a practice of talking to various body parts. Hope you enjoy.

Sex, Intimacy, Trauma & Skillful Loving

A daylong workshop

Oakland, CA March 30th 2019


Register here.

Trauma doesn’t need to hold us back from what we truly want. Healing is available. There are pathways, practices and principles that you can learn to help you and others cultivate more pleasure, intimacy and connection in your sex and love lives. How do we as lovers, healers and seekers integrate the reality of trauma in a way that beautifully transforms our sexual and intimate relationships? What tools and skills will help us invite more of what we all want: pleasure, love, intimacy, connection, and trust.


Whether you are:

  • A professional working in the realm of relationships, sex, and intimacy

  • A trauma survivor who wants to thrive or someone who loves one

  • A sexual being who wants to learn more about trauma

  • Or all of the above.


Response-able workshop leaders, NeoTantra teachers, sex and intimacy coaches, sexological bodyworkers, Somatica Practitioners, sex educators and more can acquire some basic trauma training to support clients and students to know how to support someone in a trauma response and when additional resources from a trauma expert are required.


What you will learn:

  • Practices to increase one’s capacity for greater pleasure, presence and embodied intimacy

  • An introduction to trauma and how it can show up in our intimate and sexual relationships

  • A basic understanding of what is needed to resolve and heal trauma

  • Do’s and don’ts to avoid re-traumatization and unnecessary triggering

  • A neuroscience-based understanding of traumatic memories

  • Tools to navigate trauma with more skill should it show up in the bedroom, yourself and/or with your clients or students

  • Exercises to support healthier boundaries, more empowerment and more integration

  • Tools and principles to help you attune to the needs and challenges of trauma survivors more effectively

  • Opportunities to practice these tools and embody them from the inside out

WHEN: Saturday, March 30th

TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm



$98 per person (Early Bird Super Saver)

$125 per person (Juicy Being)

$130 per person (Lucky Last Minute)

$140 per person at the door if tickets still available


Cancellation policy:


Refunds are given with more than 48 hours notice.  No refunds less than 48 hours before the start time of the event.  All refunds are subject to a $20 admin fee.

Your Compelling Bubble of Love A 7 week Self-Study eCourse
Learn 6 Self-Love Skills to Create Abundant Love from the Inside Out 
To learn more go to
"I would highly recommend this class to any person who could use more abundant and healthy love in their lives." ~ Rachel Jordana, psychologist
Symptoms of Self-Love Deficiency

Without a sense of abiding love within you, you can easily find yourself:

  • Losing yourselves in an attempt to “earn” love and approval

  • Compromising your boundaries and/or overstepping others

  • Getting ungrounded and triggered in intimate relationships

  • Hiding your truth and creating unnecessary conflict

  • Neglecting your needs and struggling in neediness

  • Getting pulled into drama-filled relationship dynamics


Creating Abundant Love From the Inside Out

Imagine what your life could look like if you knew how to create a field of love that nourished and held you independent of your relationship status. Imagine what it would be like to walk around in a powerful field of love that you generated from the inside out; one that could beautifully support you during relationship transitions and uncertainty.

What if you moved through life surrounded by “A Compelling Bubble of Love”?


With a “Compelling Bubble of Love” you can:
  • Call love in with ease and grace

  • Feel empowered in your intimate relationships

  • Enjoy a grounded love life, rich with pleasurable experiences

  • Develop intimate authentic connections that reflect your truth

  • Co-create relationships that honor your essential needs

  • Create heart connections that generate joy, laughter and play


In this course, “Your Compelling Bubble of Love: Six Self-Love Skills to Create Abundant Love From the Inside Out,” I want to help you learn how to create a potent bubble of love so that you feel grounded in love, wherever life takes you.


Click here to learn more...

Somatic Skills for Cultivating Sexual Integrity and Intimacy

[For Men] Dec 2018 (past)

~Presented by Ritual~

With Lorina Manzanita

$30 tickets via EventBrite:

A workshop for men who want to up level their experience of intimacy with integrity. (Women are welcome to attend in support! Please contact Lorina directly to inquire if interested in playing a supporting role.)

~ How can you initiate, invite and enjoy intimate, nonverbal sexy spaces without unconsciously crossing boundaries?

~ What can you do to not get sucked into drama dynamics and get caught up in the roles of perpetrator, victim and rescuer/enabler?

~ How can you embody the qualities of attunement, trustworthiness and integrity without cutting yourself off from the pleasure and power of your sexuality and authentic desires?

In the wake of the #metoo movement many men find themselves asking such questions. The answers are not obvious.

I, Lorina Manzanita MA, SEP Somatic Sex & Relationship Coach and SE Trauma Resolution Practitioner, want to help you find answers to the above questions and more.

Please join me for an evening workshop for men who want support and guidance to develop the embodied skills necessary to co-create sexually alive, trustworthy and mutually satisfying intimate connections.

During this workshop we will explore with our minds and bodies the nuances of integrity and power of the drama triangle. You will also be introduced to 6 somatic (aka mind-body) skills that can help you cultivate more trustworthy intimacy and less drama dynamics within any relationship.

Collectively these 6 somatic skills can help you:

~ Ease anxiety, fears of rejection and get you out of your head and into an embodied, present moment intimate connection

~ Pay attention to boundaries (both yours and others) without reactivity

~ Cultivate a satisfying felt sense of pleasure and safety while softening the impulses to grasp for more or push for a sexual agenda

~ Listen to your body’s wisdom and communicate in a way that initiates more fulfilling depths of connection with yourself and others

~ Attune to the deeper needs and desires within a connection and transform sexual shame

~ Shine all the more brightly as a sexually alive, confident and embodied man that makes heart wise choices

This evening will introduce you to key principles, practices and tools to help inspire more YESes and honor the NOes with more ease and confidence in any potentially sexual and intimate encounter. Walk away with skills and tools to successfully potentize a mutually satisfying field of consent. Anticipate clear and valuable information, embodied meditations, mindful movement exercises, compassionate dyad and triad sharings and safe opportunities for group discussions.

Open to singles, couples, triads, etc... and people of all genders. We support our whole community - low income application form:

About Lorina

Lorina Manzanita MA, SEP has been professionally helping people get comfortable in their own skins since 1998. She is a Somatic Sex and Relationship Coach, certified Somatic Experiencing© Trauma Resolution Practitioner, writer and teacher. She’s taught at CommonRoot, HoneyRoot, Maui, the SF Bay Area and online spaces.

Her work integrates a number of healing systems that honor mindfulness and the body's intelligence. Her influences include but are not limited to Somatica© Sex & Relationship coaching, Somatic Experiencing, the Hendricks relationship coaching, Shakti Malan Somatic Sexual Presencing, Hakomi, healing developmental trauma with Diane Poole Heller and Larry Heller and CoActive Coaching with CTI. She’s also a JFK University graduate.

In her one on one experiential coaching work with men she brings her whole juicy, authentic self into connection with her clients. She helps men learn how to be in intimate relationships by practicing intimacy, in real time, with compassionate feedback and guidance. Sometimes it that involves clothes on erotic touch. Sometimes that includes tender holding. Often it’s about clearing shame and providing a space for vulnerable, courageous hearts to unfold. On all occasions she brings her embodied, attuned whole self to support the needs and goals of those in her care. Find out more at:

What people are saying...

"Lorina speaks in a way that's both soothing and productive, a rare combination of zen and zest!"
~ T

"Lorina brings a loving, caring, accepting presence to her work. I feel welcome, seen and supported when I'm with her. I can bring my wounds and confusions around my relationships with women and my sexuality to Lorina and I know she will hold them sacredly, with wisdom and supportive humor. She has a keen intuition and does a wonderful job of tracking me, meeting me where I am at and guiding me. Lorina has a wonderful combination of soft sensuality and authoritative confidence. I embrace more of who I am working with Lorina."
- Joseph E.

"The sessions that we have had have taken me deep into my heart where my true essence is revealed. You help me get underneath the story of what I have believed about myself over the years. Now I get to see myself as a powerful man, as a lover and a healer. My truth as it is revealed is a gift to me. Your work has helped you get there. You are a gift to me. I would recommend your work any man who wants to get a better look at their true self in the presence of a woman dedicated to the healing journey".
- John

"Lorina is a powerful somatic therapist who has helped me navigate the pathway of deeper knowledge of my core patterns and the subtle energetic intimacy which I want to explore with others. She gives exquisite attention to me as a client, giving me precise feedback on what she perceives in me and how my energy is landing for her. The work is meditative, sacred and so much fun!"
- David R

$30 Tickets:

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