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Igniting Intimacy in Your Relationship

April 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

This event is for Premium Members only. Please upgrade your Koa Club Membership, or if you are already a member, please log in to your account to register for this event.

Presented by

Gretchen Shanks, Founder of Gretchen Shanks Coaching (www.gretchenshanks.com)


Location: Online via Zoom only using URL below:


****Meeting passwords will be sent to registered participants*****

Date & Time: April 23, 2020, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Have you ever wondered what leads to amazing intimacy with your partner, particularly once the excitement of a new relationship wears off?

Magazine articles would have us believe it’s all about crazy variations in positions, novel toys, and getting creative about where we get sexy. We’re fans of all of those things, if they work for you. Amazing intimacy, however, is possible without them. Regardless of where you are, how your body is positioned and whether or not you’re working with more than nature gave you, great sex is possible. At this workshop, we’ll explore a concept that is key to unlocking and understanding what really turns you on.

* This workshop will include a couple of mindfulness/visualization exercises. It’s recommended that you find a place in your home from which to join the workshop that is quiet and where you can be relatively undisturbed.


  • Free for members of The Koa Club
  • Because we really care about the community outside of The Koa Club, we are making all our events in April free and available to other women who are non-members of The Koa Club to help provide support in this time of need (normally $40 for non-members per event).
  • We are also doing a limited promotion for The Koa Club annual membership to help make the club as accessible as we possibly can at this time (details below).

** THE KOA CLUB MEMBERSHIP LIMITED-TIME PROMOTION: If you apply and pay for The Koa Club annual membership during the period from March 15, 2020 to May 31, 2020, the annual membership fee for the first twelve months of membership will only be $125 (50% off from the regular annual price of $250/year). Just enter the promo code member50. This promotion does not apply to monthly memberships, is for new members only and cannot be combined with other promotions. To join The Koa Club, go to https://thekoaclub.com/membership/

About The Speakers

Gretchen Shanks is a Somatica-trained sex, dating and relationship coach who helps people find greater joy in dating and intimacy, through talking and experiential practices. Up until her early 40s, Gretchen struggled with dating, had only had sex a handful of times, and felt undesirable and unattractive. Years of talk therapy couldn’t shift the beliefs she had about herself. Then she got help from an intimacy coach and somatic body worker. She reset her body image issues, learned to confidently tap into her sexy side, and to approach dating, sex and all of her relationships with greater ease and enjoyment. Now she gets great satisfaction helping others rewrite their stories around sex, intimacy, dating, and relationships in order to have the kind of experiences and connections they’ve always wanted. Regardless of what your relationship goal is (monogamous marriage, polyamory, a single life with lots of dating fun, or anywhere in between), Gretchen is excited to help you get there! Gretchen is based in Seattle, Washington and is available for in-person or virtual sessions via Zoom video. She can be found at www.gretchenshanks.com.

Themis Waduda is a sex and relationship coach trained in the Somatica® Method. She works with individuals and couples who desire to have more authentic, fulfilling, sex positive relationships with themselves, their partners and their communities. As a born-and-raised Brazilian, globe trotter and immigrant to the USA, she offers a multicultural and inclusive perspective, unveiled by a loving, sensual and nurturing personality, cherry topped by a deep sense of joy, acceptance and playfulness. She is passionate about supporting others in ditching self-criticism and shame, embracing their true flavors, while bringing pleasure, connection, and sensuality to a deeper level in their lives.  Besides been trained as a sex and relationship coach, she brings more than two decades of exploration on various paths. She is a student of Sufism, Tantra and Vedanta, as well as an active leader at Sacred Embodiment Community in Seattle, a sex positive and inclusive group on a path to conscious living, conscious loving and freedom. Themis is based in Seattle (USA) for in person sessions, and serves clients around the globe virtually. She works with individuals and couples, welcomes all ages, ethnicities, body shapes, relationship status and styles, physical ableness, spiritual and religious frameworks, gender and sexual expressions. Sessions available in English, Portuguese or Spanish.  You can find Themis at www.alluring-life.net.


April 23, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Event Category:


Online Only
Via Zoom link provided United States