A few months ago, Jenny Ferry emailed me about “sex positive yoga studios” in Montreal that may be interested in hosting a workshop with her. Sex positive yoga studios? I couldn’t think of a single one. Or at least, I couldn’t think of any overt sex positive yoga studios in Montreal, or any that mentioned it on their website. I sent a few emails and made a posting on Facebook. Only one studio owner replied and seemed to know what “sex positive” meant.
I feel that the yoga world is confused about sexuality. We receive mixed messages and lack any kind of constructive discourse around sexuality and gender. Ferry is a sex and relationship coach who uses yogic practices, along with other mindfulness techniques, in her work to help people cultivate conscious connection. In this interview, we talked about the yoga/sex discord that we both observe in the North American yoga scene. She also told me about her work and what happens in a Soul Sex workshop (hint: nothing hands on).