Artemis School Certified Practitioners
Below is a list of independent practitioners certified as Sex Educators and Practitioners of Women's Holistic Sexuality by The Artemis School. Each of these practitioners completed:
Over 100 hours of group and independent study
Three live, in-person Artemis School modules
Training in the Elemental Body™ method of restorative core strengthening
Case studies with clients and/or documentation of teaching and curriculum development
An individual research project on an area of interest in women’s sexual wellness
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+ Sexual Wellness
Agoura Hills, CA & Virtual Worldwide
Melissa Brooke is a certified Sex Educator and Practitioner of Women’s Holistic Sexuality, Postpartum Educator, Prenatal, Postpartum, & Restorative Yoga Teacher, and postpartum doula. Melissa works with women in all phases of life, including young women and teens, and has extensive training in supporting postpartum women to restore core and pelvic floor wellness.
Prior to her immersion into holistic wellness, Melissa’s academic interests led her to pursue a B.A. in English and a Master’s in Education. Melissa managed the Middle School Sexual Health Education Program at Planned Parenthood LA and worked as a health educator at UCLA, allowing her to interact with a diverse range of adolescents, college students, and adults. With her teaching experience and background in yoga and holistic sexuality, Melissa offers a symbiotic combination of embodied movement and women’s health support to her students.
Inside every woman is a powerhouse of intuitive knowledge, wisdom, and vitality, and Melissa’s greatest mission is to empower women to access the wealth of vibrancy and wholeness they already possess.
Emily Athena is an innovative synthesizer of movement modalities, known for supporting her students to discover a physical state of flow that offers a profound connection to self and spirit.
A lifelong student of dance, Emily began studying ballet at the age of four and has traveled internationally with a professional performance and teaching career for over a decade. She is a former celebrity fitness trainer and has studied with leaders in the fields of dance, fitness, somatic therapies, pelvic floor health and holistic sexual education. Emily holds a BFA in Contemporary Dance from The North Carolina School of the Arts, Pilates certification, and is a certified sex educator through The Artemis School.
Her passion is to empower others through the universal language of dance and holistic health and sovereignty education.
Holistic Sexual and Reproductive Health Coach + Educator
St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota & Virtual Worldwide
Daniela Montoya-Barthelemy is a queer, Latinx from a small town in Northern New Mexico currently living in the Twin Cities. She is a full spectrum doula, coach, writer, researcher, and educator. Her business, Mama Sin Vergüenza was born out of her first son's birth and her passion for sexual health and social justice. She provides coaching and education in sexual and reproductive health rooted in a framework of social justice aimed at decolonization. The services offered reflect her gifts in balancing strategic health research with holistic modalities of care. She loves getting into the nitty gritty academics around public health research and enhancing that through ancestral knowledge and intuition. Mama Sin Vergüenza centers the voices and experiences of Queer, Indigenous, Black, and all People of Color (QIBPOC). She believes that our sexual health is rooted in our life force and she aims to facilitate access to that as individuals navigate the life and death cycles around reproduction.
In addition to her home base in Minnesota, Daniela regularly visits Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos, New Mexico.
Celina Wigle is a Sexual Wholeness Guide, Postpartum Doula, and Parenting Educator with a background in genetics, bioethics, and infant development.
A life long student and journeyer on the path of healing and wholeness, Celina’s practice focuses on times of transition including but not limited to transitioning onto or off of hormonal conception control, emerging following a pregnancy experience, moving into or out of relationships, and the powerful moment of motion when one chooses to step towards an unknown.
She lives in the belief that our sexual energy is an integral part of ourselves and, when activated in its wholeness, can be a great source of creative energy and power.
Movement for Mothers + Moon Rhythm Guide
Morgan Hill, CA & Virtual Worldwide
Jessica brings a playful and grounded awareness to her offerings while emphasizing presence and self-acceptance. With a strong foundation in alignment based yoga, motherhood initiated her into a new realm of offerings. Awakening to a deep inner knowing of the ancient feminine within, she dove into many avenues of study to be able to support other women through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. While in her trainings, Jessica experienced the value of circling with other women and started leading moon circles. Her curiosity lead her down a more expansive path and Jessica graduated from the The Artemis School for Women’s Sexual Sovereignty and works with women through all stages of life. She is currently working towards her certification as a peristeam hydrotherapist. Jessica believes in the power of women coming together. She lives to inspire others to embody this life, create art and ritual, and connect deeply within and without.
Mala is an apprentice to wildness, embodiment, and sacred sexuality. She creates safe energetic environments and practices for people to allow challenging emotions, including fear and shame, to intermingle with self-love and a sense of sacredness, and together arise through the physical body. Mala helps people love the exiled pieces of themselves to experience a life rich with presence and passion.
Mala’s background includes training as an anthropologist (Boston University), yoga teacher, and bodyworker with advanced practice in structural myofascial therapy and biodynamic craniosacral therapy. A Washington, DC native, Mala has worked with clients from dignitaries and diplomats to military veterans with severe PTSD, and taught yoga at the White House during two administrations.
Mala is a steward of the natural world and of all beings, plant and animal. She lives in Taos, New Mexico with her partner, Kel, and two daughters, who Mala birthed at home. Mala enjoys working with the medicine of plants in multiple ways, including homeopathy, flower essences, and cooking.
The Artemis School Founder
Lara Catone is a writer, transformative guide, social artist and researcher of gender, power and human development. All of her work is devoted to culture creation that fosters justice, equality, dignity, beauty, mutual power, epic love, and a thriving earth.
Lara has facilitated diverse groups of youth and adults for 20 years through experiential education. A certified Somatic Sexologist, she maintained a private women’s sexual wellness practice in Los Angeles for nine years working extensively with postpartum women. She is known as an innovator in somatic (body-based) healing and learning and for creating powerfully engaging, alchemical group spaces.
Lara is the founder of The Artemis School for Women's Sexual Sovereignty. She has a Master’s in Educational Leadership. Her work has been featured in Yoga Journal magazine, and she has been a featured speaker and guide at 1440 Multiversity, Lightning in a Bottle, Shakti Fest, and the Telluride Yoga Festival.
Lara lives in western New York as an inter-independent woman resourced through a constellation of relationships with humans and the wild earth.