About The Teacher

Pono is a somatic sex educator and sexual wellness coach. He guides people of all gender identities, preferences and proclivities, to work through and overcome cultural, religious and familial taboos around intimacy, touch, desire, arousal and sex.

Pono utilizes knowledge from studying Focusing, (Eugene Gendlin), and the chakra system in his hands-on work with clients. For several years, he participated in First Nation/Native American rituals and ceremonies, including monthly sweat lodges and several vision quests.

Pono volunteered with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in its award-winning Rubberman safe sex campaign, and co-facilitated their Buddy Connection workshops. He is a certified yoga instructor who did his training with Integrative Yoga Therapy.
Clients have commented on his gentle, grounded presence, and warm soothing demeanor.

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