Kim Anami is a woman on a mission: to illuminate the direct + profound connection between ravishing sex and creative virtuosity. As a Life + Intimacy Coach, she’s propelled thousands of people into higher stratospheres of connection, sensuality, energy + aliveness. Kim's musings on love, life + sex have graced the pages of Playboy, Flare, the Georgia Straight, and radio and television programs with audiences ranging from 50K to 7 million. Explore her bodacious retreats, salons and 1+1 offerings, at KimAnami.com. Facebook: Kim Anami Twitter: @kimanami Youtube: KimAnami Instagraam: kimanami Questions and Answers with Kim Anami What does intimacy mean to you? Opening up and sharing the deepest parts of oneself and witnessing the same in someone else. How can yoga shape our intimate relationships? Being present and grounded in our own bodies is key to being intimate with another person. Yoga is a great practice for this. What drew you to becoming a life and intimacy coach? How do we grow? How do we change? I’ve always been fascinated by what catalyzes growth and have been on my own journey to discover the answers. Now I share what I’ve learned. How does deepening our intimate relationships affect our lives outside of the bedroom? Sexual energy is life force energy. When you liberate it and have it flowing through your life, it rejuvenates and uplifts every part of your existence: from career to finance to parenting. Few people realize the power of this energy to heal, energize and empower our lives. What do you recommend for people who are new to exploring tantra/intimacy/sexuality? Go where the love is. Find a teacher/practice you resonate with and begin to study. None of us went to “sex school” so you have to make your own! I did and now I teach it to others. You can attend mine! What tips can you share with people? Look at your intimate relationship similar to the way you look at your career. Meaning: most people go to school and they train in a certain field. Yet, the education doesn’t stop there. We continue to learn and perfect our craft through reading, seminars, workshops and apprenticeships through the years. Apply this to your intimate relationship. If you aren’t growing, you’re dying. The lack of focus and attention is what causes intimate relationships to decay. So.... Plan weekly sex dates. Expand your knowledge base through reading, videos and workshops. Breathe: I gave a very powerful tool in one of the “Yoga for Better Sex” videos on incorporating yogic breath in your sexual encounters. Your intimate relationship is a huge opportunity to heal and grow physically, emotionally and spiritually. Use it!