WHY WORK WITH ME:
I created Bliss Science Coaching because I believe much of our suffering comes from shaming our desire, disconnecting from pleasure, and lack of relational tools. Most of us were given zero understanding of our emotional world, our nervous system, how to communicate, and how to self-regulate.
It is my passion to be a guide for men to become aware of their unconscious ways of showing up and transform those patterns into intentional and skillful ways to live relationally.
My scientific background brings a unique, no-bullshit approach to transformational work.
Unlike a lot of sexuality work out there, my work is grounded in the radical acceptance of what is and not about telling you who you 'should' be or chasing peak experiences.
I hold the door open for you to discover what your truth is and live into it with full passion.
My work is also about both light and dark. To truly transform, we turn and face the dark and befriend it.
The paradigm-shifting wisdom of the tantric yogis was to value both intellectual understanding as well as subjective embodied experience. Each refines the other.
My clients have included leaders in the tech, consulting, and finance industries.
They are husbands and fathers who refuse to let the passion die in their marriage, or single men who refuse to live a life of disconnection and loneliness.
They are men who realized, despite our conditioning to the contrary, that showing up with love is vitally important. They are also men who want to explore uncharted realms of sexuality.
Many of us come from backgrounds of shame, denial, and repression. It is a radical act to acknowledge and accept our emotions, desires, and wounds. Yet more and more people are undertaking this journey. Join us.
Shadow Coach / Tantric Yogini / Scientist
Ananya Harvey, Ph.D.
There was only one model for how to live life in the small town in Texas where I was raised, and leaving a respectable scientific career to go study an esoteric system of yoga and explore paradigm-shifting ideas about sexuality was not part of it.
I wasn't yet aware of the power of self-inquiry and subjective embodied experience. I wasn't about to throw rational thinking out the window for New-Age wishful thinking, and as a champion list-maker, I like to accomplish things and did not see the appeal of sitting in meditation.
Yet after years in the lab, I was miserable. I didn't know how to feel, I tried to please everyone but myself, and I had never accepted myself as a woman. I had no idea who I was.
So I left to go say yes to what scared me.
When I found Tantric Yoga, it wasn't at all like my popular culture idea of spirituality. I feel in love with rigorous practices that welcomed the light and the shadow, and sophisticated teachings on non-duality and consciousness that were serious food for my ever-questioning mind.
I had become a scientist because I wanted to investigate the big questions in life. Tantric practice gave me a framework to do this in an ultimately much more fulfilling and fascinating way.
It really is like I traded chemistry for alchemy - and on some level, whether molecular or interpersonal, I've always been studying bonding!