Kate Strakosch

Yoni Health: Pursuing the Wild Feminine Journey with Kate Strakosch

The Science of Self-Healing Hosted by
Dr. Sharon Stills With Kate Strakosch

About Kate Strakosch

Kate Strakosch is a nourishment coach who believes in the inner and outer connection of wellness and radiance. She is the owner and founder of Sunshine Kate’s wellness center in New Jersey. 

 

Kate has a degree in whole-foods based nutrition from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Upon graduating, she expanded her education by becoming an esthetician to understand the relationship between skin health and the inner workings of the body. Then, she took a deep dive into the energetic and emotional layers of the body through sacred sexuality, somatic therapy, and empowerment coaching. 

 

She is a devoted explorer of life and experiences. After graduating high school, she wanted to become a travel agent before studying nutrition. Kate’s curiosity and passion of travel, food and culture have led her to explore Morocco, Spain, Bali, Greece, Italy, Australia, Iceland, Nicaragua, Mexico, Canada as well as extensively through the United States.

 

Eventually she weaved her passions together and has been leading wellness and sensory awakening retreats both domestically in the US and internationally since 2015. 

 

Kate offers virtual and in-person nourishment sessions around Yoni/Lingam health, intimacy and relationship coaching as well as whole body tools including FLOWpresso, Infrared Sauna, Castor Oil Packs and Yoni/Lingam Steaming within her practice. 

 

Kate’s certifications include:

  • Nutrition Graduate of Bastyr University in Seattle, WA

  • Sex, Love and Relationship Coach 

  • Men’s Sacred Sexuality Coach

  • Erotic Somatic Educator 

  • Certified Yoni Practitioner 

  • Goddess To The Core® Inside Out Workout Core Instructor 

  • Esthetics Training through the Aveda Institute

 

 

Her website is https://www.sunshinekates.com.  You can follow her work on Instagram @sunshinekates

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Episode Highlights with Kate Strakosch

  • “Yoni” is a Sanskrit word that means “sacred opening.” It refers to the female genitalia: the vulva, vagina, and reproductive organs as well as the emotional/spiritual connection to this system. 

  • Yoni is the sacral center/chakra, and is connected to the root chakra.

  • For the female, there are sacred journeys associated with the beginning of menses, through young adulthood and childbearing years as well as the post-menopausal years.

  • Breathwork drops the nervous system into the “space” where the body is ready to heal.

  • Yoni steaming is an ancient practice which can be traced back to ancient China. Dried herbs are heated in hot water to create steam.  One squats above the pot of hot water and the oils of the herbs seep into the sensitive skin of the yoni. Contraindicated for women with an IUD in place, or pregnant (unless she has already been practicing yoni steaming).  Yoni steaming softens and warms the cervix, and also affects digestive health.  It is also effective for menstrual problems among other conditions.

  • Herbs are curated on an individual basis. 

  • Do not use essential oils in yoni steaming!

  • The cervix is connected to the vagus nerve.  It is possible to stimulate a vagus nerve response which activates the parasympathetic nervous system.

  • Yoni steaming can help with past trauma, infertility, healthy menses, etc.

  • Common herbs to use for yoni steaming:

  • Nettle 

  • Red clover 

  • Calendula

  • Rose

  • Motherwort

  • Pre- and post-menses, and ovulation are great times for yoni steaming (unless she is focusing on conceiving.)

  • The cervix and throat center are connected. Therefore, steaming can assist a woman who is learning to speak her truth via the throat chakra, indirectly through the cervix.

  • Calendula suppositories can be effective by inserting before sleep to support a woman through pelvic/ovary pain and inflammation.

  • When searching for a practitioner to use yoni steaming, ensure that they are not using plastic for the “throne.”  You can also do it yourself using a crock pot, blankets, and yoga blocks.

  • Steaming can also be used for men - it is supportive for prostrate health, and healing sexual trauma.

  • Consider steaming around the new moon and full moon cycles, both to set intentions, and release anything that no longer serves you.

  • Steaming can release stuck emotions.