Deej & Uma




  • Deej (Daryn Juventin) M.A.

    Deej has helped pioneer somatic sex education training in Australia, founding Sex Coaching and Therapy in Brisbane, and heading the faculty for the Certificates in Sexological Bodywork and Somatic Sex Education. He is the president of the Somatic Sex Educators’ Association of Australasia.

    He brings his extensive experience in the field of human sexuality to ISS. He trained as a Sacred Intimate at Wildwood in California, and as a Certified Sexological Bodyworker at the Institute for Advanced Studies of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, interning with Joseph Kramer and Ellen Heed at the first Australian sexological bodywork training. Deej has over 20 years experience in adult education, teacher training, counselling and bodywork. He is currently working towards a PhD in somatic and spiritual psychology.

    Deej is available for work with individuals and couples, for group trainings, and offers professional supervision to somatic sex educators and other health care professionals. He can be contacted via his web sites

  • Uma Furman

    Uma Furman

    Uma is one of our region’s leading somatic sex educators, with over 5,000 hours of face-to-face teaching to individuals, couples, and groups. Based in Brisbane, Australia, Uma teaches conscious sexuality throughout Australia and Asia. She teaches the Certificate in Sexological Bodywork and certificate in Somatic Sex Education with ISS.

    She is a Certified Somatic Sex Educator and a founding member of The Somatic Sex Educators’ Association of Australasia (SSEAA). Uma has studied with some of the world’s leading erotic educators, including Kenneth Ray Stubbs, Barbara Carrellas, Triambika, Joseph Kramer, and Ellen Heed.

    Uma practices and teaches classical and neo Tantra, Taoism, sexual shamanism and somatic sexology. She has a passion for working with people with sexual difficulties, and with people who are seeking change and growth in their sex lives.

    Her web site is



    Deej and Uma are from the Institute of Somatic Sexology 


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