Hello! I’m Valerie Schrader…
A little about my background. I opened Infinity Aerial in 2007 with the intention to help women get in touch with their bodies through pole dancing and have been teaching it since 2005. I have also coached women individually and done speaking engagements on women’s empowerment and sexuality. I began learning meditation and connecting to the inner self at the age of six. My father is a meditation teacher and I grew up going to retreats where he taught and as I got older I was also invited to learn the techniques of guiding meditations with other teachers and his guru. I have a sociology degree from The Ohio State University with a focus of sexuality studies, in particular women’s health and sexuality. I have also done coaching with Layla Martin, Mama Gena, Lisa Nichols, Tony Robbins and several others. So to say this is a passion of mine is an understatement! In one on one coaching I have worked with dozens of women getting them to feel more in tune with their bodies, their desires and their inner voice through a combination of movement exercises and coaching techniques I’ve used myself. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes you because I have personally used it and it has had immeasurable benefits in my life.
Why am I so passionate about this work? Because as I said I’ve used it myself. I went through years of living a life in deep pain due to a childhood sexual abuse. I was taught by my mother that what had happened to me was somehow my fault and carried so much shame around myself and my body. I learned to believe I was undeserving of love and connection. I went through abusive relationships, more sexual assaults, bad relationships, severe depressions and suicidal thoughts. I had gone through so much trauma and pain and finally had enough. I didn’t want to live that way anymore and didn’t want to teach my daughter this was the way to live as a woman. So I began intensive therapy and sought out coaching to relearn connection to my body. Through the combination of traditional coaching, self development work and somatic therapy I began to transform. I found a deep love within my body, was able to integrate my traumas in a way that helped me feel stronger, more loving and deserving and I began healing. I also connected to my sensual and sexual energy in a way I never had before and found myself experiencing the most delicious pleasure I’ve ever known!
I finally got to a place of deep connection and found myself thirsty for more information. So I dove even deeper into learning about sexuality, trauma and read everything I could, took any course I could going over the topics including Tantra.
I can’t wait to see what this journey has in store for you!