My work is dedicated to the one you love.

Love and Intimacy Mentoring.

If you haven’t been on speaking terms with sex, love and intimacy, you’re not alone. Matters of the heart are complex – and emotionally-charged – for almost everyone. There’s a genuine path to having more love in your life, and that’s what my work is about. Centering your love life around the person you will come to love the most.

You know that person intimately.

You are the heart and soul of your love life. You call the shots. You attract the love and intimacy you desire and deserve. I’m here to tell you that nothing less will do. You will access true love,  awesome sex and deep intimacy by seeing your Self as your soul mate.  From this place you will experience the relationship of your dreams, where communicating is sexy and where you’ve never felt more alive and free! Whether you are starting a new relationship or wanting to give your relationship a remodel, this work is right for you.

What’s your heart’s desire?

Do you want to soften the edges around your heart?

Are you craving more sexual intimacy?

Do you want to take more time for pleasure? 

Is asking for what you want hard?

We’ll start with your questions. Your answers will reveal a path that’s yours alone. I’ll be here to help you find your way through your patterns and blocks. 

True Love is True to You.

You don’t need to search for the love of your life. You’ve already met. She’s right there in that mirror. She’s your true self, the person who can enjoy love and intimacy and create pleasure in life, every day.  

What does self-love look like? It’s the way you eat, move, communicate, sleep, and breathe.  It’s about giving time to your sensual and sexual self. Our work will tap you into the life force energy that is already yours. You can access this energy simply by breathing and focusing with loving kindness on yourself. 

“I am so grateful for the years of coaching and support I’ve received from Danielle! She has helped me create a deeper, more intimate relationship with my husband and has helped me build greater confidence in myself so I can take bold, exciting risks in my business. Her style is compassionate, yet powerful. I always look forward to our weekly Skype sessions. Thank you so much, Danielle, for your inspired coaching!”

Rebecca M.

“Danielle is a true gem – she is warm, compassionate, and insightful. She gets right to the heart of the matter and guides you to new places within yourself. She taught me how to stay grounded and take care of myself in difficult times. With her coaching, I feel I can handle anything now.”

Charmaine P.

Drawing from deep inside yourself to expand.

Danielle Hougard
Danielle Hougard

Since my early 20’s, I have been paving my own path inspired by a longing for deep joy, peace, and pleasure, and to be fully myself. My guiding light has been the belief that I could live life turned on, in love, and vibrantly alive, every day.

When I met the love of my life in 1993, something new was awakened in me, the desire to really love. Meeting him made me realize I didn’t know how to love at all, not the kind of love a relationship required at least. My heart had been shut down in ways I wasn’t aware of, and I was ready to heal from past relationship wounds.

What I discovered over time was that I needed to learn to LOVE MYSELF in order to love this amazing man who loved me so very much.

SELF LOVE is a practice that takes mad COURAGE, COMMITMENT, and COMPASSION!

Danielle Hougard

It also is the key to inner and outer peace, joy, and the root of your pleasure.

I am grateful to have spent my last 24 years with this man expanding my heart and of course, exploring myself as a sensual, sexual being. As a young woman, I was aware of my strong sexual energy, beauty and aliveness, but was confused by it and all the shame I felt around it. Our marriage has been a practice ground for exploring my sexuality and my relationship to it.

This is a dark and scary journey at times, but I have learned how to create safety and freedom, through communication and clear boundaries. The flip side of dark and scary is bright and blissful, and so our relationship continues to blossom with unimaginable beauty as I choose more freedom, more truth, deeper love, and unrelenting self love.

My work is dedicated to supporting you on this path to a healthy heart. As your guide, I am here to show you how self love can become as simple as breathing. Each breath, each moment is a new opportunity to reclaim your true love, your true sensual, animal self.

Living and Learning

Danielle Hougard, Love and Intimacy Mentor, Acupressure Massage Therapist, and E-RYT 500, certified Yoga teacher, has been on the mind-body path since 1989. She is a pioneer in living life from the inside out, and a love warrior leading the way for all on this pleasure path to deeper intimacy.

Danielle’s mentoring is the result of her natural desire and passion for self-inquiry and her pursuit to lead an empowered life filled with love, peace, and joy.

  • 1992- Three Day Landmark Forum Training- Live the Life You Love, Falls Church, VA
  • 1993- Five Day Advanced Landmark Training- San Francisco, CA
  • 1993- 200 Hr. Advanced Training Professional Specialization Program- Emotional Balancing Certification, Acupressure Institute. Berkeley, CA
  • 1995- Human Awareness Institute (HAI), Love, Intimacy, and Sexuality Workshops, Level 1, Weekend Training
  • 1996- HAI, Level 2, Weekend Training
  • 1997- HAI, Level 3, Weekend Training
  • 1998- HAI, Couples Relationship Training
  • 1999- 850 Hr. Acupressure Therapy Certification- Advanced Training Program. Acupressure Institute, Berkeley, CA.
  • 2004- Anusara Yoga Teacher Certification
  • 2005- Created Intuitive Life Coaching Practice, San Rafael, CA
  • 2013- 2014- Interchange Counseling/Coaching Certification.
  • 2015- Present-Love and Intimacy Mentor


“Danielle’s mentoring is profound. Her insights reflect an intuitive ability that enable her to safely and deeply identify blocks and challenges so they can be held in love and transformed. Since working with Danielle, I have more acceptance and self-love, and more and more freedom of sensual and sexual expression.”


Her sessions combine fully present listening, spiritual counsel, visualizations, and what feels to me like magic. She is gifted at helping others realize their own light more fully and live more joyfully in the world.

Marianne S.

Would you love to feel sensual, sexy, and at home in your own skin?

Self care is not a luxury, it’s a necessity.

As your love and intimacy guide, I am here to help you claim and love your sensual, sexual self. For yourself. You will tap into the reservoir of creative, loving life force energy, and joy that is your birthright.

The Sexy Truth About Communication

Couples Date night/Play-shop

Saturday, April 21st, 7:00-10:00PM

Is it hard to open up to your partner, or to speak kindly when triggered? Are you craving a deeper more consistent connection? Would you like to learn how to express your sexual needs and desires to your partner in a healthy, sexy way?

If you answered YES to any or all of these questions, this is a perfect evening for you.

We will share with you how and why communication is SEXY and how it leads to deeper intimacy!

You will come away with exercises, inspiration, and a deeper understanding of yourself and your partner. Through healthy communication, you truly can have a sacred, juicy, deeply healing, joy-filled partnership.

Bring your partner, a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothes.

Cost- $65 per person. Space is limited to 5 couples.

REGISTER HERE to save your space.

Body Love~ Cultivating a Love Affair with Your One and Only

Women’s Evening Retreat to Self Love

Do you compare yourself to other women, judging yourself and wishing you were different one way or the other?

Do you want to feel more confident, sexy, sensual, and free in your body?

Would you like to feel powerful and free, open and surrendered with your partner during sex?

Join us for a special evening of connection, exploration, and learning, and come away with a deeper love and connection to yourself. We will go into detail exploring the sexual female anatomy to better know our body and how it works. Through movement and breath awareness we will ground our knowledge and new found awareness.

Bring comfortable clothes for movement, a yoga mat, pen, journal, and water bottle.

Cost: $65


Fast track to Self Love 30 Day Program for Women

Do you need a jumpstart in the self care, self appreciation, self anything category? Is it hard to put yourself first or anywhere on the list? Do you wonder why? Are you tired all of the time, even when you wake up in the morning?
There’s no need to live this way anymore! I am ready to support you in making the change that you’ve wanted but haven’t known where or how to begin.
What you get:

4- private sessions

4- 15 minute phone support sessions

You will leave with your own self love toolbox! Benefits may include:

  • daily self pleasure.
  • healthy, practical communication skills.
  • more conscious, connected, nourishing sex.
  • an authentic, trustworthy relationship with self. 
  • an empowered, confident, sensual presence.

Cost: $737

Fast Track to Love and Intimacy for Couples

You’ve tried to make it work, you love each other but… there are so many buts! It’s time to dig deep and have a break through! No more excuses.

It’s ok. Relationships are hard because we are human, and we learn from example and our race is still young when it comes to love. So don’t feel bad. You’re not alone or to blame. But you can make a change by learning to love and it begins with you. If you’re partner shares this desire, perfect. As your mentor I will guide you both into the tender guarded space of your hearts and we will turn your relationship into a thriving, love generating, pleasure palace and learn how to keep it that way.

You will receive:

  • 10 Sessions, Some individual, some together, over 90 days.

You will walk away with:

  • a deeper more vibrant connection with your partner
  • a newfound appreciation for yourself and your body.
  • tools to journey the contraction and expansion of relationship.
  • tantric practices.
  • communication practices.

Cost: $1750

Contact me for a Free 20 minute Discovery Session.


Reclaiming the Goddess Massage for Women

It’s important to give yourself a regular dose of body love as part of your self love routine. Receiving a sensual massage is the perfect way to experience pleasure in a safe, supportive environment. Each session is a journey into bodily bliss. We will hold sacred, loving space for whatever arises.

You will receive:

  • a 75 minute session which includes, sensual touch, intimacy counselling and essential oils

You will walk away with:

  • a newfound appreciation for yourself and your body
  • a strong, confident, attractive vibe
  • a desire to claim and enjoy your innate sexiness

Cost: $225


“This is my 3rd year to participate in Danielle’s yoga retreat, and WOW, they just keep getting better and better! Danielle is a gifted yoga teacher and transformational leader. She truly walks her talk and makes it so easy for me to keep stepping into my own power and grace. This weekend retreat has the perfect amount of yoga, supportive community, and relaxing time, plus the food and gorgeous beauty at Mayacamas are always amazing. This has become my annual go-to yoga retreat, and I can’t wait to be back next year!”

Rebecca M.

“Danielle holds a fun, safe, deep and creative space in which each woman can be herself in all areas of the retreat: yoga, self-inquiry, growth and connecting with other women. The food is amazing and the environment stunning. A true getaway with purpose.”

Susan S.

Life is a love story.