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 love more?

Are you curious about intimacy?

Do you love yourself truly, madly, and deeply?

Do you take time for yourself?

Do you know the difference between self-love and self-ish?

How do you really feel about sex?  Do you wish it could be less complicated?

Do you want more pleasure? Is that OK with you?

How are you with boundaries?

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, E-RYT 500, certified Yoga teacher, Intuitive Life Coach, and Acupressure Massage Therapist, has been on the mind-body path since 1989. She is a pioneer in living life from the inside out, and she brings that deep trusting spirit to her classes, workshops, private sessions, and mentoring. A born teacher and healer, Danielle has helped countless people on their path to self-love, vibrant health, and transformation.

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- changed business focus to Love and Intimacy Mentoring


“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.

Private In Depth Love and Intimacy 90 Day Program

What you get:

6- private 60-minute guidance sessions

4- 15 minute phone support sessions

As a result, you will:

  • Become response-able.
  • Cultivate sustainable self care.
  • Learn how to set healthy boundaries.
  • Learn healthy, practical communication skills.
  • Have a life you look forward to living every day.
  • Enjoy more conscious, connected, nourishing sex.
  • Live from an authentic, trustworthy relationship with self. 
  • Stand in your brilliance as an empowered woman and leader.
  • Develop a vibrant, strong, and flexible body, mind, and heart.
  • This and more…



Reclaiming the Goddess ~ Massage Package

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:

  • 3 hands on sessions which include 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



A Private Half Day Retreat

This private retreat day is an opportunity to fall in love with and claim your sensual, sexual, powerful self.

It includes:

  • Supported self-inquiry and exploration
  • Time in nature moving your body, tuning into your senses.
  • Sacred ceremony with essential oils to support your experience
  • A “Reclaiming Your Erotic Goddess” massage with Danielle.

Women’s Yoga Retreat to Self Love 

It is with a  heavy heart that I share the news of the loss of our beloved retreat centre Mayacamas. It was taken by the wildfires that are ravaging our beautiful northern California land, taking lives, homes and everything in its path. Please join me in holding the owners, families, and caretakers of Mayacamas in our hearts and prayers at this time.

I am committed to finding a unique and beautiful, nourishing retreat center for the same dates, and I will keep you posted. Thank you.

Four Day, Three Night Retreat
January 18 – 21, 2018

Set on a hilltop ridge-line above the town of Calistoga in Napa, CA and surrounded by spectacular 360-degree views, Mayacamas Ranch provides an awe-inspiring, natural setting for a long weekend retreat. Next year we will take our loving to the next level and deepen our feminine connection to our bodies, freeing ourselves up for more confidence, ease, and grace in our relationship to love, sex, and intimacy.

We will use yoga, art, dance and free time in nature to bridge the gap to a newfound feminine presence and unconditional love. This setting and spacious experience will be perfect to support us on our journey. We will be fed organic, locally grown, healthy and oh so delicious cuisine, sleep in organic cotton, super comfortable beds, and come away feeling nurtured, inspired, and sensually empowered, body, mind, and spirit!

I look forward to having you! 


Double: $1,017
Single: $1,497
Double Dorm: $887 (sold out)
Single Dorm: $1,357 (sold out)

A $350 deposit will save your space.
Email to register.

“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.


My blog will bring you personal experiences and stories of love and intimacy. Both mine and those of others who have found their way to unconditional self-love. I promise short and sweet posts that will inspire change in your life and a new way of being – with yourself and with others.

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