Walking Tantra out of the bedroom and into the world!
Caroline Carrington is an international acclaimed Tantra Educator, Conscious Relationship & Intimacy Coach and Dakini inspiring people to live empowered lives across the US and around the world. She expands people’s experience of pleasure, intimacy, and connection through relationships, energy play, and dynamic meditation. Caroline teaches Neo-Tantra with a Bhakti Yoga infusion and likes to inject her offerings with classical Tantric elements.
Caroline grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and has lived all over the world including London, Australia and New Zealand before moving to the Bay Area in 2006. Her curiosity-driven passion for travel has fueled her exploration of cultures and lifestyles around the world.
Caroline is LGBTQ-friendly and breaks down the traditional gender stereotype roles of masculine and feminine often upheld in the Tantra world. Caroline loves building bridges between communities in the realms of Tantra, BDSM, Polyamory, and Bhakti Yoga. She welcomes the sacred back to sexuality and celebrates even the seemingly profane as sacred.
Caroline is passionate about walking Tantra out of the bedroom and into the world. She was honored to share Tantra with the mainstream by teaching at Kaiser Permanente and the Symbiosis Gathering of 15,000 people.
Caroline studied Nada Yoga, the Tantra of Sound, in India with Gina Sala and took master classes with Dr Vagush Shastri, the leading classical Tantra and Sanskrit teacher in Varanasi. She has spent years practicing Bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotion, and had the pleasure of studying with Deva Premal and Miten, Krishna Das, Jai Uttal and many more. She uses mantra as part of her daily meditation practice and carries mantras on her lips and in her heart wherever she goes.
Julia Tindall is a Master Tantra and Yoga Teacher with over 22 years experience leading group retreats around the world, and also at Harbin Hot Springs and Esalen Institute. She originally studied Tantra with Margo Anand and David Deida and furthered her exploration in the Indian Himalayas with the Agama School of Tantra Yoga.
Integrating and expanding on her studies, Julia has worked together with Caroline Carrington to develop a new brand of heart-centered, accessible Tantra that is easily digested and greatly appreciated by Western students for its simplicity and effectiveness. This new brand is called Sarasa Tantra. Julia and Caroline lead Sarasa Tantra teacher trainings, weekend and week long intensives in the USA and abroad.
Julia is author of the book, "Tantra for the Modern-Day Lover, 8 Power Practices for Better Sex" and “The Practice of Presence,” plus 2 books on self-awareness and one hilarious memoir! Her gift is to help people connect to their soul essence and come home to themselves through transmission and practice.
Amara Karuna is a therapist, relationship and sex coach, sex educator, artist, singer/songwriter, videographer and author, and is a co-organizer of the OR Tantra Fest. She developed a form of peer counseling, Holistic Peer Counseling, and has been teaching it for over 30 years.
Amara Karuna lives in Eugene and in an intentional community on the Big Island of Hawaii, and has studied alternative healing since 1978.
She began studying Tantra and Sacred Spot work, a method of sexual healing, on Maui in 2003 with Joan and Tomas Heartfield, and has since studied 6 different methods of pelvic bodywork.
She has taught Sacred Pelvic Healing Work, and led Tantra trainings and Pujas since 2007.
She is the author of the illustrated guide "Sacred Pelvic Healing Massage Practice Manual", and offers Yoni and Lingam Massage DVDs to students for practicing at home.
Amara developed Heartbeat Nurturing Therapy, a method of healing the inner infant-self using cradling, hypnotic induction and suckling to address emotional issues stemming from lack of breast feeding & loving closeness as an infant. She is the author of "Heartbeat Nurturing Therapy- Healing Our Hearts Together".
Kim Keller is a Certified Tantra Educator and Intimacy Coach,as well as Co-Organizer of Oregon Tantra Festival. Kim lives in Ashland, OR with her partner, Jimmy Nacey. She specializes in working with Women, Men and Couples looking for more pleasure, joy and intimacy in their sexuality, and utilizing that juicy energy to inspire and enliven their everyday life.
As a on-one-one coach, group facilitator, keynote speaker and workshop presenter, Kim has over 30 years experience as a counselor and coach, and is driven by her strong commitment and passion in the support and service of others as they discover and reclaim their own deep sensual and sexual nature as a critical part of overall health, wellness and vitality.
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Shoshana B. is a Certified Somatic Sex Educator and Sexological Bodyworker. She has been passionate about helping people return “home” to their bodies and has been a licensed massage therapist for over 25 years. Shoshana has also studied Universal Taoist Sexual Healing with Mantak Chia.
She is a Qi Gong practitioner, a Certified yoga instructor, as well as being a dancer, poet and singer in the band Nectarfari. She has lived on the Hawaiian islands for the last 25 years and is currently based in Oregon.
Gabriella Cordova is a sexuality educator, relationship coach, author and a Sex Positive activist. She proudly produces large-scale events such as ErosFest NW and the Eco-Sex Symposium. Gabriella created a coalition of sex positive groups called Sex, Love and Spirit and hosted events with speakers including Annie Sprinkle and Christopher Ryan who wrote Sex at Dawn.
Gabriella is the organizer for the MeetUp group Sex-Positive Los Angeles which is 2300 members strong and Sex-Positive Portland which has 2500 members and growing. She also runs the Lotus Heart Center – an event space in Portland that holds workshops and hosts visiting teachers. Gabriella is in the process of writing her first book and developing the non-profit Sex Positive World.
Shivoso Phoenix teaches the practical realities, techniques and attitudes of inspirational relating. He has been fascinated by the dynamics of intimate relationships for over 25 years, leading to his studies for 4+ years with Charles Muir and the Source School of Tantra until becoming an ACTE (Advanced Certified Tantric Educator) and 10 years of studying and teaching all aspects of relationships including the deep psychology, physiology, cultural influences and spiritual dimensions.
He came to realize that there was a strong need for full spectrum support of intimate relationships in these challenging times as the meaning and purpose of such relationships goes through a major evolution. He has subsequently developed a set of teachings, practices and resources that he shares as a Transformational Relationship Guide for couples and singles at IntimacyArts.com.
He is also a facilitator at Tribal Convergence, Emerald Village Organization and conducts inspirational workshops in America and Australia.
Pandora is an Advanced Certified Tantra Educator through the Source School of Tantra. She takes joy in helping individuals and couples discover their best sexual selves. She is passionate about equipping people for successful and satisfying relationships through identifying and overcoming obstacles such as shame and self-limiting beliefs, and cultivating open-hearted connection and authenticity. Pandora's path to Tantra was a long one that led her out of conservative evangelical culture and into a much more expansive expression of the love, grace and freedom at the heart of her Christian faith.
She and her husband Matthias Rose co-lead the Moksha Tantra Center in Seattle, WA. She offers one-on-one counseling and somatic coaching, and holds workshops for women on pompoir and on transforming negative body image.
Layla is a healer, priestess, mentor and intuitive coach with years of training in many healing, clairvoyant, ceremonial/shamanic modalities, tantric spiritual practice and a powerful dedication to serve.
For over 3 decades she's been supporting people to navigate and transform their bodies, relationships and lives with skill, magic and awareness. Layla weaves the fabric of our feminine wisdom and power with her Menstrual Mystery teachings and Womb Awakening work.
She is passionately committed to cultivating skillful ways of connecting between men and women through her Gender Alchemy Circles and supporting couples in Conscious Relating and Un-Coupling with Love. Layla is called to serve the future generations by preparing parents for Conscious Baby~Family Making.
More about her at TheArtemisWoman.com
Matthias is the founder of Moksha Tantra, a fusion of lineage and contemporary tantric traditions, and leads the Moksha Tantra Center in Seattle with his wife, Pandora.
Moksha is the sanskrit word for ‘liberation.’ Through touch, energy, mentoring, and teaching, Matthias brings liberation: liberation from all limitations on your best life. "Open your heart to deepest intimacy, awaken your sexual power, release the impediments of trauma and self-defeating patterns. Discover the uninhibited confidence that tantra, sexual spirituality, sexual healing, awakened consciousness, and true moksha bring."
I am a full time Love Revolutionary, who is deeply committed to providing guidance to other humans to help heal their Central Nervous System Traumas and expand their consciousness, physical wellbeing, and pleasure!
I have been walking the path of personal and communal awakening for almost 30 years, studying spiritual disciplines, practicing natural building and permaculture, growing and preparing plant medicines for healing, living in intentional spiritual community, and I have extensively trained and become licensed in Western Clinical Psychotherapy, numerous Massage Therapy techniques, Watsu and Wataflow, and other healing modalities.
I am currently focusing my energy on Somatic therapies and practices that bypass the cognitive mammalian cortex conscious thought process to focus on accessing the Limbic Piscean/Reptilian brain, where we as humans store ALL of our Peak Experiences....the Traumas which set our fight/flight/freeze patterns of response as well as the transformational/psychedelic/integrative Transcendent experiences of Peak Consciousness.
I utilize a variety of techniques from many sources, including EMDR, EFT, Tantric practices, Cranial Sacral techniques, Sexological Bodywork, Wataflow/Watsu, and the conscious presencing of unconditional loving witness to facilitate CNS access and healing.
BEN BELA BOEHM
Ben Bela Boehm has spent many years trying to hide his social anxiety while being an actor on soaps on German TV. Then he began questioning the benefit of his acting for planet and mankind, thus he studied counseling - to help himself, first and foremost. These days, he works as a certified sexological bodyworker and relationship counselor out of his practice in Venice, CA.
Ray Cohen is a co-organizer of the Festival, a professional counselor with experience helping people recover from substance abuse, a personal fitness coach and a professional musician. He supports clients in working with issues of intimacy, polyamory, open relationships, and sexual healing, and can work with couples. Ray has been teaching Sacred Pelvic Healing Massage with Amara Karuna, who developed this technique. They live in Eugene, OR and Hawaii and teach mostly on the west coast. He just returned for 2 years of service in Uganda in the Peace Corps.
Macaya Miracle is an Energy Healer/Teacher and Sacred Sexuality educator from Bend, OR. He helps women look and feel younger in their bodies, overcome emotional trauma and open up to new levels of sexuality.
He works with women all over the world facilitating sessions and teaching classes online and in-person in energy healing, becoming youthful, opening your sexual energy, enhancing intuitive abilities and so much more.
Having been trained in and created many modalities of energy healing, he mainly focus on Accelerated Light Healing and Sacred Sexuality as that is what he gets the quickest and most effective results with. In his sacred sexuality work he combines the teachings of Tantra, Kundalini Yoga and New Age teachings to bring his students and clients to ecstatic states of bliss and healing.
Learn more about Macaya Miracle at http://beingjoy123.com/