OUR HEADLINER: Crystal Dawn Morris
Crystal Dawn Morris is a Tantra Teacher, Love & Freedom Coach and Lead Facilitator for the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA). She has mastered the art of “making love with life,” and is dedicated to helping you experience your full aliveness. Her playful enthusiasm creates a space where magic unfolds.
Crystal Dawn recently founded an online school, TantraVersity.com where she offers the Conscious Love And Intimacy Mentoring (CLAIM) Course, a 7 hour video course you can access 24 hours a day on your devices. It gives people practical skills to bring more joy and abundance into their lives and relationships.
Crystal’s mission is to be a catalyst for global transformation; to manifest a world based on love, freedom and compassion for all beings everywhere. She is honored to be a keynote presenter at the Oregon Tantra Festival.
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 has been involved with Network for New Culture for many years and is the Director of the New Culture Hawaii Winter Camp. She lives in Oregon and on the Big Island of Hawaii in the New Culture community called La’akea Permaculture Community.
Amara is a main organizer of the Oregon Tantra Festival, and the Cascadia Tantra Festival, both events that offer a variety of classes on sacred relationship and sexuality as a spiritual path.
She also organizes for International School of Temple Arts, for their week-long Level One and Two trainings in sacred sexual healing through Karuna Retreats, in Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.
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.“
Over the past 25 years Bob has created energetic and lighthearted presentations to Love Tribe, Sex Positive (Ecosex Symposium), Network for New Culture and Sacred Tantra Club.
He is the author of Vitamin T: A Guide to Healthy Touch and Kindred Spirits: The Quest for Love and Friendship. He offers counseling to deepen intimacy and provide solutions to the challenges of relationships. Bob has dedicated his life to the evolution of the human spirit.
Cliff Rees’ (MSCI, Gottman-certified workshop leader) first profession was 20+ years of teaching meditation to 2,500 people all over the world (Iran, India, Philippines, Switzerland, U.S.). He began studying Tantra in 1998 with Alan Lowen and is a graduate of Alan’s 2-year Body, Heart & Soul Training.
He’s assisted Alan at 25+ week-long Tantra courses in Germany and Switzerland and has offered over 100 events with nearly 3,500 in attendance on intimacy, sexuality, boundaries and presence, both within and outside of SexPositive Portland over the past 13 years.
He creates safe and nurturing spaces where you can explore your edges and learn more about your deepest self, your desires, and your relationships while dissolving and unwinding the blocks which get in your way. All activities are entirely consensual.
Evalena Rose, M.A. has taught Tantra 23 years and is a skillful coach in intimacy and communication skills. She founded LoveJourney: The Healing Path of Tantra, fostering a compassionate community practicing erotic arts.
Deeply spiritual private sessions include MetaTherapy, couple’s counseling, Tantra, and channeling. Extensive study in body-centered therapies, relationship skills, alternative healing, soul retrieval, and recovery from abuse & addiction.
Krista is a Tantra Facilitator, Sacred Intimacy Coach and Relational Somatic Therapist. Krista’s unique offering of Tantric teachings has been influenced by various teachers and traditions around the world. She offers a rare blend of Traditional Tantra woven into Neo Tantric practices.
She has a great love for the ancient roots of Tantra as well as the juicy modern day practices. She creates a safe, loving and clear atmosphere for her work and is dedicated to serve love and support others to awaken as the love we truly are.
Gwenn Cody, MSW, CET, CTE has been teaching tantra and sexual enhancement classes for over 20 years. Her education includes professional level training with Margo Anand and Charles Muir, and participation in numerous other tantric, neo-Reichian and sex-positive workshops and trainings. She has presented at Hawaii Tantrafest, NCNF, Sex Positive Portland, and Loving More, as well as 10 years facilitating Sexual Radiance for Women (with Magdalena Zadikov). In addition, Gwenn has been a private practice psychotherapist since 1988 and an early provider of body-oriented psychotherapy, and therapy/support for non-monogamous people and those exploring “alternative” sexualities in her community. She’s certified as a Core Energetics therapist and a Pelvic Heart Integration teacher along with other modalities.
Hema, the founder of Hema Yoga, is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and has been teaching yoga for over 6 years. Hema blends mindfulness, meditation and breath into a yoga experience that results in a greater awareness and connection to your body.
Hema is also a gifted energy healer, channeler and psychic. She uses Tantric techniques combined with her spiritual gifts to help individuals release traumas and negative blocks from their mind, body and spirit.
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.
Magdalena Zadikov LAc, MAEd has been involved with tantra and the erotic arts for more than two decades. With her husband, Bob Czimbal, she has facilitated Erotic Spiritual Play. Together with Gwenn Cody, she co-led Sexual Radiance for Women weekends for eleven years. She has presented at Network for New Culture, Portland’s Sacred Tantra Club, Breitenbush Hot Springs, and other gatherings.
Magdalena has also created Red Tent rituals for women in Portland, OR and on the Big Island. Magdalena is co-author of Vitamin T and Kindred Spirits. A professional acupuncturist since 1994, she has supported women through the life-cycle with an emphasis on fertility enhancement, reproductive health and complementary care of cancer patients using ritual to precede and expedite surgeries.
OnaRay started this spiritual journey traveling the globe solo over 20 years ago seeking knowledge in a variety of disciplines (Yoga and Movement, Breathwork, Somatic Arts, Conscious Communication and Intimacy Education, and Tantra) while at the same time earning wisdom through direct embody experiences and academic achievements with certificates and degrees.
OnaRay dedication to embody learning has taken her path of deep listening and honoring the sacred living arts. She has immerse herself on a soul journey of learning through artful living, loving, and learning. Her unique set of gifts, skills and knowledge as a Tantric Practitioner, Yogi, Somatic Sex and Intimacy Coach, and Integrative Healer has taken her on a global yogage teaching at a variety of Tantra festivals, yoga and movement retreats, group workshops and sacred relationship immersions for the past 10 years.
FOR the last 5 years, OnaRay has been cultivating her own innovative system of Soul Awakening with her life project, “AwakenSex with OnaRay!” She guides people their one journey of awakening and relishing in their essence nature. FEEL free to reach out for a free (get to know each other) explorative coaching call or send her a private message on FB or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
She invited you to join the sexual awaken renaissance and signup via her website www.awakensex.org
LOVING myself Awake
Ray Adastra 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 presented for Sex Positive Portland, Polytopia, and Network for New Culture. 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 did 2 years of service in Uganda in the Peace Corps.
Reid Mihalko of ReidAboutSex.com and SexGeekSummerCamp.com helps adults and college students create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in their relationships and sex lives using an inspiring mixture of humor, keen insight, and comprehensive sexual health information. He frequently speaks at colleges and universities, and regularly appears in the media sharing his views on consent, dating, and shame-free sexuality.
Reid would also like you to know that he recently concluded a year-long restorative justice-based accountability process so he could address harms that were brought to his attention during the #MeToo movement. You can find details on that process on this page.
Victor Warring, MA is a somatically trained individual, relationship and group facilitator, a somatic sexuality educator/coach and a pleasure whisperer. His work/play embodies re-wilding our animal bodies and inviting play, pleasure, connection, eros, community and social justice into all aspects of our lives.
Victor’s work and life are focused on the reclaiming of our innate, sovereign somatic intelligence buried within our domesticated lives; the intelligence of our wilder ancestors for which our animal bodies long. His work is gender orientation, sexual orientation, relationship orientation and libido spectrum inclusive and trauma informed.