OUR HEADLINER: Crystal Dawn Morris

Crystal Dawn Morris is the founder of an online school called TantraVersity.com. and Tantra for Awakening. She is a Tantra Teacher, Love and Freedom Coach and Spiritual Midwife. Crystal is on the faculties of the International School of Temple Arts and Venus Rising University. Her mission is to be a catalyst for global transformation by helping people to awaken to their true nature. She is dedicated to guiding people to live a more conscious, connected and juicy lives. Crystal offers coaching in-person, over the phone and via Zoom. She lives in Sedona, AZ USA. Crystal teaches internationally and online.

Her courses, workshops and private coaching sessions give people practical tools for creating an ecstatic life. She is known for her warmth, enthusiasm and ability to create a safe space where magic unfolds.

Crystal Dawn’s Tantra studies began in 1989 when she had a spontaneous kundalini awakening that changed her life. Her formal SkyDancing Tantra training started in 2003 with Margot Anand, best-selling author of The Art of Sexual Ecstasy. Crystal Dawn was a certified by Margot Anand as SkyDancing Tantra Teacher from 2007-2014.

Crystal Dawn is a Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator. Her shamanic path began as a child who connected to Spirit through the natural world around her. She began studying shamanism for her personal healing in 1985. She has had a shamanic healing practice since 1995. She has studied with Venus Rising Institute, The Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Sandra Ingerman and numerous Native Medicine People since 1992.


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.“

Ari Moshe Wolfe

Ari Moshe’s music is nourishment for the soul and reminds us of our true Home within. His songs are a combination of poetry, dream messages, and prayers from the Hebrew tradition.

He recently released his first album Freedom Is My Holy Name and continues to catch new songs while raising his little daughter. Ari Moshe is a musician, astrologer and spiritual guide. Currently resides in Sonoma, CA with his family. www.arimoshe.com

Dr. Charity Benham

Charity is a PsyD specializing in trauma and interpersonal neurobiology. She’s interested in how attachment and connection interweave, and how genuine relating in the absence of defense mechanisms enhances capacity for self-knowledge. She is currently working on applying John Gottman’s work on relationships to different styles of consensual non-monogamy.

Charity specializes in using what we know about the brain and mirror neurons to help others learn to navigate the difficult waters of polyamory at all phases and stages. She has special interest in how religious upbringing creates emotional memories of shame that can have enduring negative impacts on sexual relating until those memories are fully processed and integrated.

Cliff Rees

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 (http://artofbeing.com/).

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.

Dawn Beck and Gerard Gatz

Dawn and Gerard are Certified Tantra Educators through Source School of Tantra Yoga. Their company Tantric Sacred Journeys, founded in 2002, is based in Boulder, Colorado. They offer transformative Tantra workshops, private coaching, and immersion experiences for couples and individuals.

As an intimate couple of 22 years, they are honored to share the beautiful benefits of Conscious and Sacred Loving through their teachings, individually and together. Lovers of travel, Dawn and Gerard are available in Colorado, and around the World.

Evalena Rose

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.

Websites: LoveJourneyTantra.com & EvalenaRose.com

Gwenn Cody

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.

Dr. Hazel-Grace Yates

Dr. Hazel-Grace Yates is radical permissionist and pleasure warrior here to help eradicate global toxic sexual shame. Through her compassion, playful and dynamic facilitation, she is endlessly passionate about humans celebrating their bodies, soul and sex. 

Her innovative, fun, and educational style of sex and intimacy coaching is born out of her deep commitment to creating a more compassionate, loving and safe world.

With more than 12 years experience as a pioneering educator, she brings a unique blend of professional know-how, playful curiosity, authentic communication and personal vulnerability to her practice. She is a trauma-informed somatic sex educator, sexological bodywork practitioner, and founder of Sex Catalyst Academy – training world-class sex-positive facilitator and leaders.

Hema Latha

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

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.

Krista Nova

Krista is a Tantra Facilitator, Sacred Intimacy Coach and Relational Somatic Therapist.Having spent much of her life studying with many great teachers around the globe she is always happy to share the fruits.

She has been teaching Tantra for over a decade and is passionate about the importance of awakening the sacred erotic energies and the emotional energies to feel fully integrated in the human experience. She creates a safe and loving atmosphere for her work and is dedicated to serve love and support others to awaken to the love we truly are.


Marie Anna Winter

Troy Carter and Marie Anna Winter live life as a path of curious exploration, learning and self-awareness. They bridge a vision for global system change with passionate research in intimacy with self, lover, community, and all of nature.
Marie is a certified relationship and love coach. Her work consist 1:1 coaching as well as creating and facilitating workshops and retreats globally.

Troy is an entrepreneur and consultant.
Together they are immersed in deep inner and relational work, tantric study, and council.
They have created and facilitated multiple retreats and workshops for couples in Hawaii, California, Canada, Holland and Turkey.


Melanie Mosley

I’m a theatre artist, musician, writer, storyteller, teacher, marketing professional, and general practitioner of doing my very best to live an authentic life while hoping to inspire others to do the same.

I got my MA in Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon and ran a theatre company in Denver for four years. I worked in marketing and communications for non-profits and study abroad programs in Portland, Irvine and London for many years while I was raising my kid. Now as I enter middle-age, I am ready to go out and explore what I love – travel, performing and teaching!

Most of my work is around exploring sexuality and relationships. I am a bi-sexual, cis-gendered woman and I currently identify as solo-polyamorous. That said, my sexual relationships have been all over the map! From monogamy to relationship anarchy, I’ve been there…

Nicole Marie Rose

Nicole Marie Rose is a human connection facilitator, ceremonialist and priestess of Divine Union. Her roots are in the ancient and mystical practices of sacred sensuality as known through the living library of our body temples and the gateways beyond the seen. She is a practicing shamaness, bodyworker, life coach and kundalini yoga instructor with a passion for quantum mechanics. She holds the codes of the Rose Lineage and that we are here on this planet to Awaken to our true nature, which is inherently thriving.

“We are one with all of creation, including mama Earth, and the sooner we realize every perception we have is feeding the FIELD of Oneness, the more whole and holy our life experience becomes.

Through connecting in deep vulnerability with ourselves and those around us, we liberate from the illusion of separation. This sense of communion and community is not only an experience of beauty, but actually generates a vibrational frequency of Coherence within our own bodies, and the Earth– boosting mood, immunity, brain function AND creating harmony and ease for All of Life on the planet.”

OnaRay Heart

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 [email protected]

She invited you to join the sexual awaken renaissance and signup via her website www.awakensex.org
LOVING myself Awake

Ray Adastra

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

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.

Saffire Bouchelion

Saffire Bouchelion is a 1st Degree Black Belt Nia instructor who has been passionately practicing Nia for over 20 years. He is also a professional performer and musician who has been featured on over 46 CD’s, and has opened for several international acts, including Cheryl Crow, Crash Test Dummies, The Paul Winter Consort, and Barenaked Ladies. His Latest Solo CD, HANDSIGHT, was just released in May of 2017.

Saffire’s embodiment and transmission of music and rhythm stir profound transformation in his students. Saffire co-founded two experimental dance companies in 1986 and 1989, and has performed with Danelle Hellander Dance Company and Mergence Dance Theater. For seven years he was co-director of the Ecstatic Choir, five at Naropa University where he was also a musical accompanist for dance and movement classes, and taught drumming classes for the continuing education program.

He has taught Drumming and Dance into Being workshops throughout the US, Europe, Mexico and Bali for the past 16 years. His greatest joy is helping to Embody the world, one Community at a time!

Scott Catamas & Trish Wright

Scott had a very successful career as a writer, director and producer of Educational Programming, where he won multiple Emmy Awards and reached millions of people through his productions. Scott worked with many leaders In the New Thought Field, including Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Ram Dass, etc. Scott was so impressed with the transformational power of these tools that he shifted in to being a full time Life Coach & Teacher.

Since 2007, Scott has facilitated over 1,000 classes, events & workshops AND has personally coached over 350 individuals, couples, families and small businesses throughout the U.S., Europe & Asia. Scott always adapts his events to the specific needs and interests of those in attendance.   In November of 2011, Scott experienced a big life change when his Beloved wife died of a massive brain tumor. Scott has dedicated the rest of his life to supporting people to enjoy life and love to the fullest.

In 2012 he created The Love Coach Academy which trains other relationship coaches through retreats around the world, and an ever growing online library. He lives in Northern California and travels worldwide.
He teaches with his partner, Trish Wright.

More info at: www.LoveCoachScott.com

Troy Carter

Troy Carter is a cultural visionary, serial entrepreneur, and love activist. He facilitates couple’s work with his partner Marie Winter, and envisions a world where deep partnership, group coherence, and passionate eros form the basis of culture and global systems.

He has taught Drumming and Dance into Being workshops throughout the US, Europe, Mexico and Bali for the past 16 years. His greatest joy is helping to Embody the world, one Community at a time!

The Harmony People

Anjalisa and Gary are longtime singer-songwriters. They formed The Harmony People in 2013, and have been writing, recording, touring and giving workshops full time ever since. From the moment they started singing together, they felt a unique connection.

Their two voices harmonized to create a third entity, the same way two personalities in relationship create a new personality. Their Hug, Hold and Harmonize workshop helps people learn how to sing that union, and feel it in their own bodies.

Victor Warring

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.