The Urban Tantra Professional Training Program International Team

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Barbara Carrellas

Barbara Carrellas

Founder, Urban Tantra®
Program Facilitator

Barbara Carrellas is the founder of the Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program. She is the author of Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century, Ecstasy is Necessary: A Practical Guide to Sex, Relationships and Oh So Much More, and Luxurious Loving: Tantric Inspirations for Passion and Pleasure. Barbara’s pioneering Urban Tantra® workshops were named best in New York City by TimeOut/New York magazine. She was awarded a 2016 Sexual Freedom Award for Lifetime Achievement. Read more…

Elise Bish

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Worldwide Urban Tantra®
Program Co-ordinator

Elise Bish is a facilitator, event producer, and Desire Catalyst. She is currently serving as the Worldwide Urban Tantra Program Coordinator, supporting us in holding space for authentic intimate connections, nurturing community relationships, and calling in new adventurers to the work. She has over 8 years of exceptional experience supporting visionaries with manifesting their dreams through healthy creating and relating.

Elise believe that the purpose of life is to walk though the world with our desire leading the way, and to breathe in the fullness of existence with all of our senses. As a Desire Catalyst, Elise combines systemic family constellations, embodiment practices, and conscious sexual skill building to support her clients in cultivating a healthy relationship to their desire. Her work stems from a range of modalities that centralize the wisdom of the body and it’s capacity to perceive, feel, and express. Elise approaches desire from a multidimensional perspective, with consciousness at the core of her practice.

With over 8 years of container holding, sacred sexual practice, and her Batchelor’s Degree in Communications and Women & Gender Studies from Muhlenberg College, Elise brings a unique and varied skill set to the team. She honors and deeply respect the polarities that exist within all of us. She has the skills to see the connectedness of your bliss, your block, and your vision. Whether you’re trying to create a dynamic experiential weekend for your clients, or a sacred ceremony for community healing, Elise consistently shows up with intention, presence and grace.

Amanda Gay Love

Amanda Gay Love

Program Co-ordinator
United Kingdom

Amanda Gay Love is an experienced sexuality educator and guide. She is honoured to assist people in expanding their sensual, sexual and spiritual potentials. With extensive training in women’s sexuality, queer theory, sex therapy, Tantra, and BDSM practices, Amanda puts it all together to run QueerHearted spaces and teach workshops throughout the UK.

Amanda is all about pleasure, and creating spaces that allow for conscious, clever and ethical pleasure seeking and expansion—all of which fits perfectly with the principles of the Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program. A former member of the London team, Amanda is utterly thrilled to produce the Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program in the U.K

Jennie & Calle Rehbinder

Jennie & Calle Rehbinder

Program Co-ordinator
Europe (except United Kingdom)

Jennie and Calle Rehbinder—pioneers, visionaries, educators on sex, love and intimacy, and devoted to spreading spiritual and sexual inspiration, have been teaching workshops since 2004. Their focus is how on to create deep and loving relationships and how to have mindblowing sex. Barbara Carrellas is their most important inspiration, source, and teacher since 2009, and also a loved friend.

Jennie is a touch therapist, sex coach and educator, and is passionate about sexual empowerment. “I love creating a space in which I can be a catalyst for sexual freedom and deep self love. I want to inspire people to open up to the immense wisdom of the body, being able to feel deep pleasure that transforms on all levels. I want to give people tools and ways of thinking so that they can explore and define their own sexuality.”

Calle is an artist, storyteller, writer and teacher. His quest is to inspire— creating Magic Rooms wherein anything can happen. Different traditions of sex magic as well as shamanistic practices have been parts of his path for more than 20 years. What really matters are methods for creating a more ecstatic, joyful and pleasurable everyday life for everyone, with more presence and more love. The attitude of play is most important—an effective path to deep spiritual experience and existential understanding.

Lola D. Houston

Lola D. Houston

Program Co-ordinator
United States & Canada

Lola says, “I am a long time devotee of the practice and principles that Urban Tantra® embraces. I’ve been a teacher for almost 20 years, I have taught people about their bodies, their minds and the world in a wide array of settings: one-on-one, small local venues, large national events, colleges and universities. My work ranges from consent and self-image to the dark arts and the complexities of culture and technologies.

As the U.S. and Canada Training Program Coordinator, I bring my unbridled enthusiasm and passion for Urban Tantra® to every single individual who seeks this path.”

Rowan Tinca Parkes

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Graduate Events Co-ordinator;
Program Support in the United Kingdom, Europe, and United States.

Rowan is a sex magician and interfaith minister, with a dual bias towards sex and god, and a passion for curating spaces and creating experiences that demonstrate their intrinsic connection. A champion of love in all its forms, their work is a permissive portal into radical intimacy – with yourself, with others, with the Earth, and with a divine who worships you, just the way you are.

Rowan’s offerings include intensive workshops and sacred orgies, psychosexual coaching and spiritual counsel, and bespoke ceremonies and rites of passage for the queer, alternative, and activist communities. They are the founder of Making Love with God, a body of work that unites the spiritual with the sensual, supporting personal and collective transformation through pleasure. Rowan also curates the Urban Tantra Love-Ins for our graduate community in the UK and Europe.

Program Support Team

Cate Jones

Cate Jones

Australia

Cate says: sex is an expression of my true self. In its richest form, it is an expression of my life force, my animal energy, my tenderness, my authentic erotic self. Sex is also an articulation of my fantasy self. So, it is a creative space where I can allow my fantasies be rowdy and wild.

The experience of Urban Tantra® was completely transformative for me. It was so little about sex and so much about conscious loving that I have never been the same since. When I came home after Urban Tantra® I could feel people being infected with my love. I was turning people on just by being with them. It is the most intensely, powerfully liberating, spiritual experience that I have ever had.

After Urban Tantra® I started to study Sexology because I knew I couldn’t stop what had begun to birth inside of me, and that was just as liberating. I then went on to study sexual shamanism with Kenneth Ray Stubbs and that was deep!

Catherine Carter

Catherine Carter

Australia

Cath has been a Psychotherapist and Sex Counsellor for singles and couples, of all genders, for over 25 years.Based in Melbourne, I am Poly and Kink friendly, with a high degree of integrity and compassion.

I hold a deep and honouring space for people to see and be seen, without judgement, in both the dark and the light.

My sessions include opening up to the intimate lover within; from this authentic place, when we are truly present in our own inner loving connection with self, we are able to fully share ourselves with others.

I am available via Skype, phone and in person in my Practice in Armadale, Vic.

Qualifications include: Dip.Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy, Traditional Tao, Tantra and Astrological Counselling.

In 1995 Cath started working with Barbara Carrellas and Chester Mainard, and now assists Barbara on her Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program. Her workshops include ‘The Sacred Art of Conscious Touch’, ‘Sexuality and Soul’, and ‘Sex, Power and the Shadow’. Cath is an active member for a number of Sex Positive committees in Australia, including the Ethics committee of the Australian National Tantra Association and has taught at the Lux College of Counselling and the Phoenix Institute of Vic.

www.personalharmony..com.au

Cyndi Darnell

Cyndi Darnell

Australia and United States

Cyndi Darnell is one of Australia’s leading qualified sex therapists and educators, spearheading progressive and inclusive sex education workshops and seminars for adults that deeply change people’s lives. She has a passion for public sex education and has presented her work to acclaim across Australia as well as London, NYC and L.A.

She is also a writer, published academic author and media commentator in her native Australia, whose opinion is frequently sought for TV, radio and print including The Project, ABC Radio, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Cosmopolitan and much more. Cyndi has also been a featured guest on popular podcastsSex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino and Sex Nerd Sandra.

Her upcoming project The Atlas of Erotic Anatomy and Arousal will have a 2015 release with the intention of making knowledge of the human body sexy, relevant and meaningful. This is the sex education you should have gotten at school, but never did!

She counsels individuals & couples, runs workshops and seminars on sex and the human condition, offers mentoring to budding sex therapists, medical professionals and sex educators, and offers insight into the quandaries of the erotic to transform fear into freedom.

Other than sex, Cyndi has a passion for NYC, textiles, animals and an absolute dedication to thinking and living outside the square. She offers private sessions internationally via Skype and face-to-face in Melbourne Australia. More info can be found at www.cyndidarnell.comTwitter and Facebook.

DK Green

DK Green

United Kingdom

The inimitable Barbara and her training informs my practice as a holistic therapist on a deep level. My mission statement is “I will take you… from who you are closer to who you want to be, using your own mind, body and spirit.” Counsellor/psychotherapist with life coaching, hypnotherapy and NLP. Respected and experienced BDSM practitioner, facilitator and educator for individuals, groups, events, universities and colleges since the late nineties. Professional Tarot reader. Spiritual shamanic pagan, polyamorous and trans. I consider my ongoing work with Barbara and Urban Tantra® both a pleasure and a calling. www.dkleather.com

Electra Amore

Electra Amore

Australia

Electra is one of Australia’s most accomplished professional dominatrixes—world renown for her Intense, Sensual, Domination. Electra’s forte is sensation play: guiding, dictating, dominating or humiliating (with negotiated consent) her subjects through an assortment of sensations with the power of breath, where she dances with the sensations of pleasure and/or pain while combining elements of power exchange, bondage, impact play, etc. to induce a connected, heightened and embodied experience for both her clients, students, trainees and herself.

Electra attended her first Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program in Australia in 2011, it was during this workshop that Electra found the missing link to what she had been seeking to take herself and clients to the next level with play and life. Since then Electra has been on the Australian support team.

Trained as a professional switch 20 years go, Electra is now one of the main trainers for the next generation of professional fetishists. Her combined training in Somatic Sexology, Urban Tantra® and BDSM gives her the ability to share knowledge about BDSM, fetish and kink to a broad audience. She is often found presenting at The Gathering in Sydney, Oz Kink Fest in Melbourne and hosting her own workshops.

Electra refers to Barbara and Urban Tantra® as her bible to balanced embodiment within her lifestyle choices of dancing between the fetish world and the normality of life.

Mollena Lee Williams-Haas

Mollena Lee Williams-Haas

United States and United Kingdom

This “Delicate, Trembling Flower of Submission”© is a NYC born and raised writer, actress, BDSM Educator, Storyteller, sobriety fiend since March 14th 2007, and an Award-Winning Executive Pervert. Owned and collared by renowned contemporary composer Georg Friedrich Haas since December 2013 and his wife since September 2015, she serves as his beloved slave, submissive, wife, servant and Muse. February 2016 saw a groundbreaking piece about their relationship featured in the New York Times.

Her opinion and viewpoints on issues of kink, Leather and BDSM are frequently sought after by news and information sources such as The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, Essence,and Ebony, among other publications. She is a frequent guest expert on Dan Savage’s “Savage Lovecast,” has scored a triple header as the only threepeat featured on Tristan Taormino’s “Sex Out Loud” radio show, and has been featured on Margaret Cho’s “Monsters of Talk” podcast. She is the author of the “Toybag Guide: Taboo Play.” Mollena co-created, with Lee Harrington, “Playing Well With Others: Your Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities” which is fast becoming the “go-to guide” for those curious about Alternative Lifestyles

As a graduate of the Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program and member of the support team in both the U.K. and U.S., she is committed to supporting Ms. Carrellas in bringing her powerful message of spirituality, radical sexuality and kink to a broader audience and is pleased and honored to have been invited to be a part of this magnificent mission.

Rebecca Lowrie

Rebecca Lowrie

United Kingdom

Rebecca Lowrie, The Sexual Alchemist, is a catalyst for deep transformation and sexual awakening. She will awaken a deeper aspect of your sexual self than you have ever experienced before, so that it will flow through you for your continued pleasure, health, wellbeing, growth and expansion. Rebecca offers private sessions to men, women and couples in London, UK.

She has just launched her groundbreaking new eBook/audio package for men with ED – The Transform Your Sex Life Series – Erectile Dysfunction. Find out more about that here.

Barbara and the Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program have played a massive role in Rebecca’s development as a practitioner, teacher and facilitator. She is the former U.K. Co-ordinator of this program. www.TheSexualAlchemist.com

Yamini

Yamini

Australia

Yamini is the creator and founder of Erotic Entrepreneurs (aka @Eroticpreneur™) – Providing Business Coaching, Consulting and Mentoring for Leaders of the Erotic Revolution. She combines an extensive career history including Erotic Massage Centre Business owner, Sex columnist, Erotic Masseuse to TantraWoman with a professional background as an educator, trainer, facilitator and coach.

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