Here’s what graduates of the Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program have to say about their experiences in the program and after:
The genius and generosity of Barbara Carrellas cannot be fully described in words, but I will try. The Urban Tantra Professionals Training Program completely transformed me personally, hence professionally as well. I had incredible revelations and made amazing contacts with like minded folk. I learned a tremendous amount around the history of contemporary Western based Tantra, and found a plethora of resources for sex education and practices: marketing, movement, spirit, music and in a word, life! The encouragement to support each other that Barbara espouses exhibits an authentic limitless generosity that is deliciously contagious. No matter your level of practice or professional bent, I enthusiastically recommend this program as a means to continued personal growth. ~Eve Minax
Barbara Carrellas is one of the most extraordinary sex educators working on the planet today. I have personally worked with and learnt from Barbara for almost 20 years, and can not recommend the work that she does highly enough.
The Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program is a genuinely holistic training experience. Barbara leads by example and holds a shining light over what’s actually possible, leaving participants feeling emotionally nourished, professionally inspired and intellectually engaged. Her knowledge and passion for sex and communication is unparalleled, and her pioneering work around gender-neutral approaches to sex and orgasm have changed the way sex is taught in workshops globally.
In an era where sex teachers, therapists and workers are needed more than ever, Barbara Carrellas presents sex education in a bold, dynamic, refreshing and genuinely pioneering manner. Barbara Carrellas truly is the Real Deal! ~Cyndi Darnell
Barbara, you changed my life. I had a suspicion you would and you did, for this I thank you. The course was amazing and truly set me on an inspired and focused path to contribute more, to grow more and to build queer conscious, sexuality and community. The mix of business/professional self development and tantra and BDSM bought on a hopeful delicious buzz.
The course was fucking sizzling and I blew a cosmic cum shot at my capacity to be as I am. I felt connected to a universal ripple of unfurling love and sexual energy—the earth breathed through me and the queerest path to intimacy was clear.
You created a space where my queerness was honored, centralised and allowed to blossom. Very few facilitators/teachers are able to achieve this. You did it with grace and care. Thank you. ~Amanda Gay Love
Urban Tantra® encompasses all in conscious sexuality, I had been waiting years for a tantric workshop that went beyond the airy fairy and finally the Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program came to Australia. Thank you! The work went far beyond my expectations and I left with a completeness within myself—inspired, transformed, and blessed to share in such a profound experience with a group beautiful souls. Barbara, your authentic presence touched me deeply. ~Kirsteen A. Farley
For me, Barbara’s Urban Tantra Professional Training Program was exactly what I was seeking in the moment. It was what I needed at this stage of my emerging sacred intimacy and embodiment coaching practice.
The community of sex-positive explorers who gathered for my program represented a broad and diverse expression of gender identities, sexual orientations, sex-positive practices, and global geography. The pace and variety of dialogue, lecture, and experiential learning was expansive. And the presence and engagement of every participant to share fully and unselfishly of themselves–all of this–made this an incredible experience for me.
I thank Barbara personally and whole-heartedly for her dedication and commitment to diversity in all its forms, as this program offers the type of learning experience that places us on the cutting-edge of experiential erotic energetic exploration – something that is not easy to find among practitioners today. ~Andrés, Sacred Intimate and graduate of the 2016 Urban Tantra Professional Training Program, New York, NY, June 2016
This program was life changing, ecstatic, wondrous, transformational and revolutionary. Never in my life have I felt like such an extraordinary person—an extraordinary me! Coming back home, I have been charged with love and energy. I watch how it touches the people around me…amazing! The Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program is not only brilliant, it’s breathing genuine bliss into my life. Thank you Barbara!! I am forever grateful. ~Cate Jones
I came to the Urban Tantra Professional Training Program completely free of expectation, and scant on knowledge in the realm of Tantra. I have come away from the course with not only the knowledge I craved, but a deeper understanding of the power within me, a burning desire to share my newfound knowledge and skill with others, and a strong network of passionate people who believe in me and encourage me to reach for the stars.
The belief and confidence I have found in myself and in my art could not have possibly been achieved without the guidance of such a divine, powerful, inspired presenter as Barbara Carrellas. A pioneer in her field, she has committed herself to addressing the achievement of ecstasy in human beings through practical means, teaching the benefits of Tantric breath techniques, selfloving, and transgender experience as aids to a holistic, enriched experience of intimacy in all its forms.
In hindsight, it is easy to understand how she has become a worldwide phenomenon. She is incredibly passionate about her subject matter, is present in every moment and every word, and her focus on prioritising practical “hands-on” learning time encourages her students to manifest the same kind of passion and desire for conscious intimacy, ecstasy and meaningful connection that she possesses. No student is ever left behind; she has a natural ability to bring out the best in everyone, offering personal feedback and encouraging everyone to shine in their own way.
Her brand of Tantra is unique and refreshing. Instead of being rigid or divisive, it is inclusive of all genders, all walks of life and all levels of experience. Instead of being complicated or inaccessible, it is easy to learn and practise, even in today’s helter-skelter world. Instead of being regimented or being burdened with any hard rules, it is completely freeform, and is easily adaptable into any intimate practice. In a sentence: this is Tantra for the 21st century.
To all who are considering exploring the Tantric realm: you can faff about with self-help manuals, learn all the Sanskrit and perfect all the meditations over years or decades, or you can take a risk, buy the book or register for the course, and prepare to embrace a style of Tantra that cuts through the crap, energises you sensually and sexually, nourishes you from within, and truly challenges you to be greater than you think you are, as a lover and as a person in the wide world.
To Barbara: Your work has brought a new dimension to my love, to my art and to my world. Thank you for your passion, your dedication, your conscious presence, and your unbounded love for life. But above all, thank you for your belief in me. It made, and continues to make, all the difference. ~Alex Rossiter
I experienced a level of commitment and dedication from Barbara that I have not seen in other sex/tantra teachers in a long time. I learnt that by taking gender out of the sex equation, I could go deeper into myself and explore the areas of my being that were full of “taught” behaviours, beliefs, judgements and resistances, and then to move through them in a fun and loving environment.
One of the most valuable things that I have found within the Urban Tantra® environment is that during the course there was real time set aside for practice, rather than just being shown and then have a “quick go” afterwards. This, and the ongoing support and network make Urban Tantra® one of the best learning experiences I’ve had in a very long time. Thank you Barbara for your commitment, support and love. ~Danniel Shervey
Since I have come back from the Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program, my business has flourished. Women are coming from all over Australia to see me and the referrals just keep on coming. I owe it all to you, Barbara. You have helped me to shift my way of thinking, and that has allowed the universe to pave a path to my door. You are an amazing person, and I send you much love and light. ~Rosario