Founder, Urban Tantra®
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.
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.”
Europe (except U.K.)
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.
Program Support Team
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.com, Twitter and Facebook.
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
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.
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!
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.
If you’re ready to revolutionise your business and your life, Erotic Entrepreneur offers one on one coaching + consulting as well online programs. Sign up at http://www.eroticentrepreneurmastery.com
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
Rowan Tinca Parkes
Rowan is the creatrix behind Making Love with God. She is a workshop facilitator, psychosexual coach, ritual celebrant, fire mistress, and was once cited as a prime example of a sex-geek by Barbara. She works to weave together the threads of sex and spirit, making magic carpets that catapult the seeker into ecstasy. Her work provides a safe and potent chrysalis for deep self-acceptance, integration, and transformation, and for close encounters with a god who worships you – just the way you are.
Her other passions include setting people on fire for pleasure and transformation, facilitating handfastings, getting down and dirty with paints and words, walking on the land, DJing and ecstatic dance – and holding safe spaces for the difficult questions about love, sex, and gender.
Upcoming workshops include Making Love with God, a weekend intensive designed to introduce the seeker to a divine that is loving, playful, and deeply sexy. Rowan uses ecstatic meditation, movement, and breath work to explore the fundamentals of sex magic as portals into self-love, integration, empowerment, pleasure – and, ultimately, a life we can fall in love with. http://makinglovewithgod.co.uk/
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
Elise Bish brings her expertise in feminist media analysis, communication strategy, and customer support to the UrbanTantra® team. Elise earned a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and Media & Communications with a minor in Women’s Studies from Muhlenberg College and has been a working in the sexuality field since 2012. Elise is passionate about using her wide-ranging skills to usher folks through their transformations into sexual empowerment. She is excited about helping to curate beautiful, blissful, collective experiences for the UrbanTantra® community. She is half nomad/half hermit, and when she isn’t working you can find her playing with puppies, running through the forest, or dancing wildly.
Mollena Lee Williams-Haas
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 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.