Faculty

Mahasatvaa Ma Ananda Sarita

Mahasatvaa Ma Ananda Sarita is a world renowned Tantra master and mystic offering courses, retreats and trainings throughout the world. Having received a direct transmission from Osho, she is true to the spiritual essence of Tantra and guides her students on the path of self realisation. At the same time, she helps people to transcend the psychological issues which are carried as a result of cultural conditioning and past experiences. She is also a master healer, author and consultant.

Sarita was already very sensitive to subtle energies and guidance from Spirit as a child, and as a young teenager she left her home town in California and went in search of the essence of life. She hitch-hiked her way throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and India. She met Osho in Mumbai India at the age of 17, and subsequently remained in his community for the next 26 years, receiving much personal guidance from him on the subject of Meditation, Tantra, Love and Relationship.

She began teaching in 1990 and moved to Europe in 1999 where she established a School devoted to Tantra and Healing Arts. She is author of two books on Tantra and also publishes a monthly newsletter and numerous articles in a wide range of magazines. She has developed 8 levels of training for couples, which has been running successfully in Europe since 1998. She also teaches a Tantra Meditation Retreat in Dharamsala India, offering profoundly transformative experience of 112 methods from the 5000 year old scripture, The Vigyan Bhairav Tantra. She offers an international Tantra Teachers Training in France, comprised of 4 two week modules, and numerous other Tantra groups.

Sarita is on the faculty of two universities, in London and Amsterdam, as an experiential Tantra Teacher. She works with a team of highly gifted Tantra Teachers, who have all apprenticed with her and who also teach all over the world.

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Kenneth Ray Stubbs, Ph.D.

In 1975 Ray began teaching erotic massage to people of all sexual orientations in San Francisco. His 1989 Erotic Massage — the Touch of Love book was the first instructional book to illustrate genital massage and has sold over a million copies worldwide.

He has taught many somatic modalities and has written/created over a dozen books and DVDs on sacred sexuality including Women of the Light: The New Sacred Prostitute, Sacred Orgasms, and The Essential Tantra. He also co-created the 90-minute documentary The Sacred Prostitute and a recent documentary, Path of the Sexual Shaman: Teachings on Energy, Orgasm, and Wisdom. Ray is the former vice-president of the Association of Sexual Energy Professionals.

On a shamanic path for over two decades, Ray is a 13-year SunDancer and has been greatly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. His latest creation is the Shaman Cards: Ceremonies for Energy and Wisdom. Via Skype and the phone, he now gives individual sessions and trainings on energy, sexuality, shamanism, and transformation.  More at www.SexualShaman.com

Tantra expert Buster Rådvik, MABuster Rådvik, MA

Buster’s dharma is being by example and leading with integrity. He literally wears his heart on his sleeve and has a reputation for pleasantly shocking an entire room with his candid emotional awareness and ability to reveal himself, transparently, no matter how awkward and messy it might look. His warm, open style gives permission for people to come home to themselves, embodied in an ecstatic atmosphere of vulnerability. Buster is an expert at gently guiding people into their bodies, through the shadow work, landing them safely into their heart, where vulnerable transparency is accessible and emotional intimacy becomes transformational.

All of Buster’s work including individual sessions, work with couples, and groups is focused on love, sex, and intimacy. He draws his approach from a journey of over a decade of living in intentional communities, combined with his studies and practices of various body-centered disciplines of awakening. Busters gift lies in his eloquent execution and powerful ability to create a safe space for individuals and groups to fearlessly navigate their emotional bodies as the pathway to liberation.

Buster began his career in Sweden as a professional dancer and choreographer (1991-2002). Over a period of six years, he also trained as a therapist at OSHO Humaniversity in the Netherlands (1996-2002). After a ten-year career in performing arts in Scandinavia Buster moved to the United States, where he studied and received his degree in psychology. For the last seven years Buster worked primarily as a body-centered psychotherapist with clients who struggle with trauma and addictions. Buster is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and a trained Sensorimotor Psychotherapy therapist.

tantric yoga teacherRachel Rickards

Rachel Rickards is an adventurous spirit in the realms of love, sex and relationship. Her natural exuberance gives permission to others to explore their authentic selves in uncharted territory. Her never ending enthusiasm and energy for the work of transformation and the ease of play at the same time is a huge gift adding depth coupled with perspective to everything she does. One of Rachel’s greatest contributions to a space is how she is able to embody the feelings of an individual or group field with such acute awareness, that one could almost observe her as the pure reflection of what is present in the field at any given moment.

With Rachel, comes a passion for relating and loving in alternative ways and helping people find their truth in the way they want to love and be loved. She has sincere empathy for the difficult path of relating outside of the box, but also great enthusiasm for the spiritual journey it is to find your own relationship to relating with others, and ultimately, most importantly, to yourself. More recently, Rachel has been thriving in her work with women empowerment, helping her clients to find their voice and define their boundaries; to live life actively owning the kind of relationship their heart desires.

Rachel is adept at using sound and touch as a vehicle for unconditional love in her work as a professional Tantrika. She is also a skilled event production manager with 10 years of experience, whose organizational genius and open arms make her the quintessential “hostess with the mostess.” With personal and professional training in psychology, sex therapy, tantric bodywork and alternative/open relationship counseling, she is committed to helping others find their full creative expression in life and love.

Robert Silber, M.S. , LMT

In addition to founding the Institute for Conscious Sensuality (ICS), Robert has worked with many of the leading sacred sexuality teachers around the world. He is a licensed massage therapist giving bodywork that incorporates the elements of lomi lomi, thai, cranial sacral and pelvic release techniques in a process that is deeply empowering and transformative.  He also provides conscious sensuality coaching, trainings and mentoring via phone/email/in person.

He is a nature lover, master gardener, and was appointed by Robert Kennedy, Jr. as a Riverkeeper. He has worked in the fields of environmental activism, political organizing with Sierra Club, is a certified permaculture designer and co-founded La’akea Community, an intentional community and environmental education center in Hawai’i.  He has a background in Zen Buddhist meditation, yoga, Re-Evaluation Counseling, and Non-Violent Communication.

He brought these aspects together in creating the Institute for Conscious Sensuality (ICS), where he provided a framework of sensual living involving beautiful spaces, permaculture gardens, sustainable living, spiritual cultivation, and perhaps most importantly – a community grounded in conscious communication and intimacy practices.

The new home of the Institute is developing on 25 beautiful acres near the beach in Hawaii.  In addition to ICS, the 25 acres will have a small neighborhood of homes in the ecovillage and will host permaculture workshops and sustainable agriculture activities.

From this location, Robert is traveling internationally to lead workshops, trainings and events. He is currently finishing a book on conscious sensuality, community and sustainability.

Tantra Teacher Margot AnandMargot Anand

Margot Anand is an internationally acclaimed authority on Tantra, best-selling author, and much-beloved teacher and founder of SkyDancing Tantra®. Margot’s books, videos, CDs and DVDs are widely regarded as the seminal teachings for integrating spirituality and sexuality and for cultivating the art of ecstatic living. Her popular books are available in numerous languages, and include The Art of Everyday Ecstasy, The Art of Sexual Magic, Sexual Ecstasy: The Art of Orgasm, and her latest release The Sexual Ecstasy Workbook.

Araminta Barbour

Founder of The Sanctuary in Guatemala, Araminta is an International Schools of Temple Arts (ISTA) faculty member,  a Certified Red Tent Women’s Guide, Dakini and International Sacred Sexuality Workshop Facilitator. She has a Master’s Degree in Indian Religions from the University of London (SOAS), 5+ years experience in the sexual reproductive health non-profit sector and over 15 years exploring numerous holistic health modalities and esoteric traditions.

Araminta’s core passion is the process of radical self-acceptance – the inner marriage of love with power. She is here to support the rememberance of wisdom and practices for humanity’s evolution as liberated, heart-centred creators. Araminta has been fortunate to study and facilitate alongside many of the leaders in the Spiritual Sexual Shamanic field today. She offers private emotional release guidance, shadow-integration tools, transformational workshops in tantra and conscious intimacy coaching in many countries –www.aramintabarbour.com