Faculty

 

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

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.

Monique Darling

Monique Darling has led over 1,000 workshops in the past 5 years. She is the founder of Juicy Enlightenment, where she offers tools for self expression that create trust, inner knowing and wisdom to enjoy life. She specializes in helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality. She guides from a place of understanding and her natural exuberance is infectious! She is available for private sessions, experiential workshops and Cuddle Parties.

Peter Peterson

Peter Petersen has been teaching for 14 years and has been a certified Sheng Zhen Qigong teacher for the last 12. He is a personal wellness coach and his Qigong practice has been known to help people ground into their “now” to increase their present moment awareness of their behaviors, able to find solutions to problematic habits such as: eating, moving, negative thinking, and sleeping. His goal is for his clients to become their own health advocates, regaining a sense of stability, peace, and well-being in their everyday lives.