International Certified Authentic
Tantra Practitioners

The Authentic Tantra® Practitioners shown on this page are qualified and licensed by IATE to teach the modality of Authentic Tantra® and have signed and adhere to the Authentic Tantra® Code of Ethics in their work with clients.

The Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioners listed on this page have completed between 100 – 500+ hours of academic training, study, and applied practice in the field of Tantric Healing and Meditation, and may qualify for additional certification as ACS Certified Sexuality Educators or Sexologists.

Hours of tantric training according to year of graduation:

2014 – 2015 = 100 HOURS

2016 – 2017 = 440 HOURS

2018 – Present = 500 HOURS

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Alaina Salks comes to Authentic Tantra® with a diverse educational and professional background. She is a poet, writer and artist, as well as an avid plant enthusiast. Her love of communication, arts and the natural world imbues her teaching style with grounded, loving, nurturing energy.

Alaina has been a full-time stepmother since 2011, and is well acquainted with the challenges of raising children in a non-traditional family. She understands the difficulty of maintaining a connected emotional and sexual relationship with one’s partner while raising a family in the wake of divorce. She brings this understanding to her work with individuals and couples, who struggle to connect with their partners under challenging circumstances.

Brittany Policastro

Authentic Tantra® Practitioner


Brittany has been facilitating transformation for the past 17 years while showing others that living your life authentically can often look way different than society expects of us. In addition to being Polyamorous, kink positive, bisexual and child-free, she’s a Sexual Liberation and Relationship Coach, a Sexologist, a Practitioner of Authentic Tantra ® [Prov], a writer and a yoga teacher.


Over the past 16 years Brittany has guided thousands of people into releasing the stories that stifle them, heal the wounds and stigmas that define them so that they can live an orgasmic, authentic life in every possible way.

Brion & Karen Craig

Explore Tantra


Our passion is helping men, women and couples rediscover their power, authenticity and capacity for deep connection, intimacy and love.

We are Certified Sexologists and Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioners and Coaches, as well as Life and Relationship Coaches. As trained and experienced Transformational Retreat Facilitators, we offer Tantra coaching and instruction through our retreats, as well as through group workshops and individual coaching.

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Mackensey Alexander



Mackensey is an Authentic Tantra® Practitioner based in Savannah, GA. Weaving together her knowledge of human sexuality, tantric yoga practices, somatic healing, Body Neutrality/HAES philosophy, meditation, joyful movement, energy healing, and embodiment photography, Mackensey offers a transformative space where people can learn to cultivate a deeper sense of intimacy, sexual and emotional intelligence, connection and pleasure.

She is available for in-person tantra and intimacy coaching sessions, workshops or retreats, energy healing and embodiment sessions. She also facilitates online coaching sessions, courses and workshops using Zoom and am open to travel for bookings worldwide.


Kenny Beaupre, LMHC, RYT combines yoga, Authentic Tantra, and his 15-year experience as licensed mental health counselor to help couples find the connection they crave. He has worked as a healthcare executive leader for nearly 20 years, and currently owes/operates a small group practice of 10 psychotherapists in Massachusetts. He earned a Master’s Degree in Holistic Counseling from Salve Regina University where he studied bodymind holistic treatment alternatives to managing and optimizing mental health and wellness.

As a certified Sexologist, Kenny will optimize your sexual health potential. He works with individuals and couples. You will grow beyond your “stuck place” and find your renewed pleasure, joy, and connection.


Hailey Fromkin is a certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner and sexologist. As a life long seeker of knowledge, truth, and health, Hailey comes to Tantra with a diverse educational background, 10+ years of embodied healthy living, and an inquisitive heart. Her enthusiasm for travel and cultural exploration has gifted her with a broad perspective and compassionate understanding towards people from all walks and stages of life, something that fuels her passion for and belief in spreading Tantric medicine to every person.

Through practicing Authentic Tantra®, Hailey has experienced first-hand its powerful healing. She brings youthful passion to guiding people towards cultivating deeper connections, developing mindfulness, and expanding pleasure both as individuals and within their relationships.


Ahmane’ Glover lives on the edge of intense creative energy. She craves passion, joy and limitless possibilities for personal and communal wellness. When the world says, “give up,” the rhythm of her life says, “create change!” She is a spoken word artist, cultural organizer, tantrika, sexologist and holistic trauma informed facilitator of healing committed to creating innovative strategies to heal social division and ignite social change. Her sacred mission is to activate the power of the arts for communal healing and liberatory movements.

As an Authentic Tantra Practitioner, she embodies the ancient Shangpa Kagyu lineage based wisdom that has been passed on to her by the brilliant Authentic Tantra® teachers.


Candice Anitra (she/they) has a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner and ACS Certified Sexologist, now based outside of New York City in the Lower Hudson Valley.

After years as a left-of-soul alien pop singer-songwriter and educator, more recent roles in counseling, sexology and tantra intersect around topics of sensation/pleasure cultivation and somatic healing, which have helped Candice navigate ancestral trauma in a black body, a theme that has been ever present in Candice’s work.

UNITED STATES | NEW YORK | New Rochelle + Jamaica

Jocelyn (she/her) is a Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner, a Certified Vaginal Steam Facilitator, an Egoscue Postural Alignment Specialist (in training), and a Mother. She is passionate about serving expecting and postpartum Black women as they navigate the opportunities for profound healing and expansion that come with motherhood. Having lived with depression, addiction, and a propensity for self-punishment, Jocelyn has used Authentic Tantra® practices to reset, release, and rewire patterns of self-destruction and disconnection.

Through workshops, one-to-one coaching, and writing, she is helping women in similar situations channel the power of their pleasure to heal from the effects of sexual and racial trauma.


EXPERIENCE LIFE THROUGH PLEASURE… Sunshine Ryan, allures you into the depths of possibility and sexuality. She invites you on a personal audacious journey through SELF, LOVE, and SEX and redefines the plausibility and genuineness of deep connections. From understanding desires, wants, fears and boundaries, to achieving peak, body shaking, life changing orgasms.

Can I get a Yes please?!?!  YES, PLEASE!!

Sunshine Ryan, Creator of MAYA BIRTHING, weaves tantra with, “Do I dare say it?” Pleasurable birthing. She shows you how to make love to birth, allowing it to transform not only you as a woman, but also opening the pathways for a peaceful, fearless delicious passionate birth.

Sunshine Ryan wants to remind you to let your creative sexuality energy MOVE you, GUIDE you, HOLD you, and then completely FREE you.

Tuline Kinaci

Tantra with Tuline


As a Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner, it’s my passion to share these tools with you to (re)gain connection to self, find true expression, and be free to fearlessly form new connotations around intimacy, sex, all kinds of relationships, and live life in the most freely expressed way.

Combat sports, dance, and rock-climbing have all taught me how confronting fear with courage is instrumental for personal growth and development. As a practitioner, I blend this philosophy with practices from our Tibetan Lineage to create safe spaces to face ourselves.

Mark F. Barone, MA, LMHC

Sol Catalyst Therapies


Mark F. Barone holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychology and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Sexologist, & Certified Authentic Tantra ® Practitioner offering various services via his private practice Sol Catalyst Therapies. His passion is the weaving of Humanistic, Depth, Somatic, & Evidence-based psychotherapeutic methods with mystic language, theory, and practices of Alchemy, Astrology, Tarot, and Tantra to help catalyze and support the liberation, healing, empowerment, and enlightenment of all sentient beings.

Mark perceived his intuitive, empathic, and humanitarian skills at an early age while also experiencing epiphanies with regard to the potency of sound, image, ritual, spirituality, and interpersonal exchanges. These traits led to him working as a recording and touring musician, studying, producing, and collecting artwork, and consciously initiating his own healing with personal spiritual exploration and practices involving; Astrology, Tarot, multiple forms of Yoga, Chakra System and Shadow Work, and Tibetan Tantra, as well as becoming a therapist, consultant, and instructor.


PollyAnna Burton is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Authentic Tantra® Educator who believes that all aspects of the body, mind, and spirit must be nourished in order to sustain a healthy lifestyle.

She has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, working with people of all ages, cultures, and gender identification. This experience has been a solid foundation for her journey through tantric education, high quality personal care, and self-discovery. With her science based knowledge and spiritual education background, PollyAnna is able to provide individualized teachings and experiences, which are as unique as her clients.

Theresa Alward

Balanced Heart Tantra


Theresa Alward is a certified Authentic Tantra® practitioner. She is also a writer and a lover of the outdoors. Theresa was drawn to Authentic Tantra® by an innate knowing that intimacy heals. Through her studies Theresa came to realize that connection with self and others is the foundation to all intimacies within our lives – from friendships to partnerships.

Theresa shares her love of connection with others through movement, mediation and pleasure practices. She shares the skills of appreciation, vulnerability and acceptance with compassion, empathy and safety through communication and the acknowledgment that each of us is sacred and whole.


I am an Authentic Tantra® Practitioner and Usui Reiki Practitioner. I have a BA in Psychology with a minor in Human Sexuality. I have always been passionate about the education of healthy, consensual and sacred sexuality. My journey thus far, through Tibetan Tantra, has been beautiful, awakening and healing.

My mind, body and spirit have been re-awakened to the beauty of the world and the sacredness of sexuality. I am now able to experience deeper pleasure in a multitude of areas in my life. It is a glorious and honoring feeling to be a conduit for a client’s healing. It is my soul’s purpose in life to be able to assist clients in working through blockages and to develop deeper intimate connections with themselves and in their relationships. It gives me great joy to see the light in a clients face when they begin to experience deeper physical, emotional, sexual and spiritual pleasure.


Tyomi Morgan is an International Pleasure coach and certified Authentic Tantra® practitioner with over 9 years of experience in sexual health education and life coaching skill. She is a Chicago Native and content creator for several platforms including her sex education blog

Tyomi’s advice has been featured on dozens of platforms across the work including, Washington Post,, EBONY Magazine, and New York Times. Authentic Tantra® is a passionate extension of Tyomi’s work as a practitioner of the sexual arts, and she is skilled at creating and holding compassionate space, presenting easily digestible information for all skill levels, and making sexual healing fun. Tyomi received her certification in Authentic Tantra® from IATE in 2018.

Melanie Plain

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Melanie Plain, PA-C, LMT, Certified Authentic TantraⓇ Practitioner and Sexologist. Melanie Plain is an actively practicing Physician Assistant and Licensed Massage Therapist with over 20 years experience. She recently completed her training through the Institute of Authentic Tantra Education. She works with individuals and couples to explore and awaken the most powerful expression of self through sacred sexuality.

Her integrative medical practice, PrimeLife, is rooted in science with the philosophy that the body will heal itself when given what it needs; physically, spiritually and sexually. She specializes in women’s intimate health including improving sexual function, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence and sexual wellness. Her male clientele experience improvement in erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, porn addiction and sexual performance.

Sequieta Whitfield

Simply Tantra


Sequieta Whitfield B.A. is a Certified Sexologist specializing in Authentic Tantra®, Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner & Certified in Lomi Lomi Massage. She is a highly sought-after Retreat Coordinator/Event Planner and Workshop Facilitator and owner of Simply-Tantra based in San Diego, CA.

Lucia Vasquez

Embodied Elements


Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner trauma informed, ACS Certified Sexologist, Certified Therapeutic Art Life Coach, majored in Business Administration Management, as well as background in alternative medicine somatic healing bodywork, dance, art, and BDSM/Kink.

As a sexual abuse survivor, I bring my own experiences as well as working with others who have experienced trauma, to share, guide and heal to become balanced and awakened in the body, mind, spirit and sex.


Mariloli is a Certified Authentic Tantra Practitioner since 2017. She is an ordained Priestess of Goddess Isis, Oracle of the Akasha, Curandera, and a Reiki and Sound Healing practitioner. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and has nine years of experience teaching special needs children and at risk youth.

“My mission is to help others reinstate harmony in their lives through facilitating healing, integration and empowerment of their body, mind and spirit as well as helping others discover their soul’s purpose and their sacred sexuality.”

A lifelong seeker of truth, the purpose of life and enlightenment, her passion is weaving Tantra into all areas of life continuously finding more blocks and unhealthy conditioning to release while persevering on this journey towards self-realization.

Drawing from her experience working with children with trauma as well as her own personal experience with psychological abuse, trauma and PTSD she can hold space and guide others on how to move through blocks, release toxic programming and achieve peace of mind and an open heart.

Having experienced internally the profound healing and transformation that is attainable through the Shangpa Kagyu Five Element teachings and Authentic Tantra practices, she is delighted to share these alchemical exercises with all.

Currently residing in Austin, Tx, Mariloli offers private coaching to individuals locally and globally.

Jenni Goosey

Blissful Connections


As an Authentic Tantra® Practitioner, I desire to help people on their personal journey to healing past trauma, hurts, and things that no longer serve them. As a busy wife, mom, and owning a business, I understand the demands and struggles of every day life. Realizing that taking time for myself, healing my own blocks, and bringing awareness to my own needs and desires has not only changed my marriage, but also how I communicate with my kids, friends, and family.

Through teaching Authentic Tantra® practices, and my own knowledge I use these tools as building blocks to help clients create greater intimacy, connection, and pleasure in their lives.


Sofia Fortin is the founder of the Happy Vagina Project. Her mission is to create connections between the art of sex, feminine woo woo and unleashing your inner awesome. Sofia is a certified sexuality coach and sex educator who is inspired to help women and men reconnect with their inner spark and reignite their love of life and their relationships. Her deepest wish is for every woman to see the power in her fiery inner feminine, to connect with her sexuality and to shine her light bright on this world.


Darlene M (D) – Certified Yoga Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher and Ayurveda Educator, Licensed Authentic Tantra® Practitioner

For Darlene, it was a natural progression from her years of yoga therapy towards Authentic Tantra in expanding guiding those undergoing healing. Deeply introspective and drawing upon her own experiences with an eating disorder in her teens and the ensuing body image related issues, Darlene approaches her work from a place of compassion. She teaches the most important relationship one has is the relationship with the self. When it is strong we begin to build a stronger foundation in our other relationships. We learn to recognize and be free of attachments that do not serve us well and embrace those that do.


Theano is heralded as a ‘modern-day love doctor’ for purpose-driven leaders who want to master their love life to the same expert level they have mastered their professional life.

Known for her uncanny and uncomfortable ability to lead high-achieving people into being who they actually want to be, Theano’s genius is in helping people access their true power through divine sensuality in a way that is grounded, nurturing, accountable and tangible – using a rare blend of tantra-based methodologies and strategic psychological insight.

An excellent channel and moderator of conflict, Theano swiftly spots the habitual systems in her clients’ behaviour and in their capacity and tolerance for change. A true artisan, she directs her clients’ relationships – and their lives – with precise, pristine care.

The analogy of the conductor comes to mind: the coach objectively, impeccably drawing out the best from her clients; taking their individual notes, tuning them perfectly, and weaving a new story before their eyes – intuitively and painstakingly crafting a beautiful symphony between their internal and external world.

The final song, a masterpiece.

In Theano’s hands, men and women finally learn that the answer to their intimacy problems is not to be found in endless, empty escape – but in extraordinary, delicious surrender.

A surrender that Tia imparts with graceful guidance and uncompromising, penetrating courage.


Nicole Winston is an Authentic Tantra® Practitioner (prov.), Sexologist and Sex Educator. Tantra helped answer a nagging question she harbored for years “is there more to sex than what I’m experiencing?” The answer was “hell yeah… there is more to sex, more to tantra, and most of all, there is more to you”.  She has new questions now – ones about how these practices intersect with colonized bodies.

Nicole plays in the spaces where tantra, yoga, breath work, meditation, and somatic healing meet. In her calm and easeful manner, she offers wisdom, insight and practical tools to support others in expanding, healing and procuring pure, delicious pleasure.

CANADA | BC | West Kelowna

As a former nun, oncology nurse, holistic health coach and energy medicine practitioner, I never imagined I would become a Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner and Sexologist! However, it’s a perfect fit!!

I am passionate about raising pleasure consciousness in the world; about supporting the healing and transformation needed to re-unite our sexuality with our spirituality. I know personally the emotional, physical and mental trauma this “disconnect” can create in one’s life.

CANADA | BC | Victoria

Impresario, Chanteuse, Burlesque Diva, Tantrica Rosie Bitts/Trinda Reed, is a multi award winning performer, producer, author and educator and one of the pioneers who brought the art form of burlesque to Vancouver Island. Rosie was the first burlesque teacher on Vancouver Island and has since taught hundreds of women and now men how to release their inner Diva and connect with their Sexy!

She is so excited to mix Authentic Tantra into what she’s offering through workshops and private sessions. Her passion is to ignite sacred sexuality through everything she does.


Since childhood, Alana has had a deep passion and gift for helping others.  Her calling came clearly during deep meditation in 2005 and this message was to “ease suffering.”

Since that time she has been helping people to overcome blocks and issues related to their sexuality, emotionality, and general wellbeing so that they are free to live the life they desire.

Alana has been practicing and teaching Authentic Tantra® since 2014, with continued and ongoing training and education with IATE.  She is a Certified Sexologist, a Reiki and energy medicine practitioner, and holistic massage practitioner.  These, along with her unique experience and training in areas such as Taoist Sexual Yoga, somatic therapies, and Shamanic healing enables her to provide a varied and effective plan of transformation to her clients.  Her testimonials speak for her.

Residing in Manitoba, Canada, Alana provides counselling, coaching, and teaching to people and couples locally, and worldwide through web-based private video.

If you choose to work with Alana, she would be happy to share her own story of discovery and transformation through Authentic Tantra ®.

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*The Tantra Mastery Training Program does not require approval by the registrar of the private Training Institute Branch (PTIB). As such, the registrar did not review this program.