Certified Tantra Practitioners Near You

International Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioners

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*Note: Our Practitioners typically work via ZOOM as well as in person so feel free to choose the one you resonate with most!


Nik Zaleski (she/ they) is an Authentic Tantra® Practitioner, somatics coach, facilitator, artist, and humble student of miracles. She guides individuals, audiences and organizations towards breakthroughs that change their work and life.

Sometimes this looks like supporting social justice organizations in making discoveries about their impact through her organizational development company, Murmur. Sometimes it looks like writing and directing plays that help audiences feel new feelings through the theater she makes. Sometimes it looks like helping individuals and couples experience deeper connection to themselves and to each other through her intimate somatics coaching (hell yes, that includes deeper and more life-expanding orgasms). Nik believes that our collective wholeness and holiness rely on a fully embodied humanity. She would love to cultivate that with you.

Los Angeles, California

Alexandra Paretta is a grateful Authentic Tantra® practitioner who weaves Tibetan Buddhist Tantra with Yin Yoga to heal the body both physically and energetically. Alexandra firmly believes there is an excess of “Yang” on a psycho-spiritual-somatic level within Western culture, so she lovingly holds space for individuals who would like to learn how to slow down and cultivate more calming, soothing, and gentle “Yin” qualities to cultivate mindfulness and presence in their lives.

She arrived in the realm of trauma-informed holistic healing, sexology, and Eastern spiritual philosophies and practices after her experiences with religious trauma, sexual assault, substance-abuse, and codependency that disconnected her from the wisdom of her body. She is passionate about guiding others to reconnect to the innocent, joyful freedom of their humanity that is both sexual and spiritual in nature.

Alexandra values interdependent, interpersonal relationships that promote the idea that all people are capable of realizing their own healing and wisdom from within when supported by compassionate confidantes. Her intention is to make the invaluable resources and tools she uses in her own life available to others in an accessible and down-to-earth manner.


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.


Sequieta Whitfield B.A. is a Certified Sexologist specializing in Authentic Tantra®, Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner + Instructor & 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.

Santa Barbara, CALIFORNIA

Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner, Steve, brings Light, Love, Respect and a playful witty attitude to the oft dry and dogmatic quest for personal Self Realization and Enlightenment.

He has been practicing Meditation, Tantra, Yoga, Reiki and other holistic modalities throughout all of his adult life. Retired from successful careers as both a college professor and a Rocket Scientist, Steve is now focused on sharing his knowledge and experience of Enlivened Consciousness, which was firmly planted deep within him over a half-century ago when he first learned how to meditate. His mission is to help others live a more fulfilled life through a variety of holistic mind-body techniques that can reduce stress, release emotional blockages and improve vitality.

These modalities include Meditation, Tantra, Prana Breath Work, Chakra Balancing, Sacred Spot Somatic Touch™ and Shakti Activation of the Divine Energy dwelling within each of us.

District of Columbia


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.


Ft. Lauderdale, FLORIDA

Hello, my name is Cynthia Williams and I am an Authentic Tantra® Practitioner and a Certified Sexologist.

I graduated from the Institute of Authentic Tantra® in 2022. I’ve been a Massage Therapist and Reiki Master for almost 30 years. What brought me to this junction in my life? I was lost sexually and didn’t know why. I always felt as if something was missing or maybe I was broken. As a Mother of 3 adult kids and 2 Grandkids. I didn’t know if it was too late to reconnect and heal. What I’ve learned is it’s never to late and you have to heal from the root and not from the branches and this is what Authentic Tantra taught me. It helped me heal all may deep-seated roots. I would love to pass this healing on to you.

My programs are for Yoni Owner (Vaginas). Lingam Owner (Penises) and for Couples. This includes the amazing LBGT community. Men you are not and never will be forgotten. I have an entire Session dedicated to you and you only.

All of my sessions will be via Zoom or in person if you are local.

Sebastian, FLORIDA

Seth is an Authentic Tantra practitioner and Holistic Systems Coach who weaves together his Tantra training, his Masters of Science in Physiology & Kinesiology and ordination as an Interspiritual Minister to support his clients in moving toward increased fitness and pleasure in multiple dimensions of life.


Dedicated to centering education, empowerment, and integrity in all of his work, Seth takes pride in being able to meet clients where they are, and support them deeply in moving toward their most authentic, joyful, loving life possible.

West Palm Beach, FLORIDA

Ava is an Authentic Tantra® Practitioner, Licensed Transformational Therapy® Practitioner, and Certified Tantra & Shamanic movement guide offering shame-free sex therapy and authentic tantra programs for holistic healing. She leads men, women, and couples from anywhere in the world to liberated sex, orgasmic living, and spiritual fulfillment. Whether it’s intimacy fears, body image issues, or sexual dysfunctions – Ava will revolutionize your sex life (and beyond) so you can ditch the fear, breakthrough barriers, and live within your authentic pleasure!


Karen Cornick

Authentic Tantra® Practitioner

Atlanta, GEORGIA

Karen Cornick, B.Msc., J.D., helps men, women and couples rediscover their power, authenticity and capacity for deep connection, intimacy and love. Karen is a Certified Metaphysical Practitioner, Certified Authentic Tantra® Educator and Practitioner, as well as a Certified Sexologist.

While in college, during which she received a B.A. degree in political science, Karen began her self-study and practice in various metaphysical modalities, including acupressure, aromatherapy, reflexology and massage therapy. After college, she went on to law school and earned her Juris Doctor degree. Following graduation, she became a trial attorney and later a Judge.

Her interest and study of Tantra began in the 1990’s, when she was introduced to Tantra through books authored by Margot Annand. She completed her formal Tantra training and certification from the Institute of Authentic Tantra® Education, where she is now on the teaching staff as a Tantra Mastery instructor. She holds a second bachelor’s degree in Metaphysical Science and is currently working toward her Ph.D. in Holistic Counseling, with a second concentration in Relationship Dynamics. Karen has also completed training in Trauma Treatment from the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine and is a trained ho’oponopono practitioner. Her approach to practice is to utilize an array of modalities based on ancient wisdom and indigenous practices, combined with cutting edge approaches, to guide individuals and couples on their journey to experiencing wholeness and pleasure in all areas of life.

Karen is also the proud mother of a son and daughter.

Savannah, GEORGIA

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.



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 Glamerotica101.com.

Tyomi’s advice has been featured on dozens of platforms across the work including Askmen.com, Washington Post, Cosmopolitan.com, EBONY Magazine, Essence.com 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.


Amy “Mahana” Burrell

Authentic Tantra® Practitioner

Bloomington, INDIANA

With over 20 years of experience serving clients through various somatic practices, Amy has honed a deep appreciation for the body’s ability for healing. With deep compassion and openness she is passionate about guiding clients to listen, connect and trust the wisdom of their own body. Through movement, touch, breath and awareness, clients have the opportunity for deeper intimacy within themselves and their relationships. This leads to the release of old patterns and development of new tools that better serve them.

Amy holds a Master’s degree in fine arts and Bachelor’s degree in dance and psychology. In addition to her background in the arts and movement, she has extensive training in trauma-informed holistic healing arts modalities. Her certifications include: Thriving Relationship Coach™; Authentic Tantra® teacher; Holotropic Breathwork™ facilitator, and bodywork practitioner. She draws from a deep well of expertise to explore each individual and couple’s specific area of focus.

A Brazilian native, Amy embraces cross-cultural practices in her work and weaves cultural wisdom from ongoing international training and mentorships. Her enthusiasm for learning, traveling and experiencing cultural wisdom is inspired.

It is her greatest honor to hold space for her client’s transformational journey.


Ames, IOWA

Melanie Spencer, PA-C, LMT, Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner and Sexologist. Melanie 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.

Webster City, IOWA

Gabby Gourley is a Certified Authentic Tantra Practitioner, Board Certified Sexologist through the American Board of Sexology, 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher through the Baptiste Yoga Institute and Yoga Alliance.


Her business, Sanctuary Yoga & Healing, is a loving dedication to the positive transformation Gabby, herself, experienced through yoga and Eastern medicine. 


Sanctuary Yoga & Healing aspires to be a safe space for growth and restoration. The word “sanctuary” represents a place of refuge, a soft place to land. This is the foundation and each practice is thoughtfully instructed through that lens. Gabby understands that yoga and holistic practices can often feel foreign or out of reach. That’s why fostering a culture of curiosity by offering approachable, judgment-free classes is a priority. The goal is to empower every student no matter their familiarity or movement level. From private sessions to workshops to group meditation — every point of connection is an opportunity to revive and transform. That heart leads the way and establishes Sanctuary Yoga & Healing as the touchstone for holistic care.



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.

Tantra Practitioner - Lorren Z. Buck

Rev Lorren Z. Buck, MDiv

Authentic Tantra® Practitioner

St. Louis, Missouri

Rev. Lorren Z. Buck is a sexual liberation theologian whose healing activism reflects her bold sentiments that the Creator desires people to experience pleasure and healing from the legacy of sexual violence and theological malpractice. She is blurring the lines between the profane and sacred under the moniker The Pussy Pastor. This to her is a holy act of resistance.

Lorren has a background in church leadership, sexual health education and executive non-profit management. She has over 15 years of experience in group facilitation, social justice education and curriculum writing. Both Lorren’s profession and passions led her to consider the effects of gender oppression on female sexuality within faith communities. Lorren earned her master’s degree in divinity from Eden Theological Seminary where she examined ways black women can reclaim their bodies as sacred by uniting their spiritual knowing with their erotic power.

Pastor Lorren is also a theologian, certified pole instructor, tantrika and consultant who leads healing retreats across the country. She is living out her pastoral call as a spiritual entrepreneur through her LLC, The Theological Institute for Sexology. There she supports seekers on a pilgrimage towards self-acceptance, sexual exploration and spiritual discovery.

New Mexico

Silver City, NEW MEXICO

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.

New York

Jocelyn Charlene Ffriend

Authentic Tantra® Practitioner

New Rochelle/Jamaica, New York

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.

NEW YORK, New York

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.


PollyAnna Burton MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Authentic Tantra® Practitioner

Columbus, OHIO

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.



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.


Ace (they/them) is an Authentic Tantra® Practitioner, Board Certified Sexologist, trauma informed Yoga Instructor, and Racial & Ethnic Justice Community Organizer in the Lehigh Valley region of PA. They have a passion for multi-cultural studies, anti-racist advocacy, generational wealth building and decolonization, mindfulness, psychology, non-violent communication, and comprehensive sex education. Their personal and professional experiences derive from their ethnic background as an Afro-Native, their 9 years of advocacy for comprehensive sex education, and their cross-cultural experiences of studying abroad in Jamaica and teaching English as a Second Language in South Korea. Ace thrives to promote the reconnection of BIPOC individuals to their Indigenous rootz while also decolonizing the Yoga and Sex industries from White Supremacy Culture.

Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA

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 ®, 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.



Libby Campo, the founder of Your Inner Yogi in Memphis, Tennessee, is the visionary behind the city’s first black-owned Yoga Studio. She has dedicated herself to building a community and serving as a valuable resource for those eager to explore the art of yoga. Libby’s expertise includes studying Kemetic Yoga with Master Teacher Yirser Ra Hotep, delving into Ashtanga Vinyasa with the world-renowned Gregg Tebb, and Yoga Nidra under the guidance of Dr. Nick Atlas. Additionally, she holds certificates in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Therapy, and Energy Work, showcasing her commitment to a well-rounded and inclusive yoga experience.

Embark on a transformative journey of mind, body, spirit, and sexuality with Libby, a seasoned guide in the realm of holistic healing. Clients are welcomed into a space where warmth and acceptance prevail. As an ABS Certified Sexologist, Authentic Tantra© Practitioner, Practitioner of Natural Healing, and yoga teacher, Libby invites women, couples, small groups, and retreats to explore and break free from limiting beliefs. Rooted in ancient traditions, the approach combines sex and trauma education with somatic healing techniques, utilizing breath, touch, awareness, and movement to guide clients on a profound journey of self-discovery and deeper connections. Now is the time to redefine pleasure and harness its healing power. Welcome to a new chapter of self-discovery and well-being with Libby.



Ceborah Smith’s journey of healing has led her to become an Authentic Tantra® Practitioner, Certified Health Coach with a Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition Certification from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation at Cornell University, Certified Akashic Records Consultant-Trauma Informed, Certified Light Language Facilitator, Usui Reiki Master Energy Healer, Certified Behavior Change Specialist, Certified 300Hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), Channeler, Sound Healer, and Self Love Guide.

Ceborah also has a Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University in the College of Human Ecology.

As a survivor of childhood abuse, Ceborah utilizes tools from over 15 years in the Health and Wellness Space to support her clients in healing from trauma and chronic stress & illness.

Authentic Tantra® was truly the missing PEACE to her own healing and Ceborah is passionate about sharing its wisdom and practices with her clients to guide them in reclaiming their Inherent Birthright of Sovereignty and Self Love and ultimately reconnecting with their Body, Mind, and Spirit Holistically.

*PLEASE NOTE: Ceborah works with clients REMOTELY ONLY and does not offer in-person sessions at this time.

Austin, TEXAS

Mike Johnson, an Air Force maverick turned wellness influencer, captivated hearts on ABC’s “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise,” showcasing raw charisma and a bold embrace of vulnerability. A rebel with a cause, Mike’s journey from veteran to best-selling author of ‘Making The Love You Want’ has ignited a global movement in over 15 countries. He’s not just your average SMB owner—his newsletter, Feeling Seen, is a rebellious anthem, empowering readers worldwide.

Beyond the glitz, Mike’s mission cuts deep. He challenges societal norms by advocating for mental health through the radical lens of sexual healing. Trained under the enigmatic Devi Ward Erickson in Authentic Tantra, Mike breaks barriers, fostering self-discovery and transformation. He’s on a quest to spark conversations that redefine wellness and intimacy, daring us all to unshackle our inhibitions and embrace healing in its rawest, most liberating form.

After being into a world of emotional wounds and witnessing trauma firsthand, something had to change. Mike has always been taught that when there’s a problem, a solution is needed. Wanting to learn, give and inspire under the sexuality umbrella has become his calling.

His Focus: Mike Johnson is the tantric sexologist for those navigating generational wealth, fame, masterfully gifted and yet find themselves lost in uncertainty. Mike seeks to address societal mental health challenges by advocating for healing through sexual health practices. Being comfortable and safe in one’s own body while embracing intimacy within self” and keep everything else as is. 

Online sessions provided world-wide

Austin, TEXAS

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.

Dallas, TEXAS

Vayne is a Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner, Transformative Spiritual Teacher, Trained Public Speaker, Yogi and Relationship Coach.

Vayne Thomas is leading the way in facilitating a healthy transition from Religion into Spirituality. The goal is to provide a higher esoteric level of teaching that will allow people to get a better understanding of spiritual principles. A better understanding will enable people to affectively apply proven and time tested techniques to their daily lives.



Rogue Ryder is a lover of all things sexual, and a kinky performance artist. They employ the somatic embodied Authentic Tantra® teachings through a kinky, queer lens. They know that everything you need to heal is inside you already and their role is to help facilitate the process.

With a background in sports, combat, dance, and lots of kinky sex, they’ll take you on a journey from wherever you are to where you want to be. It’s a multi-disciplinary approach to healing.

Whether you’re queer, straight, cis, trans, nonbinary, a couple or an individual— Rogue will give you the tools you need to build a powerfully sensual and awakened relationship with yourself, your sexuality, and anything or anyone you engage with.

Mark F. Barone, MA, LMHC

Authentic Tantra® Practitioner


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.


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.


Calgary, AB

Baljit Rayat is a Certified Sexologist, Authentic Tantra Practitioner®, Akashic Records Consultant and Teacher, Intuitive Mentor, Dj and Producer.

Committed to raising the vibration of humanity, Baljit has worked with thousands of people worldwide to uplevel their lives by uncovering the truths of who they are to the core, creating profound results in their businesses and relationships.  She believes everything in this world is energy, and getting to the root of desire by connecting people back to their sexual power causes a powerful ripple that spans all areas of life.


Victoria, BC

I have the very great joy of living my passion and dreams every day! I am a multi-award-winning performer, producer, author, educator, sex activist, certified Tantrica, and Sexologist.

I call myself a Professional Sexy Lady.

I am a certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner and Sexologist and I love integrating these beautiful ancient practices with newer teachings on things like Attachment and Polyvagal Theory, in a trauma-informed space.

I specialize in working with people creatively using our bodies as our medium. 

As one of the pioneers who brought the art form of Burlesque to Vancouver Island, I am now known as the Mama or Matriarch of Burlesque on Vancouver Island. I’ve had the pleasure of teaching this beautiful art form to hundreds of women over the last 14 years and have been performing in this genre for over 16 years.

I live in the intersection of Creativity, Spiritually and Sexuality. I am very happy to meet you there. 

North Vancouver, BC

My journey to becoming an Authentic Tantra teacher wasn’t a straight path. I’ve grappled with my own experiences of trauma and addiction. But through the transformative power of ancient somatic healing practices, I found not only healing but a profound connection to my body, sexuality, and spirit.

I use my life experience to show others the way using proven methods that work. I’ve been through the healing process myself, and my programs are highly personalized and specialized to meet people where they are.

I will leave you with the tools to find deep inward fulfillment and show you how to tap into the source. Let go of the dependence on anything outside yourself to find freedom.

Come, take my hand, and let me guide you on a journey of self-discovery and growth.

manitoba, CANADA

Manitoba, CA

Alana has been studying Tantra since 2011 and became a Certified Authentic Tantra Practitioner in 2015. Since then, she has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education and work with IATE.

She is an ABS Certified Sexologist, and her many years of practice and teaching have afforded her the ability to effectively weave Authentic Tantra with her training and experience in somatic energy work, Reiki, and counselling to give her clients personalized sessions and courses that fit their lifestyle.

Alana is passionate about helping others and embraces a “whole-istic” approach to healing Body, Mind, Spirit, and Sex. She conducts private sessions with clients locally and globally and also facilitates group workshops in person and online. Learn more, read reviews, and reach out to her for a free consultation.


Toronto, ONTARIO

Nicole Winston is an Authentic Tantra® Practitioner, 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.

Toronto, ONTARIO

Theano Evagelou is a Certified Authentic Tantra Practitioner, Relationship Coach, and Women’s Health Specialist – heralded as a ‘modern-day love doctor’ whose mastery is in guiding visionary women who want to live their most extraordinary lives by creating the most powerful connection to their body, their sexuality and the source of their divine intelligence.

Recognized as a Woman Of Inspiration and 2022 award recipient in the category of Transformational Leader, Theano is 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, and safe – using a rare blend of tantra-based methodologies and strategic, psychological insight.

In Theano’s hands, these women finally learn that the access to their most powerful selves is not to be found in endless, empty escape – but in extraordinary, delicious surrender. A surrender that Theano masterfully imparts with graceful guidance and uncompromising, penetrating courage.

Toronto, ONTARIO

Diana Rosi (she/her) is a Certified Authentic Tantra Practitioner and Sexologist with a diverse educational and professional background.  With over 15 years experience as a Chartered Professional Accountant, Diana helped clients balance numbers and spreadsheets. 

After having experienced first hand the healing benefits of Authentic Tantra® and the Tibetan 5 Element Teachings, Diana’s passion now lies is helping others create balance in the personal lives, discover their soul’s purpose, find their truth, and live their most authentic, empowered, sensual, and embodied life. 

Diana brings a sensitive, compassionate, whimsical, and youthful approach to guiding others on their journey to deeper connection, intimacy, pleasure, and to the profound healing and personal transformation that is possible through the various Authentic Tantra® healing practices. 

Currently residing in Toronto, Ontario, Diana offers in-person and online tantra group workshops, retreats, and individual coaching sessions.

Authentic Tantra Practitioner - Maria Cheung

Maria Cheung BSc., MPH

Authentic Tantra® Practitioner

Toronto, ONTARIO

Somatic pleasure coach, facilitator and speaker, specializing in Queer Tantra. I help queer/queer-curious and non-monogamous/non-monogamous-curious folx to self-heal, play and access their most authentic selves in the bedroom, in relating and beyond!

Maria Cheung has moved through her own journey coming out as queer and polyamorous from a Chinese-Canadian household where she too resisted, avoided, and fumbled until she developed new skills in a compassionate mindset combined with more sophisticated habits, developed in a safe community, to navigate all of it now, with more ease, grace and even humour.

She is a certified Clinical Sexologist (American Board Certified), with over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry. With a Bachelors in Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Masters in Public Health, she applies a trauma-informed, and psycho-somatic compassionate lens, understanding the impact that mindset, community, cultures and societal structures have on limiting our full sexual and relational potential.

Now she combines methods in Western and Eastern medicine, to guide her clients through a proven program specializing in sexual yoga (Authentic Tantra®) to self-heal from suffering, and unleash empowerment in intimacy, relationship, purpose and contribution!


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.

Waterloo, ONTARIO

Mel Horvath-Lucid (They/She) is a queer, wild creative, spiritual seeker and lifelong learning! They are a Licensed Authentic Tantra Practitioner, Ordained Minister, Relationship Coach (Monogamy and consensual non-monogamy), Certified Mediator, Yoga Therapist and Certified Interfaith Spiritual Director.

In a world that seems to value opening doors and closing windows, Mel seeks to bring voice to the between, the hallway, the spaces of transition that make up the bulk of our lives, and hold so much richness, if we dare to look. Mel’s work guides people back into their bodies and their own profound wisdom.

Mel adores queering tantra and is an advocate and celebrator of the unique, the divergent, the difference, that is a part of all of us and challenges folks to look beyond limits, binaries and either/or thinking and back into the fullness of who they really are!!!



By combining Western Science with Eastern Traditions, I teach trauma-informed, lineage-based somatic practices to heal sexual trauma, awaken pleasure, improve your relationships and restore balance in your body, mind and spirit. 

As a certified practitioner, I use Authentic Tantra® methods rooted in Tibetan 5 Elements Tantra from the Shangpa Kagyu Tradition. I combine these practices with leading Western science so I can bring you a blend of both worlds for your highest, most beneficial good. 

Pleasure is your birthright and your body holds all the answers you desire – I just help you get there. 

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

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.