Alaina Salks – Authentic Tantra Educator
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.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from the University of Pittsburgh, Alaina joined the US Forest Service as a ranger in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains of California. For two years she walked among the world’s oldest trees.
In her decades long journey of spiritual exploration, she studied nonviolent communication, yoga and Vipassana meditation, but was ultimately led to practice Tantra and Vajrayana Buddhism. Through practicing Authentic Tantra, she has seen incredible transformation and growth in herself and her students. She lives with her husband and stepdaughters in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.