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.
2014 – 2015 = 100 HOURS
2016 – 2017 = 440 HOURS
2018 – Present = 500 HOURS
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Marlee Dater is a Healing Artist with the desire to empower anyone who has ever felt marginalized, unseen, or unloved to realize just how BEAUTIFUL they are inside and out!
Weaving together her background as a professional performing artist with her achievements in the energetic and somatic arts, Marlee uses the power of creative life force energy to help her clients heal on all levels: body, mind, spirit, and sex! Marlee has been offering healing since 2012, and is a licensed Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner, Certified ACS Sexologist, Certified JourneyDance™ Guide, and Certified Reiki Practitioner.
She creates a warm and inviting container for clients to feel safe to begin the healing process, where all bodies, colors, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities are welcome. Her goal is to make healing accessible and fun for everyone because when we heal, the world heals! Marlee works with individuals, couples, and groups in person and over Zoom and is currently accepting new clients. Start your healing journey with Marlee today!
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.
TK is a non-binary transmasc lover of all things sexual. Their toolkit has been expanding over the last half decade with Authentic Tantra® teachings, kink practices, and their coming out as transmasc. Everybody has the right to define themselves, to use language to make their own lives better, we can likewise implement tools and teachings to do the same.
Whether you’re queer, straight, cis, trans, nonbinary, or something in between— TK’s goal is to give you the tools you need to build a powerfully sensual and awakened relationship with yourself, the universe, and everything in it. The ripple effects from this cause our community to shift; to allow our experience to be enjoyable, pleasurable, and fun. And this calls in others to do the same.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
*Alexandra travels to see clients between LA, OC, and San Diego
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ava is an Authentic Tantra® Practitioner, Licensed Rapid Transformational Practitioner, and Certified Tantra & Shamanic Yoga Instructor. Bridging the gap of sacred & sex is her passion when working with the subconscious mind, body somatics and sexual embodiment. Ava specializes in sexual dysfunction, trauma, and fertility; amd loves working with couples!
Her unique approach encompasses a wide range of science based techniques, trauma informed somatics, subconscious reprograming, and spiritual embodiment. Stay up to date to join her Tantra Yoga classes, Awaken Your Connection for Lovers Workshops, and one-on-one pleasure trainings.
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.
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.
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.
*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.