Devi Ward Erickson

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Devi Ward Erickson is the curator of the Authentic Tantra ® modality and an accomplished Vajrayana Tantra Practitioner.

Devi is a trauma survivor who has overcome sexual, emotional, physical and racial abuse through Tantric sexual and non-sexual practice. Devi was a stripper in Detroit for several years while she attended Wayne State University for the performing arts. At the age of 24 she became a monk of the Ishaya order and dedicated her life to her spiritual path. Nine years later, Devi was introduced to Vajrayana Tantric Buddhism and trained in the Tibetan Five Element healing practices as a sexual and non-sexual healing method.

Since then Devi has become an internationally recognized Tantra Expert, Certified Tantric Healer, and ACS Certified Sexologist. In 2015 Devi completed a 53 hour Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy Counselor training. Her background includes certification in Reiki and meditation. Devi Ward has been teaching meditation and personal growth workshops since 2000.

Devi is an author and the Host of Sex is Medicine with Devi Ward Podcast on Itunes and She has been featured as a Tantra and Sexuality Expert in countless articles and over 30 different radio and television networks worldwide including Cosmopolitan Magazine, Playboy Radio, Men’s Health Magazine, CBS, NBC, Rogers TV and the movie Sexology with Gabrielle Anwar and Catherine Oxenberg.

Devi is currently training in Traditional Tibetan Medicine at the Tibetan Medicine Education Center.

Find out more about Devi Ward Erickson here! 

  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Ethnicity: West African, Irish, English, Cherokee, Polish, Czechoslovakian
  • Vajra Name: Palden Lhamo
  • Accomplishments: Green Tara, White Chenrezig, White Mahakala
  • Currently Accomplishing: Ngondro, Tummo, Black Mahakala

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What Devi’s Clients have to say…

“With Devi’s experienced guidance, I learned and practiced many effective exercises and tools that have brought more pleasure into my body, my spirituality, and my relationships with others. I feel revitalized by the infinite beauty within and around me and more at ease with the ebbs and flows of life. By regularly engaging in Authentic Tantra practices, I am able to feel safely connected to and grounded within my body. Thank you Devi!”


“The personal attention and unique coaching were invaluable. There are the things you need to know, but then there are the things that are unique to you and your experience. Devi tailored the program specifically to my goals.”

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