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Barbara Carrellas & Urban Tantra News
Spring 2014 

Urban Tantra® Professional Training Programs in 2014
London • Sydney • San Francisco

Happy Spring to all of us in the Northern Hemisphere and Happy Autumn to all of us in the Southern Hemisphere! 

I haven’t been in touch for a while because I’ve been on sabbatical since December. When I planned this sabbatical back in October I envisioned a time of rest, reading, craft-making, space clearing, and envisioning new work. I had not envisioned my dad dying in December, nor the recurrence of Kate’s cancer later that same month, nor the death of my beloved friend, Gloria Leonard, in February. Yet, I have received most of what I asked for during this sabbatical—just not in the way I expected it. When Kate needs to rest, I rest, which means I’ve gotten more sleep than usual. I have certainly been reading—I now know a lot more about what it takes to keep a body healthy when it’s undergoing extreme physical stressors, such as chemotherapy and radiation. I have a renewed appreciation for the resilience of the human body and it’s capacity for pleasure as well as pain. As for space clearing? Hah! My dad left me a entire house to clear out and repair. Envisioning? I am meditating on both short and long term goals and priorities. They shift and re-prioritize themselves on a daily basis. I trust they will fall into place as I need them.

My sabbatical ends at the beginning of May—at the perfect time and in the perfect place. Beginning on 5 May, I’ll be in London, for the first of this year’s three Urban Tantra® Professional Training Programs. I created my Professional Training Program to help sexuality professionals—the artists, healers, teachers and innovators who use aspects of sexuality in their work—create the professional and personal lives that nourish their clients and themselves. I want to provide a solid foundation on which to draw when life throws a creative curve ball. Recent events have given me a new perspective on work, goals, conscious sexuality, and curve balls, and I am really looking forward to sharing a week with like-minded seekers who are striving to balance their inner and outer lives with conscious sexuality.

This year I’ll be facilitating the Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program in London, Sydney and San Francisco. 

The dates are:

London, U.K.
6 – 11 May 2014
For more information and to register, email Rebecca Lowrie at

Sydney, Australia 
16 – 21 September 2014
For more information and to register, email Hayley Caspers at

San Francisco, CA, USA
29 October – 3 November 2014
For more information and to register, email David Houston at

What is the Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program?

Urban Tantra® is a radically updated conscious sexuality/sacred sex practice for modern sexual and spiritual explorers. The Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program is designed especially for—but is not limited to—people who work with sex and sexuality. This intensive workshop will give you the skills to take your practice to the next level—both personally and professionally. Whether you are a tantrika, a pro domme, a daka/dakini, a sex therapist, a sex educator, a companion, or anyone else who uses or wants to use a more conscious approach to sexuality in your practice, this program is for you. Read more about the program here.

What graduates say:

The Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program completely transformed me personally, hence professionally as well. I had incredible revelations and made amazing contacts with like minded folk. I learned a tremendous amount around the history of contemporary Western based Tantra, and found a plethora of resources for sex education and practices: marketing, movement, spirit, music and in a word, life! The encouragement to support each other that Barbara espouses exhibits an authentic limitless generosity that is deliciously contagious. No matter your level of practice or professional bent, I enthusiastically recommend this program as a means to continued personal growth.  ~Eve Minax

Barbara Carrellas is one of the most extraordinary sex educators working on the planet today. I have personally worked with and learnt from Barbara for almost 20 years, and can not recommend the work that she does highly enough. The Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program is a genuinely holistic training experience. Barbara leads by example and holds a shining light over what’s actually possible, leaving participants feeling emotionally nourished, professionally inspired and intellectually engaged. Her knowledge and passion for sex and communication is unparalleled, and her pioneering work around gender-neutral approaches to sex and orgasm have changed the way sex is taught in workshops globally. In an era where sex teachers, therapists and workers are needed more than ever, Barbara Carrellas presents sex education in a bold, dynamic, refreshing and genuinely pioneering manner. Barbara Carrellas truly is the Real Deal!  ~Cyndi Darnell

I’d love to see you at an Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program in one of these three gorgeous cities this year. Contact the local coordinators, or write to me for more information.

Ecstatically yours,