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Barbara Carrellas/Urban Tantra Newsletter
January 2015


Permission and Possibilities!

I hope you’ve had a beautiful Solstice and a happy holiday season. In the Northern hemisphere, the longest, darkest nights are behind us and even though it may be cold, we can look forward to longer days and increasingly more sunshine. In the Southern hemisphere, although the days are slowly getting shorter, the summer days are bright and hot. At the end of the calendar year most of us reflect on where we’ve been and where we’d like to go. A vast majority of us immediately try to address those issues by making resolutions based on abstinence. We make resolutions in which we vow we won’t do that, or eat this, or think that way anymore. We vow to behave in some “better” way, which usually involves a lot of discipline and not a lot of pleasure. Then when we’ve abandoned our resolutions before February, we feel like we’ve failed. If your 2015 resolutions are filled with what you won’t do or what you should do, let me offer an alternative.

I believe the best way to welcome positive change into your life is to address it with pleasurable positive thoughts and pleasurable positive actions. This begins with giving yourself the Permission to receive more pleasure. Rather than look to others to give you permission for pleasure, begin 2015 by giving yourself permission to have the experiences and things you most desire. Start with this free gift: My Sexual Permission Slip. It’s an easy, fun, effective collection of permission-granting affirmations that will get you started on your path to pleasure.

Once you’ve given yourself Permission to have a more sensual and erotic 2015, I’ll help you figure out how it’s Possible. I have a full year of workshops coming up—from entry level to advanced—that will support your erotic growth and sensual pleasure all year long.

If you give yourself Permission, I’ll give you the Possibilities. Together we can make 2015 a year of love, light and ecstasy.

Here's to a fabulous new year!

Ecstatically yours,


6 – 8 February 2015
Winter Wickedness 
Columbus, OH
I will be presenting two workshops (Kinky Twisted Tantra and the Tao of Power Exchange) and having a heck of a good time at this Kinkstravaganza!

14 February 2014
Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the 21st Century
New York Open Center
New York City

10:00 am – 5:30pm
Urban Tantra® is a radically updated Tantra practice for modern sexual and spiritual explorers—it can be used anywhere and by everyone. Tantra is not only a sexual practice, it also is a sensuous way of life and a path to spiritual growth and fulfillment. On the Tantric path, pleasure, vision and ecstasy are celebrated and can be as available in everyday life as they are in peak sexual experiences. In this workshop, you’ll learn Tantric techniques for intense full-bodied orgasms, breath-and-energy orgasms, amazingly deep, heart-centered connections (with a partner or with yourself), and the bliss that comes when your spiritual and sexual paths are one. This workshop is for couples, singles, and others. All genders and sexual preferences are welcome. There will be no nudity and no explicit sexual touch. There will be partnered practices in the afternoon. Singles will be paired, with consent. To be assured of working with a partner of your choice, come with a friend.

27 – 29 March 2015
Catalyst Con
Washington, D.C.
CatalystCon is a conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality. It is about reaching out and stimulating those who attend to create those important conversations in their own communities, changing how we as a society talk about and treat sexuality. I will be presenting a workshop/discussion called “Illegal Touch in the USA.”

16 – 19 April 2015
Urban Tantra® Experience: Breath and Touch
Eastover Resort and Retreat Center
Lenox, MA
I’ve created a new series for all of you who asked for longer, more in-depth Urban Tantra workshops. This series premieres this spring at the beautiful Eastover retreat in the Berkshires. Rejuvenate your relationship in this three-day Urban Tantra retreat. The Urban Tantra Experience is an approach to sacred sexuality that adapts and blends conscious sexuality practices from Tantra to BDSM into a hot and healing brand of sex for the 21st century sensualist. Learn the secrets for giving and receiving a body-melting, mind-altering, sensual and erotic massage. You’ll also learn how conscious breath and energy work can transform touch into a deeply intimate ecstatic encounter. All genders and sexual preferences welcome.

5 – 10 May 2015
Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program
Copenhagen, Denmark
Register Now! Email Calle & Jennie Rehbinder at
Urban Tantra® is a radically updated conscious sexuality/sacred sex practice for modern sexual and spiritual explorers. This intensive workshop is designed especially for—but is not limited to—people who work with sex and sexuality. The Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program 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. Urban Tantra modernizes, revels in, teases, and plays with traditional Tantra, all while honoring Tantra’s rich spiritual tradition of connection. As a professional, you want to teach what is closest to your heart, while also maintaining a successful business. You’ll learn how easily accessible language and simple techniques can help you share your powerful message in today’s, fast-paced, goal-oriented, pleasure-starved world. Barbara will help you create the ultimate path of pleasure for your clients/students, allowing them to access their most divine selves. You’ll be able to offer your clients/students immediate results and the promise of more bliss to come. With Urban Tantra, the world is your client.

23 – 31 May 2015
Camp Crucible
Northern MD
I could never miss my favorite kinky, sexy, Ramblewood event—a delicious 9 days and 8 nights! I’ll be bringing new workshops and events and partnering with some amazingly creative friends to create even more delicious love and mayhem to the event described as “Too Much Fun”.

15 – 20 September 2015
Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program
Melbourne, Australia
See Description Above. Register Now! Email Tara Phillips at

20 – 25 October 2015
Urban Tantra® Professional Training Program
London, U.K.
See Description Above. Register Now! Email Amanda Gay Love