ABOUT THE TANTRA INSTITUTE

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OUR TEAM

We have over 20+ facilitators around the world

Guy Shahar

Guy Shahar

New York, NY

Guy is the co-founder of The Tantra Institute and the originator of Tantra Speed Date. He has a wide and extensive background in Tantra and related arts from both an academic and experiential perspective. He teaches classes in New York and around the world, and offers Tantra Healing Sessions.

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Deborah Kat

Deborah Kat

San Francisco, CA

Deborah Tantra Kat is a certified Tantric Educator, Bondassage Trainer and Desire Coach, supporting great s*x and incredible relationships worldwide.

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Rafael Martinez

Rafael Martinez

New York, NY

Rafael A. Martinez Certified Life Coach & OM Trainer, Artist & Teacher. Born in Pereira, Colombia, Rafael Martinez has lived as an artist in New York and San Francisco since arriving to the United States as a child. Martinez has studied scientific illustration at The Bronx High School of Science and Art Education at City College in Harlem, as well as Fresco restoration in Lorenzo de Medici school in Florence, Italy.

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Lauren Harkness

Lauren Harkness

New York, NY

Lauren is the Co-Founder of The Tantra Institute. She teaches Tantra and other modalities of healing and personal growth. She offers private Tantra Sessions, Orgasmic Meditation Training, Coaching, & Reiki Healing. She teaches group classes and private clients internationally.

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Sanjay Joshi

Sanjay Joshi

London, UK

Sanjay is a Certified Tantra Educator who guides you in expressing and integrating your masculine and feminine qualities, and being in your true essence! He does this via coaching and tantra massage with women where women experience deep pleasure and then mirror this in their daily lives. Sanjay also hosts tantra workshops where people feel connected, fulfilled and empowered.

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Sharon Day

Sharon Day

Boston, MA

Sharon Day is creator of The Awakened Body Breakthrough: Massive Pleasure in S3x for Women, and a living example of her own devoted, expansive practices. She has been guiding successful, self-aware women to break free from second-guessing, limiting beliefs, and cultural conditioning for well-over twenty years as a Professional Certified Coach, certified Orgasmic Meditation coach, and through training with other world-renowned s3xuality teachers. She also occasionally designs and builds sustainable, nourishing homes, including her most recent project, a movable tiny house. Most importantly, she will giggle if you play with her.

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Ann DeSutter

Ann DeSutter

Denver, CO

Ann DeSutter, RN, BSN, ACTE is an Advanced Certified Tantric Educator through Source School of Tantra Yoga. In her private tantric practice, she teaches men, women, and couples tantric techniques to increase their capacity for physical and emotional intimacy and pleasure. Her hands-on work assists clients to open deeply to their true nature, bringing healing, awareness, peace, and aliveness to their connection with self, life, and others. Ann has worked with individuals and groups for over 20 years as a facilitator, teacher, and guide in private practice, workshops, and classes. Her contagious passion for connection and life are an invitation to all to have an attitude of open, inquisitive, joyous exploration of relationship with self and others. lotuslovetantra.com

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Jack Cohen

Jack Cohen

Los Angeles, CA

Jack Hunter Cohen is a life coach and energy healer who assists individuals, deeply committed to change, in alchemizing their stories and histories into medicine. He coaches privately one-on-one and is currently creating group programs to address and heal the underlying trauma in the individual and collective consciousness. Originally from New York, when he isn’t traveling the world absorbing disparate cultures, he resides in West Hollywood, California.

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Yarah Sutra

Yarah Sutra

Seattle, WA

Yarah Sutra is a masterful healer and Tantric Shamanic Priestess who helps people go from being in pain to becoming empowered. Her teachings are deeply rooted in over 22 years of applied study in ecstatic dance, massage therapy, tantra, self-care and emotional mastery; relationships and communication; shamanism and other related spiritual arts. Yarah offers workshops, retreats, and classes throughout the US and online, as well as, works with clients one-on-one in her private practice in Seattle and while traveling to a city near you.

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Danny Neifert

Danny Neifert

Ventura, CA

Danny Neifert was born on the Navajo reservation in Monument Valley, Utah. True to being a former white water river guide she believes that life is an endless changing river of adventure and the best way to understand something is to jump in and get dirty. She has immersed in several communities including The Society of Friends (Quakers), the Right Use of Will movement, a Gurdjieff commune as well as studying closely with Michaela Boehm and Sofia Diaz from 2007 on. Danny is a holistic healing solo entrepreneur and mother of two grown children, ages 29 and 32. She has extensive experience in sustainable home building, elder care, gardening, nutrition, death & grief, yoga, somatic healing, eating chocolate, bubble baths and off-grid living. Danny is happily engaged and divides her time between Santa Barbara, CA and Boulder, CO.

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Annette Wilson

Annette Wilson

Reno, NV

Annette Wilson is an Elite Certified Tantra Educator, Connection Through Ropes Educator and Tantra-Kink facilitator. She is based in Reno and teaches workshops and private lessons across the country.

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Heidi Jubb

Heidi Jubb

Washington, DC
Maya Kova

Maya Kova

New York, NY

Maya Kova has been studying modalities of conscious living & loving for the past 12 years, diving into the spiritual, emotional, sexual, and mental aspects of The Self. She is certified in Applied Positive Psychology, a Certified Tantra Educator, and trained in kundalini yoga, energy work, D/S arts and shamanism.

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Fred Webberking

Fred Webberking

New York, NY

Fred Webberking - Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional. What's that got to do with Tantra Speed Date? Fred solves manufacturing problems. Manufacturing processes and systems are conceived, designed, built, installed, commissioned, operated, maintained, improved and innovated by people. It begins and it ends with people first. This has been his work style life. People come first. He has attended Tantra Speed Date® events in Asheville, NC and completed a course on Masculine Mastery held by the Tantra Institute after which he became completely certain Tantra Speed Date® solves a problem in the forces of human affairs – Connection.

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Marshall Graeber

Marshall Graeber

New York, NY

Marshall Graeber is a Sex & Relationship Coach, trained and certified Orgasmic Meditation Life Coach and Trainer. His specialty is in the emotional and energetic parts of intimate relationships. He helps guide men and women in getting connected to their bodies so that they can feel a sense of ease and confidence in expressing their desires and sexuality.

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Marga Berlinski

Marga Berlinski

Amsterdam, NL

Marga Berlinski is an intimacy and relationship trainer and coach. She helps women, men and couples to feel confident, free and self-expressed in their relationships, intimacy and sexuality. This ranges from people who want to be successful in dating to couples in long term relationships. Marga has been working in the area of coaching, training and personal development for over 15 years. She offers a combination of coaching and powerful exercises that help you discover self-imposed constraints in your intimate relationships. You will learn how to express and communicate what you need, hold your boundaries, be in touch with your desires and feel confident in connecting with others. This makes for a powerful mix to empower you in realizing what you want.

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Kelsey Kosmala

Kelsey Kosmala

Austin, TX

I am a lover of education and adventure! I am fascinated with mental health and have always been drawn to the arts. I am a dancer, an artist, an empath, and a strong advocate of holistic healing modalities. All my passions mixed together took me on a 7+ year adventure studying holistic medicine all over the world. I've now taught over 1000 yoga-inspired classes, workshops, and masterminds in Bali, Thailand, Cambodia, Costa Rica, India, and Austin, Texas. I am currently working on incorporating tantric practices, intimacy and masculine/feminine energy into my teachings.

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JJ Brawley

JJ Brawley

San Diego, CA

JJ Brawley (N.C.P.T. LcHT) is a Somatic Bodyworker, Tantra Teacher, Certified Life Coach, Licensed Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Master NLP Practitioner who has been in the world of transformational work since 2003. Also an ISTA Graduate and 5 Elements Tibetan Tantra Practitioner he has been hosting and organizing events in the s*x positive, lifestyle, and kink communities for 20+ years. Creating and holding space for these fun conscious juicy experiences is what lights him up!

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Jaime Verk

Jaime Verk

Toronto, ON

Jaime Verk is a certified Energy Healer, Yoga & Pilates teacher, Reiki Master, Life Coach, and mentor. She’s also a trained artist, dancer and natural foods chef. Her mission is to empower the leaders and visionaries of tomorrow to up-level their human technology by healing the past and strengthening their emotional resilience. She loves guiding people through transformation in a self-loving practical and metaphysical journey inward.

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Kim Gerrard

Kim Gerrard

Miami, FL

Originally from New York, and currently residing in South Florida, Kim is a veteran of the hospitality industry. After many years in corporate roles, Kim found her passion in spirituality, embodiment, and tantra; and quickly went from surviving to thriving. She’s still a foodie at heart who loves putting her skills to good use creating and hosting intimate gatherings and ceremonies. Kim is a modern day Dakini, co-creating one on one sessions to support her clients' own inner healing work.

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Lynda Switzer

Lynda Switzer

Calgary, AB

Coach Lynda Switzer B.A., B Ed. has been having a blast facilitating experiential workshops on communication, intimacy, tantra and conflict management since 2017. She is immersed in practicing self-compassion and self-acceptance and is committed to Nonviolent Communication (NVC). A student and teacher of tantra for over a decade, Lynda appreciates witnessing the divine in all beings, personal growth and self-expression. Her approach is collaborative and playful. Relationship Alchemist, Coach Lynda (a former teacher) is certified in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy and has taught individuals, couples and groups how to reinvigorate stagnant relationships, increase the quality and depth of their connection, and to prevent/manage conflict. Lynda is dedicated to choosing love over fear in her own life and to teaching others how to create joyful, vibrant and juicy relationships.

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Huiying Chin

Huiying Chin

Providence, RI

Hui (Hwee) is an acupuncturist and constellation facilitator based in Boston advocating for living our highest truths and claiming our life force by healing the body, mind and soul. She joins The Tantra Institute to facilitate more conscious circles healing our inner feminine and masculine energies.

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