Barbara Carrellas is an author, sex/life coach, sex educator, university lecturer, workshop facilitator, motivational speaker and theater artist. She is the author of Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty First Century, Ecstasy is Necessary, and Luxurious Loving. She is the founder of Urban Tantra®, an approach to sacred sexuality that adapts and blends a wide variety of conscious sexuality practices, and the co-founder of Erotic Awakening, a pioneering series of workshops focusing on the physical, spiritual and healing powers of sex. Barbara was named Best Tantric Sex Seminar Leader in New York City by Time Out/NY Magazine for her Urban Tantra® workshops.
Barbara was recently featured on The Learning Channel’s show Strange Sex, where her breath-and-energy orgasm (aka “thinking off”) inside an fMRI machine proved that not all orgasms involve genital stimulation.
Barbara currently offers inspiring and life-changing workshops, lectures, and keynotes on avariety of topics to individuals, schools, conferences, businesses, and the arts. She brings a holistic, metaphysical, practical, humorous, entertaining and gender-fluid approach to to all her work.
Barbara has lectured at many educational institutions, including Harvard University, Brown University, Vassar College, Barnard College, Sara Lawrence College, Wesleyan University, the Chicago Art Institute and Yale University.
Barbara is a certified sexologist (ASC, American College of Sexologists), a member of AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists), and a proud graduate of the Coney Island Sideshow School with a double major in fire eating and snake handling.