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Transformative Tantra Workshop with Barbara Carrellas & Dossie Easton

Saturday, February 02, 2008
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Barbara Carrellas
Location Details:
Center for Sex & Culture
1519 Mission, Suite 1
San Francisco

TRANSFORMATIVE TANTRA:Transgressive, Transcendent, and Transgender

February 2nd and 3rd, 2008, 10 AM to 5 PM
Center for Sex and Culture, 1519 Mission St., Suite 1, San Francisco
To register or for more info contact: mail [at] or 415-255-1155.

Barbara Carrellas, author of "Urban Tantra" and Dossie Easton, co-author of "Radical Ecstasy" and "The Ethical Slut", join forces to explode the myths and embrace the power of SM, gender journeying and Tantra.

If you are curious about the ecstatic possibilities of Tantra and other energy-focused sexual paths, but have felt too queer, too gender-queer, too kinky, too slutty, or too down-to-earth to feel comfortable in traditional Tantra groups, you'll love this weekend—facilitated by two women who have spent their entire adult lives exploring perverted paths to ecstasy. Persons of all genders and lovers of all stripes are welcome.

What is/are your gender(s)? Your partners' gender(s)? Do you really have to choose only one? We'll look at what gender is and what it isn't, and then find new ways to express it, pervert it and play with it. Next, we'll explore sexual energy as a physical force that you can activate, build, shape, and ride to amplify all your erotic encounters. We'll end our first day with a shared journey, as we intertwine our experience of masculine and feminine and both and neither into a big ecstatic circle of breath.

On Sunday, we'll explore the different elements and styles of energy-sharing and power exchange in sexual relationships. Using techniques from Tantra and BDSM, and the occasional bit of rope, we'll experiment with consciously polarizing and uniting opposites: active and receptive, masculine and feminine, power and helplessness. Is it true that the further apart we polarize our roles, the hotter the spark that bridges the gap? Let's find out!

All genders, sexual preferences and orientations are welcome.


Dossie Easton, a long time player on the San Francisco S/M scene and well-known killer bottom, is co-author with Janet Hardy of "The Ethical Slut, a guide to infinite sexual possibilities" as well as "The New Bottoming Book", "The New Topping Book", "When Someone You Love Is Kinky", a book designed to give to outsiders to inform them about our lifestyle, and, most recently, "Radical Ecstasy: SM Journeys to Transcendence". She is a licensed psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and more in her private practice, with a particular interest in how SM journeys into Shadow can bring old wounds into the healing light of consciousness and and give them a shot of life force in the form of good hot sex. She makes her home in the mountains north of San Francisco, travels around to teach at conferences all over the world, and spends her nonexistent free time hiking the hills declaiming filthy poetry to the vultures and hosting outrageous pajama parties. You can check out her website at

Barbara Carrellas is the author of "Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty First Century" and "Luxurious Loving: Tantric Inspirations for Passion and Pleasure". She is the founder of Urban Tantra®, an approach to sacred sexuality that adapts and blends conscious sexuality practices from Tantra to S/M, 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 has been featured in the videos "Selfloving", "The Sluts & Goddesses Video Workshop", "Zen Pussy", "Annie Sprinkle's Amazing World Of Orgasm", in the film "Sacred Sex", and in several episodes of the HBO television special "Real Sex". Barbara frequently lectures, performs and facilitates workshops with her partner, author and gender outlaw, Kate Bornstein.,

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