Barbara Carrellas is an author, sex/life coach, sex educator, university lecturer, workshop facilitator, motivational speaker and theater artist. In addition to her new book for Hay House, <em>Ecstasy is Necessary,</em> she has also written<em> Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century</em> and <em>Luxurious Loving.</em> She is the founder of Urban TantraÂ®, an approach to sacred sexuality that adapts and blends a wide variety of conscious sexuality practices, and the co-founder of Erotic Awakening, a groundbreaking series of workshops focusing on the physical, spiritual and healing powers of sex. Barbara's pioneering Urban TantraÂ® workshops were named best in New York City by <em>TimeOut/New York</em> magazine.<br>
Barbara brings a holistic, metaphysical, practical, humorous, entertaining and gender-fluid approach to conscious sexuality and to all her work. Her exploration of sex and consciousness has led her into modalities of healing and expanded consciousness in all forms of sacred practices, including Tantra, Tao, shamanism, Reiki, breathwork, metaphysics, performance, ritual, herbal medicine, bodywork, erotic massage, commercial sex work and BDSM. Her books and her workshops are an eclectic mix of sexual and spiritual practices designed to encourage readers and participants of all sexual preferences and genders to expand their capacity for both pleasure and spiritual fulfillment.