Welcome to the First Atlanta Tantra Festival.
Over the course of the weekend (and into Monday morning for the brave and free souls who are up to midnight meditations) I will offer the chance for all of you to attend workshops, receive healing treatments, relax by the clothing optional pool, dine on vegan cuisine prepared by a local chef, dance freely to live music and DJ's and connect with like minded individuals at a beautiful, private estate here in Atlanta.
Due to the capacity of the private residence, space is limited and we are only able to accommodate a limited number of attendees and instructors, providers and volunteers. For those of you who will be traveling from out of town, limited shared accommodations and campsites are available, please contact us directly for information.
Organizers and Key Staff
Amina Peterson (She/Her)
Tsani Merriweather (she/her)
Presenters and Thought Leaders
Maestro Riko (He/Him)
Maestro Riko is a sound healer, musician, and thought leader based in Atlanta, GA. He recently established Atlanta’s only synth-based sound bath, “808’s & Meditate”- A Guided Meditation accompanied by live improvised instrumentation, played on digital instruments. Audio from previous sessions can be heard for free HERE, making 808’s & Meditate also accessible at home or on the go.
Marla Renee Stewart, MA (she/her)
Marla is a Lecturer at Clayton State University and a Co-Founder of the Sex Down South Conference and the SexualLiberation Collective. She is a sexologist, a professional sex, intimacy and relationship coach and sexuality educator. Gaining her reputation for being “The Sex Architect,” she created Velvet Lips, a sexuality education company, to empower people of all ages to embrace, educate and enjoy their sexuality and their sexual lives. She has studied human sexuality for more than 17 years at San Francisco State University and Georgia State University, respectively, and has expert knowledge in a wide variety of subjects. She has published academic articles and continues to do sexuality research. She has conducted workshops at conferences, not-for-profit and private organizations, featured on many radio shows, documentaries, books, magazines and has been invited to speak at Universities around the world. She also sits on the board for SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW!, the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition, and the Diverse Sexualities Research and Education Institute.
Naomi Vulseyy (she/her)
Naomi is an Atlanta Based Erotic Entertainer, Sensual Dance Instructor and Choreographer
Tellis Dee is an Etheogenist (one whoutilizes sacred plant medicines) such as rape, tobacco and other psychedelic plants for divine healing, enlightenment and ritualistic purposes.
Tellis Dee came to walk the path of a Didanawasgi, (medicine man in
Cherokee) by trying to heal himself of soul trauma and drug addiction for over 5 years. By trade he has been a licensed cosmetologist for over 12 years. In addition to his work with sacred plant medicines, he is an artist and ceremonial fan maker. He has also begun to incorporate healing through the use of sound and transference energy into his practice.
It is his mission to provide access to tools that help people to shift
their perceptions and start the process of healing themselves through the use of plant intelligence.
Ty Shaw (She/Her)
Ty Shaw is a respected teacher, healer and energy worker with a keen focus on the intersection of Spirituality and Sexuality. As an Esoteric Sexologist, Somatic Sex Educator, Sexological Bodyworker, Intimacy Coach, Yoga Teacher, Tantrika, Priestess, Sound/Energy Healer and Spiritual Counselor she is known internationally for her unique approach to using sexual energy for healing and self-actualization. Ty has studied and apprenticed in the fields of African & African-derived spiritual traditions. Those traditions include but are not limited to Lukumi Orisa Tradition, Palo Mayombe, Haitian Vodou and Ifa. She has also studied Tantra (initiated in the Sri Vidya lineage), Herbalism (Western and Tropical), Astrology, and Energy Healing (Tantric Bodywork, Shamanistic Tantra, Advanced Pranic Healing, Pranic Psychotherapy, Reiki Master, Seichem Master).
Derneeka Nicole (she/her)
Derneeka is a Certified Tantra Practitioner, Kemetic Yoga Instructor and Life Coach that serves people of color through Transformational Travel and Mindful Living Consulting. Her work focuses on normalizing alternative holistic lifestyle practices and philosophies. Through collaborations and partnerships with other lifestyle influencers and communities, Derneeka plans events, classes, workshops and international retreats that bridge together conscious and cool activities, exposing people of color to paths leading them to unconditional internal peace and freedom.
Coach Khayr (he/him)
Coach Khayr grew up in a really dysfunctional home and didn’t have the best example of what healthy relationships looked like or how they operated. Fate would have it that this would not be his ultimate outcome in life and he was guided to the path of Tantra. Khayr was introduced to and initiated into the Kriya Jyoti Tantra Society in November of 2001 by Grandmaster Sunyata Saraswati, father of modern Tantra in North America and author of the Tantric classic text “The Jewel In The Lotus”. This system of Tantra is the core of the Shen Tao Temple Monastery Dragon Phoenix Society in which Coach Khayr achieved the rank of Sifu in July of 2004 after demonstrating proficiency in the disciplines of Tantra, Taoism, Meditation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Kung Fu. Upon receiving his charge to teach at that time, Coach Khayr discovered his love of Astrology under the direction of SiStar MyRah Moss in 2006 and then begin his professional Astrology career in 2008. Khayr’s passion now combines his love of Tantra, martial arts, metaphysics and Astrology to show people of the world how to align and live in their divine purpose while having the sexiest, most loving relationships possible. Khayr’s religion is More Love, More Abundance & More Wisdom.
More info coming soon.