Organizers and Key Staff
Amina Peterson (She/Her)
Tsani Merriweather (she/her)
The Goddess Gang will be here to serve you the entire weekend!
Presenters and Thought Leaders
Ashley Asatu (She/Her)
Ashley Asatu is quite literally changing the landscape of feminine health. The Stockton native and mother of 2 is the founder of the The Yoni Day Spa and co-founder of HIO Collective. The former is an intimate space that offers healing through yoni steaming, womb therapy and custom treatments made with herbs and essential oils. The Yoni Day Spa also offers yoga and integrates spiritually affirming practices into their healing protocols.
In 2016, Ashley Asatu created The Yogasm Experience, The Yoni Day Spa’s signature workshop that explores the healing aspects of Yoga, Sensual Liberation, Womb Based Wellness Rituals, and Plant Based Medicine. Since the birth of The Yogasm Experience Ashley Asatu has helped thousands of women and men internationally strengthen their bodies and their orgasmic pleasure with her unique pelvic floor and womb-based workout routines. Once a year Ashley Asatu offers HIO Collective, an annual cannabis friendly retreat that provides folks of color a safe space for spiritual, educational, and social enrichment.
Ashley Asatu envisions The Yoni Day spa partnering with wellness clinics all around the world and certifying future yoni steam practitioners.
Krystal Tantric Yogi(She/Her)
My name is Krystal, and I am a Tantra Coach and a yoga instructor. On my YouTube channel, I share my yoga practice, discuss my journey and Tantra practices, and make playful sensual art. I love to express myself in order to help take the stigma away from sexuality so that it may be seen as something sacred and healing as it should be. Sexuality and Spirituality are not meant to be dualistic in nature. They are meant to co-exist. This is how true enlightenment is attained. You cannot fully evolve as a human on a spiritual journey without healing your instinctual and aroused nature.
Machel Hunt (He/Him)
Equipped with over 16 years of comprehensive experience as a Relationship Counsellor, Machel is a truly multifaceted specialist in the world of therapy and relationship rehabilitation. With a discipline in Psychodynamic and Person-Centered Counseling, he seamlessly integrates essential therapy practices in order to provide a cohesively tailored intervention for couples and individuals seeking realization and advancement in their respective matters.
Notably, Machel is also a specialist in the field of Psycho-Sexual and Couples Therapy. Following his training with The Relate Institute, he joined forces with 2as1 Relationship Support Centre as a Consultant Counsellor, and later completed specialized training at The Institute of Sexuality And Human Relations in London and Amsterdam.
In addition to his considerable work in London, Machel has a client reach spanning New York, Egypt, Japan, Los Angeles, Dubai, Atlanta and the Caribbean; sometimes providing counsel via Skype and telephone.
In light of his many successes, Machel nurtures his humanitarian spirit by providing support to disadvantaged youths and families. Through motivational speaking, perpetually honing his unique form of therapy, delivering workshops, and offering training and development consultation to various community based charities, he truly enjoys giving back and helping make a difference.
“My main objective as a counsellor is to help people to help themselves through psychotherapy, to encourage individuality, and promote diversity and positive self reflection“. - Machel Hunt
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.
Lord Vesper (he/him)
BDSM can be cold, calculated and brutal. But it doesn’t have to be.
For Cazembe Abena and his DOM alter ego, Lord Vesper, BDSM is where Sensuality meets Art meets Spirit. Lord Vesper has been practicing BDSM for 20 years. Senergetic™ BDSM is Lord Vesper’s own unique form of BDSM that focuses on Connection, Healing, Intention, and Trust through Energy Cultivation, Sensual Touch, and Impact Play. Years of training as a Reiki/Energy Healer and Tantra Practitioner, have given Lord Vesper a unique set of energy manipulation skills, techniques, and sensibilities that he uses to further connect people to themselves and others. Through Senergetic™ BDSM, Lord Vesper stimulates energy in the body through chakra and reflexology points to conduct a communion of connection, arousal, trust and emancipation. Lord Vesper works with couples and individuals by creating a safe place for exploration, acceptance and bliss that leads to profound healing.
Lord Vesper believes that sensuality and sexuality can be paths to liberation and enlightenment, but everyone needs some form of healing of the sexual self to fully activate their divinity. As a DOM and Intimacy Coach, Lord Vesper is dedicated to assisting people stand confidently in their own unique expression of sexuality. He created Senergetic BDSM to help both women and men get what they need out of intimate interactions.
Artis Smith (he/him)
Ashtanga Yoga Instructor & Altar Science Guide. Artis teaches Mysore at Southwest Atlanta Yoga.
Maestro Riko (he/him)
My name is Riko Morrissette aka Maestro Riko. I am a sound healer, music composer, and thought leader based in Atlanta, GA. I’ve recently established Atlanta’s only synth-based sound bath, “808’s & Meditate". This project has been a primal mover in my personal pursuit to build a modern bridge between science, wellness, and music, and id love to tell you more about it.
All of my work is revolves around one theme and that is “Sound Hacking” : how we can use the different manifestations of sound to alter our states of consciousness to produce long term effects that lead to a better quality of life. It's a fun topic, primarily because we can clearly see how we do this already while also showing us that there is so much more we can to with the estimated 32 hours of music we consume weekly- besides twerk, turn up, or space out. At the core of it all, I offer tools for self mastery and help give a little perspective as to how we can turn mundane habits into rituals that serve our greatest good.
More info coming soon.