Facilitators Oregon Tantra Festival 2024

Kim Keller

Kim Keller is a Certified Tantra Educator and Intimacy Coach, as well as Co-Organizer of Oregon Tantra Festival. Kim lives in Ashland, OR, with her partner, Jimmy Nacey. She specializes in working with women, men and couples looking for more pleasure, joy and intimacy in their sexuality, and utilizing that juicy energy to inspire and enliven their everyday life.

As a on-one-one coach, group facilitator, keynote speaker and workshop presenter, Kim has over 30 years experience as a counselor and coach, and is driven by her strong commitment and passion in the support and service of others as they discover and reclaim their own deep sensual and sexual nature as a critical part of overall health, wellness and vitality.

Ray Cohen

Ray Cohen is a co-organizer of the Festival, a professional counselor with experience helping people recover from substance abuse, a personal fitness coach and a professional musician. He supports clients in working with issues of intimacy, polyamory, open relationships, and sexual healing, and can work with couples.

Ray has presented for Sex Positive Portland, Polytopia, and Network for New Culture. Ray has been teaching Sacred Pelvic Healing Massage since 2018 with Amara Karuna, who developed this technique. He lives in Portland, OR. He did 2 years of service in Uganda in the Peace Corps.

Themis Waduda

Themis Waduda (she/her) is a Sufi priestess, spiritual mentor, and somatic sex and relationship coach, with a profound dedication to the Temple of the Divine Feminine within the Sirat-i Inayat’s Interfaith Sufi Path. Her journey is a fusion of mysticism, spirituality, and embodiment.

Themis firmly believes that our bodies and our relationships are incredible vessels for physical experience, but also sacred instruments for spiritual and human growth.  Rooted in a commitment to embodiment, Themis’s teachings revolve around “dishamefying” and normalizing our sensual and sexual experiences. Her intentional and mindful approach creates a holistic bridge between the material and the metaphysical world. Her aim is to help individuals cultivate a profound sense of presence, mindfulness, and sensuality in their everyday lives while infusing it all with joy and playfulness.

Gwenn Cody

Gwenn Cody, MSW, CET, CTE has been teaching tantra and sexual enhancement classes for over 20 years. Her education includes professional level training with Margo Anand and Charles Muir, and participation in numerous other tantric, neo-Reichian and sex-positive workshops and trainings. She has presented at Hawaii Tantrafest, NCNF, Sex Positive Portland, and Loving More, as well as 10 years facilitating Sexual Radiance for Women (with Magdalena Zadikov). In addition, Gwenn has been a private practice psychotherapist since 1988 and an early provider of body-oriented psychotherapy, and therapy/support for non-monogamous people and those exploring “alternative” sexualities in her community. She’s certified as a Core Energetics therapist and a Pelvic Heart Integration teacher along with other modalities.

Lizzy Juda

Lizzi has been facilitating movement classes, expressive arts groups and community rituals for 25 years. She leads in a relaxed and playful manner which leaves people feeling really good about themselves and their ability to get down and create anytime, anywhere!!
She is a long time practitioner and lover of Ecstatic Body Postures, African Dance, Ecstatic Dance, Contact Improv,Qi Gong, Dances of Universal Peace, Therapeutic and Sensual Massage,Tango and Swing Dance.  She considers herself a mojo sprinkling pixie and is the proud mama of two bad ass young women.