Master Coach Barbara Carrellas

Barbara Carrellas

Barbara Carrellas is an author, artist, innovator, instigator and thought leader in the fields of sex, gender and spirit.


Barbara Carrellas is the founder of Urban Tantra®, an approach to conscious sexuality that adapts and blends a wide variety of sacred sexuality practices from Tantra to BDSM. She is the author of Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-first Century—now in its second edition, Ecstasy is Necessary: A Practical Guide to Sex, Relationships and Oh So Much More, and Luxurious Loving. Her books, workshops, and lectures are an eclectic mix of sexual and spiritual practices designed to encourage readers and participants of all genders and sexual preferences to expand their capacity for both pleasure and spiritual fulfillment.

She was named Best Tantric Sex Seminar Leader in New York City by Time Out/NY Magazine for her Urban Tantra workshops, and was recently presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sexual Freedom Awards in London. She is a proud graduate of the Coney Island Sideshow School with a double major in fire eating and snake handling.

In her private practice, she works extensively with issues of the heart and womb, including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, infertility, and pregnancy and postpartum challenges. She also practices as a master-level coach and works with women to build heart-based businesses, live soulfully, and express themselves as authors of their own lives and creative works.


  • Founder of Urban Tantra®,
  • Named best Tantric Sex Seminar Leader by Time Out/NY Magazine
  • Master-level coach
  • Received Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sexual Freedom Awards in London

“The truth is, men are not from Mars and women are not from Venus. We are all earthlings whose penises and vaginas came from exactly the same type of fetal tissue. This is why, in addition to penises and vaginas, we also have a wide spectrum of intersex genitals, which medical science is only now slowly coming to accept as ‘normal.”

Barbara Carrellas