Although tantric principles form the foundation of her work as an intimacy coach and healer, Gabriella has been influenced by contemporary Western writers in areas of love, relationship, and spiritual/sexual integration, these include Erich Fromm, Marianne Williamson, Osho, David Deida, and Charles and Caroline Muir. As a rare (for the West) second generation tantrika she was indoctrinated in the tantric arts at a young age; that and a brief time as a courtesan, set a strong foundation for what was to follow. After being discovered by her teacher and mentor, Anna Marti, Gabriella participated in dozens of workshops with the likes of Daniel O’Dier, Steve & Lokita Carter, and Charles Muir and has completed a certification program at The School of Tantra in Maui. She leads workshops, facilitates tantric pujas, and has presented at the World Polyamory conference. She is the founder of ErosFest NW, Sex-Positive Portland Meetup, and has recently taken over the Portland Tantric Meetup, and she was the visionary behind Sex, Love, & Spirit, a coalition of sex-positive groups. Her center, Lotus Heart, hosts visiting teachers, events, and workshops and is available to rent for your next event.
Where to find her:
What's next: Many Faces of Polyamory, Sun, January 22nd.
Hosting Annie Sprinkle in April
Sex-Positive Portland Website: A Portal for Everything Sexy in Portland. Launching in March (includes membership group)
Book being completion and publishing date: May 2012, Title: Sex, Drugs, and Enlightenment.
Eros Fest NW: October 2012
Edited by Gabriella Cordova on Jan 14, 2012 3:31 PM