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Anandalila is a queer, witchy switch who has been teaching Tantric Hatha Yoga for a decade. As a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F), her mission is to bring the joy of gentle movement and connection to body, mind and spirit to people of all genders and abilities in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. Anandalila offers private sessions and group classes in the metro Atlanta area and beyond. Find out more by visiting www.Anandalila.com.
Carly S. has been a sex educator and pleasure pioneer since 2010. Her career started with the world renown Pleasure Chest. She managed and help launch NYC’s largest Adult retailer in the Bronx where she also started a free workshop program. She hopes to travel and spread orgasms wherever she goes. If you ever meet her, she loves strong coffee and even stronger vibration. She also known as the Queen of Wands.
Christopher N. Smith is a doctoral student at Howard University pursuing his PhD in Sociology with his research centering on consensual non-monogamous relationship trends in current and historical contexts. His prior education includes a Master of Arts in Religious Studies with a concentration in Religion and Society and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology form Howard University. Mr. Smith has extensive experience within the education, human services and criminal justice and laying the ground work for The Tenability Movement; an education and arts based advocacy organization. He is an educator, community builder, father, relationship advocate and passionate about increasing awareness of and support for non-monogamous relationships structures in the United States.
Renée Burwell, LCSW is a skilled psychotherapist with a specialization in sex therapy and trauma. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Spelman College, a Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration of University of Southern California, Post Graduate Certificate in Sex Therapy and Education from the University of Michigan, and is AASECT Certified as a Sex Therapist. Her practice, Pandora's Awakening, offers services and educational outreach to help destigmatize and provide access to mental and sexual health services, especially for People of Color and Sexual Minorities.
Ryan DiMartino is the manager at the Pleasure Chest's NY Upper East Side location where they wrangle a robust program of education and events. They work in pursuit of justice and joy at the intersections of sexuality and gender with a focus on sex workers' rights, alternative family building, and body autonomy, after a decade of work in the sex industry. They reside in Queens with their partner and pups.
Sexual Liberation Collective provides sexual liberators with support, advice, and accountability on their personal and professional projects. We also provides education and healing to larger communities through facilitating workshops, skillshares, healing circles, and experiential safe spaces for people to explore their sexuality and desire and heal from trauma. As a Collective, we facilitate a wide range of workshops, healing circles, and experiential safe spaces for people to explore their sexuality and desire and heal from trauma.
Tania Moaton is an artist, writer and sex educator from Chicago. She was featured at the Columbia College’s Annual City Wide Undergraduate Poetry Festival and Northeastern University Alumni Poetry Reading. Her art focuses on the interplay of words as visuals, synesthesia and mental health and Black sexuality. She’s been working and teaching with the Pleasure Chest for 2.5 years. Her primary focus is to help people love themselves through art and sex as expression that can be used to create spaces for underrepresented communities.