Tantric Guide and Spiritual Coach, Founder of Sacred Loving Institute
For well over 25 years, Niyaso Carter has been guiding, teaching and counseling individuals in the areas of Tantra, sacred sexuality and spirituality. As a young adult, starting at age 18, she lived and studied in India for several years and there she was introduced to Tantra as a spiritual way of life. Later she went on to study psychology and her work is now a synthesis of her eastern and western training.
As an expert in her field, Niyaso leads workshops and retreats around the world. She is well known for co-creating the best-selling educational video “The Tantric Secrets of Sacred Sex” – which has introduced thousands of people to a life of more love, intimacy and pleasure. She is the author of the audio program Tantra, Sex for the Soul, a comprehensive guide showing couples and singles how to make their sex life sacred, while in the privacy of their own home.
Niyaso is a workshop facilitator and counselor with extensive training and experience. As well as offering sacred sex education, her work also includes relationship skills training, trauma healing and resolution, advising teenagers and guiding women’s circles. She has a passion for helping people understand the principles of the law of attraction and the amazingly creative power of their thoughts and feelings.
She lives and works on Maui, Hawaii, and travels to teach. Niyaso integrates her training in Tantric, Taoist, and Buddhist practices with Western psychological approaches to growth and healing. During her early training she spent several years living and studying at the ashram of Baghwan Shree Rajneesh (now known as Osho) in India. There she learned meditation, Tantra, Yoga, and many practices to enhance human potential.
Her subsequent study of Western psychology has focused on humanistic therapies, including inner child work, co-dependency, grief and trauma work, movement therapy, breath work, communication skills and energy work. Niyaso is an expert in three areas:
- Tantra & Sacred Sex Coaching,
- Trauma Resolution and
- supporting people on the spiritual journey.
These topics are often intimately intertwined and healing and learning in one area often leads to great openings in another. Her teaching and counseling is shaped, amongst others, by the work and trainings pioneered by psychologist Peter Levine (author of Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma), by spiritual and relationship teacher David Deida, and by Austrian psychotherapist Bert Hellinger’s shamanic concept of family constellations. Her work with sexuality has been deeply influenced by Australian spiritual teacher Barry Long and her teaching of Taoist practices is inspired by master Mantak Chia and Jolan Chang. Niyaso’s work has been profoundly touched and enhanced by the teachings of Abraham, teachings on the Law of Attraction presented by Esther and Jerry Hicks.
Most recently Niyaso has fallen in love with spiritual teacher Matt Kahn, who’s work is about loving what arises and understanding the role of the inner child on the spiritual journey. Just like in ho’oponopono, the ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness, where the inner child is considered the mediator between our conscious/normal self and the higher self, Niyaso understands that there is no true happiness without honoring our inner wisdom child.
Niyaso teaches her clients Marshal Rosenberg’s non-violent, effective communication skills as a basic tool for a happy relationship and sex life. Her workshops always include movement and dance based on the 5 Rythms work of Gabriel Roth. Her favorite techniques in her private sessions, if she feels the need for a technique at all, are Somatic Experiencing work as taught by Peter Levine and team and Voice Dialogue in which she trained with Hal Stone and Sidra Winkelman in the late 80s.
In the early 1990s, along with tantric teacher and facilitator Alan Lowen and hypnotherapy trainer and expert Paul Carter Ph.D, Niyaso created and taught the Body, Heart, and Soul workshop series that guide participants to joy and fulfillment in intimate loving, as well as the related Body, Heart, and Soul two-year training course for counselors and healing practitioners.
In 1993 she co-created the best-selling educational video, “The Tantric Secrets of Sacred Sex”, which teaches couples how to transform sex into a truly intimate, fulfilling, and spiritual experience. In 1996 she co-founded the Sacred Loving Programs together with Paul Carter, Ph.D. Niyaso is certified in hypnotherapy, and is an experienced body worker and a licensed trainer in Avatar, a program that teaches conscious creating.
In 2008 she released a 5 CD, 6-hour audio home workshop entitled “Tantra, Sex for the Soul”, a comprehensive guide on Tantra and sacred sex for couples and individuals. Niyaso has presented workshops in the United States, England, Germany, Switzerland, and Australia and has traveled with her students to Mexico and Asia for transformational vacation retreats. Her work has been featured in a number of television documentaries and articles in the United States and Australia.
Niyaso’s empowering women’s workshops help women heal, awaken and celebrate their unique feminine qualities and innate potential for ecstasy. Niyaso’s two veins of training, Eastern and Western, allow her to guide her clients on a journey to wholeness and fulfillment from the spiritual, emotional, energetic, and physical perspectives. It goes without saying that she has devoted many years to her own spiritual and emotional path of healing and awakening, inspired by her desire to learn about love and truth, to create joy and beauty, and to be of service to others.
When working with private clients Niyaso’s approach is multi-dimensional, addressing issues from a biochemical, nutritional as well as mental, emotional and spiritual perspective. Niyaso’s biggest gift is her compassion as she uses her resources and skills to create a learning space that is at once light, playful, safe, respectful and deeply transformative.