Emily has a Women Studies, English, Sociology background as well as a Medical Terminology certificate. Empowering people to play, be empowered and remain vital drives her in educating women and men in their sex lives. She believes that growth and sexual self acceptance is integral to all other facets of our lives.
Dena Hankins writes aboard her boat, whether on the high seas or in a quiet anchorage. She spent eight years as a sexpert at Babeland, soaking up the most stimulating stories of human sexuality, and is honored to provide some tales in return. Being a military brat, wanderlust is deep in her, and she has been sailing since 1999, covering waters from Seattle to San Francisco, across to Hawaii, and from Virginia to Maine. Her first three publications are erotic short stories with far-flung settings—India, North Carolina, and deep space. Whether traveling in the physical world or ranging far in her imagination, she is happiest accompanied by her partner of seventeen years.
Dr. Paul Tinari
Dr. Paul Tinari Ph.D. is the president of Intact Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting genital integrity around the world. He fought for more than 30 years to get acknowledgement and justice for those students of Canada's residential school system who were circumcised as "punishment." He was the first person in Canada to receive publically funded restoration surgery, and since that time thousands of men have followed in his footsteps to finally experience their full potential as males. He is a world-renowned expert on circumcision and on the functions of the male foreskin, and he was lectured widely on this topic for more than 25 years.
Vera Zyla is a sex educator, co-owner of The Art of Loving and has a degree in Acupuncture and as a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner(TCMP). She has been leading adult education seminars and events for over eight years at The Art of Loving, conferences, trade shows and private gatherings. Seen regularly in the media and interviewed for TV, radio, newspapers, and magazines she is motivated by passion, education and fun. She blends a holistic playful approach while helping people discover a healthy empowering and transformative pleasure positive message about sex and relationships.
Ki is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker and Tantric Instructor with a full time teaching, bodywork and coaching practice. He teaches the arts of erotic embodiment and intimacy through massage, breathwork, awareness, and sensual communication skills. He is passionate about creating safe, professional, erotic learning environments. Check out his website.
Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert
As a child, Franklin Veaux heard a fairy tale about a princess forced to choose between two handsome princes, and thought, “Everyone knows princesses live in castles And castles are big enough for both princes. So why does she have to choose?” He has been writing about polyamory since 1998 at morethantwo.com, one of the top-ranked sites about polyamory on the Web. He currently has five long-term partners and lives in Portland, Oregon.
M'kali-Hashiki is a Black, Polysexual Femme Kinkster living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is also Sacred Intimate; a Certified Sexological Bodyworker; and a Certified Sound, Voice, and Music Healing practitioner with approximately 700 hours of training in various modalities. She has facilitated workshops on various aspects of sexuality nationally for over 20 years. She currently has a private practice focusing on Erotic Wellness (www.BodyEnstasy.com) using soundwork, bodywork, and somatic sex re/education; and teaching Erotic Breathwork, both in person & online.
John Ince is a co-owner of The Art of Loving and the founder of Joygenic: the Happiness Institute which provides seminars and other services to help people grow happier. John is the author of five books, a lawyer, an environmental and human rights activist, wilderness traveler and community builder. His unusual life path plus his years of research into the science of happiness inform his seminars. He appears regularly in the media and has been profiled in a cover story in the Georgia Straight.
Marcy Dayan is a registered physiotherapist with specific training in the management and treatment of incontinence and vaginal/rectal pain. Since graduating from UBC with a Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy in 1984, Marcy has completed postgraduate courses in incontinence, pelvic dysfunction and orthopaedics. She has also completed a Master of Health Administration from the University of British Columbia. Active in both clinical practice and teaching, Marcy works in private practice and is a guest lecturer on urogenital pathophysiology in the Master of Physiotherapy program at the University of British Columbia.
Stephanie has been studying sexuality and body, mind, spirit awareness and healing for over ten years. Her main healing practice is called Intune Holistics where she practices as a Medical Intuitive Healer, Body Mind Therapist and holistic health workshop presenter. One of her specialized areas of focus is helping others to heal in areas of sexuality and teaching workshops on Tantric skills to individuals and couples. Tantra is for those who wish to open up to the powerful energy of connecting in a sensual, sexual and soulful way.
Mark Bentley Cohen and Lianna Walden
Mark Bentley Cohen is a writer, explorer of consciousness, adventurer, teacher, facilitator, and performer. He has just completed his first novel, "Bi, Hung, Fit... and Married".
Lianna Walden is a producer, writer, director, and production manager, with over 20 years of experience shooting film all over the world. Lianna is currently completing a documentary about Marc Emery.
Glen Callender is a Vancouver-based writer, comedian and founder of the Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project (CAN-FAP), Canada’s newest pro-foreskin advocacy group. CAN-FAP promotes foreskin education, appreciation and stimulation, and advocates for the human right of all children—male, female and intersex—to grow up with intact genitals. Glen has dedicated his foreskin to fighting anti-foreskin ignorance and prejudice, and has vowed to demonstrate the wonders of his foreskin to every Canadian.
Dr. P. Tinari
Dr. P. Tinari Ph.D. studied advanced massage technique for four years while he was living in Brussels, Belgium. He was specifically trained in Deep Transverse Therapy (DTT), used to break down the calcification associated with many chronic soft-tissue injuries. He has successfully helped many women with breast implants who were suffering from encapsulation syndrome (a hardening of the tissues surrounding the implant).
Liane has been working and presenting seminars at The Art of Loving for over 3 years. With a background in non-profit management and sexual health education, she thrives to help create a more sex-positive world. Two of her favourite things are creatively written sex guides and helping people pick out their first vibrator! One day, she hopes to be able to walk on stilts.
Caffyn Jesse is a Certified Somatic Sex educator and a Certified Sexological Bodyworker who supports diverse people on their journey to sexual wholeness. People from around the world visit her Salt Spring Island studio, where Caffyn offers sexual learning through body-based exercises and experiences. She also
coaches via Skype and phone.
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