Andrew Barnes is an internationally acclaimed Tantric sex, relationship, and orgasm coach, sexologist, speaker, master bodyworker, and author of Heart of the Flower and Relationship Tantra. Andrew is the developer of Tantric Body De-armouring, and for many years he has been running Tantric retreats and courses in this ever-popular modality in a total of 40 countries.
Tantric relationship & sexuality coaching
Andrew has created the International Tantric Relationship and Sexuality Coaching Program and is training people around the world to guide individuals and couples in cultivating a profound depth of vibrancy and intimacy in their daily lives, relationships and sexuality.
Andrew’s worldview encourages us beyond the usual ways of enhancing our life experience and understanding the concepts of Tantric sex. He draws from his wide-ranging experiences including Tantra and Health Science, bringing a distinctive presence, clarity, and approach to a broad array of topics. In addition to more conceptual themes, he addresses daily issues: sexuality, relationships, love, communication, behavioural patterns, vocation, health and abundance. He shares his insights candidly with simplicity, warmth, sensitivity, and humour.
Andrew also supports people to become more aware of the unconscious psychology of relationships and sexuality and how this effects our ability to love without fear. How this changes the vibrational frequency of the body, and how we can use our sexual energy as a spiritual platform for expanding consciousness and creating abundance…
Andrew is a leading authority on women’s sexuality, respected among his peers for his expertise and craft based on extensive studies and experience in Tantric practices, bodywork and sexuality philosophy. He is helping to shape a movement that is growing in relevance and acceptance with his enlightening teachings on spiritual growth, conscious relating, Tantric Full Body Energetic Orgasm, and sexuality.
Bodywork, Energy Healing, & Health Science
Andrew has five diplomas in different styles of bodywork and energy healing, and a Master of Health Science (Sexual Health), known as Clinical Sexology. However, he attributes his greatest learnings to life experience, and the wisdom and guidance of the many mentors and teachers he has had from around the world since 1993. These men and women have enriched his path, expanding and challenging him in immeasurable ways.
Andrew now supports others to find their inner truth and experience dynamic transformation in their own lives. Andrew does not claim to be a teacher, counsellor, therapist, guru or enlightened. Rather, he is a simple man, preferring to share what he has learnt through his life experience. At events he facilitates, he prefers to take an egalitarian approach, encouraging group cooperation and group responsibility in all matters, including boundaries and agreements.
Supporting groups to become aware of how they give their power away in relationships and to authority figures is an essential element of the all AwakeningWithin Foundation events, along with how they can begin to empower themselves and live more authentically through developing communication and boundary setting skills, even around people that are believed to be in positions of power.
Andrew is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society since 2009. Membership is only available to the top 15% of undergraduate and postgraduate University students worldwide. www.goldenkey.org
Andrew has a love for animals and for the planet, so therefore, all of the live-in Tantric retreats are catered for with vegan food.
“If we know sexuality as an intuitive meditation, it transforms into a gateway, opening to a deeper level of energetic experience, and an expansion of consciousness. With this, the motivation for greathearted love that transcends personal relations returns, becoming a reunion back to the ultimate source of creation, and a realisation that we are one. The time for planetary consciousness is now. Love to all…”
List of 40 of countries where Andrew has run events:
40 countries Andrew has given talks, and run courses, retreats, and other events. Australia / Austria / Bali / Belgium / Brazil / Canada / Croatia / Czech Republic / Denmark / Ecuador / England / Estonia / Fiji / Finland / Germany / Greece / Guatemala / India / Ireland / Israel / Jersey / Latvia / Malaysia / Netherlands / New Zealand / Norway / Poland / Réunion Island (French department in the Indian Ocean) / Romania / Russia / Scotland / Singapore / Slovakia / South Africa / Sweden / Switzerland / Taiwan / Thailand / Ukraine / United States of America
Andrew's history of a diverse range of services:
Andrew established the AwakeningWithin Foundation (AWF) in 2004, a not-for-profit organisation which delivers powerful individual/couples’ sessions, seminars, workshops and retreats in 40 countries. These services help individuals understand and accept new ideas about Tantra, sexuality, intimacy, love, physical contact, pleasure, and enhance their relationships through clear and conscious communication. To read more about AWF's intention in the world click here on Tantric Vibrant Living
Academy of Therapeutic Arts Foundation
Andrew established the Academy of Therapeutic Arts Foundation in 2003, which offers a range of bodywork and energetic therapies based on in-depth, integrated training in modern and ancient healing modalities. The Academy’s programs are regularly adopted by leading health and wellness spas, as well as by clinics and international companies.
Heart of the Flower book of Yonis
Heart of the Flower: The book of yon is is an unflinching exploration of the beautiful diversity of women’s genitals, free of judgement, shame and embarrassment. The book brings into light the ins and outs of the female sexual anatomy, and demystifies and challenges the way society views women’s genitals and sexuality. Heart of the Flower
In Relationship Tantra, Andrew Barnes draws on everyday wisdoms from Tantra, health science and clinical sexology to explain how too often our cultural conditioning and brain chemistry hijack our decision-making and rule our lives. The book offers simple, effective guidance to creating and sustaining a life lived more in love than fear. Andrew shares how to break the cycle of dependency or avoidance in relationships and clear the blocks that hold you stuck in old patterns. Relationship Tantra
Cuddle Parties Australia
Cuddle Parties create a safe space for people to connect with the notion of intentional communication and experience the restorative and invigorating benefits of non-sexual social affection. Since introducing this specialised personal development program to Australia from the US, Andrew is the Australian certified trainer for students wanting to learn how to facilitate Cuddle Parties and is a member of the International Cuddle Party committee. Cuddle party
Since 1993, Andrew has run volunteer massage and personal development programs in women’s rehabilitation clinics, men’s maximum security prisons, substance abuse units and many other organisations.
Previous experience with mentors and teachers
Conferences and festivals where Andrew has presented:
- 2006, the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT), Australia's largest massage association requested Andrew to develop breast massage policies and procedures for Australia, as they were in the process of developing a national breast massage standard. He is now recognised as a reference and source of information in both the AAMT therapist and client breast massage brochures.
- 2006, attended the Annual Doula conference.
- 2007, presentation at the Association of Sexual Energy Professionals conference in Arizona USA about male therapist working with female clients.
- 2007, participated at the 18Th Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health, held in Sydney Australia from April 15Th to 19Th.
- 2009, two presentations at the first Australian Sexual Healers conference, on male therapists working with female clients, and on the ins and outs of female sexuality.
- 2009, presentation at the International School of Temple Arts conference in Sedona USA on the ins and outs of female sexuality.
- 2010, presentation at the second Australian Sexual Healers conference on the ins and outs of female sexuality and energetic orgasm.
- 2010, presentation at the New Zealand Massage Association national conference on Hawaiian Kahuna and Lomi Lomi massage and the art of staying energised while giving and massage.
- 2010, a presentation at the International School of Temple Arts conference in Amsterdam Holland, on the ins and outs of female sexuality and energetic orgasm and was on a panel discussing practitioner relationships, transference and counter-transference issues.
- 2010, a presentation at the International School of Temple Arts conference in South Africa, on the ins and outs of female sexuality and energetic orgasm.
- 2011 presented two workshops at the 3rd Australian Sexual Healers conference on female sexuality issues and energetic orgasm.
- 2011 presented a talk on relationships and understanding masculine and feminine polarities at the Australian Being Woman Festival.
- 2011 presented two workshops at the International School of Temple Arts Sedona USA conference on energetic orgasm.
- 2011 presented two workshops at the International School of Temple Arts South Africa conference on energetic orgasms and female sexuality.
- 2012 presented at the first Tantra Festival in Thailand on energetic orgasm and male and female sexuality.
- 2012 presented two workshops at the 4Th Australian Sexual Healers conference on energetic orgasm and body de-armouring.
- 2012 presented two workshops on the Energetics of Orgasm at Xplore Sydney.
- 2012 presented two workshops at the England Tantra festival on Tantric Body De-armouring and the Energetics of Orgasm.
- 2012 presented two talks at the Denmark Sex and Consciousness conference on the Tantric Body De-armouring and Relationships.
- 2013 presented a talk on Tantric Body De-armouring at the Sedona USA Sex and Consciousness conference.
- 2013 presented a Relationship Tantra workshop, Women's Sexuality seminar and a men's workshop at Poland's first Tantra festival.
- 2013 presented two workshops at the England Tantra festival on Tantric Body De-armouring and the Energetics of Orgasm.
- 2013 presented a talk on Tantric Body De-armouring in Germany at the Berlin Sex and Consciousness conference.
- 2014 presented a talk on the energetics of sexuality at an Evening for Speakers of Personal Growth in Prague Czech Republic.
- 2014 presented a talk about Tantric Body De-armouring and Relationship Phases and ran a Tantric Body De-armouring workshop at the Evolution Festival in Prague Czech Republic.
- 2014 presented a talk about relationships and sexuality at the Supreme Lovers festival in Amsterdam Netherlands.
- 2014 1st International Sexuality Conference Poland. Presented a seminars about the Energetics of Orgasm and Relationship Dynamics.
- 2014/2015 New Years Celebration of Life Festival Czech Republic. Ran Tantric Body De-armouring, Tantric Full Body Energy Orgasm, and Orgastic Breath Dance Meditation workshops.
- 2015 Evolution Festival Prague Czech Republic, presented a talk about relationships and sexuality, and ran a Orgastic Breath Dance introduction.
- 2015 Angsbacka Tantra Festival Sweden, ran workshops on Tantric Body De-armouring, Tantric Full Body Orgasm, and Cacao Orgastic Breath Dance Meditation.
- Germany United Bliss Sexuality Conference, presented a talk on relationships and sexuality.
- 2015 Poland 2ND Reunion of Sexuality Conference. Presented workshops about Tantric Full Body Orgasm and Cacao Orgastic Breath Dance Meditation.
- 2015 Israel Cosmic Lovers Festival. Presented workshops on Tantric Body De-armouring and Tantric Full Body Orgasm.
- 2016 Singapore Management University. Presented a talk on Neuroscience and Sex.
- 2016 Germany United Bliss Sexuality Conference, presented a talk on relationships and sexuality.
- 2016 India Conscious Sexuality Conference, presented a talk on the energetics of sexuality and relationships.
- 2017 India Nataraj Dance Festival ran workshops on Tantric orgasmic breathing.
Some of Andrew training over the years:
- Master's Degree in Sexual Health (majored in Sexual Health Counseling, University of Sydney)
- Diploma in Remedial Massage
- Diploma of Remedial Therapies (Hawaiian)
- Diploma of Remedial Therapies (Balinese)
- Diploma of Remedial Therapies (Thai Yoga)
- Diploma of Remedial Therapies (Balinese and Polynesian)
- Full Body Energy Orgasm
- Tao Sexuality
- Bliss Dance Facilitator
- Doula (birth supporter)
- Beauty therapy
- Energy healing
- Sacred sexuality and adult relationship education
- Myopratic therapy
- Pulsing for Peace (emotional release body therapy)
- Primal Scream therapy
- Inner Child therapy
- Time-line therapy
- Ayurvedic mama point massage
- Entity clearing and past life regression
- Byron Katie, Loving What Is
- Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training
- Body de-armouring
- Shaman training
- Trance states
- Intuitive facilitation
- Somatic bodywork
- Hug therapy
- Dance and movement therapy
- Project co-ordination
- Electronic technician
- Heavy Vehicle Electrican