Our purpose ~ journey to discover your true self
We are dedicated to helping you learn to live ecstatically ~ creating a loving new world.
For most of us, fulfillment comes through innermost sexual spiritual exploration. It’s also one of the deepest paths we have for self-exploration.
We discovered that Tantra Heart is far more personal and powerful than other practices. It’s actually fairly easy to learn to live in continuous bliss, fulfillment and spiritual enlightenment.
For more than 12 years we have helped individuals achieve transformation through the practices of Tantra Heart Kriya Yoga.
Our approach ~ choose what is best for you
We use a combination of personal coaching, workshops and online courses to guide you on a personal journey into the depths of your soul.
- Personal coaching—With the ultimate purpose of living in joy, excitement and love, we help you transform the recurring problems in your life, uncover your deep passions and manifest your desires.
- Online learning—Online courses help you learn Tantra Heart practices at your own pace. You benefit from many years of research. You deepen your relationship with yourself and others, learning to live in impassioned enlightenment.
- Workshops—Because we are social beings on emotional, spiritual and energetic levels, our workshops give you the opportunity to experience a dynamic group energy of love. You learn to create meaningful connection in all aspects of your life. It is wonderful to realize that you are not alone. Relationship can be satisfying with everyone and everything. This strengthens and deepens your sense of self esteem. Singles and couples benefit from the loving group energy.
Our commitment ~ to your absolute fulfillment
Married for 44 years, we have been committed to keeping our personal relationship excitingly fulfilled. When we discovered Tantra 12 years ago, we expanded our commitment to support as many individuals and couples as possible to discover ~ sensuous divinity, ecstatic love, exciting life purpose and deep inner joy.
We bring a variety of skills from earlier education and careers, along with current daily research and learning, to our ground-breaking love service for the world.
Our life before Tantra Heart?
People often ask what we did before we founded Tantra Heart and began teaching and coaching sexual-spiritual awakening full-time.
Married for 29 years in 1996, we were committed to keeping our relationship exciting and alive. Knowing that sex was important for us…
we began reading books and watching videos about “better sex.” In our exploration, Tantra appeared, surprising us. It felt like discovering a powerful, archetypal secret, such as, “The Fountain of Youth” or “The Source of Supreme Bliss.”
Wow! Sex and the divine!
Deep down within us, we knew that high pleasure, intimacy and orgasm were truly special. Yet we never imagined that all of cosmic existence was available through the Tantric practices of uniting sex, heart and spirit.
After first learning about Tantra from a variety of texts and videos, we felt ready to go deeper with our learning by attending workshops and retreats with teachers. We cleared our schedule, created a vacation to join a class, and walked into the course trembling like scared rabbits. Within a day or so in the deep immersion of the Tantric experience, our lives were changed in ways we couldn’t imagine.
Our commitment to create and bring Tantra Heart Kriya Yoga to Cincinnati was born within those first courses. When we announced our intention, others laughed because Cincinnati, with a nationally recognized conservative image, appeared to be the least likely place to share the beauty and spiritual power of sex. We were unsure ourselves about people’s interest until our first class in Cincinnati attracted seven participants and the second had 17, with participants describing their experience with us as “euphoric.”
We’ve been exploring, sharing and teaching ever since. People now travel from all over the continental US, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia and Central America to participate in Tantra Heart courses.
Antoinette~ Before Tantra Heart
Antoinette grew up on the west side of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the 1950 and ’60s. She attended the College of Mount St. Joseph through her junior year, when she ran across a boy she had first met while in high school: Richard.
Antoinette completed her college degree at Stonehill College near Boston, where she and Richard moved after their wedding. She earned a combined degree in English and French, with a minor in education and philosophy.
After some years in Pittsburgh following Boston, Antoinette and Richard moved back to Cincinnati with their two-year-old daughter. At that point, Antoinette, who had stopped teaching to be a “-“stay-at-home-mom”-“, took a position in student affairs at the University of Cincinnati. It was her first step into organizational leadership and management.
“I have a passion for organizational development, effective leadership and team building,” Antoinette says. She went from the University of Cincinnati to upper level hospital administration, a field she enjoyed for 20 years.
Toward the end of that time, Antoinette and Richard founded Tantra Heart. Antoinette remained in her hospital career for three years before leaving to focus fulltime on teaching Tantra in 2001. “I began teaching in 1998,” she says. “For three years I did both my hospital job and Tantra. My life was very exciting and full.”
She adds, “My life now is even more exciting and full.”
Richard ~ Before Tantra Heart
Richard grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he attended Xavier University. After earning a degree in English with a minor in education in 1966, he began an early career in education.
During this time, he began to work with disadvantaged youth, eventually moving to Pittsburgh to focus on kids in trouble with the law. Working as a team with three other teachers, “We landed a grant from Lyndon Johnson’s Model Cities program,” Richard explains. “With that we opened the Community Human Services Corporation, which is celebrating its 40th year of operation in 2010. Our premise was to develop partnerships between members of a community and creative change agents.”
After Richard and Antoinette moved back to Cincinnati in 1973, Richard became the primary caregiver for their toddler, while Antoinette began working at the University of Cincinnati.
When their daughter was ready for school, the entrepreneur in Richard resurfaced and he launched a construction company in partnership with an architect and a builder. Richard served as the business administrator. He later left the company to begin independent organizational consulting.
Not long after, Richard and Antoinette began to learn about Tantra. “Little by little” Richard says, “Tantra awakened a new approach to life.”
Richard gradually closed his consulting company to put full attention on growing Tantra Heart. He and Antoinette began teaching Tantra Heart Kriya Yoga in 1998, bringing a variety of skills and expertise from their education and careers, as well as their new research and learning, into this ground-breaking service to the world.
“There are parts of our former careers that we miss,” Richard says, “But in comparison to our work of love and service through Tantra Heart, those things pale.”
Anya Shekina, founder of Intimate Passionate Love, describes Antoinette & Richard
In my quest to interview couples who have found the secret of a lasting intimate passionate love, and who are willing to share what that secret is, I find Antoinette & Richard to be truly special.
After successful careers in the corporate world and 30 years of marriage, in 1997 they decided to follow their heart and become Tantra teachers providing life and relationship teaching.
Now married 44 years, they are living their commitment to live a passionate and enlightened love. This involves daily spiritual practice and love-making.
Through TantraHeart they teach others how to live a conscious, passionate, spiritual love. TantraHeart is a system of techniques and new approaches to support people in transforming their relationships, sexuality and their whole lives.
Residing and teaching in Cincinnati, Ohio, they work via skype with people all over the world. If you would like a lasting intimate passionate love, Antoinette & Richard have so much to share with you about how to achieve this.”
Interviews with Antoinette & Richard
Comments ~ An Invitation to Dialogue
We invite you into our dialogue. Share your thoughts with us about your experiences with us and Tantra Heart. Explore subjects that are important for you, such as intimacy, enlightenment and love.
As we continue to explore deeper and deeper pathways to passionate enlightenment, we will share our discoveries with you. Please share yours with us by posting a comment on our site.