“Expertly facilitated in a pleasant and relaxed style” – Jufdi
MEET THE TEAM
the people who make it all happen
Here are the great people that work with us to bring more nurturing touch and intimacy to man-kind. Read about them, check them out, come and meet them at our events.
Andy is the creator of the exquisite BodyFlow nude massage technique and a pioneer of tantric work for men in the UK since 1990. He brings a relaxed, conscious loving facilitation with years of experience of one to one sessions and leading courses in California, Italy, Spain, Germany and France. Andy also teaches in Europe with http://www.gaylovespirit.com and http://www.authentic-eros.com and is available for private sessions in London and Brighton.
info [at] menintouch.co.uk
Next Workshop on 1 Nov 2016: Massage Exploring Eros
Robert van Ravens
Robert has done a wide variety of studies, Theatre, Dance, Bodywork and Spirituality. He started in 1997 his studies with the plant teacher Ayahuasca. Travelling through Brasil he became familiar with ritualistic work, while in India he studied Yoga, meditation and Mantra singing. Robert is a Massage therapist and certified Healer, he has done trainings on energy-work, aura-healing, readings etc.
Passionate about Sexuality and Spirituality, he joined the Sacred Intimacy training with the Somatic Academy in Berlin. His aim is to bring back consciousness to touch and to unite Sex with Spirit. His sessions on sensual healing, invite men to enjoy, explore, and dis-cover the magic of Sacred Sexuality. His practice SuspiRo and healing-massage centre RespiRo are located in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
London Faerie is a sexual adventurer and spiritual seeker with a passion for empowering people to live more vividly. They shine a light into the darker corners of conscious sexuality: non-monogamy, kink and play parties. Exploring these areas with awareness helps you to discover and follow your authentic desire, in and out of the bedroom. Faerie runs Sacred Pleasures, a sex-positive community in London. They co-curate The Summerhouse, regularly present their work in Berlin, Copenhagen and Amsterdam and teach at a host of festivals including Quintansensual (UK), Xplore (Germany) and Wonderlust (Finland).
Nickles is a British Wheel of Yoga accredited yoga teacher, offering classes for men in London twice a week and in Brighton once a month, and full-day and weekend workshops three of four times a year. This year he will also teach at a retreat in Spain and a festival in Wales. For the past decade he has been exploring the qualities of connections between men by studying yoga, massage, tantra and reiki. A frequent helper on Men In Touch events, he loves to witness and experience the nurturant energy created when men touch each other.
Aidan is a certified practitioner of Rolfing – Structural Integration. Rolfing is a form of hands-on manipulation and movement education developed by Dr. Ida P. Rolf over 50 years ago. It works on the web-like network of connective tissues, called fascia, to balance the whole body, potentially resolving discomfort, reducing compensations and alleviating pain. Rolfing aims to revitalize your energy and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body. It’s an integrative process of transformation on all levels.
Kai’s passion lies, where somatic depth experiences, authentic expression, gender dynamics, sexuality and Eros intersect. Since 1996, he has worked as a body worker, mentor and teacher first trained by the Body Electric School in California. He is a Middendorf Breath therapist, an authorised Continuum Movement teacher and an Integral Coach. He has been teaching workshops since 2002 in the US and in Europe.
Volker Moritz is pioneering the edge of sex, heart and spirit. He is working as psychologist (MSc) and licensed sex therapist in his own practice in Amsterdam. He is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker (IISB ®) and authorized Continuum Movement teacher. He gives worldwide workshops and trainings, for instance for the International Institute of Sexological Bodywork in Switzerland.
He has set up projects for male sex workers in Amsterdam and muslim LGBT youth. For more than 20 years, he has been practicing meditation, studying different approaches to bodywork and healing. His qualities are on the one hand his warmth and on the other hand his clarity and depth. He enjoys nature in all it’s aspects.
Sadhu has a great passion for vibrantly soulful living, and has devoted himself to practices that establish him in the rich awareness of the heart for over a decade. He delights in sharing his experience and insights through playful classes and workshops in Yoga, meditation, and touch, as well as in personal Yoga therapy and massage therapy sessions. He has taught internationally since 2004, and is very excited to be currently based in London.
Nick lived for six years as a novice monk in the Thai forest Tradition. He trained under the direction of Ajahn Sumedho at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery and the style of his teaching is based on what he learned over this time: non judgemental and without having a fixed or dogmatic approach the emphasis is on each person trusting in their own innate ability to rest into the freedom that arises when we stop trying to achieve a fixed result and instead trust in what is there in the present moment….
Steve Schwartzberg phd
Based in the United States, Steve is a core instructor with The Body Electric School. He is practitioner of several healing arts, including psychotherapy, sacred intimacy, and body-oriented approaches to emotional well-being.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Steven spent 15 years on the attending faculty of Harvard Medical School and has written several books, including A Crisis of Meaning: How Gay Men are Making Sense of AIDS.
Ziji has been a yoga practitioner and meditator in the tradition of Tantric Buddhism for almost eight years, including two years of residency in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. He has devote much of the past two years of his life exploring the intersection of sexuality and spirituality as a way to enhance both.
MenInTouch.org ziji.massage [at] gmail.com
Sequoia co-founded MenInTouch in California in 1987 to bring men together as lovingly erotic and spiritual brothers. Since then he’s been leading men’s retreats and workshops throughout North america combining Yoga, Tantra, and Sacred Touch. He has extensive training in yoga, bodywork, and Tantra. He holds a Master’s in East/West Psychology.
Art photographer Robert Taylor is responsible for the beautiful pictures you can see on this website. His work, some held in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery and the V&A, is celebrated around the world. Robert’s speciality is portraiture and art nudes, and he specifically loves exploring men’s relationships to their looks and body. He is often commissioned for intimate photography for individuals and couples (see Photography page for details).
robert [at] taylor-photo.co.uk
Christopher Butler (born 1967) is an author and artist from Liverpool, U.K. His client list includes Argus Specialist Publications, Kindred Spirit Magazine and The William Walton Trust. He also worked for a time as an assistant to decorative artist Tony Raymond, helping fulfil mural commissions in several large houses and stately homes.
Christopher first encountered the Tarot at the age of thirteen through watching a James Bond movie. His fascination for the cards has inspired him to create several decks of his own. He illustrated the Quantum Tarot for author Kay Stopforth (Kunati Books 2008). Quantum Tarot 2.0 was published by Lo Scarabeo in 2010. For Schiffer Books, Christopher has authored/illustrated The Son Tarot: Mysticism, Meditation and Divination for Gay Men, published in 2012, and Lenormand Cartomancy published in December 2013. He was awarded the “Favourite Artist Award” by Kindred Spirit Magazine for their 2013 Awards.
Chris’s art and illustration are featured on this site. He is available for commissions.