“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 Saich, London
Andy is the founder of MenInTouch and a pioneer of tantric work for men in the UK since 1990. He enriched the lives of many people with a relaxed, conscious loving and accepting facilitation with years of experience of one to one sessions and leading courses in California, Italy, Spain, Germany and France. Andy also taught in Europe with http://www.gaylovespirit.com and http://www.authentic-eros.com inspiring many facilitators and participants alike to recongise, embrace and celebrate their sensual self and sexual expression.
Serge Tampakakis, London
Serge has been a bodyworker and massage therapist for over 7 years. During this time he’s supported people with a wide range of injuries, physical and emotional trauma, working both from a clinical and holistic perspective. In 2016, he completed his Yoga Teacher Training, combining his passion for yoga practices, healing and bodywork.
When in his classes/workshops, expect hands on work, deep powerful assists, informed adjustments and an invitation to practice in your own beauty.
Serge is the main event organiser for Men in Touch, inviting a wide range of facilitators to contribute in the Men in Touch cycle in addition to his own workshops.
Robert has been a massage therapist for over 4 years. Working from home he uses traditional massage techniques, along with Muscle Activation and Indian head massage to encourage a reconnection between the mind and the body. As a active member of the naturist community he supports men to get comfortable with who they are and make connections through a variety of activities including naked badminton, yoga and camping events.
Michael, Scotland & London
Michael is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker and Certified Workshop Facilitator for the Wheel Of Consent. Based near the Scottish Highlands and working mainly across various locations in Scotland, London and the UK, he coaches and teaches by creating safe, gentle, and engaging touch-based environments. Choice and the needs of the individual are at the centre of each learning experience he facilitates, whether in a group, a partnership, or with an individual.
Curt, Sydney, Australia
Curt Mason is a Certified Sexological Bodyworker, qualified and
experienced Person Centred Counsellor and Gestalt Psychotherapist. He has been a practicing meditator for over 13 years and teaches Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programme.
Curt runs a psychotherapy practice and retreat centre in Sydney, Australia, where he has lived for 15 years. He has over 20 years experience working in mental health, primarily working with gay and sexually diverse men with a focus on intimacy, sexuality, relationships, anxiety, trauma and group work. Curt is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience in a style that is simple, fun and easy to understand and practice.
Kevin is a certified Sexological Bodyworker, assisting people to educate themselves about their sexual embodiment. He works on a one on one basis, with couples in person and with Skype sessions. He offers discussion based workshops for groups on sexological bodywork through a multi gender / sexuality group based in Brussels.
Kevin runs workshops infused with sacred intimacy and sexological bodywork with his business partner, Dirk, in Brussels regularly throughout the year, through Meetup group: MenSexuality and a naturist social club through Gay Romeo: NakedinBelgium. Kevin also assists in workshops for Gay Love Spirit in Germany and Belgium.
Robert van Ravens, Rotterdam
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.
Nickles Spencer, London
Nickles creates welcoming, warm, intimate and, above all, safe spaces for men to come together, get naked, share and care. His work focuses on helping men explore and enjoy their bodies while helping other guys to do the same: heart to heart and skin to skin.
He’s been a yogi for 15 years and a (British Wheel of Yoga-accredited) yoga teacher for almost a decade. In parallel, he has extensively studied massage and the power of playing with bodily and tantric energy.
Nickles has taught all over Europe and leads naked yoga classes in London three days a week (see altogetheryoga.com), regular workshops and retreats.
His practice is established on the belief that our bodies, when combined with a healthy dose fun, can contribute in a major way to our wellbeing.
Aidan Treays, London
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.
As a dancer, choreographer and movement teacher I understand how injuries, porsture and lack of confidence can hold us back. I’ve developed a process of embodiment that creates richness and freedom in out lives.
Kai Ehrhardt, Berlin & NYC
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, Switzerland
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 Valakhilyas, Amsterdam
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 Kientsch, 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, USA
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.
Robert Taylor, UK
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, 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.