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Michael Pooley is the founder and director of The Art of Ecstatic Love. He offers fun, practical workshops and classes, private coaching sessions, sacred rituals, and community events – all focused on cultivating intention, awareness, and joy in relationships and in everyday life.

Michael's work and teachings embody the tantric approach to ecstatic living, conscious loving, sexual healing, and sacred sexuality. His work integrates a lifetime of study and exploration of Tantra, yoga, meditation, psychology, breath and energy work, bodywork, music, movement, self discovery, and the creative process. His teachings and insights reflect his passion for and experience with applying tantric principles in the bedroom, the living room, the board room, and in everyday life.

Background & Expertise
For nearly two decades, Michael has developed an impeccable reputation for his wisdom, integrity, and compassion, both as a teacher of tantra groups and events as well as a private coach working with individuals and couples. Michael was a senior Certified SkyDancing Tantra® Teachers, licensed and empowered by Margot Anand (world-renowned Tantra master and best-selling author) to teach her SkyDancing Tantra methods and techniques for healing and transformation. He led SkyDancing Tantra programs for many years and co-taught with Margot Anand across the United States. He also co-taught with Margot several SkyDancing Tantra Professional Facilitators & Teacher Certification Training Program.

In addition, Michael's background and training spans two decades working with modern tantra teachers such as Bodhi Avinasha, Maryse Cote, Daniel Odier, and Robert Frey; taoist and Qi Gong master Mantak Chia; and tantric and buddhist scholars Dr. John Mumford, and Robert Svoboda. His methods and techniques for sexual healing and conscious relationship have been further developed through extensive work and studies with Jack Painter, Ph.D; Dr. Peter Levine; Carlo Pati and Sohini Genevieve; as well as best-selling authors and relationship experts John and Jennifer Wellwood and Dr. Terrence Real. And his spiritual perspective and meditation practices have been strongly informed by Osho, Pema Chodren, Thich Nhat Hanh, Lama Yeshe, and H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama.

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Services & Offerings
Update: I am currently not teaching classes or taking private clients.

Michael offers private coaching & counseling services, community pujas, and he still teaches occasional workshops and classes – all are equally appropriate for singles, couples, and partners. Michaels programs include:
• Beginning-to-Intermediate Tantra Instruction
• Intermediate-to-Advanced Tantra Instruction
• The Art of Sexual Intimacy: Multi-Orgasmic Training for Men, Women, and Couples
• Pelvic-Heart Integration & Sexual Healing (Identifying, Healing, and Re-Patterning Sexual Wounds and Behaviors)
• Sexual Education, Intimacy Coaching
• Chakra/Energy Healing Touch
• Reiki Energy Healings and Conscious Touch Bodywork

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Michael Pooley, Founder & Director
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