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About Kamala Devi, Sex & Relationship Coach, Author and Activist
Professional Bio: Kamala Devi is a nationally- recognized speaker, author, mentor and polyamory activist who created the Beyond Monogamy program to help open-minded people liberate their love lives. She has been successfully navigating open relationships for over 15, in an open marriage for 10 years, and is the mother of a beautiful 6-year-old boy.
Her family stars in Showtime’s hit docu-series, Polyamory: Married and Dating. Kamala Devi has recently been featured on Ricki Lake, Dr. Drew, Tyra Banks and the award-winning documentary Sex Magic. Kamala Devi is the founder of Tantra Palooza, San Diego Tantra Theater and Poly-Palooza. Her mission is to awaken healers, teachers and visionaries to becoming love leaders. http://www.KamalaDevi.com
Personal Bio: Kamala Devi is a bisexual Latin woman of Jewish descent who was raised between a rural ranch in Mexico and conservative Orange County. Her undergrad degree is in Communications and did graduate work in performance art and women’s studies. Kamala Devi founded and faciliated the first bisexual and lesbian women’s discussion group at her university and produced a handful of feminist-themed plays and performance art.
She was first introduced to polyamory when she fell in love with a (male) yoga teacher and followed him to an artist commune in Hawaii. In 1997 She directed the lesbian, gay, transgendered and bisexual LGTB Pride festival for Honolulu. She met a professional dominatrix and was introduced to sexual healing through Kink and BDSM (Bondage-Discipline-Sado-Masochism).
After a spontaneous sexual awakening, she began backpacking through SouthEast Asia, Europe and China. She found home in the arms of her beloved, Michael, when she met him at a Valentine’s puja (tantric ritual) in San Diego. They became the original architects of the San Diego Tantra and Polyamory Community. They provide events and educational resources for thousands of friends and lovers around the world.
Together they took a tantric pilgrimage to South India to study goddess worship from a Guru who channels Kali. The 2004 Sumatran Tsunami struck the very beaches where they were at the exact moment their airplane lifted off. Thus Kamala Devi came home pregnant with her first novel called “Don’t Drink the Punch: An Adventure in Tantra.”
Michael bought a 60-year-old house by the beach and converted it into an eco-friendly temple where they home-birthed their son Devin Echo McClure. Devin is currently 6 years old, bilingual, plays the violin and is happy to be raised within a polyamorous family with live-in lovers Jennifer Gold and Tahl Gruer. They are also dating about a dozen lovers which Kamala Devi lovingly calls her Pod.
Kamala Devi takes pleasure in nature, massage, music, fine dining, snuggling, dance, theater and performance art. Dating and practicing polyamory is her hobby. Her ultimate turn-on is penetrating conversation. She knows how to use her mouth and words to stimulate and heal people. She is also a deep listener, and loves silence, touch and laughter.
Kamala Devi is devoted to helping people awaken their sexuality because she feels it is necessary for the evolution of the planet. She is especially interested in training healers, teachers and visionaries so they can become Love Leaders and increase their influence in the world. Kamala Devi is a natural muse and uses her body as a doorway to enlightenment. Kamala Devi feels sex and creativity stem from the same source energy, and thus helps people find an ethical expression for their sexuality so they can reach creative potential.
Kamala Devi is the founder and director of Tantra Theater which is a collective of artists, teachers who offer live performance art to heal sexual guilt and shame. For show times go to: www.tantratheater.tv. She is also the author of Sacred Sexual Healing with Baba Dez and she is currently writing Tantra Sutras, a polyamory guidebook, and Erotic Way, a Tantra Teacher manual.
Kamala Devi has made several instructional DVDs including Earning your BLACKBELT in Relationship with REiD Mihalko. Kamala Devi has also appeared on the Tyra Banks Show, Discovery Channel, Morning Show Live, Inside Edition, and MTV’s True Life, to name a few. She guest stars in an award-winning documentary called Sex Magic which is available in this site’s Store. For additional information go to www.sexmagic.com.
Kamala Devi is a vocal and highly-visible spokesperson for sexual liberation since 1993. She started running monthly polyamory gatherings in 2004 and founded an annual Tantra-Palooza festival in 2007. She holds regular play parties for tantric, swingers and other non-monogomous free lovers. She is currently organizing Poly Palooza in San Diego.
Together with about a dozen lovers, Kamala Devi is visioning the charter for a retreat center so that people from all over the world can come and develop new skills and enjoy this lifestyle. For more info go to: www.blisscoach.com or www.TantraTheater.tv.
About Michael McClure, Polyamory Activist
Michael McClure is a stand-up comedian, musician, actor and a co-founder of Tantra Theater. He has over 12 years of training in Tantra and 15 years practicing polyamory. He is a spokesman for honesty, sex positive communication and safe sex. A lifetime surfer and athlete, he leads men’s groups and can be found at http://www.EthicalStud.com.
In addition to starring in Showtime’s Polyamory: Married and Dating, he has appeared on Dr. Drew, Ricki Lake, the Tyra Banks Show, Discovery Channel, Inside Edition and other international television productions. His environmental work has reduced global warming emissions by hundreds of tons using commercial lighting technologies; and his ecological home has been featured on the GreenBuilt Tour. Michael is married to Kamala Devi and has about a dozen lovers and a 5-year-old son who he spends a lot of time surfing and swimming with. Video clips of his performance art can be found at www.TantraTheater.TV and his stand-up comedy can be found at www.PolyamoryMichael.com.
Besides starring in the new Showtime Docu-series called Polyamory: Married and Dating, here are 25 things you didn’t know about the San Diego Cast.
Kamala Devi also loves co-teaching with the following teachers:
Charles Muir, Reid Mihalko, Daniel S., Scott Catamas, Shawn Roop, Adam Paulman, Baba Dez, Mare Simone, Triambika, and more. Bios coming soon.