Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson
Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson (www.TantraPM.com / www.MichaelsandJohnson.com) have won numerous awards for their work. They are a devoted married couple and have been collaborators since 1999. Michaels and Johnson are the authors of the forthcoming Partners in Passion: A Guide to Great Sex, Emotional Intimacy and Long-Term Love (Cleis Press, 2014), Great Sex Made Simple: Tantric Tips to Deepen Intimacy and Heighten Pleasure (Llewellyn, 2012, Winner: Independent Publisher/IPPY Award; Winner: International Book Award; Silver Medalist: ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award; Honorable Mention: Eric Hoffer Award), Tantra for Erotic Empowerment: The Key to Enriching Your Sexual Life (Llewellyn 2008, Winner: USA Book News National Best Books Award; Finalist: ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award; Finalist: Indie Excellence Awards), and The Essence of Tantric Sexuality (Llewellyn, 2006, Winner: USA Book News National Best Books Award). They are the creators of a meditation CD set, Ananda Nidra: Blissful Sleep (Projekt Records, 2011, Finalist: COVR Visionary Award). Michaels and Johnson are senior students of Tantric pioneer Dr. Jonn Mumford (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati) who has named them his lineage holders for the Americas and Europe. In addition, the two are co-founders of the Pleasure Salon, a monthly gathering in New York City that brings together sex-positive people and pleasure activists from a variety of communities.