Katrina was raised in Toronto, Canada, by two teachers… so learning was paramount. She went on to get a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, minoring in philosophy and spirituality… Soon after, her academic life changed to domesticity when she married a dairy farmer, moved to the country and raised two wonderful children.
Her first guru appeared in 1999 when she was going through a serious illness. He wasn’t a typical guru in white flowing robes.. He was a man (Jim) who had been electrocuted when an extension ladder he was carrying hit electrical wires.. He essentially “died” and when he came back he was different. He knew things. He was psychic, intuitive and knew how to heal people. He also spoke of tantra… but that isn’t what he called it.
“He taught me about what humans were really capable of. He used to say that he walked around in a fully orgasmic state all of the time. He just couldn’t understand why people chose to be stressed out all the time when they could simply choose pure ecstasy… He spoke about sacred sexuality.. about making love for hours… At the time, I had no idea what you would do for hours.. But mostly he taught me about the nature of the universe… how things really worked.. What humans were truly made for and how we could get there… I went through many, many dark nights of the soul as all my beliefs systems disintegrated… And new understandings became a part of me.”
Her experience resulted in a miraculous healing that you can read about in her book “What if You Could Skip the Cancer?” that was published in 2009. (It is available on amazon.com or you can contact her directly and she will send you an autographed copy).
It was about 5 years later that the word “tantra” started bubbling up inside her consciousness. The word almost haunted her until she began researching what this word meant… At the time all she could find was books on kinky rituals and commune living… and then she found Diana Richardson’s book “The Heart of Tantric Sex”.
“As I read the book, I nearly cried. It was like someone had actually written down what I knew deep inside but just couldn’t put into words.”
She continued her personal study and practice. Her practice brought incredible sexual healing, intimacy with her husband that she had only dreamed of, full-body-mind-spirit orgasmic sexual experiences that blew her mind… but more importantly it was the spiritual experience that fully awakened her.
Living with Miracles:
She had always been very spiritual. Her grandfather and uncle were both ministers… But she was never particularly drawn to religion.. mostly just academically studying what they all had in common.. what was the common thread… It wasn’t until she was sick that Jim taught her that she must develop an intimate relationship with the divine. That she had to learn to ask the real questions, listen for answers and then act… purely on faith.
This was an incredibly difficult journey since she had always been very academic.. To shut off the mind and listen to her heart and spirit and then act without being able to logically justify her actions seemed impossible… But there’s something about facing your own mortality that makes you take crazy leaps. 😉
After she healed and this became part of her life, miracles started happening all around her. Her kids and husband would just joke about it… fully expecting whatever “mom asks for will just happen”. Her friends would just say “Well that’s Katrina’s world” or say she had a charmed life.
“Maybe I have a charmed life… But I think it’s more like what Jim used to say… that this is how we are made. That this is how we are all supposed to live. We just have the wrong instructions.. That this is fully within everyone’s reach… if they want it.”
The Birth of Fusion Tantra:
After a while, she travelled to study with various schools and to connect into the wider tantric community. She had many amazing healing experiences and met wonderful people. But nowhere did she encounter anyone who was having her experiences… And finally a fellow participant (self-proclaimed tantra workshop junkie) told her “No one is teaching what you offer… It’s different… It’s like magic.”
“When I started teaching, I just wanted to say that I taught “tantra”… without any descriptors… because tantra is a human experience… it just is.. However, the word is used so often in many different ways like tantric massage, tantric dancing, tantric yoga, etc… It was important to differentiate what I was offering”
We called it “Fusion” Tantra because this is literally what happens. As the bodies come together, it feels like you “melt” into each other. That the souls fuse as one. This experience is essential tantra. This is the experience of ultimate unity… the union of masculine feminine, matter and spirit, human and cosmos… This is where we feel ultimate bliss, ecstasy, samadhi and pure happiness and love.
You certainly don’t need a partner in order to experience this oneness. Tantra is always a solitary journey regardless if there is another to “fuse” with… But tantric intimacy and sexuality is an amazing, wonderful way to experience pure happiness… And it’s part of our every day lives.
Really love receiving your mails!! I watched the video of your interview and it was wonderful!! Love the way you feel the world and the way you talk, so sensible and gentle!! I m learning a lot from you and want to say thank you!!! I want to read all your books, and definitely would love to have you here for workshops! God bless you and your work.
Katrina will forever hold a special place in my heart. A teacher of wisdom, love and passion – with a dash of crazy!
Well, among us, we are fortunate to have such a guide as Katrina. A mystic, even. Her countless hours working with individuals, couples and groups have built her ability in being always open hearted, authentic to herself and all who meet her. Her greatest intention, is only to serve others and see them blossom in each their own individual journeys. It warms me to see the success and progression of Katrina’s own journey. Sat Nam.
I think of you often. I feel your passion girl. I have deep and abiding respect and admiration for you. I remember a part of some old saying – “love is shown by deeds not by words.” Felt moved to connect with you today. You are often in my thoughts, always in my heart.
You have personally changed my entire realm of thinking and although I may not be at every yoga class, the years with you have taught me a lot more in depth about my life and how I perceive life inhale it and exhale it out. You have been a mentor and a motivator. And the things you have taught me are lessons and advice I carry forth daily in my life and is well known amongst my support circle. I know completely that I one day wish to be a yoga teacher specifically kundalini yoga and when that time comes I’ll have a wonderfully beautiful and inspiring teacher to thank. I wish you only the very best and I hope you send many updates. Sending you many positive thoughts and prayers. Namaste great teacher.
I would like to say how easy, casual and friendly the classes were. I like the concept of doing Yoga with closed eyes. When I first met you with my daughter, I felt that I was in the presences of a deep essence of being or can I will simply say an old soul. That is the reason why I immediately bought your book. I wanted to know your story. As wrote before, you have something and know more than you think you know. If that makes sense.
Your wisdom and ability to heal me from a distance has been a gift, even last night, you kept saying about living in the moment, it is my choice. And it is, I just need to be “stronger than you think you are”.
Katrina is our local ‘Oprah’. She has a math degree from Waterloo (smart), she is a card carrying Mensa member (she’s smart). Yet it is the size of her heart that never ceases to amaze me. She is gorgeous and articulate; fun and kind. A winning combination. Anyway, I think what you are doing is awesome and I think Kat is awesome and mighty. Thanks for being you.
I had the pleasure of working with Katrina in a shamanic and tantric healing ceremony. Katrina has one of the biggest, most loving hearts that I have ever met, and carries herself with grace and dignity. She embodies “Love-of-All” in the truest sense and goes the extra mile for those she is helping, healing or teaching. I can not wait to continue working with Katrina as her student, as I have already benefited greatly by my experience with her as a Healer.
I had the pleasure of working with Katrina last year. I was immediately drawn to her energy and felt as though I had been reconnected with a dear friend. Over the course of a week, I was lucky enough to have Katrina share with me many of her views, theories, and even hopes regarding Tantra. I am excited that she will be sharing this with the community. I am excited for her, for her students, and for everyone who will ultimately benefit from the goodness it brings.
I found myself falling into the infinity of Katrina’s sparking eyes. She exudes a stillness, a depth, a feeling of being at peace that mesmerizes. And she was able to use that stillness in herself to still my waters, and allow me to fall more deeply into my true sensual self.
Katrina is one amazing being and teacher. When you are in her presence, you just know that you have encountered a woman that is deeply spiritual, sensual, caring and passionate—all in one. Katrina knows how to both deeply hold you in a safe and caring container… while also profoundly help you work with your edges as a woman around your sensuality and what draws you most in life. I couldn’t recommend Katrina more highly as someone to study with.
What Katrina brings is as deep a presence as perhaps I’ve experienced from another person. Her gaze gently held me and my experience was she accepted all that was going on in me. I felt like I was in a warm bath as I relaxed into her eyes. My shoulders and face literally relaxed. What a blessing she brings to her teachings. I came away thinking “Wow, this woman has a Gift!”
Just wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know how thankful we are for your guidance. You really have helped us see things in a different way as well as provided us with tools to help make a good thing a lot better. So thank you for helping us get on a better path.
Tantric Intimacy: Discover the Magic of True Connection
Tantric Intimacy is Katrina’s latest book now available in paperback & ebook through Amazon, Chapters and Barnes & Noble. It can also be ordered in by over 38,000 bookstores around the world!
Here is a sneak-peak of what is inside… Plus, Katrina reads one of the many stories from the book!