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About Ritual

Leslie Grace, Founder
Sex & Intimacy Coach, Tantric bodyworker and healer, Leslie invites her clients and students to get out of their heads and into these sacred bodies to commune with the delicious energies they find there.

After working for years as a Registered Nurse in Hospice and End-of-Life care, she came to the realization that life is indeed quite precious and short, and felt a calling to help people become more fully alive through awakening their sexuality and connecting it with the wisdom of the heart.

Her understanding of the healing power of Tantra and the mind-body connection is informed by her background in Biopsychology, the Hakomi Institute’s Comprehensive Training in Somatic Psychotherapy, The Somatica Method of Sex Therapy & Relationship Coaching, and now the Shamanic Medicine path. She is a Source Tantra Certified Tantra Educator Level 2, has completed ISTA Levels 1-2, as well as a private mentorship with world renowned Tantric coach & healer Triambika MaVive. She has studied Classical Tantra in both the Kashmir Shaivist and Vajrayana Buddhist traditions, and continues deepening in her own spiritual and sexual healing path.

It is such a joy to guide others in transforming their lives through embracing their sensual nature with power, presence, and love. As I have moved through my own past conditioning and shame around my sexuality, I have been free to be more alive, more embodied, and more human.
— Leslie Grace

The History of Ritual Tantra

Ritual was originally founded in late 2015 by Matt Sturm and joined shortly thereafter by his new Tantric sweetheart Leslie Grace after the two met at a Source Tantra training and were literally inseparable. The Ritual community grew and blossomed beautifully through the power of their shared love and their mutual vision for a world of embodiment, heart-connection, and personal transformation through sacred sexuality. They were together romantically for a year and a half, until they transitioned into friendship and continued to teach together. The form changed but the love remained. After another year and a half of teaching together, Matt and Leslie made another transition, with Matt stepping down from Ritual and out into his own sphere.

Leslie continues to steward the Ritual Tantra community, along with a colorful cast of guest teachers who regularly collaborate by bringing their magic in the realms of conscious sexuality, Tantra, love & relationships, plant medicine & shamanism, dance, yoga, and various paths of awakening.