Ria is a Sex Educator, Tantra Teacher, and Priestess. She is committed to transformational practices and shamanic sexual healing that activate conscious embodiment. Her lifework is to facilitate a greater connection between people with a focus on body awareness. Ria earned her Master's degree in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and founded her private coaching practice. She is born and raised in Japan, to a Japanese Buddhist father and a Jewish American mother. She has straddled multiple worlds and dimensions from a young age.
Ria is apprentice faculty at ISTA with Ohad Ezrahi. She began her ISTA journey in the deep jungles of Hawaii where she found immediate resonance and a true calling to raise sexual consciousness across the globe. Her ISTA mission took her to Byron Bay, Australia, and intentional community Ängsbacka in Sweden, where she grew in living, loving communities. Ria travels worldwide to deepen her temple practices with a passion to bring the kundalini magic home sweet home in San Diego, CA where she currently resides.
Ria loves facilitating Tantra Tasters, Sacred Snuggle Party and Sacred Play Party in her local communities. She is the author of an online autobiographical webcomic series, Welcome to my Riality where she enjoys spreading awareness of Tantra, Sexuality, Polyamory, Kink, BDSM, Psychology, Relationships, Communication Skills and more!