Sasha (Alex) Lessin, Ph. D. (U.C.L.A.) a psychotherapist and relationship counselor since the 1970s, knew how to help people work out their differences, compromise, agree. He’d studied counseling with Drs. Irv Katz and David Quigley (Hypnotherapy), Stan Grof (Holotropic Breathing), Roger Woolger (Jungian Past Life Regression), William Baldwin (Spirit Releasement) and especially Hal and Sidra Stone (Voice Dialogue). Sasha knew how to help lovers resolve their differences, work things out, compromise, create win-win scenarios, even to re-connect emotionally. But he didn’t know how to get them to re-connect sexually.
He’d also been studying sacred loving/tantra, with Lori Grace, Robert Frey, Paul and Niyaso Carter and, especially, Charles and Caroline Muir. From them he learned how to connect and teach others to connect sexually. Charles Muir, for his part, told Dr. Lessin it was easy to get lovers to re-connect sexually; but tantra didn’t seem to get them through their disagreements. It was hard, Charles said, to get them to even be sexual when they felt emotionally distant.
Sasha then introduced tantra into his counseling. He started lovers’ sessions, tantra style, with a breathing exercise. Then, shifting to psychotherapy, he had them work through their bonding patterns and their emotional and practical difficulties. He finished the session having them engage in a tantric love-making ritual and leave them alone to consummate it. Result: Counseling clients not only worked things out, but they felt close again too.
He’s certified as a yoga instructor by Gary Kraftsow, M.A. (Viniyoga). He lives and loves with his wonderful wife, Janet Kira Lessin and their extended family in their home/school/community/spiritual growth center in Maui.Sasha also began accompanying Charles and Caroline Muir, delivering communications lessons and seeing couples in the Muirs’ Tantra seminars around the U.S. and in Mexico. Result: Tantra students were also able to work out their difficulties.