Diane Riley and her partner, Kerry Riley, are at the forefront of introducing the philosophy of sacred sexuality to Australia. Together they founded the Australian School of Tantra in 1987. Diane’s contribution to sacred sexuality and understanding relationships has been recognised worldwide with the success of the DVD ‘The Secrets of Sacred Sex’, which has now sold over 200,000 copies. Tantra magazine, has commented: ‘It’s the best DVD in the area … We highly recommend it!’
Diane has also co-authored, with Kerry Riley, the book ‘Sexual Secrets for Men: What every woman would want her man to know’, which has sold over 40,000 copies in Australia, and is published in several languages, including Spanish and German.
Diane is highly regarded as a versatile, authoritative speaker on sacred sexuality, tantra and related women’s issues. She is also a popular guest on women’s lifestyle and talkback programs. In a launch of the Kylie Minogue lingerie line, Diane featured as a guest presenter on the topic ‘The Modern Day Goddess’.
Following the success of the international bestseller ‘Sexual Secrets for Men’ also known as ‘Tantric Secrets for Men’ (now in its fourth reprint), her new book ‘Sexy and Sacred, sexual secrets for women’ inspires women to honor their intrinsic, feminine, sexual nature.
Since 1993, she has been a popular, annual presenter at Sydney’s ‘Mind, Body, Spirit Festival’, and also conducted seminars at the ‘Pittwater Festival’, and the International Women’s Day ‘Go-Girl’ festival as well as facilitating workshops for hundreds of women and couples in Sydney, Melbourne, regional Australia and internationally in New Zealand, Canada and England.
She has been interviewed for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian , Penthouse magazine, Cleo and Cosmopolitan magazines and has appeared on programs such as ‘Good Morning Australia’, ‘9 am Breakfast’, the SBS series ‘From boys to men’, ABC Radio National’s program ‘The Spirit of Things’ and on Australia’s popular ‘Sex Life’ TV program.
Diane Riley trained originally as a yoga and meditation teacher with the East West Foundation in Sydney, Australia. Subsequently, she studied sacred sexuality, tantra and Taoism throughout the world with leading teachers in this field, including authors Dr Stephen Chang, Charles and Caroline Muir, Larry Collins, and David and Ellen Ramsdale. She also studied advanced sexuality at Moore University, USA.
Diane runs a private consultancy for couples and singles, assisting with issues of sacred sexuality and relationships, communication, and men’s and women’s sexual wellness.