The training process for Quodoushka teachers requires an intimate and integrated knowledge of the Sweet Medicine SunDance (SMSD) path, as well as specific knowledge on sacred sexuality.  This is achieved through years of study and numerous supervised teaching experiences.  As part of their training, Quodoushka teachers also participate in hundreds of self-reflection ceremonies designed to foster maturity, deepen their connection with nature, and develop the skills needed to be effective teachers, facilitators, and guides.

The integrity and excellence of the Quodoushka Spiritual Sexuality teachings and workshops are upheld by these teachers, each of whom has devoted decades to rigorous training and their own development in order to bring the beauty of these teachings to others.

Amara Charles

Amara is the author of several books, including The Sexual Practices of Quodoushka. She has traveled teaching Quodoushka workshops internationally since 1989, helping men and women reconnect with their passion, reclaim the their sexual energy, and deepen their appreciation of life.

Both as a mentor and as a facilitator/trainer, Amara has helped many discover their hidden passions and find a more spiritually empowered approach to sexuality.


Batty Gold

Batty Gold is a Medicine Road man in the ancient Twisted Hairs Tradition with 40 years’ experience as a teacher of spiritual sexuality, shamanic healing techniques and ceremonial alchemy.  His personal approach is to empower individuals to find enlightenment by ‘lighten up’ – gaining knowledge and learning through pleasure. 



Barbara Butterfly Dreamer

Barbara has studied the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path since 1989 as an apprentice, a teacher and a ceremonialist. She has brought the teachings of this path to a international audience 1993.

Barbara’s gifts include working with women of all ages to understand and glean the richness of spirit of all the cycles of being a woman.



Ina Mlekush, M.A. M.F.C.C.

Ina has been a Quodoushka teacher since 1984 and a Marriage Counselor for Traditional and Alternative Lifestyles since 1985, focusing on spiritual sexuality solutions to resolve the frustrations of sexual dysfunctions and incompatibility, and to improve intimacy and communication skills.

Ina teaches men and women to rejoice in their differences to discover respectful caring ways to make agreements.


Karen Krauss

Karen attended her first Quodoushka in 1984 and was so inspired by this sacred knowledge that she devoted herself to training in the shamanic tradition of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path.  She has taught Quodoushka workshops since 1988.

Karen is motivated by the inner truth that freedom within one’s spiritual-sexuality sparks one’s passion for life. Her gift is assisting others to awaken their freedom and express their naturalness as a vibrant and alive being.


Kristin Viken

Kristin has been an apprentice on the Sweet Medicine SunDance path since 1989 and worked with Quodoushka teachings for many years. She is also an international authority leading Shamanic De-armoring programs across the USA, Canada, Australia and Norway.

Kristin inspires others to claim the beauty and strength of their individuality.



Michael Stein

Michael joined the Quodoushka teaching team in 1997 as a demonstrator and as a trainee. He is an authorized Teacher of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path and Quodoushka (2016), a Certified NLP Trainer, and an Ericksonian style hypnotist. For the past 30 years he has been a counselor, life coach and leadership facilitator. A master storyteller, Michael is committed to listen, support and challenge students to discover the Beauty and Power of their natural selves. He is dedicated to modeling the mature masculine.

Rose Fink

Rose Fink has been teaching Sweet Medicine Sundance knowledge since 1987 and is a Twisted Hairs Medicine Road Woman. Her special love is Quodoushka, Healing, Dreaming, Medicine Journeys and ‘Woman Ways’ – a series of seminars focused on awakening dormant powers and gifts of the sacred feminine.