Elsbeth Meuth and Freddy Zental Weaver


Dr. Elsbeth Meuth and Freddy Zental Weaver are the founders and directors of the TantraNova Institute in Chicago. They are internationally renowned workshop leaders, relationship and intimacy coaches, and certified Tantra Yoga teachers.

Their retreats and workshops have been offered throughout the USA, North America, and Australia. They are the producers of the bestselling DVD Series Creating Intimacy & Love and were featured on Showtime’s documentary series Sexual Healing and the Emmy Award-winning NBC show Starting Over.

Elsbeth and Freddy Zental have assisted more than ten thousand couples and singles in rekindling and expanding their love and relationships. They are on the faculty at Esalen in Big Sur, California, and at Kripalu in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. They lead couples’ retreats for CEOs and their spouses through the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and have received the highest recognition for their work.

Elsbeth and Freddy Zental are sought-after speakers who have presented at Loyola University, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Illinois Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, The American School of Professional Psychology of Argosy University, and Bodhi Spiritual Center.

Dr. Meuth has served as a doctoral dissertation advisor in the past. The efficacy of Dr. Elsbeth Meuth’s and Freddy Zental Weaver’s work is captured in the 2009 doctor of psychology research thesis “The Impact of Tantra on Couples’ Intimacy and Sexual Experience” by Meredith E. McMahon of The American School of Professional Psychology of Argosy University, Chicago.

Elsbeth Meuth, Ed.D., was born and raised in Germany and has been developing her career over the past forty years in the United States and Europe. As a management consultant and executive coach at Business Design Associates, a firm founded by Dr. Fernando Flores, she worked with clients in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Elsbeth holds a doctorate in education and a master’s degree in music. Her academic career includes associate professorships at Musikhochschule Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany, and Berklee School of Music in Boston. She was a research fellow at the University of Indiana, Indianapolis, and is trained as an ontological design coach employing the principles of the Philosophy of Language and Heideggerian worldview.

Freddy Zental Weaver co-led creative self-discovery seminars at the Institute for Creative Living in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Hawaii. He employs the creative self-discovery approach as developed by psychiatrist and author Fred Weaver, MD. During Freddy Zental’s tenure in software sales, he consistently achieved outstanding sales and income objectives.

Freddy Zental has served as a teacher and district-wide human relationship counselor in the Los Angeles Unified School District and is a performing artist with a one-man show called Sexual Enlightenment currently touring the United States. He is an accomplished percussionist, a stand-up comedian, and a storyteller who uses humor, music, and movement in his presentations and trainings. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and is a certified Thai bodyworker.

Elsbeth and Freddy Zental are beloveds—life and business partners—residing in Chicago.