Crystal Dawn Morris is an ISTA Lead Facilitator, Tantra Teacher/Coach and Spiritual Midwife. She has been teaching Tantra for Awakening since 2007 and founded an online school, TantraVersity.com in 2018. Crystal is known for her warmth, enthusiasm and ability to create a safe space where magic unfolds. Her events and courses support the recognition of Truth in every aspect of life, from the mundane to the mystical. Embodiment of the True Self reveals the “field of being” that is available in every moment. This recognition creates a sense of ease, vitality and well-being. She lives in Sedona, AZ USA where offers coaching in-person, over the phone and via Zoom. She is passionate about helping people to wake up so they can experince more love and freedom in their lives.
Crystal Dawn’s Tantra studies began in 1989 after she had a spontaneous kundalini awakening that changed her life. Her formal Tantra studies began in 2003 with Margot Anand, author of The Art of Sexual Ecstasy and founder of Sky Dancing Tantra. Crystal Dawn was a certified Sky Dancing Tantra Teacher from 2007-2014.
Crystal’s shamanic path began as a child who connected to Spirit through the natural world around her. She began studying shamanism for her personal healing in 1985. She had a shamanic healing practice from 1995 to 2005. She has studied with Venus Rising Institute, The Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Sandra Ingerman and numerous Native Medicine People since 1992. She is a Certified Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator and Shamanic Minister.
Raffaello Manacorda is an international Tantra teacher and Daka (sacred sexuality practitioner). He has been practicing Tantra for more than 15 years and has undergone intensive training in several styles of Yoga. After completing an MA in Philosophy, Raffaello decided to spend more than twelve years living in alternative communities and experimenting with radically alternative lifestyles.
It was in these wild years that he first encountered Tantra, the "rebel way to Spirit". This encounter developed into a life-long practice, first on a solo journey, then studying Tantra and Yoga in some of the best worldwide schools. Raffaello serves as faculty in ISTA, the International School of Temple Arts, and teaches and lectures worldwide. He is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Wisdom Studies with Ubiquity University (California).
Raffaello is the co-creator of the ISTA Practitioner Training (PT), ISTA’s program for coaches and practitioners in the field of conscious sexuality. He is the author of numerous articles, and in 2016, he published “Conscious Relationships, The Art of Bringing Awareness to Intimacy & Sexuality”, a practical guide to evolved intimate relationships.
Triambika is a Soulful Sexuality Coach and Founder of the Ecstatic Awareness Institute™, Triambika Ma Vive has been featured on Playboy TV and on the cover of Raw Attraction Magazine. She teaches spiritual sexuality globally, helping men and women to heal, gain confidence, learn to have extraordinary sex and create healthier relationships overall.
A natural facilitator, Triambika brings her depth, intuition, passion, and magnetism to her work. She’s a lead facilitator with the International School of Temple Arts and the co-creator and lead of the ISTA Practitioner Training, offering paramount trainings for sexual healing practitioners throughout North America, Israel, Australia, and Europe.
Harnessing her extensive training and practice with the time-honored tradition of Tantra, human sexuality, nondual spirituality, masculine and feminine dynamics, NLP, and body-based modalities including yogic therapy and bodywork, she helps her students to reach authentic sexual freedom and to form fulfilling relationships that support the highest expression of who they are.
"You have within you the full power of love, the ability to heal and love yourself - and thus to love others. By integrating spiritual energy with sexual energy, we move freely toward wholeness, conscious loving, and inner peace. This is enlightenment through ecstasy." ~Triambika
A native New Zealander with a global heart, Rex Rafiq has been leading transformational programmes with men and women for 25 years. Founder of Essentially Men, the ground breaking mens work of Aotearoa New Zealand, co-founder of the Heart Politics Gatherings and author of Fatherless Sons (Harper Collins) and On Their Own (Finch) he is trained in group work, psychodrama, expressive therapies, co counselling and has a masters in Social Ecology. His experience has been honed from working extensively with groups in all kinds of settings from the wilderness to corporations, prisons to ashrams, and anywhere in the community people are showing up for wisdom. Over his life he has explored diverse mystery traditions, shamanistic practices and spiritual enquiry. His outer world expressions have been diverse - from a young hunter living in the wilderness, to activism, street theatre, trainer, community catalyst and group leadership. He has a solid reputation for leading potent rites of passage and known for his wise and playful style and ability to hold people with love while they shed their skin.
Rex has stopped trying to improve himself...instead he has turned to loving the life force that is living him, which includes embodying the joy and transformative power of sexuality. He has moved into teaching with ISTA because his delight is to share community with kindred souls on this journey of loving life and he is drawn to contribute to the powerful transmission and embodied teachings that are evolving here.
KAMALADEVI IS A MYSTIC, A MENTOR AND A MUSE. HER MISSION IS TO AWAKEN HERSELF AND OTHERS TO THE ECSTATIC CURRENT THAT RUNS BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH. SHE WORKS WITH ARTISTS, HEALERS, AND VISIONARIES AROUND THE WORLD TO BECOME LOVE LEADERS. WHEN SHE'S NOT TRAVELING THE WORLD TO FACILITATE RETREATS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF TEMPLE ARTS, SHE ENJOYS A RICH HOME LIFE BY THE BEACH IN SAN DIEGO WITH HER HUSBAND OF OVER 15 YEARS AND THEIR 10 YEAR OLD SON.
SHE IS AUTHOR OF A HANDFUL OF BOOKS INCLUDING SACRED SEXUAL HEALING: THE SHAMAN METHOD OF SEX MAGIC WITH BABA DEZ NICHOLS. HER FAMILY STARS IN SHOWTIME’S HIT DOCU-SERIES, POLYAMORY: MARRIED & DATING. SHE ALSO APPEARED ON DR. DREW, RICKI LAKE, TYRA BANKS AND THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY SEX MAGIC. KAMALADEVI IS ALSO FOUNDER OF POLY-PALOOZA AND SAN DIEGO TANTRA THEATER. MORE AT HTTP://WWW.KAMALADEVI.COM
Buddhi Dana is a man of the heart who is walking the tantric path
for the last 20 years.
A spiritual leader, skillful temple priest, sexual therapist, ISTA facilitator
yoga teacher, DJ, and a vessel for divine energy.
Buddhi Dana is rooted from youth in the Osho path as well as in the wisdom
of the traditional Tibetan Tantra, yoga, the path of the Zen and the path of the Tao.
Buddhi Dana is a powerfully gifted man with a natural ability to reach deep into the hearts
of others and to lead them peacefully into the present moment.
He is a community leader and the co-founder of the sacred sexuality community in Israel.
Buddhi’s vision is to awaken people's strong sexual energy and allow for embodied beings to
take on leadership while connecting to the emotional, spiritual and the sexual body.
This will make way for a new generation of beings with love and respect for their fellow human beings
and for the whole planet.
Buddhi love to say,
"Love one another and raise the frequency of the whole world".
Clara is an international Intimacy & Empowerment facilitator, ceremonialist, speaker and dakini.
She has trained with leading authorities in the fields of Tantra, Shadow Work, Shamanism and Esoteric Psychology and currently travels the world offering transformational workshops, women retreats and private sexual healing sessions.
She’s an accomplished facilitator of ceremonial spaces where Eros and Spirit are alchemised for prayer, healing and manifestation.
As an animatrix and dakini she guides seekers longing to reconnect with their bodies, their raw life force and creative essence through conscious activation of their erotic power.
Clara has found her home serving as a Priestess in the re-emerging Love Temples across the world. She’s currently expanding her training in Soul Initiation, the Aquarian Love paradigm and conscious conception.
Clara is faculty at ISTA - International School of Temple Arts and is a regular presenter at Sexuality and Consciousness festivals across the world.
Xavier is a powerful Love Warrior dedicating his life to being a channel through which Love can manifest. He practices everyday with many different tools and modalities to continually deepen into his capacity.
With full presence and gratitude and leading by example Xavier is working to heal and teach in the areas of presence, sexuality, relating and the power of the divine masculine and feminine. Studying as much as possible and being in service on a daily basis.
Born in France in the 70s Xavier now lives in Byron Bay Australia where he surfs, gardens and works on his life mission. Over the years he has studied with many teachers and masters. Moving into his own unique practices and techniques, he has recently begun offering them publicly in the form of counseling sessions, tantric healing massages, Holographic kinetics, Reiki, coaching and training.
Since 2008, Juan has been working with shamanism to effect healing change in his life and the life of others. This work has taken Juan all around the world, working and training with shamans from China, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Brazil and throughout the USA. Juan has trained and is experienced in; psychic intuitive development, Reiki, Akashic Records, Yoga, Kungfu, Tantra, Transformational Psychology, Holotropic, and Shamanic Breathwork to name a few. Juan completed the core of his shamanic training with Alberto Villoldo at The Four Winds Society in 2012. Since 2017 Juan has been diving deep in the Tantric Arts becoming a faculty apprentice with ISTA-International School of Temple Arts, completing all courses offered, with 500+ hrs. of studies. Juan is dedicated to bringing shamanic and tantric healing to all humanity,
Laurie Handlers is a Sex and Happiness Coach and author of #1 Amazon International Bestselling book Sex & Happiness:
She offers sexual health and awareness courses for individuals, couples and groups all over the world. For over 10 years, Laurie Handlers has hosted a weekly radio show "Sex and Happiness."
She has also produced and starred in three independent award winning films and serves as a Lead Faculty member for ISTA.
ISTA Lead Facilitator, (International Schools of Temple Arts), founder of the unique retreat space, The Sanctuary Guatemala, co-creator of the Women Who See in the Dark Project, and creator of The Resilience Journey, (a guide to healing from loss) Araminta is an International Speaker and transformational guide focused on awakening to the majesty of our full human technology.
Araminta has a Master’s Degree in Indian Religions from the University of London (SOAS), is a certified Red Tent Women's Guide, 5+ years of experience in the sexual reproductive health non-profit sector with over 25 years of exploring numerous holistic health modalities and esoteric traditions. She teaches intensive residential retreats in over 15 countries.
Araminta’s core passion is the process of radical self-acceptance – the inner marriage of love with power. She is here to support the return of ancient temple wisdom and practices for humanity’s evolution as liberated, heart-centred creators.
Born in France and half Vietnamese, half French, Karam has worked as a therapist for more than 20 years. He trained in Gestalt, integrative psycotherapy and systemic therapy in Switzerland after a long stay in Poona, India, where he was introduced to the world of Osho, meditation, and emotional and body oriented therapy. He then explored this integrative approach more intensively with his mentor Veeresh, founder of the Humaniversity, the world-famous international centre for group therapy based in the Netherlands. He gained experience in working in psychosomatic clinics with people in crisis, and worked with adolescents in need of psychotherapeutic support. He is also trained in Somatic Experiencing, a revolutionary and cutting edge approach to trauma healing.
For many years he has led a wide variety of groups, oriented toward the realisation of the unique human potential which lies within each of us. Much of his group work has been with people in crisis.
After co-leading workshops and personal trainings based on Tantra and sacred sexuality in Paris, he started to work in Pacha Mama in Costa Rica, a unique alternative spiritual community where he is now their senior therapist, leading Primal, Tantra, somatic healing oriented groups and the Growing in Love Process.
As a Shapeshifter, Trickster and Shaman in the Northern Tradition, Javi has transcended many barriers in her life, with the largest being immigrating to the United States as a child from Guatemala and her gender transition as an adult. Javi has professional training in clinical psychology and is a Graduate level Licensed Mental health Counselor (LMHC), has completed Spiritual, Shamanic and Tantric internships, and is a student with world leaders in Sacred Sexual Shamanism within the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA).
Being a priestess in Service to the Goddess as a Queer/Trans – woman, Javi offers many gifts in many forms to the world:
· Energy Healing and Shamanic Counseling
· LGBTQI Educator and Trainer
· Sex and Sensuality Educator for the Trans-Feminine and their lovers
· A bridge that connects all within the spectrum of Gender through understanding and compassion
· Founder of Heavy Metal Tantra, a unique blend of Erotic Music Meditation and Shadow Work
Being a Queer Trans-Woman, Javi struggled with finding a Tantra and Sacred Sexuality community that was not only accepting, but open and willing to grow and evolve out of the Gender-Binary and Hetero-Normative model that most other schools and groups employ. But now she has found her Tribe, here in ISTA. The first organization that not only allowed her to truly be herself, and participate in the manner that fully honored and validated her completely, but was also willing to learn from her, grow and change in order to be more welcoming and inclusive of our brothers and sisters in the LGBT community.