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 experience 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.
Laurie Handlers www.LaurieHandlers.com is a sex and happiness coach. She is an educator, movie producer, radio show host, and author. She holds a Masters in Education and a Bachelor's in Psychology and Sociology. Her career includes over thirty years as a corporate change consultant, individual empowerment coach and international seminar leader. She’s a dynamic speaker, facilitator and has taught transformational workshops for women, men, couples, singles, parents and teens since 1978. She specializes in communication techniques and secrets that are the basis of healing the body, releasing past emotional trauma, stopping the aging process, and reducing stress. Pod casts from her show Sex and Happiness can be found at www.WebTalkRadio.net. Laurie stars in a hilarious indie documentary "Tantric Tourists" and a docudrama “Beyond Dinner”. Her book Sex & Happiness: The Tantric Laws of Intimacy and her CD "Shamanic Release & Latihan" are samples of her many offerings. Her next book about life only getting better after 60 will be available soon. Her current passion is Radical Life Extension.
International speaker, transformational facilitator and 1-1 guide, Araminta specializes in relationships and sexuality, empowerment and sovereignty, integrative healing, soul initiation, and the esoteric mysteries.
Lead Faculty with ISTA (the International School of Temple Arts) with whom she has collaborated since 2011, Araminta is the founder of The Sanctuary Guatemala, creator of The Resilience Journey (a guide to healing from loss), and co-creator of the Women Who See In The Dark project.
Weaving together an academic background in History, Ecology, and Theravada Buddhism (BA Hons & MA), over a decade spent in the international development NGO world (reproductive health focus) with 25+ years traveling, studying, and practicing a wide range of alternative healing modalities, and philosophical/ esoteric traditions, Araminta's work can be encapsulated in the phrase "spiritual sexual shamanism" - an attempt to address the fullness of our human gifts and capacities.
Araminta left her birth home in London many times to live and work abroad - primarily in India, Indonesia and the USA. Her heart settled in Guatemala's Lake Atitlan in 2007 - her home base for continued event facilitation in over 30 countries around the world.
Araminta's life path has been shaped from the learnings brought from death, grief, travel, and the deep questioning of collective beliefs. She supports clients to transform painful experiences into power, heal from parental and relationship wounding, step-free from sexual or emotional abuse, and navigate the psychological hurdles to self-acceptance, self-belief, and self-love. Her deeper focus is awakening to expansive levels of Self untangled from collective consciousness.
Araminta utilizes skills from Meditation, Non-dual Spirituality, Shamanism, Sacred Sexuality, Tantra, Breathwork, Yoga, Bodywork, Shadow Integration, Evolutionary Astrology, Emotional Release, and Initiatory rituals. Her teachings aim to bring together the tools and maps that reactivate our full human capacities.
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.
Araminta offers in-person and online private coaching and leads seminars and retreats on Conscious Relating, Sexual Shamanism, and Transformation around the world. Her online programs guide you to deepen your shamanic capacities through Lucid Dreaming, apply ISTA tools to clear financial scarcity through Wealth Alchemy , heal from grief and loss on The Resilience Journey and travel deeply into the feminine sexual initiations through her 6-month apprenticeship of The Blood Mysteries.
Rich is dedicated to the work of Personal Empowerment through Healthy and Fulfilling Sexuality Guidance, especially with people who come from a strict and limiting religious background (his was Mormon). He does this through Experiential Coaching and Events. One Along with participating in ISTA trainings multiple times (including Level 1, 2 and 3, and Practitioner Training), Quodoushka, Shamanic De-Armoring, Tantra and other training, he became certified as a Cuddle Party Facilitator, as a way to introduce new ways-of-being to the conservative Utah community, where he raised his family (5 grown children and 9 grandchildren). One of his focuses is helping people from religious backgrounds, especially his Mormon heritage, to free themselves from the limiting "Box" of shame, control, guilt, judgment, and scarcity, to embrace their freedom to express and feel and live according to their individual truth. Rich has unique insight and understanding for people making the transition from ultra-conservative cultures, having served as a full-time missionary, "High Priest" and leader in his previous religious life, as well as a Master Mason (Freemasonry). Starting and continuing to run a successful Record Label for over 30 years, Rich enjoys applying his years of music business experience to organizing ISTA trainings. Within the word "Facilitator" is the Spanish word "Fácil" (easy). Rich is a facilitator in many ways, offering opportunities that make the path to healing and alignment easier.
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 has studied 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
Dr Penelope Goldmuntz is a sexual shamanic healer-coach who blends her passionate belief that sexiness, adventure, and amazing relationships can flourish at any age with her professional experience as a PsyD Psychologist and Registered Nurse. Her motto is: "Sexy is Ageless"
Penelope began her career more than 30 years ago as an RN and then as a therapist with a PsyD in Psychology. Amongst her specialities is treating sexual trauma. "Helping people move beyond the wounds of trauma; allowing them to reclaim their sexuality with power and joy. I love assisting people in healing their relationship with themselves and others back into bliss.", says Penelope.
Penelope is a Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and Shamanic Minister, an Advanced Certified Tantra Educator, and has studied with David Deida, Michael Mirdad, Shakti Malan, LInda Star Wolf and others. Penelope's magic is her ability to combine these shamanic practices with classical psychological theory and deep medical knowledge.
These experiences allow Penelope to inspire people through leading sacred rituals such as pujas, Shamanic Breathwork journeys and cacao ceremonies along with teaching workshops on intimacy, sensual touch, masculine-feminine polarity, and sacred bondage. Among her friends and colleagues Penelope is known for her warm nature, passion for life, sense of humor and ability to safely explore sensuality and intimacy with a sense of adventure. As an older woman, Penelope is very passionate about letting the world know that women remain juicy and sexy as they age. Her desire is to inspire more folks to celebrate their sexuality -- ISTA is for all ages.