Crystal Dawn Morris - ISTA Lead Faculty

Crystal Dawn Morris, MA, has been involved with ISTA (International School of Temple Arts) since it was formed in 2008 and is a lead-faculty for the ISTA Trainings. She is also a Tantra Teacher and Intimacy Coach and has trained with the SkyDancing Institute and studied Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga and a variety of non-dual meditation traditions. 

Crystal has been a Reiki Practitioner since 1994. She founded Tantra for Awakening in 2007.Crystal is also a Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and Shamanic Minister. She began studying shamanism in 1985 and started a shamanic consulting practice in 1995. She has studied with Venus Rising Institute, the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and numerous Native Medicine People since 1992.

Crystal was involved in women’s health and spirituality for over 25 years. After the birth of her two sons, she became passionate about helping women to experience childbirth as a spiritual initiation. She worked in healthcare from 1984-2007; as an RN, NP and Certified Nurse-Midwife and has attended over 2,000 births. She lives in Sedona, Arizona and teaches in the USA, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. 


Laurie Handlers - ISTA Lead Faculty 

Laurie Handlers (Phoenix, AZ) is a sex educator, movie producer, radio show host, best-selling author, and intimacy coach. She holds a Masters degree 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.  Her workshops teach communication techniques and secrets that are the basis of healing the body, releasing past emotional trauma, stopping the aging process, and reducing stress.   Podcasts from her show Sex and Happiness can be found on Web Talk Radio. Laurie stars in a hilarious indie documentary “Tantric Tourists” and her latest is the docudrama “Beyond Dinner”. Her book "Sex & Happiness: The Tantric Laws of Intimacy" and her CD “Shamanic Release & Latihan” are samples of her offerings.  


Raffaello Manacorda - ISTA Lead Faculty 

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 Ma Vive - ISTA Lead Faculty

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


Frank Mondeose - ISTA Faculty

Frank Mondeose is a man on a mission. In 2005 he set out to raise the vibration of the nightlife industry in Montreal and created Monde Osé, a lifestyle brand focused on sensual entertainment and seductive dance events for adults. Monde Osé’s aim is to stimulate attendees’ senses and offer a playground for connection and exploration in a safe and respectful environment. In addition, he is the Québec Director of the very popular Salon de l’Amour et de la Séduction; an annual trade show focused on promoting everything to do with sex.Frank is also the Vice-President of the Sexual Health Network of Quebec, where his responsibilities are to develop fund raising programs, leverage business relationships and streamline the organization’s activities. Frank is passionate about supporting the SHNQ, and helping make comprehensive information about healthy sexuality more easily available to the youth.Frank is currently dedicating much of his free time studying the Sociology of Sexuality, Tantra, Sexual Healing, and training under industry masters as Crystal Dawn Morris, Baba Dez Nichols, Deborah Taj Anapol (PhD) and Tom Lescher. His vision is to offer sexual empowerment programs to bridge the gap between sexuality and spirituality, expand consciousness, and promote a healthier perspective of sexuality in today’s culture as a whole. He recently launched his newest project “” a vlog site dedicated to his international journey into Spirituality and Ecstasy.  


Clara Gomez Santos - ISTA Faculty 


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.


Michal Maaya Don - ISTA Faculty


Teacher, facilitator and a priestess of feminine and spiritual evolution, leader of Israel new womanhood movement, qualifying women circles facilitators. Founder of school of feminine spirituality.

Sexual shamanic priestess and healer, hosts women sacred sexuality ceremonies and workshops. 

For many years now I'm walking the path of self discovery and inner observation, through diverse holistic approaches. I facilitate groups through emotional & spiritual processes which come to enable fulfilling our amazing potential of happiness & success. From that experience within me, grew a need to explore & heal the feminine qualities buried inside me and every other woman.

So since 2008 I train Women’s circle Wisdom facilitators, and teach the art of ‘guidance from the womb’. On this training, women learn to lead self awareness groups into growth and development with a holistic method for women’s self development. This course constitutes an experiential process of personal and feminine development in the circle tradition.

Bottom line is that I am here because I believe (and practice this believe in my life) that the human species will change into a powerful glowing  better version as soon as all sexual inhibitions will resolve  and all erotic powers will be reclaimed. I am here to serve the reunion of love and power. This path has been healing me in my privet life as a woman, and it will serve all man and woman I work with.   


Javi Martinez - ISTA Faculty Apprentice and Organizer

As a queer and 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.  

Javi is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, practices various forms of energy healing, shamanic healing, Tantra and Sacred Sexuality, and is a Priestess devoted to Frigga/Freyja (Lady Love). She is apprenticing under Crystal Dawn Morris, and is working with her on developing an ISTA “Sacred Spot Massage” that truly honors our pre/non-op Trans-Feminine sisters. 

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