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.
KamalaDevi McClure (aka KD, Pronouns: they/them) is a pansexual, genderqueer, tantric mentor, speaker, and author of seven books. They've been navigating a polyamorous marriage in San Diego for almost 20 years with their husband and family who appeared in Showtime’s hit docu-series, Polyamory: Married & Dating. They've also appeared on Dr. Drew, Ricki Lake, Tyra Banks, and the award-winning documentary Sex Magic.
KamalaDevi travels around the world teaching sexual shamanism as a lead facilitator for ISTA (International School of Temple Arts) and touring two new books, Sex Shamans and 52 Fridays: A polyamorous queer, kinky love story. They are also the creator of Tantra Theater and Poly-Palooza. KamalaDevi's mission is to awaken artists, healers, and visionaries to become love leaders around the world. http://www.KamalaDevi.com For more details read their personal bio below.
Sacred Sexual Healing: The SHAMAN Method of Sex Magic
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
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.
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.
Personally, Penelope came to this work with sacred sexuality later in life. She had a traditional career, got married, raised two children, and got divorced all before she discovered the world of personal growth outside the bounds of traditional psychotherapy. Personal growth work and especially tantra changed Penelope's life - it rekindled her zest for aliveness and adventure, opened her heart, deepened her connection to the erotic, and brought a level of intimacy to her love life she had never before experienced.
For the last 15 years Penelope has pursued her own personal growth with a focus on tantra and other shamanic healing practices. She has studied with many master teachers and mystery schools all over the world. 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.
Amber is a curious explorer, a student of life and the journey of souls. A practitioner of awareness, healing and consciousness as tools of self-development. Amber facilitates deep shamanic journeys, initiations, rituals and workshops worldwide and serve as a weaver of sacred spaces and the magical alchemy of souls.
Amber’s experience in body work, energy and movement, tantra and meditation and her never ending curiosity led to her path of purpose: Being deeply devoted to see the conscious evolution of our planet and to support beings to connect to their own power of creation and clarity of purpose through the activation of life force and communion with spirit.
Amber is in a profound process as a doctoral student of philosophy cosmology and consciousness, to better serve in bridging worlds.
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.
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, KamalaDevi and other Lead Faculty over the years.