Our team

A cast of international facilitators, carefully selected for their skills, experience and wisdom will be holding space during workshops. All main facilitators have devoted their life to develop deep understanding in the field of Tantra, Sacred Sexuality and Sexual Shamanism. Guest teachers will be holding point for the artistic aspect of a Tantric lifestyle.

Komala Lyra

Komala’s life has been adventurous, living & learning around the planet, sharing Ayurveda-Yoga-Tantra as one path.

She shares the experience of the body as a channel for consciousness, integrating sensuality and sexuality as a natural expression of boy-heart-soul.  In a spontaneous and intuitive way, she invites daring to move beyond limitations, touching the space of freedom where love is our nature… Her unique presentations awaken core life force, and activate essential power.

Her gifts embrace refined skills, sharp intuition, clarity, gentleness, and mystical experiential resources. She invites intimacy with ourselves, while igniting awareness in all aspects of relating. Her presence inspires others through dance, touch, healing, aliveness, meditative awareness, and deep silence.

Komala has over 30 years experience offering workshops, retreats and educational programs internationally. She is the creator of Ayurveda Mandala and Ayurveda-Yoga-Tantra programs, has authored several books, is a professional member of NAMA (National Ayurveda Medical Association, USA),  certified Panchakarma educator by the Ayurveda Institute (Albuquerque, NM, USA), has been part of Osho Multiversity and Mystery School faculty (in India and USA) for over 15 years.

Bruce Lyon

Bruce loves to explore the places where the personal, planetary and cosmic journey meet, and to guide others on their initiatory journey into the life force that lies behind both the esoteric and erotic dimensions of love.

His chosen spiritual path was the TransHimalayan tradition but he has a background in many different pathways and trained with many teachers. In 2000 he co-founded Shamballa School ( www.shamballaschool.com) – and has taught extensively around the world for the last decade. He has degrees in ecology,

psychology, astrology, and the esoteric arts and sciences.

He has written several books available free onine here:

NZ-Standing For The Sacred
Working With The Will
Group Initiation
Occult Cosmology

Elaine Young

BSc(Hons) MSc CSB
Website www.thetantricshaman.com

Elaine is an International Sexuality, Tantra and Shamanic Facilitator.

Sometimes described by those who experience her work as a Celtic blend of a Breathworker, Bodyworker, Shamanic guide, Spiritual Sexologist and Somatic Scientist. She is a Lead Faculty member of The International School of Temple Arts. Elaine is most often travelling, when in London she has a busy private client practice and events.


She loves to facilitate the healing and the integration of sexuality & spirituality, the body, the mind and the soul energies. She longs to support clients to live life as emotionally expressive beings. Her work includes exploring sexuality, spirituality, soul return and the 3 bodies of the physical, emotional and energetic. She supports clients with empowerment, freedom of expression, lack of libido, orgasm & self pleasuring, grief, unhealthly sexual/relationship patterning, genital somatic clearing of pain or disconnection, freeing oneself from shame and guilt around sexuality, body dearmouring, emotional release, consent and boundaries. She facilitates group sessions on Self Pleasuring, Breathwork, Genital Anatomy & Arousal, Body Orgasm, Womens Sexuality, Master Your Pleasure, Naked 3 Circles Rituals and Mindful Orgasmic Yoga.

Elaine is Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and (with Linda StarWolf), Tantra Educator (with Charles Muir), Urban Tantra Professional Graduate (with Barbara Carellas) and Somatic Sex Coach & Certified Sexological Bodyworker (Joseph Kramer).


Baba Dez Nichols

BABA DEZ NICHOLS is a Internationally renowned speaker and teacher, Daka, author, singer-songwriter, and transformational guide who has been featured on numerous TV and Radio shows for his contribution in the Healing Arts and evolving human consciousness.

He is a global networker and seeder of loving freedom who teaches the Sacred Temple Arts to share, inspire, and support others in the activation and integration of life force energy.He is the founder of the International Schools of Temple Arts

(ISTA) and the Annual Sexuality and Consciousness Festivals and Conferences around the world and is one of the ISTA lead faculty. Today his passion is supporting other educators, therapists, councilors, and guides to deepen their skill, presence, and mastery in the areas of healthy living, relationships, and sexuality.


Jasmeen Hana

Jasmeen Hana is fully committed to the path of transformation through radical awakening.

In her upbringing in Egypt she learnt a lot about the effect of suppressing life force and how it manifests are dis-ease and lifelessness. In her pursuit for freedom, vitality and living truth she left the country and travelled the world gathering wisdom and cures from different traditions.


She currently facilitates now with ISTA ( International school of temple arts) as faculty and also returns back to Egypt for some part of the year offering journeys in the ancient temple arts of the land as well as travelling continuing her own journey of soul awakening.

Her passion is the living artistic expression of soul and the empowerment of humanity through fierce and graceful integration of opposing polarities.

She currently lives and works in the modern day mystery school and devotees all her time to the landing of temples on earth.

Rex Mac Cann

A native New Zealander with a global heart, Rex McCann has been leading transformational programmes with men and women for 25 years. Founder of Essentially Men, www.essentiallymen.net 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.

Araminta Barbour

Founder of the unique retreat space The Sanctuary in Guatemala, Araminta is an International Speaker, Coach and Workshop Facilitator, collaborating with ISTA since 2011. A Certified Red Tent Women’s Guide, Araminta has a Master’s Degree in Indian Religions from the University of London (SOAS), 5+ years experience in the sexual reproductive health non-profit sector and over 15 years exploring numerous holistic health modalities and esoteric traditions. A speaker at International Consciousness and Sexuality Conferences in the US and Europe, she has led intensive residential workshops in Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica,

Guatemala, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Mexico the United States, and the United Kingdom and currently collaborates with the Online University of Love and Sexuality and the Institute of Conscious Sensuality in Hawaii.

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 emotional release guidance, transformational workshops in tantra and conscious intimacy coaching.

For more information visit: www.aramintabarbour.com & www.thesanctuaryguatemala.com

Dhyan Niten

Niten is an international Tantra teacher who facilitates courses for singles, couples and men. He graduated from the Academy of International Business in Paris and London in 1991 and holds a degree in Marketing.

In 1992, he moved to India where he got initiated into Tantra through Ma Ananda Sarita  He lived in the Osho Commune International for 7 years and developed his skills in Tantra and Healing. He studied and practised Yoga and Meditation as well as Classical Indian Music (Ragas).

He is a faculty member of ISTA (www.schooloftemplearts.com) and lead teacher at Tantra-Essence (www.tantra-essence.com)

In 2010, he created “The Integrated Masculine”, an in depth process for the modern Man.

In 2014, he founded Ibiza Tantra Festival, one of the largest Tantra festival worldwide.

His passion for natural evolution and the subtleties of personal growth makes him a gifted facilitator

With clear insights and humour, Niten invites every participant to shake off their conditionings, breakthrough old patterns and reunite with their essential nature.

He is currently based in Ibiza (Spain) and Ko Pha Ngan (Thailand)

Winter Jade

Winter is a witch, mystic and wild embodier having discovered her magic as a child, she delighted in the stars and the darkness.

Winter has facilitated sacred spaces for the past six years with expertise in the realm of the mystical arts, sexuality and embodiment.

Winter has journeyed with and brought to life the feminine mysteries and goddess wisdom over the past five years.

Her work has moved towards penetrating ideas of gender and sexuality and the spaces she creates go beyond constructs of duality, of him and her, heterosexual and homosexual to the deeper realms of soul, the singularity that connects us all.

Winter is a qualified social worker and holistic counsellor and has worked for many years with adults and children who have experienced trauma, abuse and crisis.

She currently offers empowerment coaching sessions to clients working with issues related to sexuality, intimacy and anchoring the soul into consciousness.
Winter is passionate about liberating herself and others to remember the limitless nature of the soul.

She has a deep calling to bring forth the temples of the new earth, to create spaces that penetrate worlds, that merge spirit and matter.

Raffaello Manacorda

Raffaello Manacorda is an international Tantra teacher, Yoga instructor and Daka. He has been practicing Tantra for more than 15 years and has undergone intensive training in several styles of Yoga. After completing a master’s degree in Philosophy, Raffaello decided to spend more than twelve years living in alternative communities and experimenting with radically alternative lifestyles. It was in this wild years that he first encountered Tantra, the “rebel way to Spirit”, and got fascinated with it. This developed into a life-long practice, first on a solo journey, then studying Tantra and Yoga in some of the

best worldwide schools. Raffa is proud to have joined the ISTA family and excited to share his gifts in this transformational field.

Raffaello is the creator of The Network of Love, a unique workshop on relationships, love, and sexuality. In 2016, he published “Conscious Relationships, The Art of Bringing Awareness to Intimacy & Sexuality”, a practical guide to evolved intimate relationships.


Binoy Milton D’souza

Binoy is an international tantric guide & creator of global temple arts life,events. 
Growing up in both urban and rural India, Binoy was fascinated by the places of synergy and separation between the mystical and the logical. Binoy moved to Europe in his early 20s to experience wisdom traditions from other parts of the world, seeking a deeper syncretic meaning to life. Alongside, he continued his solo tantric studies, while exploring embodied practices and traditions such as Argentinian Tango, & Trans-Himalayan Shamanism.


Binoy loves exploring paradoxes and the dance beyond dualities: east & west, mind & animal; masculine & feminine; rational & mystical, spirit & matter; personality & soul. He is lovingly committed to exploring the depths and the heights of the journey of being human.
Binoy is also Faculty at the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA).

Ashisha Arpana

has been learning and thriving through images and imagination all her life, which took her to careers in theater, journalism and filmmaking.

Its taken her through uncountable versions of creative reality on this planet.

It has taught her also that the true stories that can advocate change and a new paradigm on the planet need to be found inside ourselves and in our direct connection to the divine.

She has traveled the globe moving on the path of mystery, studying different traditions such as Tantra, Non-duality and Shamanism to find the mythologies a universal language, turned towards the imagination of the heart, the language of the inner space.

Arpana Ashish is cultivating and teaching ancient tools for awakening the imagination of the soul into sound and form, serving the creative lifeforce within. Everything that shields the authentic expression is released and the divine being steps unveiled into the world, thus dreaming the future into existence.

Guest teachers

Zanicca Soledad

Movement alchemist and poet, who infuses the esoteric with eroticism; spiritual matchmaker and midwife, who marries movement with spirit so the dance which births becomes prayer; priestess and paparazzi of shamanic soul orgies all around the world.

Zanicca dances, plays, and prays her way through the eternal pilgrimage of unlearning and remembering, self-mastery and endless poetry, while embracing the infinite mysteries, miracles and magic that flow ceaselessly through the space that she inhabits.

Amber Ra

My mission is to connect people to their own power of creation.

Facilitating and serving sacred living, sacred spaces, deep spiritual journeys and Sacred intimacy workshops worldwide.

An explorer and eternal student of the cosmos,

Carry passionately the medicine of the heart and the spirit of cacao from ancient wisdoms into our modern lives.


Practitioner of awareness, healing and conscious sexuality as tools of self-empowerment, teaching body work, energy and movement, using tools and techniques from various modalities.

A Tantric astrologer Academic scholar and an ISTA  faculty teacher.


Roni Makatu

“Our greatest piece of art in this life is the way we perceive reality ”

Makatu Creates Temples for people to pray

Bringing wisdom from all over the universe and the silent that within all.

He cultivates the moment of the present with the essence of the divine God and Goddess

He comes with clarity, gentleness and mystical powers 🙂

His presence allows other to calm, feel home and connect with their deeper transpersonal self.

Makatu collaborates with the wisdom of:

Yoga, Healing Sounds, Ecstatic Dance, Touch therapy, Sacred sexuality & medicine of the planets and the meditation in them all.

In order to create those sacred spaces, he produces Festivals (such as ISTA Israel or Shambala), Ceremonies and Dance gatherings.

A gardener of sorts, her life is devoted to uprooting the layers of untruths, uncovering the hidden flowers, and unleashing the essence and fragrance of herself, in each and every pilgrim she meets on her path.

With the boldly blossoming flowers discovered through every psycho-physical, emotional and spiritual journey, she composes a variety of landscapes with the moving images of energy, or humans with emotion in movement and motion by playing with space-time, ranging in form from multi-disciplinary live performances, to multi-dimensional films of tantra in movement- exactly like how a musician composes with sound, or vibrations.

In less metaphorical terms, she is a performance, movement and visual artist with sex, spirit and heart, who un-choreographs, co-creates, un-performs, and channels performances all over the world, whilst un-teaching workshops and un-directing films with neither actors nor scripts.

Unyielding only in her dedication to expressing nothing but truth, exploring infinite possibilities, exploding self-imposed limitations and inspiring connection with all that there is, the art which comes through, though varied in form, are homogeneous in their spiritual aesthetic of asking questions instead of giving answers, shocking instead of soothing, and undeniable in its power to transmit, heal, inspire, and empower.

Futile as it sounds, I have run out of words and still feel far from satisfied at what I have written. Something finite, such as words, are never going to able to describe the infinite, such as you, or I. So why don’t you just come, whoever you are, wherever you are from, and dance?

Agnieska & Tymoteusz

Tymoteusz Ley and Agnieszka Stach are tango teachers and performers based in Krakow (Poland) where they’ve been running a tango school for the last 10 years. They have taught and performed in NY, Dubai, Rome, Barcelona, Cyprus, Cambridge and many other countries.

In their technique Agnieszka and Tymoteusz use philosophy of natural movement which evolved from many years of training marshal arts and playing instruments. They do tango classes based on deep awareness.


Agnieszka and Tymoteusz teach people how to really touch each other, how to give and get the impulses and how to interpret the music coming from emotions through the body. Tango is simply a incredibly deep mindfulness in the movement with the full contact with other person.

Tymoteusz Ley is one of the most popular tango dancers in Poland. He was lucky to be a child of tango teachers, so he made his first tango steps when he was a teenagers. He plays saxophone and renaissance lute.

Agnieszka Stach is his partner from December 2016. She has started her musical education when she was 6 as a violin player. She started her regular dance training when she was 10. For years she was performing with Matragona – world music group as a vocalist and violinist.


Marlia is a passionate soundscaper, circlesinging facilitator, Kirtan leader, recording artist, vocalist, guitarist, live looping performer, composer, yoga instructor and nature lover.

Through music, she explores the deeper realms of nature’s creative energy. She lives every day as an eternal student, empowering people from all walks of life to explore, embody and express their one true voice.


She is infinitely curious about the body and the breath, plants, art, music, magic, beauty and is committed to expand her devotional integration work universally with people who are equally eager to explore this Higher Self state.

Every few months she records and releases independently one single original song which has been inspired by her travels on Earth.

In the pipeline are a chant CD and a combined community project associated with her circlesinging workshop called ‘Voiceprint’ and bi-communal unity projects taking place in Cyprus, hoping to travel more extensively spreading peace power from separation to unity through her music and voice facilitation.