Our team

A cast of international facilitators, carefully selected for their skills, experience and wisdom will be holding space during workshops.

All  facilitators have devoted their life to develop deep understanding in the field of Tantra, Sacred Sexuality and Sexual Shamanism.

Laurie Handlers & Michael Gibson

Laurie Handlers is a Sex and Happiness Coach, author of Amazon #1 International Bestseller Sex & Happiness: The Tantric Laws of Intimacy. She offers sexual health and awareness courses for corporations and individuals throughout the world. For over a decade, she’s hosted a weekly radio show “Sex and Happiness.” She has produced and starred in three independent award winning films. Also, she is a Lead Faculty member for ISTA. Her other major passion is Radical Life Extension.


Michael Gibson is the co-founder of the Academy for Men and creator of Just Add Skill workshops for men. He has studied and practiced Sexual Healing through Tantra for over ten years. His research for the book, The Talk your Parents Never Gave You, has revealed the inadequacy of sex education in the world today. This book and the Academy for Men are part of his mission to educate the public and to advance a Socio Sexual Revolution.

Laurie Handlers and Michael Gibson have a unique relationship. Not only are they disparate ages, but they communicate everything, simply everything to each other – the good, the bad, the ugly. They have weathered storms in relating and have something to offer you. They believe that partners have to “cough it up, blow it up and then clean it up.” They love to share this with others.


Ohad Pele Ezrahi

Ohad is a lead faculty in ISTA. He has been teaching Kabbala, Sacred Sexuality, Love and Conscious Relating for more than 30 years. His life partner Dawn Cherie is as well a lead faculty in ISTA and many times they lead workshops together.

Pele comes from a background of being a Kabbalist Rabbi in Jerusalem and a scholar of Kabbala for many years.  In 2000 he was a Rockefeller Foundation scolar in residence in the University of Eugene, Oregon, in a research program called “Science, Gender and the Sacred”.


Pele is the author of the historical fiction “Kedesha – A timeless tale of a Love Priestess” (purchase in Amazon.com) and several other books (most still only in Hebrew). One of these books is a revolutionary research on the sacred aspect of Lilith – the wild-dark feminine force, which holds the secrets of healing human sexuality. In another book he was exploring the erotic concepts behind the ancient Temple of Jerusalem and the way this knowledge was used for meditations in ancient jewish mystery school of the Merkava.

Before joining ISTA Pele was heading “Neviah – the Hebraic Academy of Universal Spirit” in Tel Aviv, and together with Dawn Cherie is the co-founder of “KabaLove – The School of Love and Kabbala”.

Pele is an artist, photographer and a song writer. His first album “Something out of Chaos” includes the tantric song Mikdash that is deduceated to Yoni-Tasing rituals. His 2nd album“Cosmic Snake” includes the songs “Captain Crazy” (lyrics by Bruce Lyon) and “Cosmic Sneak”.

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).


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.


Kamaladevi McClure

KamalaDevi McClure is a muse, a mystic, and a mentor. Her family stars in Showtime’s hit docu-series, Polyamory: Married and Dating. She also appeared on Dr. Drew, Ricki Lake, Tyra Banks, and the award-winning documentary Sex Magic.  KamalaDevi travels the world as faculty for the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA) and is the founder of San Diego Tantra Theater and Poly-Palooza. Her mission is to awaken artists, healers, and visionaries around the world to become love leaders. She is the author of a handful of books including Sacred Sexual Healing: The Shaman Method of Sex Magic with Baba Dez Nichols and is currently co-authoring 52 Fridays and Sex Shamans while enjoying a rich home life by the beach in San Diego with her husband of over 15 years and their 12-year-old son. More at http://www.KamalaDevi.com

Dawn Cherie Ezrahi

Dawn is a lead facilitator in ISTA and is also a performer, dancer, singer, and  a teacher of sacred love relationships.

Her work is focused on enlivening women and men to live love at their great power, using methods of movement, ritual and theatre.

Her latest passion is The STaR initiative utilizing mythic, shamanic erotic ritual to transform through performances. 


Dhyan Niten

Niten is a faculty teacher at ISTA.

In 1992, he moved to India where he lived for 10 years and developed his skills in Tantra and Healing. He started to study and practise Yoga and Meditation 25 years ago.

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

In 2014, he co-founded Ibiza Tantra Festival in Spain.

From 2008 to 2019, he worked as a lead facilitator with Tantra Essence created by Ma Ananda Sarita.



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.

Clara Gomez Santos

Clara Gómez Santos is an international Erotic Empowerment guide, speaker and Dakini. 

She’s a natural facilitator of ceremonial spaces where Eros and Spirit are alchemised for prayer, healing and manifestation. She guides seekers who long to reconnect with their bodies, raw life force and creative essence through conscious activation of erotic and emotional energy.

Clara is the creator of The Art of Erotic Prayer Retreat. She’s faculty at ISTA – International School of Temple Arts and a regular presenter at Sexuality and Consciousness festivals worldwide. 

She enjoys sharing the journey as @lovepriestess on Instagram.

Amber Ra

 Amber RaMy mission is to connect people to their own power ofcreation.Facilitating and serving sacred living, sacred spaces, deepspiritual journeys and Sacred intimacy workshops worldwide.

An explorer and eternal student of the cosmos,Carry passionately the medicine of the heart and the spirit ofcacao from ancient wisdoms into our modern lives.

Practitioner of awareness, healing and conscious sexuality astools of self-empowerment, teaching body work, energy andmovement, using tools and techniques from variousmodalities.

A Tantric astrologerAcademic scholarand an ISTA apprenticefaculty

Eugene Hedlund

Eugene Hedlund is ISTA faculty & Founder of the School of Tribal Tantra. He has been teaching transformational arts around the globe since 2008.

Tribal Tantra is an integrated study of Kashmiri Shaivism,European Shamanism, Ritual Magic, Quantum Science & Conscious Movement as a gateway to accelerate those who are ready to step into their mastery. 

“I am not here to offer anything new, but to help us remember something old, something true, something that has always been…that you are complete. You are enough. You are worthy of loving and being loved.” ~ Eugene



Lin Holmquist

Lin brings you her collected experience of two decades as spiritualguide. She started her journey with theprimordial shamanism ofthe north, connecting to deep wisdom of the sounds, winds,waters and nature beings. She brings you all her expreiencefrom herfoundation of Advaita Vedanta and the philosopher AdiShankaracharya, through the crazy wisdom schools of neotantra, NeuroLinguistic Programming and therapy to trusting the life force within.Lin weaves moderns psychology and science with the traditionalpractices of tantra and she is the bridge between the material andspiritual world. After a powerful and life changing kundaliniawakening in 2011 she follows the inner truth and her passion is tosee people’s awakening and to guide them through this intenseexperiences.Lin works with pleasure as haling method and she facilitates tantragroups ad trainings all over the globe, she is also one of Sweden’smost sought after tantra therapists

Xavier De Forceville

“Living a Sacred life with clear Loving intention as a constant choice. “

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, sacred sexuality, conscious relating and the power of the divine masculine and feminine. Studying as much as possible and being in service to love on a daily basis, he is passionate about sharing his gifts with those ready to upgrade their life.

Laura Deva

Laura Deva has a powerful, authentic and sensuous presence.

Through the space she holds, her students and clients learn how to accesstheir inner ability to empower and transform themselves and their lives.

Weaving together darkness and light she gives permission to explore allsides of yourself in an ease-full way so you can fully embody yourwholeness.

Laura Deva has a master degree in clinical psychology and criminologywith a decade of experience in this field.

8 years teaching Tantra and holding sacred spaces and 3 years facilitating the Dancing Eros body off work.

Aaron Kleinerman

Aaron Kleinerman is a Transformational Sex & Relationship Coach,Facilitator & Speaker.  He is the lead male teacher for Eliyah Tantra School, a Yoga Teacher, and creator of ‘The Conscious Man’s Guide to theBedroom. 

He has learned from the great masters in the field of sexualityand transformation, including earning a master’s degree in spiritualpsychology. 

Aaron went from being a licensed captain navigating ships toa sexual behavior and movement specialist navigating souls. 

His workshops, retreats, sessions & speeches help humans integrate bodymovement, psychology, sexuality & spirituality. 

He speaks & teacheshonestly & transparently so that others can unlock the real reason fortheir human existence. 

Aaron’s mastery as a teacher provides thepractical tools everyone needs to implement embodied awakeningintelligence into daily life.

Buddhi Dana

Buddhi Dana is a man of the heart who is walking the tantric path for the last 20 years. A skillful temple priest, a tantric therapist, an ISTA facilitator 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 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”.  

Mia Mor

Mia Mor followed her soul calling to travel the planet and learnthrough first hand experience.

She studied rituals of different cultures that connect us to Spirit/Life force.

Her channel of choice is the direct connection to spirit through the body – through deep contact improvisation.

Combining esoteric teachings with the revelations of quantumphysics, she is now teaching and doing 1-on-1s combining movement, cosmology and soul intimacy.


guest teachers


Qoya Movement 

Erin is an Australian artist and movement facilitator working across the dance, music, film and theatre industries as well as the holistic arts. Erin completed a Bachelor of Dance in 2010 where she studied ballet, contemporary and a variety of other movement styles. In 2012 and 2013 she embarked on a journey to Wudang Mountain in China where she studied traditional martial arts including Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. In 2015 she discovered the feminine movement practice Qoya – a movement system based on the idea that through movement we remember our true essence is wise, wild and free. Qoya combines the wisdom of yoga, the the wildness of dance and the freedom of sensual movement in a powerful, holistic practice. Erin completed her Qoya Teacher Training in New Zealand in 2016 and teaches Qoya workshops internationally. She has been working with the Eliyah Tantra School since 2016 and offers workshops and sessions with a focus on embodiment through the practices of Tantra as well as leading Qoya and Temple Dance on their international retreats.



Active Meditation & Yoga

Maddie is an International Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Podcast Host and Wild Woman Project Circle Leader, from Wales (UK) who is currently based in Hamburg (Germany). So far, her dharma has led to her to facilitating workshops and retreats around the globe, including Australia, Greece, Croatia, the UK, Germany, India and more. Maddie has a degree in Psychology, and is currently studying as a part of a two-year program to become a women’s tantra teacher. She has a passion for ecstatic dance, free body movement and positive psychology, which she likes to incorporate into her classes ,in order to facilitate deep healing and transformation at a personal level. It is Maddie’s intention that you will leave her dynamic meditation classes feeling empowered, inspired and more connected to your true nature.