Three skilled Temple Arts Faculty, all international teachers in their own right, will share, inspire, guide and support you on this journey.



Elaine Young 

Lead Facilitator

Location: London, UK



Elaine is a Sexuality, Tantra, Shamanic Breathwork & Bodywork Facilitator and Guide. She facilitates events for ISTA and her own offerings in London and overseas. Elaine has a busy private client practice in London. Elaine utilizes skills from more traditional Tantra, Shamanism, Transformational Somatic Sexological Bodywork, and Breathwork.

She loves to work with the integration of sexuality & spirituality, the body, the mind, and the soul energies. Elaine’s work with clients often begins with reconnecting them to their body and their sexual energy. She longs to support clients to live life as emotionally and sexually expressive beings. Her work includes sexuality issues, lack of libido, orgasm & self pleasuring, understanding and changing unhealthy sexual /relationship patterning, genital somatic clearing of pain or disconnection, freeing oneself from shame and guilt around sexuality, consent and boundaries, working with the emotional body including childhood wounding, cultural and religious conditioning, grief healing and transformation through shamanic breathwork journeying.

She facilitates group sessions on Self Pleasuring, Breathwork, Genital Anatomy & Arousal, Body Orgasm, Women’s Sexuality, Naked 3 Circles Rituals, and Mindful Orgasmic Yoga. Her passion is for wholeness embracing the light and dark elements of sexuality, emotional release, ego freedom, embracing your inner warrior, reclaiming your power and creativity, Self Love, somatic sex coaching, integration of the masculine and feminine, reclaiming /integration of your Shadow.

Elaine is Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator (with Linda StarWolf), Tantra Educator (with Charles Muir), Urban Tantra Professional Graduate (with Barbara Carellas) and Somatic Sex Coach & Certified Sexological Bodyworker ( Joseph Kramer). Elaine was a medical scientist working in vascular surgery for 21 years, she brings that experience of the physical manifestations of dis-ease to her current transformational healing & wellness practices. Elaine became a company director and co-founder of her own Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Practice at the age of 32.  She bridges the gap from science to spiritually with love and respect for both.

Raffaello Manacorda 


Location: Barcelona, Spain

Raffaello 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 masters degree 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”, 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.

Laurie Handlers


Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA



Laurie is a sex educator, movie producer, radio show host, author, and intimacy coach. She holds a Masters in Education and a Bachelors 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 on communication techniques and secrets that are the basis of healing the body, releasing past emotional trauma, stopping the ageing process, and reducing stress.

Pod casts from her show Sex and Happiness can be found at Laurie stars in a hilarious indie documentary Tantric Tourists” and her latest is 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.

Georgina Peard 


Location: Rolle, Switzerland



Georgina is a Sacred Bodyworker, Circle Facilitator, and Shamanic Tantric Yoga Teacher. She’s a humble and deeply committed custodian of Sacred Feminine wisdom, here to reveal, reclaim and restore the sacredness of life and being human.

Her first career was for 15 years in international nature conservation, inspired by the spiritual connection between people and nature, and devastated by the unconscious destruction, disempowerment and abuse of the innocent and the sacred. In 2010, the gift of burnout made her look deeper within to listen to her body, to embrace her pain, shame, fears and longings, and follow a voice calling her to create a new way. 

After many years teaching yoga, offering bodywork, exploring shamanism, experiencing and facilitating groups in Heart IQ Circle, it all came together when she found the combination of Shamanic, Tantric and Temple Arts. Georgina now accompanies women and men ready to reveal their wild and loving nature, to claim the power of their dreams and their wounds, the light and the dark, and to explore the true essence of their being, through their Temple bodies, in order to offer it in service of a more compassionate world. 

She’s the founder of the Living Sacred Womanhood project, the Wild & Wise Woman Awakening Retreats and Conscious Connecting Experiences between Men & Women. She began her journey with ISTA in 2015. She’s delighted to be seeding ISTA for the first time in the Swiss Alps in 2019.