Three Skilled Temple Facilitators on this journey
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 lead 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.
MICHAL MAAYAN DON
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.
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.
Since I started guiding groups at the youth movement, at the age of 15, I didn’t stop instructing and leading groups. Apparently the human circle is within me, always was and always will be… Even during my Business Administration studies.
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.
I am very proud of my students!
Through these years I have been taking part in leading major woman’s festivals in Israel and giving ceremonies of hundreds.
I had to go through a deep personal healing process with my sexuality as a woman. The natural thing to do with it, for me, was to start leading the same process for others.
“The sacred cave” – Women only weekend retreat is my way of restoring the great life force that reside in our sexuality and femininity, in a deep process that takes place with love and gentleness, with great joy and tenderness. We shake off any obstacles and discover the freedom and joy in releasing our sexual energy in our life.
I cannot describe in simple words how much I love the moments of connections between us, within us, to our greatest potential, and to the life force that lies in all of us.
Laurie Handlers www.LaurieHandlers.com is a sex and happiness coach. She is an educator, movie producer, radio show host, and author. She holds a Masters 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. She specializes in communication techniques and secrets that are the basis of healing the body, releasing past emotional trauma, stopping the aging process, and reducing stress. Pod casts from her show Sex and Happiness can be found at www.WebTalkRadio.net. Laurie stars in a hilarious indie documentary “Tantric Tourists” and 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. Her next book about life only getting better after 60 will be available soon. Her current passion is Radical Life Extension.