Luxy Lou

Graduate Teacher & Institute Teaching Assistant

Luxy Lou

Luxy works alongside Shamana Ma in creating personalized Tantra Yoga Workshops & Circles of Transformation

Luxy Lou

“Tantra is not technique but prayer. Is not head oriented but a relaxation into the heart."- Osho

Luxy is a devoted Tantric Dakini, teacher of Holy Love and sacred relationships, Shivakti Tantra Yoga instructor, CMT, and certified integrative Somatic trauma therapist. She leads workshops and trains others on the path to the Priestess through Temple Arts.

In 2009, Luxy began her expansion and passionate practice in YabYum workshops with Psalm Isadora, deep shamanic transmissions with Sharene Shamana Ma, and in sisterhood with The Temple of Bliss collective. She received her 200 hr YTT with Holy Love Institute of Tantra Yoga, studied at The Advanced School of Massage Therapy, received her certification in Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy through The Embody Lab, and is a certified Reiki 2 healer. She continues to be a seeker of embodiment and remembrance practices. The journey is the medicine.

Luxy's life purpose is to meet you where you are so that you can can see yourself clearly, like through the eyes of a child, and recognize your own Divinity. Cultivating a practice of awareness and transformation looks different for everyone and is a deeply personal experience. Luxy is a compassionate guide in the search for Truth and blissfull awakening through the body.

Her work uses Pranayama (breath work), guided meditation, Asana yoga, Deity yoga, intentional touch, sound and mantra, ecstatic movement, shamanic ritual, and radical acceptance to bring you back home to yourself. Her passion for the subtleties of personal growth and exploration, especially in the mirror of interpersonal relationships, lead her to weaving Tantric teachings with heart centered holistic trauma therapies to create the most supportive container for healing and connection with Self and others.

  • YA 200-hour Shivakti Tantra Yoga Teacher Certification with Holy Love Institute
  • 500-hour Certified Massage Therapist 
  • Temple of Bliss Senior Tantra Teacher, Dakini Initiations & Guardian
  • Reiki 1 & 2
  • Tantra Workshops with Psalm Isadora
  • Healing Trauma Certification with Dr Peter Levine
  • Kundalini Yoga and YabYum Workshops with Psalm Isadora
  • Inner Healing Journey certification with The Embody Lab
  • Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certification Through The Embody Lab
  • Trained & worked alongside Luna Lauren for 5 years
  • Tantra Workshop with Triambika Vive of ISTA
  • Tantric workshop with Destin Gerrik of The Evolved Masculine
  • Multiple Shamanic Temple Bodywork Trainings and initiations with Shamana Ma
  • Energy & Healing Workshops at The House of Intuition
  • Temple Tantrika 15 years

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Luna Lauren

Graduate Teacher & Teaching Assistant

Luna Lauren

Luna Lauren

“Nothing is deeper than the breath…” -Psalm Isadora (I’m open to a juicier quote- just need to look through some things!) 

Aloha and Namaste Beloved,.

I invite you into the realm where breath meets the body; where honey nectar is formed deep inside the soma; where inherent healing is possible when you’re given the nourishing elements of life. 

I am a certified Tantric Love and Relationship Coach and Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist, Heartbreak Healer, and Writer currently living life as a gypsy between Los Angeles and Hawaii. 

I began my yogic path at 16 years old, while dealing with chronic pain, and had my first spiritual awakening while reading “Conversations With God” and ingesting plant medicine in the Rocky Mountains where I was born. Realizing the inherent unity within the living matrix of reality, I began to dance my way through life, weaving together life experience with the teachings of the yogic and tantric path. 

With 15 years of hands-on experience as a Priestess and healer, I create a unique resonant field for the kundalini shakti to flow. Through mantra (sonic code) and holding specific points on the body, the recipient's system can open, undulate with the pulse of life, restoring one to greater union and harmony within. 

My intensive fascination with Tantra led me to India where I was initiated in the Sri-Vidya lineage under Psalm Isadora, and built a relationship to Kali, Durga and Lakshmi, as well as beloved Ganesha. Other profound teachers such as Christopher Wallis,  and Paul Muller-Ortega, and Layla Martin have all forged my path as an awakened woman, both in my passionate presence and embodied sensuality. 

The most profound healing journey I have embarked upon was the journey into my own subconscious body-mind. In my 1 year coaching certification, I went deep into the psychological and tantric realms, and went through the process of rewiring the brain and body to truly thrive. Learning tools to build greater resiliency and access my own inner resources of love, safety and belonging, I  transformed my codependent relationship style to one of truly healthy and secure style of relating. 

 I consider my deepest work to be the coaching containers I hold for singles and couples to heal deep-seated patterns so they can truly thrive in love, as well as the potent healing that is found in my Shakti Rose Kundalini Activations. 

We can all attain inner gnosis; by combining intentional breath, sound, energy and movement, the gateways to the divine are open to us. The great Mother/Father/Creator is just one breath away; or rather can be found in the space between the breath. Our nervous system is directly linked to our ability to access higher states of consciousness, & human connection, as well as release built up pain and trauma which no longer serves us.

But most importantly, when we know in our bones that we are deeply loved and held by the Universe; by Shiva and Shakti; by Divinity and Life itself; we change the way we behave in the world. We operate from a more peaceful place of loving compassion and acceptance; and we are changing the fabric of karmic existence throughout all time and space. 

This to me is the beauty way, the Way of Holy Love; to truly devote ourselves and our life path for the benefit of all Beings. 

And in this, we can all be a Royal Bodhisattva of Love; and take one’s place on the Lotus-throne and to know oneself as the Divine, radiating the energy of love to all. 

May you know how absolutely cherished you are! 

Luna Lauren

  • Sky Dancing Bodywork certification by Julian Marc Walker 
  • Graduate Shivakti Tantra Yoga 200-hour
  • Graduate Tantra Yoga 200-hour with Psalm Isadora
  • Sri-Vidya Initiation by Sri Amritananda 
  • Initiation into the non-dual Shaiva path with Paul Muller-Ortega
  • 6 month meditation program with Christopher Wallis
  • Mythic Yoga Flow Teacher Training with Sianna Sherman
  • 600 hr Tantric Love and Relationship Coaching Certification with Layla Martin
  • International School of Temple Arts Level 1 training
  • Worked alongside Shamana Ma for 10+ year
  • Tantra Workshops with Triambika
  • Multiple Shamanic Tantric trainings with Shamana M
  • Multiple additional Yoga Training
  • Trauma informed and well studied in the Poly-Vagal theory
  • 200 hr Massage Certification in 2006


As a certified somatic psychological coach from the Tantric Institute of Integrated Wholeness, I bring a compassionate and embodied approach to healing any deep-seated patterns that are preventing you from true love and intimacy. If you’re single and looking for a healthy partner and lack confidence in dating, or in a marriage that lacks loving touch,  I can help you move through blocks that are preventing you from accessing your Masculine Core. Once we have addressed and released blocks from the nervous system in the Release and Reset phase, then we move to the Empower Phase! This is where you gain full access to your Masculine Core, True Essence, and Authentic Energy. Men who work with me over 5-10 sessions skyrocket their confidence, attract healthier partners and heal life-long wounds so they can truly thrive in their romantic partnerships. Are you ready to have the love life you deserve and desire? *

*Requires a free 20 min phone consultation

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Kamala Marta

Graduate Teacher & Institute Teaching Assistant

Kamala Marta

Kamala Marta

Let us come together to witness the blessing of this body, this age, this moment. We are gifted with these senses through which we can experience the divine recreated in a thousand formless forms.

Tantra is an ancient wisdom of turning within and transforming low frequencies into higher vibrations to elevate consciousness. This allows you to so feel more strongly connected to The Divine and experience consistent moments of heaven on earth in daily life. Meditation on long, smooth breathing will slow down your heart rate and will ease your mind, allowing you to tap into the state of bliss and delight.

Deliberately guiding your breath through the body will dissolve and release stagnant energy
promoting balance, health, and vitality. This practice of exhaling stress and tension will make
you feel relaxed and at peace. As you continue to align yourself with your true nature, you may notice more synchronicities and
positive coincidences occurring in your life.

“Courage Is a Love Affair with the Unknown” ― Osho

To increase self-awareness, I encourage you to play with the edges of your comfort zone. I invite you to dance with the fear and create passion with the unknown by entertaining your senses with a wide range of tools and techniques.

It is an honor and a joy to offer White Tantra Yoga & Neo-Tantra in the Institute Workshops, as well as assisting in the Holy Love Institute of Tantra Yoga Teacher Trainings. From White Tantra to Red Tantra, I offer my gifts to you.

In Holy Love, Kamala Marta

  • Graduate 200-hour Shivakti Tantra Yoga
  • Certified Tantra Educator @Source School of Tantra Yoga
  • 220-hour KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher @Wanderlust
  • Identity By Design: Hypnotherapy Certification @NLP Power
  • Polarity Online Course with Om Rupani
  • Online Tantra Courses with Psalm Isadora
  • Neo Tantra with Dawn Cartwright @Mystic’s Journey
  • White Tantric Meditation @UCLA
  • Assisted at Tantra Seminars @Source School of Tantra Yoga
  • Tantric Technology @Kadampa Meditation Center
  • Tantric Dating with Catherine Auman

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Michelle Scarbrough

500 E-RYT Asana Workshop Teacher in Teacher Trainings & Holistic Health Raw Foods Chef

Michelle Scarbrough

Michelle Scarbrough

Michelle Scarbrough, 500 E-RYT, has been a passionate yoga instructor for 10 years, dedicated to helping others live in the present moment in their body, mind and spirit. She  is joining our Team in 2022. Michelle will be teaching in the Asana workshops of our Teacher Trainings, breaking down many of the Asanas in the Surya Namaskars, to facilitate greater alignment in the postures.

Michelle has a 12-week online program which has one learn and master how to teach a beginning Ashtanga class. We weave her videos into the Shivakti Tantra Yoga Teacher Online Training, while her training also stands alone for those only wanting to learn Ashtanga. Michelle’s background is in Ashtanga Vinyasa is where she has led many past 200-hr Teacher Trainings.

Michelle is the Founder of KurmaLife, a meal prep distributor specializing in food that is ‘alive’, Michelle Introduces her clients to a way of eating and experiencing food that causes a shift in the body; to more energy, a clearer mind, less food cravings, heightened senses, deeper rest and a profoundly new connection with a healthier self. She shares her simple, original recipes, facilitating a long-term sustainable approach that you can bring with you.

Michelle passionately believes that simple but radical shifts from our normal ways of living and consuming cause powerful transformations in our physical, mental and spiritual health. She will also be collaborating with the Holy Love Kitchen in bringing healthy foods to our retreats.

Homage to my Teachers: David Swenson, Paulina Marian, Govind Das, Erika Faith, Andrew Sealy, Debbie Berardi, Nick Hughes, Oleg Flow, Larisa Stow, Julian Walker, Mod Plank, Lorin Roche.

500 E-RYT Yoga Teacher
Holistic Health Coach
Raw Food Chef
Private Ashtanga TT
Private Lifestyle Live-in Personal At-home Immersions


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Elizabeth Bast

500 RYT, 200 E-RYT, Ceremonial Facilitator

Elizabeth Bast

Elizabeth Bast

Elizabeth Bast serves as a writer, yoga teacher, performance artist, ceremonial facilitator, speaker/educator, & holistic coach specializing in sacred plant medicine support, spirit-led addiction recovery, & visionary life design. She is a lifelong devotee of plant medicine, ceremony, and prayer, having been raised within a long family line of plant healers and an inter-tribal community with traditional ceremony. Her greater intentions are to help facilitate 100% natural bliss, synergy between culture and nature, and conversations between the old & new ways of knowing.  She studied at New College of San Francisco with an emphasis on Art and Social Change. Bast completed the transformational coach training program with  Being True to You.

​Bast is the author of HEART MEDICINE: A True Love Story, an intimate memoir about a healing experience with the African sacred medicine, iboga.

Bast is a recipient of a "Women of the Psychedelic Renaissance" grant from the psychedelic feminist organization Cosmic Sister and a member of Cosmic Sister's Expert Advisory Circle.

In 1993, Bast began a passionate practice of hatha yoga. In 2004, she completed the Interdisciplinary Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at the Nosara Yoga Institute. In 2010, she completed the Anusara Yoga Teacher Training through Katchie Ananda. She continues to study teachings of the Sri-Vidya sakta tantra tradition through Janice Craig and is completing an additional Bhakti Nova Yoga Teacher Training with Nubia Teixeira.

Since 2007, she has lived and co-created with artist Chor Boogie. Together, they have produced numerous collaborations of visual and performance art at galleries, museums, and special events.

​After their healing experience with iboga, Bast and Chor Boogie were inspired to give back. In December 2014, the couple traveled to Gabon, Africa, where they began their iboga provider training and experienced a traditional Bwiti initiation, Rite of Passage, and wedding. They are educators and activists for iboga, sacred medicine sustainability, the Bwiti tradition, drug policy reform, and holistic addiction treatment. They serve as iboga providers with the IbogaSoul team.

Bast is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area & Costa Rica. We look forward to Elizabeth joining us in teaching in our future Shivakti Tantra Yoga Teacher Trainings, as well as offering her wisdom in online workshops.

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Nubia Teixeira

Special Guest *MAHA* Teacher

Nubia Teixeira

Yogini, teacher, dancer, healer & author,  I was born in Brazil and have been practicing and teaching traditional yoga and classical Indian Odissi danceNubia Teixeira for almost 30 years. I am the founder of the Bhakti Nova School of Yoga and Dance and lead classes, workshops, and teacher-trainings internationally, independently, and in collaboration with my husband, kirtan artist Jai Uttal. I live in Fairfax, California, with Jai and our son, Ezra.

I perceive Yoga as a healing art, my connection to this ancient practice is reflected in my unique teachings.

I am the author of the book Yoga and The Art of Mudras and of the instructional CD, Pranayama: May Breath Be Our Prayer.

I have dedicated the past 30 years of my life to this “art-science-philosophy-practice” called Yoga and via my personal experience, insight and curiosity I gathered many gems that supports me to support my students to stay firmly rooted in their spiritual practices.

Serving humanity with a healthy physical body, with a clear mind and an altruistic heart is critically essential now. Let us via this beautiful vehicle of our bodies, bring more light, more love, more devotion, more kindness to the world.

"I define Yoga as Grace and I see Yoga as an instrument to awaken spiritual evolution in one’s path, divine love in one’s heart and the unison of our heart’s intentions and actions. I welcome you to experience the sacredness of your incarnation via embodied practice and to find in the bountifulness of your physical body, the  gateways to the realm of the extraordinary." - Nubia Teixeira

With Gratitude to my Teachers:

I feel fortunate to have received the gift of yoga from so many unique and traditional teachers. I feel the honor and the responsibility of carrying this gift within me. With this responsibility comes deep commitment and an inspiring excitement to share those teachings with you.

I have faith in the yoga techniques I practice, I rely on the Yogic scriptures to keep me on track, I reflect on the philosophical teachings to keep me inspired and nurtured. I trust that the light of the ancient yogis & yoginis and the benevolence of my spiritual guides will shine upon my heart, purifying me, so I can be an instrument for the light of Yoga itself to continue shining upon the ones near and around me.

University of Yoga in Sao Paulo – Mestre DeRose (1993-94-95-96) – 4 year Yoga Certification

Pedro Kupfer e Rosangela de Castro (1992-93-94-95) – workshops

Aruna Yoga – Anderson Allegro (1995–98)- 2 year Yoga Certification

Lygia Lima (1998-99) – workshops & classes

Shiva Rea (2001-02-03) – workshops & classes

It’s Yoga – Larry Shultz (2001) – 200hr Yoga Certification

Thai Yoga Massage –  Saul David Ray (2001) – 9 day training

Paul Grilley (2003) – workshops

Anne O’Brien (2003-04-05) – workshops & classes

Turtle Island – Tonny Briggs (2008) –  200hr Yoga Certification

Maritza (2010) – workshops & group/private lessons

Bihar School – Swami Satyananda Saraswati – self-study through their endless resourceful books

Sivananda Yoga (trips to India 1997 and 2000) & self-study

Nubia TeixeiraOdissi Dance with Sonia Galvao (1997 to 2000)

Madavi Mudhgal school (2000)

Shri Vishnu Tattva Das from USA (2001 till now)

Tibetan Self Healing with Lama Gangchen Rinpoche (1997 till now)

Reiki with Claudete Franca ( 1996-97-98)

Reiki empowerment from Lama Gangchen in the lineage of the Buddha (2016 )

Kirtan with Jai Uttal (2000 till forever)

“Nubia’s classes are a piece of art interweaving her vast knowledge and mastery of asana, mudras, mantras and pranayama into an hour long journey of heartfelt flow and song. She is a gifted teacher whose authenticity and joy light up the way as she guides her students with her gift of song, hands on adjustments and her playful and devotional approach to her teachings. I am proud to call her my teacher and mentor.”~ Naia Maro, Artist & Yoga Teacher

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Natalia Price

Guest Teacher: Temple Dancer, Ordained Priestess & Temple Keeper

Natalia Price

The temple doors are open. The candles are lit. The incense offerings are burning. Awaiting your arrival, Your stepping in and taking your place in the hallowed circle. You are being called into Rememberence of the true essence of who you are at your core. As empowered, alive, embodied and free! The planet is in need of empowered feminine leadership that is aligned in the heart and ready to offer her gifts to transform and uplift the planet. The priestess is awakening, igniting within us all. Are you ready to step across a threshold that will transform you? Are you willing to surrender and Enter In? This journey into your feminine self is intended to awaken ancient mysteries within your own mythic story connected to the greater web of Creation. To remember what you came here for It is time to embody your your radiance, your passion, your power.

Natalia Price

Born and raised all over South America with Argentinian and Welsh blood, I have traveled the world following the inner call for the sacred, Mother Earth and the embodiment of the divine feminine in all cultures, places and people, especially sacred sites. My spiritual lineage is that of ancient Egypt….of the temples of Isis and Hathor. Aligning my inner compass to the ritual arts and remembrance of those times of service to the Mother in all.

The midwifing into death of some of my closest beloveds initiated me into the deeper realms of death and guided me into the role of temple keeper of the Queen of Death for the Sanctuary of the Open Heart.  I became certified as a death doula and work with the Full Circle Living and Dying Collective to transform and reclaim our relationship and ritual with the death process.

I currently live in Nevada City, CA with my 7 year-old son and husband, where we own  Sacredskulls Tattoo and Art Gallery. I facilitate a year-long priestess initiation circle in the 13 Moon Mystery school, as well as new/full moon gatherings, 1:1 soul work with individuals, workshops and community rituals.

I am continuously weaving my priestess path and family life as a living prayer of devotion to transforming and uplifting consciousness through the awakening of the heart and embodiment of our body temples. I am fiercely dedicated to empowering women to rediscover and remember what makes them feel alive, passionate and whole and how to offer that in service to the planet in Love and rebalance the Divine Feminine in the world.


I have a long-standing friendship with Sharene Shamana Ma and am honored to bring my gifts in-person into the gorgeous containers she has created in both the Shivakti Tantra Yoga Teacher Trainings and the Devotional Embodiment Workshops.   In Holy Love, Natalia Price


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Patrick Papa Love

Holy Love Institute Co-Founder & Teacher

Patrick Papa Love

Living from the Heart of Curiosity and Innocence

Patrick Papa Love

Patrick James Riley aka Papa Love, is Co-Founder of Holy Love Institute and Holy Love LLC. We all absolutely love Papa. He is our ROCK!

In his twenties, Patrick produced many large-scale events, ranging from Concerts to Festivals to Weddings. He has actually overseen the production of 250+ weddings. With this in his background, and with his dedication to the path of Holy Love, we are open to facilitating and producing more future weddings with Shamana Ma as the officiant.

Patrick followed a spiritual calling in his thirties which led him to India. There he spent a decade where he co-created an Educational Institute in Rishikesh called "Mother Miracle." Mother Miracle empowers children from the slums of India to reach their highest potential by providing free K-12 education in English, as well as providing the nutrition, healthcare, and extra-curricular activities needed to succeed. In addition to free education, also provided is free cutting-edge technology training.

The call of "Holy Love" brought Patrick home from India in 2011 and heart-deep into a committed relationship with his longtime close friend of 17 years, Sharene Shamana Ma. In August of 2012, they were married in the wedding of Holy Love.

Together they believe that Holy Love is their mission and path. They live to embody the principles of Holy Love and commit to choosing love daily, again and again, unconditionally and with deep compassion.

Since Patrick has been home from India, he helped organize the Holy Love business and put it into an LLC in 2012. Under his guidance, the business has blossomed tremendously.

In the Teacher Trainings, Patrick will be offering business advice under the Teaching Skills Course Foundation. He will share his expertise on how to take your Teacher Certification into the world to build your business vision.

Additionally, he and Sharene will share their wisdom in the Loving Communication Course Foundation.

All around, as shared earlier, he is our "Papa Love" and our Rock. He is our Shiva and will keep us anchored in our retreat. He makes sure everyone has what they need.


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Sharene Shamana Ma

Holy Love Institute Founder & Teaching Core Curriculum

Sharene Shamana Ma

Shamanic Tantra Yoga Teacher with 30+ years of experience, Creator of Shivakti Tantra Yoga

Sharene Shamana Ma

"The Visionary Mystical experiences are humanity's most direct contact with God/dess and our Creative Source."

"Shamana Ma leads us in engaging with the immediate urgency of being alive. Her Tigress gait leads us thru the jungles of lush sensual abundance, by a masterful prowess to hunt for love in all its glitter and fur, to jump and bite thru into the tender fire source of juice and joy. Again & again, leading thru the ancient gateways of the eternal lesson: to hunt and ravish our hearts desire until we have finally found our greatest belonging - ourselves, lying naked and delicately alive on the fertile ground of truth." Michael Gaio

"Namaste, I want to once again express my deepest gratitude for your guidance to a beautiful far away space of such spiritual enlightenment. You have indeed drawn upon the vast pallet of metaphysical consciousness from the ancient world to compose a beautiful new world ritual that magically unifies all elements of its diverse origins. Through your enlightened presence and creative improvisations at each sacred enactment... this beautiful ritual appears to evolve and lyrically transition through so many memorable experiential phases. You certainly have opened the door to a magical world beyond. I would be so deeply honored to be invited to explore further..." :RA

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Welcome Friends,

Let us come together to witness the blessing of this body, this age, this moment. We are gifted with these senses through which we can experience the divine recreated in a thousand formless forms. I AM one with the Infinite I AM, as are you.

In our program, I offer myself as a guide on the sacred journey we will all share, allowing the mundane everyday world to dissolve, and opening to the molten inner core of  being, creative life-force energy and divine essence.  Let us dive into the unknown and find ourselves.

My intention is to assist others in awakening to their divine magic, birthright & power, by calling in all our energy and soul parts to be here now embodied intentionally in these human bodies. Together through practices, we facilitate soul-remembrance of the inner union love-dance of Shiva-Shakti, in the purna (fullness) of Holy Love.  We attune ourselves to the Light within, to the Guru Tattva,  "WAHE GURU" - the true teacher, always present. We repose in pure awareness.

Through Shivakti Tantra Yoga, we create strength, flexibility, presence, aliveness, devotion, internal intimacy and creative wonder.

Bliss is our divine birthright and Tantra Yoga brings us home to the truth. Each one of us here in this physical embodiment has been born of pulsating & radiant Para Devi energy. The entire Universe vibrates with this creative life force essence. 

I am a Tantrika Temple Priestess, an embodiment of the Many Faces of Shakti, a CMT, Shivakti Tantra Yoga Teacher and intuitive shamanic healer. I am very passionate about my spiritual and physical practices. I have spent a lifetime in devotion to knowing truth.

I bring to bear fully my deep heart energy, with a clear intention to be in and of service to the divine essence nature in each of you.  I am honored to share the fruits of my experience while maintaining a fertile “beginner’s mind”,  as I am always looking for new ways to grow through my own experience in your reflection.

As your guide and teacher, I act as a muse and a vessel for truth to pour through. I aim to nurture and create a safe space for you to be your true self, to be met and mirrored, to surrender with the unfolding, the tender soul’s blossoming, where I offer my authentic self, my wisdom, my teachings, transmissions and my heart to you.

I have trained in Temple Body Yoga Healing Arts for the past thirty+ years. My studies range ~ spanning from Shamanism, Yoga, Bodywork, Healing, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Magick, Communication and Tantra.

Through fusing ancient arts, we will unwind, transcend, remember and transform using ritual, meditation, pranayama, mudras, eye-gazing, kundalini activation, soul-language-vibrations, mantras, truth inquiry, yoga asanas, academic studies, shamanic journeying and more!

Allow yourself to feel interconnected with all there is and become the Teacher you are here to Become.

Sharene Shamana Ma, aka Shivakti Shaktiva, is the Creator of Shivakti Tantra Yoga and the Founder of the Holy Love Institute of Tantra Yoga. She is a Bhakta Shakta Tantrika with a lifetime of experience, having been initiated into the mystical arts as a child. She has a B.A. in Communication & Philosophy at Colorado University in Boulder, Yoga Teacher Certifications in (E-RYT 500)Hatha Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Kundalini Yoga & (E-RYT 500)Bhakti Nova. Additionally, she has been a Massage Therapist/Healer with Advanced Bodywork Certifications, an Ordained Minister, Facilitator of Shamanic Plant Medicine Circles, Sound Healer, Ceremony Priestess and Teacher in the Temple Arts. She is creator of the Temple of Bliss, a Healing Tantra Yoga Collective in SF-LA-NY,  and has initiated and taught countless Dakinis, clients, tantra yoga students, classes and workshops over the past thirty years. Her primary teachers to whom she gives her respect: Janice Gates, Ulrika Engman, John Friend, Maritza, Nubia Teixeira and Mama Ayahuasca. A more recent and notable teacher she recognizes is Christopher Hareesh Wallace. Through him, she has received the transmissions of initiation into the Kaula Trika lineage of Kashmir Shaivism.

"Brand new to Tantra, I eagerly followed the directions. Words are nearly useless to describe the actual experience of deep inward gazing and awareness of breathing that felt more real than mere physical intimacy. Mantras that sent energy messages through my nervous system, chanting divine music that filled me, the room, and the cosmos... a hummingbird vibration awakened in the base of my spine that traversed its entire length up to my head, my mind melting into my body, while receiving transmissions of magical joy. But her words, chanted and spoken, awakened unknown feelings and connections culminated in a spontaneous release of emotional tears. I am a new devotee..." :Namaste, Max

I am available by telephone, for In-person Teachings over Tea, Private Couples Coaching, Shivakti Tantra Yoga group classes & education, Healing Retreats and I am hosting, teaching and orchestrating the 2022-2023 Shivakti Tantra Yoga Teacher Trainings & Bhakti Shakti Workshops. 

I offer you my heart, my home, my land, my soul, my wisdom and my medicine.

My life is devoted to 'Living devotionally embodied as a masterpiece of truth, grit, grace and beauty' while creating a living legacy for others to do the same. - Sharene Shamana Ma



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Lakshmi Delsesto

I look forward to meeting you, bringing devotional kirtan & sacred story-telling in the Tantra Yoga Immersions.

Lakshmi Delsesto


Lakshmi Delsesto

Allow your body to melt & your Soul Essence to Shine through...

The Body is sustained by altars to the radiant nectar of life.
- The Radiant Sutra

Lakshmi is an inspired and ecstatic multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and kirtan leader. Since 1999 she has been performing her original and sacred world music across the United States and Internationally, including Bali, Thailand, and Hawaii. She is a regular performer at many festivals such as Bhaktifest, Pranafest, Wanderlust, Earthdance, Harmony Festival, and Oregon Country Fair.

Some of her extensive musical involvements include: producing music events, leading ecstatic Kirtans, directing music for ritual performances, singing for yoga classes, and leading interactive sound ritual journeys.

She has been a massage therapist since 1996, graduating from the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage, and has engaged in many other body-centered healing modalities since then - and enjoys offering an intuitive integrated approach. 

Lakshmi offers a refuge from the hectic world, a sanctuary of healing and a homecoming of heart and soul.

"Treat yourself to a Tantric love-soaked kirtan ritual of nurturing Musical healing. I offer my heart, my music, my soul, to be shared."

~Music & Voice are my life's passion, and I am available for personal Vocal lessons, as well as singing for private events

~I welcome all Tantric Truth seekers on their path, to be held in sacred divine space, grace & full adoration.

Aloha Ke Akua, Lakshmi Delsesto aka Lakshmi Devi







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