decertified practitioners

Decertified, Unqualified, and Unlicensed Authentic Tantra® Practitioners

The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education is the only school for Tantra in the world that is authorized to teach the Tibetan 5 Elements Theory and Practice specifically for the purpose of sexual healing.

Our graduates undergo 15+ months of extensive training in the proprietary methods of the Authentic Tantra® modality to ensure that they are able to teach and implement the methods with accuracy, efficacy, and integrity. Practitioners of Authentic Tantra® adhere to a code of ethical conduct, which was developed to ensure the safety of both practitioners and clients and to prevent potential abuses or harm caused by incorrect or unethical teaching practices.

We consider it an honor and a privilege to be the only tantra training facility in the world authorized to teach and train others to teach, these potent, lineage-based healing methods. We take this very seriously, and strive to ensure all of our graduates are operating with integrity and within the clearly prescribed bounds of our codes of ethical conduct.

In order for certification to be revoked, a practitioner must have committed one or more of the following offenses:

Please be aware ~ The following people are not authorized to teach the Tibetan Five Element Tantric Practices as taught by IATE, or any techniques or methods associated with the Authentic Tantra® modality.

Their certification was either never completed or has been legally revoked due to multiple codes of ethics violations.

The Tibetan 5 Element Practices are an ancient form of energy medicine that has been passed from teacher to student in an unbroken oral tradition spanning at least 1200 years.

These practices are integral to the Authentic Tantra® modality and have been classified as a form of oriental medicine by the PTIB of the Ministry of Education in BC Canada.

Teaching these methods without proper training and credentials can cause distortions in the energy body potentially leading to illness and dysfunction. It is therefore strongly recommended that consumers only receive 5 element teachings from an authorized source.

decertified + unlicensed practitioners:

NEVER FINISHED CERTIFICATION AND THEREFORE IS NOT LICENSED TO TEACH AUTHENTIC TANTRA® IN ANY CAPACITY: Larissa Smith withdrew from the 2021 Authentic Tantra Certification Program in July 2021. She is falsely representing herself as having completed 300 hours of training. Larissa was not verified as having completed any portion of the Phase #2, 11-month certification training and she is not qualified to teach any aspect of the Authentic Tantra® modality. 

CERTIFICATION REVOKED 5/2021 DUE TO CODES OF ETHICS VIOLATION: Saoirse Wang requested that her certification be revoked to avoid accountability for multiple potential violations of IATE’s ethical codes of conduct.

CERTIFICATION REVOKED 4/2021 DUE TO MULTIPLE CODES OF ETHICS VIOLATIONS: IATE has an open criminal complaint filed against Ms. Weinstein.


Never completed certification and has not demonstrated any degree of professional competency.

Never completed certification and has not demonstrated any degree of professional competency.

Never completed certification and has not demonstrated any degree of professional competency.