Meet Our Tantra Instructors!

Tantra Instructors

The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education is a trauma-informed, anti-racist organization. 

We believe that unresolved trauma is one of the biggest obstacles to accessing and embodying our true human nature of bliss, equanimity, openness, clarity, and joy.

Unresolved trauma lies at the core of, and feeds into, all the 5 root poisons of human emotion; anger, attachment, pride, jealousy, and ignorance. If the trauma is not addressed and corrected, the 5 root poisons remain intact and continue to poison the body, speech, and mind.

Lineage-based Tantra is the antidote to trauma.

We believe that as practitioners and healers, we must recognize and acknowledge the traumatic impact that systems of oppression have on all of us, in order to be truly effective and integrous carriers of this potent medicine.

Therefore Our Tantra Instructors adhere to the following....

A. It is mandatory that all Faculty of IATE attend and complete a Board-approved anti-racism training before working with incoming students.

B. Additionally, all Directors, Founders, Shareholders, and Faculty of IATE have attended and completed The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond’s 3-day, “Undoing Racism” Training and subsequent half-day “Debrief”.

C. Additionally, the Founders, Directors, and Faculty continue to dismantle Internalized Racial Oppression via ongoing, somatically based, anti-racism training.

D. IATE Board Members have taken refuge in the Shangpa and Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism and continue to study and practice Tibetan Tantric Buddhism under the guidance of our Root Lama, Lama Tashi Dundrup of the Kauai Dharma Center. (Find out more about Lama Tashi here!)

A householder and Tantric Yogi, Lama Tashi has supported and sanctioned our use of authentic Tibetan Tantric healing methods, combined with contemporary cutting-edge knowledge about sexuality, trauma, and holistic healing, in order to create effective methods for addressing the root causes of illness and suffering in our modern world.

Our mission and purpose is to bring these authentic and lineage-based Tantric healing methods out into the world with clarity, integrity, compassion, and power – in accordance with the needs and requirements of the world we currently occupy.

We are deeply honored to work with all of you who resonate with this mission and purpose. Thank you.

Tantra Mastery Instructors
Certification Instructors
Karen Faculty NEW

Karen Cornick

Senior Certification Instructor and Director of Tantra Mastery Program

Laurie New 2023

Laurie McCracken

Senior Certification Instructor


Ahmane’ Glover

Certification and Tantra Mastery Instructor


Lucia Vasquez

Certification and Tantra Mastery Instructor, Student Liaison

Nicole Circle

Nicole Winston

Certification and Tantra Mastery Instructor, Certification Program Assistant Director

Alex Campbell

Alex Campbell

Phase 1/Tantra Mastery Instructor


Sequieta Whitfield

Certification and Tantra Mastery Instructor