Our Faculty

The “three jewels” of Tantric Buddhism are; Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. The word “Sangha” refers to the community of spiritual practitioners who are using the same methods of healing and realization, and whom you can turn to for support along the path.

The Directors and Instructors of IATE know from personal experience how essential community support is for healing trauma and overcoming internal “blocks to bliss”. We are dedicated to providing ourselves and our students sustainable systems to access ongoing support for healing.

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.

Each of the Directors has taken refuge in the Shangpa and Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. Our “Root Lama” is Lama Tashi Dundrup of the Kauai Dharma Center. (Find out more about Lama Tashi here!)

It is our mission and purpose to bring these authentic and lineage based Tantric healing methods out into the world with clarity, integrity, compassion, and power.

Scroll down to find out more!

  • ALL
  • Board Members
  • Certification Instructors
  • Tantra Mastery Instructors

Devi Ward Erickson

Curator of the Authentic Tantra ® Modality and Founder of IATE

Dr. Chris Erickson

Senior Educational Administrator & Director for The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education

Marci Weinstein

Co-Founder & Director of The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education

Alaina Salks

Co-Founder & Director of The Institute of Authentic Tantra Education

Karen Craig

Co-Owner of Live Heal Thrive Retreats™ and Explore the Art of Tantra™

Brion Craig

Co-Owner of Live Heal Thrive Retreats™ and Explore the Art of Tantra™

Laurie McCracken

RN & Certified Authentic Tantra®Practitioner

Candice Anitra

ACS Certified Sexologist & Certified Authentic Tantra®Practitioner

Ahmane’ Glover

ACS Certified Sexologist & Certified Authentic Tantra®Practitioner

Mandy Chartier

ACS Certified Sexologist and Certified Authentic Tantra® Practitioner

Learn to use Tantra as Medicine!

Sign up to receive our weekly Sex Is Medicine Podcast episodes delivered to your inbox every Saturday!

Ready to get started on your journey?

Send us your application now!

*The Tantra Mastery Training Program does not require approval by the registrar of the private Training Institute Branch (PTIB). As such, the registrar did not review this program.