Araminta Barbour

Founder of The Sanctuary in Guatemala, Araminta is a Certified Red Tent Women’s Guide, Speaker, Coach and International Sacred Sexuality Workshop Facilitator. Collaborating with ISTA since 2011, Araminta is part of the ISTA Lead faculty team and ISTA Regional Coordinator for Latin America. Faculty also with the Institute of Conscious Sensuality based in Hawaii, and the Online University of Love & Sexuality, Araminta has a Master’s Degree in Indian Religions from the University of London (SOAS), 5+ years experience in the sexual reproductive health non-profit sector and over 15 years exploring numerous holistic health modalities and esoteric traditions.

Araminta’s core passion is the process of radical self-acceptance – the inner marriage of love with power. She is here to support humanity’s evolution as liberated, heart-centred creators. Araminta offers emotional release guidance, transformational workshops in spiritual sexual shamanism and conscious intimacy coaching.

“Guatemala has been my chosen home for the past 10 years because it offers an incredible beauty, richness of culture and a space to explore life outside of much of the Western paradigm’s focus on competition and consumerism. My love affair with Lake Atitlan continues to be one of the richest journeys of my life as does the fulfilment I experience supporting the flowering of ISTA’s phenomenal trainings in Latin America.

“Whether your sexuality has been a source of joy or of shame, of pleasure or of pain, it holds powerful keys to life mastery. It is the energetic thread connecting you to the same power that created everything you bear witness to. When we are ready to explore the mystery of our sexual life-force energy, we stand at the doorway to manifesting our deepest dreams; to a life of liberated living AS loving power.”  Araminta