Araminta Barbour

Founder of The Sanctuary in Guatemala, Araminta is Lead Faculty with the International Schools of Temple Arts (ISTA),  co-creator of the Women Who See In The Dark retreats and designer and facilitator of The Resilience Journey 

A Certified Red Tent Women’s Guide, Dakini and International Sacred Sexuality Workshop Facilitator, Araminta has a Master’s Degree in Indian Religions from the University of London (SOAS), over a decade in international development focusing on the sexual reproductive health non-profit sector and over 25 years exploring numerous holistic health modalities and esoteric and philosophical traditions. 

Araminta’s life path has been shaped from the learnings brought from death, grief, travel, and the deep questioning of collective beliefs. She supports clients to transform painful experiences into power, heal from parental and relationship wounding, step-free from sexual or emotional abuse, and navigate the psychological hurdles to self-acceptance, self-belief, and self-love. Her deeper focus is awakening to expansive levels of Self untangled from collective consciousness through shadow work and integrating spirituality with embodied living.

Araminta utilizes skills from Meditation, Non-dual Spirituality, Shamanism, Sacred Sexuality, Tantra, Breathwork, Yoga, Bodywork, Shadow Integration, Emotional Release, and Initiatory rituals. Her teachings aim to bring together the tools and maps that reactivate our full human capacities. 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 in-person and online private coaching and leads seminars and retreats on Conscious Relating, Sexual Shamanism, and  Transformation around the world. 

Araminta has been fortunate to study and facilitate alongside many of the leaders in the Spiritual Sexual Shamanic field today – including Andrew Barnes, Baba Dez Nichols, Bruce Lyon, Crystal Dawn Morris, Deborah Taj Anapol, Elaine Young, Komala Lyra, Laurie Handlers, Lawrence Lanoff, Ohad-Pelle Ezrahi, Rex McCann, Shachar Caspi and Triambika Vive amongst many others.