TO REGISTER, GO TO: http://istalasvegas.com/
OPEN TO THE TRANSFORMATIONAL POWER OF LOVE!
Re-enliven your deep connection to LIFE. Reset your neurology from survival stress into thrive mode. Reclaim the sacredness of your body. Liberate your natural wildness. Gain powerful tools to shift emotional patterns for more pleasure and connection.
Join a global community prioritizing authenticity, embodied spirituality, intimacy, bliss, empowerment, and freedom.
If you are ready to transform your life, this experiential 7-day event is for you
♡ The People
Thousands of people on 5 continents have attended the ISTA training over the past 8 years and have uncovered core wounding reactive patterns, transforming them into conscious ways of being that enable them to respond from a place of empowered loving presence.
♡ The Retreat
This retreat focuses on clearing the physical, emotional and mental bodies of shame, guilt and fear related to life force energy, sexuality and authenticity. This is done through multiple pathways of healing: guided visualization, emotional release, shamanic initiations, energy tracking and conscious touch are just a few of the practices used to dive deep into the inner realms. The inner masculine and inner feminine archetypes are explored because when they are fully integrated a door opens to a deeper knowing of the Self as whole and complete.
♡ The Event
This event unfolds within a powerful group process based on presence, unconditional love, intimacy and acceptance of what is arising. By the end of this event, you will feel more alive, open, relaxed and present and be more in touch with the effortless flow of life, no matter what it looks like.
♡ The Experience
No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary to attend this retreat. ISTA trainings tend to bring together people with a vast range of experiences and from many pathways. This event is about expansion, while honoring your healthy boundaries. Nudity and intimate touch are a part of this training, however, you are always at choice. It is possible to do this entire training without taking off any clothing or touching another person because at the core – this journey is about your relationship with yourself and life force energy. The facilitators will help you navigate what is authentic for you. Individuals and couples of any sexual preference and identification are welcome to attend.
This is an individual process that happens in a group environment and a level of ability to be self responsible is needed to navigate the spiritual sexual shamanic space. ISTA is a mystery school and approaches trauma from the shamanic perspective of connecting with the body and soul. We recommend that if there is known deep seated trauma, individuals seek one on one sessions and get the ok from their therapist before entering the group process.
♡ The SSSEX training uses..
– Group Process
– Active Meditation
– Emotional Release
– Guided Visualizations
– Subtle Energy Processes
– Conscious Communication
– Realize that you are love & freedom embodied
– Integrate your inner masculine & feminine
– Increase multidimensional awareness
– Let go of past dramas and traumas
– Expand your capacity for pleasure
– Celebrate sex positive community
– Transform the shadow into an ally
– Honor your healthy boundaries
This is only a partial list of what you may experience.
♡ Meet the people behind ISTA Costa Rica
Dawn Cherie Ezrahi ~ Lead Facilitator
Eugene Hedlund ~ Co-Facilitator
Ellie Wilde ~ Co-Facilitator
Elle Abbot ~ Coordinator
♡ The Steel Stallion Manor
The “Steel Stallion Manor” in Las Vegas is a private estate that has been listed for sale for many years and is now being repurposed and used for events. The main house is beautifully maintained 14,000 sf luxury style home. Its furnished and sits on 6 acres of landscaped, private and gated property. The land features tennis & basketball courts, water fountains, koi pond, three swimming pools, a roof deck with a 360-degree view of Las Vegas… No expense was spared when they built this place- floor to ceiling marble, everything is custom.
♡ More glowing testimonials
This journey has been an amazing experience that really shifted the way I feel about myself. Learning to integrate the male and female part within myself and see everybody else as both parts gives me a new way to approach others. After the training I really feel the way to honour and stand up for myself, while remaining on touch with physical and emotional body and the sweetness within it. what a journey, what a change, I don’t even want to go back to the way before Thanks for providing this beautiful journey with its deep insights and enormous skills.
There are no stories I can tell to describe this journey. Imagine you are an ocean with deep waters full of terrifying creatures. You close your eyes and jump in all the way to the bottom. As you come up through the ocean you encounter all these scary things and realize that they aren’t what you thought they were. You hold your breath and trust you will make it through. When you emerge from the depths you realize a beautiful, powerful creature awaits you. And that creature is you.
I am very grateful for all the different processes I went through this week, each one was profoundly transformative, the team provided me the loving safe space to let go of some very old and deep wounds.
ISTA training is of an essential nature. It takes the journey of a human experience into the perspective of healthy empowered being, it offers tools that allow you to heal your body and emotions and therefore enables participants to claim their birth right to truly live life.
ISTA offered me an opportunity and a space to shake up free up and escape into a reality of truth and honesty. It’s a journey I took with abundance of teachers that showed me the way into myself, the real me, my real body, my true pleasure. It made me find ways to beat the fears and illusions awake and realise they are there, it it poured for me a pavement to walk steady on, towards the encounter with myself. ISTA took me with many other and put us in a container, shook that container up again and again, and let us find what was shed, and what was left in each and every one of us. I am now stepping, aware, present and brave towards the most important change that will ever happen to me.
a call in the heart
If you feel a call in your heart to attend this training then go for it… yes, your mind will come up with all kinds of struggles and fears.. but still trust your heart and go for it. It is not just another seminar that fills you with information, but it will touch you deeply within your very soul and then the healing takes place.. a healing from the source, such a sacred place… take the chance and do it for yourself .. for your life!
There are boundless lessons to take with me from this experience, but perhaps the most precious for me in this moment was to witness the creation of Sacred Space; space where all is held sacred and safe; space without judgement; space made from love. I truly feel that I can carry this with me and recreate it anywhere I want or need. Thank you!
ISTA provides the training we all needed in prep school. It’s the fast track process to healing and awakening! I’m so blessed to have had come across this family. I can never express with words my gratitude and love for my brothers and sisters from ISTA. Namaste!
The training has been the most powerful and transformative experience I had in my life. It really kicked up my transition towards a more peaceful and aligned life. I am really grateful that I had the courage to be fully immersed in this experience.
♡ Details about the training and venue
This retreat includes:
8 day / 7 night accommodations
3 meals per day & snacks
Full day transformational process and teachings
Note: Airfare and airport transfers are not included.
Rates (shared occupancy):
– Super early bird special $2,222 (before July 31st)
– Early Bird special $2,300 (before September 30th)
– Standard $2,500 (after September 30th)
– Repeat Students: $1,900
– Assistants: $1,200
To reserve your spot / Deposit: $450 US
Refunds: If for some reason you become unable to attend, a $150 US administration fee will be withheld and is non-refundable up until 30 days before the event. Once the 30 days before the training has passed the total deposit of $450 US is non-refundable
For registration information or question, contact:
Philippe Lewis – email@example.com
Elle Abbot – firstname.lastname@example.org
♡ Ready? Set. Register!
If you are ready to radically enliven your sexuality and dive deep into the heart of your wild erotic nature, then join us.
Through a beautiful synthesis of neurological re-wiring, ancient tantric practice, and shamanism, we will activate the powerful life force that is dwelling in your body.
In the safety of our temple you will:
– Claim your erotic birthright to passion and pleasure
– Release fear, guilt and shame around sexuality
– Learn incredible tools and information that will enable you to use creative energy for regeneration, manifestation and spiritual transformation
This course is open to all who are called. Experience is not required.
With all our love and appreciation, we invite you ♡
♡ What is ISTA Level 1? ~ Raquel Coelho shares her experience…
DISCLAIMER – This is based on my experience, and everyone’s experience is unique, because it’s a deep process! [Feel free to share]
I have decided to write this taster for those people who do not know the International School of Temple Arts, for those who feel tuned out when they listen to videos and descriptions about ISTA Level 1, because it’s in a language not accessible to them.
I first came across ISTA totally by chance; I was travelling with my beloved in Guatemala and a poster caught my attention. Probably because it had the word sex in it, and because it looked attractive and exotic. David and I signed up as a present to our love, not knowing what the week would be about. We are both grateful we took the plunge, as ISTA L1 is a well-oiled machine!
So why are people so mysterious about ISTA Level 1? Why can’t they just give me the curriculum so I can decide if it’s for me? The answer is simple; a lot of the transformational work that is done during that week needs to be in context. Out of context, it sounds nuts. I have done 2 Level 1s; once as a participant, and another time as an assistant, and I can guarantee that my learning and journey was unique each time. However, I understand that your mind wants something more palpable, so here goes.
In one sentence – ISTA Level 1 is the education every human being should get when growing up.
Boundaries – Do you ever feel like you should have said no, but ended up saying yes? This relates to #metoo, but it also relates to those times when you accept too much responsibility at work, when you give a friend a shoulder although you really don’t have the emotional strength at that moment, and other situations in which you are not clear about your boundaries and end up feeling depleted. ISTA Level 1 explores this expertly from different angles, so even if you think you are brilliant with your boundaries (and the boundaries of others), you’ll become better.
Tools – Even if you are content and emotionally switched on, there is space to become happier, more connected to your feelings, desires, fears, dreams. Exploring anger was one of the more difficult challenges for me, precisely because I am pretty joyful. In a nutshell, the tools involve using your voice and body movements to let energy move through you. I’m sure at a moment of stress, you’ve stretched out your arms, or have gone for a walk. This is the next level and has much more impact.
The thing is not the thing – Whenever you feel angry that someone arrived late, frustrated about a decision made at work… you are becoming a victim of that thing or story. You might not be able to change how late that person is, but you can change how it affects you. ISTA L1 teaches you how to move into your power and break this cycle of victimhood. It takes practice post-training, but you are given tools.
Honesty – We are brought up to be polite, and this can get in the way of honesty. Since our first ISTA L1, my beloved and I have had some seriously deep and painful conversations, which have brought us to beautiful places. Sometimes you feel unsure about being upset about something someone did, but here’s the trick, you can tell them that! You can be honest about how it makes you feel, instead of blaming them for it. The key is to be clear that it is not a competition, it is not an attack. Put yourself in that vulnerable place of “I love you, and I’m not sure why this triggers me, but when you xxx I felt xxx”, keeps the channels of communication open, and you will be surprised how things shift in most of your relationships. You also have to accept that some people are still stuck in fight or flight mode, so you might not have such a successful honest conversation.
You are not your story – I’ll take a simple example. Everyone feels that at some point their parents didn’t make the best decision (even if like me, you think that overall your parents are incredible and did a brilliant job raising you). Guess what, you are a whole human being, you have yourself. You are your own mother, your father, you design your story from now on. Everyone has traumas (to different levels and degrees), and it can feel like you are messed up for good, but you are not. More and more research is going into neuroplasticity, so we have the ability to rewire through a change in habits, and like William Ernest Henley says in his poem Invictus, you are the master of your own fate, you are the captain of your soul.
Why is it so expensive? You will have a full-time one-week experience with 3 expert facilitators who will support you 24/7 during the week, and a number of assistants (number depends on size of group), accommodation, full board… so surely this costs money. ISTA might sound alien to you, but it is made up of human beings who pay bills.
There are numerous more gifts (and each of them more powerful) you will receive with this training, but I don’t know how to explain them in all their awesomeness without you actually being there. So, take the plunge, and you will love me and yourself for it!
♡ What is ISTA ~ International School of Temple Arts
ISTA is a transmission of the life force, clothed in love and expressing creatively in the world. ISTA is part of a global transformational movement where human consciousness is being opened to its source as love and harmoniously integrating with other sentient kingdoms and dimensions.
In particular ISTA works with spirituality and sexuality as two expressions of the life force. Our vision is a world where humans have a peaceful, delightful, shameless, fearless and loving relationship with their own bodies, sexuality, emotions, hearts, minds and spirit.
ISTA is a modern synthesis of: a) a spiritual transmission – a satsang of being b) a mystery school where the Temple Arts are taught c) a new era business and creative community who are networked together globally and sharing resources in innovative ways. ISTA collaborates with many groups, organizations, and communities in various locations around the world.
We implement our vision by generating a living, loving culture amongst ourselves, then propagating this culture and educating others through conferences, trainings and other events around the globe. Most organizations have a mission statement, a business plan with clear goals, budgets and strategies to achieve them. This will not work with the type of organism ISTA is – or not by itself. To be truly transformative we harmonize Awareness on what we are desiring to achieve, with Presence of who we are. A simple symbol for this is the word EARTH which has the H or the goal at the end. If we shift it to the beginning we get Heart.
Once we are anchored in the heart then we can gently focus outward again and the result is HeartH.
ISTA is a Hearth where the fire of spirit has been lit. This can be uncomfortable for people who are used to living in the prevailing earth culture. They want to know Why we are doing it, What we are doing, Who makes the decisions, How do we measure results and How much will they get paid? Our answer to this is often simply – we do not know!! What we do know, is that if we keep building the fire in the hearth then more and more people gather round. And, when they do, we share with them about building fire. We integrate the masculine energy of initiating, direction, and focus with the feminine qualities of living in the mystery, building relationships, and flow.
ISTA is committed to raising consciousness & sexuality education across the globe to grow community, provide conferences, events, and trainings to individuals, practitioners and teachers, and to provide business tools and collaborations to support the emergence of the Temple Arts around the world.
ISTA is a non-profit educational organization since 2007. What started as gatherings of teachers and practitioners quickly evolved a collaboration of empowered individuals representing every continent, to become a vehicle that connects experts from around the globe and now operates worldwide in over 30 countries.
ISTA’s mission in the world is the propagation of a culture of love and freedom. We work to truly integrate the different facets of what it is to be a fully functional human being. We focus on liberating the life force energy that underlies both consciousness and form alike. We work quite deeply with sexuality because this is one of the areas where that life force is collectively blocked or distorted. We also pay deep attention to new models of sharing power, which builds trust and generates synergy.
Money is the third area in that trinity of Money, Sex and Power that clearly needs our attention on this planet to help manifest a culture of love and freedom we all serve. Sexual energy linked to heart and consciousness is powerful. Financial energy linked to heart and consciousness is also powerful. After many years of ISTA operating largely on the goodwill of benefactors and volunteering we celebrate that we are now generating a positive cash flow. We have been carefully considering for some time how best to not only use these resources but also how to create protocols that encourage their effective use in empowering and educational ways. Ways that transform financial energy as an expression of love. (Janine MacDonald)
10 (Thursday) 3:00 pm - 17 (Thursday) 12:00 pm
Steel Stallion Manor Las Vegas
Philippe Lewis - email@example.com Elle Abbot - firstname.lastname@example.org
More details at www.ISTAHawaii.com
This revolutionary life empowering course supports learning to masterfully direct our primal life force, potency, and power! Come deepen and embody a more respectful and vibrant relationship with yourself and others
You are invited to unfold your potential with international facilitators: KamalaDevi McClure as lead and Xavier Bouquillard and Ellie Wilde will be co-facilitating this profound initiation.
The S.S.S.E.X training uses..
• Group Process
• Active Meditation
• Emotional Release
• Guided Visualizations
• Subtle Energy Processes
• Conscious Communication
• Realize that you are love & freedom embodied
• Integrate your inner masculine & feminine
• Increase multidimensional awareness
• Let go of past dramas and traumas
• Expand your capacity for pleasure
• Celebrate body positive community
• Transform the shadow into an ally
• Honor your healthy boundaries
You will receive coaching and hands-on experience in the areas of:
emotional release, working with inner aspects of yourself,
an exploration into boundaries,
rituals of initiation,
and a powerful clearing and activation process.
Learn more by watching this introductory video
No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred intimacy is necessary and people with previous experience are welcomed. Couples or singles of any relationship preference may attend. The greater mix of prior experiences the richer the training!
The event is located in an intentional permaculture community in the lush rainforest, very close to beaches, warm ponds and viewing the active lava flow!
YOUR MONEY’S WORTH
We bring in top leaders in the fields of sacred intimacy, personal development, and shamanism, some traveling long distances. If you are feeling drawn to this training, it is no accident. Your commitment to attend is a commitment and investment in yourself and your personal growth.
In addition to our usual 6 day, 6-night SSSex ISTA Level One training program, this event offers you a BONUS extra day to enjoy the special beauty of the area, and learn more about life in a land-based intentional community!
$450.00 US deposit secures your place
Get Great Discounts by Registering Early!
$1795 US – First 8 participants (fully paid by Nov 25th)
$1895 US – Earlybird admission before Nov 25th
$2095 US – Regular admission after Nov 25th (fully paid by Jan 10th)
Couples price: $250 per person off Regular admission
$1495 US – Repeat participant or Assistant (availability is limited,
$1495 US – Young Adult aged 18-25 (availability is limited)
Come join us!
Payment Options: Check, venmo or credit card
25 (Friday) 3:00 pm - 31 (Thursday) 12:00 pm
Captain Cook - Hawaii
ISTA returns to stunning Lake Atitlan in Guatemala for the Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience – Level 1 February 2-8, 2019
This life changing transformational intensive focuses on clearing the physical and emotional body of shame, guilt and fear related to sexuality and authenticity. The cornerstone of this work is about consent, developing healthy boundaries and communication. If you are called to live in your truth, more lovingly, more powerfully, more free – take your place in circle with us!
Led By Araminta Barbour & co-facilitated by Ellie Wilde & Raffaello Manacorda supported by a core team of assistants.
If you are ready to radically enliven your sexuality and dive deep into the heart of your wild erotic nature, then join us for a beautiful synthesis of neurological re-patterning, sexual healing, and shamanic exploration that activates the powerful life force energy that dwells in your being.
Villa Sumaya is an Eco-Chic Wellness Center dedicated to rejuvenating holistic practices and healing modalities as well as preserving Mayan traditions and facilitating outdoor adventure in the heart of the Altiplano. Majestically located on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Villa Sumaya has 23 comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms. The secluded lakefront cove is the perfect sanctuary for a peaceful getaway.
Includes tuition, shared accommodation, delicious meals, taxes, tips and all course materials during the event. Tuition excludes any incurred costs getting to and away from the venue, upgrades to private accommodation and additional purchases made at the retreat.
An initial non-refundable deposit through this website of $450 USD secures your place on this event. Remaining fees are due by January 5th, 2019
For full information visit:
The ISTA Level 2 will also be held at Lake Atitlan April 2019 – all the information – www.istalatinamerica.com
2 (Saturday) 2:00 pm - 8 (Friday) 2:00 pm
Villa Sumaya Jaibalito, Solola, Guatemala
What do you long for?
When you sit in those quiet moments with yourself, can you feel your longing?
When it comes to our sexual and intimate life many women have lost touch with what it is they truly desire, many women have developed the habit of twisting oneself to suit the other.
Women largely have grown so accustomed to pushing down their own intuitive wisdom, not knowing what it is that they want, only that there is simply a lack of fulfilment.
The way we have been living as humans has left us cut off from our wombs, our source of nourishment and grounding. Cut off from our intuitive deep knowing and wisdom, disconnected from our power, seeking external validation, sourcing our power from our position in society our job, our looks, our role, our sense of self-built on flimsy ephemeral things that do not have the deep sense of safety and security that we desire. these things can change, can disappear, they are impermanent.
If we continue to seek our sense of safety from the outside, this leaves us fundamentally weak, unable to fully relax into the naturalness of our radiant beauty. We develop shields around our softer selves which make us feel stronger, but they leave us brittle and dry and lacking in true nourishment.
This is such a shame when there is an endless supply of energy that we can tap into if we ground ourselves within our wombs.
Only 100 years ago a woman of marrying age who was not married was considered flawed, her value came from being with a husband.
We think we have evolved but these values still live within our bodies and deep in our psychology.
This has also affected the way we relate to each other as women, a part of us constantly seeking social safety, in the background ticking over checking, measuring, evaluating, comparing and secretly competing or feeling inferior.
It’s time to stop,
To come home to our true source of power
To connect our bellies our hearts and our wombs to the pulse of life that connects us all, to sink our roots deep into the forest floor, to anchor safety in the body so that our souls can shine in the world. So that our presence can be a blessing to the Earth.
This world needs us.
This world needs us to heal the parts of us that are split off, cut out and disconnected from our power, from our voice and from the depth and beauty of our emotions and our sexuality.
This world does not need more educated people, it needs more deep feeling powerful and fully alive humans, who are not prepared to stand back and let this status quo continue.
It’s time to:
Connect back to the ancestors who walked this land in union with the Earth, it’s vital energy the living sacredness that pulses through our bodies.
To bring back the rituals of the ancient temple arts and the incredible power of the cauldron of the womb.
To activate the inner Oracle and be your own guru and wise woman.
Claim and heal the maiden, embrace the love of the mother and activate the full potency and power fo the Crone ( whatever your age these stages are not linear)
To pass through an initiation, an oath to the sacredness of this land, and this world and to protect the innocent.
To invoke the healthy masculine presence within us so that we can call it forth in our lives. We take masculine rites of passage and embody the Sacred masculine within – your true Soulmate.
To create what it is that we long for.
To take the throne of your life as the High Priestess.
Are you ready?
This FIVE-day journey is an initiation of Self.
We will create ancient Temple Arts Rituals dedicated to the healing and empowerment of each other. Activating womb consciousness and the High Priestess energy within.
It’s time to create magic, we live in such a transformative magical time, there is so much potential here.
This retreat is held close by the Sacred Stones of Castle Hill, an ancient natural temple, a place the Dalai Lama called the Spiritual Capital of the Universe.
We will work with the ley lines and energy portals in this area to increase the potency of our transformation.
This will be deep, this will be powerful.
Are you ready?
Investment for 5 days
Accommodation and food inc.
Super Early-Bird; $895 ( Paid in full before Jan 8th limited to 4 places) SOLD OUT Early Bird; $ 995 ( Paid in full before Jan 30th limited to 4 ) SOLD OUT
Regular Price; $1195 ( Paid in full before April 20th)
Secure your place with a $500 deposit ( *please note cancellation policy applies)
Payment plans are available upon request
Your facilitators: This time I will be joined by three amazing guest facilitators and Pleasure Priestesses- Janet Stott, Terri Ewart, Kimmy Sky McKay
*Cancellation Policy for retreats with Ellie Wilde
At the time of registering onto a retreat with Ellie Wilde it is asked that the full payment or deposit for the training is paid to secure your place.
Full payment must be made before the commencement of the retreat.
If for any reason you can no-longer attend the retreat please note the following conditions apply:
3 months before the retreat commences the full amount can be refunded less 10% admin fee.
Less than 3 months before the retreat 50% can be refunded* ( *if the space is filled by someone else the full amount can be refunded less 10% admin fee)
Less than 2 weeks before the retreat no refund can be given* ( * if the space can be filled by someone else the full amount can be refunded less 10% admin fee)
Thank you and appreciate your co-operation with helping me to make these events viable and sustainable.
25 (Thursday) - 29 (Monday)
(location given once registered)