About ISTA Level 2 Training
SSSin Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Initiation
Level 1 (SSSEx) begins its work once the decision is made that this is the way we want to live and not just a peak experience in a workshop.
Level 2 (SSSIn) guides you through a series of self initiations that say goodbye to old patterns of relating and anchor the identity in the deep self that is already free, inherently loving and dynamically creative in the world.
ISTA’s initiation provides the teachings and experiences we didn’t receive around our spirituality, our relationship with the transpersonal and its integration with the personal and universal.
This provides us with the opportunity to shift our identity into the soul and become the source of our own life, love and empowered expression in the world.
Its symbol is the offering up of the heart. Once the life is ‘given up’ or ‘taken over’ by this deeper part of ourselves then we are ready for the greater mysteries – the identification with the universal life of our cosmos and planet.
The self becomes a source of inflowing current to our surroundings enabling others to awaken, initiate and transform. We become a creative force in our environment.
Level 2 deepens the experience of Level 1 allowing for more hands-on practise with some of the tools and techniques taught.
It provides an alchemical container for transformation through group practise, ritual and meditation.
What Does SSSIn Involve?
The Shamanic initiation: Its core is death and rebirth. This overcomes the fear of death in the base chakra and also sets the shaman apart from the tribe to serve the tribe in a special way.
It is an essential component to the integration of sexual and spiritual worlds because it results in the transcendence of ego and the dedication of one's awakened powers to the collective.
The result is Power.
The Sexual Initiation - The rituals of self-pleasure and sacred spot in Level 1 awaken a deeper relationship with our sexual energies. In Level 2, we explore the unification of our masculine and feminine, conscious penetration and sacred union.
The result is Love.
The Spiritual Initiation - Meditation training and essential identity inquiry open us into our primordial awareness and provide a taste of sunyata or the void experience.
Invocatory temples combined with a personal vision quest provides each individual an opportunity for deeper levels of their being to be contacted, honoured and integrated.
The result is Presence.
PLEASE NOTE: This is an individual process that happens in a group environment and a level of ability to be s 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 approval to participate from their therapist before entering the group process.
Dates & Times
16 - 23 Jan 2021, starting Saturday 16th afternoon and finishing with lunch on Saturday the 23rd.
Arrival & registration: between 12-3pm (optional lunch served between 1:30-2:30)
Training starts: 4pm
Training finishes: 3pm after lunch
Earliest (easy) departure from the venue 4pm/5pm
BioRezydencja is a gorgeous ecological mountain house located at the outskirts of a picturesque Polish mountain town in Izery Mountains in the south west Poland. This area is fabulous for clean air, healing spring waters and beautiful recreational sites. It is two hours away from Wrocław, Prague or Drezno and 3,5h from Berlin. Food served is mostly organic or bought directly from local farmers. Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs. Accommodation is offered in beautiful and specious 4-8 people apartments. Extra nights before/after the training are possible with prior booking (not included in the training fees).
How to get there? - Travel to the Venue
By car: 3h - 3,5h journey
By train: the train timetable for this period is not published yet so this info might change. The train ride is 4h and it has 2 changes.
Arrival: At the moment there is a train at 10:35 from Berlin to Gryfow Sl. (arriving 14:34). From Gryfow Sl. There is a 20min taxi ride to the venue. Let us know if you go by train and we can arrange the taxi for you (in Polish).
Departure: The train departs from Gryfow Sl. to Berlin at 14:37 or 16:37.
For tickets and updates check: https://www.bahn.de/en/view/index.shtml
From Wroclav (Wrocław)
By car: 2,5h
By shuttle (book with the event organiser): Departure from the airport at 12:30pm and Arrival back to the airport at ~7pm.
By public bus: From Wroclav D.A. (bus station) at 11:45 arriving 14:25 to Swieradow Zdroj. A short taxi ride to the venue. Let us know if you go by this option and we can arrange the taxi for you (in Polish).
Return: depart from Swieradow Zdroj bus stop at 14:40 and arrive to Wroclav D.A. at 17:25.
For tickets and updates check: https://en.e-podroznik.pl/
There are also nearby airports to Prague (3h by car, no easy public transport way); Dresden (by train as from Berlin, check the link above)
The event fee includes all tuition, accommodation (7 days/6 nights) and 3 delicious, healthy vegetarian meals per day (always with vegan & gluten-free options).
These are approximate prices only (exact prices will be published soon):
SUPER Early Bird Price - first 10 spots only (register until 1st Oct 2020)
EARLY Bird Price (Register until 1st Dec 2020)
Regular Price (Register after 1st Dec 2020)
Repeat participants (limited availability): 1,300 Euro
When registering for both Level 1 & Level 2 there is a discount on both prices (more info soon...)
Scholarships upon application available for young adults aged 18-25.
For lower-budget people living (and working) in Poland and in countries East of Poland we might offer special discounts. Please enquire with the form below by presenting your case.