About ISTA Level 1 Training
SSSex Spiritual Sexual Shamanic EXperience
>What's ISTA ?
Spiritual . . . Sexual . . . Shamanic . . . each of these three areas alone carry enormous charge for shadow and misuse of power as well as potential for liberation, freedom, love and joy. If you are ready to transform your life, this experiential 8-day event is for you.
Thousands of people on 5 continents have attended the ISTA training over the past 10 years and have been radically changed for the better by uncovering reactive patterns and transforming them into conscious ways of being.
"Sexuality is a gate to the Divine realms, a gate into ultimate unity beyond little-self indulgence. Our culture today does not recognise it. The knowledge of Sexuality as a key to open the gates of other dimensions was vastly recognised in the ancient world but was hunted and lost. Most people today feel the lure, get to the threshold of this magical garden, getting excited and often getting hurt, ignorant of the option to pass through those gates. Sexuality is a temple, where one can offer the separate ego on the alter, expand in love, receive visions, create magic, heal and surrender completely to the Deep Oneness."
~ lead facilitator Ohad-Pelle Ezrahi
What does SSSEx Involve?
This training focuses on clearing the physical and emotional body of shame, guilt and fear related to sexuality and authenticity. The deeper transformation comes from reconnecting to your personal power, exploring sexuality is a fast path to encountering our own power challenges and gifts. This is done through multiple pathways using the best of the ancient temple arts including Tantra, Taoist and Shamanic traditions and adding to this more modern day NLP, bioenergetics, guided visualization, emotional release, Kundalini activation, energy tracking, conscious touch and consent skills. The list above are just a few of the practices we use 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.
Three skilled Temple Arts Faculty will share, inspire, guide and support you to bring light to the shadows where our power awaits to be reclaimed. You will receive information, guidance and lots of experiential practice around self love, boundaries and consent, emotional release, voice dialogue, neurological reprogramming, Orgasmic Yoga, learning to work with shamanic energy, owning one’s desires and the ability to manifest, accessing and speaking from your contra-sexual self (i.e gender opposite), conscious communication, Transformational Shamanic Breathwork, ancient temple arts rituals of healing/initiation and a powerful sexual clearing and activation processes. This event unfolds within a powerful group process based on safety, trust, unconditional love, intimacy and acceptance of what is arising. By the end of this event, you will feel more in touch with your body, more aliveness and presence, more aware of your patterns and have some skills as to how to change them, more awareness of your emotions and how to hold them, lighter and perhaps more relaxed. You will be more in touch with effortless flow of life, no matter what it looks like.
A note on Masculine & Feminine:
Please don’t perceive that our use of the terms masculine and feminine is an indicator that ISTA operates from place of duality and gender separation. We do not, far from it we realise that we are all masculine and feminine regardless of our physical form. We use this terminology as it is an effective model for understanding the different energies or qualities that each if us is made up of. They do not translate to men and women or male and female.
ISTA Level 1 is a container that will allow, invite and offer you:
Whatever you life situation is to stop, feel and take a look at yourself in a whole new way. This is an opportunity to wake up to your life.
It will invite you to take risks, meet and explore your edges in a safe container.
Provide you with essential life skills we all should have received as teenagers.
Provide a space for you to see, show and live from the you that lies beneath the mask. You will see more clearly where you are operating from ego, belief patterns of others and society.
It will show you where your inner masculine and inner feminine are immature, unhealthy or where they are at war and it will guide you to bring them back towards union, love and integration. This is huge!
It will invite you to reconnect to, master and to learn to love your emotional body and heart power, as well as your physical self.
It will show you your glorious energy being and share skills as to how to dance with this energy body alongside your physical body.
It will encourage you and show you how to seek wisdom from your body and heart, instead of your mind.
Provide powerful opportunities for healing core wounds.
Remember how to love yourself, to feel the healing power of pleasure and it will offer you ways to expand your sexuality and orgasmic potential.
To allow you to see and deeply understand that sexuality and spirituality are one.
Offer you opportunities for deep healing around lost love, sexuality, grief, self love and mother and father wounds.
To shine a light on places where culture, religion and society has kept us from expressing who we really are.
Take part in powerful rituals that can bring deep healing and power reclamation.
It will ask you to consider what your life might look like, if it was not controlled by societies expectations, ego, family, fear, shame and guilt?
It will plead with you to know what it truly is to be a sovereign being.
As this week-long training is a journey through life's core experiences and wounds, it is universal. It touches and can affect individuals of any age, background, race etc, if you choose to allow and if you are open to receive the wisdom and gifts.
Who takes this Intensive?
Thousands of people have gone through this training now worldwide. The individuals cover a wide age range from 18 to 80, varied backgrounds, all sexual orientations, those who are gender fluid or trans, differing professions from students, artists, surgeons, people from many different religions, races and nationalities.
Some people take this training for their own personal evolution, to gain a deeper self-connection and to enrich their relationships and empower their lives. Others are interested in exploring how it will add to their own professional life, whatever that may be, and some are interested in the professions of Sacred Sexual Practitioner or Sexuality Educator.
Attendees include those from the various spiritual paths and the sexual paths of celibacy, monogamy, and polyamory.
Couples, individuals and relationship groups of any formation are welcome, as are individuals of any sexual orientation and gender identity.
The greater mix of prior experiences the richer the training!
If it is your truth, it is possible to complete the entire training/experience without touching another person.
Are you ready to jump off the edge?
We are so often at the precipice of something we have wanted to do, embody or achieve....and we remain at the proverbial cafe, sipping tea, peering over the edge looking at the unknown water below, searching with our mind for the answers. Of course, the mind has no real answers. And so we are afraid. We may let our feet leave the ground, but more often than not we return to our comfort zone...because we are too afraid to feel the pain...really feel it all the way...and enter the gateway of new possibilities. What if you could jump when your being, your heart, your spirit knew it was time to change? In this training you will come to a point where you can choose, completely and resolutely, without reservation, to fling yourself off the rock.....and transform your life.
What's your edge? Are you ready to jump? What's getting in your way? To find out….come and do this training. It will take you to your edge, expand you and change your life forever.
Are there any pre-requisites to attend?
No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary and people with previous experience are welcomed.
What will I have to do?
Nudity and intimate touch are optional parts of this training. The cornerstone of this work is about consent, developing healthy boundaries and communication. You are always at choice and the facilitators will help you navigate what is authentic for you. ISTA will offer you the uniqueness of having THREE facilitators with different backgrounds, paths and experiences in teaching. The outcome is the transformative field of synergy created out of this fusion.
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 (16.01): 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 (23.01): 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 on the 2nd and Arrival back to the airport at ~7pm on the 9th.
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 (8 days/7 nights) and 3 delicious, healthy vegetarian meals per day (always with vegan & gluten-free options).
These are approximate prices only from last year's Level 1 (exact prices will be published soon):
SUPER Early Bird Price (10 first 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): 1,200 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.
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.
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.
What we teach is that real and lasting success in life and as a human being is not the result of circumstance, technique, relationship, job or spiritual pathway. It flows from Presence. Presence is a function of being in loving connection to the life force and allowing it to organise our lives and relationships in accordance with a purpose and pattern that we can not understand in advance but must live into. We are all at different points of integration and embodiment of life force awareness. As a new culture using the tools, techniques, and resources we learn in our trainings, we are supporting ourselves and each other to deepen and evolve.
ISTA collaborates with many groups, organisations, and communities in many locations around the world. Collaborations include International Goddess Congress, OSHO Communities, Tantra, Meditation, and Yoga Schools, Mystery Schools, Madonna Ministry International, and more.
The vision of ISTA is to expand consciousness and sexuality across the globe. We are a movement that brings a knowledge base and provides resources to everyone, especially practitioners and guides to enhance their skillsets in all aspects of life mastery. We do this in the form of bringing conferences, events, and trainings to all regions, tapping into the pulse of each culture thereby becoming the thread, or ribbon of intention, connecting these experts around the world. We do this by working with life force energy, the beginning, middle and end of everything. We as humans connect the spirit from above, through our bodies as conduits, to earth below, and in this embodiment of all that is, can experience the essence of universal love.
ISTA is in service to this life/Love. We are not an organisation. We are an expression of a living organism, a movement of this one Love waking to itself, recognising and synergising through resonance with all those other expressions of itself around the world. We are part of an emerging universal and planetary evolution and we are delighted to be a part of it with you.
Read more about ISTA's mission, vision and core values at www.ista.life