>> SPIRITUAL… SEXUAL… SHAMANIC…
Each of these three areas alone carries enormous potential for liberation, freedom, love, and joy, as well as charge for shadow and misuse of power. If you are ready to transform your life, this experiential training is for you!
Thousands of people on 5 continents in over 40 countries have attended ISTA trainings over the past 10 years. Many have been radically changed by uncovering reactive patterns and transforming them into conscious and more loving ways of being.
>> What does the SSSEx Level 1 Intensive involve?
This powerful 7-day retreat is a revolutionary training for life and love, and is for everyone who desires to take their personal empowerment to another level and to deepen their abilities of Self Mastery. The training is aimed at men and women who are dedicated to the ongoing practice of evolving consciousness and deeper embodiment, and who support others on this path. Central to this are presence, awareness, personal empowerment, emotional intelligence, sexual wholeness, and a lifestyle which honours the interconnectedness of all things. Acknowledging and embracing one’s shadow (or un-integrated psychological material) is the cornerstone of this work.
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 your 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, safe sex, ethics, boundaries and consent skills. These are some of the practices we use to dive deep into the inner realms.
We explore the inner masculine and inner feminine archetypes because, when they are fully integrated in you, a door opens to a deeper knowledge of the Self as whole and complete.
>> 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 a place of duality and gender separation. We do not. Far from it. We realize 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 of us are made of. They do not translate to men and women, or male and female.
>> Unique to ISTA
Three skilled ISTA Faculty members, all international teachers in their own right, will share, inspire, guide and support you to bring light to the shadows where your 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 your 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 powerful sexual clearing and activation processes.
>> Supportive Group Process
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 alive and present, more aware of your patterns and have some skills to help change them, more awareness of your emotions and how to hold them, lighter and perhaps more relaxed. You will be more in touch with the effortless flow of life, no matter what it looks like.
>> Who is this Training for?
Thousands of people on 5 continents have benefited hugely from this training over the past 10 years. 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, when they embody more of their power. And some are interested in the professions of Sacred Sexual Practitioner or Sexuality Educator.
Attendees include those from the various spiritual and sexual paths of celibacy, monogamy, and polyamory.
Couples, individuals and related groups of any formation are welcome, as are individuals of any sexual orientation and gender identity.
The greater the mix of prior experiences the richer the training!
> What do I need to know?
No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary, and people with previous experience are welcome.
> 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. This event is about expanding beyond your comfort zone, while honoring your healthy boundaries. If it is your truth, it is possible to complete the entire training/experience without touching another person. You are always at choice and the facilitators will help you navigate what is authentic for you.
> Important Note for all Participants
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-to-one sessions and get the ok from their therapist before entering the group process.
The ISTA facilitators are looking forward to meeting you
in Love, Power, and Freedom.
I N V E S T M E N T
Early bird – sold out
Regular 2050 EUR incl. VAT
Repeater 1600 EUR incl. VAT
The ticket prices include all tuition, delicious healthy vegetarian food and shared accommodation in 3- or 4-bed rooms for the duration of the training. It does NOT include double / single room fees (see below) or your travel costs.
R E G I S T R A T I O N
To secure your spot for this training, you book your accommodation with the venue through a booking link in the registration process.
This booking is your deposit for the training.*
After booking your accommodation, you will receive a confirmation with your ticket type and a welcome letter with further information for the training and a link to detailed questionnaire.
The balance, i.e. full payment is due 22nd October.
* REFUND POLICY
A commitment to the spiritual sexual shamanic training is a deep commitment to yourself. It is assumed that, if you feel drawn to this training, it is no accident. Please read the following policy carefully.
A fee of 489 EUR (price for standard accommodation) is required to secure your spot. The deposit is refundable up until 1 month before the training (29th October 2021) minus an admin fee of 150 EUR.
From 29th October 2021 the deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE and non-transferable to other trainings or people.
Additional COVID policy
You will be entitled for a full refund if we decide to cancel the training for any reason, or if you are unable to attend due to a case of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case (in this case an admin fee of 50 EUR applies). Please make sure you have a written proof that the cancellation reason is COVID-related. Participants are not entitled to reimbursement of any further costs (loss of earnings, travel & accommodation, etc.).
COVID related FAQs:
1. Will I get a full refund if my country requires me to get into quarantine when coming back and therefore I decide to cancel my participation? NO.
2. Will I get a full refund if the Airline cancels my ticket or my flight? NO.
3. Will I get a full refund if my country’s borders are closed? YES.
4. Will I get a full refund if German borders are closed? YES.
5. Will I get a refund if I have a positive Covid test or have to self isolate because someone close to me got tested positive? YES.
6. Will I get a refund if I have Covid symptoms? YES.
7. Will I get a refund if the training is cancelled by ISTA for whatever reason? YES.
D A T E S & T I M E S
29th NOV – 5th DEC 2021
Arrival 12 – 2 pm on Monday, Nov 29th
beginning of the training at 3 pm
Departure approximately 3.30 pm on Sunday, Dec 5th
closing of the training at 2.15 pm with lunch afterwards
Note: Please do NOT plan to arrive late or to leave early.
This intensive week must be attended in its full entirety. It’s important to be there on time in the beginning and until the end.
V E N U E
We are happy to invite you to a high-quality venue in the historical building of a former mill. Leuther Mühle is located one hour drive from the city of Cologne and 40 mins from Düsseldorf.
On an area covering 2,500 square metres, the seminar house exists in harmony with nature. It offers a very special ambience, combining historical and contemporary elements. The spacious, light-infused accommodation area with comfortable guest rooms and the modern seminar rooms with high standard equipment (ground heating, fresh air system, etc.) combine with the beautiful dining room and the historical mill to form a harmonious whole. The spacious courtyard as well as lots of lush, green meadowland and wonderfully scenic surroundings make this the perfect place to retreat from daily routines. The venue staff is looking forward to offering us a warm welcome.
The chefs will spoil us three times a day with fresh, seasonal vegetarian and vegan creations from the local area, as well as Mediterranean dishes and Asian specialities. The kitchen uses certified organic products as much as possible. There will be fruit and a selection of teas available in the beautifully designed common kitchen throughout the day.
Please indicate any food intolerances or dietary preferences in the participant registration form you will receive after booking your space. The chefs will do their best to meet your requirements.
489 EUR per person in shared 3- or 4-bed rooms
(included in all ticket prices, to be paid as deposit)
552 EUR per person for the week
(not fully included in ticket prices)
786 EUR for the week
(not fully included in ticket prices)
G E T T I N G T O T H E V E N U E
– 1 hour drive from the Cologne
– 40 mins drive from Düsseldorf
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
– The nearest airports are Dusseldorf (DUS) and Dusseldorf/Niederrhein (NRN), each 35 mins by taxi.
– Train to „Kaldenkirchen“ station. From there it’s 6 mins by bus and a few minutes walk or a short drive by taxi to reach the venue.
A B O U T Y O U R F A C I L I T A T O R S
Elaine is a Sexuality, Tantra, Shamanic Breathwork & Bodyworker, Facilitator and Guide. She facilitates events for ISTA and her own offerings in London and overseas. Elaine has a busy private client practice in London.
She utilises skills from more traditional Tantra, Shamanism, Transformational Somatic Sexological Bodywork and Breathwork. She loves to facilitate the healing and the integration of sexuality & spirituality, the body, the mind and the soul energies. She longs to support clients to live life as emotionally expressive beings.
Her work includes exploring sexuality, spirtuality and the 3 bodies of the physical, emotional and energetic.
She supports clients with empowerment, freedom of expression, lack of libido, orgasm & self pleasuring, grief, unhealthly sexual /relationship patterning, genital somatic clearing of pain or disconnection, freeing oneself from shame and guilt around sexuality, body dearmouring, emotional release, consent and boundaires. Clients bring forward a desire to be free of childhood wounding, relationship wounding, cultural and religious conditioning, fear, trauma.
Some of these specifiers point to Binoy’s work in the world – somatic sexual educator, esoteric embodiment guide – Tantrik & Sexual Shamanic modalities, Taoist internal arts practitioner, creator & producer of temple arts events in Europe & Asia, & ongoing student of embodied enquiry (internal sexual alchemy & self-cultivation).
Bynoi grew up in Bombay, India in the 80s surrounded by a syncretic, collective consciousness in which the mystical is interwoven with the logical. He has lived in different countries & cultures – Sweden, Belgium, Argentina, India & the UK, and learned to speak 7 languages.
Sujay is a spiritual teacher and a therapist. He is following the way of Tantra, Sacred Sexuality and Therapy for over 20 years. Over the years he specialised in the Tantric philosophy and psychological work in different frameworks. His journey started in India where he studied Tantra in the traditional Indian way by different Tantra masters and Zen teachers. […] He has an extensive experience working with people and believes healing is possible through the connection of sexuality, love, emotions and body.
For any questions,
contact the organizer of the training, Julia at [email protected]
T E S T I M O N I A L S
This training has taken me to the depths of my being. Embracing the array of colors, emotions, sensations, darkness and light, I returned home. Love, ecstasy, vibrancy and eros energy are within me. Level 1 supported this awakening, awareness and expansion of love. With gratitude to the ISTA faculty for creating such a safe and beautiful container to be authentic and express myself fully.
– Karina Velasco
Become re-born into your true being. Learn things all humans should know but only a small minority do. It’s time to start again. Thank you ISTA.
The power and depth of this training continues to unfold in myself profoundly…presence has finally dawned here and this presence shows me how to hold all of myself through the various inner and outer manifestations. I feel steady and grounded, life has begun to flow as a continuous self-nourishment. Big love and deeply heartfelt thankyou to all of the facilitators, in whom I feel absolute trust. I very much look forward to my next ISTA experience.