ISTA Level 1 Sexual Shamanic Experience Intensive in Byron Bay

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Facilitators: Lead Faculty – Crystal Dawn Morris, Co Faculty Eugene Hedlund, Co Faculty Marion Ellyard

Back for the eighth time in Byron Bay in a beautiful, deeply shamanic location, is this life changing training directly followed by the Taste of Love Festival & Retreat.

Limited places to 60 participants only.

Take the plunge into a deeper journey.

Are you ready to transform your life? This experiential 7-day event is for you.

This life changing transformational intensive focuses on allowing, through clear consciousness, the integration of all aspects of our Being; mind, body, sexuality, emotions and spirit. The deep transformation comes through reconnecting with our personal power by clearing the physical and emotional body of shame, guilt and fear related to our sexuality and authenticity.

The transformation is supported through multiple pathways using the best of the ancient temple arts, including Tantra, Taoist, Kundalini energy and Shamanism. We add to this more modern day techniques such as NLP, bioenergetics, guided visualisation, emotional release tools, and conscious touch/consent skills. 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 list above includes many, but not all the practices we use to dive deep into the inner realms.

Spiritual… Sexual ….Shamanic … each of these three areas carry enormous potential for liberation, freedom, love and joy. But they can also have a shadow and represent misuse of power. A team of skilled Temple Arts Faculty 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, consent, emotional release, voice dialogue, neurological reprogramming, Orgasmic Yoga, shamanic tools, owning one’s desires, the ability to manifest, accessing and speaking from your contra-sexual self (i.e gender opposite), conscious communication, Transformational Shamanic Breath-work, ancient rituals of healing/initiation and powerful sexual clearing/activation processes.

This intensive is a well-designed and well-honed programme that unfolds within a powerful group process based on safety, trust, unconditional love, intimacy and acceptance of what is arising. By the end of the week, you will feel more in touch with your body, more aliveness and presence, more aware of your patterns and 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.

ISTA Level 1 is a safe container that will allow, invite and offer you:

• The opportunity to stop, feel and take a look at yourself in a whole new way, whatever your life situation may be. This is an opportunity to wake up to your life.

• An invitation to take risks, meet and explore your edges.

• Essential life skills we all should have received as teenagers.

• 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 and belief patterns of others and society.

• A view into where your inner masculine and inner feminine may be immature, unhealthy or at war. It will guide you to bring them back towards union, love and integration. This is huge!

• An invitation to reconnect to and learn to love your emotional body and heart power…as well as your physical self.

• A vision of your glorious Energy Being, with skills that allow you to dance with this energy body alongside your physical body.

• The ability to seek wisdom from your body and heart, instead of your mind.

• Powerful opportunities for healing core wounds.

• A reminder of how to love yourself, to feel the healing power of pleasure, with ways to expand your sexuality and orgasmic potential.

• The deep understanding that sexuality and spirituality are one.

• Opportunities for deep healing around lost love, sexuality, grief, self love and mother and father wounds.

• A spotlight on how culture, religion and society has kept us from expressing who we really are.

• Powerful rituals that bring deep healing and power reclamation.

• An opportunity to consider what your life might look like, if it was not controlled by society’s expectations, ego, family, fear, shame and guilt.

• The knowledge of what it truly is to be a sovereign being.

Who Takes This Intensive?

Life’s core experiences and wounds are universal. They touch and affect individuals of all ages, cultures, backgrounds and race. Thousands of people on 5 continents have attended the ISTA trainings and have been radically changed for the better by uncovering reactive patterns and wounds and transforming them into conscious ways of being. All ages are welcome, from 18 to 100, couples and individuals, all backgrounds and professions, sexual orientations and paths, gender identities, 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. Some are interested in the professions of Sacred Sexual Practitioner or Sexuality Educator. The greater mix of prior experiences the richer the training.

What do I need to know?

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.

No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary to attend. Those with previous experience are warmly welcomed, as they add to the power of the field.

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 (free to choose) and the facilitators will help you navigate what is authentic for you. If it is your truth, it is possible to complete the entire training experience without touching another person or taking your clothes off.

We Ask You This Question: 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 edge of the cliff, peering over the side, looking at the unknown below, searching with our mind for the answers. 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 and your spirit knew it was time to change? In this training you will come to a point where you can choose, completely, resolutely and 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.

The ISTA facilitators are looking forward to meeting you in Love, Power, and Freedom.

Vegetarian and vegan options only. Please let us know if you have additional dietary needs on your registration form.

WATCH THE VIDEO (filmed at Paradise One here in Byron Bay)

Dates: postponed until the global pause ends and the earth invites us to meet and breathe again together, all participants will be notified once we have rescheduled

Registration: from 12pm

Shuttle: 11.30am Feb 22 from Jonson Street Tourist Info Centre and Bus Station, $15 each way pay online

Course starts: 3.30pm

Course finishes: 1pm, Feb 28 shuttle available afterwards

Paradise One, 139 Newes Rd, Coorabell

Total Investment: Training fee + Separate food & accom fee


Super Early Bird – $ 1550 + food & accom
(Limited places at this rate. Availability until Nov 10th, 2020 if not sold out prior)

Early Bird – $ 1650 + food & accom ( Limited spaces at this rate. Availability until Dec 10th, 2020 if not sold out prior)

Full Price – $ 1850 + food & accom

Repeats: $ 950 + food & accom

Young Adult (16-25 year olds): $ 1200 + food & accom

Faculty price: (for full faculty only) $ 200 + food & accom

Assistants and Youth Assistants: $ 550 + food & accom (assistants must have already completed Level 1 and apply to the lead faculty Crystal Dawn Morris to get confirmed)Full Price – $ 1850 + food & accom

Repeats: $ 950 + food & accom

Young Adult (16-25 year olds): $ 1200 + food & accom

Faculty price: (for full faculty only) $ 200 + food & accom

Assistants: $ 550 + food & accom (assistants must have already completed Level 1 and apply to the lead faculty Crystal Dawn Morris to get confirmed, your spot is only secured when a deposit has been paid)

Shuttle $15 one way $25 return, non refundable, cash to the driver

Food and Accommodation Prices:
There will be 3 delicious, mainly vegan, GF ,organic, healthy meals per day. Vegetarian options available. Please let us know if you have special dietary needs.

Camping – $600

Mixed Numbers Dorms & full board – $750

Twin share room, shared bathroom – $850

Single private room, queen bed, shared bathroom – $970

Private room (2 people) shared bathroom – $1600

Semi Private Room, shared bathroom, double fold out sofa – $900

Deposit options:
You can pay your accommodation cost initially as your holding deposit to reserve your spot and the early bird rate and then the full course fee at your nearest convenience due latest on or before Feb 8th (or your place may be transferred to another if close to capacity, payments/deposits are non refundable). Note: Your booking is confirmed once we receive payment of full fee or deposit AND your registration form. (
Your deposit is non refundable except for specific situations we may consider a refund.


Please register below, direct deposit payments preferred.

Name: Taste of Love Tantra School
BSB: 032573
ACC: 363112
ADD: Westpac Byron Bay, 73 Jonson Street, NSW 2481

International payments SWIFT code: WPACAU2S

Use YOUR NAME & COURSE as a reference for the payment.

We are so looking forward to journey with you!

Marion Ellyard & Ron van Twuiver

For more information please contact us: [email protected]
or visit our Website:
and the ISTA home page:

Disclaimer, please read before registering:
I understand and recognise that some of the content in the ISTA trainings and exercises is of spiritual and sexual nature. I agree that what happens to me during the group, training or outside of session processes stays under my control and the ISTA teachers, session givers and organizers are not in any way held responsible. I agree to act responsible in regards to my previously existing relationships or agreements and to seek advice from a facilitator during the training should I feel at any time uncomfortable with any of the exercises or interactions within the group. I agree and have read the waiver and disclaimer form when filling out my registration form.