Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience/Training (Level 1) Guatemala

30.11.2013 - 06.12.2013
November 30 at 2:00pm until December 6 at 5:00pm
Villa Sumaya
Santa Cruz La Laguna , Solola , Guatemala / Google Map
Organizer(s): Baba Dez Nichols
Speaker/Facilitator: Araminta Barbour | Baba Dez Nichols | karina Velasco | _ _

ISTA Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience/Training (Level 1) Guatemala

ISTA - The International Schools of Temple Arts & The Sanctuary Guatemala is excited to be bringing the Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience (Level 1) to Guatemala for the second time this November 2013.

"Not only is our sexuality not sinful, it is the source of our greatest power and gifts." - Bruce Lyon (Senior ISTA faculty)

Four highly skilled Temple Arts faculty from around the world will teach, share, inspire, guide and create sacred space for deep journeying into the unclaimed power and love awaiting us in our shadows - held within one of the most beautiful spots on the planet inside a volcanic crater in the heart of the Mayan lands.

* Andrew Barnes (Australia)
* Araminta Barbour (Guatemala & UK)
* Baba Dez Nichols (USA)
* Guest Speaker: Karina Velasco (Mexico)

This very special energy & knowledge transfer is being brought to this magical land, fundamentally focused on full self-acceptance and self-love.

"ISTA Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience/Training - Level One"

Spiritual...Sexual....Shamanic ...each of these three areas
alone carry enormous charge for shadow and misuse of power as well as potential for liberation. Together, integrated, we begin to see what it means to be awake, empowered, in community and in service as love in the world.

This powerful 6 day training is for practitioners, would-be practitioners and others who desire to take their personal empowerment to another level and to deepen their abilities to master self so that they may help others. Activities include hands on practice and coaching around the use and implementation of the 7 tools including emotional release, aspecting, voice dialogue, neurological reprogramming, exploration into ethics and boundaries and introduction of rituals of initiation. 

This 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.

Some people take this training for their own personal enrichment while others are interested in the profession of Sacred Sexual Practitioner or Educator. Join with other motivated individuals from a diverse background of experiences, including computer techs, massage therapists, counselors, artists, healers, entrepreneurs, and students, to create an intensely-satisfying learning journey, that will significantly impact your personal life and professional style.

This revolutionary Life empowerment course supports us to masterfully direct our primal and sexual nature so that we more deeply embody a fully integrated, respectful and vibrant relationship with ourselves and others. Attendees include those from the various spiritual/sexual paths of celibacy, monogamy, and polyamory. The entire course is designed to support all individuals to find, feel, claim, and express their highest Life expression. If it is your truth, It is possible to complete the entire training/experience without touching another person. How do we fully take back our power as well as support others to live free? The ISTA facilitators are looking forward to meeting you in Love, Power, and Freedom.

Below is a partial list of topics covered.

Session Formats, Technique, and Rituals:
Intention and Invocation
Authenticating the Moment

Ethics-Appropriate Instruction and Sharing
Creating and Holding Sacred Space with Ritual and Ceremony
Identifying needs; creating safety and emotional support
Sharing problems and insights

Boundary Identification and Healing
Giver/Receiver Responsibility
Being Aware of Transference
Self-conscious Awareness and Monitoring your Ego
Making and Keeping Agreements

Insights for working with men, women and couples
Healing the Wounds of Sexual Abuse
Consistently checking in with feelings
Healing the Wounded Masculine
Healing Fear, Jealousy and Competition
Embodying the Divine Masculine and Feminine
Integration of the Inner Mature Woman and Man
Owning our Humanity, one’s desires and the ability to manifest
Accessing and speaking from your contra-sexual self (i.e gender opposite)

Clearing Emotional Blocks for Self and Client
Handling Emotional Breakthroughs with Clients
Firebreath Orgasm
Authenticizing the Moment with Eyegazing

Anchoring, Grounding and Sustaining Healing Change

Healing Religious and Social Dogma and Sexuality
Worldwide Culture
Control and Fear, Suspicion around Pleasure
Getting out of Judgment and back to Love
Empathic Listening and Touch

Additional Presentations:
Sex in Nature- Earth Medicine
Safety: Personal, Public, Legal
The Sacred Inner Union
Using Tantra to Birth Your Dreams
The Power of Breathwork
The History of Sacred Sex

Session Demonstrations:
Male Sacred Spot;
Female Sacred Spot;
Healing the Masculine Aspect;
Erotic Bodywork and Kundalini Activation Demonstrations

This powerful residential retreat will provide a safe container to gently encourage your unfolding. Space is limited. 

Tuition includes the use of all facilities, residency, and healthful, delicious meals for six days.

Bruce Lyon made this short video to introduce people to this unique week of transformation:


And ISTA teacher Robert Silber describes the week right after teaching one of these retreats last year in Bali:


To register or more information about the ISTA Event, email:


Come dance with us!

SPACE IS LIMITED to ensure a good teacher-student ratio. Registrations will be closed when capacity is reached.

EARLY BIRD (until 31 August 2013)
Guatemala Residents: $1,600
International SIngle: $1,900
Couples: $$1,750 (per person)

REGULAR (September 1st and later)
Guatemala Residents: $1,800
International Single:: $2350
Couples: $2,100 (per person)

Repeat Attendees: $1,500

(booking deposit of (USD)$1000 required to reserve space)

If you need financial assistance there are a limited amount of concessions available for Guatemalan residents, under 21, single parents, or students. Please email your request, qualifying details, and circumstances.

Note: The event facilitators will be available for private session bookings preceding and following the training. Please enquire.


"This training was a portal into sacred sexuality...I am extremely grateful for the amount of abundance this has created in my life...It has given me a platform for an ongoing freedom which has enriched my life beyond my wildest dreams." - GS

"These people are actually embodying what all the others are only talking about...This is the deepest, purest, most profound work of its kind I know of. Gentle, yet powerful and compelling...whole, present, real." - RR

"I have been through some of the best therapeutic programs available on the planet and my experience with [ISTA] leaves no close second place. I am really sold on it being great and look forward to going deeper with it." - DC

“I cannot recommend it highly enough! It's a powerful experience and a rare opportunity for folk to step into their power and address old wounds which hold us back from living with joy and freedom. There is nothing else which gives this opportunity for self-empowerment and growth. It addresses core issues around sexuality which are integral to our whole being. It's well-structured, professionally managed, and hugely transformational” - JB

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