Mid-Atlantic USA - ISTA Level 1 Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience

06.03.2017 - 12.03.2017
3pm first day
Abrams Creek Center (166 Abrams Creek Dr)
Elk Garden, WV , USA 26717 / Google Map
Organizer(s): Sarah Taub
Speaker/Facilitator: Crystal Dawn Morris | Laurie Handlers | Frank Mondeose

March 6-12 2017 - Mid-Atlantic USA - ISTA SSSex Level 1

If you are ready to transform your life, this experiential 7-day event is for you!


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The People

Thousands of people on 5 continents have attended the ISTA training over the past 8 years and have been radically changed for the better by uncovering reactive patterns and transforming them into conscious ways of being.

The Retreat

This retreat focuses on clearing the physical and emotional body of shame, guilt and fear related to sexuality and authenticity. This is done through multiple pathways of healing: guided visualization, emotional release, shamanic initiations, energy tracking and conscious touch are just a few of the practices used 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.

This event unfolds within a powerful group process based on unconditional love, intimacy and acceptance of what is arising. By the end of this event, you will feel more open, relaxed and present and be more in touch with effortless flow of life, no matter what it looks like.

The Experience

No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary to attend this retreat. This event is about expanding beyond your comfort zone, while honoring your healthy boundaries. Nudity and intimate touch are a part of this training, however, you are always at choice and the facilitators will help you navigate what is authentic for you. Individuals and couples of any sexual preference are welcome to attend.

More about the training


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The Facilitators

Laurie Handlers

Laurie Handlers
Co-Lead Facilitator

Crystal Dawn Morris

Crystal Dawn Morris
Co-Lead Facilitator

Frank Mondeose

Frank Mondeose
Co Facilitator


The Venue

Abrams Creek Center in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia.

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Comfortable lodge and rustic cabins, nestled in a forested mountain valley, with a wild white-water stream flowing past hemlock trees and giant boulders.

Abrams Creek Center is a retreat and event center for workshops and celebrations focused on social change, ecology, permaculture, primitive skills, personal growth, spiritual development, music, the arts, and education of the whole person. We welcome all groups that seek to make a positive contribution to society based in individual freedom, appreciation of diversity, and respect for nature.

Meals will be delicious, healthy vegetarian food with vegan and occasional fish and poultry options. With enough advance notice, we can also accommodate many special food needs.

Housing will be in shared rooms and cabins. Depending on enrollment, there may be private rooms or cabins available at an additional cost of $300.

How to get there:
Abrams Creek is approximately 2.5 to 3 hours by car from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI), and Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). We’ll be working with participants to set up carpools or group van rentals as needed.

This retreat includes:

Airfare and ground transportation are not included.



We have a number of pricing options depending on when you register, with special pricing for couples and repeat participants.

A $450.00 US deposit secures your place.

We may have scholarship and assistant positions available – please contact Sarah Taub at sarah@cfnc.us if you want to apply.

Cancellation policy
A commitment to the Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience is a deep commitment to yourself. It is assumed that, if you feel drawn to this training, it is no accident.

If you cancel more than 30 days before the training, we will refund your payment less a $150 administrative fee. If you cancel within 30 days of the training, the entire deposit amount of $450 will be kept.


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