ISTA Practitioner Training New Zealand

10.11.2018 - 17.11.2018
3pm Saturday 10th to 1pm Saturday 17th
Highden Manor
Palmerston North, New Zealand / Google Map
Organizer(s): Louise Claire | Eve Marie
Speaker/Facilitator: Raffaello Manacorda | Stephanie Phillips | Triambika Vive


Continuing Personal Growth Education Towards Professional Development for ISTA Graduates


The demand for a Practitioner Training has been huge and our beloved ISTA teachers have listened! They have put all their love, passion and knowledge into creating a truly unique, comprehensive and career-focused program for you. We are excited about how this program will support your development as a skilled practitioner, whether by adding to your existing skills or by giving you the confidence to set up your own business! Jump to the next level of your career as a sacred sexual practitioner!


Our aim is to support the graduates of ISTA to further their knowledge and transform their lives and careers into the field as skilled practitioners to facilitate sessions for somatic sexual healing.

In the ISTA Practitioner Training (ISTA-PT) we synthesize the powerful tools taught in the Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience with essential skills needed to guide powerful hands-on sexual transformation—methods woven together over years of experience and developing the field of practitioner work.

The ISTA-PT is a holistic, in-depth system for transformation which emphasizes the power of sexual energy and the ways in which we can utilize the natural flow of this energy to provide a valuable framework for sexual wholeness—both in the sense of unraveling sexual “dysfunction” and in the sense of restoring trust and harmony between Masculine and Feminine. The ISTA-PT teaches how to facilitate sessions using these transformative tools.

This training is an essential guide for the modern day Daka/Dakini and Sexual Priest/Priestess.

In ISTA-PT, you will learn how to empower your client to understand, communicate and maintain healthy boundaries, needs and desires. Moreover, you will acquire the necessary skills to support your clients to activate and release their emotional body, using shamanic tools for transformation.

During the training, you will practice tuning into your own body wisdom which not only informs the work you do with your client, but also shows you how to meet them on a physical level, from a space of heart-centred connection.

An essential aspect of this work is activating energy and awakening through the heart. Thereby, you can empower your client to experience the presence of Love itself inside of his or her body rather than recycling past stories of shame, limitation, inadequacy, fear and guilt.



The ISTA Practitioner Training is a living process that evolves from one module to the next module. In order to successfully graduate from the ISTA-PT, participants are required to complete both Modules 1 & 2. 

While completion of both modules is compulsory for graduation, in some cases not every participant of Module 1 will move to Module 2. 
This may be for a variety of reasons such as :
* Participant is undertaking ISTA-PT for personal learning, rather than professional studies.
* Not appropriate timing or based on the facilitator's evaluation process of the participant during Module 1. In these cases, facilitators and evaluators may recommend other developmental steps towards later graduation from Module 2.
Those moving on to Module 2 will have the opportunity to register on the final day of the Module 1 residential training and will have up to 7 days to complete the registration process.


MODULE 1: Curriculum Overview

The ISTA-PT curriculum involves four cornerstones: Foundations, Body, Energy & Emotions, Spirit. Each of the cornerstones addresses a fundamental area of sacred sexual practitioner work.


Role of the Daka-Dakini

Setting boundaries

Grounding and centering methods

Sexual healing code of conduct & duty of care

Follow-ups (post-session support)

Successful business dynamics and marketing techniques


Genital anatomy

Sacred spot massage ritual

Restoring sexual wholeness

Genital and Pelvic floor massage

Expansion of pleasure thresholds

Conscious intentional touch skills

Understanding the cycle of arousal in male and female bodies


The 7 tools for activating and releasing the emotional body

Harmonizing and connecting energy bodies

Aspecting and emotional dialogue

Techniques for circulating life-force energy

Tantric and shamanic therapeutic processes

Tantric breath-work


Shamanic Sexual Skills

Opening and closing rituals

Creating and holding sacred space

Techniques to develop awareness

Presence and space-holding

Inner marriage

Non-dualistic spiritual practices

Plus: Class handouts, plenty of practice, hands-on demonstrations and much much more…


MODULE 1 COSTING: All prices in AUS $

Early Bird - $ 2,450 Includes All Meals & Dorm Share Accommodation - Available at this rate when paid in full by 31st, August 2018

Regular Price - $2,700 Includes All Meals & Dorm Share Accommodation from 1st September, 2018 onwards.

Repeat Price - $1850

Single Room & Double Rooms in the Manor start at $158p/n + food, please enquire to Louise for pricing.

MODULE 2 COSTING: All Prices in AUS $

​3 Months of Post-Seminar Support

Online Support in the form of monthly online meetings and Session Case Studies

$1100 for Participants of this training

$1320 for Participants of Previous Trainings, taking only this module

In the monthly meetings participants will receive additional guidance and get their questions answered. Participants are expected to share their experiences giving sessions, and they will receive personalized feedback and coaching from Triambika and other lead facilitators.

The monthly meetings are open to all participants and will be recorded for those who cannot attend.

As part of the training, participants are required to Perform 9 Sessions and Receive 3 Sessions and present them as Written Case Studies.



Completion of SSSEx - ISTA Level 1.

The practitioner skills are building on the foundations learned in level one in-order to support you to guide other in these experiences.


In order to ensure a high standard of training and experience for all concerned, potential participants are assessed as part of the application process.


Secure your place with a $500 deposit and then the full course fee at your convenience due latest on or before October 26th, 2018 (payments are non refundable).

Depending upon when you choose to pay the full balance of the course fee you will be eligible for the early bird discount until 31st August 2018 or the full course fee if you pay after September 1st, 2018. Note: Your booking is confirmed once we receive payment of full fee or deposit.



1) Complete your ISTA-PT Application Form - Please allow up to 5 days to receive your approval


2) Once Approved, Please Make Your Deposit or Full Payment to:

Bank transfer to:

NAME: Pimp My Life Limited

IBAN: 12-3145-0239884-50

BSB: 12-3145


BANK ADDRESS: ASB Bank Limited, 12 Jellicoe Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

PayPal by request only to - - use the 'pay family/friend' option to minimise transaction fees. When making payment, use your full name and PTNZ as the reference to help us match payments.



Initial Deposits are un-refundable.

Refunds are extended when more than 30 days notice of cancellation is given (no later than October 10th, 2018) less $150 administration fee & any bank charges.

No further refunds are extended after October 11th, 2018. Places can be transferred to another person.



Triambika Ma Vive (USA)

Triambika, founder of The Ecstatic Awareness Institute, is a professional sex, intimacy and relationship Coach as well as an international sacred sexuality seminar leader. Based in Southern California, her passion has been in supporting others to transform their shadow into personal power. She offers Tantric Dakini Mentorships and Women’s Sensual Empowerment courses throughout the United States, Australia and Europe. She is a faculty member of the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA) and a lead teacher of the Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Practitioner Training.

A natural facilitator, Triambika is a clear and articulate channel for the teachings of Erotic Spirituality and the non-dual dance of Divine masculine and feminine dynamics.

Her extensive practice with the time-honored tradition of Tantra give her a solid foundation for contemporary methods of awakening consciousness.


Raffaello Manacorda (Italy/Spain)

Raffaello Manacorda is an international Tantra teacher, author, Daka, and coach. He has spent more than a decade diving into the mysteries of the Feminine, the Masculine, and the Void beyond all duality. After having studied Yoga and Tantra worldwide for over fifteen years and taught for over six, he is now part of ISTA, the International School of Temple Arts.

Raffaello believes that the evolution of our sexuality and intimacy is a necessary step to heal the planet and create a culture of peace. He contributes to this shift through different projects: The Network of Love, an international workshop on conscious relating and sexuality; his book “Conscious Relationships”, a practical guide to evolved intimacy; workshops and retreats for Men; private coaching and support for singles and couples; and finally, with the guidance and support of Triambika Ma Vive, the ISTA Practitioner Training.

Raffaello is a regular columnist at the Elephant Journal, where he writes about love, sex and Spirit.

Find more about his work at

Stephanie Phillips (Australia)

Stephanie initiates groups with Tantric and shamanic practices, pattern reframing and emotional release work. This is the one place where your arousal and sexual power is welcome and celebrated, as an integral part of your transformation. She GOES there, to awaken a higher resonance and your open-hearted power! She applies modalities of self awareness including Mindfulness, Gestalt therapy, movement meditation, dance expression, humanistic psychology, NLP, shadow work, conscious sexuality and the healing arts.

In recent years Stephanie has facilitated Tantra workshops and training intensives, retreats and courses across Australia and beyond, in the field of sexuality and consciousness.  Her accumulated resources are shared in her Body Whisperer Experience courses. She's been called on for space clearing rituals, full moon ceremonies, business forums and inner-child healings. Seekers consistently describe her as a gifted energetic bodyworker. She's been a facilitator and faculty member with ISTA since 2015.

Find out more about her work at

For Further Training Enquiries and Information please contact our Training Organiser: Louise Claire - WhatsApp: +64 27 356 7521



We are blessed to be offering this Practitioner Training at the magical and beautiful Highden Manor, Manawatu - New Zealand. She will hold us as we journey into the depths of ourselves and who we are called to be in service of this work as healers and practitioners.

Highden is a modern mystery school for sacred living - a cross between the X- Men mansion, Hogwarts School of Wizardry and a Tantric Temple. It is a home for ceremony and magic. It is a place for love and freedom.

Highden is an Edwardian Manor built in 1898 surrounded by rose gardens, green fields and a piece of protected wild forest. Built for a member of parliament as a country seat, Highden also served for fifty years as a seminary for novitiate priests in the Catholic church.

Today, the themes of leadership and spiritual education continue, updated for a world in need of a universal and embodied approach to life, love and a sacred relationship with the earth.

There is a large 28 stone mandala around the property marking the equinoxes, solstices and other astronomical and astrological alignments making it also a time-temple reflecting the relationship with cosmos.



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