Family Fusion Experiment - USA West Virginia

24.07.2019 - 31.07.2019
9am-9pm each day
Abrams Creek Center
Mt. Storm, West Virginia , USA 26739 / Google Map
Organizer(s): Sarah Taub
Speaker/Facilitator: Xavier De Forceville | KamalaDevi McClure | Stephanie Phillips



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If your soul is called to work with youth or you are a conscious parent ready to co-create a safe container for the next generation to explore the fullness of their relationship to self, each other, nature, and the mysteries of the universe... then you must join us for ISTA's Family Fusion Experiment!

The Family Fusion Experiment is a first time opportunity for conscious parents to integrate their spiritual sexual shamanic path with their family life during an experimental week-long immersive summer camp in the woods of West Virginia! This retreat is an exploration of what it takes for adults, kids, teens, and elders to be whole embodied human beings.

The curriculum is also inclusive for non-parents whose soul's purpose is to work with youth and it explores adult-only spaces as well as kids spaces for a variety of age-appropriate lessons. We support children to establish a healthy relationship with their own bodies as well as a relationship to their ancestral line. We also work on rescripting childhood wounding which often arises for adults who are around kids.

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♥ WHY?
The intention of ISTA's Family Fusion retreat is to:

- Initiate youth into working with energy, nature, boundaries, and gender...and other aspects of what it means to be a healthy sovereign human being.
- Co-create a new paradigm of parenting and re-write the standard narrative of our dysfunctional family histories.
- Heal the social stigma around the mother/whore split and the father/Superman complex.
- Manifest shared temple space for kids and parents!
- Allow children a healthy space to acknowledge parentally sourced pain and trauma such as divorce, abandonment, and emotional absence
- Teach children how to release emotions in a safe and empowered environment.
-Evolve a healthy and age-appropriate curriculum for sex education. (Different age groups will get different teachings about energy, gender, boundaries, etc.)
-Upgrade the Sacred Sexuality movement by creating a sustainable and integrated culture that includes all stages of life.

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♥ WHO:
Families are fully integrated into the ISTA Family Fusion vision from top to bottom.
Lead Facilitator KamalaDevi McClure and her partner Michael are bringing their twelve-year-old son, Devin.
Co-Facilitator Stephanie Phillips’s adult son Simon Eales will be leading the assistant team.

We also have a mother/daughter pair of ISTA grads on the assistant team – – the Love family, attending with other family members. 

Lead: KamalaDevi McClure
Co-facilitators: Stephanie Phillips, Xavier Bouquillard
Organized by Sarah Taub
Assistant Team: Simon Eales, Ruth Biddlecombe, Michael McClure, Kamela Peace, Toree Love, Ray Ray Nies...And more!

Participant Prerequisites:

Our youth program accepts children who have participated in at least one year of organized school.

Homeschoolers (or unschoolers) would need an interview to see if they have the preparation. Children must have a basic discipline and orientation towards group circles.

Toddlers are welcome, but we are not able to offer a pre-school program. If your child is under the age of 5, we require that parents bring a second adult to be responsible for little ones at all times.

All children must have the consent from all legal guardians to participate in the youth program.

There will be adults only spaces, kids camps as well as fun family fusion time involving family forums, role-playing games, and talent shows!

3pm July 24th-31st

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.

Our facilities feature 2 geodesic domes for meeting spaces, a 19-bed lodge, a 2-bedroom cottage, 10 rustic cabins, and 36 forested campsites (most river-front or river-view), each with contained fire pits and benches. The lodge and cottage have onsite bathrooms – cabin and tent campers will use portapotties and a shared shower house.

Family Fusion participants will stay in shared rooms and cabins – you can also pitch one or more tents to meet your family’s privacy needs. Depending on enrollment, there may be private rooms or cabins available at an additional cost of $300.

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

Tuition includes world-class facilitation, state of the art youth program coordination and cutting edge ISTA curriculum, six nights shared lodging at a stunning natural streamside property with nature trails & stunning views, andhree delicious gourmet vegetarian meals per day.

(Prices do not include transfers to the venue or upgrades to private suites.)

Adult Ticket: $1,850
Second Adult in the family: $1,600
Kids under 18 years of age: $500
Kids under age 4: Only $100 (Parent is required to bring at least one adult supporter)
Youth 18-25 by application only $1200

Discounts & Assistants:
Since this is a brand new curriculum and program we are not offering repeater prices. If you feel called to assist, please contact KamalaDevi and apply.

Attendance is by application only. A deposit of $500 will be required upon acceptance and registration.

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Thousands of people on 5 continents have attended the ISTA training over the past 10 years... How many of us are PARENTS ready to provide a safe space for children to explore their humanity in NATURE? Imagine what is possible for families who do this work together!

Are you ready to integrate your family with the values of Love, Power, and Freedom?

ISTA Trainings include:
~Group Process
~Active Meditation
~Emotional Release
~Guided Visualizations
~Subtle Energy Processes
~Conscious Communication

ISTA trainings are individual journeys that happen in a group environment. We are not psychotherapists, and this training is not professional therapy. Your ability to be self-responsible will be required in order to navigate the spiritual, sexual and shamanic space that ISTA provides. ISTA is a mystery school and approaches trauma from the shamanic perspective of connecting with the body and soul. We are not psychotherapists, and our trainings are not professional therapy. We recommend that if it is known, deep-seated trauma, you speak with your therapist before entering our group process.

♥ Make your family part of the ISTA family. ♥

Facilitator Bios:

KamalaDevi is a mystic, a mentor and a muse. Her mission is to awaken herself and others to the ecstatic current that runs between heaven and earth. She works with artists, healers, and visionaries around the world to become love leaders. When she's not traveling the world to facilitate retreats for the International School of Temple Arts, she enjoys a rich home life by the beach in San Diego with her husband of over 15 years and their 10 year old son.

She is author of a handful of books including Sacred Sexual Healing: the Shaman Method of Sex Magic with Baba Dez Nichols. Her family stars in Showtime’s hit docu-series, Polyamory: Married & Dating. She also appeared on Dr. Drew, Ricki Lake, Tyra Banks and the award-winning documentary Sex Magic. KamalaDevi is also founder of Poly-Palooza and San Diego Tantra Theater. More at

Personal Note: I prefer being called "KamalaDevi" or if that's too much of a mouthful, you can call me KD. I take pleasure in nature, dance, vegan foods, snuggling and performance art. My ultimate turn-on is penetrating conversation. My body is not just a temple, but integrated expression of my soul. I use my words and sound to stimulate and heal people. I'm also a deep listener, and love silence, touch and laughter. I look forward to our next deep dive together!

About Stephanie Phillips:

Inspiration, Alchemy, Transformation

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.

No map, no compass

Stephanie's led people on the stage, in the boardroom, at the retreat, down the mountain and from the podium. She's held people through their baptism of fire, through the shedding and the chaos, and journeyed with them to the safe haven on the other side.

Her bodywork mastery was honed from private practice in Remedial massage, Polarity therapy, Reiki, de-armouring, and Reflexology. Her Shamanic Dakini emerged after an accident disabled her hand, and her path descended into journeying with shadow.

From tutus to tantra

Her background is Classical / Contemporary Dance, a Bachelor of Education, the Fitness industry, the Health and Wellness sector, executive coaching, and crafting transformational mentoring programs through the nineties and noughties.

Bringing back orgasmic flow

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 with ISTA since 2015.

About Xavier Bouquillard:

“Holding a Powerful Space of Love” Apprentice with Bruce Lyon

“Living a Sacred life with clear Loving intention as a constant choice. “

Xavier is a powerful Love Warrior dedicating his life to being a channel through which Love can manifest. He practices everyday with many different tools and modalities to continually deepen into his capacity.

With full presence and gratitude and leading by example Xavier is working to heal and teach in the areas of presence, sexuality, relating and the power of the divine masculine and feminine. Studying as much as possible and being in service on a daily basis.

Born in France in the 70s Xavier now lives in Byron Bay Australia where he surfs, gardens and works on his life mission. Over the years he has studied with many teachers and masters. Moving into his own unique practices and techniques, he has recently begun offering them publicly in the form of counseling sessions, tantric healing massages, Holographic kinetics, Reiki, coaching and training.

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