ISTA’s Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience (SSSeX) is open to all who are called. ISTA is an immersive and deep dive into the core of what it takes to be a whole and embodied being. Many of us are longing for a more authentic way of belonging in the world, a way that doesn’t compromise our truth yet allows us to experience love and connection with others. If you are open to receiving wisdom from a part of yourself you may never have encountered before, welcome home. Our call is universal.
Thousands of people on 5 continents have attended the ISTA training over the past 10 years. Our participants have been radically changed for the better as they uncover reactive patterns and transform them into conscious ways of being.
The immersive ISTA experience focuses on clearing the physical and emotional body of shame, guilt and fear related to sexuality and authenticity. We accomplish this through multiple pathways of healing: guided visualizations, emotional release exercises, shamanic initiations, energy tracking, and conscious, sacred touch. We also utilize modern therapeutic tools like NLP, NVC, consent training and gestalt dialoguing. These are just a few of the practices used to dive deep into the inner realms of your shadow world.
During your ISTA training, you will learn to integrate your masculine and inner feminine archetypes, leaving you with a deeper knowing of the Self as whole and complete.
ISTA trainings unfold within a powerful group process based on unconditional love, intimacy and radical acceptance of what is arising in each moment. By the end of your ISTA training, you will feel more open, relaxed and present. You will be able to drop into the effortless flow of life, no matter what it looks like.
No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary to attend this retreat. This event is about expanding beyond your comfort zone, while discovering and honoring your healthy boundaries.
Nudity as well as intimate (& sacred) touch will occur during your ISTA training. You are always at choice in how you participate, and the facilitators will help you navigate what is authentic for you. If it is your truth, you can participate fully without ever removing a piece of clothing or touching another person. Individuals and couples of any sexual preference, gender orientation or relationship definition are welcome to attend.
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Love is your birthright. You do not need to earn it or prove yourself, you just need to live it.
If you are ready to radically enliven your sexuality, and dive deep into the heart of your wild erotic nature, then join us for one of the most powerful experiences you’ll ever have. Through a beautiful synthesis of neurological re-wiring, ancient tantric practice, and shamanism, we will activate the powerful life force that is already dwelling inside your body.
This training is right for you if you are ready and willing to:
*Claim your erotic birthright to passion and pleasure
* Release fear, guilt and shame around sexuality
* Learn incredible tools and wisdom that will enable you to use creative energy for regeneration, manifestation and spiritual transformation
This course is open to all who are called. Experience is not required. ISTA is an immersive and deep dive into the core of what it takes to be a whole and embodied being. Many of us are longing for a more authentic way of belonging in the world, a way that doesn’t compromise our truth yet allows us to experience love and connection with others. If you are open to receiving wisdom from a part of yourself you may never have encountered before, welcome home. Our call is universal.
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ISTA IS NOT PSYCHOTHERAPY
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 there is known, deep seated trauma, you speak with your therapist before entering our group process.
Pricing above includes 3 home-cooked meals per day, and co-lodging with other participants at the Heartwood Retreat Center, and the cost of the training itself. Scroll down for lodging details.
* This training is 8 days in instead of 7, and the pricing reflects the extra day. *
You may reserve your spot in the training by making a deposit of $500. The balance of your tuition will be due March 12th.
Financial Hardship Scholarships
There are a limited number of partial scholarships available for people in challenging financial situations. If you find yourself called to this work, but you are dealing with financial constraints, please contact August directly, explaining your circumstances, and we will consider a partial scholarship based on your needs.
To reserve your spot in the current tier of pricing, send your payment to email@example.com via PayPal. Use the Friends and Family to avoid additional service charges. Include “ISTA Flat Rock and YOUR NAME” in the notes section.
Paypal offers free 6 month financing. If you would like to take advantage of this, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll send you an invoice that will give you access to their financing program.
You will also be sent a participation form after your registration. On this form, you will begin to inquire into your life, and how you can most effectively utilize the ISTA training for your own purposes. We ask that you complete this form within a week of your registration.
For training information, registration and questions, please contact August Coyote at email@example.com or contact her on Facebook.
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The SSSEX Training includes:
Subtle Energy Processes
For the purpose of:
Realizing that you are love & freedom embodied
Integrating your inner masculine & feminine
Increasing multidimensional awareness
Letting go of past dramas and traumas
Expanding your capacity for pleasure
Celebrating a sex positive community
Transforming your shadow into an ally
Defining & honouring your healthy boundaries
This is only a partial list of what you may experience.