Your time for Transformation is NOW!
Step into the next level of your evolution. Reclaim the sacredness of your embodiment and creative life force. Unlock the potency of your human technology. Join an international tribe prioritising embodied spirituality, authenticity, and the transformational power of love.
Welcome to the second International School of Temple Arts (ISTA) training in Tasmania.
The seed has been planted in this fertile land and we are returning to water and nourish this new movement, community, and the life-force energy that is growing.
ISTA is raising consciousness and sexuality education across the globe and is finally growing roots in the fertile ground of Tasmania.
This powerful training provides the essential teachings and experiences that restore to us our full human technology. It gives us the type of education we should have had around our sexuality, our emotions and our relationships with the masculine and feminine energies within.
Expand your capacity for intimacy, release the past and discover how to be a conscious co-creator of your life experience. Lean powerful tools and gain life-changing insights that will enable you to use your creative energy for Dynamic Manifestation, Self Love and Lasting Spiritual Transformation.
Spiritual. Sexual. Shamanic. Each of these three areas alone carry enormous charge for shadow and misuse of power as well as potential for liberation, freedom, love and joy. Together, integrated, we begin to see what it means to be awake, empowered, in community and in service as love in the world.
WHAT IS COVERED IN THE TRAINING
The training runs for seven days beginning with embodiment practices, followed by full days of rituals and experiences.
Activities include hands on practice and coaching around the use and implementation of seven powerful tools including emotional release, aspecting, voice dialogue, neurological reprogramming, exploration into ethics and boundaries and introduction of rituals of initiation.
This revolutionary life empowerment course also supports you to masterfully direct your primal and sexual nature so that they can more deeply embody a fully integrated, respectful and vibrant relationship with yourself, others and align with the life web.
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.
ISTA Level 1 is a safe container that will allow, invite and offer you:
• The opportunity to stop, feel and take a look at yourself in a whole new way, whatever your life situation may be. This is an opportunity to wake up to your life.
• An invitation to take risks, meet and explore your edges while honouring your healthy boundaries.
• Essential life skills we all should have received as teenagers.
• A space for you to see, show and live from the ‘you’ that lies beneath the mask. You will see more clearly where you are operating from ego and belief patterns of others and society.
• A view into where your inner masculine and inner feminine may be immature, unhealthy or at war. It will guide you to bring them back towards union, love and integration. This is huge!
• An invitation to reconnect to and learn to love your emotional body and heart power…as well as your physical body.
• A vision of your glorious Energy Being, with skills that allow you to dance with this energy body alongside your physical body.
• The ability to seek wisdom from your body and heart, instead of your mind.
• Powerful opportunities for healing core wounds.
• A reminder of how to love yourself, to feel the healing power of pleasure, with ways to expand your sexuality and orgasmic potential.
• The deep understanding that sexuality and spirituality are one.
• Opportunities for deep healing around lost love, sexuality, grief, self love and mother and father wounds.
• A spotlight on how culture, religion and society has kept us from expressing who we really are.
• Powerful rituals that bring deep healing and power reclamation.
• An opportunity to consider what your life might look like, if it was not controlled by society’s expectations, ego, family, fear, shame and guilt.
• The knowledge of what it truly is to be a sovereign being.
WHO IS THE TRAINING FOR
Everyone ready to embrace the fullness of their human technology.
Life's core experiences and wounds are universal. They touch and affect individuals of all ages, cultures, backgrounds and race. Thousands of people on 5 continents have attended the ISTA trainings and have been radically changed for the better by uncovering reactive patterns and wounds and transforming them into conscious ways of being. All ages are welcome, from 18 to 100, couples and individuals, all backgrounds and professions, sexual orientations and paths, gender identities, religions, races and nationalities.
Some people take this training for their own personal evolution, to gain a deeper self-connection and to enrich their relationships and empower their lives. Others are interested in exploring how it will add to their own professional life whatever that may be. Some are interested in the professions of Sacred Sexual Practitioner or Sexuality Educator. The greater mix of prior experiences the richer the training.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary to attend. Those with previous experience are warmly welcomed, as they add to the power of the field.
This is an individual process that happens in a group environment and a level of ability to be self responsible is needed to navigate the spiritual sexual shamanic space. ISTA is a mystery school and approaches trauma from the shamanic perspective of connecting with the body and soul. We recommend that if there is known deep seated trauma, individuals seek one on one sessions and get the ok from their therapist before entering the group process.
Please note that some of the content in the ISTA trainings and exercises is of spiritual and sexual nature.
Nudity and intimate touch are optional parts of this training. The cornerstone of this work is about consent, developing healthy boundaries and communication. You are always free to choose and the facilitators will help you navigate what is authentic for you. If it is your truth, it is possible to complete the entire training experience without touching another person or taking your clothes off.
It is your responsibility as a sovereign being to make the most appropriate decisions for yourself. What happens to you during the group, training or outside of session processes stays under your control and the ISTA teachers, session givers and organisers are here to support you but not held responsible for your choices.
You are also responsible in regards to your previously existing relationships or agreements and can seek advice from a facilitator during the training should you feel at any time uncomfortable with any of the exercises or interactions within the group. You are always at choice as to the degree in which you participate in any part of the training.
WHAT IS ISTA
ISTA is a growing organism with global roots, active in over 35 countries a year.
ISTA is part of a global transformational movement where human consciousness is being opened to its source as love.
In particular ISTA works with spirituality and sexuality as two expressions of the life force. Our vision is a world where humans have a peaceful, delightful, shameless, fearless and loving relationship with their own bodies, sexuality, emotions, hearts, minds and spirit.
For more information, see: www.schooloftemplearts.org
Araminta Barbour - Lead Facilitator
Founder of the unique retreat space The Sanctuary in Guatemala, Araminta is an International Speaker, Empowerment Coach and Transformational Workshop Facilitator, collaborating with ISTA since 2011 and part of the Lead Faculty team. A Certified Red Tent Women's Guide, Araminta has a Master’s Degree in Indian Religions from the University of London (SOAS), 5+ years experience in the sexual reproductive health non-profit sector and over 20 years exploring numerous holistic health modalities and esoteric traditions. A speaker at International Consciousness and Sexuality Conferences, she has facilitated intensive residential workshops in over 15 countries. Araminta also collaborates with the Online University of Love and Sexuality and the Women Who See in the Dark project.
Araminta’s core passion is the process of radical self-acceptance – the inner marriage of love with power. She is here to support the return of ancient temple wisdom and practices for humanity’s evolution as liberated, heart-centred creators. Araminta offers emotional release guidance, transformational workshops in tantra and conscious intimacy coaching.
Regan Pryor (Co-Facilitator)
Regan Pryor is an ISTA faculty member who has moved through an intensive investigation into the realms of relating, the domains of the corporate and creative industries as well as organic farming and permaculture lifestyle. After a deep calling to integrate his life experience and share more with the world through his men’s group and circle work, he discovered two great avenues to express his soul gifts and uplift and inspire the beings he came into contact with; Sacred sexuality and Youth work. Regan has run retreats holding space for youth work, week-long intensives, shamanic circles, sacred sexuality retreats and workshops, as well as festivals and community activities. Regan is also a key part of the Governance team for the Highden Mystery School, New Zealand.
Ellie Wilde (Co-Facilitator)
Wild child, Essex girl, Tantrika, Sexual Shaman, Poet, Artist, and Mother - Ellie Wilde has been exploring the field of Tantra and Conscious Sexuality personally for the last 20 years and professionally for the last 7.
A Certified Sexological Body worker and Somatic Sex Coach she has trained with the Institute of Somatic Sexology, Chuloquai Quodoshka, and the late World-renowned Women’s Sexuality teacher – Shakti Malan, Ellie also has extensive training and is a faculty member with the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA).
Based in New Zealand Ellie teaches a range of trainings and workshops both nationally and internationally for men, women and couples. She also has a successful private practice at her home in Mt Maunganui - Bay of Plenty NZ where she offers empowerment and coaching sessions and deep immersions for individuals and couples.
Ellie brings a depth of realness, and authenticity into her facilitation, and it is her personal story from abuse to sexual empowerment that passionately inspires her to support others with their intimate quest for liberation
Our journey will take place at Far South Wilderness in Dover, Tasmania.
Far South Wilderness is located in a private forest reserve on the banks of the Esperance River, near World Heritage Area Hartz Mountain and Hastings Caves & Thermal Pool.
Shared cabins (for 6 people) are available with shared bathrooms, plus there are two rooms for privates. First in best bedded!
Camping options are also available.
Please note that linen and pillows are provided by the venue, however duvets are not. Please bring your own duvets or sleeping bags.
We are proud to be teaming up with ISTA family and local Tasmanian duo Modge and Sophie who will be cooking delicious, locally sourced, healthy food made with love!
There are meat, vegetarian, gluten free, vegan options for this training.
When you register, please advise whether you have dietary requirements.
SECURE YOUR PLACE
• Step 1: Payment
There are two components to costs for the training. The first is your tuition and second is the food & accommodation for six nights and seven days.
These prices have been broken down below in Australian dollars.
•• Tuition costs ••
SOLD OUT Super Early Bird (before 30 September) $1,550 + food and accommodation (see below)
Early Bird (before 31 October) $1,650 + food and accommodation (see below) - 12 available
Full Price (before 4 January) $1,850 + food and accommodation (see below)
Repeat Price $950 + food and accommodation (see below)
Young Adult (16-25 year olds) $1,200 + food and accommodation (see below)
Assistants (already completed Level 1) $550 + food and accommodation (see below)
Faculty price (For Faculty & Apprentices only) $200 + food and accommodation (see below)
•• Food & accommodation ••
$880 for shared cabins (up to 6 people bunk beds)
$1,150 per person shared cabin (2 people)*
$1,300 for self contained cabin (1 person)*
$800 camping spot
*Please note, there are two cabins available for privates. First in best bedded!
• STEP ONE1: PAYMENT
To secure your place, choose from the following options:
Option 1. Pay the full payment
Option 2. Pay a deposit of $500
Option 3. Contact the organiser Anatolia for a payment plan at email@example.com
Payments can be made with bank transfer or credit card. For the bank transfer option, send your payment with your Name and ISTA January to:
Anatolia Hecate Karteras
Account number: 66330602
For credit card payments, please contact Anatolia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note there is a 1.9% surcharge for credit card payments per transaction.
• STEP 2: QUESTIONNAIRE
Once you have paid for your place, please fill out the training questionnaire at:
* Initial $500 Deposits are non-refundable.
* Refunds for balance of fees are extended when more than 30 days notice of cancellation is given less $150 administration fee & any bank charges.
* No further refunds are extended after September 30, 2019.
* Places can be transferred to another person.
Assistants are an integral part of a successful training. We are looking for dedicated assistants who are embodied examples of the ISTA values, who have participated in at least one ISTA Level 1 training.
To apply, see:
If you have any questions you can contact your organiser Anatolia Hecate at: