SSSEx In Portugal – Ista level 1 at awake land

21.05.2018 - 28.05.2018
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Awake land (Monchique)
Monchique, Portugal / Google Map
Organizer(s): Deva Ashik
Speaker/Facilitator: Araminta Barbour | Komala Lyra | Rex McCann

Welcome to the one training that will take you into the highway of BEING ALIVE.

This life transforming week long journey is about empowering the life potency which derives from authentically expressed human sexuality.

Unveiling the sexual nature is a path of deepening into our emotional body as well as expanding our consciousness to the extent where you can hold yourself in the center of love as a way of life.

The ISTA level one training takes you through peeling the shame guilt and fear you carry around the field of sexuality and relationship. You will embody tools of powerful self-love, emotional clarity and direct authentic communication which change the way you relate to anyone and anything in your life.

Opening the lower chakras supports your relationship with the world of matter, including your own body, other people, the earth, your projects and…your bank account.

When life-force is flowing all the way from your base a new life begins and everything changes – from the way you look at yourself in the mirror, to your inner conversations, to the way you walk, dream and create your life.

As part of deepening your relationship with the inner realms you will encounter the depth of the feminine and masculine powers within yourself, as well as other archetypes. Reconnecting to these primal life templates will take you to a new level of human BEING.

The combination of hands-on physical, emotional and spiritual tools along with the inspiration of a powerful field of living insight teaches you how to fully show up in your life as the one you always wanted to be.

The shamanic, spiritual, sexual experience SSSex is a sacred combination which connects the human spirit into the depth of matter in a graceful, courageous way.

Are you ready to dive deep and fly high with us?

For this Portuguese seeding of Ista's work we have been listening to the land and waters of a very special part of the country. It is a powerful area of Portugal which attracts many people from all over the world who are researching on relationship community and peace work (such as the ashram of spiritual master Mooji, and the Tamera healing Biotope). We have chosen a land that is reborn and flourishing after a storm of fire several years ago, with a 4 private lakes, and a beautiful wild nature.

Three well known facilitators from around the globe will lead this group of courageous, conscious, ready to fly people (such as yourself) in this journey of rediscovering the power of life.

The people showing up for these trainings are longing to wake up into full presence, personal and transpersonal awareness, empowerment, and a full integration of the emotional experience into the freedom of being fully themselves.

This Level 1 training is taking place in Awakeland Portugal, and will be followed by a 1 week Ista love tribe gathering which will support your integration as well as connect you deeper to the ista field

Awake land - Nested between the mountains and sea in the Monchique mountains Awakeland is a 21 hectare property with four lakes dedicated to an awakening of the soul into the nature of being. It is easily assessable from the major airports in Portugal.

Our group room is a Dome which will allow us to stay connected to the nature while working indoors. Working inside a sacred geometry structure will support the portal of transformation of the training.  Access to the lakes is available for your enjoyment and refreshing moments.

You may choose between different accommodation levels and find the right way for you to relax and dive deep in a way that supports your budget, from private rooms to camping.

The land is being taken care of by earth guardians joining permaculture, biodynamic agriculture and eco water systems that are supporting the transcendent vibration of the earth. People from all over the planet are coming to Awake to meditate with the open nature.

Three yummy well nourishing vegetarian meals will be served to support your well-being.  

Booking and Information:


Lead facilitator

Rex McCann

Auckland, , Aotearoa New Zealand

Rex is a lead facilitator as well as one of the governance of Ista

He is A native New Zealander with a global heart, Rex McCann has been leading transformational programmes with men and women for 25 years. Founder of Essentially Men, the ground breaking mens work of Aotearoa New Zealand, co-founder of the Heart Politics Gatherings and author of Fatherless Sons (Harper Collins) and On Their Own (Finch) he is trained in group work, psychodrama, expressive therapies, co counselling and has a masters in Social Ecology. His experience has been honed from working extensively with groups in all kinds of settings from the wilderness to corporations, prisons to ashrams, and anywhere in the community people are showing up for wisdom. Over his life he has explored diverse mystery traditions, shamanistic practices and spiritual enquiry. His outer world expressions have been diverse – from a young hunter living in the wilderness, to activism, street theatre, trainer, community catalyst and group leadership. He has a solid reputation for leading potent rites of passage and known for his wise and playful style and ability to hold people with love while they shed their skin.

Rex has stopped trying to improve himself...instead he has turned to loving the life force that is living him, which includes embodying the joy and transformative power of sexuality. He has moved into teaching with ISTA because his delight is to share community with kindred souls on this journey of loving life and he is drawn to contribute to the powerful transmission and embodied teachings that are evolving here. 

Co facilitating –

Komala Lyra

Alto Paraiso -Ibiza, , Brazil -Spain

Komala's life has been adventurous, living & learning around the planet, sharing Ayurveda-Yoga-Tantra as one path. 

She shares the experience of the body as a channel for consciousness, integrating sensuality and sexuality as a natural expression of boy-heart-soul.  In a spontaneous and intuitive way, she invites daring to move beyond limitations, touching the space of freedom where love is our nature... Her unique presentations awaken core life force, and activate essential power.

Her gifts embrace refined skills, sharp intuition, clarity, gentleness, and mystical experiential resources. She invites intimacy with ourselves, while igniting awareness in all aspects of relating. Her presence inspires others through dance, touch, healing, aliveness, meditative awareness, and deep silence. 

Komala has over 30 years experience offering workshops, retreats and educational programs internationally. She is the creator of Ayurveda Mandala and Ayurveda-Yoga-Tantra programs, has authored several books, is a professional member of NAMA (National Ayurveda Medical Association, USA),  certified Panchakarma educator by the Ayurveda Institute (Albuquerque, NM, USA), has been part of Osho Multiversity and Mystery School faculty (in India and USA) for over 15 years. 

Presently, she is co-creating a retreat place in Alto Paraiso de Goias, at the center of Brazil - her birthplace.

Co facilitating-

Araminta Barbour

London, UK/ Guatemala

Araminta Barbour

Founder of the unique retreat space The Sanctuary in Guatemala, Araminta is an International Speaker, Coach and Workshop Facilitator, collaborating with ISTA since 2011. 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 15 years exploring numerous holistic health modalities and esoteric traditions. A speaker at International Consciousness and Sexuality Conferences in the US and Europe, she has led intensive residential workshops in Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Mexico the United States, and the United Kingdom and currently collaborates with the Online University of Love and Sexuality and the Institute of Conscious Sensuality in Hawaii.

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.


The prices of international participants are 1760€ (Early Bird until March 15th) and 1930€ (Regular price from March 16th). This prices are in dormitory, and you can choose a different accommodation that fits you best. Booking and see more information on: 


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