14.08.2019 - 20.08.2019
10243 Saratoga Springs Rd
Upper Lake, California , United States 95485 / Google Map
Organizer(s): Philippe Lewis
Speaker/Facilitator: Bruce Lyon | KamalaDevi McClure | Triambika Vive
SSSEx begins its work once the decision is made that this is the way we actually want to live and not just a peak experience on a workshop. Level 2 guides the participant through a series of self - initiations that say goodbye to old patterns of relating and anchor the identity in the deep self that is already free, inherently loving and dynamically creative in the world.
This week provides the teachings and experiences we should have had around our spirituality, our relationship with the transpersonal and its integration with the personal and universal. This provides us with the opportunity to take initiation - to shift our identity into the soul and become the source of our own life, love and empowered expression in the world. Its symbol is the offering up of the heart. Once the life is 'given up’ or ‘taken over’ by this deeper part of ourselves then we are ready for the greater mysteries - the identification with the universal life of our cosmos and planet. The self becomes a source of inflowing current to our surroundings enabling others to awaken, initiate and transform. We become a creative force in our environment.
The Level 2 training deepens the experience of level 1, allows for more hands on practice with some of the tools and techniques taught and provides an alchemical container for transformation through group practice, ritual and meditation.
Its core is death and rebirth. This overcomes the fear of death in the base chakra and also sets the shaman apart from the tribe in order to serve the tribe in a special way. It is an essential component to the integration of sexual and spiritual worlds because it results in the transcendence of ego and the dedication of ones awakened powers to the collective. The result is Power.
The rituals in Level 1 awaken a deeper relationship with our sexual energies. In Level 2 we explore the unification of our masculine and feminine, conscious penetration and sacred union. The result is Love.
Meditation training and essential identity inquiry open us into our primordial awareness and provide a taste of sunyata or the void experience. An invocatory temple combined with a personal vision quest where each individual has an opportunity for deeper levels of their being to be contacted, honoured and integrated. The result is Presence.
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.
Three highly skilled ISTA Lead faculty will teach, share, inspire, guide and bring light to the darkness in a serene and private retreat location:
Level 2 SSSin is not so much a training that provides tools and techniques but an experience that transforms the self working with those tools and techniques. It is a calling forth of the love, power and presence in the essential divinity of each person. This is the source of the healing power of the spiritual, sexual shaman and it is what forms the core of the unique gift each of us has to offer the world.
All the retreats include 3 delicious, healthy meals per day. Vegetarian and vegan options are included. Please let us know if you have special needs.
For information on training content, venue practicalities and other ground-level logistics please contact us!
Bruce Lyon ~ Lead Facilitator
Triambika Ma-Vive ~ Co-Facilitator
KamalaDevi McLure ~ Co-Facilitator
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Saratoga Springs Retreat Center is nestled in a private 260-acre pristine valley, in the beautiful rolling hills of Northern California, 2 1/2 hours west of Sacramento and 2 1/2 hours north of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Experience our retreat center which is available for EXCLUSIVE USE, by groups of 25 or more, seeking privacy, serenity and a closeness to nature that inspires our guests to say: "I feel at peace and present here."
Beautiful 2,400 sq ft multi-purpose room, The Heart Lodge, with radiant heated floors & floor to ceiling stone fireplace.
Large Swimming pool (60ft x 30ft) and large hot tub with plenty of space for relaxation and sun bathing.
Stone Labyrinth plus numerous hiking trails throughout the valley.
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This retreat includes:
- 7 day / 6 night accommodations
- 3 meals per day
- Full day transformational process and teachings
- Note: Airfare and airport transfers are not included.
Tuition (all spots in limited quantity):
Super Early Bird: $1847 US - SOLD OUT!
- Early Bird: $2047 US - SOLD OUT!
- Full Price: $2247 US
- Youth (18-24yo): partial scholarships available (application required, contact us for details)
- Repeat Students (contact us for details)
- Assistants (contact us for details)
Refunds: If for some reason you become unable to attend, a $150 US administration fee will be withheld and is non-refundable up until 30 days before the event. Once the 30 days before the training has passed the total deposit of $450 US is non-refundable
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We endeavor to make this powerful training available to as many people as possible, bringing in top leaders in the fields of sacred sexuality, personal development, tantra, and shamanism. After core costs are paid 25% of tuition costs go to support the non-profit organisation ISTA in its ongoing growth of the field of consciousness and sexuality around the globe. The remaining 75% is divided between coordinators and the 3 facilitators (who are all responsible for covering their own travel costs).
Tuition for students includes teachings, accommodation, meals but excludes travel to the venue.
Spaces are limited on this retreat and registration will close once we have reached maximum capacity to ensure a supportive participant/assistant/facilitator ratio. If you are strongly interested in attending, please notify us through this site so we can keep you informed of availability. You can reserve directly through this website through PayPal above
REFUND & PAYMENT POLICY:
A commitment to the Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience is a deep commitment to yourself. It is assumed that, if you feel drawn to this training, it is no accident. If for some reason you become unable to attend, you have the following options:
1. Your deposit/payment can be transferred in full to a future ISTA training organized by Philippe without any administration fees applied.
2. Your deposit/payment can be transferred to a future ISTA training minus $150 admin fee if over 30 days before the date of the training.
3. Your deposit/payment can be transferred to a future ISTA training minus the full deposit if under 30 days before the date of the training.
Please notify us immediately in the event that you find yourself needing additional time to prepare for this unique experience. Also, note that bank charges from payments made via PayPal and or international transfers are the responsibility of the participant.