with Janine Ma-Ree, Niten Dhyan and Amber Ra

As integrated beings, we understand the meaning of being awake, empowered in community, and in service as Love in the world.

This August 2020, our 7 day European Shamanic Spiritual Experience - SSSex level 1 training with full lodging is for those seeking a life changing and transformative experience to dive deep into their heart's yearnings and wounds. It will guide you into loving freedom. It will allow you, through clear consciousness, the integration of all aspects of our Being; body, mind, spirit and emotions. This summer you will reconnect with your personal power by clearing the physical and emotional shame, guilt and fear related to your sovereignty and authenticity.

Spiritual and Shamanic. Each of these terms carry enormous potential for liberation, freedom, love and joy. But they can also have a dark side and represent a misuse of power. A skilled team from Temple Arts Faculty will guide and support you to bring light to the shadows where your power awaits to be reclaimed. You will receive information, guidance and practice around self love, consent, boundaries, emotional release and voice dialogue. The Awakeland Portugal SSSex retreat will also focus on neurological reprogramming, shamanic tools, owning one’s desires, the ability to manifest by accessing and speaking from inner masculine and feminine. This august 7 days retreat will teach you conscious communication, ancient rituals of healing and initiation through powerful clearing and activation processes.


This intensive ISTA SSSex level 1 one week retreat in Portugal is a well-designed and well-honed program. You will be within a powerful group process based on safety, trust, love, intimacy and acceptance of what is happening. By the end of the week, you will feel more in touch with your body, as well as more aliveness and presence. You will be more aware of your patterns and how to change them, of your emotions and how to hold them. You will feel lighter and more relaxed. You will be in touch with the effortless flow of life.


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The level 1 is a safe place for:


- A moment to stop, feel and  look at yourself in a different way, whatever your life situation may be. This is a chance to wake up to your life.


- An invitation to take risks, meet people and explore your limits.


- Life skills we all should have learned as teenagers.


- Seeing, showing and living from the self that lies beneath the mask. You will see where you are operating from ego and belief patterns coming from others or society.


- Seeing where your inner masculine and inner feminine could be immature, ill or feuding. It will guide you to bring your both sides back towards union, love and integration. This is huge!


- An invitation to reconnect and love your emotional body and heart power, as well as your physical self.


- A perception of your Energy Being, allowing you to dance with this energy body along with your physical body.


- Seek wisdom from your body and heart, not your mind.


- A powerful chance to heal deep wounds.


- Learning how to love yourself, feeling the healing power of pleasure, with ways to expand your consciousness.


- The deep knowledge that we are one.


- The chance deeply heal wounds around lost love, grief, self love as well as mother / father trauma.


- An understanding of how culture, religion and society has kept you from expressing who you really are.


- Mighty rituals that bring deep healing and power reclamation.


- A chance to consider what your life might be, if it was not controlled by society’s expectations, ego, family, shame, fear and guilt.


- Being aware of what it is to be a sovereign being.


Life's core experiences and wounds are universal. They affect individuals of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and race. Thousands of people from Europe and 5 continents have been at Awakeland Portugal ISTA trainings. They have been radically changed for the better by uncovering reactive wounds and patterns, changing them into conscious ways of being. People of all ages are welcome to our European retreat, from 18 to 100 years old, couples and individuals, all backgrounds and professions, gender identities and paths, religions, races and nationalities.


Some people undergo the SSSex training for their own personal evolution, to gain a deeper self-connection, empower their lives and enrich their relationships. Some want to explore how it will enrich their professional life . Some are interested in working in this field professionally. The greater blend of prior experiences, the richer the training.


The Awakeland Portugal Ista retreat is an individual process that takes place in a group environment. A level of ability to be self responsible is needed to navigate this space. ISTA is a mystery school, it approaches trauma from the shamanic perspective of connecting with the body and soul. We recommend that if there is known deep seated trauma, individuals should seek one on one sessions and get the ok from their therapist before entering the group process.


No previous knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary to attend. Those with prior experiences are warmly welcomed, as they add to the power of the field.


Intimate touching and nudity are optional components of this training. The foundation of this undetaking is about consent, communication, and establishing healthy boundaries. You are always free to choose, and the facilitators will help you handle what is authentic for you. If you choose to, you can complete the entire training without taking your clothes off or touching anyone.


We are often at the edge of something we wish to do, embody or achieve. But we remain at the proverbial edge of the cliff, peering over the side, looking at the unknown below, searching with our mind for the answers. The mind has no real answers. And so we are afraid. We may let our feet leave the ground, but more often than not we return to our comfort zone, because we are too afraid to feel the pain, and enter the gateway of new possibilities. Imagine if you could jump when your your heart, your spirit and your being all knew it was time to change? At the awakeland Ista training training you will come to a point where you can choose, completely, resolutely and without reservation, to fling yourself off the rock.....and transform your life.


What's your edge? Are you ready to jump? What's getting in your way? To find out… come and do this training. It will take you to your limits, expand your self and change your life forever.


The south of Portugal is a powerful area of Europe which attracts many people from all over the world who are researching relationship, community and peace work (such as the ashram of spiritual master Mooji, and the Tamera healing Biotope). Awakeland has chosen a land that is reborn and flourishing after a storm of fire several years ago, with 5 private lakes, and beautiful wild nature. Awakeland, nestled between the mountains and sea in the Monchique mountains, is a 21 hectare property dedicated to an awakening of the soul into the nature of being. It is easily accessible from Portugal's major airports. Our group room is a geodesic dome which allows us to stay connected to the nature while working indoors. The sacred geometry structure in which you will be working supports the training's portal of transformation. You can easily access the lakes for relaxing and refreshing moments.


This summer, you may choose between different accommodation types to find the right way for you to relax and dive deep in a way that supports your budget, from triple rooms to twin glamping in tipi's and bell tents. The land is being taken care of by Awakelanders combining permaculture, biodynamic agriculture and eco water systems that are supporting the transcendent vibration of the earth. People from all over the world come to Awakeland to meditate with the open nature. Three deliciously nourishing vegetarian meals will be served to support your well-being.  


This august 2020, the ISTA facilitators are looking forward to meeting you in Love, Power, and Freedom.


Deva Ashik at Awakeland



Scholarships available, please email:


Pricing includes tuition, accommodation in a triple room or double bell tent, delicious meals, taxes, and all course materials during the event. Tuition excludes any costs of getting to and away from the venue. Pay in full now, or pay a non-refundable deposit of €400 to secure your place, and pay the rest of your investment 30 days after the deposit is paid.



Your all-around experience of the transformational training will be supported by the wonderful detoxifying vegetarian food lovingly prepared by our own kitchen team (you will also have plenty of vegan options) - you are in for a vibrant, healthy & nutritious treat! Please inform us when completing the registration form of any specific dietary requirements.



Accommodation in triple rooms or double Bell tent is included in the cost. Let us know if you would like either of these alternative accommodation options. You can upgrade to a single or double room for an additional fee. 


If you have done ISTA before and would like to assist, please complete the form here:




All prices shown are per person. If you want stay with a partner or friend, please inform us at the moment of buying the ticket.

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Ista SSSex facilitator


Janine has a passion for the feminine mysteries, the holy dark and the path of the mystic. She works with the womb as the source of feminine power, and a portal to the earth and cosmic wombs. She experiences the womb as the mystery, the web of life, infinite love and the authentic feminine voice, holding codes, that when activated, show us the way home, to ourselves and to the beloved.


A few years ago Janine founded Red Earth Temple, a living temple of activated wild land. The land is her teacher, her muse and co creator. The acres of Red Earth, combined with the womb canyon thru the centre, and the Wild Innocence of the untamed bush, create a potent shamanic field for deep immersion, ritual and session work.

Janine offers a transformational space and supports people to bring the polarities of masculine, feminine, light and dark into consciousness and embodiment, so they can live a more integrated life from the heart centre and follow the ecstatic current that emanates from that place.


She offers Shamanic Womb Journeys, Immersion days, private sessions, facilitates as lead faculty, and serves in Wisdom Circle at International School of Temple Arts.  She also offers other workshops as they emerge.


Janine draws on over 30 years experience in wholistic health as a practitioner, presenter and facilitator as well as the many mentors, guides, teachers and experiences that she has been gifted on her life’s path.


Ad Dip App Sc (Nat), post graduate courses in Bioenergetic Medicine, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Hawaiian School of Tantra, Shamanic Temple Arts, Sacred Sexuality and Sexual healing, Pomegranate Grove Priestesshood Sacred Mystery School and Initiation Centre.

Awakeland Ista SSSex facilitator



Niten is an international Tantra teacher who facilitates courses for singles and couples. He is a lead teacher at Tantra Essence and ISTA faculty teacher. In 2010, he founded "The Integrated Masculine", a "in depth" process for the modern man. In 2014, he created one of the largest Tantra Festival worldwide, Ibiza Tantra Festival. Having lived for 10 years in India, he studied Indian Classical Music and received various levels of transmission in this field.


His passion for natural evolution and the subtleties of personal growth  makes him a gifted facilitator. With clear insights and humour, Niten invites every participant to shake off their conditionings, breakthrough old patterns and reunite with their essential nature. 

Ista SSSex facilitator

Primarily a curious explorer, a student of life and the journey of souls. Amber is a practitioner of awareness, healing and consciousness as tools of self-development.


Her experience in body work, energy and movement, and meditation and never ending curiosity led her to my path of purpose. She is deeply devoted to see the conscious evolution of our planet and to support beings to connect to their own power of creation and clarity of purpose through the activation of life force and communion with spirit. 


Amber facilitates deep shamanic journeys, initiations, rituals and workshops worldwide and serves as a weaver of sacred spaces and the magical alchemy of souls.


These days she is in a profound process as a doctoral student of philosophy cosmology and consciousness, to better serve in bridging worlds.