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ISTA SSSex (Level 1)

24 - 30 August 2020 - with Janine Ma-Ree, Niten Dhyan and Amber Ra

As integrated beings, we see what it means to be awake, empowered in community, and in service as Love in the world.

In August 2020, our 7 day European Shamanic Sexual 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, sexuality, spirit and emotions. You will reconnect with your personal power by clearing the physical and emotional shame, guilt and fear related to your sexuality and authenticity.

Spiritual, Sexual 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 retreat will also focus on neurological reprogramming, shamanic tools, owning one’s desires, the ability to manifest and accessing and speaking from your contra-sexual self (i.e gender opposite). You will learn about conscious communication, ancient rituals of healing and initiation and powerful sexual clearing and activation processes.

This intensive ISTA SSSEX retreat is a well-designed and well-honed program. You will be within a powerful group process based on safety, trust, unconditional 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 take a look at yourself in a whole new 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 sexuality and orgasmic potential.

- The deep knowledge that sexuality and spirituality are one.

- The chance deeply heal wounds around lost love, grief, sexuality, 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.

- The awareness of what it truly 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 5 continents have been at 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, sexual orientations and paths, religions, races and nationalities.

Some people undergo the training for their own personal evolution, to gain a deeper self-connection, empower their lives and enrich their relationships. Others are interested in exploring how it will add to their own professional life . Some are interested in the professions of Sacred Sexual Practitioner or Sexuality Educator. The greater blend of prior experiences, the richer the training.


This is an individual process that happens in a group environment. A level of ability to be self responsible is needed to navigate the spiritual sexual shamanic 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.


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 handle 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.



We are so often at the precipice of something we have wanted 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. What if you could jump when your being, your heart and your spirit knew it was time to change? In this 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 edge, expand you 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). We have chosen a land that is reborn and flourishing after a storm of fire several years ago, with a 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 assessable from the major airports in Portugal. Our group room is a geodesic dome which allows 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 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 planet are coming to Awakeland to meditate with the open nature. Three deliciously nourishing vegetarian meals will be served to support your well-being.  

The ISTA facilitators are looking forward to meeting you in Love, Power, and Freedom.


Deva Ashik at Awakeland
supported by Andrew, Email: love@awakeland.pt

Andrew is here to support any questions leading up to the training.


Super early bird €1550 (10 available)

Early bird €1650 (5 available)

Regular €1750

Repeaters €1350

Youth (18-24) €1450

Assistants €1000

Portuguese citizens €1500

Scholarships available, please email Andrew: love@awakeland.pt

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 incurred costs getting to and away from the venue. Pay in full now, or pay a 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. 


1.) Pay your €400 deposit or the full fee via the website - click 'Book Now' below

2.) Complete the registration form - https://forms.gle/2VyrbgQArg6FpWLX7

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 tell us when you buy the ticket.

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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. 


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 the field of Tantra and Sacred Sexuality.

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. 

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, tantra 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.