Can you imagine what it would be like to live at your optimal, efficient, vibrant, connected, and integrated state?
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A native New Zealander with a global heart, Rex Rafiq has been leading transformational programmes with men and women for 25 years. Founder of Essentially Men, www.essentiallymen.net 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.
Inspiration, Alchemy, Transformation
Stephanie initiates groups with Tantric and shamanic practices, pattern reframing and emotional release work. This is the one place where your arousal and sexual power is welcome and celebrated, as an integral part of your transformation. She GOES there, to awaken a higher resonance and your open-hearted power! She applies modalities of self awareness including Mindfulness, Gestalt therapy, movement meditation, dance expression, humanistic psychology, NLP, shadow work, conscious sexuality and the healing arts.
No map, no compass
Stephanie's led people on the stage, in the boardroom, at the retreat, down the mountain and from the podium. She's held people through their baptism of fire, through the shedding and the chaos, and journeyed with them to the safe haven on the other side.
Her bodywork mastery was honed from private practice in Remedial massage, Polarity therapy, Reiki, de-armouring, and Reflexology. Her Shamanic Dakini emerged after an accident disabled her hand, and her path descended into journeying with shadow.
From tutus to tantra
Her background is Classical / Contemporary Dance, a Bachelor of Education, the Fitness industry, the Health and Wellness sector, executive coaching, and crafting transformational mentoring programs through the nineties and noughties.
Bringing back orgasmic flow
In recent years Stephanie has facilitated Tantra workshops and training intensives, retreats and courses across Australia and beyond, in the field of sexuality and consciousness. Her accumulated resources are shared in her Body Whisperer Experience courses. She's been called on for space clearing rituals, full moon ceremonies, business forums and inner-child healings. Seekers consistently describe her as a gifted energetic bodyworker. She's been a facilitator and faculty with ISTA since 2015.
A teacher of sacred sexuality, Daka and guide for esoteric exploration and meditation, Shachar was trained around the world with ISTA (International Schools of Temple Arts). In 2010 he founded the organization "Less is More" which teaches businesses and organizations how to streamline thought processes and increase focus and productivity.
Shachar went on to create a coffee chain in the Balkans. Realizing that he was not discovering the answers he searched for, he went on a journey to discover who he really is. In 2010, Shachar travelled to Guatemala where he spent 2 years studying at The Pyramids Del Ka, an Egyptian mystery school specializing in lucid dreaming, meditation, and Kabbalah studies. During this exploration he experienced long periods of isolation and undertook intensive silent retreats of 40 and x days where he discovered the importance of direct connection to our life force.
Shachar invites you to expand your consciousness and tread the authentic heart's path that exists in each of us. Experience how to connect our Kundalini (sexual energy, Shakti) with the Cosmos (presence, Shiva) in our heart space, releasing old patterns that do not serve us and connecting to our essence that dwells beyond our stories. Find the simplicity and beauty that awaits in the now