Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Initiation - ISTA Training Level 2
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. SSSIn (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 practise with some of the tools and techniques taught and provides a alchemical container for transformation through group practise, ritual and meditation.
The Shamanic initiation - 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 Sexual Initiation - The rituals of self pleasure and sacred spot 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.
The Spiritual Initiation - Meditation training and essential identity inquiry open us into our primordial awareness and provide a taste of sunyata or the void experience. An overnight 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.
In 2019 there will be four Ista trainings in total taking place in Portugal, all of them in Awakeland, as 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 relationships, community living 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 huge wildfire several years ago, which has four serene lakes and a beautiful wild nature.
Awakeland - nestled between the Monchique mountains and the sea Awakeland is a 21 hectare property dedicated to an awakening of the soul into the nature of being. 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. 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.
The accommodation is going to be in shared triple rooms or in double bell tents (please state your preferred option when registering). If you prefer to stay in a different kind of accommodation do not hesitate and contact our team and we are looking into alternate options. Three yummy well nourishing vegetarian meals will be served to support your well-being. Awakeland is easily accessible from all major airports in Portugal.
PLEASE NOTE: 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.
Rex McCann - Lead facilitator
Janine Ma-Ree - Co-facilitator
Niten Dhyan - Co-facilitator
For more information & booking please contact Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org
The two trainings SSSEx SPIRITUAL SEXUAL SHAMANIC EXPERIENCE - LEVEL 1 and SSSIn SPIRITUAL SEXUAL SHAMANIC INITIATION - LEVEL 2 are taking place right after another. If this is your first time experiencing ISTA and you are ready for the next step, then it is possible to join both trainings one after another. Or if you have already experienced Level 1 then now is your chance to take it that step deeper in Level 2. A discount is available when you book both trainings (Level 1 in May or Level 1 in September and Level 2) together.
Deva Ashik at Awakeland
supported by Andrew, Email: email@example.com
Andrew is here to support any questions leading up to the training.
INVESTMENT (Level 1)
Portuguese residents and Youngsters (18-24 years) get 250€ off price
Combined Level 1 & Level 2 €3300
Assistants €1000 (please fill out a request form on our website)
Scholarships available, please send an Email to the Leah Foundation
*only one discount per person*
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 a deposit of €400 + 3% booking fee to secure your place, and pay the rest of your investment is due 60 days after the deposit is paid.
Payment plans are available upon request. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
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 Double room by paying 120€ in addition. Single room by request only.
HOW TO SECURE MY PLACE?
1.) Pay your €400 deposit or the full fee via the website - click 'Book Now' below
2.) Complete the registration form - ISTA Level 2 - 29th Sept - 5th October 2019 Participant Form
All prices shown are per person. If you want stay with a partner or friend, please tell us when you buy the ticket.
Have you done ISTA Level 1 SSSEx
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.
Janine spent a large part of her life on an ascendent spiritual path. When she finally listened to her soul crying out, beyond a place she could understand, she let go of her fear stories, and opened to the mystery of the dark and the path of descent. Descent into the body, into the dark recesses of her womb and into the earth. Integrating the dark has brought her home to herself.
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 on Governance at International School of Temple Arts. She also offers other workshops as they emerge.
Janine draws on over 25 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, breakthroughold patterns and reunite with their essential nature. He is currently based in Ibiza, Spain and Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand.