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ISTA Scotland Level 1 – Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience

May 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - May 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

Full information on www.istascotland.com

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About the training

This revolutionary life empowering course supports a masterful direction of our primal life force and sexual potency and power to help deepen, embody & fully integrate, more respectful and vibrant relationship with ourselves and others.

Thousands of people on 5 continents have benefited hugely from this training over the past 10 years. You could be the next to receive the benefits as you join with other motivated individuals from a diverse background of experiences to create an intensely-satisfying learning journey, that will significantly impact your personal life, profession & direction.

Attendees include those from the various spiritual/sexual paths of celibacy, monogamy, and polyamory. The entire course is designed to support all individuals to find, feel, claim, and express their highest Life/Self expression.

Some people take this training for their own personal enrichment while others are interested in the profession of Sacred Sexual Practitioner or Educator.

Whatever your reason, it is a powerful immersion experience that awakens the healthy inner energies of polarity and brings them into sacred relationship in the heart of each participant. It gives a taste of how life can be when the life force is flowing, and we are free to be authentic in the way we live and love.

This training is aimed at all genders who are dedicated to evolving consciousness hand in hand with its deepest embodiment so together as a group and as humanity as a whole, we play our part in heaven on earth.

Central to this is full presence, personal & transpersonal awareness, personal empowerment, emotional intelligence, sexual health & wholeness, and a lifestyle which honours the interconnectedness of all things. Embracing one’s shadow is one of the cornerstones & methods of reclamation, that assists to fuel personal transformation, liberation & expanded potential.

You will receive coaching and hands on experience in the areas of: emotional release, voice dialogue, neurological reprogramming, conscious communication, rituals of initiation, energy tracking, exploration into boundaries and introduction of rituals of initiation and a powerful sexual clearing and activation processes.

No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary and people with previous experience are welcomed. Couples or singles of any sexual preference may attend. The greater mix of prior experiences the richer the training!

ISTA Level 1 is a container that will allow, invite and offer you the following:

  • Whatever your life situation is to stop, feel and take a look at yourself in a whole new way. This is an opportunity to wake up to your life.
  • It will invite you to take risks, meet and explore your edges in a safe container.
  • Provide you with essential life skills we all should have received as teenagers.
  • Provide a space for you to see, show and live from the you that lies beneath the mask. You will see more clearly where you are operating from ego, belief patterns of others and society.
  • It will show you where your inner masculine and inner feminine are immature, unhealthy or where they are at war and it will guide you to bring them back towards union, love and integration. This is huge!
  • It will invite you to reconnect to, master and to learn to love your emotional body and heart power, as well as your physical self.
  • It will show you your glorious energy being and share skills as to how to dance with this energy body alongside your physical body.
  • It will encourage you and show you how to seek wisdom from your body and heart, instead of your mind.
  • Provide powerful opportunities for healing core wounds.
  • Remember how to love yourself, to feel the healing power of pleasure and it will offer you ways to expand your sexuality and orgasmic potential.
  • Allow you to see and deeply understand that sexuality and spirituality are one.
  • Offer you opportunities for deep healing around lost love, sexuality, grief, self love and mother and father wounds.
  • To shine a light on places where culture, religion and society has kept us from expressing who we really are.
  • Take part in powerful rituals that can bring deep healing and power reclamation.
  • It will ask you to consider what your life might look like, if it was not controlled by societies expectations, ego, family, fear, shame and guilt?
  • It will plead with you to know what it truly is to be a sovereign being.

“Can you imagine what it would be like to live at your optimal, efficient, vibrant, connected, and integrated state? Together, integrated, we begin to see what it means to be awake, empowered in community, and in service as Love in the world!”

 

Your Facilitators

 

Three highly skilled Temple Arts faculty from around the world will teach, share, inspire, guide and bring light to the darkness in a serene and private retreat location.

Laurie Handlers

is a film producer, sex educator, author, and intimacy coach. She holds a Masters degree in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. Her career includes over thirty years as a corporate change consultant, individual empowerment coach and international seminar leader.

She is a dynamic speaker, facilitator and has taught transformational workshops for women, men, couples, singles, parents and teens since 1978 on techniques and secrets that are the basis of healing the body, releasing past emotional trauma, stopping the aging process, and reducing stress. https://butterflyworkshops.com/

James Stevenson

James’s passion is to help call forth our human potential and our soul. His weave brings together more than 19 years experience in techniques, practices and information from the cutting edge of Neuroscience, Tantra, Biodanza, Shamanic & Energy Work, Integral theory and Taoist practices to create a spirituality that is rooted in the body. His evolutionary approach is to work on all lines, levels, states and parts of ourselves in bringing forth our fullest potential.

His work in meditation and tantra work draws on many different traditions and paths he has studied from Kashmir Shaivism, Baul mysticism, Advaita Vedanta, Vajrayana Buddhism,  Integral systems and Neo-tantra.

He was very much influenced by the enlightened master Osho and enjoyed spending time in Pune and the Humaniversity where he became an AUM meditation leader. His shamanic work includes being Vision Quest rites of passage guide, holding Sweatlodge Ceremonies as well as Sacred Cacao Rituals.

He has been dancing Biodanza since 2003 and now works as a teacher and a didactic teacher (qualified to teach other teachers in Biodanza Schools). He also leads ecstatic dance sessions, and ran the popular Awaken conscious night club in Edinburgh for many years.

As a festival organizer he has created International Tantra festivals in both India and California as well as Dance and Biodanza festivals in both Ibiza and Delhi. He is also a Regional Organizer and faculty member of ISTA – the International School of Temple Arts. www.awakenaslove.com & https://www.facebook.com/JamesStevensonTantra/

Araminta Barbour

Founder of the unique retreat space The Sanctuary in Guatemala, Araminta is an International Speaker, Coach and Workshop Facilitator, collaborating with ISTA since 2011. A Certified Red Tent Women’s Guide, Araminta has a Master’s Degree in Indian Religions from the University of London (SOAS), 5+ years experience in the sexual reproductive health non-profit sector and over 20 years exploring numerous holistic health modalities and esoteric traditions. A speaker at International Consciousness and Sexuality Conferences in the US and Europe, she has led intensive residential workshops in Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Mexico the United States, and the United Kingdom and currently collaborates with the Online University of Love and Sexuality and the Institute of Conscious Sensuality in Hawaii.

Araminta’s core passion is the process of radical self-acceptance – the inner marriage of love with power. She is here to support the return of ancient temple wisdom and practices for humanity’s evolution as liberated, heart-centred creators. Araminta offers emotional release guidance, transformational workshops in tantra and conscious intimacy coaching.

For more information visit: www.aramintabarbour.com & www.thesanctuaryguatemala.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who attends the Intensive?

Some people take this training for their own personal evolution, to gain a deeper self-connection and to enrich their relationships and empower their lives. Others are interested in exploring how it will add to their own professional life, whatever that may be, and some are interested in the professions of Sacred Sexual Practitioner or Sexuality Educator.

Attendees include those from the various spiritual paths and the sexual paths of celibacy, monogamy, and polyamory.

Couples, individuals and relationship groups of any formation are welcome, as are individuals of any sexual orientation and gender identity. The greater mix of prior experiences the richer the training! If it is your truth, it is possible to complete the entire training/experience without touching another person.

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I ask you this question: Are you ready to jump off the edge?

We are so often at the precipice of something we have wanted to do, embody or achieve….and we remain at the proverbial cafe, sipping tea, peering over the edge looking at the unknown water below, searching with our mind for the answers. Of course, 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…really feel it all the way…and enter the gateway of new possibilities. What if you could jump when your being, your heart, your spirit knew it was time to change? In this training you will come to a point where you can choose, completely and resolutely, 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 Venue

The training is held at a beautiful centre called Newbold house on the north east of Scotland. Founded by community from and set beside the famous findhorn foundation this wellness retreat centre has follows a philosophy of “Life Sustaining Culture” and has been hosting retreats for over 30 years.

Their centre retains the charm and grace and many of the original features of the late Victorian era, including our iconic and wonderful conservatory which offers a sun-lit oasis in which to sit on summer days, converse, eat a meal with friends or colleagues, sleep, put the world to rights. Surrounded by organic gardens and extensive woodlands there isr direct access to nature whilst still being within easy reach of local facilities and the un-spoilt Moray coast.

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Dates

18th – 24th May 2019 – From 2pm on the 18th until 2pm on the 24th.

Venue

Newbold House near the Findhorn Foundation,

111 St Leonards Road,Forres IV36 2RE. Scotland.

Website: newboldtrust.org

Prices

These courses are fully inclusive of all food and accommodation

Earlybird Price: £1300

Normal Price: £1500

Earlybird Repeater Price: £1000

Normal Repeater Price: £1150

What do I need to know?

No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary and people with previous experience are welcomed.

What will I have to do?

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 at choice and the facilitators will help you navigate what is authentic for you.

Ready to Book ISTA Level 1?

You can register for the Level 1 by paying the £600 deposit now – this is a jump into the rest of your life!

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Details

Start:
May 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
End:
May 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
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Website:
http://istascotland.com

Organizer

James Stevenson
Website:
http://istascotland.com/contact/

Venue

Newbold House
111 St Leonards Road,
Forres, Scotland IV36 2RE United Kingdom
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Website:
newboldtrust.org