If you are ready to transform your life, this experiential 7- day training is for you. Thousands of people on 5 continents have attended the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA) training over the past 10 years and have been radically changed for the better by uncovering reactive patterns and transforming them into conscious ways of being.
This powerful training is being held for the third time in Denmark. You are invited to unfold your potential with international facilitators Araminta Barbour, Shachar Caspi, & Binoy Milton D’souza.
<<<How do you know the training is transformational & universal? >>>
Thousands of people have gone through this training worldwide, the individuals cover a wide age range from 18 to 80, varied backgrounds, all sexual orientations, those who are gender fluid or trans, differing professions from students, artists, surgeons, people from many different religions, races and nationalities. As this weeklong is a journey through life’s core experiences and wounds, it is universal. It touches and can affect individuals of any age, background, race etc, if you choose to allow and if you are open to receive the wisdom and gifts.
<<<What is the training about?>>>
This retreat focuses on clearing the physical and emotional body of shame, guilt and fear related to sexuality and authenticity. The deeper transformation comes from reconnecting to your personal power, exploring sexuality is a fast path to encountering our own power challenges and gifts.
This is done through multiple pathways using the best of the ancient temple arts including Tantra, Taoist and Shamanic traditions and adding to this more modern day NLP, bioenergetics, guided visualization, emotional release, Kundalini activation, energy tracking, conscious touch and consent skills. The list above are just a few of the practices we use to dive deep into the inner realms. The inner masculine and inner feminine archetypes are explored because when they are fully integrated a door opens to a deeper knowing of the Self as whole and complete.
A note on Masculine & Feminine
Please don’t perceive that our use of the terms masculine and feminine is an indicator that ISTA operates from place of duality and gender separation. We do not, far from it we realise that we are all masculine and feminine regardless of our physical form. We use this terminology as it is an effective model for understanding the different energies or qualities that each if us is made up of. They do not translate to men and women or male and female.
Unique to ISTA
Three skilled Temple Arts Faculty all international teachers in their own right will share, inspire, guide and support you to bring light to the shadows where our power awaits to be reclaimed. You will receive information, guidance and lots of experiential practice around self love, boundaries and consent, emotional release, voice dialogue, neurological reprogramming, Orgasmic Yoga, learning to work with shamanic energy, owning one’s desires and the ability to manifest, accessing and speaking from your contra-sexual self (i.e gender opposite), conscious communication, Transformational Shamanic Breathwork, ancient temple arts rituals of healing/initiation and a powerful sexual clearing and activation processes. The ISTA facilitators are looking forward to meeting you in Love, Power, and Freedom.
Supportive Group Process
This event unfolds within a powerful group process based on safety, trust, unconditional love, intimacy and acceptance of what is arising. By the end of this event, you will feel more in touch with your body, more aliveness and presence, more aware of your patterns and have some skills as to how to change them, more awareness of your emotions and how to hold them, lighter and perhaps more relaxed. You will be more in touch with effortless flow of life, no matter what it looks like.
<<<Who takes this training?>>>
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.
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.
No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary to attend this retreat. Those with previous experience are warmly welcomed, as they add to the power of the field.
<<<What will I have to do?>>>
You are always at choice and the facilitators will help you navigate what is authentic for you. Nudity and intimate touch are optional parts of this training. The cornerstone of this work is about consent, developing healthy boundaries and communication.
<<<What happens during the training?>>>
ISTA Level 1 is a container that will allow, invite and offer you:
- To stop, feel and take a look at yourself in a whole new way, irrespective of your life situation. This is an opportunity to wake up to your life
- To take risks, meet and explore your edges in a safe container
- Essential life skills we all should have received as teenagers
- 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
- A reflection of 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! See “A note on Masculine & Feminine” above on how we use the terms Masculine and Feminine.
- A space to reconnect to, master and to learn to love your emotional body and heart power, as well as your physical self
- A reference point of your glorious energy being and share skills as to how to dance with this energy body alongside your physical body
- The opportunity to to seek wisdom from your body and heart, instead of your mind
- Powerful opportunities for healing core wounds
- To 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
- To see and deeply understand that sexuality and spirituality are one
- 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
- To take part in powerful rituals that can bring deep healing and power reclamation
- To consider what your life might look like, if it was not controlled by societies expectations, ego, family, fear, shame and guilt
- To plead with you to know what it truly is to be a sovereign being
<<<Investment & Registration>>>
The investment below includes tuition, food, and accommodation. Prices in Euros.
Repeaters (3 places) – 1350 Euros
Book and register by paying a deposit of 525 Euros to secure your place here. Pay the rest of the investment before April 1, 2019 – http://lovemovementevolution.com/event/istadenmark2019
For questions, mail Binoy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
<<<Food & Accommodation?>>>
Healthy, nutritious vegeterian food with lactose-free, gluten-free, and vegan options can be made available to support the work that we are doing. Wherever possible, we strive to use the most natural ingredients available, with an emphasis on sustainability, organic produce, and local sourcing.
All accommodation is on twin sharing basis or in dorms. Single rooms cost an additional supplement of 175 Euros.
A commitment to the Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience is a deep commitment to yourself. It is assumed that, if you feel drawn to this training, it is no accident. If for some reason you become unable to attend, an admin fee of 200 E will be withheld and the rest of the *deposit* amount is transferable to another ISTA training.
No refunds of deposit after April 1, 2019
Search for flights to the Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup) or Malmo airport in the South of Sweden, a 25 minute train ride from Copenhagen. This is the website of our location – (Most of the info is in Danish)
How to get there?
From Copenhagen Airport by train
This trip by Public transport to the venue by train and bus is approximately 2,5 hours. You take the train to The CPH Main Central Station directly from the airport. From here you catch a train southward to Vordingborg St. Check Rejseplanen.dk (English version of the website available) for more exact details, depending upon your time of arrival. Enter the destination address as
“Vollerup Street 2A, 4792 Askeby” Take the train south and get off at “Vordingborg St”. From “Vordingborg”, take bus 664 to Vollerupgade 2A, Damme in the direction of “Stege”, which is the location of the retreat center. The retreat center is 650 m away from the bus stop.
By car from Copenhagen
This takes about 75 minutes. Directions – Drive south on E47/E55 toward Rødby and take exit ’42’ toward Møn/Bogø. Continue 12 km and then take a right on Fanefjordsgade and continue 1 km and then take another right on Fanefjord Kirkevej – Continue for 500 m and take a left on Vollerupgade – after 60 m you will see Møn Retreat Center.
By train from Germany
There are 5 trains during the day that can take you from Hamburg to
Vordingborg St. (via the ferry from Puttgarden to Roedby). In Vordingborg you take bus nr. 664 to Damme.
By car from Germany
Whether you drive north from Germany an E47 or E55, you continue until you reach Farøbroen (Faro-bridge), just when you reach the other side you get of the highway at exit: ’42-Farø’ and onto road: ‘287’ toward Møn/Bogø. Continue 12 km and then take a right on Fanefjordsgade and continue 1 km and then take another right on Fanefjord Kirkevej – Continue for 500 m and take a left on Vollerupgade – after 60 m you will see Møn Retreat
The training begins at 2 pm on June 11, 2018.
<<<Reflections about the ISTA Level 1 and of past trainings>>>
How the ISTA Level 1 impacted my life (by Binoy Milton D’souza) – https://www.facebook.com/lovemovementevolution/videos/1473815289334277/
What is the ISTA SSSEx Level One? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=357LWybyryo
Testimonials from past training – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJtMh5GVcAs
<<<Who are the facilitators?>>>
Araminta Barbour (Lead Facilitator)
Founder of the unique retreat space The Sanctuary in Guatemala, Araminta is an International Speaker, Coach and Workshop Facilitator, collaborating with ISTA since 2011 and part of the Lead Faculty team. 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, she has facilitated intensive residential workshops in over 15 countries. Araminta also collaborates with the Online University of Love and Sexuality and the Women Who See in the Dark project.
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.
More information: www.aramintabarbour.com & www.thesanctuaryguatemala.com
Shachar Caspi (Co-Facilitator)
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.
Following 7 years as a team commander in the Israeli Air Force Commando Unit, 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
Binoy Milton Dsouza (Apprentice Facilitator)
Binoy is an international transformational facilitator, tantric guide, daka, soul douala & creator of global temple arts life,events. Growing up in both urban and rural India, Binoy was fascinated by the places of synergy and separation between the mystical and the logical. Binoy moved to Europe in his early 20s to experience wisdom traditions from other parts of the world, seeking a deeper syncretic meaning to life. Alongside, he continued his solo tantric studies, while exploring embodied practices and traditions such as Argentinian Tango, Yoga, & Trans-Himalayan Shamanism.
Binoy co-creates group fields celebrating the mystery of love all over the planet. He loves exploring paradoxes and the dance beyond dualities: east & west, mind & animal; masculine & feminine; rational & mystical, spirit & matter; personality & soul. He is lovingly committed to exploring the depths and the heights of the journey of being human.
Binoy supports human beings in the process of making their consciousness malleable, to feel the sacredness of their animal-selves, and from a place of deeper alignment in their beings to remember their deepest longing. Binoy is the creator of Love Movement Evolution, a global cultural movement integrating consciousness, sexuality, love, & stillness and also of the Spirit of Intimacy festival. He is also apprentice faculty at the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA).
More info – http://lovemovementevolution.com
About the organizer – Love Movement Evolution
A global cultural movement integrating consciousness, love, & sexuality. Past events, including trainings, sacred site journeys, retreats, festivals, workshops, and immersions have been facilitated and produced in Denmark, Sweden, India (Goa & Delhi), London, Scotland, Finland, Guatemala, Bali, Brazil, Iceland & Australia. See for a list of upcoming events.
More info – http://lovemovementevolution.com/events & www.facebook.com/lovemovementevolution
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