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ISTA Guatemala 2020 Level 1 Spiritual Sexual Shamanic EXPERIENCE

March 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - March 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Step into the next level of your evolution

  • Reclaim the sacredness of your embodiment and creative life force.
  • Unlock the potency of your human technology.
  • Join an international tribe prioritising embodied spirituality, authenticity, and the transformational power of love.

In March 2020 the International School of Temple Arts will be hosting its transformative Level 1 intensive residential retreat at one of the world’s most majestic destinations – Lake Atitlan, Guatemala – for the 9th year.

The most beautiful lake in the world? Intro Video here:


This life changing transformational intensive focuses on clearing the physical and emotional body of shame, guilt and fear related to sexuality and authenticity. 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. If you are called to live in your truth, more lovingly, more powerfully, more free; join us!


Thousands of people across 6 continents and 40 countries have attended the many ISTA trainings offered over the past 11 years, radically transforming their life experience  by uncovering reactive patterns, freeing themselves of fear, guilt and shame and stepping into conscious ways of being. When you graduate from the ISTA training, you will be accepted into the fast-growing collective of ISTA alumni—a global family and tribe.


Expand consciousness and sexuality through knowledge-based resources, especially supportive of practitioners and guides to enhance their skillsets in all aspects of life mastery. By working with life force energy, we as humans can connect the spirit from above, through our bodies as conduits, to the earth below, and in this embodiment of all that is, can experience the essence of universal love.

  • LUXURY VENUE  – Villa Sumaya is a luxury eco-retreat offering you one of the most deluxe, comfortable venues to take ISTA trainings anywhere in the world.   Every room has private balconies/terraces with stunning lake and volcano views and spacious ensuite bathrooms. (Private room upgrades are available).
  • BUCKET LIST DESTINATION – Lake Atitlan is famous for being one of the most beautiful lakes in the world and home to 11 indigenous Mayan villages. Lake Atitlan is increasingly known for attracting progressive thinkers and hosts exciting events including ecstatic dance, cacao ceremonies, permaculture, kirtan, yoga and meditation classes.
  • EXPERIENCE & SUPPORT – 9 years and counting of ISTA in Guatemala! Since 2012 hundreds of ISTA grads have come to this sacred Mayan land, on the shores of Lake Atitlan to transform their lives through the magic of the ISTA retreats. We offer participants additional travel support with private shuttle and boat options so your journey flows with ease from the moment you land in the airport.

  • TRIBE TIME – (more details to be announced) After the Level 2 event, we will be offering a private villa for ISTA grads to decompress and enjoy the San Marcos community (15-minute boat ride from Villa Sumaya). This offers the perfect chance to integrate, receive bodywork sessions and explore the great restaurants, coffee shops, retreat spaces, yoga, meditation and access to nature.
  • SPECIAL OFFER: In 2020 we will be offering a back to back ISTA level 1 and level 2 trainings – with a great offer for anyone interested in doing both.
  • ADVENTURE – Guatemala is based in the middle of Central America and offers easy access to jungle temples, volcano hikes, hot waterfalls etc. With Mexico, Belize and Honduras on the doorstep and Costa Rica a hop away – some of the world’s best beaches, scuba diving, biodiversity and adventures await you. We share our top tips for the region with all participants.



A team of skilled Temple Arts faculty will share, inspire, guide and support you to bring light to the shadows where your power awaits to be reclaimed. We provide essential teachings and experiences that restore the type of education you should have had around your sexuality, emotions, and relationship with your inner masculine and feminine. The Core Team is supported by an additional team of graduate assistants who keep the  team:participant ratio of 1:4. Click. on each facilitator to find out more.

ISTA is committed to modelling new forms of power sharing which is why we have 3 facilitators in circle. Despite each being deeply familiar with this journey and capable of teaching alone, there is a special gift in witnessing the dance we create together and this makes each ISTA training a unique flowering.


  • Super Early Bird  (first 10 registrants) – $1,849 USD
  • Early Bird (for next 10 registrants) -$2,049 USD
  • Normal – $2,249 USD
  • ISTA Level 1 Repeaters – $1,699 USD
  • Latin American Residents – $1,699 USD


  • All the training experiences and supplies 
  • 6 nights/ 7 days Luxury accommodation in a shared room at beautiful Villa Sumaya, all with patio & stunning views. (max 3 people per room, limited private upgrades available) 
  • Three full deluxe vegetarians meals per day (option to add chicken or fish).
  • Chichimecca Sweat Lodge
  • Solar-heated Hot Tub
  • Lush gardens, hammocks, and cosy shaded or full sun sitting areas
  • Unlimited tea, coffee and purified water service at 24/7 beverage bar
  • All Guatemalan taxes
  • Staff tips
  • Graduates get online access to a Global tribe of ISTA graduates (inc community events, “ISTA CouchSurfing” and regional tribal gatherings)
  • A supportive participant/facilitator ratio
  • Total confidentiality
  • Experienced facilitators
  • A safe container
  • Luxurious location
  • Access to be part of a supportive global community
  • Honour to your healthy boundaries
  • All spiritual pathways, sexual orientation and gender identities are welcome

If you are ready to radically enliven your sexuality and dive deep into the heart of your wild erotic nature, then join us. Through a beautiful synthesis of neurological re-wiring, ancient tantric practice, and shamanism, we will activate the powerful life force that is dwelling in your being. At the ISTA Level 1 Training you’ll gain access your most authentic self, highest wisdom, and create connections not available anywhere else that will exponentially upgrade your entire life. We only open up an ISTA level 1 training to people who are courageous enough to commit to raising their consciousness and awareness in sacred sexuality—and thus affecting conscious awareness across the world. This is a big ask, and it starts with YOU.

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.


For interest in joining the core team as an assistant you must be an ISTA Graduate.

Please fill in the application form (link below) and contact us with your interest at info@istaguatemala.com


Revolutionary Life Empowerment Course

Masterfully direct your primal and sexual nature so that you more deeply embody a fully integrated, respectful and vibrant relationship with yourself and others. 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 expression. If it is your truth, It is possible to complete the entire training/experience without touching another person. How do we fully take back our power as well as support others to live free? The ISTA facilitators are looking forward to meeting you in Love, Power, and Freedom.



March 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
March 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
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