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ISTA Melbourne Level 1 – Spiritual Sexual Shamanic EXPERIENCE

November 18, 2019 - November 24, 2019

We are very excited to be offering another ISTA Level 1 training in Melbourne in November this year.

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.

The power of this retreat is the profound integration and acceptance of all aspects of you; mind, body, sexuality, emotions and spirit. Reconnecting with your personal power by going to the core of your sexuality and authenticity, and clearing the physical and emotional body of associated shame, guilt, judgement and fear. Bring light to the shadows where your power awaits to be reclaimed!!

Multiple pathways are skilfully interweaved utilising the best of the ancient temple arts, including; Tantra, Taoism, Kundalini energy activation, Orgasmic Yoga, breathwork and Shamanism AND modern day techniques such as; neurological programming, bioenergetics, guided visualization, emotional release tools, conscious touch and consent skills.

Watch the video to learn more about ISTA.

This adventure is facilitated by

Lead facilitator: Rex Rafiq
Co facilitator: Araminta Barbour
Co facilitator: Sean O’ Faolain

Further information can be found on the ISTA website – https://www.schooloftemplearts.org/

Thousands of people on 5 continents have benefited hugely from this training over the past 10 years. You are invited to join us and take this profound journey inwards.

This is a powerful immersion experience that awakens the healthy masculine and feminine energies 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.

Three highly accomplished facilitators will share, inspire, guide and bring light to the shadows where our power awaits to be reclaimed in a full week residential retreat in a beautiful location in the Yarra Valley. You will receive guidance and hands on experience in the areas of: emotional release, voice dialogue, neurological reprogramming, conscious communication, rituals of initiation, energy tracking 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!


Total Price includes two components that need to be added together – 1). Training fee + 2). Separate food & accom fee
For example – Super early bird rate with dorm accomodation and food is $ 2250 ($1550 + $ 700).


Super Early Bird – $ 1550 + food & accom ***SOLD OUT***(Limited places at this rate. Deposit due by 30th June. Balance due by 1st Oct or place may be transferred to another if close to capacity).
Early Bird – $ 1650 + food & accom (Limited spaces at this rate. Deposit duel by 31st August. Balance due by 1st Oct or place may be transferred to another if close to capacity).
Full Price – $ 1850 + food & accom (Total cost must be paid in full by 1st Oct or place may be transferred to another if close to capacity).
Repeats: $ 950 + food & accom ***SOLD OUT***
Young Adult (16-25 year olds): $ 1200 + food & accom
Assistants and Youth Assistants: $ 550 + food & accom (assistants must have already completed Level 1)

2). Food and Accomodation Prices: ALL PRICES ARE IN AUD – AUSTRALIAN $
There will be 3 delicious, healthy meals per day. Vegetarian and vegan options are included. Please let us know if you have special needs.

All accomodation options are in dorm style accomodation.
Camping & Full Board – $ 600 (limited camping available)
Dorm (6 share in 8 bed dorm) & full board – $ 700
Triple (3 share in 6 bed dorm) & full board – $ 800 (limited availability)
Twin Share (2 share in 6 bed dorm) & full board – $ 900 (limited availability) Twin share allocated to couples first and then on a first come, first served basis.
Please advise preferred accomodation when paying deposit.

$500 deposit required to secure your spot (payment details below).


The deposit is strictly non-refundable. If for some reason you become unable to attend, your payment may be eligible for use by you at a future ISTA training being held in Australia minus an administration fee of $ 150, provided you give minimum notice of 60 days before the event start date.

No further transfers are possible within 60 days of the event start date, and the deposit will be kept in full.

Transfers to another person are ONLY considered on a case-by-case basis and will incur an administration fee.

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.

To book in please send a $ 500 deposit to the account below and send an email to melbourneista@gmail.com confirming deposit paid. Registration information will be provided by return email.

When making payment, use your full name as the reference to help us match payments, and make sure to send email confirming payment.

Payments to:
Sean O’ Faolain
BSB – 063169
A/C No – 10177850

To register or for more information contact us on: melbourneista@gmail.com


This life changing transformational intensive focuses on allowing, through clear consciousness, the integration of all aspects of our Being; mind, body, sexuality, emotions and spirit. The deep transformation comes through reconnecting with our personal power by clearing the physical and emotional body of shame, guilt and fear related to our sexuality and authenticity.

Spiritual… Sexual ….Shamanic … each of these three areas carry enormous potential for liberation, freedom, love and joy. But they can also have a shadow and represent misuse of power. 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. You will receive information, guidance and lots of experiential practice around self love, boundaries, consent, emotional release, voice dialogue, neurological reprogramming, shamanic tools, owning one’s desires, the ability to manifest, accessing and speaking from your contra-sexual self (i.e gender opposite), conscious communication, ancient rituals of healing/initiation and powerful sexual clearing/activation processes.

This intensive is a well-designed and well-honed programme that unfolds within a powerful group process based on safety, trust, unconditional love, intimacy and acceptance of what is arising. By the end of the week, you will feel more in touch with your body, more aliveness and presence, more aware of your patterns and 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.

The level 1 is a safe container for:

The opportunity to stop, feel and take a look at yourself in a whole new way, whatever your life situation may be. This is an opportunity to wake up to your life.

An invitation to take risks, meet and explore your edges.

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 and belief patterns of others and society.

A view into where your inner masculine and inner feminine may be immature, unhealthy or at war. It will guide you to bring them back towards union, love and integration. This is huge!

An invitation to reconnect to and learn to love your emotional body and heart power…as well as your physical self.

A vision of your Energy Being, with skills that allow you to dance with this energy body alongside your physical body.

The ability to seek wisdom from your body and heart, instead of your mind.

Powerful opportunities for healing core wounds.

A reminder of how to love yourself, to feel the healing power of pleasure, with ways to expand your sexuality and orgasmic potential.

The deep understanding that sexuality and spirituality are one.

Opportunities for deep healing around lost love, sexuality, grief, self love and mother and father wounds.

A spotlight on how culture, religion and society has kept us from expressing who we really are.

Powerful rituals that bring deep healing and power reclamation.

An opportunity to consider what your life might look like, if it was not controlled by society’s expectations, ego, family, fear, shame and guilt.

The knowledge of what it truly is to be a sovereign being.


Life’s core experiences and wounds are universal. They touch and affect individuals of all ages, cultures, backgrounds and race. Thousands of people on 5 continents have attended the ISTA trainings and have been radically changed for the better by uncovering reactive patterns and wounds and transforming them into conscious ways of being. All ages are welcome, from 18 to 100, couples and individuals, all backgrounds and professions, sexual orientations and paths, gender identities, religions, races and nationalities.

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. Some are interested in the professions of Sacred Sexual Practitioner or Sexuality Educator. The greater mix of prior experiences the richer the training.


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 (free to choose) and the facilitators will help you navigate what is authentic for you. If it is your truth, it is possible to complete the entire training experience without touching another person or taking your clothes off.


We are so often at the precipice of something we have wanted to do, embody or achieve…… and we remain at the proverbial edge of the cliff, peering over the side, looking at the unknown below, searching with our mind for the answers. 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 and your spirit knew it was time to change? In this training you will come to a point where you can choose, completely, resolutely and 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 ISTA facilitators are looking forward to meeting you in Love, Power, and Freedom.


November 18, 2019
November 24, 2019
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