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Thousands of people on 5 continents have attended the 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.


Spiritual, Shamanic - Each of these areas carries enormous potential for freedom, love and joy, as well as for healing & integrating our golden and painful shadow aspects. As we come to know all these aspects, we begin to see what it means to be awake, empowered, in community, and in service as love in the world.

The training focuses on clearing the physical and emotional body of shame, guilt and fear related to authenticity. The deeper transformation comes from reconnecting to your personal power. We  create a fast path to encountering the challenges and gifts of fully owning our own 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. 



The transformation is supported through multiple pathways using the best of the ancient temple arts including the wisdom of Tantra, Taoism, and different traditions of Shamanism. We add to this modern day techniques NLP, bioenergetics, guided visualization, emotional release tools, and conscious touch/ consent skills. The list above includes many, but not all 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.

This event unfolds within a powerful group process based on unconditional love, intimacy and acceptance of what is arising. By the end of this event, you will feel more open, relaxed and present and be more in touch with effortless flow of life, no matter what it looks like.

Safe touch is a part of this training, however, you are always at choice and the facilitators will help you navigate what is authentic for you. Individuals and couples of any preference are welcome to attend. 



Provides essential teachings and experiences that restore to us the type of education we should have had around our emotions and our relationships with the masculine and feminine. This supports the experience of being truly alive and integrated.

This event unfolds within a powerful group process based on unconditional love, intimacy and acceptance of what is arising. Central to this are presence, awareness, personal empowerment, emotional intelligence, wholeness, and a lifestyle which honours the interconnectedness of all things. Acknowledging and embracing one's shadow is the cornerstone of this work. 

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. It gives 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.


Some people take this training for their own personal evolution. Others are interested in exploring how the training adds to their professional life.

Attendees include those from the various spiritual paths and the paths of celibacy, monogamy and polyamory. Couples, individuals, and relationship groups of any formation are welcome, as are individuals of any orientation and gender identity.

No prior knowledge of shamanism  is necessary to attend this retreat. This event is about expanding beyond your comfort zone, while honoring your healthy boundaries.

It 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 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.


"Dearest, Welcome home! Friend, brother, sister. Here you will find the most authentic experience - that what you were seeking and longing for. I promise you. Your life will not be the same after this experience. I know because I went through this just as you are about to do now. This has been the most profound, beautiful, loving, and deep experience I have ever been through. Truly rewarding. Truly loving. Truly real. Deep to the core. So much love. So much tenderness. Wow! The stars are dancing in me right now as I am writing this - into my ending and beginning and my new journey into the world - reborn. Dearest you - I bless you on your journey - and let light shine through all. I love you." (E.S.)

"I'm feeling a profound sense of wholeness unlike anything I've experienced before. I am truly glowing as I write this to you. Since I've done plenty of personal development workshops (yoga, meditation, tantra, esoteric work) but this work in ISTA goes way deeper, into the realms of the physical and emotional body. This work was held in a very safe, mature container and all experiences have truly been sacred. I leave here with great love and permission to me. I am beyond grateful to have participated in this workshop. I can't recommend it more highly. If it calls you, you must sign up. Much love" (Jennifer)

"I thank source for guiding me to this life changing event. I have found keys to doors that I have wished to open my whole life." (Anon)

"The ISTA Level 1 training is pure alchemical magic. Just when I thought there isn´t room for huge growth and transformation in my doors where blown open. I learned, I healed, I grew and I was transformed into a bigger expression of who I am. I have nothing but love and gratitude for this experience and the entire ISTA staff. Life changing." (Kevin)

Read more testimonials on our international website!

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