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 first time in Goa, India. You are invited to unfold your potential with international facilitators Elaine Young, Komala Lyra, Xavier Bouqillard, & Binoy Milton D’souza.
<<<What is the training about?>>>
Spiritual, Sexual, 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 of ourselves, 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 sexuality and authenticity. The deeper transformation comes from reconnecting to your personal power. In exploring sexuality, we create a fast path to encountering the challenges and gifts of fully owning our own power. The 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.
<<<Who takes this training?>>>
Some people take this training for their own personal evolution. Others are interested in exploring how the training adds to their professional life, or 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.
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.
Nudity and intimate touch are optional parts of this training. If it is your truth, it is possible to experience the training without touching another person. 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.
<<<What happens during the training?>>>
Realize that you are love & freedom embodied
Integrate your inner masculine & feminine
Increase multidimensional awareness
Let go of past dramas and traumas
Expand your capacity for pleasure
Celebrate sex positive community
Transform the shadow into an ally
Honor your healthy boundaries
<<<Partial list of topics covered>>>
Intentions, invocation & the art of Ritual
Authenticating the moment, showing up, power & presence
Creating and holding sacred space
Identifying needs, creating safety, & emotional support & practice
Boundaries & personal empowerment
Giver/Receiver practice & responsibility
Moving from transference & projection to authenticity & sovereignty
Self-consciousness, maturing your awareness, monitoring the ego
making and keeping agreements
Personal/collective sexual wounds, shadow & abuse
Monitoring & owning feelings, power & practice
Healthy & unhealthy masculine & feminine dynamics
Fear, jealousy & competition
Embodying the divine masculine & feminine in the full range of archetypes
Integration of your inner masculine & feminine energies
Sacred Relationship/Sacred Marriage
Owning our humanity, desires & the ability to manifest
Contra-sexual awareness & gender play (inner masc/fem coupling)
Clearing emotional blocks/the wounded healer
Training in sexual, shamanic practices
Breath-work, rebirthing, conception history
The biology of transformation & the molecules of emotion
Anchoring, grounding & sustaining healing change
Healing religious & social dogma & sexuality
Control and fear, suspicion around pleasure
Releasing judgment /finding the path to love
Empathic listening & touch
Session demonstrations & sacred tantric temple practices
Male & female sacred spot
Erotic bodywork & kundalini activation
The investment below includes tuition, food, and accommodation (in Euros). Pay a deposit of 450 Euros to secure your place at the bottom of the page. Pay the rest of the investment no later than Jan 5, 2018:
- Foundational Group (First 12 places) – 1300 Euros
- Early Bird (12 places) – 1425 Euros
- Regular – 1550 Euros
- Repeater or Indian Citizens demonstrating need (3 places available) – 975 Euros
- Young Adult (16 – 23 year olds) – (3 places available) – 1110 Euros
Limited places to ensure a good facilitator-participant ratio. Registrations will close when capacity is reached.
See Refund Policy below for information about refunds.
Pay the deposit at the bottom of the page. On registering, you will be sent an email with a welcome letter. Pay the rest of the investment for the training no later than no later than Jan 5, 2018.
For questions, mail Binoy Milton (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 in beach cabanas on a twin sharing basis. As places are limited, we recommend you book by paying the deposit for the training as early as possible.
Goa is warm and sunny in February. Goa has been the mythical, magical Bohemia since the hippy flower children landed on the shores of Goa is the late 1960s. Our location for the training is close to Arambol beach, in the far north of Goa. In essence, Arambol is still a small village with it’s own charm. Since the 60s, Arambol has evolved into
a welcoming community of locals, tourists
and long-term visitors, where peace and love prevail. It attracts creators in different forms – artists, musicians, dancers, movers, thinkers, bodyworkers, painters co-creating vibrantly to support the emergence of a more evolved paradigm of consciousness.
You can fly into any of the the major metro cities of India (for example – Mumbai or Delhi), and then fly onwards to Goa. Alternatively, you can fly direct to Goa (Dabolim airport) with charter flights companies from different parts of Europe and the Middle East during the tourist season in Goa (Nov – March). For example, Monarch Airlines offers direct flights from London Gatwick and Manchester, and Thomsonfly offers direct flights from East Midlands, Gatwick and Manchester from November to March. Get a pre-paid taxi from the airport to North Goa (Arambol).
Details of the venue are sent to you in the Welcome Letter that you can download after paying the deposit. The training begins at 2 pm on Feb 12, 2018.
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 150 E will be withheld and the rest of the *deposit* amount is transferable to another ISTA training.
No refunds of deposit after Dec 25, 2017.
<<<Who are the facilitators?>>>
Elaine Young (Lead Facilitator)
Elaine is a Sexuality, Tantra, Shamanic Breathwork & Bodywork Facilitator and Guide. She facilitates events for ISTA and her own offerings in London and overseas. Elaine has a busy private client practice in London.
Elaine utilises skills from more traditional Tantra, Shamanism, Transformational Somatic Sexological Bodywork and Breathwork. She loves to work with the integration of sexuality & spirituality , the body, the mind and the soul energies. Elaine’s work with clients often begins with reonnecting them to their body and their sexual energy. She longs to support clients to live life as emotionally and sexually expressive beings.
Her work includes sexuality issues, lack of libido, orgasm & self pleasuring, understanding and changing unhealthly sexual /relationship patterning, genital somatic clearing of pain or disconnection, freeing oneself from shame and guilt around sexuality, consent and boundaires, working with the emotional body including childhood wounding, cultural and religious conditioning, grief healing and transformation through shamanic breathwork journeying.
More info – www.thetantricshaman.com
Komala Lyra (Co-facilitator)
Komala’s life has been adventurous, living & learning around the planet, sharing Ayurveda-Yoga-Tantra as one path.
She shares the experience of the body as a channel for consciousness, integrating sensuality and sexuality as a natural expression of boy-heart-soul. In a spontaneous and intuitive way, she invites daring to move beyond limitations, touching the space of freedom where love is our nature…Her unique presentations awaken core life force, and activate essential power.
Her gifts embrace refined skills, sharp intuition, clarity, gentleness, and mystical experiential resources. She invites intimacy with ourselves, while igniting awareness in all aspects of relating. Her presence inspires others through dance, touch, healing, aliveness, meditative awareness, and deep silence.
Komala has over 30 years experience offering workshops, retreats and educational programs internationally. She is the creator of Ayurveda Mandala and Ayurveda-Yoga-Tantra programs, has authored several books, is a professional member of NAMA (National Ayurveda Medical Association, USA), certified Panchakarma educator by the Ayurveda Institute (Albuquerque, NM, USA), has been part of Osho Multiversity and Mystery School faculty (in India and USA) for over 15 years.
Presently, she is co-creating a retreat place in Alto Paraiso de Goias, at the center of Brazil – her birthplace.
More info – www.ayurvedayogatantra.com
Binoy Milton Dsouza (Co-facilitator)
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. He creates containers for that process in groups, and also works one-on-one.
Binoy is the creator of the Love Movement Evolution and the Its Cold Up North Dance Tango Projects. He is a dancer, a warrior of love, a stand-up and sit down comedian in training, a student of life, & an apprentice faculty at ISTA, the International school of the Temple Arts. Read about his journey here:
More info – http://lovemovementevolution.com
Xavier Bouquillard (Co-facilitator)
“Living a sacred life with clear loving intention as a constant choice.“
Xavier is a powerful Love Warrior dedicating his life to being a channel through which Love can manifest. He practices everyday with many different tools and modalities to continually deepen into his capacity. With full presence and gratitude and leading by example Xavier is working to heal and teach in the areas of presence, sexuality, relating and the power of the divine masculine and feminine. Studying as much as possible and being in service on a daily basis.
Born in France in the 70s, Xavier now lives in Byron Bay Australia where he surfs, gardens and works on his life mission. Over the years he has studied with many teachers and masters. Moving into his own unique practices and techniques, he has recently begun offering them publicly in the form of counseling sessions, tantric healing massages, Holographic kinetics, Reiki, coaching and training.
More info – www.aryasunshine.com
About the organizer – Love Movement Evolution
A global cultural movement integrating consciousness, love, & sexuality. Past events, including trainings, retreats, gatherings, and immersions have been organized in Denmark, Sweden, India (Goa & Delhi), Bali & Brazil.
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