ISTA LEVEL 1
The Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience
14 - 20 March 2020
DO YOU FEEL LIKE SOMETHING IN YOUR LIFE NEEDS TO SHIFT?
DOES IT FEEL LIKE YOU'RE NOT ACCESSING YOUR FULL POWER?
DOES YOUR CURRENT RELATIONSHIP FEEL LIKE IT NEEDS A REBOOT?
DO YOU KEEP ATTRACTING THE SAME KIND OF PEOPLE INTO YOUR LIFE?
ARE YOU UNABLE TO KEEP THE RELATIONSHIPS YOU REALLY WANT?
If you answered YES then this life-changing retreat is for you!
As humans, our deepest desire is for connection, but when our connection to ourselves is not optimal we can get stuck in repetitive relationship patterns or accepting and tolerating relationships that don’t serve us. Continually living with these kinds of patterns can cause us to feel lost, afraid or powerless.
The 7-day ISTA (Sexual Shamanic Spiritual Experience) Level 1 has been offered to thousands of people across five continents from more than fifteen years. In a safe environment with other people looking to take back power over their lives, graduates from these week-long experiences uncover and heal deep core wounds and reactive patterns. They leave feeling empowered, healed and courageous to take authority of their lives and relationships.
The 7-day ISTA residential experience gives you a space to clear your physical, emotional and mental bodies of shame guilt and fear. We use guided visualisations, emotional release, energy tracking, conscious touch and ceremony to open a doorway into a deeper a knowing of the Self as whole and complete.
CLEAR emotional blocks
HEAL religious and social dogma around sexuality
Heal and identify BOUNDARIES
HEAL relationship heartaches
LET GO of fear, jealousy and competition
OWN your full ability to manifest and create
What you can expect...
A supportive participant/facilitator ratio.
A safe container
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’re looking to regain your power and transform your life, we invite you to join us on the magical Lake Atitlan Guatemala for ISTA Level 1 2020. (Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org)
DON'T spend another day disconnected from your personal power.
DON'T remain stuck in past dramas and traumas.
DON'T limit your capacity for pleasure.
STOP feeling shut down and disconnected.
GET RID of unclear personal boundaries.
ESCAPE a lack of consent and poor communication skills.
- All the training experiences and supplies
- 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)
Prices exclude transport to and from the venue.
Meet the Facilitators
Villa Sumaya, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Guatemala is a jewel in Central America, unknown to most, and we welcome the chance to support your exploration of this beautiful land and its rich culture while journeying deeply on the spiritual, sexual, shamanic path. ISTA has been holding trainings annually in Guatemala since 2012, honoured to be partnering with the world-class eco-retreat Villa Sumaya on the shores of stunning Lake Atitlan. Surrounded by three striking volcanoes and over 1,000 feet deep, this magnificent lake’s beauty is encapsulated in the meaning of the Mayan word Atitlan: “the place where the rainbow gets its colours.
What do Past Participants have to Say?
“This training supported me in coming back to the core of my being. It helped me shed away unnecessary baggage, to reconcile polarities within and empower me to walk in life in a more whole and authentic way. I was highly inspired by the level of love and integrity present during the whole training.”
Melanie Champagne, Guatemala Training 2013
“If you are still resisting taking this training, I can say only one thing. GIVE YOURSELF A CHANCE. A chance to connect with the divine inside you. Balance your feminine and masculine energy, to love and be present – even if it hurts. This training CHANGED MY LIFE. I’m going into the world now free and light, and happy to be part of the great Universe.”
Anonymous, Ireland Training
“An incredible opportunity. It was a deeply, powerfully transformational week for me… both personally and professionally. This second time just went deeper into Love. Again I met so many beautiful souls, some of which are very dear friends now. It’s not just what get from a week like this; it’s what you take to it too, and the gift of seeing that reflected back to you is priceless.”
“For me, this training is the deepest experience I have ever undertaken, and by far the most value. There is so much that could be said to describe the impact of this training on the individual level. Perhaps putting it simply is best. If you want to really show up for yourself, for your precious life, this training is a must.”
AF, Ireland Training
“Imagine the conduit to connect with the part of yourself that you’ve never been allowed to touch. Whole, warm, soft, dance. Touch your passion for real. Talk about generosity. Live shame-free.”
Krystalyn, Guatemala Training 2013
“Don't underestimate yourself and your ability to truly integrate your whole being into a beautiful possibility. You’re worth the time. And certainly deserving of the effort..”
Anonymous, Guatemala Training 2014
Frequently Asked Questions
We are happy to answer all of your questions! Please read through the below FAQs and if we haven't answered your concerns here, please ask your questions here.
Do I have to get naked?
Nudity is not required—you are always at choice. This training is to empower you and support you to be clear with your boundaries. Consent is paramount while the content is designed for more freedom, including the conditioning and judgments we have towards our bodies. Therefore, this training is a clothing optional safe space.
How do I get to the venue?
Airfare is not included in the tuition, please make your own air transportation means to La Aurora International Airport, Guatemala City; and then onto the venue. Detailed instructions will be emailed to registered participants by placing your deposit.
When is the full tuition payment due?
Full payment is due 30 days prior to the training start date. If for some reason you become unable to attend, the non-refundable deposit of $450 USD will be withheld. Flexible payment plans are offered through PayPal Credit.
How will my privacy be protected?
Your privacy is important to us. We will never share your personal information and application with the other participants or the public. The information you provide is solely for the faculty circle of the facilitators and organizers of this training to ensure the training is a success. We understand you may not want people in your life to know you are taking this training and we get it. We create a very safe container for deep processes to unfold and are huge on integrity and confidentiality among the group. The confidentiality agreement is held to it's highest standard and we only accept people who will honor this for themselves and others.
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. No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary to attend this retreat. This event is about expanding beyond your comfort zone, while honoring your healthy boundaries.
Are there any discounts?
Special discounts are available for assistants, youth under 25 years, repeaters, and Latin American residents. Space is limited to ensure a good teacher-student ratio. Registration closes when capacity is reached. For registration or any other question, please contact us here.
What is the refund policy?
www.istaguatemala.com is the authorised coordinator website for the ISTA level 1 and ISTA Level 2 Guatemala trainings and all bookings made through this site go to support the costs of these ISTA events.
A commitment to any of the ISTA Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Trainings is a deep commitment to yourself. It is assumed that, if you feel drawn to these training, it is no accident. Deposits are non-refundable. All other tuition already paid to us will be 100% refunded outside of the deposit minus any transfer fees incurred up until 30 days before a training when 50% is refundable. From 14 days before a training, 25% is refundable.
Please notify us immediately in the event that you find yourself needing additional time to prepare for this unique experience. Also note that bank charges from payments made via PayPal and or international transfers, are the responsibility of the participant. All currency calculations are valid on the date payment is received as listed by xe.com.
What exactly will I be doing at this event?
Each training is unique and does not follow a strict curriculum—the facilitators are trained to listen to the field, the group, and feel into what would best serve your highest-good. Below is a partial list of topics that will be covered...