Welcome to the first ever transformational International School of Temple Arts (ISTA) training in Tasmania!
ISTA is raising consciousness and sexuality education across the globe and is finally growing roots in the fertile ground of Tasmania.
This powerful week long training provides the essential teachings and experiences that restore to us the type of education we should have had around our sexuality, our emotions and our relationships with the masculine and feminine.
Spiritual. Sexual. Shamanic. Each of these three areas alone carry enormous charge for shadow and misuse of power as well as potential for liberation, freedom, love and joy. Together, integrated, we begin to see what it means to be awake, empowered, in community and in service as love in the world.
WHAT IS COVERED IN THE TRAINING
The training runs for eight days beginning with embodiment practices, followed by full days of rituals and exercises.
Activities include hands on practice and coaching around the use and implementation of seven powerful tools including emotional release, aspecting, voice dialogue, neurological reprogramming, exploration into ethics and boundaries and introduction of rituals of initiation.
This revolutionary life empowerment course also supports participants to masterfully direct their primal and sexual nature so that they can more deeply embody a fully integrated, respectful and vibrant relationship with themselves and others.
Central to this are presence, awareness, personal empowerment, emotional intelligence, sexual wholeness, and a lifestyle which honours the interconnectedness of all things. Acknowledging and embracing one’s shadow (or un-integrated psychological material) is the cornerstone of this work.
ISTA Level 1 is a safe container that will allow, invite and offer you:
• 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 glorious 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.
WHO IS THE TRAINING FOR
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.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
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.
No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary to attend. Those with previous experience are warmly welcomed, as they add to the power of the field.
Please note that some of the content in the ISTA trainings and exercises is of spiritual and sexual nature.
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 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.
It is your responsibility as a sovereign being to make the most appropriate decisions for yourself and that what happens to you during the group, training or outside of session processes stays under your control and the ISTA teachers, session givers and organisers are not in any way held responsible.
You are also responsible in regards to your previously existing relationships or agreements and can seek advice from a facilitator during the training should you feel at any time uncomfortable with any of the exercises or interactions within the group.
WHAT IS ISTA
ISTA is a growing organism with global roots.
ISTA is part of a global transformational movement where human consciousness is being opened to its source as love.
In particular ISTA works with spirituality and sexuality as two expressions of the life force. Our vision is a world where humans have a peaceful, delightful, shameless, fearless and loving relationship with their own bodies, sexuality, emotions, hearts, minds and spirit.
For more information, see: www.schooloftemplearts.org
Dawn Cherie Ezrahi is part of the lead faculty in ISTA. Her work is focused on enlivening women and men to live love at their great power, using methods of movement, ritual and theater. In the last years she became passionate about healing women of their shame around their sexuality and moon time, helping them to uncover their inner sacred jewel.
Stephanie Phillips is an ISTA faculty member who initiates groups with Tantric and shamanic practices, pattern reframing and emotional release work. This is the one place where your arousal and sexual power is welcome and celebrated, as an integral part of your transformation. She GOES there, to awaken a higher resonance and your open-hearted power! She applies modalities of self awareness including Mindfulness, Gestalt therapy, movement meditation, dance expression, humanistic psychology, NLP, shadow work, conscious sexuality and the healing arts.
Regan Pryor is an ISTA faculty member who has moved through an intensive investigation into the realms of relating, the domains of the corporate and creative industries as well as organic farming and permaculture lifestyle. After a deep calling to integrate his life experience and share more with the world through his men’s group and circle work, he discovered two great avenues to express his soul gifts and uplift and inspire the beings he came into contact with; Sacred sexuality and Youth work. Regan has run retreats holding space for youth work, week-long intensives, shamanic circles, sacred sexuality retreats and workshops, as well as festivals and community activities.
The training will be held at the Woodfield Lodge, located 30 minutes north of Hobart. Nestled within a sweeping valley of Tasmanian bushlands with natural sclerophyll forest, creek, dam and grass lands.
Accommodation includes shared cabins (sleep 8 per cabin) with ensuites.
Separate self contained units are an additional $35 per person per night. Please advise if you would like this option on the registration form.
A dedicated chef will be on site preparing fresh, delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
When you register, please advise whether you have dietary requirements.
SECURE YOUR PLACE
Step 1: Payment
You total costs include tuition, food and accommodation. These prices have been broken down below. Please add
Component 1: Tuition costs (all in Australian dollars)
Price $1,850 + food and accommodation (see below)
Repeat Price $950 + food and accommodation (see below)
Young Adult (16-25 year olds) $1,200 + food and accommodation (see below)
Assistants (see application link further below) $550 + food and accommodation (see below)
Component 2: Food and accommodation costs for 7 nights and 8 days (all in Australian dollars)
$800 for shared cabins (8 people) with ensuites
$1,045 for self contained unit (there are 8 separate rooms available with multiple beds)
To secure your place, either pay your full payment or a deposit of $500 to the following bank account. Use your full name as the reference to help us match payments.
Account name The Freequency
BSB 313 140
Account number 12161805
If you need to make a PayPal payment this is possible on request but not preferred. If this is essential it will incur an additional fee according to PayPal’s rates. Use the ‘pay family/friend’ option to minimise transaction fees.
Send your PayPal payment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment plans are available upon request. Send an email to email@example.com for further details.
Once you have paid for your place, please fill out the training questionnaire at:
We are creating a powerful container for this first ever ISTA training in Tasmania and are looking for dedicated ISTA graduates who are responsible for the culture of the training.
They set the tone for the training and are the first point of call for participants who require support.
If you are interested in assisting, please apply for your position before 30 September by completing this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15xxuLV6oiJiEMQHMgS2qspTD3SJnGGS-rXku0URDmRs/edit
If you have any questions you can contact your organiser Anatolia Hecate at: