Spiritual, Sexual, Shamanic Initiation, ISTA Level 2

Feb 5- 11, 2020

Pahoa, near Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii

This training is for you if…

You are curious about who you are beyond the personal.
You live in the spiritual world and are on some level afraid to BE HERE
You have forgotten you are an infinite being and need reminding that you are in fact pure limitless potentiality itself
You long for a deep real and authentic connection with your divinity and wish to connect to and share who you are from that space.
You struggle with the blood and guts of life and want to die to all that is causing you pain in your life.

This training is only for those who are ready to burn in the fire of their own love. It is not for the faint of heart.

It is for those who can no longer live a lie and want to truly die for love.

Spiritual, Sexual, Shamanic

Are you ready to go deeper into your true nature?
Come join us on a unique permaculture intentional community farm for the International School of Temple Arts, Level 2 training, a powerful dive into the mysteries of your being. 
This training follows an ISTA Level 1 training in the same location just beforehand,
with the nearby Hawaii Tantra Festival in between the ISTA trainings!
Through a beautiful synthesis of neurological re-wiring, ancient tantric practice, and shamanism, we will journey together into the mysteries.
The Level 2 training deepens the experience of level 1, allows for more hands on practice with some of the tools and techniques taught and provides a alchemical container for transformation through group practice, ritual and meditation.
Level 1 (SSS Ex) begins its work once the decision is made that this is the way we actually want to live and not just a peak experience on a workshop.
Level 2 however, guides the participant through a series of self – initiations that say goodbye to old patterns of relating and anchor the identity in the deep self that is already free, inherently loving and dynamically creative in the world.
You are invited to unfold your potential with international teachers Janine Ma-Ree, Ellie Wilde and Rex McCann for this profound initiation.

The SSSIN Training uses:


  • Ritual
  • Breathwork
  • Group Process
  • Active Meditation
  • Emotional Release
  • Hands-On-Healing
  • Guided Visualisations
  • Subtle Energy Processes
  • Conscious Communication
  • Realise who you are beyond your personality

  • Release fears of being really present in this world
  • Increase multidimensional awareness
  • Remember you are an infinite being of pure limitless potentiality
  • Expand your capacity for pleasure
  • Celebrate sex positive community

The People

Thousands of people all over the world have benefited hugely from this training over the past 11 years. You could be the next to receive the benefits!
Join with other motivated individuals from a diverse background of experiences to create an intensely-satisfying learning journey, that will significantly impact your personal life, profession & direction.
Attendees include those from the various spiritual/sexual paths of celibacy, monogamy, and polyamory. All gender expressions are welcome. Couples or singles of any sexual preference may attend. The entire course is designed to support all individuals to find, feel, claim, and express their highest Life/Self expression.

The Retreat

This is a powerful immersion experience that 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.
This retreat offers even more than the usual 6 night, 7 day training! 

You might choose to stay longer as a guest in the community and have your own personal tropical adventure, or come early to adjust to the time zone, go to SSSEX Level 1, or the Hawaii Tantra Festival!

What are the three Initiations of Level 2?

The Shamanic initiation
– Its core is death and rebirth. This overcomes the fear of death in the base chakra and also sets the shaman apart from the tribe in order to serve the tribe in a special way.
It is an essential component to the integration of sexual and spiritual worlds because it results in the transcendence of ego and the dedication of ones awakened powers to the collective.
The result is Power.
The Sensual Initiation
- The rituals in Level 1 awaken a deeper relationship with our primal energies.
In Level 2 we explore the unification of our masculine and feminine, conscious and sacred union.
The result is Love.
The Spiritual Initiation
– Meditation training and essential identity inquiry open us into our primordial awareness and provide a taste of sunyata or the void experience.
An overnight invocatory temple combined with a personal vision quest where each individual has an opportunity for deeper levels of their being to be contacted, honored and integrated.
The result is Presence.

Introduction to ISTA Video

Learn about what ISTA offers in this introductory video!

The Experience

What happens during this week?

This week 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.
This provides us with 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.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

The Facilitators

Janine Ma-Ree

Lead Facilitator

Red Earth Temple, Australia
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Janine spent a large part of her life on an ascendent spiritual path. When she finally listened to her soul crying out, beyond a place she could understand, she let go of her fear stories, and opened to the mystery of the dark and the path of descent. Descent into the body, into the dark recesses of her womb and into the earth. Integrating the dark has brought her home to herself.

Janine has a passion for the feminine mysteries, the holy dark and the path of the mystic. She works with the  womb as the source of feminine power, and a portal to the earth and cosmic wombs. She experiences the womb as the mystery, the web of life, infinite love and the authentic feminine voice, holding codes, that when activated, show us the way home, to ourselves and to the beloved.

A few years ago Janine founded Red Earth Temple, a living temple of activated wild land. The land is her teacher, her muse and co creator. The acres of Red Earth, combined with the womb canyon thru the centre, and the Wild Innocence of the untamed bush, create a potent shamanic field for deep immersion, ritual and session work.

She offers Shamanic Womb Journeys, Immersion days, private sessions, facilitates as lead faculty, and serves on Governance at International School of Temple Arts.

Ad Dip App Sc (Nat), post graduate courses in Bioenergetic Medicine, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Hawaiian School of Tantra, Shamanic Temple Arts, Sacred Sexuality and Sexual healing, Pomegranate Grove Priestesshood Sacred Mystery School and Initiation Centre.


Rex McCann

Co Facilitator

 Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
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A native New Zealander with a global heart, Rex McCann has been leading transformational programs with men and women for 25 years. Founder of Essentially Men, www.essentiallymen.net the ground breaking mens work of Aotearoa New Zealand, co-founder of the Heart Politics Gatherings and author of Fatherless Sons (Harper Collins) and On Their Own (Finch) he is trained in group work, psychodrama, expressive therapies, co counseling and has a masters in Social Ecology.

His experience has been honed from working extensively with groups in all kinds of settings from the wilderness to corporations, prisons to ashrams, and anywhere in the community people are showing up for wisdom. Over his life he has explored diverse mystery traditions, shamanistic practices and spiritual enquiry.

Rex has stopped trying to improve himself...instead he has turned to loving the life force that is living him, which includes embodying the joy and transformative power of sexuality. He has moved into teaching with ISTA because his delight is to share community with kindred souls on this journey of loving life and he is drawn to contribute to the powerful transmission and embodied teachings that are evolving here.

Ellie Wilde

Co Facilitator

Auckland/Tauranga, , New Zealand
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Wild child, Essex girl, Tantrika, Sexual Shaman, Poet, Artist, and Mother - Ellie Wilde has been exploring the field of Tantra and Conscious Sexuality personally for the last 20 years and professionally for the last 7.

A Certified Sexological Body worker and Somatic Sex Coach she has trained with the Institute of Somatic Sexology, Chuloquai Quodoshka, and the late World-renowned Women’s Sexuality teacher – Shakti Malan, Ellie also has extensive training and is a faculty member with the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA).

Based in New Zealand Ellie teaches a range of trainings and workshops both nationally and internationally for men, women and couples. She also has a successful private practice at her home in Mt Maunganui - Bay of Plenty NZ where she offers empowerment and coaching sessions and deep immersions for individuals and couples.

Ellie brings a depth of realness, and authenticity into her facilitation, and it is her personal story from abuse to sexual empowerment that passionately inspires her to support others with their intimate quest for liberation.

“I create spaces and places for people to explore , desire, fantasy, pleasure, intimacy, authenticity, being real, and much more. I help people come home to themselves, let go of baggage, and societal roles, demands and conditioning.. some people have called what I do re-wilding...I think its just simply giving people the space to be who they are once they let go of who they are not.”