Spiritual, Sexual, Shamanic Initiation ISTA Level 2

Nov 11-18- 2022

Vernonia, near Portland OR, USA

This training is for you if…

You are ready to die to who you have been until now and who others have shaped you to be.
You want to embrace and integrate the 'light' and 'dark' within.
You are curious about who you are beyond the personal self.
You live in the spiritual world and are on some level afraid to BE HERE in this body.
You want to see, love, reclaim or dissolve the shadow parts of your being.
You feel a disconnection or fear around the natural wilder animal part of yourself.
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.

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 in a beautiful rural retreat center for the International School of Temple Arts, Level 2 training, a powerful dive into the mysteries of your being. 
ISTA Level 2 is a week-long immersion experience that anchors the peak experiences of Level 1 into a decisive way of living... AND it is a whole different journey in its own right.
Level 2 adds a whole new dimension to the power of living this life with integration of Level 1 in your heart and body ... by expanding to the soul, source, spirit, animal, light, dark and the multifaceted shamanic beings that we really are.
Level 2 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.

What are the three Initiations of Level 2?

The Level 2 provides a alchemical container for transformation through group practice, ritual and meditation.
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 Sexual Initiation
- The awakening of a deeper relationship with our sexual energies, founded in Level 1, is broadened to provide keys to integrate deeper levels beyond the personal self.
In Level 2 we explore transpersonal sacred containers that facilitate the unification of masculine and feminine, angelic and animal aspects allowing the alignment of soul and void.
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.
Each individual has an opportunity for deeper levels of their being to be contacted, honored and integrated.
The result is Presence.

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.

The Experience

What happens during this week?

If Level 1 is the journey of reclaiming, expanding & healing the personal self, Level 2 is the journey of reclaiming, expanding & healing the soul level of your being and your connection to source. 
This week is a deep dive into transpersonal transmissions and experiences in the art of shamanic death and rebirth, an empowered choice to let go of that that no longer serves. 
From this place of surrender journeying with the shadow , calling in your power, melting and integrating the light and dark aspects, healing the rift of the soul and human animal.
It will provide an opportunity to take a self initiated step ... to shift your awareness and identity into the soul, while loving and embracing the human being that you also are. Do you feel a deep call in your heart or belly to become the source of our own life, love and empowered expression in the world. 
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.


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.

A Note - Lead Faculty Elaine Young 

"My personal journey is the reason I facilitate these trainings, for me they are by far the most effective weeklong personal transformational experience I have encountered. I want to share the possibility of living from a place of authenticity, sovereignty, soul purpose, freedom, love and power with as many people as I can.

All our journeys are different … your life may not in any way resemble mine, that’s reality. We are all a unique product of our souls, family, genetics and environment but many of us are hurting, stuck, disconnected, in denial, lack satisfaction with life, feeling lost, trapped, confused or somehow knowing we are not fully honoring our true deeper being that wants to live fully with authenticity, presence and passion."

The Facilitators

Elaine Yonge

Lead Facilitator

Sometimes described by those who experience her work as a Celtic blend of a Breathworker,  Bodyworker, Spiritual Sexologist and Somatic Scientist.  There is an alchemy to Elaine’s work that arises from her training in older lineage traditions as a Tantra Educator and a Shamanic Minister; merged and complemented by the modern lineages of Certified Sexological Bodywork, Certified Breathwork Facilitator and her 20 years of clinical practice as a Medical Scientist.  She is a Lead Faculty member of The International School of Temple Arts ISTA.

Elaine works around the globe, often in 10 or more countries a year. She is based in London and when home, she offers private client sessions and events.  Her passion lies in integrating sexuality & spirituality via the body, mind and soul energies using practical experiential learning and deep transformation ritual space. Her work serves love, freedom, power, pleasure, orgasmic potential and self love.

Some of her tools include Tantric practices, body de-armouring, Shamanic Breathwork, Ritual, somatic sexology, emotional release, consent and boundaries, working with shame,  guilt & grief, moving through childhood wounding, cultural/religious conditioning.


Crystal Dawn Morris

Co- Facilitator

Crystal Dawn Morris is an ISTA Lead Facilitator, Tantra Teacher/Coach and Spiritual Midwife. She has been teaching Tantra for Awakening since 2007 and founded an online school, TantraVersity.com in 2018. Crystal is known for her warmth, enthusiasm and ability to create a safe space where magic unfolds. Her events and courses support the recognition of Truth in every aspect of life, from the mundane to the mystical. Embodiment of the True Self reveals the “field of being” that is available in every moment. This recognition creates a sense of ease, vitality and well-being. She lives in Sedona, AZ USA where offers coaching in-person, over the phone and via Zoom.

Crystal Dawn’s Tantra studies began in 1989 after she had a spontaneous kundalini awakening that changed her life. Her formal Tantra studies began in 2003 with Margot Anand, author of The Art of Sexual Ecstasy and founder of Sky Dancing TantraCrystal Dawn was a certified Sky Dancing Tantra Teacher from 2007-2014.

She began studying shamanism for her personal healing in 1985. She had a shamanic healing practice from 1995 to 2005. She has studied with Venus Rising Institute, The Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Sandra Ingerman and numerous Native Medicine People since 1992. She is a Certified Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator and Shamanic Minister.

She spent over 20 years working in women’s health as an RN, Nurse-Midwife, and NP. She is committed to planetary awakening through ISTA, meditation, self-inquiry, Tantra, Shamanic Breathwork, sacred sexuality and the arts.

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Frank Mondeose


A contemporary voice on Love, Eros & Relating, Frank Mondeose embodies both play and pray, which is reflected on his YouTube web series “The Spiritual Playboy”.

Lead faculty with ISTA, the International Schools of Temple Arts, co-founder of ReMENber Brotherhood Journey, Shamanic Minister with Venus Rising Association for Transformation and creator of the lifestyle brand Monde Osé, Frank has touched the hearts, and minds of many, whether it be through tantalizing their imaginations at his multi-sensorial events, to inspirational interactions that have navigated people to accessing their personal power.

Frank holds an unapologetic, no-nonsense container. It is a space to step out of one’s comfort zone, and meet their edges in a compassionately ruthless manner.

Frank is currently teaching Sexual Shamanism in over 10 countries including Canada, United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Iceland, England, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Israel and Turkey.

Learn more about him at

Web Series:
The Daring World Podcast: