Spiritual, Sexual, Shamanic Experience, Level 1

Jan 24-30, 2020

Pahoa, near Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii

Are you ready for a real transformation in your life?
If you are ready to radically enliven your sexuality and dive deep into the heart of your wild erotic nature, then join us.
Through a beautiful synthesis of neurological re-wiring, ancient tantric practice, and shamanism, we will activate the powerful life force that is dwelling in your body.

In the safety of our temple you will:

  • Claim your erotic birthright to passion and pleasure
  • Release fear, guilt and shame around sexuality
  • Learn incredible tools and information that will enable you to use creative energy for regeneration, manifestation and spiritual transformation
This powerful 6 night 7 day training is being held on a permaculture community farm, near warm ponds and recent lava flows on Big Island, Hawaii!
You are invited to unfold your potential with international teachers Rex Rafiq, Diana Prem Shakti and Regan Pryor for this profound initiation.
This revolutionary life empowering course supports learning masterful direction of our primal life force, potency and power!   Come deepen and embody a more respectful and vibrant relationship with yourself and others.

Spiritual, Sexual, Shamanic

Each of these three areas alone carry enormous 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 action in your world.
Can you imagine what it would be like to live at your optimal, efficient, vibrant, connected, and integrated state?
Together, integrated, we begin to see what it means to be awake, empowered in community, and in service as Love in the world!
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 SSSEX Training uses:


  • Ritual
  • Breathwork
  • Group Process
  • Active Meditation
  • Emotional Release
  • Hands-On-Healing
  • Guided Visualisations
  • Subtle Energy Processes
  • Conscious Communication
  • Realise 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

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 awakens the healthy masculine and feminine energies and brings them into sacred relationship in the heart of each participant. It 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 adventure, or come early to adjust to the time zone!

Introduction to ISTA Video

Learn about what ISTA offers in this introductory video!

You will receive coaching and hands on experience in the areas of:

*Emotional release,
*Working with inner aspects of yourself,
*Neurological reprogramming,
*Conscious communication,
*Energy awareness,
*Exploration into boundaries,
*Rituals of initiation
*And a powerful sexual clearing and activation process. 

The Experience

This training is aimed at people who are dedicated to evolving personal and planetary consciousness. Together as a group and as humanity as a whole, we play our part in c0-creating heaven on earth.
Central to this intention is full presence, personal & transpersonal awareness, personal empowerment, emotional intelligence, sexual health & wholeness, and a lifestyle which honors the interconnectedness of all things.
The journey of embracing one’s shadow is one of the key cornerstones & methods of personal transformation, liberation & expanded potential that will be explored in this training.
No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary. Individuals and couples with previous experience are welcomed. The greater mix of prior experiences, the richer the training!

The Facilitators

Rex McCann

Lead Facilitator

Auckland, , Aotearoa New Zealand
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A native New Zealander with a global heart, Rex McCann has been leading transformational programmes 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.

His outer world expressions have been diverse - from a young hunter living in the wilderness, to activism, street theatre, trainer, community catalyst and group leadership. He has a solid reputation for leading potent rites of passage and known for his wise and playful style and ability to hold people with love while they shed their skin.

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.

Diana Prem Shakti

Co Facilitator

Bogota, , Colombia

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Diana Prem Shakti was born in Bogota in 1979. She studied psychology at the University of Los Andes. She specialized in transpersonal psychology in Sasana, both institutions in Bogota, Colombia. She has a master's degree in systemic family therapy from the University of Bedfordshire and a specialization in therapy through art from the IATE London Institute for Art Therapy and Education, both in England. In 2003 she started as a sannyasin of Osho and two years later she began her tantra path in different Buddha fields and with teachers around the world. She studies biodynamic breath work in Osho Multiversity in Puna, India. 

Additionally, she is trained in the latyffa system and Essence work with working with people. She comes from a shamanic background through her grandfather and she started her own journey with inquiring with medicinal plants in 2001. 

She's been a workshop facilitator and therapist for more than 15 years. And more recently she is the author of the book Tantra Teacher with Planeta editorial. Diana Prem Shakti is a mother, lover, daughter and friend but above all, a soul committed to truth and to show up as love in this human land.

Regan Pryor

Co Facilitator

Highden Temple, , New Zealand

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Regan Pryor’s journey has taken him through a deeply embodied and felt sense of the vast spectrum of life experience available to us during these beautiful and challenging times on the earth.

He 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.

From this place of deep realization and connection to his heart calling, Regan set out to run a retreat lodge in the Kaimais mountain range in N.Z. With seven years offering his space and holding space for youth work, week-long intensives, shamanic circles, sacred sexuality retreats and workshops, as well as festivals and community activities.

His passion for inspiring youth as well as his dedication to awakening life force through spiritual, sexual and shamanic practices lead him to a long standing relationship with the International School of Temple Arts (I.S.T.A). Regan is now a member of the I.S.T.A faculty and lives at the Highden Mystery School in Awahuri N.Z.

He is a passionate embodiment practitioner and offers his private sessions and group work from a deep place of integrity and authenticity; applying his deep sense of connection to the earth and his immense love for humanity and passion for awakening and inspiring the inner evolution and landing of the soul in body.