Spiritual, Sexual, Shamanic Experience, Level 1

Near Portland, OR, USA

Is it time to really shift your energy to a new state of being?
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 7 day training is located at a lovely, secluded retreat in the countryside near Portland, OR, surrounded by tall forests and nestled in a lush valley.
You are invited to unfold your potential with international teachers Laurie Handlers, Frank Mondeose, Javi Martinez and Stacy Lynn 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!
We will require strict protocols to maintain the COVID safety of our in person event, including asking for self quarantine beforehand, testing two days before, and testing as we arrive. 

The SSSEX Training uses:

Ritual
Breathwork
Group Process
Active Meditation
Emotional Release
Hands-On-Healing
Guided Visualisations
Subtle Energy Processes
Conscious Communication
     To:
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 since 2007. 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.

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.
No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary and people with previous experience are welcomed. The greater mix of prior experiences, the richer the training!

The Experience

This training is aimed at people who are dedicated to evolving consciousness, so together as a group and as humanity as a whole, we play our part in heaven on earth.
Central to this is full presence, personal & transpersonal awareness, personal empowerment, emotional intelligence, sexual health & wholeness, and a lifestyle which honors the interconnectedness of all things. Embracing one’s shadow is one of the cornerstones & methods of personal transformation, liberation & expanded potential.

Self Responsibility

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

Laurie Handlers

Co-Lead Facilitator

Laurie Handlers www.LaurieHandlers.com is a sex and happiness coach. She is an educator, movie producer, radio show host, and author. She holds a Masters in Education and a Bachelor's in Psychology and Sociology. Her career includes over thirty years as a corporate change consultant, individual empowerment coach and international seminar leader. She’s a dynamic speaker, facilitator and has taught transformational workshops for women, men, couples, singles, parents and teens since 1978. She specializes in communication techniques and secrets that are the basis of healing the body, releasing past emotional trauma, stopping the aging process, and reducing stress.

Pod casts from her show Sex and Happiness can be found at www.WebTalkRadio.net. Laurie stars in a hilarious indie documentary "Tantric Touristsand a docudrama “Beyond Dinner. Her book Sex & Happiness: The Tantric Laws of Intimacy and her CD "Shamanic Release & Latihan" are samples of her many offerings. Her next book about life only getting better after 60 will be available soon. Her current passion is Radical Life Extension.

Frank Mondeose

Co-Lead Facilitator

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
http://frankmondeose.com/

Web Series:
Http://thespiritualplayboy.com/
The Daring World Podcast:
https://soundcloud.com/frank-mondeose/sets/the-daring-world-podcast

Javi Martinez

Facilitator

As a Shapeshifter, Trickster and Shaman in the Northern Tradition, Javi has transcended many barriers in her life, with the largest being immigrating to the United States as a child from Guatemala and her gender transition as an adult. Javi has professional training in clinical psychology and is a Graduate level Licensed Mental health Counselor (LMHC), has completed Spiritual, Shamanic and Tantric internships, and is a student with world leaders in Sacred Sexual Shamanism within the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA).

Being a priestess in Service to the Goddess as a Queer/Trans – woman, Javi offers many gifts in many forms to the world:

  • Energy Healing and Shamanic Counseling
  • LGBTQI Educator and Trainer
  • Sex and Sensuality Educator for the Trans-Feminine and their lovers
  • A bridge that connects all within the spectrum of Gender through understanding and compassion
  • Founder of Heavy Metal Tantra, a unique blend of Erotic Music Meditation and Shadow Work

Being a Queer Trans-Woman, Javi struggled with finding a Tantra and Sacred Sexuality community that was not only accepting, but open and willing to grow and evolve out of the Gender-Binary and Hetero-Normative model that most other schools and groups employ. But now she has found her Tribe, here in ISTA. The first organization that not only allowed her to truly be herself, and participate in the manner that fully honored and validated her completely, but was also willing to learn from her, grow and change in order to be more welcoming and inclusive of our brothers and sisters in the LGBT community.

Stacy Lynn

Apprentice Facilitator

Stacy Lynn is a seeker on the eternal path toward a deeper understanding of truth, love, and freedom. She is a masculine/ feminine shape shifter. She believes that wonder and marvel should be fundamental qualities of our lives. Her playful and passionate spirit combined with clarity and coherence offers connection and guidance to anyone eager to take the deeper dive. Shamanism, Tantra, and the mystery schools, resonate in her core, opening the way to a deep remembrance of who we are and from where we all come. She has been a part of the ISTA Field since 2017.

A Doctor of Psychology by trade, she grafts together branches of science, insight, and ancient medicine to create a unique offering to the world. She plants seeds in the hearts of those she works with to assist them in better understanding themselves and their place in the higher consciousness of the world. Stacy brings ten years of experience running ongoing groups and teaching trainings. For the past three years, she has facilitated experiential workshops to help others explore more deeply into their awaking journey.

In addition to her academic qualifications, Stacy has professional training in EMDR, TRE, NPL, EFT, biofeedback,somatic therapies, breath work, trauma work, and sound healing. She has specialities in forensic psychology, chronic pain, addiction medicine, trauma, and LGBTQIA. She believes in using all the tools at her disposal in her specialized work with deprogramming the nervous system of childhood-imprinted beliefs, sovereignty based couples work, and drawing individuals out of their “heads” and into full embodiment.