Spiritual, Sexual, Shamanic Experience, Level 1

Near Seattle, WA, USA

Aug 11-18, 2024

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 8 day training is located at a lovely, secluded retreat in the countryside near Seattle, WA, surrounded by tall forests and with a private swimming hole.
You are invited to unfold your potential with international teachers 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!

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
  • Include awareness of COVID safety practices

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!

"I have personally attended over 21 different ISTA trainings and all of the Levels.  Every one has been well led, powerfully transformative and people have been treated with respect.  This is the best designed training I have been to." Amara Karuna, Organizer

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.

The Facilitators

Triambika Vive

Lead Facilitator

Triambika Ma Vive is a renowned expert and influential voice in the field of sexual wholeness and spirituality. She is recognized as an important figure in the emerging movement of sexual consciousness due to her focus on collecting wisdom in somatic healing, shamanism, trauma, sacred sexuality, and personal transformation, emphasizing gender inclusivity.

A natural facilitator known for her depth, intuition, passion, and magnetic presence, Triambika brings a unique energy to her work. She plays a pivotal role as a lead facilitator with the International School of Temple Arts (ISTA). Moreover, Triambika is the co-creator and lead of the ISTA Practitioner Training, a critical program designed to offer paramount training for somatic sexual healing practitioners.

As a recognized seminar leader and professional sacred sexual healer and coach, Triambika has touched the lives of thousands worldwide. She is a sex and relationship expert, featured on Playboy TV and The Learning Channel. Her approach combines practical applications of mystical teachings, equipping people with tools, knowledge, and practices to transform their relationship with themselves and their sexuality.

For more in-depth information about Triambika Ma Vive's work, philosophy, and offerings, you can visit her official website at





Usha Rose


Sacred Sexuality Educator, Sexual Empowerment Coach and Erotic Embodiment Guide. 

Usha Rose is the founder of the Erotic Embodiment Institute and creator of the Women's Pleasure and Power Program and Pussy Majesty Yoni Egg Course.

As a trauma-informed, VITA™ certified Sex, Love and Relationship Coach for the past five years, she is passionate about supporting others to live the most sensually embodied, sexually empowered and lovingly satisfied life possible. Her 1:1 coaching and group programs support you in living a more abundant, satisfying and powerful life.  She also specializes in supporting individuals, couples and moresomes navigate non-traditional relating styles.

She is a graduate of the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality, the Somatica™ Method of Sex and Relationship Coaching, the International School of Temple Arts Practitioner Training and LoveWorks Relationship Training Mastery Program. Usha has been studying and practicing holistic bodywork and yoga for over 20 years.

Usha Rose is a licensed massage therapist and yoga teacher with over 15 years of professional experience and more than 2000 hours of training in yoga, meditation and the somatic healing arts.



Aaron Mandelbaum



Aaron has been researching, studying, practicing, and working in philosophy, transformation, and shamanism since the late 1900s. He holds a BA in Philosophy with a concentration in ontology, death, and sexual ethics and a master's degree in business strategy.

He has designed experiences, programs, courses, and trainings worldwide and continues to coach individuals, groups, and businesses.

Aaron also holds two Guinness World Records.


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Veronica Clark

Faculty Apprentice

Veronica is a Relationship and Intimacy coach who specializes in helping women, men, and couples to bring joy and spark back into their lives through vulnerability, acceptance, and radical self-love. 

She holds over two decades of experience involving trauma/addiction recovery and life coaching. She learned early on the value of resilience and the necessity of having compassion towards oneself to overcome past traumas and thrive. Upon seeking wholeness for herself, Veronica was motivated to help others by establishing a state licensed group home that offered shelter for girls ages 12-17 along with a transitional home for women in drug and alcohol recovery.

In addition, Veronica has earned her Masters Degree in Adult Education, a Bachelors in Psychology, and has worked across various industries such as retail banking, real estate, and Higher Education. She has studied numerous modalities including Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, and Nutrition. After training in Trauma-Informed Yoga, Veronica chose to expand her understanding of trauma resolution by becoming a Somatic Experiencing (SE) Pratitioner.

Veronica is a contributing author to two best-selling books called From Resilience to Brilliance and Love Letters to My Sisters Anthology. From her creative approach to being a Sexual Healing and Intimacy Coach, to being both member and speaker for the Arizona Coalition Against Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence, Veronica has a genuine heart for empowering and guiding others back to wholeness.



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.

The ISTA field activates the life force and is, at times, emotionally intense. We recommend that individuals working with known deep-seated traumas or an inability to down-regulate oneself seek one-on-one sessions and get approval from their therapist before participating in this group process.

As a mystery school, ISTA approaches trauma from the shamanic perspective of connecting with the body and soul. Guided by a growth-centered view, ISTA supports consciousness-raising for those exposed to trauma to be agents in the creation of their own well-being rather than solely victims of traumatic events, thus, overcoming images of themselves as being powerless and being able to take charge of their lives.

Please consider if your mental health is ready and capable of undertaking such powerful initiations and if you can take responsibility for your mental stability.

COVID Safety

We will be taking many steps to insure all of our safety, including requiring 5 days of relative self seclusion beforehand and refraining from risky practices, quick testing the day the event starts at the site, and testing if needed during the event.  We all want to feel safe to explore and connect with each other!  Ask for more details at karunaretreats1@gmail.com.

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