Spiritual, Sexual, Shamanic Initiation, ISTA Level 2

Aug 31st- Sept 6th, 2020

Belfair, near Seattle, WA, 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 on a the lovely Kitsap peninsula for the International School of Temple Arts, Level 2 training, a powerful dive into the mysteries of your being. 
This training follows the
Cascadia Tantra Festival and  ISTA Level 1 training in the same location just beforehand,
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.
You might choose to stay longer as a guest in the Sahale community, on their lovely rainforest acreage.

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.

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.


KamalaDevi McClure

C0- Facilitator

KamalaDevi is a mystic, a mentor and a muse.  Her mission is to awaken herself and others to the ecstatic current that runs between heaven and earth. She works with artists, healers, and visionaries around the world to become love leaders. When she is not traveling the world to facilitate retreats for ISTA, she enjoys a rich home life by the beach in San Diego with her husband of over 15 years, and their son.

She is author of a handful of books including Sacred Sexual Healing: The Shaman Method of Sex Magic, with Baba Dez Nichols.  Her family stars in Showtime’s hit docu-series, Polyamory: Married and Dating.  She also appears on Dr. Drew, Ricki Lake, Tyra Banks and the award winning documentary Sex Magic.  KamalaDevi is also founder of Poly Palooza and San Diego Tantra Theater


KamalaDevi invites select teachers, healers and change makers to experience her transformative tantric guidance by phone and skype. 

More at www.kamaladevi.com

WRITE ME AT: [email protected]


Karam Satyan Duc Minh


Born in France and half Vietnamese, half French, Karam has worked as a therapist for more than 20 years. He trained in Gestalt, integrative psycotherapy and systemic therapy in Switzerland after a long stay in Poona, India, where he was introduced to the world of Osho, meditation, and emotional and body oriented therapy.

He then explored this integrative approach more intensively with his mentor Veeresh, founder of the Humaniversity, the world-famous international centre for group therapy based in the Netherlands. He gained experience in working in psychosomatic clinics with people in crisis, and worked with adolescents in need of psychotherapeutic support.

He is also trained in Somatic Experiencing, a revolutionary and cutting edge approach to trauma healing.

For many years he has led a wide variety of groups, oriented toward the realization of the unique human potential which lies within each of us. Much of his group work has been with people in crisis.

After co-leading workshops and personal trainings based on Tantra and sacred sexuality in Paris, he started to work in Pacha Mama in Costa Rica, a unique alternative spiritual community where he is now their senior therapist, leading Primal, Tantra, somatic healing oriented groups and the Growing in Love Process.

He is apprenticing with Laurie Handlers.  Email him at [email protected]

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