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Ista Level 1- Connecticut

International School of Temple Arts: Spiritual, Sexual, Shamanic.

Level 1 - The Experience

8 - 15 June, 2020
Isabella Freedman Retreat Center

This life-changing 8-day intensive focuses on allowing, through clear consciousness, the integration of all aspects of our Being: mind, body, sexuality, emotions, and spirit. The deep transformation comes through reconnecting with our personal power by clearing the physical and emotional body of shame, guilt and fear related to our sexuality and authenticity.

Spiritual...Sexual...Shamanic...Each of these three areas can carry shadow, and can represent misuse of power. But they also have an enormous potential for liberation, freedom, love, and joy.

At ISTA Connecticut, a team of three exceptionally trained and experienced Temple Arts faculty will share, inspire, guide and support you towards bringing light to the shadows where your power awaits to be reclaimed. You will receive information, guidance, and lots of experiential practice relating to self-love, boundaries, consent, emotional release, voice dialogue, neurological reprogramming, shamanic tools, and owning one’s desires.

You will explore your ability to manifest, and practice accessing and speaking from your contra-sexual self, conscious communication, ancient rituals of healing and initiation, and powerful sexual clearing and activation processes.

This training is a thoroughly-designed and intricately-honed program that unfolds within a powerful group process based on safety, trust, unconditional love, intimacy, and acceptance of what is arising. By the end of the week, you will feel more in touch with your body, more aliveness and presence, more aware of your patterns and how to change them, more awareness of your emotions and how to hold them, lighter, and perhaps more relaxed.

You will be more in touch with the effortless flow of life, no matter what it looks like, or what arises.


Dawn Cherie - Lead Facilitator

Pele (Ohad) - Co-Facilitator

Jasmeen Hana - Co - Facilitator


The training runs for eight days, beginning with embodiment practices, followed by full days of rituals and experiences.
Activities include hands-on practice and coaching around the use and implementation of seven powerful tools including emotional release, aspecting, voice dialogue, neurological reprogramming, an exploration into ethics and boundaries and introduction of rituals of initiation.

This revolutionary life empowerment course also supports you to masterfully direct your primal and sexual nature so that they can more deeply embody a fully integrated, respectful, and vibrant relationship with yourself and others, and align with the life-web.

Central to process is presence, awareness, personal empowerment, emotional intelligence, sexual wholeness, and a lifestyle which honours the interconnectedness of all things. Acknowledging and embracing one's shadow, or un-integrated psychological material, is the cornerstone of this work.

ISTA Level 1 is a safe container designed to allow, invite and offer you:

• The opportunity to stop, feel and take a look at yourself in a whole new way, whatever your life situation may be. This is an opportunity to wake up to your life.

• An invitation to take risks, meet and explore your edges while honouring your healthy boundaries.

• Essential life skills we all should have received as teenagers.

• A space for you to see, show, and live from the ‘you’ that lies beneath the mask. You will see more clearly where you are operating from ego and belief patterns of others and society.

• A view into where your inner masculine and inner feminine may be immature, unhealthy, or at war. It will guide you to bring them back towards union, love, and integration.

• An invitation to reconnect to, and learn to love, your emotional body and heart power, as well as your physical body.

• Awareness of yourself as an Energy Being, with skills that allow you to dance with this energy body alongside your physical body.

• The ability to harness wisdom from your body and heart, instead of only your mind.

• Powerful opportunities for healing core wounds.

• A reminder of how to love yourself, to feel the healing power of pleasure, with ways to expand your sexuality and orgasmic potential.

• The deep understanding that sexuality and spirituality are one.

• Opportunities for deep healing around lost love, grief, past unconscious relating, and mother and father wounds.

• A spotlight on how culture, religion, and society have kept us from expressing who we really are.

• Powerful rituals that bring deep healing and a reclamation of your power.

• An opportunity to consider what your life might look like if it was not controlled by society’s expectations, ego, family, fear, shame, or guilt.

• The knowledge of what it truly is to be a sovereign being.


We are thrilled to be partnering with Isabella Freedman Retreat Center to bring you this unique training. They are an organization committed to spiritual and personal growth; they've been doing it for decades in the stunning surrounds of the southern Berkshires, just 2 hours from New York City. Find out more about the Center at their website:

Your all-around experience of the transformational training will be supported by the wonderful detoxifying food, lovingly prepared by the retreat center's own kitchen team. There will be plenty of vegan options. You are in for a vibrant, healthy & nutritious culinary experience, and we can absolutely cater to your dietary requirements.

We have a range of forest cabin-style rooms available, and upgrades to double or single rooms are available.

Super Early-Bird: 1850 USD, available until 26 Nov 2019.

Early-Bird: 2050 USD, available between 26 Nov 2019 and 24 Jan 2020.

Regular: 2250 USD, for sign-ups after 24 Jan 2020.

Repeater: 1850 USD, available for those who have completed a Level 1 training previously.


or email Simon and Dawn Cherie (co-organizers):

Earlier Event: February 12
Later Event: June 26
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