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 living, loving, relating and that strongly anchor the identity in the deep powerful self that is already free, inherently loving and dynamically creative in the world.
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 are calling in a reminder 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.
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, honoured and integrated. The result is Presence.
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 sourc. 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.
What do I need to know?
You must have completed ISTA level 1.
What will I have to do?
Nudity and intimate touch are optional parts of this training. The cornerstone of this work is about consent, developing healthy boundaries and communication. You are always at choice and the facilitators will help you navigate what is authentic for you.
"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."
When to Arrive & Leave
Please note: Do not plan to arrive late or leave before the end of the event
Check-in begins at 11 am on the 22nd of Sept. The training will start at 2 pm on the 22nd and will finish at 1:30 pm on the 28th. Please ensure that you arrive at least by 1:00 pm on the 22nd for the beginning of the training as its essential that we all start and end this journey together. Please do not plan to leave before 1:30 pm at the earliest on the 28th & ideally aim for 2:30 pm to leave enough time to say your good-byes. It is disruptive to the group if people leave the closing circle early and you may miss important information or group processes which continue to the end of the event - Conscious completion is part of this week long immersion.
Please note lunch is NOT included on the first day (22nd Sep) of the training, so please eat before you arrive or bring food with you. We will work with the kitchen to make lunch available at a small additional cost for those of you staying on from Level 1 to Level 2.
The ISTA facilitators are looking forward to meeting you in Love, Power, and Freedom.
A Note - Lead Faculty Elaine Young
"My personal journey is the reason I facilitate these trainings, for me they are by far the most effective weeklong personal transformational experience I have encountered. I want to share the possibility of living from a place of authenticity, sovereignty, soul purpose, freedom, love and power with as many people as I can. ‘ All our journeys are different … your life may not in any way resemble mine, that’s reality. We are all a unique product of our souls, family, genetics and environment but many of us are hurting, stuck, disconnected, in denial, lack satisfaction with life, feeling lost, trapped, confused or somehow knowing we are not fully honouring our true deeper being that wants to live fully with authenticity, presence and passion.’