ISTA ~ SSSEX Level 1

The Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience

Northern California  ~  October  7-14  2016

Lupin Lodge

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ISTA ~ SSSEX Level 1: The Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience

If you are ready to transform your life, this experiential 8-day event is for you. Hundreds of people on 5 continents have attended the ISTA training over the past 8 years and have been radically changed for the better by uncovering reactive patterns and transforming them into conscious ways of being. This retreat focuses on clearing the physical and emotional body of shame, guilt and fear related to sexuality and authenticity. This is done through multiple pathways of healing: guided visualization, emotional release, shamanic initiations, energy tracking and conscious touch are just a few of the practices used to dive deep into the inner realms. The inner masculine and inner feminine archetypes are explored because when they are fully integrated a door opens to a deeper knowing of the Self as whole and complete. This event unfolds within a powerful group process based on unconditional love, intimacy and acceptance of what is arising. By the end of this event, you will feel more open, relaxed and present and be more in touch with effortless flow of life, no matter what it looks like. No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary to attend this retreat. This event is about expanding beyond your comfort zone, while honoring your healthy boundaries. Nudity and intimate touch are a part of this training, however, you are always at choice and the facilitators will help you navigate what is authentic for you. Individuals and couples of any sexual preference are welcome to attend.

The SSSEX Training Uses:

Group Process
Active Meditation
Emotional Release
Guided Visualizations
Subtle Energy Processes
Conscious Communication


Realize 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

This is only a partial list of what you may experience


Love is your birthright. You do not need to earn it or prove yourself, you just need to live it.

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 course is open to all who are called. Experience is not required.

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Lead Facilitator: Crystal Dawn Morris

Crystal Dawn Morris (Sedona, AZ), MA, has been involved with ISTA for 8 years and is one of ISTA’s lead-faculty members. A Tantra Teacher and Intimacy Coach, Crystal has 30 years experience, ranging from Shamanic Breathwork & Minster, SkyDancing Tantra Teacher certified by Margot Anand, and an RN, NP and Certified Nurse-Midwife who has attended over 2,000 births. She lives in Sedona, AZ and teaches all around the world.

Co-Facilitator: Araminta Barbour

Founder of The Sanctuary in Guatemala, Araminta is a Certified Red Tent Women’s Guide, Dakini and International Sacred Sexuality Workshop Facilitator, collaborating with ISTA since 2011. A speaker at International Consciousness and Sexuality Conferences in the US and Europe, she has led intensive workshops in Guatemala, the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Ireland and Germany.

Co-Facilitator: Frank Mondeose

Frank splits his energy between the realms of sensual entertainment and sex education. Creator of the Canadian lifestyle brand Monde Osé, and Director of the Everything to do with Sex Show, an annual adult trade show. Frank is Vice President of the Sexual Health Network of Québec, bringing healthy information to Quebec youth, and is on Faculty and the Lead North American Organizer for the International School of Temple Arts.


International School of Temple Arts is committed to raising sexuality and consciousness education across the globe to grow community, provide conferences and trainings to practitioners and teachers, and to provide tools and collaborations to support the emergence of Temples around the world. ISTA was Founded in 2007 as a non-profit educational organization and is co-operated by a consortium of leaders in Sacred Temple Arts disciplines such as Tantra, Taoism, Sexological Body Workers and Sex Educators.


Prices include lodging for this residential retreat and all meals. There are a limited number of yurts (sleeps 4), or camping and dorm sleeping with a $100 discount. Choose your sleeping and payment options on checkout.

Payment plans are available: choose “pay later” as the payment method, complete the checkout here to get your ticket, then follow the instructions to make your deposit and secure your spot.

Financing is available: choose PayPal as the payment method, then choose PayPal Pay Later on the PayPal website to apply for PayPal credit with 6 months at 0% interest.

Repeater discounts and installment plans are available. Contact us with any questions...

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Terms & Conditions

REFUND POLICY: Because we have limited space available, we have a strict refund policy. A commitment to the Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience is a deep commitment to yourself. It is assumed that, if you feel drawn to this training, it is no accident. Deposits are made by the participants to secure a spot in the limited space available and are not refundable. If for some reason you become unable to attend, your payment can be used by you at a future ISTA training with one of our facilitators. For additional amounts paid, a 50% refund will be given up to 60 days before the event. After that, no refund will be given. However, your funds may be used for a future training. All participants in ISTA trainings with Crystal Dawn Morris agree to resolve any disputes through non-adversarial means, based upon "Compassionate Communication" (NVC) methods.