The International School of Temple Arts (ISTA)
 - Icelandic events Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Initiations Level 1 -
is committed to 
raising consciousness & sexuality education across the globe

through the technology of accelerated evolution

in order to support the emergence of the modern Temple Arts around the world.


The most ignored, denied, misunderstood or bypassed area of spiritual exploration

is the territory around sex and emotion.


ISTA's trainings are life-changing seminars promoting
the deep healing of our core wounds and our connection to
our source of our sexuality and primal nature.


These workshops are for all people of any sexual orientation or gender identity,
whether monogamous, polyamorous or celibate.


All adults are welcome.
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Level 1 :Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience, SSSEx



Would you like to address the issues that are still blocking you and to access more of your personal power?


Do you have the courage to face what are sometimes referred to as your 'wounded dragons'?


Are you completely without fear, guilt or shame?


These feelings can be strong inhibitors to our essential life force. The subliminal and overt messages we received culturally and in childhood around our sexuality and also our spirituality, around what is sacred can affect our ability to be intimate. Truly intimate.


Do you choose innapropriate partners again and again? Why is that? Or have you opted out of the game altogether?

Would you simply like more profound intimacy within an existing relationship?

Are you fully available emotionally, physically, spiritually and sexually?

Do you want an increased sense of authentic and sacred intimacy in your life?

Do you long to be fully met?




Three faculty from ISTA will share, inspire, guide and support you to bring light to the shadows where our power awaits to be reclaimed. You will receive information, guidance and lots of experiential practice around self love, boundaries and consent, voice dialogue, neurological reprogramming, orgasmic yoga, learning to work with shamanic energy, owning one’s desires and the ability to manifest, accessing and speaking from your contra-sexual self (i.e gender opposite), conscious communication, transformational shamanic breathwork, ancient temple arts rituals of healing/initiation and a powerful sexual clearing and activation processes.



This retreat focuses on clearing the physical and emotional body of shame, guilt and fear related to sexuality and authenticity. The deeper transformation comes from reconnecting to your personal power, exploring sexuality is a fast path to encountering our own power challenges and gifts. This is done through multiple pathways using the best of the ancient temple arts including




Shamanic traditions


guided visualization

emotional release
orgasmic breathing

Kundalini activation

energy tracking

conscious touch

consent skills


The list above are just a few of the practices we use 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 safety, trust, unconditional love, intimacy and acceptance of what is arising. By the end of this event, you will feel more in touch with your body, more aliveness and presence, more aware of your patterns and have some skills as to 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 effortless flow of life, no matter what it looks like.



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


• It will invite you to take risks, meet and explore your edges in a safe container.


• Provide 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, belief patterns of others and society.


• It will show you where your inner masculine and inner feminine are immature, unhealthy or where they are at war and it will guide you to bring them back towards union, love and integration. This is huge!


• It will invite you to reconnect to, master and to learn to love your emotional body and heart power, as well as your physical self.


• It will encourage you and show you how to seek wisdom from your body and heart, instead of your mind.


• Provide powerful opportunities for healing core wounds.


• To allow you to see and deeply understand that sexuality and spirituality are one.


• Offer you opportunities for deep healing around lost love, sexuality, grief, self love and mother and father wounds.


• Take part in powerful rituals that can bring deep healing and power reclamation.


• It will ask you to consider what your life might look like, if it was not controlled by societies expectations, ego, family, fear, shame and guilt?


• It will plead with you to know what it truly is to be a sovereign being.



The SSSEx, The Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience will be held at Sesseljuhús, Sólheimar í Grimsnes, Iceland. It is one hour drive from Reykjavik. We arrange transport from Reykjavik the same day. We will stay in dubble rooms and welcome you to dive into your own amazing process in this amazing country.




Iceland is an amazing country with nature presence. Welcome to experience hot water, pure fresh air, water coming up, falling down, forces beyond our control. Warm welcome to this gift to yourself.


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- Co facilitator, Level 1

Eugene Hedlund has been ISTA Faculty since 2016 and is the Founder of the School of Tribal Tantra. He is trained in European Shamanism, Kashmiri Shaivism lineage of tantra and Ritual Magick. 


Eugene’s core passion is to use these tools and gifts in an integrated way which best serves each student to remember that they are whole, complete and worthy of love and being loved.

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- Lead facilitator, Level 1

Raffaello Manacorda is an international Tantra teacher and Daka (sacred sexuality practitioner).

He has been practicing Tantra for more than 15 years and has undergone intensive training in several styles of Yoga. After completing an MA in Philosophy, Raffaello decided to spend more than twelve years living in alternative communities and experimenting with radically alternative lifestyles.


It was in these wild years that he first encountered Tantra, the "rebel way to Spirit". This encounter developed into a life-long practice, first on a solo journey, then studying Tantra and Yoga in some of the best worldwide schools. Raffaello serves as lead faculty in ISTA, the International School of Temple Arts, and teaches and lectures worldwide.

He is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Wisdom Studies with Ubiquity University (California).

Raffaello is the co-creator of the ISTA Practitioner Training (PT), ISTA’s program for coaches and practitioners in the field of conscious sexuality.


- Co facilitator, Level 1

Clara is an intimacy & empowerment guide, Dakini and international facilitator of transformational processes.

She has trained extensively in the fields of Tantra, shadow work, shamanism and esoteric psychology. In 2014 she began her journey with ISTA, deepening her relationship with the mysteries of the Temple Arts.

Clara brings a strong component of permission to reclaim our erotic innocence and remembrance of the sacred nature of our body and soul.