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ISTA Level 1

8 April 2019 at 2:00 pm – 14 April 2019 at 2:00 pm

Time and Location

8 April 2019 at 2:00 pm – 14 April 2019 at 2:00 pm

Highden Manor Estate

220 Green Rd, Awahuri 4476, New Zealand

About the Event

Can you imagine what it would be like to live at your optimal, efficient, vibrant, connected, and integrated state?

As integrated beings, we begin to see what it means to be awake, empowered in community, and in service as Love in the world.

We are very excited to be offering ISTA Level 1 training in New Zealand at Highden Temple, a modern day mystery school located in Manawatu.

This one week, residential retreat is for those seeking life-changing deep diving into their heart's yearnings, wounds and guidance into loving freedom.

Watch the video to learn more about ISTA


Start: Monday 8 April 2019 at 2pm

End: Sunday 14 April at 2pm


The Level 1 experience will be held on the magnificent land of Highden Temple, Awahuri, New Zealand.

Highden Temple is a modern temple and mystery school where ecstatic union with our inherent divinity is embodied and taught. A growing sacred community where a culture based on love, freedom and life force is practised.


Lead faculty: Bruce Lyon

Co-faculty: Baba Dez Nichols & Sharon Lyon

These experienced facilitators will share, inspire, guide and bring light to the shadows where our power awaits to be reclaimed during the week long experience. You will receive guidance and hands on experience in the areas of: emotional release, voice dialogue, neurological reprogramming, conscious communication, rituals of initiation, energy tracking and a powerful sexual clearing and activation processes.


The organisers for ISTA New Zealand are:

Regan Pryor & Yvette Daniel


WhatsApp/mobile: +64 27 725 0475 (Regan)

WhatsApp/mobile: +64 22 619 7304 (Yvette)

The organisers of the event look after participant registrations.

They are there to answer any questions /concerns and support leading up to and during the training.


Super Early Bird - $2,150 NZD (7 places only)

Early Bird - $2,250 NZD (7 places only)

Full Price - $2,450 NZD

Repeat Price - $1,550 NZD

Young Adult (16-25 year olds) - $1,800 NZD

These prices include food and shared accomodation. Transport to and from the venue is not included


Payment plans are available upon request. Send an email to for further details.


There will be 3 healthy vegetarian meals (with vegan options). Please inform us when completing the registration form of any specific dietary requirements.


Shared accommodation (3-4 in a room) is included in the cost. A limited number of single rooms are also available at an extra cost of $30 per night ($210 for the entire training).

Accommodation is also available in Highden Manor. Prices vary depending on the room selected.

Let the organisers know if you would like either of these alternative accommodation options.


A $500 deposit is required to secure your spot. The following two payment options are available:

Bank transfer to: Regan H Pryor, Kiwibank, 38-9016-0061220-00

PayPal to - Use the 'pay family/friend' option to minimise transaction fees

When making payment, use your full name as the reference to help us match payments.


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. If for some reason you become unable to attend, your payment may be eligible for use by you at a future ISTA training being held in New Zealand minus an administration fee.

Refunds are given when more than 30 days notice of cancellation is given from the start date of the training, less $200 administration fee & any bank charges

​No further refunds are extended after this. Places can be transferred to another person

Final payments for the training are due by 8 March 2019


1) Pay your $500 deposit OR relevant tuition fee; and

2) Complete the registration form -



This life changing transformational 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 carry enormous potential for liberation, freedom, love and joy. But they can also have a shadow and represent misuse of power. A team of skilled Temple Arts Faculty will share, inspire, guide and support you to bring light to the shadows where your power awaits to be reclaimed. You will receive information, guidance and lots of experiential practice around self love, boundaries, consent, emotional release, voice dialogue, neurological reprogramming, shamanic tools, owning one’s desires, the ability to manifest, accessing and speaking from your contra-sexual self (i.e gender opposite), conscious communication, ancient rituals of healing/initiation and powerful sexual clearing/activation processes.

This intensive is a well-designed and well-honed programme 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 effortless flow of life, no matter what it looks like.

The level 1 is a safe container for:

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.

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. This is huge!

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

A vision of your Energy Being, with skills that allow you to dance with this energy body alongside your physical body.

The ability to seek wisdom from your body and heart, instead of 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, sexuality, grief, self love and mother and father wounds.

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

Powerful rituals that bring deep healing and power reclamation.

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

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


Life's core experiences and wounds are universal. They touch and affect individuals of all ages, cultures, backgrounds and race. Thousands of people on 5 continents have attended the ISTA trainings and have been radically changed for the better by uncovering reactive patterns and wounds and transforming them into conscious ways of being. All ages are welcome, from 18 to 100, couples and individuals, all backgrounds and professions, sexual orientations and paths, gender identities, religions, races and nationalities.

Some people take this training for their own personal evolution, to gain a deeper self-connection and to enrich their relationships and empower their lives. Others are interested in exploring how it will add to their own professional life whatever that may be. Some are interested in the professions of Sacred Sexual Practitioner or Sexuality Educator. The greater mix of prior experiences the richer the training.


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.

No prior knowledge of shamanism or sacred sexuality is necessary to attend. Those with previous experience are warmly welcomed, as they add to the power of the field.


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 (free to choose) and the facilitators will help you navigate what is authentic for you. If it is your truth, it is possible to complete the entire training experience without touching another person or taking your clothes off.


We are so often at the precipice of something we have wanted to do, embody or achieve...... and we remain at the proverbial edge of the cliff, peering over the side, looking at the unknown below, searching with our mind for the answers. The mind has no real answers. And so we are afraid. We may let our feet leave the ground, but more often than not we return to our comfort zone...because we are too afraid to feel the pain...really feel it all the way...and enter the gateway of new possibilities. What if you could jump when your being, your heart and your spirit knew it was time to change? In this training you will come to a point where you can choose, completely, resolutely and without reservation, to fling yourself off the rock.....and transform your life.

What's your edge? Are you ready to jump? What's getting in your way? To find out….come and do this training. It will take you to your edge, expand you and change your life forever.

The ISTA facilitators are looking forward to meeting you in Love, Power, and Freedom.


“This training was a transmission of freedom and love, freedom and love, freedom and love. It’s not about what society knows as sex or really about sex. The work is around unveiling each and every person to be the greatest, most loving, most conscious and most free person they can be and then building a community that supports everyone to do that. It’s about finding your freedom. It’s about connecting with your own inner wisdom save of which is stored in your cellular being and releasing that. It offers amazing simple clarity around our sounds and triggers and shadow. How to see them, how to be free to bring love to those parts of ourselves. It allows us to love our complete being so we can be free.

Most importantly its not in your head. It’s about embodiment, deep embodiment. Simple wisdom that is profound, life changing, It’s an amazing collection of bits and pieces of gold and the the alchemy creates much more than the sum of those components.

It has integrity. Each facilitator is beyond reproach. Deep Deep respect to each of you.”

Chris Glover, Perth

“This kind of training helps to open you up you who you really are. To help you understand yourself in ways you have always wished you could but you weren’t sure how. I believe from the bottom of my heart that the sacredness of this beautiful training will expand you in every way imaginable. The dancing, meditations, emotional release, rituals that are done show you the beauty in the human body, the realness, the rawness of who we really are. The personal growth I have experienced is absolutely incredible.”

Leah Thompson

“ISTA level 1 Round 3 was no less amazing, humbling and profound than my first two forays into the Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience. I continue to be surprised at the brave souls who show up to explore themselves and the concept of their own freedom and self expression. The beautiful mix of all ages, backgrounds, cultures, professions and beliefs make for a unique experience every time. Every human being should gift themselves this space for openness and acceptance. There is nothing to fear in this space, except your fear itself. There is nothing to be lost and everything to be gained. The container created by the facilitators is always safe and strong .. while allowing any chaos that needs to or wants to emerge. The participants in turn are open, accepting and loving towards one another while learning the lessons to be had from the powerful mirrors they meet. Level 1 offers the opportunity to examine your life relationships to family, lovers and yourself. It invites an examination of our inner shadow and beauty. It shines a light up to say 'come back to yourself remember and be whole'. Embrace your inner child, your sexual self, your joyful self, your sadness, your grief and your shadow. Question your programming, conditioning and your ego. All you need to bring is your presence and willingness.”


“Well, I don’t know where to start but this training has deepened the experience of myself. I came in open minded and I found myself unlocking doors that had been shut and barriered, keeping me stuck, This training provides a safe place where everyone can feel trust, safety, love, freedom and are seen and heard as their true self. We drop into our most vulnerable aspects of ourselves and by doing that we are taken or come out on the end of the spectrum feeling liberated and more alive than ever. Our fires are burning like bushfires and the love in our hearts is existential.”

Cassandra Ryan

“This particular training really brought me to a place of seeing all of myself and all of others. Not only the pretty love and light stuff, but also those things we don’t usually want to see and accept in ourselves and the world. It was a week of being real and raw, feeling all of our feelings. How deep down the rabbit hole do you want to go?”

Jason Bonder

“What I realised from this training is that we all are, at the core of our being, our natural state - LOVE, ABUNDANCE, BEAUTY, TRUTH, FREE- its just somewhere along the way someone or some fucked up experience told us otherwise and we forgot. So we need another earth angel to remind us of our true nature, I recently forgot some of my true nature and ISTA training held a beautiful safe container to unleash and remind me of my true divine nature. A deep shamanic spiritual experience. Permission to say YES to who you are, all of you.”

Nadia Ominski

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