Welcome to a very special ISTA Level 1 Training

For the first time, this ISTA Level 1 will begin with an authentic Mayan Shaman, welcoming us to the Ancestral Land of the Maya with a Blessing Ceremony, as we embark on our week-long journey of healing and transformation.

At the end of the week  we also offer the possibility an extended stay for the RIPE - Rest Integration Play and Explore Weekend, from November 21 - 24, 2019.  

SSSEX - Level 1 Maya Riviera Mexico

The Connection


Mayan Ceremony 

We will Open this special ISTA Level 1 Training with a Traditional Mayan Ceremony led by an authentic Native Shaman. The Ceremony will open the heart and mind in order to transform and release negative energy in order to recharge and renew the human spirit, while connecting the participants to ancestral land of the Maya. 


The ritual will form with ancient pre-Hispanic music and cants, copal and other purification resins, and a calling to the Sacred Guardians of the land, letting them know that we come in peace and as a family. 

An Intention for the week will be set, and with the permission of the Four Pillars, the Sacred Guardians, the Sacred Jaguars, and the Creator, the Shaman will present and initiate the participants into the ancestral clan, and as part of the family to Mother Earth. The initiated will be imbued with the sacred knowledge, understandings and responsibilities to the clan, family and as keepers of Mother Earth. We will rise in gratitude and sovereignty as newborn Jaguars in tune with our individuals’ Life Purpose.

The Ceremony will close with a gift of love and gratitude, and the Shaman will channel a direct message from the Sacred Guardians, validating that our prayers were heard and that as of this moment the circle of our old lives is closed, and the circle of our new lives have just began. 

The Experience


Love is your birthright. You do not need to earn it. Love is your essential nature. 

   If you are ready to radically enliven your sexuality and dive deep into the heart of your wild erotic nature, then join us for a beautiful synthesis of neurological re-patterning, sexual healing, and shamanic exploration that activates the powerful life force energy that dwells in your being.

If you are ready to transform your life, this experiential 7-day event is for you. Thousands of people on 5 continents have attended the ISTA trainings over the past 15 years. They 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 including: guided visualization, emotional release, ritual, shamanic initiations, energy -tracking and conscious touch. These are just a few of the practices used to dive deep into the inner realms. The masculine and feminine archetypes are explored in a variety of ways. When they become more fully integrated a door opens to a deeper knowing of the Self as whole and complete.   

This event unfolds as powerful group process based on unconditional love, community and appreciation of the process. By the end of this event, you will feel more open, connected and present.  You will be more in touch with the effortless flow of life, and be able to accept what is, 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 still 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 Training


    The SSSEX - level 1 Training Uses 


Breath Work

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. This course is open to all who are called. No prior knowledge of Shamanism, Tantra or Sacred Sexuality is necessary and people with all levels of experience are welcome.
All genders of any sexual orientation, and relationship style are welcome!
The greater the mix of backgrounds, prior experiences and education the richer the training! 

Please Note: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.

Our Fabulous Facilitation Team

Laurie Handlers


Lead Facilitator


Laurie Handlers (Phoenix, AZ) is a sex educator, movie producer, radio show host, best-selling author, and intimacy coach. She holds a Masters degree in Education and a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology. 

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Frank Mondeose


Co - Facilitator 

Frank is a man on a mission. In 2005 he set out to raise the vibration of the nightlife industry in Montreal and created Monde Osé, a lifestyle brand focused on sensual entertainment and seductive dance events for adults. 

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Clara Gomez Santos


Co - Facilitator 


Clara is an international Intimacy & Empowerment facilitator, ceremonialist, speaker and dakini, and has trained with leading authorities in the fields of Tantra, Shadow Work, Shamanism and Esoteric Psychology.  

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ISTA Level 1 training is currently full.

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Level 1 training is currently full please contact us for wait list and oveflow options.  jms815@outlook.com

Tuition Investment: $2095

ISTA Graduate Repeat Investment: $1595

Reserve your spot with a minimum deposit of $450   

(Prices include food, accommodations, taxes, and fees)

Don't forget to check out our special ISTA - RIPE Weekend Adventure right after the SSSEX - Level 1 training. 

Additional Discounts Are Available

For the SSSEX level 1 Yucatan Mexico, we offer special discounts for groups of two or more. We also have a welcoming price for Level 1 graduates who wish to apply and are accepted as an Assistant. 

Payment plans are also available through PayPal Credit. 

PayPal offers a no payment no interest for the first 6 months, and multiple payment options. 

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North East ISTA Trainings

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