ista Level 1 Chicago

10 years × 35 countries × 1st time in the midwest

October 11-17, 2019


International School of Temple Arts is a transmission of life force.

ISTA works with spirituality and sexuality as two expressions of the life force. The ISTA vision is a world where humans have a peaceful, delightful, shameless, fearless and loving relationship with their own bodies, sexuality, emotions, hearts, minds and spirit. ISTA offers three levels of teaching.

For 10 years ISTA has been running these life changing initiations in over 35 countries.

Now it is landing in the Midwest for the first time.


Level 1 Spiritual Sexual Shamanic Experience
Training Involves

  • Ritual

  • Breath-work

  • Group Process

  • Active Meditation

  • Emotional Release

  • Hands-On-Healing

  • Guided Visualisations

  • Subtle Energy Processes

  • Conscious Communication

Experiences offered at the training include

  • Realise 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

  • Honour your healthy boundaries

This training is right for you if you are ready and willing to

  • 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.

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.


World class Facilitators


Crystal dawn morriS, Lead facilitator

Crystal Dawn Morris is a Tantra Teacher, Love and Freedom Coach, Spiritual Midwife, and the founder of and Tantra for Awakening. Crystal is leady faculty of ISTA and Venus Rising University. Her mission is to be a catalyst for global transformation by helping people to awaken to their true nature. Crystal offers coaching in-person, over the phone and via Zoom. Crystal draws on a diverse background of life experience; she has two grown sons and five grandchildren, she has been an RN, Nurse-Midwife, Reiki Master, Shamanic Practitioner and minister. She lives in Sedona, AZ USA.


frank mondeose, co-facilitator

A contemporary voice on Love, Eros & Relating, Frank Mondeose also known as the “Spiritual Playboy”, splits his energy between the realms of Sacred Sex education and sensual entertainment. Faculty with ISTA and creator of the lifestyle brand Monde Osé, Frank has touched the hearts and minds of many through tantalizing their imaginations at his multi-sensorial events, to inspirational interactions that navigate people to access their personal power. Frank is currently teaching Sacred Sexuality in over 10 countries including Canada, United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, England, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Israel, Russia and Turkey.  Learn more about him at his website


soulove, co-facilitator

SouLove began his studies in the sciences. After deep immersion into biochemistry, psychology, biology, and the healing arts, he became aware of the profound extent by which relationship & sexual trauma permeated people's lives and powerfully influenced the ways that they experienced themselves and the world around them. SouLove serves as a shamanic transformationalist who integrates science, movement, somatic psychology, consciousness, systems-thinking, and mysticism in order to catalyze the transformation of trauma, leaving one reunited with their soul-fire and reconnected to their self-worth.





Built as a private residence in 1927 to instill chilvarious values, ISTA Level 1 brings this vision to life. The Castle will hold space for us to explore the contemporary meanings of chilvary as related to sacred sexuality, freedom and justice.



ISTA Level 1 Chicago provides the finest care for our heart, soul, and body. We will be joined by Gaea lady the co-founder of Edible Alchemy Foods—a project to create community around food. Through this endeavor, Andrea has her green thumb on the pulse of Chicago’s locavore movement & is an avid chef, gardener, herbalist, concotor of tinctures and body care products, and fermentor.


andrea mattson, lead chef

Andrea is an expert on local Midwestern food, and she will be the lead chef for our Level 1 experience.


food as medicine

Our philosophy is that food is medicine, and this drives the menu for every meal served at ISTA Level 1 Chicago. Food allergies will be accomodated.


communal meals

On the beautiful original tables at The Castle, we will dine together as a way to integrate the work and build community.




Arrival: 4pm Friday, October 11, 2019

Departure: 1pm Thursday, October 17, 2019

Location: 1922 Illinois Rt 2 N, Oregon, IL 61061

Nearest airport: Chicago O’Hare

Getting There: Please make arrangements to arrive to The Castle. We will support ridesharing through a private FB group.

Venue: An actual Castle, complete with hiking trails, spiral staircases, hidden passageways and a gorgeous great room with working fireplace.


Super Early Bird: First 8 people or dates Feb. 1st to April 4th; $1,595 USD

Early bird: Next 10 people or dates April 5th to Aug 7th; $1,745 USD

Regular: $1,897 USD

ISTA Repeaters: $1,495 USD

1st Time Assistants: $1,445 USD

Experienced Assistants: $1,245 USD

Pricing includes tuition, accomodations, delicious healthy food, and applicable taxes. Accommodations are simple shared rooms (bunk style) and shared bathrooms.



  1. Send a $450 USD deposit to through Paypal.

  2. Include “ISTA Chicago + [your name]” in the notes section.

  3. After paying your deposit, you receive a registration form, intake form, welcome packet, and are invited to join a private FB group.

  4. Please share your questions with the organizers:

Terms & Conditions

We endeavour to make this powerful training available to as many people as possible, bringing in top leaders in the fields of sacred sexuality, personal development, tantra and shamanism. After core costs are paid 22% of tuition costs go to support the non-profit organisation ISTA in its ongoing growth of the field of consciousness and sexuality around the globe. The remaining 78% is divided between coordinators, and the 3 facilitators (who are responsible for covering their own travel costs). The price includes all tuition, accommodation, meals but excludes travel to the venue.

Spaces are limited on this retreat and registration will close once we have reached maximum capacity to ensure a supportive participant/facilitator ratio. If you are strongly interested in attending, please notify us through this site so we can keep you informed of availability. You can reserve directly through this website through paypal.

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 can be used by you at a future ISTA training anywhere in the world minus an administration fee. This admin fee is calculated by date: 1/3 is retained if you cancel 60 days or more before the start of the event and the remainder of your deposit will be forwarded to your next ISTA event as soon as you select it. 2/3’s is charged from 30-15 days before the training. No refunds are available for cancellations after that. Please notify us immediately in the event that you find yourself needing additional time to prepare for this unique experience. Also note that bank charges from payments made via paypal and or international transfers, are the responsibility of the participant. All currency calculations are valid on the date payment is received as listed by




Andrea denns

Honored to seed the 1st Midwest ISTA Level 1. Dedicated to bringing forth more love on the planet. An organizer, facilitator and fundraiser for global leadership programs for over 10 years.


juan alzate

“I am committed to assisting all who have a true desire to step on the healing path. If you are at the crossroads in your life, simply have some recurring issue, or wish for a change in the results you have in your life–this path can help.”


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