If your soul is called to work with youth or you are a conscious parent ready to co-create a safe container for the next generation to explore the fullness of their relationship to self, each other, nature, and the mysteries of the universe… then you must join us for ISTA’s Family Fusion Experiment!
The Family Fusion Experiment is a first time opportunity for conscious parents to integrate their spiritual sexual shamanic path with their family life during an experimental week-long immersive summer camp! This retreat is an exploration of what it takes for adults, kids, teens, and elders to be whole embodied human beings.
The curriculum is also inclusive for non-parents whose soul’s purpose is to work with youth and it explores adult-only spaces as well as kids spaces for a variety of age-appropriate lessons. We support children to establish a healthy relationship with their own bodies as well as a relationship to their ancestral line. We also work on rescripting childhood wounding which often arises for adults who are around kids.
The Family Fusion Experiment is a project of the International School of Temple Arts, or ISTA. Visit the ISTA website for information on trainings around the world!
The Vision of Family Fusion
Our vision for the intergenerational transfer of wisdom is revolutionary: Parents will be working with their inner children (simultaneously with their outer children), while youth will be awakening to their inner adults!
Initiate youth into working with energy, nature, boundaries, and gender…and other aspects of what it means to be a healthy sovereign human being.
Co-create a new paradigm of parenting and re-write the standard narrative of our dysfunctional family histories.
Heal the social stigma around the mother/whore split and the father/Superman complex.
Manifest shared temple space for kids and parents!
Allow children a healthy space to acknowledge parentally sourced pain and trauma such as divorce, abandonment, and emotional absence
Teach children how to release emotions in a safe and empowered environment.
Evolve a healthy and age-appropriate curriculum for sex education. (Different age groups will get different teachings about energy, gender, boundaries, etc.)
Upgrade the Sacred Sexuality movement by creating a sustainable and integrated culture that includes all stages of life.
There will be adults-only spaces, kid-focused camp spaces, as well as fun family fusion time involving family forums, role-playing games, and talent shows!
Thousands of people on 5 continents have attended the ISTA training over the past 10 years… How many of us are PARENTS ready to provide a safe space for children to explore their humanity in NATURE? Imagine what is possible for families who do this work together! Are you ready to integrate your family with the values of Love, Power, and Freedom?
This training, like all ISTA trainings, will include:
Ritual Breath-work Group Process Active Meditation Emotional Release Hands-On-Healing Guided Visualizations Subtle Energy Processes Conscious Communication
One parent need to be ISTA Level 1 Graduates at a minimum.
Our youth program accepts children who have participated in at least one year of organized school.
Homeschoolers (or unschoolers) would need an interview to see if they have the preparation.
Children must have a basic discipline and orientation towards group circles.
Toddlers are welcome, but we are not able to offer a pre-school program. If your child is under the age of 5, we require that parents bring a second adult to be responsible for little ones at all times.
All children must have consent from all legal guardians to participate in the youth program.
KamalaDevi is a mystic, a mentor and a muse. Her mission is to awaken herself and others to the ecstatic current that runs between heaven and earth. She works with artists, healers, and visionaries around the world to become love leaders. When she's not traveling the world to facilitate retreats for the International School of Temple Arts, she enjoys a rich home life by the beach in San Diego with her husband of over 15 years and their 10 year old son.
She is author of a handful of books including Sacred Sexual Healing: the Shaman Method of Sex Magic with Baba Dez Nichols. Her family stars in Showtime’s hit docu-series, Polyamory: Married & Dating. She also appeared on Dr. Drew, Ricki Lake, Tyra Banks and the award-winning documentary Sex Magic. KamalaDevi is also founder of Poly-Palooza and San Diego Tantra Theater. More at http://www.KamalaDevi.com Personal Note: I prefer being called "KamalaDevi" or if that's too much of a mouthful, you can call me KD. I take pleasure in nature, dance, vegan foods, snuggling and performance art. My ultimate turn-on is penetrating conversation. My body is not just a temple, but integrated expression of my soul. I use my words and sound to stimulate and heal people. I'm also a deep listener, and love silence, touch and laughter. I look forward to our next deep dive together!
WORDS are SEXY, Read my BOOKS:
Sacred Slut Sutras
Don't Drink the Punch
Sacred Sexual Healing: The SHAMAN Method of Sex Magic
Crystal Dawn Morris, MA, has been involved with ISTA (International School of Temple Arts) since it was formed in 2008 and is a lead-faculty for the ISTA Trainings. She is also a Tantra Teacher and Intimacy Coach and has trained with the SkyDancing Institute and studied Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga and a variety of non-dual meditation traditions. Crystal has been a Reiki Practitioner since 1994. She founded Tantra for Awakening in 2007.
Crystal is also a Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and Shamanic Minister. She began studying shamanism in 1985 and started a shamanic consulting practice in 1995. She has studied with Venus Rising Institute, the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and numerous Native Medicine People since 1992. Crystal was involved in women’s health and spirituality for over 25 years. After the birth of her two sons, she became passionate about helping women to experience childbirth as a spiritual initiation. She worked in healthcare from 1984-2007; as an RN, NP and Certified Nurse-Midwife and has attended over 2,000 births. She lives in Sedona, Arizona and teaches in the USA, Canada, Europe and New Zealand.
Rich is dedicated to the work of Personal Empowerment through Healthy and Fulfilling Sexuality Guidance, especially with people who come from a strict and limiting religious background (his was Mormon). He does this through Experiential Coaching and Events. One
Along with participating in ISTA trainings multiple times (including Level 1, 2 and 3, and Practitioner Training), Quodoushka, Shamanic De-Armoring, Tantra and other training, he became certified as a Cuddle Party Facilitator, as a way to introduce new ways-of-being to the conservative Utah community, where he raised his family (5 grown children and 9 grandchildren). One of his focuses is helping people from religious backgrounds, especially his Mormon heritage, to free themselves from the limiting "Box" of shame, control, guilt, judgment, and scarcity, to embrace their freedom to express and feel and live according to their individual truth. Rich has unique insight and understanding for people making the transition from ultra-conservative cultures, having served as a full-time missionary, "High Priest" and leader in his previous religious life, as well as a Master Mason (Freemasonry).
Starting and continuing to run a successful Record Label for over 30 years, Rich enjoys applying his years of music business experience to organizing ISTA trainings.
Within the word "Facilitator" is the Spanish word "Fácil" (easy). Rich is a facilitator in many ways, offering opportunities that make the path to healing and alignment easier.
Liz's greatest passions: shamanism, dance, movement and embodiment are what brought her to ISTA. Her work and mission is in liberating the soul by embracing the neat and tidy aspects of being human as well as the dirty, sticky parts. She enjoys holding point for transformations of the individual through sexuality, ecstatic dance and emotional release.
She currently works giving private sessions in Embodiment Coaching and Tantric Massage. She leads Shamanic Journey Dance, Mystical Dance and Conscious sexuality classes. She is an apprentice of Crystal Dawn Morris.
Philippe is a relationship educator. He created Exquisite Dark Love to support men and women in making better choices for themselves and each so they can become sovereign humans through the practice of connection, trust, consent, intimacy, love, and the exploration of attachment theory. He is the co-founder of ReMENber Brotherhood Journey, a coordinator with ISTA, the International School of Temple Arts, and a modern voice on critical thinking around morality and the integration of Masculine, Feminine, Dark, Light, and Shadow. Over the years, he founded the Open Relationship Community, the Attachment Community, and the Consent Community to support new emerging conversations on these important topics. He is also the happy father of a 9 year old boy who teaches him how to surrender to love and life more fully every day.
Michael McClure is a pro-activist for world peace through relationship harmony. He is a vegan, father, comedian, musician, actor, and co-founder of TantraTheater and PolyPalooza and one of the originators of ISTA Family Fusion Experiment. He and his wife of 18 years, Kamala Devi McClure star in Showtime’s hit TV show, Polyamory: Married and Dating and he’s been featured on TV with Dr. Drew, Ricki Lake, Tyra Banks and in the movie Sex Magic. He has over 20 years experience in Tantra and polyamory. He is a spokesman for honesty, sex positive communication and safe sex. He coaches couples in relationship and leads healing psychedelic journeys without drugs using shamanic breathwork.
Introducing the Team!
And a Word From the Kids From the Previous Family Fusion Experiment
"More than summer camp, and more than ISTA--the Family Fusion experiment was amazing! I was so impressed by how the kids showed up, engaged, contributed, and stayed present with us the whole week. It was a treasure to watch them reveal themselves and step into their power.
I saw my step-daughter’s confidence build as the week progressed. She got up and shared authentically in front of the whole group. She learned to identify what her personal boundaries are, and how to say “yes” and “no” with grace. She is already asking about coming back next year!
Every activity was leveled-up with an element of fun. This was great for the kids, and also helped the adults connect with our inner children. I even got to throw axes and knives for the first time!
This is ground-breaking work. This is what we need to pass on to the next generation—loving and accepting ourselves and each other. I wish every child and teenager could experience this." - Sharon Liberty
“I loved family fusion. I thought it was amazing. I think my favorite part of the whole thing was when we got to take over and give in our own wisdom as children and feel like we were really integrated with the space.” -Gisele, 14
“All I have to say is we should definitely have another family fusion... many more!” -Emma, 16
Feel into your body, your heart, and your mind. Allow them to align in the most perfect way. Is there anything missing for you to join us? We will be happy to answer any of your questions. Then when you are ready...
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