This training has taken me to the depths of my being. Embracing the array of colors, emotions, sensations, darkness and light, I returned home. Love, ecstasy, vibrancy and eros energy are within me. Level 1 supported this awakening, awareness and expansion of love. With gratitude to the ISTA faculty for creating such a safe and beautiful container to be authentic and express myself fully. – Karina Velasco
My system is still deeply processing the experiences that we co created at the workshop last week. I felt safe and comfortable with the group as the experience was beautifully crafted to allow us each to drop in with a safe container of well defined boundaries and explicit expectations of beneficial interactions. Even though I had not met anyone in the group previously, I found myself easily opening to the experience of exploring my own boundaries with another, exploring my own limiting thoughts and beliefs around movement and sound and deepening my awareness of the role of breath, movement and sound in clearing and healing emotional energies. It was exciting to be able to explore the roles of the inner masculine and feminine and my own concepts and beliefs around these. I feel that deep levels of healing happened for me on a personal level and that I was honored to be a part of the healing work of the group which touched us all deeply and on many planes. I look forward to working with you again in the future. – 2-Day Introduction to Spiritual Sexual Shamanism Workshop – Bodhi
Such an empowering 3 hours… The knowledge shared is as old as humankind itself- so important and necessary to our evolution to remind ourselves of our roots, that this wisdom within each of us grows like a seed to blossom once again in mainstream society. Its about time! Glad to be there and commune with u all. – JP
The ISTA Level 1 training is pure alchemical magic. Just when I thought there wasn’t room for huge growth and transformation in my being … my doors were blown open. I learned, I healed, I grew and i was transformed into a bigger expression of who I am. I have nothing but love and gratitude for this experience and the entire ISTA staff. Life changing. – Kevin Brizendine, Guatemala, 2013.
While I was in Guatemala, I attended a Red Tent Workshop on the mother archetype. My upbringing wasn’t exactly smooth, and caused me to have a rocky relationship with my own mother. Araminta guided us into release work where I was able to release multiple past hurts relating to my mother and childhood. Since that day, the pain I held from the past has melted away and I have been able to forgive and understand both my mother and her choices. I now see my mum for the amazing woman she is! We get along so unbelievably well and have so much love and acceptance for one another now. I feel like Araminta’s workshops set me free from a childhood of pain that I had insisted on dragging around every where I went. I can’t thank Araminta enough. I now have the relationship with my mum that I have always wanted – one built on understanding and love. I dont think I could have achieved that without Araminta’s help. I couldn’t recommend her enough. She is an amazing healer, teacher and philosopher! – JH, Women’s Red Tent Workshop Testimonial
Such a RADICAL NEED for your work, sister. A space of safe and deep exploration in which the veils of patriarchy are insightfully fractured and the Light of the Spirit in its wholeness -not anymore identified with genders or any other kind of roles- unfolds. Self and collective understanding and healing, creation of sacred circles of sisterhood that transcend boundaries and frontiers. Embracement of the lunar archetypes that had been interested hidden to us. Thank you, Araminta, for invoking, and holding this space to reclaim, and specially, for inviting us to embody and thoroughly manifest our full magical and divine potentiality. May we all heal and awaken to the wholeness of the Sacred Feminine. (Looking forward for your next wemoon’s call!). – LC
This training has delivered yet again an expansion and deepening into my true self, my power, my self-acceptance and my self-love. It touches that part of me that is soul/spirit. This training gives permission to express, share, love, cry, laugh and to be still – to be authentic and to grow up and into yourself as a fully integrated adult being. The explanations of the deep inner psyche, the masculine and feminine, the healthy and unhealthy parts of yourself are core and fundamental pieces to really living in presence and freedom. This information is deeply integrated through experiential experiences that give a felt sense of being that version of yourself. – Elaine, UK, Guatemala, 2013 Level 1.
The red tent course gave me the opportunity to realize that my masculine side was far more developed than the feminine one. Therefore it was beautiful to work and share with other women as I never really experienced that in the past. I realized how much power and magic a women can have and that made me feel peace with my feminine energy and get ready to accept and love my body. – CV
I really enjoyed myself. The sacred space you setup was breathtaking. I left the workshop feeling whole and with a sense of a newly acquired sisterhood. – GS
Pondering all that I felt in this incredibly, intense, in-depth , vulnerable look at the Blood Mysteries and the history of the divine feminine.
1) Everyone needs to come to this workshop. Araminta explores so much of our collective myths, stories and wounds that I found myself taken away to long lost times in my life, dormant times in history , and sleeping lifetimes of drama. This work awakened connections and built bridges to places inside of me that I hadn’t visited before.
2) There is so much to learn! I have always been drawn to this work and know it well in some ways. I was shown so much more today in circle that made me understand where my work is going and how this information, these insights must be shared with the world especially our children. 3)Finally..It’s a good time.. It’s like playing with friends and remembering who I truly am.. Looking around the sanctuary into the eyes of all of these beautiful ,authentic womyn, I was brought to tears many times. The teachings combined with the collective pain , pleasure and processing brought a remembering that at times ran through my eyes like rivers finally reaching the sea. – MW
Amazed how profound and insightful can 3 hours be when a sacred circle is created: thank you sister for such a powerful morning! – Anon
Araminta is a truthseeker, both in regard to herself and others. She is deeply inquisitive as to her own actions and motives and those of others. Araminta has an open, compassionate and nonjudgmental presence. She really sees others and cares deeply about their journey. Araminta has many gifts and much wisdom to share which she has developed through living her own life as a very real human being. She is expansive and down to earth in healthy measures. I have attended a number of events where Araminta has been a facilitator and space-holder. She fulfils this role with ease , presence and fun. She can be serious and silly when appropriate and creates a safe space for others to step into their fear, power , sexual self, emotions, child and shadow. Araminta connects well with women , men and groups. I would highly recommend attending Araminta’s events or engaging with her in one to one sessions. – Elaine, UK
Thank you. Most courageous of you to allow us men into such a mysterious place and help us understand a bit better the perfection of these women we want to worship. In just three hours I can honestly say, “I’m a wiser and better man. – JK
YES! SO EMPOWERING and INSPIRING! Thank you Araminta Barbour, for holding this space, and thank you sisters for sharing! – MG
Araminta, I didn’t get a chance to fully express my appreciation fro the depth of knowledge that you shared with us.i felt the unlocking of many rooms that have been waiting for your reminders of the truth… Yes… Yes!!! – Anon
Feeling so grateful for this magic morning. So inspiring and heart opening to witness and be seen in our strengths and vulnerabilities. Thank you so much Minta for you loving and radiating presence and to all the sisters present there. So empowering to come together like that, to nurture and support each other on our unique journeys… Lots of love to you sisters. – MC
Participating in the Red Tent Women’s Circle was an incredibly eye-opening and empowering experience. I spent 34 years being disconnected from my cycle and from embracing my full womanhood. Through the Circle I’ve come to acknowledge, accept and celebrate all stages of my cycle and to own and embrace my divine femininity. Araminta facilitated a safe, loving, fun environment where we got to explore deeply various facets of ourselves and reinforce a strong, much-needed bond of sisterhood. I only wish that I could have had this experience 20 years ago! – CV
Araminta’s courses give a fresh perspective and insight into womanhood. She guided us through exercises that enabled deep release. We connected to and gained new understanding of our most intimate body parts and emotions. Araminta is a wonderful facilitator and passionate in her genuine desire to share her empowering knowledge. – GG
Thank you sister, I went in without expectation, and came out filled…namaste to all the sisters for being in this together. – LT
This two day Introduction to Spiritual Sexual Shamanism workshop is packed full of useful information and particularly practices to take away and engage with in your life. It was presented by Araminta with clarity and an evident depth of knowledge and personal experience as well as a warm gentle humour which made everything very accessible and real. I carry with me tools which I am already finding to be of benefit in my daily life. – Mary
When a woman like Araminta has the courage to speak up, she is a light for the rest – not only women, men too, young and old. Through these workshops we saw a ray of light shining through the darkness, bringing a breath of hope, helping us recharge, reaffirming that our intuition is that divine connection. That we CAN trust it. We can trust ourselves. We can love ourselves. We can cherish ourselves. As we cherish, love and respect all this as divine, we vibrate in this love, radiating out to everything and everyone. Accepting and embracing the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine in union, as one. In this space there is no division, no judegement, only love and acceptance – allowing us to reach into our darkest depths, our best hidden secrets, those times we felt so much pain, we couldnt deal with it. We put it away. We hid it so well. The red tent in San Marcos, for me, was a reconnection – loud and clear! Still today I am learning from the workshop, learning to see old patterns and to release them. As Araminta holds this sacred space, through her work, enormous amounts of releasing and healing take place. Through being present and allowing ourselves to feel, without judgement, we can see more objectively and clearly. Once we see it, that’s it! That spark lights the fire that we take in our souls, and that light can be seen wherever we go! Thank you Araminta, – Maria