About the festival
The Festival Spaces
"Those who wish to make their se✗uality into an art form have to first heal the excessive amounts of guilt and shame around their naked body, their genitalia, and their se✗ual arousal. Have you ever seen a painter being ashamed of their paint-brush? Is a musician ashamed of their instrument? A poet ashamed of their words?”
Ohad 'Pele' Ezrahi - Lead faculty in ISTA
We are excited to invite you to the Eighth ISTA Festival in Israel, and this time in an extended version of five days!
Join us on a journey of discovering the power of life embodied in emotion and sexuality! Leading and teaching at the Festival are senior and international teachers with extensive experience and the best in their field.
A extended weekend of workshops, parties, ceremonies, lectures, performances, temples and a meaningful community experience.
Come to celebrate, explore, learn, grow, laugh and cry, and of course - love.
Come to remember ...
The festival is open to anyone interested in conscious se☓uality - beginners and veterans alike.
This powerful cultural experience will take place on cliff face, with a spectacular view of the Dead Sea, about a two hours drive from Tel Aviv.
⭐ Tickets are currently at the Early Bird prices ⭐
About the festival
What is ISTA?
ISTA stands for the International School of Temple Arts, an international mystery school that is reviving the temple arts and offering spiritual transmission through seXual shamanism. All around the world, ISTA offers 1-week seminars, conferences, and festivals connecting consciousness and sexuality and creating a global network of communities.
ISTA is the school of Temple Arts. In the creation of the ISTA Festival, we aim to bring back the fuller and more holistic picture, where Er0s is welcomed into all other forms of Temple Arts, and they are all here to connect us, with celebration and depth, to the divine source. We aim to encourage more participatory ritual, art explorations with themes that will carry throughout the five days. We wish to include workshops/ceremonies that can build upon the previous and interweaving of sessions to culminate towards bigger and more inclusive ceremonies for the entire festival. Overall the body, heart, mind and spirit shall all be touched in the Temple Arts Festival and opened wide, to allow the Ecstatic Current and flow to heal the individuals and community”.
The Festival Program
We are working on creating exciting and powerful program for 2020.
In the meantime, take a peek at last year's programs for inspiration.
Presenters & Artists
Dragot Cliffs - Dead Sea, Israel
The admission ticket entitles you to pitch a tent in the camping area and use the showers and toilets. Rooms and huts are available for rent. You can begin purchasing rooms during May.
Free Parking is available.
How to get there:
* Waze- Dragot Cliffs
* Google maps- Dragot cliffs
* Public transportation click here
(after the last bus you will need to get a ride up the mountain.
There will be many participants driving up)
* Ride share - by posting in the event
The use of phones and cameras is strictly forbidden in all public areas! It is allowed in the private areas and outside the festival. Please support everyone to express themselves freely.
There will be a few professional photographers on behalf of the festival. If you do not wish to appear in any of the photos / Videos of the festival - Go to the info center during the festival and they will take care of it.