Can't find what you're looking for?
If you are looking for products please go to the Ananda Shop.
For anything else, please contact Cathy by one of the following methods:
See all Retreats
Your relationship is one of the most important gifts in your life, so when was the last time you and your partner really took quality time out to connect, communicate, share sacred moments and became mesmerized in each other's touch and presence?
Celebrating Sacred Love Couples Retreats is a once in a life time romantic getaway to rekindle your love, escape the cold, relax and unwind in the warmth and tropical weather of Bali. Held at a traditional Balinese Resort with exceptional service, colourful gardens and spacious rooms that are nestled in the tranquil forest of Ubud. The Resort boasts 3 swimming pools overlooking gardens and rice fields, 3 Yoga Venues, 24 hour reception and a Day Spa.
Whether you want to re-ignite the passion back into your relationship, spend quality time together, learn techniques to enhance closer intimacy and connection then this Retreat is for you!
This will be our 31st Couples Retreat facilitated by the Sanctuary of Ananda for Couples to learn the essence and heart of Sacred Love and to embrace the teachings of Tantra as a holistic approach to life counselling.
Couples are describing these Retreat as “just amazing and not to be missed”
Intimacy starts with knowing self-first, then getting to know your partner integrating a beautiful, harmonious relationship that connects two people emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Your relationship with your partner is and should be one of the most important and cherished priorities in your life and when honored with dedication and commitment, everything flourishes with abundant growth, harmony, contentment and love which then creates prosperity into every area of your life.
By making the conscious and committed time and effort together to sit and just BE in each other’s company, energy and sacred space, will definitely help enhance more passion, love and joy into your relationship and let’s face it, that is something every single person who is in a relationship is looking for.
The practice of Tantra teaches us to become the witness, the observer of the play of life and the roles of the masculine/feminine. A woman embodied in her heart, her feminine, will know instinctively how to honor and appreciate her lover. For him, her femininity feeds him nourishment, love and strength. A man embodied in his masculine essence, the powerful wise and yet strong “Gentleman” will instinctively know how to cherish a woman and saturate her with his love, he will know how to touch her, where to touch her, what to say, when to say it, when to hold space and when to walk away and give each other space.
When two people CONSCIOUSLY practice Tantra, their union becomes a celebration of dance, joy, harmony, love and connection. Weaving together unconditional love through the soul, physical pleasure through the body and ecstasy through the senses to experience the bliss of all bliss's’. This state is indescribable. It is likened to an endless wave, there is no beginning, and there is no end, just a beautiful ocean of eternal love.
Our Professionalism is guaranteed
The Sanctuary is renowned both internationally and Australia wide for bringing couples together in a safe, professional and respectful environment. There is strictly no nudity involved at this Retreat and boundaries are to be adhered to at all times. Celebrating Sacred Love Retreats are a fun filled, dynamic and profound way to experience more love, joy and pleasure in your relationship and a deeper insight into the world of Sacred Love.
About the Facilitator
Hi, I'm Catherine Wood, the founder of the Sanctuary of Ananda. I am delighted to be facilitating my 31st Couples Retreat “Celebrating Sacred Love" in the heart of Ubud Bali. I am extremely passionate about what I live, breathe and teach and have experienced first-hand the amazing life changing gifts and benefits that Tantra brings.
I believe that the word “Tantra” has been used with so much misunderstanding in society today that many have been misled by the glamour and perception that Tantra is just about sex when in actual fact the true path of Tantra is Sadhana, a journey of discarding the layers of the personality nature through a deep inner soul searching journey that goes way and beyond the confines of just the form (the body). Tantra is a science of unlocking and decoding life’s many mysteries and discovering the mystery of self, self-realization, self-knowledge and self-love.
Your partner is your "mirror", a mirror to show you more of who you are from both your highest aspect to your lowest, I call this “the temple on the mountain and the village in the mud”. Real intimacy starts with being willing to see both these dualities in each other and sharing with loving gentle kindness "the blind spots" that hold us bound to old patterns, imprints and chains of self-sabotage in both ourselves and our relationships. To learn Tantra requires a deep surrender and a desires to want to “know thyself” shedding away the glamour’s (false perceptions) of what holds you back from being your true intimate self.
There is no such thing as the 'perfect' relationship because the dynamics of relationships contain many facets which range from communication all the way through to touch. Relationships have to be continually worked at, nourished with patience and devotion otherwise the years go by and before you know it stagnation and feelings of not being cherished, appreciated and honoured creep in.
The life changing knowledge, exercises and techniques that I share with you during this Retreat will provide a foundation of tools to start to create a relationship that nourishes you to your very core. When our relationship with self and our beloved is flourishing, this expansion flows into all areas of our life.
I really encourage you to attend this Retreat, if you are thinking about it and not quite sure please give us a call or email, we would love to have a chat with you. Tantra really is an amazing journey, a journey that will change your life.
With Love and Blessings,
Your Celebrating Sacred Love Package Includes:
Please note: 90% of this retreat consists of learning tantric sacred love exercises and techniques with your partner. This is not a sit down listening seminar as you will be actively participating in the teachings taught with your partner in a beautiful and romantic setting. There will also be other couples in the space you will be in.
This Retreat may not suitable be for you unless you are in a happy, safe and functioning relationship – please contact us if you wish to discuss further so we may consider your circumstances.
All participants attending are fully clothed, just in case anyone was curious to know :-)