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A personalised Self Paced Online Course with Catherine Wood - Founder of the Sanctuary of Ananda
When a woman embodies Shakti, her Goddess Wisdom, she steps into her full feminine power and radiates hope, love and nourishment out into the world.
Are you ready to learn the ancient secrets of Tantra for women and step into your feminine power today?
Welcome to The Way of the Heart, an introduction to Tantra for all women 18 years and over (single or partnered). This unique personalised four week online course was created by the Sanctuary of Ananda for women to learn the foundation principles, philosophy and practices of authentic Tantra in the comfort of your own home.
Women from all over the world have been crying out to me that they would love to learn The Way of the Heart, however due to travel, distance, time, career, children and many other contributing factors, attending a personal session or workshop with myself is near on impossible. I have heard your cries and hence have developed a personalised online course system that will provide the necessary tools and techniques based on the philosophy and practices of Tantra.
As women, we are always giving and nourishing outwardly to everything and everyone around us sometimes forgetting the most important person to be nourished first is self. The Way of the Heart online course will gently and lovingly guide you on a journey to “know thyself”, integrating self-love, self-knowledge, self-realisation and how to recognise and acknowledge your own inner and outer sacred beauty. This is the joy of “Santi”, that which inner spiritual peace is.
I am looking forward to sharing this special and sacred journey with you. Together, we will delve into the mystery of woman; the mystery of what is feminine energy, the mystery of life in all dualities and how to empower yourself as a woman on every level, physically, emotionally, spiritually and sexually.
Looking forward to this journey with you.
I did not know what to expect from the weekend, I did hope for healing but not to the level that has happened to me.
Thank you Cathy for so much and more. Your guidance, support and above all your love.
Your love holds no boundaries. You amaze me and inspire me. You have held us all by the hand this weekend and carefully and tenderly guided us deep within ourselves to find our hidden fears and anxieties. To see them and recognise them. I saw my inner pain this weekend for the first time, my yearning to love and be loved. Through Tantra I have found my hurt and through Tantra I can now heal this pain. Through love.
To me that is the heart of Tantra to give and receive love with an open heart. Love in all its forms, through Tantra touch, through Tantra meditations, through Tantra yoga and through Tantra sensuality and sexuality.
I feel a part of my journey has ended and I am at the beginning of a new journey. A journey with Tantra. I know in my heart now that it is through the love of Tantra that I will be able to heal. I feel that it is through this that I will learn to open my heart unconditionally without fear, without pain. To embrace respect and above all truly love my Shakti.
I thank you Cathy for having the courage to follow what is true in your heart and to embrace this truth and use it to help others. You are such a brave woman!!! Thank you for bringing Tantra out of the darkness and into my world.
May golden light shine on you and continue to light your path so that others may follow.Always Lisa x
Well my darling what a retreat. I don't know where to start.
I suppose the most impressionable aspect for me was the changes in you. Reminded me of the first time I saw you in action at the goddess retreat nearly 3 years ago, yet even better as you were more relaxed and clearer.
You had the gentleness about you again that I love, yet at the same time were more powerful. Your heart was open and love, peace and connection oozed.
For me as your student, I was most touched watching you in awe of the couples love for each at the very end. When you said to me "you get it" I felt so moved at your sincerity, your genuine passion and appreciation for what you do by helping those beautiful souls in our midst.
It really touched me. I needed to see you connect again with what you do like that, as your student, my mentor. It made me feel again that I was with the right teacher on the right path. Confirmation!!
The other aspect that for me was really important was that you didn't use people's name when discussing examples and even used the pretend name Joe. I have always struggled with that issue of using peoples names publicly and openly in group because Perth is so small and my previous work as a Youth counsellor taught me otherwise. So thanks for that Cath, it gives us far more integrity and professionalism. Between me and you I feel is fine but it's such personal information that people devulge to you so I think it's very important to protect their privacy and others also mistake it as gossip.
So thank you!! Your ability to build rapport, clearly communicate, have fun, create a loving space, nurture all of us was right on target and inspirational!!!!!. What a phenomenal woman you are!!!!!!!!!!Leah (Sanctuary Practitioner)