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Menstruation 2018 Workshop

What does it mean to be a woman?

MENSTRUATION 2018 PERTH - 11th August

Women everywhere are starting to awaken to the incredible transforming power of their sensual energy. This includes our ‘Moon Time’ (Menstruation). Cycles and rhythms are what govern the entire universe so it is important that as women we honor our own unique cycles so that we flow in harmony with body, mind and spirit. By honoring our moon time, we access our deepest feminine truths.

This insightful and profound workshop is being hosted by the Sanctuary of Ananda and facilitated by Jane Bennett. Jane currently resides in Sydney and is one of the co-founders of Mense-Ed, an exceptional training program providing practical and engaging menstrual education workshops for teachers and school staff to support the creation of a positive menstrual culture in their school.

What this Workshop is about:

* Keys to menstrual well-being
* Self-awareness and empowerment through consciously cycling
* Fertility: optimum conception 
* Fertility: effective contraception
* Spirituality and menstruation: connection, meaning and service
* Creating a positive introduction to menstruation for girls
* Creating a positive menstrual culture: socially, politically, economically
* Ritual and celebration: acknowledge and transform
* Preparing for a positive menopausal transition

The day will also include time in the beautiful and womanly art form of circle: sharing, telling stories, connecting, learning, laughing and may include a healing cry too.

ABOUT JANE

Jane Bennett is a social worker with over 36 years’ experience as a facilitator, counsellor and educator. Jane created A Celebration Day for Girls; Cool on the Inside and Fathers Celebrating Daughters and now trains facilitators internationally to present these popular programs. She was also featured in the movie "The Moon Inside You" which focuses on Global Menstruation for Women.

Jane is one of the co-founders of Mense-Ed an exceptional training program which provides practical and engaging menstrual education workshops for teachers and school staff to support the creation of a positive menstrual culture in their school.

Jane co-created The Rite Journey girls' year 9 programs and continues her long-standing educational role with Natural Fertility Management. She is the author of A Blessing Not a Curse and Girltopia: a world of real conversations for real girls, and co-author of The Natural Fertility Management Kits for Contraception and Conception and The Pill: Are You Sure It's For You?

Menstruation Workshop - 11th August 10am to 5pm $197 incl.
Menopause Workshop - 12th August 10am to 5pm $197 incl.

SPECIAL OFFER - BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE

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July Newsletter

Namaste,

It has been quite some time since I have published a Newsletter; in fact our last newsletter was back in March.  It certainly has been an incredibly busy and hectic year so far with so many wonderful events and trainings on the go.

In April I travelled to NSW to teach the Intensive Accredited Tantra Practitioner Training which was one of the most challenging, exhausting and rewarding Trainings I have ever taught. I have certainly learnt to expect the unexpected and to let go and just allow the flow. Thank you to the beautiful people who attended and bonded so quickly with each other, to Keiron Keene for holding space for the group and to Beth Heap for being a pillar of support and love. We are in the process of organizing the next Training in NSW which will be in May 2019. 

In other news, I have had the pleasure of visiting beautiful Bali twice this year, once for a week to check out the new venue for the proposed Bali Training and the second time to facilitate this Training. It was a very long, hot, amazing and incredible intensive 7 days teaching the Internationally Accredited Practitioner Training in Bali. Thank you to the universe for bringing together the most beautiful group of kind hearted and respectful people who shared and bared their souls in such loving sacredness. At the end of our final day I was gifted a traditional Balinese “crown” which was filled with blessings from every participant who attended.  Thank you so much to Beck “Mama Bali” for holding such loving strength and support and co- facilitating and to Steph for organising all of the logistics and assisting during the training.

We only have one more Perth Diploma Training left which commences in July through to November.  This training is now Fully Booked Out and I am looking forward to meeting everyone who is attending.

For those interested in our trainings which will be Australia wide; dates for 2019 will be posted in our next newsletter.

Our next big event coming up at the Sanctuary is the Menstruation/Menopause Workshop which the Sanctuary is very proud to be hosting the amazing Jane Bennett who is coming to Perth for the first time to share her knowledge and wisdom in two powerful Workshops on the topics of Menstruation and Menopause. Jane is one of the co-founders of Mense-Ed an exceptional training program which provides practical and engaging menstrual education workshops for teachers and school staff to support the creation of a positive menstrual culture in their school

Please check out the full details below.

Last but not least, our Couples Retreat in Bunker Bay Dunsborough W.A. from the 21st – 23rd September has only one last place left for that lucky couple.  If you are interested please click here

Love and Peace,

Catherine Wood

Last Workshops for 2018

Reiki Training – Shoden Level 1

  • Date:               Saturday 4th August 2018
  • Time:               10am to 4.30pm
  • Address:          The Sanctuary Perth
  • Investment:     $175 (all inclusive)

BOOK NOW

Reiki is a Japanese word translated as 'spiritual energy'.  The rei meaning 'spiritual' and ki meaning 'energy'

It is perceived that energy of the conscious mind permeates the entire Universe; therefore Reiki is simply a healing tool for balancing and healing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body.

The history of Reiki dates back to the late 1800's and was founded by Mikao Usui.  Mikao Usui practised a martial art called 'Aiki Jutsu' when he was just 12 years old.  Many years later he became an instructor in "Yagyu Ryu' and gained 'Menkyo Kaiden' (the highest level and honour in weaponary).  At some point in Mikao's life he found enlightment and the ability to heal on all levels.  This healing energy is what the West knows today as the 'System of Reiki'.

 

Menstruation 2018

  • Date:               11th August 2018
  • Time:               10am to 5pm
  • Address:          The Sanctuary Perth
  • Investment:     $197 (all inclusive: lunch and handouts)

BOOK NOW

This beautiful and informative workshop will explore:

Keys to menstrual well-being

Self-awareness and empowerment through consciously cycling

Fertility: optimum conception

Fertility: effective contraception

Spirituality and menstruation: connection, meaning and service

Creating a positive introduction to menstruation for girls

Creating a positive menstrual culture: socially, politically, and economically

Ritual and celebration: acknowledge and transform

Preparing for a positive menopausal transition

The day will also include time in the beautiful and womanly art form of circle: sharing, telling stories, connecting, learning, laughing and may include a healing cry too.

 

Menopause Workshop 2018

  • Date:               12th August 2018
  • Time:               10am to 5pm
  • Address:          The Sanctuary of Ananda
  • Investment:     $197 (all inclusive: lunch and handouts)

BOOK NOW

Preparing for a positive menopausal transition

Contraception during peri-menopause

Keys to menopausal wellbeing

Identity: Who am I now?

Creativity, drive and focus: What do I do now?

Sexuality, intimacy and menopause: Hot or not?

Creating a positive menopausal culture: socially, politically, and economically

Spirituality and the menopausal transition: What is my purpose?

Ritual and celebration: acknowledging this important threshold

 

*****Attend both workshops at the special price of $330 (Normally $394) *****

 

ABOUT JANE

Jane Bennett is a social worker with over 36 years’ experience as a facilitator, counsellor and educator. Jane created A Celebration Day for Girls; Cool on the Inside and Fathers Celebrating Daughters and now trains facilitators internationally to present these popular programs. She was also featured in the movie "The Moon Inside You" which focuses on Global Menstruation for Women.

Jane is one of the co-founders of Mense-Ed an exceptional training program which provides practical and engaging menstrual education workshops for teachers and school staff to support the creation of a positive menstrual culture in their school.

Jane co-created The Rite Journey girls' year 9 programs and continues her long-standing educational role with Natural Fertility Management. She is the author of A Blessing Not a Curse and Girltopia: a world of real conversations for real girls, and co-author of The Natural Fertility Management Kits for Contraception and Conception and The Pill: Are You Sure It's For You?

Men’s Tantra Workshop

  • Date:               15th September 2018
  • Time:               10am to 5pm
  • Venue:             BUSSELTON Western Australia
  • Investment:     $197 (inclusive: lunch and Manual)

BOOK NOW

'An informative workshop which includes skills and techniques to master your Sexuality in becoming an Extraordinary Lover'

This Tantric Workshop is for men to discover their essential nature, purpose and life mission. It sets the stage for all men to be of greater service to humanity by beginning to know themselves intimately. It is an acknowledgement and understanding of manhood both primal and raw, emotional and spiritual. Through this journey comes motivation, compassion and the strength of the spiritual warrior that allows each man to return to friends, family and partners a more empowered and awakened man.

The philosophy and practices of Tantra once embraced, act as a catalyst for change, growth and initiation into the deeper aspects of masculinity, sacred sexuality and conscious relationships

What this Workshop will explore:

  • Tantra Philosophy
  • The Roles of Masculine/Feminine
    Re-defining your purpose and mission
    How to handle and understand pressures in your life including regulation of anger, frustration and depression
    Men's Sexual Health - Techniques to master erection strength, control and premature ejaculation
    Cultivation of Sexual Energy
    The Art of Extended Lovemaking
    The Gift of the Feminine - how to love a woman, spiritually, physically, emotionally and sexually creating healthy balanced and loving relationships

All welcome 18 years and over. Maximum 20 participants.

ARTICLE

WHO’S DRIVING YOUR VEHICLE?

When we consciously walk a spiritual path, nothing, absolutely nothing can stay in our comfort zone for long.  To see, grow and change deep seated patterns and blind spots is at times painful and tiresome because with Divinity always comes burdens (more spiritual responsibility), distractions (that try to hinder and throw us off our path and focus) and challenges (for the old will always come forward to be tested time and time again until we pass the test, see the lesson, change the karmic cycle).

There are times though that we will see glimpses of peace, stillness, heaven, nirvana, wisdom and consciousness and through every spiritual crisis (test) comes forth a spiritual purification and we go up one step further on the ladder towards self-realization. Just like peeling an onion, the layers of our shadow, our darkness, our lower nature (Kali) need to be seen, understood and trained by the mind to be dissolved back into the light of the soul.  Look at the Mind as the babysitter for our astral body (emotional body).  There has to be an alert driver in control and more often than not the emotional body is the driver…….driving us back towards old patterns of sabotage, unhealthy habits, addictions, bad choices that keep us continually bound to chains of suffering.

The Divine, the Sacred, the Omi Present, the God/Goddess all represent one thing, and that is light and why do we seek light?  Why do we seek this thing we call “the spiritual path””? one of the reasons is because light makes us feel good, light makes us feel alive, light reminds us that we are sacred, eternal and beautiful and this light is our soul, the soul is unity through consciousness so it is safe to say the more light our soul flows through its vehicle (the body) the more we will be presented with our darkness (burdens and distractions).

All of the above is great intellectual knowledge but how do we actually put this into practice in our daily life?

How do we navigate through the wilderness and train our mind to take charge of our lower nature (emotions)?

Imagine a spiritual path or a spiritual journey like walking through a magnificent valley where the sky is a glorious blue, a few pure white clouds are to be seen, we feel the breeze on our face, the warm sun shining down and we breathe in the fresh clean air.  There are flowers growing in the fields and a few trees here and there, we are aware of stillness within nature and a deep familiar joy in our hearts.  As we walk through the valley, head held up high, we trip on a rock; we bend down to look at it, pick it up and study it for quite some time.  The rock represents one of our wounds, a pattern of our lower nature and suddenly we are back in the memory and especially the feeling and emotion.  We put the rock down and keep walking but we are no longer 100% present within peace, there is a duality brewing inside and a subtle feeling flooding back into our consciousness.  This memory has brought up pain, or sadness, or anger or despair and it is familiar.  However we keep on walking and then we trip again on another rock, this time the rock is bigger and we stop to look down at it and pick it up studying it intensely.  Once again this rock represents something that lives in our “village in the mud” the lower nature of our personality and we are drawn into the feelings and emotions once again.  After walking and tripping a few more times we are suddenly aware that we are feeling very heavy and worn down.  We are back in our lower personality, a far place from when we first started our walk, in the joy of our soul.

(Copyright the Sanctuary of Ananda 2018)

NEW BOOK RELEASE

The Way of the Heart - Tantra Empowerment for women and connecting with your soul

I am so happy to announce the launch of my first published book "The Way of the Heart".

As women, we are constantly giving and nourishing outwardly to everything and everyone around us.  We sometimes forget the most important person we need to nourish first is ourselves.  The Way of the Heart gently and lovingly guides you on a journey to "know thyself" to integrate self-love, self-knowledge and self-realisation.

When we live from the heart we will find the essence to all things and from that essence we will discover peace, unconditional love, empowerment and the ability to weave all things in consciousness.

This is a beautifully presented work book for all women to explore the spiritual foundations of Tantra and the perfect gift to treat yourself or that special lady in your life.

Featuring chapters on:

  • The soul and the personality
  • Breathing and grounding techniques
  • Masculine and feminine roles and energy
  • Your orgasmic potential
  • Breast care
  • Womb care
  • Your sacred sexuality

To purchase your copy please visit www.thetantrashop.com AUD $24.99 includes postage and handling within Australia

"Discover how to empower yourself as a woman on every level; physically, emotionally, spiritually and sexually"

Volunteers Required

We are seeking men who would be willing to volunteer a couple of hours of their time to help our new Practitioners in Training further their skills, knowledge and confidence in basic Tantra principles and An Mo Tantric Massage.

These sessions are FREE, held at the Sanctuary of Ananda Perth and the duration is approx 2 hours.

The times required are:

Monday the 21st May 10am

Tuesday the 22nd May 10am

Wednesday the 23rd May 10am

Held in a safe, professional and supportive space.

If you are interested and would like to volunteer, please email our Admin Team at [email protected]

Thanking you.

Full Moon Meditation

If anyone is interested, the Sanctuary is holding a fire Meditation at the next full moon to Celebrate the Festival of WESAK. Please rsvp to [email protected].

Latest Newsletter at the Sanctuary

Hello and welcome to our latest Newsletter.

There have been so many delights to the start of this fabulous year; firstly I have had the pleasure of visiting the lovely town of Esperance in Western Australia teaching my workshops and private sessions for six days.  A favourite highlight was teaching a workshop to a group of young ladies aged 18 – 21 to help them become empowered in every facet of being a woman.  I also had a small window of opportunity to explore some sightseeing and visited Lucky Bay, Hellfire Bay and Frenchmans Peak and the scenery was absolutely spectacular.  Crystal clear waters and pure white beach sand that squeaked under your feet and I also got to witness a magnificent lightning storm across the ocean. 

Secondly, the first Module 1 and 2 training for the year has recently finished and a big Congratulations to the students who have just completed their training. I am so proud of you all for stepping into this journey and I look forward to doing it all again with you in a few months’ time in the Module 3 Practitioner Training. In the meantime, just take your time to process and integrate all of the information and as I always say "it is only when knowledge is integrated that it becomes wisdom". Thank you to Diana and Inca for assisting me, Donna for taking care of the Administration side of things and to my son Kale for teaching Mindfulness and Meditation.

And last but not least in some exciting news at hand, my new book is going to print next week so an update will be posted when it is due for release.

Until next time stay well and safe,

Catherine xox

UPCOMING COURSES AND TRAININGS

NEW!!!!!!!

FOUR WEEK MEDITATION COURSE

  • Dates:          3rd July, 10th July, 17th July & 24th July
  • Cost:            $120 (Four Week Course)
  • Times:          7pm to 9pm
  • Venue:         The Sanctuary of Ananda PERTH
  • Facilitators:   Catherine and Kale Wood
  • Click here to book online

This course is introductory, it aims to enable students to understand the differing nature between astral (emotional and relaxation) and mental meditations. In a small connotation;

Astral meditation refers to all those meditations that are based upon and promote feeling whether that feeling is one of relaxation or love. In reality they are emotional meditations.

Mental meditation refers to those meditations based upon the use of the mind, the process of thought which does not discriminate through emotions. It is the way in which individuals can understand divinity rather than just feel it.

Why do we focus on two differing types? Because everything you do should be your own choice and not by the influence of teachers or those you surround yourself with. It is why we feel we’re in a unique position to offer this introductory course.  Kale and Catherine teach very differently at times, the energy we use to teach is different due to the ray types we are governed by, and along with the many other differing attributes, put us in a unique position to offer more than one perspective on meditation. Those perspectives being astral and mental.  This is what every aspiring student should look for, the opportunity to see two sides of the coin simultaneously so they themselves can decide their own way forward.

This course will enable you to actually choose the direction you want your meditation work to proceed and therefore the direction you as an individual want to grow towards. This is much more important than just taking meditations home to practice, meditation is much more than this. Meditation can and should be incorporated into every moment and thought in your life, it is why we outline in the course the nature of man, the vehicle’s he is made up of, the planes we work in and the location of the soul. Then the true importance of meditation can be understood and is one of the key elements of this course.

INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED TRAINING

NSW - 21st April ***BOOKED OUT***

UBUD BALI – 6th June (7 Day Intensive) FOUR PLACES LEFT! Click here for all the info

PERTH Module 1 and 2 – 14th July (5 Day Intensive) click here for all the info

PERTH Module 3 – 13th October (5 Day Intensive) click here for all the info

PERTH Module 4 – 24th November (5 Day Intensive)

WOMEN’S WORKSHOPS

Menstruation – 11th August click here to book online

Menopause – 12th August click here to book online

REIKI TRAINING

Reiki 1 Shoden – 2nd June click here to book online

Reiki 2 Okuden – 8th July click here to book online

COUPLES

Couples Workshop (Celebrating Sacred Love) – 30th June click here to book online

Couples Retreat – Bunker Bay Dunsborough – 21st – 23rd September ONLY TWO PLACES LEFT! click here to book online 

 

"Couples Retreat Pullman's Bunker Bay Resort Dunsborough 21st - 23rd September 2018"

ARTICLE

What is Divine Feminine ENERGY?

So much has been written on subjects related to the Divine Feminine but what exactly does if refer to in esoteric teachings.

The feminine can be explored in a few different concepts:

Firstly, Feminine Energy on the Physical Plane: Includes the female form (body), breasts, the yoni (genitals) and menstruation.

Secondly, Feminine Energy on the Astral Plane: Includes passive cycles, emotionality, hormonal, the ability to share the openness of unity. Women are instinctively inclined to unity because they are receptive by nature.

The Qualities of Masculine and Feminine Energy:

MASCULINE 
Projected 
Light 
Positive 
Offensive 
Absolute 
Forward 
Dominant 
Absorb 

FEMININE
Receptive
Dark
Negative
Defensive
Relative
Backwards
Passive
Give

So what is Divine Feminine Energy?

The Divine Feminine is Absolute Reality; it is the Duality of Masculine/Feminine in a Divine Manifestation. Matter or Form is Feminine and Spirit is Masculine. 

True Masculine energy supports, protects, gives and is active and doesn’t need anything in return. True Feminine energy is passive, receptive, and gentle, absorbs light and beautifies the world.

So because we are talking about energy it is really important to understand that feminine energy is not necessarily that of a woman’s form, (body) as some women will have more masculine traits and some women will have more feminine traits. No one is 100% masculine or 100% feminine, we are a blend of these energies and some women can be more dominant in their masculine energy just like some men can be more dominant in their feminine energy and again I am not referring to a man or a woman in physical form, but the traits of the energy themselves.

People should know how masculine or feminine they are but they should also know how masculine or feminine they should be but remember either is ok, more masculine is ok, more feminine is ok because they are BOTH considered divine, either way it is about embodying THEIR own unique energy. It is so important in this new age to be what you are, not what people say you should be.

There is a trend of female empowerment or girl power; both of these are energetically masculine. The problem with the Western World is that girly girls are encouraged to not be girly, women have to be seen as strong women, career women etc. however the truth is women (or men for that matter) should have the right to be what they want to be and allow this flow of manifestation to be a natural expression of their Divine Self.

(Copyright The Sanctuary of Ananda 2018)

Upcoming Book Launch

They say that all good things come to those that wait and finally that time is just about here. I am so happy to share and also super excited to announce that one of my books is a week away from publication. After so many years of teaching in the field of Tantra I am nearly a published author 

I would like to acknowledge and thank Clare McAlaney and Carmen Jenner from Creatavision Publishing, especially Clare for all of her time and expertise in helping my book come alive. It has been particularly profound having an amazing female publisher that actually gets you and the work you do. Many thanks to Stef King for the awesome pic and Tamzan for the makeup, lastly to all the amazing women in my life who have helped, loved and supported me along the way (yes you are all mentioned in the book). It has been one of my biggest projects to date and what did I learn the most from it? Patience and Gratitude.

I will be sending out details as soon as the book is finalized with details where and how to purchase.

Much love,

xoxo

First time Workshops coming to Perth

The Sanctuary is delighted to be bringing to Perth for the very first time, Jane Bennett who will be presenting two very important and powerful Workshops just for women. 

Only a few places remain so don't miss out!!!!!

Menstruation 2018 

What you will learn at this Workshop:

  • Keys to menstrual wellbeing
  • Self-awareness and empowerment through consciously cycling
  • Fertility: optimum conception 
    Fertility: effective contraception
    Spirituality and menstruation: connection, meaning and service
    Creating a positive introduction to menstruation for girls
    Creating a positive menstrual culture: socially, politically, economically
    Ritual and celebration: acknowledge and transform
    Preparing for a positive menopausal transition 

(16 years and over)

  • Date:     10th February 2018
  • Time:     10am to 5pm
  • Cost:      $197 (includes lunch) $65 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE
  • Venue:    The Sanctuary of Ananda

The day will also include time in the beautiful and womanly art form of circle; sharing, telling stories, connecting, learning, laughing and may include a healing cry too.

BOOK ONLINE

Menopause 2018

What you will learn in this Workshop:

  •  Preparing for a positive menopausal transition
  •  Contraception during peri-menopause
  •  Keys to menopausal wellbeing
  •  Identity: Who am I now?
  •  Creativity, drive and focus: What do I do now?
  •  Sexuality, intimacy and menopause: Hot or not?
  •  Creating a positive menopausal culture: socially, politically, economically
  •  Spirituality and the menopausal transition: What is my purpose?
  •  Ritual and celebration: acknowledging this important threshold
  • Date:     11th February 2018
  • Time:     10am to 5pm
  • Cost:      $197 (includes lunch) $65 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE
  • Venue:    The Sanctuary of Ananda

The day will also include time in the beautiful and womanly art form of circle: sharing, telling stories, learning, connecting, laughing and may include a healing cry too. 

BOOK ONLINE

ABOUT JANE 

Jane Bennett is a social worker with over 36 years experience as a facilitator, counsellor and educator. Jane created A Celebration Day for Girls , Cool on the Inside and Fathers Celebrating Daughters and now trains facilitators Internationally to present these popular programs. She was also featured in the movie "The Moon Inside You" which focuses on Global Menstruation for Women. 

Jane is one of the co-founders of Mense-Ed an exceptional training program which provides practical and engaging menstrual education workshops for teachers and school staff to support the creation of a positive menstrual culture in their school. 

Jane co-created The Rite Journey girls' year 9 program and continues her long-standing educational role with Natural Fertility Management. She is the author of A Blessing Not a Curse and Girltopia: a world of real conversations for real girls, and co-author of The Natural Fertility Management Kits for Contraception and Conception and The Pill: Are You Sure It's For You?

For all enquiries please email [email protected] or Phone: 6311 2804. 

Christmas Newsletter

Hi everyone,

Welcome to our last Newsletter for 2017.

The silly season is here and for many people 2017 has been a challenging and revealing year which if we choose to look at it from a positive perspective, leads us that little bit further along the path of self-realization.  As this year comes to a close, it is important to reflect on this as the month of December can be very hectic and astrally stimulating especially whilst making preparations for the Christmas break.  It is the end of the year and people are tired, people are overwhelmed, so it is important to notice this and take time out and nurture you more than ever this month to avoid over doing it and then perhaps finding yourself in debt, over eating, over indulging and being triggered by family dynamics.  Balance is the key and mindfulness, to relax, slow down, enjoy the festive celebrations and not get caught up in unnecessary stress.

As this year comes to an end, I would like to thank all of our clients, students, practitioners and associates for all of your love and support.  It is and continues to be a joy dedicating my life to this philosophy, so much so that I am looking forward to another wonderful action packed 2018 (It will be 15 years since the Sanctuary was first founded) in the spirit of giving and sharing the gift of Tantra and Sacred Love. 

Next year we have some fantastic Workshops, Trainings and New Retreats on offer.  So please be sure to check out our yearly timetable below to take advantage of our EARLY BIRD SPECIALS.

In other news I am very close to launching two books that have taken me what feels like eons to complete. The wonderful Clare from the publishing company Creatavision has been working long and tirelessly on my Women's Book. Here is a sneak preview of the other one.

Last but not least I would like to wish everyone a joyful, safe, loving and relaxing Christmas and a Spiritually Prosperous New Year.

In Tantric Love, Catherine xox

Christmas Trading Hours

We will be closed Christmas and Boxing Day and open throughout the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Christmas Specials

Gifts for the Goddess

A beautiful gift idea that will be sure to make any Goddess smile. 

  • 2018 Moon Cycle Calendar
  • 2018 Moon Diary (Not too small and not too big, perfect to carry with you in your handbag)
  • Moon Goddess Book Marker
  • Women's Serpentine Jade Egg
  • Rose Geranium Olive Oil Soap
  • Chocolate

AUD $71.99  Free Express Postage within Australia (VALUED AT OVER $100)

https://www.thetantrashop.com/collections/everything/products/christmas-gift-pack-moon-goddess

Gifts for Lovers

A beautiful gift pack for lovers to enjoy the sensuality of sacred touch. 

  • 500ml pure fractionated massage coconut oil 
  • Tantric Gold Audio CD - Music for lovemaking and sensual massage 
  • Instructional Sensual Tantric Massage Audio CD 
  • 2 soaps and 2 Olive Oil fragrant soaps 

AUD $40.99 Free Express Post within Australia (VALUED AT $60)

https://www.thetantrashop.com/collections/everything/products/christmas-massage-gift-pack

What’s New in 2018

Couples Retreat - "Celebrating Sacred Love"

21st - 23rd September 2018 (3 Day Luxury Retreat)

Held at the magnificent Bunker Bay Resort in Dunsborough, an award winning world class hotel located in the superb South West of Western Australia and nestled alongside the crystal clear waters of beautiful Bunker Bay in the world renowned Margaret River Wine Region.

  • Embrace Closer Intimacy
    Enhance Deeper Communication and Connection
    Experience the Joy of Sacred Love

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 mesmerised in each other's touch and presence?

AUD $997 per couple (please see booking conditions)  Three places have gone already so book and pay your deposit of just $197 to secure your place today.

Book Now

 

Timetable for 2018

JANUARY

13th – Okuden Reiki 2 Level Workshop 

20th – 5 Day Intensive Diploma in Tantric Studies Advanced Training (Module 2) Please email [email protected] for further info.

FEBRUARY

3rd – Shoden Reiki 1 Level Workshop

10th – Menstruation 2018 Workshop PERTH

11th – Menopause 2018 Workshop PERTH

17th – Couples Workshop PERTH Valentines Day Special

24th Five Days Full Time Training – Accredited Certificate in Tantra Philosophy and An Mo Massage (Modules 1 and 2) PERTH

MARCH

3rd Part time Training – Accredited Certificate in Tantra Philosophy and An Mo Massage (Modules 1 and 2) PERTH

APRIL

6th – 3 Day Shanti Meditation and Mindfulness Retreat PERTH

20th – 7 Day Intensive Accredited Certificate in Tantra Practitioner Training (Modules 1-3) NSW

MAY

5th – The Way of the Heart Workshop for women PERTH

19th – Five Days Full Time Training – Accredited Certificate in Tantra Practitioner Training (Module 3) PERTH

JUNE

8th – 7 Day Intensive Accredited Certificate in Tantra Practitioner Training (Modules 1-3) BALI UBUD

AUGUST

18th - Five Days Full Time Training - Accredited Certificate in Tantra Philosophy and An Mo Massage (Modules 1 and 2) PERTH

SEPTEMBER

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A little story about Stone Soup

This is a story about Stone Soup, there are many variations on the story of stone soup, but they all involve a traveller coming into a town beset by famine.

The inhabitants try to discourage the traveller from staying, fearing he wants them to give him food. They tell him in no uncertain terms that there is no food anywhere to be found. The traveller explains that he doesn't need any food and that, in fact, he was planning to make a soup to share with all of them.

The villagers watched suspiciously as he builds a fire and fills a cauldron with water. With great ceremony, he pulls a stone from a bag, dropping the stone into the pot of water. He sniffs the brew extravagantly and exclaims how delicious stone soup is. As the villagers begin to show interest, he mentions how good the soup would be with just a little cabbage in it. A villager brings out a cabbage to share. This episode repeats itself until the soup has cabbage, carrots, onions and beets, indeed a substantial soup that feeds everyone in the village.

This story addresses the human tendency to hoard in times of deprivation. When resources are scarce, we pull back and put all of our energy into self-preservation. We isolate ourselves and shut out others.

As the story of stone soup reveals, in doing so, we often deprive ourselves and everyone else of a feast. This metaphor plays out beyond the realm of food. We hoard ideas, love and energy thinking we will be richer if we keep them to ourselves, when in truth we make the world, ourselves, poorer whenever we greedily stockpile our reserves.

The traveller was able to see that the villagers were holding back and he had the genius to draw them out and inspire them to give, thus creating a spread that none of them could have created alone.

Are you like one of the villagers, holding back? If you come forward and share your gifts you will inspire others to do the same. The reward is a banquet that can nourish many.