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Online Internationally Accredited Tantra Training

ONLINE TANTRA TRAINING with AITT (The Australian Institute of Tantra Training)

Internationally Accredited Tantra Training Modules 

MODULE 1 - Accredited Certificate in Tantra and Esoteric Philosophy

MODULE 2 - Accredited Certificate in An Mo Tantric Massage

(Both Modules are combined in this Online Training Course)

Tantra is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. It means to “weave” weaving the form (the body) with higher consciousness (the soul). The practice of Tantra is duality to unity which lifts humanity one step up from the animal kingdom, the basic primal desire nature and into the heart of the Divine.

The word “Tantra” has been used with much misunderstanding in society today that many have been misled by the glamour and perception that Tantra is just about physical pleasure based in the lower centres (chakras) when in actual fact the true path of Tantra is Sadhana, a journey of discarding the layers of the lower personality nature through a deep inner soul searching journey that goes way and beyond the confines of just the form (the body - involution).

Tantra is a science of evolution, unlocking and decoding life’s many mysteries and discovering the mystery of self, self-realization, self-knowledge and self-love. When self-love is awakened, we recognize this as unconditional love in others, our community, humanity and the soul.

"True Tantra is a system of duality to unity.  Of liberation from the human kingdom and a passageway into the Divine"

Why train with AITT:

  • We have been officially operating since 2006 
  • We are a Platinum Approved Training Provider with IICT (International Institute of Complimentary Therapists) and a Silver Ambassador Member with IICT
  • We can prove and verify 18 years of study and hands on experience teaching in all fields of Tantra right through from Pleasure to Tantric Massage and Esoteric Wisdom
  • We have over 62,000 followers on face book, one of the largest Tantra following's in Australia and New Zealand
  • Our training classes adhere to strict and professional boundaries and AITT's (The Australian Institute of Tantra Training) Training Code of Conduct

What you will learn:

  • The philosophy and a general overview of Eastern and Western Tantra brief description of the meaning of Esoteric Teachings (Mystery teachings of the East)
  • What is soul consciousness and what is the personality nature?
  • What is glamour on the spiritual path?
  • How to achieve stillness and live a life of Shanti (spiritual peace)
  • Masculine YANG Shiva and Feminine YIN Shakti - meanings, concepts and energy
  • Ritual – Mantra – Mudra
  • The Stages of Psychic Growth
  • Pranayama – Concentration and Meditation
  • What is Sexual Energy and how to cultivate to higher consciousness
  • A brief summary of the Sanskrit Chakra System and their role in Tantra and Healing
  • Communication skills to assist and empower you in every area of your life
  • Yoni and Lingam Sensual Massage Demonstrations on props
  • Tantra Exercises for Men
  • Tantra Exercises for Women
  • Tantric An Mo Massage – Theory and Practical 

The Online Accredited Training consists of:

  • 3 x 1.5 hours group Zoom Webinars (7 hours total webinar tuition)
  • 1 hour final group chat - questions and answers 
  • A private one on one zoom or phone session (1.5 hours) with Catherine Wood – Founder of AITT
  • One written assignment
  • Accredited Module 1 Manual (147 Pages of Content)
  • Accredited Module 2 Manual (15 Pages of Content)
  • Over three hours of in-depth video content – 17 Individual Tantra Exercises, Techniques and Meditations plus thorough instruction on how to perform the An Mo Massage
  • Massage Chart
  • Five recorded meditation classes
  • Three Tantra Audio Programs for Women, Men and the Tantric Massage
  • Two Internationally Recognized Accredited Certificates

Investment:  $597 ($297 Non-Refundable Deposit)

***Study at your own pace.  There is no time limit to finish this training***

There are four modules in this training program to qualify for the Diploma in Tantric Studies.  It is compulsory to attend Modules 3 and 4 in person.

Module 3 - Tantra Practitioner Training

Module 4 - Diploma in Tantra

Please click here for further information

After the completion of the group webinars, learning and studying the video exercises and techniques, completion of your finished assignment and your final private zoom or phone session (where you will be tested on the video content) has been completed, you will receive your Accredited Certificates.

Webinar Group Training Dates (via Zoom WST):

  • Sunday the 26th April 9am - 10.30am 
  • Saturday the 2nd May 9am - 10.30am 
  • Sunday the 3rd May 9am - 10.30am
  • Saturday the 9th May 9am - 10.00am (Final Group Chat: Questions and Answers)
  • Your private session will be organised individually

Please note: If you are unable to make the allocated webinar times, the recordings will be sent to you.

What you will need:

  • A computer, IPad or Mobile Phone (download Zoom.us)
  • Journal and Pen
  • Allocated time to study that is quiet and where you will not be disturbed
  • For the massage component - A partner, friend, family member who you can practice on (due to the Covid-19 recommendations with regards to social-distancing, this ideally would be someone at home).
  • Massage table or you can use a bed or futon on the floor
  • Yoga Mat and Cushion

Online Meditation this Wednesday

Self-empowerment books, workshops, healing modalities, yoga, conscious eating, fasting, exercise, these are all very important aspects to better health, body, mind and spirit, however the super glue that brings all these practices together is meditation.

Do you regularly meditate?

If not, why?

The practice, study and discipline of spiritual meditation builds a bridge from your personality (lower nature) to your soul so that you can feel and see the connection with the supreme power of love, wisdom, peace, strength and the unity of all souls.

This is where our true home resides.  This is where our reservoir of strength, creativity and passion lay.

If you are interested in learning more then please join us on zoom for an eight week online meditation course held every Wednesday evening at 6pm and every Friday morning at 6am for one hour WST.

Beginners welcome.  $20 per week for both sessions, pay for 4 weeks and receive 3 weeks FREE

If you are not able to attend a class, the recordings will be sent to you.

OM Shanti

Please register here

Latest News

Hi everyone,

Due to the world pandemic of the Covid-19 crisis, the Sanctuary is currently closed until further notice for all group trainings, workshops, and in person sessions.

We are open as usual for phone and skype consultations.  

Also, we have a few courses coming up online; a Meditation Course and the Esoteric Study Group is now online.  The Internationally Accredited Tantra Training Modules 1 and 2 "The Philosophy of Tantra and Esoteric Philosophy" Module 1 and "Tantric An Mo Massage and Chakra Balancing Massage" Module 2 will be launching ONLINE within the next 2 weeks.  The Module 3 "Tantra Practitioner Training" and Module 4 "Diploma in Tantric Studies" will always be facilited in person.  More news will be released on the online training soon.

Stay well everyone, keep safe and remember to have some down time each day in nature, to recharge your etheric bodies with positive prana, download the white noise and keep your mind calm.

With love,


Learn how to Embody Steadfastness, Resilience, Soul Purpose and Unconditional Love...................through Meditation 🙏


Due to the world pandemic, I have been inundated with so many requests to teach an ongoing, online meditation course.

The main aim of all meditation aside from relaxation is to embody greater soul contact, that which is known as ‘the voice of the silence’. When the ‘white noise’ of the world is dimmed, our light and wisdom can shine through with more strength, steadfastness and clarity.

The teachings will reflect the Tantra and Esoteric Path (The Mystery Teachings of the East) and my own 19 years experience in teaching and studying in this field. Its important to know, that just like you, I am still a student, forever learning and growing, purging and surging and it is my absolute pleasure to guide you in this tried and proven path.

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 Meditations - Astral 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 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.

💫 Meditations for relaxation and grounding body, mind and spirit

💫 Meditations to understand the Karmendriyas (the five exit doors) and the Jnanaendriyas (the five entry doors)

💫 How to meditate - posture, alignment, focus, where to meditate, how long to meditate and the pros and cons of meditation

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.  

The 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. Meditation can and should be incorporated into every moment and thought in your life, it is why I outline in the Course the nature of man, the vehicles' 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 you will discover during this Online Course.

Please click on this link to register


Science of the Soul - 6 Week Webinar Series

Monday 6th April @ 7pm Australian, Western Standard Time

Within these shifting times of social isolation due to a global corona virus pandemic we have a clear choice in front of us; to be frozen by fear and influenced by the vibrations of panic and worry, or to gravitate towards wisdom and light whilst remaining responsible, mindful and careful to the reality at hand.

You are invited to join the Science of the Soul 6 Week Webinar Series - to develop spiritual qualities that will govern the new-age. Hosted by Daniello Greco of the Australian Institute of Tantra Training.

This online learning pathway will introduce esoteric concepts and practical insights in which reflective pondering may aid personality refinement, and become an invitation to the path of ‘TRUE’ self-mastery.

We welcome all wisdom seekers who aspire to learn foundations of the mysteries and to experience deeper understandings of Soul consciousness.

Science of the Soul includes:

  • Access to esoteric wisdom and spiritual sciences describing the laws, planes and energies presiding over our universe;
  • Guidance toward embodied personality alignment and consciousness development;
  • An introductory pathway towards a deeper contact and relationship with Soul;
    Self-development strategies through esoteric-psychology.

The intention is for you to be able to create a formidable vibration of light to counteract the energies of uncertainty and fear which is present in our global community.

Within each form lies hidden the Soul. Within any group lies a source of potent energy, again the Soul.

Webinars are held on a private Zoom chatroom. You will need to click the link which will be sent to you via email after registration and payment.

Webinars will run for 90 min each.
Monday 6th April 7pm, Australian, Western Standard Time.

Please arrive to the webinar 5 minutes early.

Classes are $15 each or the 6 week series can be purchased upfront for $75.

“The enterprise upon which you are entering is a tremendous one; it involves a re-orientation of your life and life methods” – A.A.B

 Please click on this link to register

Internationally Accredited Tantra Training

It's the last day to take advantage of our early bird specials for the Accredited Tantra Training Modules 1 and 2 (3 day training) with AITT (The Australian Institute of Tantra Training) normally $997 early bird price $897. Places are nearly full. All that is required to secure your place is a non-refundable deposit.

PERTH - 7th March (one place left) and the 4th April
CANBERRA - 6th June
SYDNEY - 13th June
BRISBANE - 8th August
ADELAIDE - 15th August

Couples Retreat - Celebrating Sacred Love 2020


21st and 22nd March @ The Novotel Vines Resort Swan Valley Perth W.A.

"recently featured in the latest edition of Y Mag, Australia's number one empowerment magazine for women"

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?

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!

Celebrating Sacred Love Couples Retreats will empower your relationship to:

💖 Enhance Sacred Intimacy
💖 Experience Deeper Communication and Connection
💖 Embrace the Joy of Sacred Love
💖 Enjoy quality time together

Our 26th Couples Retreat will be held at the Spectacular Novotel Vines Resort in the majestic Swan Valley Perth Western Australia and includes:

2 Days of Intimacy Seminars - The History and Philosophy of Tantra and Sacred Love for Couples
All meals excluding breakfast
Couples Sacred Love Gift Pack
Special Discounted Rates available for couples who stay at the Resort

Couples are describing these Retreats as “just amazing and not to be missed”.

For further information or to book your place please click here

The Australian Institute of Tantra Training

On the 30th January I officially launched AITT The Australian Institute of Tantra Training and so proud to share the amazing teachers we have on board throughout Australia and there is a few more to come 

Our intent is to inspire group consciousness and offer a wide range of different healing and holistic modalities for people to explore and learn for a great teacher once shared with me "it is only when knowledge is integrated that it becomes wisdom".

In a few weeks time we will be introducing you to our Accredited Teachers and the Modality they will be teaching at AITT.

Embody your Femininity

The sequel to the men's audio program "Learn, Reclaim, Embody your Masculinity is launching world wide very soon and every single sale will be going directly to the Australian Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade for much needed masks. 

We are also incredibly honored to be featured inside the new edition of Y Mag, Australia's number one incredible empowerment magazine for women is the Sanctuary's upcoming and very popular Couples Retreats for 2020

COUPLE'S RETREAT - Celebrating Sacred Love

21st and 22nd March @ The Novotel Vines Resort Swan Valley Perth W.A.

Celebrating Sacred Love Couples Retreats will empower your relationship to:

💖 Enhance Sacred Intimacy
💖 Experience Deeper Communication and Connection
💖 Embrace the Joy of Sacred Love
💖 Enjoy quality time together

For full information on our 26th Couples Retreat and to book online please click here

Only four places remain.

Tantra Specials

ONLY two more days left to take advantage of our Tantra Shop SPECIALS to welcome in the New Year.

Women's Online Course (Normally $99.00 SPECIAL $74.25)
Women's Workshop The Way of the Heart(Normally $197 SPECIAL $147.75
Jade Eggs (SPECIAL $60.00 NOW JUST $33.75 - Limited Stock left)
Couples Retreat (SPECIAL $997 NOW $747.75)
Massages, Couple's Counselling, DVD's, Tantra Audio Programs, Books and so much more.

Please visit www.thetantrashop.com

Season Greetings

From all of us at the Sanctuary of Ananda, we wish you a very Peaceful and Joyous Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Sanctuary this year and we look forward to seeing you again in 2020 with the exciting launch of our new school "The Australian Institute of Tantra Training" plus a bonus Couples Retreat on the 21st and 22nd March at Novotel Vines Resort.

If you are looking for that perfect tantric gift for friends or your beloved then please visit our Tantra Shop www.thetantrashop.com to take advantage of our 10% off Storewide (Valid until the 13th January 2020)

We are now closed for the holiday season and will re-open on Monday the 6th January.

Long Service Leave

Public Announcement

I am putting this out there to let everyone know that from the 25th November until the 6th January I will be taking a very much needed self imposed long service leave. During this time I will not be answering SMS, texts and emails. My wonderful Admin staff will be monitoring these in my absence.

I am now fully booked out until the week of the 15th November so if anyone is interested in either a private tantra session, counselling or phone consult with me now is your time to book in advance.

After 16 years of dedicated service I am really looking forward to taking some time off that will be longer than a week 🙂 which will be heaven. During this time I will be finalizing some huge announcements that I have in store for when I return that will redefine the Sanctuary of Ananda in 2020.

With love xox

2020 Events published so far:

🌟Reiki 2 Okuden Training - 18th January

🌟Couples Workshop - 19th January

🌟Reiki 1 Shoden Training - 15th February

🌟Accredited Tantra Training Module 1 and 2


 and MELBOURNE dates coming soon!

🌟Accredited Tantra Training Module 3

🌟2nd May PERTH

🌟Couples Retreat Celebrating Sacred Love 18th - 20th September PERTH