August Newsletter - The Sanctuary of Ananda
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A Tantric approach to Life Counselling and Relationship Harmony
Established in 2006

August Newsletter

Hi everyone and welcome to our August Newsletter.

The 1st of August represents a global 'Birthday' date for horses and I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge my beautiful Palomino 'Groovy Speck'. 'Groovy Speck' known as 'Pep' was Australia's State Champion Quarter horse.   I grew up on a farm where horse riding was a huge daily part of my life and as a little girl I felt I could escape into a world of freedom, beauty and excitement that these beautiful creatures exude.   Sadly my beautiful friend passed away last year at the age of 27 which is an extremely old age in the horse world.  I was even riding him while I was pregnant with both my sons and his loving memory reminds me of the exhilaration, joy, love and freedom that Tantra continues to bring into my life.

Speaking of love and joy, the highlight for July was the last Couple's Retreat for 2011.  It was a fabulous weekend filled with many challenges and gifts and once I again I admired and honoured the couple's for willing to step up into their 'Coupleship'.  Thank you to all the wonderful couple's that attended this weekend especially to Janet and Rob who came all the way from Adelaide.  To Leah and Dyane, my beautiful Aphrodite Sisters and to Leah for all her dedication and support throughout the years at these retreats.  To my phenomenal teacher and friend Master Alex Lim for his vision, knowledge and wisdom to inspire the world through the truth of what Tantra really is and lastly to Sue Bartoll for working so hard providing us with healthy and nutritious meals.  These Retreats would not be possible without the supportive and loving network of these very special people.

Couple's Tantra Retreat - July 2011

In other news, because of so much confusion surrounding Tantra and so many people ringing me to discuss this topic, I felt compelled to briefly explain that the practice of authentic 'Tantra' has actually nothing to do with sex, it is a spiritual practice of elevating your level of consciousness into higher levels of oneness with the universe.  There are many aspects to Tantra and Tantric Sex is one component and is known in some circles as 'Red Tantra'. Tantric Sex is about experiencing the sexual energy and it is important to understand we are not 'sexual beings' we are in fact 'spiritual beings' experiencing sexual energy.   The Hindus believed Red Tantra is the quickest way to reach enlightenment through the merging of the physical bodies to unite the Shiva and Shakti (feminine/masculine) the divine oneness with the God/Goddess, 'I AM'.  I have chosen to embrace these teachings to reach as many people as possible to 'educate and awaken'  the true essence of Tantric Practice.  We are living in times where the mass consciousness is genital based working very closely in base chakra (Muladhara) activity of dense material consciousness of recreation and gratification sex.  For example, lust, greed, envy to name just a few.  The practice of Tantric Sex is in my opinion, only valid and only reaches the level of 'Tantra' when the heart centre, heart chakra (Anahata) is connected, activated and embodied, merging  with the other corresponding chakras (energy centres).  Tantra is about LOVE not SEX.  When love and sex are combined then together it becomes 'Tantric'.

"We are created as 'Gods in potentials', or if you prefer - 'in the image of our Creator'.  Male and Female created He Them.  Tantra says that we have, in our brain and psycho-spiritual apparatus, a vast treasure trove of undeveloped abilities.  In the normal course of human evolution, we will grow, develop, and utilize this potential - in millions of years!  Tantra offers a system to speed up that transformation in the entire structure of the brain, to attain full illumination and manifestation as soon as possible"

(Ecstasy Through Tantra - The amazing Dr Jonn Mumford Swami Anandakapila Saraswati))

Lastly, the Sanctuary is excited to be embarking on a new adventurous road called 'Fantasy Massages' bringing play, laughter, relaxation, stress relief and healing into people's lives.  Fantasy massages were created from the tantric sex concepts of sensuality, joyfulness, playfulness, freedom and surrender and we are in the process of building a brand new website for this new and exciting project.

Wishing you all a safe and peaceful month,

 Blessings and Gratitude.

Catherine xox

What's New!

Fantasy Massages - 'Welcome to the land of Fantasy'

The Enchanted World of the Goddess Cleopatra - Double Goddess

The Ultimate Two Goddess Massage Sensation!

Allow your senses to come alive in sheer delight by the Seduction of Tantric Touch.

Experience the ambience of candles, sensual music, fragrant oils, two beautiful goddesses dressed as Cleopatra, exotic food to tantalise and tempt your taste buds, giant soft peacock feathers caressing, teasing and touching every fibre of your skin, every inch of your body, soak in the ultimate Cleopatra hot milk and honey bath and lastly, indulge in the Sanctuary's new and phenomenal tantric SNAKE massage.  Four oiled gliding, slithering sensual hands running their hands over your body in unison, touching, healing, loving and pleasuring YOU! Finish with a  scrumptious platter and a toast to the Goddess Cleopatra.

An experience of true ecstasy, erotic indulgence, seduction and every man's dream!

 Cost: $350 Duration: 2 Hours 

The Seduction of Cleopatra

(Please note:  You must have experienced a Cleopatra Goddess to book for this session)

One of the most mind blowing, seductive and erotic Tantra sessions currently being offered in Australia.

The Seduction of Cleopatra is a collection of secret sexual pleasures directly passed down from the  Yellow Emperor of China to his consorts and the WhiteTigress.  This session is only for the brave and bold Shiva's who are willing to walk into the unknown world of mystery, intrigue, pure erotica and  the extreme thrill and pleasure of seducing two goddesses at the same time.

Be prepared for anything and everything and surrender to the heart and bliss of the golden goddess Cleopatra. 

The contents of this session will remain an enticing mixture of mystery and intrigue!

Cost: $600 Duration: 2 Hours  

Snow Goddess - Double Goddess

In a snowfield wonderland of bliss, surrender to the touch of the Snow Goddess!

Feel alive in the experience of eroticism, intense pleasure, sensual peaks, glistening candle light, romantic aroma, and alluring white silk lingerie whilst floating in a sea of luminous BUBBLES.

Cost:  $350 Duration: 2 Hours 

Aphrodite's Sisters - Triple Goddess

An intriguing, mysterious, intoxicating sensual massage that will arouse and tantalize your senses beyond your wildest dreams.

Then sit back, relax, unwind and enjoy watching the sister's joyful sensual play.

Cost: $550  Duration: 2 Hours

Coming Soon!

  • Arabian Nights - 4 Goddesses
  • The High Priestess - Double Goddess
  • Geisha - Double Goddess
  •  White Tigress, Green Dragon - Double Goddess

(Contents of all Fantasy Massages are now Trade Marked)

Sanctuary Aps Online Sessions!

New Business Hours

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 10pm
  • Saturday 10am to 1pm
  • Sunday 1pm to 9pm  

Hens Parties

My Ultimate Hens, Australia's largest organizers of Hens Parties has now merged with the Sanctuary of Tantra to provide and entertain Perth with the most exciting Goddess Hens Packages on the planet!

Get the girls together for an electric and fun Tantric Goddess Workshop! The perfect way to indulge in the perfect amount of risqué to celebrate your special day.  Your workshop will have all of your girls feeling flirty and fabulous, and celebrating being the beautiful sexy women they are. Celebrate in style with this popular and unique Hens party package!

Please click on the link below for further information or phone 1300339734 for bookings. 

New CD Release

RRP $24.99

I am delighted to announce the release of my new audio program "Women's Sacred Tantra Practices" for Vitality and Beauty.  This CD comprises of practices and exercises that I practice daily and some of which I have never shared or taught to the public before and was passed down me when I was in India.  Tantra for women whether single or in a relationship awakens the feminine goddess known as Shakti.  This audio program will help guide you through sacred practices to embrace and embody your Shakti, enhance and clear deeper healing from past wounds, increase vitality and creative energy, experience 'omni orgasmic joy' and reveal your inner and outer beauty. 


Couple's Massage Playshop 

This workshop has been designed by the Sanctuary to give couples the opportunity to explore the ancient tantric practice of TOUCH to connect pleasure, through play letting go of sexual inhibitions and surrendering into SEXUAL FREEDOM. 

Tantric Massage is an erotic, sensual experience creating pleasure for pleasure's sake and learning to be totally immersed in deep states of relaxation whilst building sexual energy (peaks or waves) through the body.

Tantric massage is a wonderful tool to bring more pleasure, depth and intimacy into love-making, to be used as part of foreplay or simply as a time-out experience with no expectations other than to be indulged, nurtured and loved. When we learn to surrender to pleasure, we also heal and energise and reach new heights of sensitivity to orgasmic energy. Sensual touch is one of the most beautiful experiences we can give to our beloved.

This workshop will also focus on the foundation practices of Tantra through breathing practices - to move sexual energy through the body, grounding - to become centred in the moment and strong in your core energy, heart connection- to connect physically, emotionally and spiritually in other words to really MAKE LOVE and Yab Yum Karma Sutra - Sexual Asanas.

  • WHEN:          13th August 2011
  • WHERE:        The Sanctuary of Tantra
  • TIME:            10am to 5pm
  • COST:            $379 per couple (all inclusive)

Includes lunch consisting of an delicious Aphrodisiac Platter, Tantra Massage Manual, Tantric Massage Oil and Gourmet Chocolates compliments from the Sanctuary.

Please note: There is no need to have had any prior experience in massage or tantra to participate in this workshop.  Discreet screens are placed between each couple for maximum privacy. 

Minimum of 5 couples. 

To ensure your place please book now by filling out this online form or emailing [email protected]

Women's Level 1 Tantra Workshop

8th July

Sexual energy is the consciousness that permeates our very being, our vital life force, energising, empowering and healing body, mind and spirit. This workshop is a MUST for any woman who is on the path to spiritual awakening, encouraging every woman to live their life as Sensual, Succulent and Powerful Women!

Cost: $100  Duration: 12pm to 5pm at The Sanctuary of Tantra

(Includes Afternoon Tea and Tantra Manual ) 

Usui Reiki Ryoho

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 know today as the 'System of Reiki'.

SHODEN LEVEL - Cost: $100 (80 Page Manual, Certificate and Lineage)

Next Shoden Workshop: SATURDAY 6th August 2011 10am to 5.00pm at The Sanctuary

OKUDEN LEVEL - Cost: $300 (45 Page Manual, Certificate and Lineage)

Next Okuden Workshop: - SATURDAY 27th August 2011 9am to 5pm

SHINPIDEN LEVEL - MASTER LEVEL Cost: $600 (35 Page Manual, Certificate and Lineage)

Next Shinpiden Workshop: SATURDAY 20th August 2011 9am to 5pm at The Sanctuary

* Please note:  Authentic Lineages are essential for acceptance as a Reiki Practitioner in either a hospice or hospital.

For bookings or enquiries please contact Cathy or book on line 

Community News

Witchy Poo's Creations

We have the honour of being on 85 sacred acres of land. We facilitate workshops and  tepee stays. we have on display and for purchase exquisite crystals.

  • August 13th - Getting back to nature tepee full moon stay.
  • Sunday 28th -August-stepping beyond limitations.

We would like to invite you to a day of music, healing, and meditation.

Facilitators: Jane Fitzgerald - Witchy Poo's Creations, Sirpa Lahti- Innergoodness, Julian Silburn - One Tribe HealingShamanic Journeys, Didgeridoo, Crystal Bowls, Inner Earth Healing, Crystal GridsFor more information / bookings please contact Jane on 0413340062 email [email protected]