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A Tantric approach to Life Counselling and Relationship Harmony
Established in 2006

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)

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)

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


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.


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


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


6th – 3 Day Shanti Meditation and Mindfulness Retreat PERTH

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


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


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


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


21st – Couples Retreat “Celebrating Sacred Love” Dunsborough Western Australia

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.