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

February Newsletter

Hello and welcome to our February Newsletter.

There have been a lot of personal changes that have transpired in the my life within the last few months and as a consequence fate has pulled me to create a centre in the South West of Perth and focusing predominantly in Bunbury teaching women's and couple's sessions only.  I have decided to put visiting Sydney on hold at this stage until this project is up and running and the opening of Ananda has come into fruition.

I will still be offering sessions in Perth though as well as Workshops however my main focus will be Bunbury and the Diploma in Tantric Training in Bali as well as the Women's and Couple's Retreats.  I have handed over all Men's Sessions to our lovely Practitioner Kylie who is doing such a wonderful job and I am extremely proud of her professionalism, integrity and attention to detail.  We have many fabulous new Practitioners on board now including David who is facilitating Women's Sessions and Massage and I am particularly looking forward to the launch of our new Hen's and Goddess Parties with Rachelle, Beck and Tracey as well as our Valentine's Day Couple's Workshop this Saturday.

We have some fantastic Workshops and Retreats coming up especially the honour of the White Tigress visiting Perth for the first time next week.  This particular Tigress has studied directly under Master Hsi Lai author of "The Sexual Teachings of the White Tigress (Secrets of the Female Taoist Masters) and "White Tigress Green Dragon" (Sexual Secrets for Youthful Restoration and Spiritual Illumination).  There will be a FREE seminar open for men and women on the 21st February 3.30pm to 4.30pm and a phenomenal workshop for women only on the 22nd.  Please see details in flyer below.

Lastly, my Masters have shared with me that lately there has been a lot of "inertia" energy.  Many people are stuck and procrastinating and not feeling like they are moving forward or aspiring to any new creative projects.  This "energy" has been felt just before Christmas and still continues hopefully not for much longer.  It is really important to note that in the teachings of advanced Tantra, one has to become the witness of these cyclic rythums which in turn allows us to flow with the current instead of fighting the natural cycles.  If you are finding a "lack of" or "resistance" within lately, just allow yourself to witness this state of being rather than questioning it.

Until next time, wishing you love in your hearts and joy in your soul.

Cathy Wood -Relationship and Sexuality Educator


Perth is so blessed to have a once in a lifetime opportunity to  discover and learn one of the world's oldest practices.  We have a few  laces left for the FREE INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR and only one place left for the WORKSHOP.  

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THE WAY OF THE HEART - Women's Level 1 Workshop

The heart radiates harmony, love and compassion, allowing divine love to flow freely from the centre of each woman, honoring the wisdom of each heart, knowing its divine perfection-and in this grace the heart is all-powerful. (Cathy Wood)

This Workshop will teach you how to start recognising what is soul contact and what is personality at play and how to merge and heal the lower filters back into the heart of Unity, soul consciousness.  For it is only when we merge with the unity within that we become the Divine orchestrator of abundant manifestation at will. This Workshop will also explore authentic spiritual practices of Santi Meditations and ancient women's practices of both Kaula and Mishra, balancing and embodying the sexual yin/yang poles to radiate our beautiful Shakti Goddess self.

This Level 1 Workshop is a must for all women aspiring to walk a deeper spiritual path of authenticity, knowledge of mind and devotion of heart.


  • Date:                      7th March 2015
  • Cost:                      $200 (Includes Lunch and Tantra Manual)
  • Time:                     10am to 4pm
  • Venue:                   The Sanctuary of Ananda
  • Facilitators:          Cathy Wood and Jackie
  • Bookings:              Please book online or please email [email protected]
  • Gift Vouchers available at the Online Tantra Shop
  • Payment Options


Reiki is: -

Spiritual Energy, A technique for activating, restoring and balancing of natural energy from within, A self help technique for personal growth and transformation, A non-intrusive technique, Simple, easy, safe and harmless, Energises your body and mind.

Reiki is not:-

A religion, cult or belief system, A form of mind control, A form of psychic healing, A massage technique, A way to invade the privacy of others.

  • Reiki 2 Level - OKUDEN - 14th MARCH 2015 9am to 5pm
  • Cost: $150 (includes 45 Page Manual, Certificate, Lineage and Lunch)
  • Reiki Master Level - SHINPIDEN - 8th MARCH 2015 9am to 5pm
  • Cost:  $250 (includes Manual, Certificate, Lineage and Lunch)

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

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Whether you want to re-ignite the passion back into your relationship, learn techniques to enhance lovemaking or simply build closer intimacy and connection with your partner, then this weekend getaway is definitely for you!

Held at the magnificent Smiths Beach Resort, pure heaven for beach lovers!  The Resort is the quintessential Australian beachside experience. It offers some of the finest resort style accommodation and facilities in Western Australia, making it the ideal base to embark on your Margaret River experience.

Nestled between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin, this architectural award-winning Small Luxury Hotel of the World provides the ideal base to embark on your Margaret River experience.


  • DATES:          2nd & 3rd May 2015
  • TIMES:          Officially starting Saturday 9am and finishing Sunday 3pm
  • WHERE:       Smiths Beach Resort - Smith Road, Yallingup PERTH
  • COST:            $895.00 per couple 
  • Please note: This does not include Accommodation. Please see below for great accommodation offers
  • BOOKINGS:    Book Online or email [email protected]
  • Gift Vouchers available at the Online Tantra Shop
  • Payment Options



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