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

Hi and Welcome to the Sanctuary's Latest Newsletter

The last few months have been intense and turbulent for so many people in many different ways.  Firstly, we have been through the WESAK Festival which always stimulates energy and just recently we have passed through THE SPIRITUAL FESTIVAL OF HUMANITY and during the full moon in Gemini.  This cycle has the potential to bring forth that which we need to see, work on and change.  So the cycles of the full moon and the humanity festivals of light can be used positively if understood.

If you are affected by these cycles, it’s very beneficial to be able to sit back and just observe and to not fight the resistance within to change or perhaps to look deeper into one self.

In recent news, during the Wesak Festival in April, I travelled to Albany in the South West of Perth with my assistant and fellow Practitioner Beck to facilitate two Workshops, The Way of the Heart and The White Tigress/Jade Egg for women.  The beautiful ladies of Herbcraft Albany, Lindi and Rose, Sponsored the Sanctuary to teach at this Event and I am very grateful for the opportunity to share more of the light of Tantra and looking forward to returning to Albany later on this year.

April was a really busy month at the Sanctuary as I also trained another wonderful group of Practitioners in the Module 1 Training Course and I was delighted with each student’s participation of displaying steadfastness and a dedicated commitment on their journey towards self-realization. 

Over the years, I have trained many people in this modality so I have decided to offer FREE Practitioner Practice Support Groups (PPSG) every 6 weeks where Practitioners can meet, learn, share and support one another in the energy of light and knowledge.  There are also skype group sessions for those that have done the training in Perth or Bali and live outside of Perth.

I am now taking enrolments for the next Module 1 Practitioner Training, scheduled for the 8th October. Click here to find out more

In other news, I am really excited to welcome to Perth a wonderful and experienced teacher who specializes in Men’s Sexual Qi Gong.  The Sanctuary is Sponsoring Simon Boylan who will be teaching a profound workshop just for Men on the 14th August in Perth.  This is definitely a workshop not to be missed and places are filling fast. Click here to find out more

I am also looking forward to heading off to Melbourne to meet with my beautiful co-worker Jenni Mears.  Together we are teaching a weekend Workshop for Women “The Way of the Wildly Feminine Heart” on the 17th and 18th June so Melbourne ladies you really are in for a treat so please don’t miss out as I don’t know when I will be returning back to Melbourne this year.

Another highlight for 2016 is our first International Retreat to be held in Bali in September.  Places for the Ultimate Intimate Couple’s Retreat are booking out so if you desire some much needed couple’s time, as well as a fabulous holiday and learning incredible life changing skills and techniques to ensure an amazing and fulfilling relationship then this Retreat is a must for you.  I will not be facilitating another Couple’s Retreat overseas next year so please don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity, it will change your life in such a positive, healing and dynamic way. Click here to find out more

Lastly, our Online Courses for Women are now fully operational and I am really enjoying the journey of sharing and growing with all the lovely ladies who have been inspired to join this online course.

So until next time, please take care for now and I wish you love in your hearts and joy in your soul.

Cathy Wood



Celebrating Sacred Love - Bali Ubud 12th - 17th September 2016 


Your relationship is one of the most important gifts in your life, so when was the last time you and your partner really took time out to connect, communicate, share sacred moments and became mesmerized in each other's touch? 

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 definitely for you! 

The Sanctuary was established in 2006 and is renowned for bringing couple's together in a safe, professional and respectful environment. Celebrating Sacred Love Retreats are a fun filled, dynamic and profound way to experience more love, joy and pleasure in your relationship. 

This is guaranteed to be a life changing experience, so if you are feeling inspired please join us for five magical nights embracing the journey of Sacred Love at one of Ubud's Beautiful Resorts.

Intimate Setting - Places are limited. 

BONUS OFFER: Book and pay your deposit by the 6th June and receive a beautiful complimentary Spa Package for two.

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The Way of the Heart is an introduction to Tantra for all women 18 years and over (single or partnered). 

This unique and sensational four week course has been designed for women to learn the foundation principles, philosophy and practices of authentic Tantra in the comfort and privacy of your own home.


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All lineages welcome

  • Date:       11th June (Reiki 2 - 23rd October)
  • Time:      10am to 5pm
  • Venue:    The Sanctuary Perth
  • Cost:       $300 (Includes Free Reiki Share Practice Days)

In traditional Reiki, Shinpiden means "Mystery Teachings".  It is the final level to the three systems of Reiki.

Shinpiden will give you the techniques and instructions on how to teach the Traditional System of Usui Reiki Ryoho. Once Shinpiden is completed all aspects of the system of Reiki become an integral part of life.

My Reiki Journey

I was first initiated into the system of Reiki on the 17th August in the year 2000.  This was the start of an incredible journey that changed my life on every level.

Over the years I have had the pleasure of sharing volunteer work for the Cancer Council, Balya Self Help and Wellness Centre as well as undertaking the position of President of the Australian Reiki Association in 2009.  In 2004 I completed a Reiki Degree called "The One Course" with Professor Mari Hall (International Association of Reiki) as well as a Reiki Master Shinpiden Level with Frans Stein from the International House of Reiki in Sydney Australia.

I have also shared Reiki at the Perth Conscious Living Expo in Perth and was instrumental in funding furniture for the new Balya Cancer Retreat in the Perth foot hills by hosting a Reiki Awareness Day with a wonderful colleague of mine Paula.

I am extremely passionate about sharing the teachings of Reiki and have taught over sixteen years many students in all three levels of the system of Reiki.

Reiki is and always will be my first love and if you are drawn to learn this healing system with me I encourage you to step forward onto the journey of self-realization, for it is a journey that is guaranteed to change your life body, mind and spirit.

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"Learn Ancient Chinese Sexual Secrets for Men" 

  • Date:       14th August
  • Time:      10am to 5pm
  • Venue:    The Sanctuary Perth
  • Cost:       $247 (includes lunch)

Kept secret from the public for centuries and exclusively reserved for the Emperor of China and his royal court - learn these powerful sexual secrets now and transform your sex life!

The techniques covered in this workshop will include:

  • The acupressure technique you can use to prolong sex and prevent ejaculation
  • The Male Deer Exercise to increase pleasure, performance and sexual energy
  • The 7 sex positions from the ancient Chinese sexual manual - The Plain Girl Classic
  • Thrusting techniques for greater stamina and pleasure
  • Sexual techniques and positions that promote healing
  • The way to safely circulate sexual energy
  • The potential dangers of cultivating sexual energy and how to deal with them
  • The Exploration of the roles and functions of Yin (Feminine energy) and Yang (Masculine energy) 

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TANTRA TRAINING MODULE 1 – Certificate in Tantra Practitioner Training

  • Date:        8th October (Saturday to Wednesday)
  • Time:       9am to 5pm
  • Venue:     The Sanctuary Perth
  • Cost:        POA

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 when in actual fact the true path of Tantra is Sadhana, a journey of discarding the layers of the personality nature through a deep inner soul searching journey that goes way and beyond the confines of just the form (the body). Tantra is a science of unlocking and decoding life’s many mysterious and discovering the mystery of self, self-realization, self-knowledge and self-love.

This Practitioner training provides a unique opportunity for the serious seeker who wishes to embark on this devoted path, shedding away the layers of the personality nature known as “glamour” to discover the true path of Santi that which is soul consciousness and unity of the heart. The three paths of traditional Tantra; Kaula, Mishra and elements of Samaya including Meditations from the Yoga Sutra’s will be taught during this training program as well how to facilitate and teach Tantra Sessions for men, women and couple’s. 

If you are ready to be challenged in a safe way, if you are ready to be awakened, if you are willing to see yourself and life deeper than ever before then please join us on this phenomenal journey.

This training course is held in a highly professional, supportive and respectful space.

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26th June

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3rd July

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THE ART OF HEALING TOUCH (Certificate in Tantric Massage Module1)

6th August

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28th August 


(written by Cathy Wood)

My teacher always says to me "be silent when everyone is speaking and speak when everyone is silent". What this means is that it is normal and natural to have periods of time when we take a step back from the world to contemplate, rest, rejuvenate and allow the unfolding to just be and then there are times when we are actively inspired, clear minded, energized, confident and enthusiastic with life. Cycles are a normal state of our consciousness and being, its learning to listen, recognise and trust in them that is the key to finding the answers and clarity we seek within.