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

July/August Workshops

Do you know what women really want?

'An informative workshop for men including skills and techniques to Master your Sexuality in becoming an Extraordinary Lover' 

Facilitated by  Cathy Wood and Dyane Hart


Every woman has a longing, a deep desire to be truly loved, desired, cherished and sexually satisfied by her lover.  It is the nature of Yin (the feminine energy) to feel, so this workshop has been designed for you to learn, enjoy, have fun and explore what women really want emotionally and sexually in a safe and confidential environment.  

The content of this workshop has been taken from years and years of experience and research collected from many Women's Tantra Workshops and Retreats I have had the pleasure to facilitate as well as the thousands of private sessions I have been blessed to share with men.  Dyane and myself  look forward to having you join us for an amazing afternoon to explore the feminine through the ancient art of Tantra - A Gift of Love.

  • WHEN:                       30th July 2011
  • TIME:                         12pm to 5pm
  • WHERE:                     The Sanctuary
  • COST:                          $100 per person (includes lunch, tantra manual and door prizes)
  • WHAT TO BRING:  Bottle of water

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Topics covered in this Introductory Workshop:

  • How Tantra can enhance your love life 
  • Skills to Master Erection Strength, Control and overcome Premature Ejaculation
  • Tantric Breathing Techniques to Enhance and Increase Libido and Life Force Centre
  • The Art of Extended Lovemaking (Techniques to be able to make love for hours)
  • Healthy Feminine/Healthy Masculine Energies
  • Positive/Negative Sexual Poles and how they affect love making
  • Big Draw Orgasm (Full Body Orgasmic Pleasure without Ejaculation)
  • Women's Orgasms - Everything you should know about the 9 levels of a woman's orgasm
  • Women's Ambrosia (Female Ejaculation) and Women's Anatomy
  • Understanding and supporting your woman through menopause
  • Exploring a Woman's body - How a woman yearns to be desired through touch 
  • The Emotional, Spiritual and Sexual needs of a woman
  • Yoni Massage Demonstration 
  • Breast Massage Demonstration

To register your place, please email [email protected].  All welcome 18 years and over.  Maximum 20 participants.  Minimum 6.

Please note:  All participants are fully clothed at all times during this workshop.

Men's Tantric Circle

26th JULY 7pm - 9pm

The Men's Tantra Circle, is a safe container to be in the presence of like minded men, to provide a confidential and supportive bond to embrace the ancient teachings of 'Tantra for Men' and to connect back to the deeply grounded masculine spirit. 

Ancient primral cultures were aware of the importance of the rites of passage marking a crossing into manhood and for men to become deeply centred into their masculine and feminine energy.   

Unfortunately theses rites and supportive circles have been lost in western society and it now time for all men to step up into their power of the Shiva 'masculine energy'. 

This circle is an opportunity to talk and learn about men's sexualty through Tantric practices that include:

  • 'The Male White Deer' 
  • Ejaculation Strength and Control
  • Full Body Orgasm
  • Positive and Negative Sexual Poles 
  • Yoni Massage

Facilitated by Kris (Sanctuary Practitioner). 

The circle welcome's men of all ages (16 and up), no experience in Tantra is necessary.   

Cost: $20  Venue: The Sanctuary 

Couples Tantric Massage Workshop

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 of pleasure) through the body, known as 'Energy Orgasmic'.

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.

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

Includes a delicious Aphrodisiac lunch, 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 required. 

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

Women's Sacred Heart Circle

The Sacred Goddess Heart Circle is a Temenos (sacred space of knowledge and learning without judgement) for the feminine spirit to connect, love, laugh and cry.  A beautiful safe space to practice Tantra, Mantra's, Jade Egg Kegel exercises, Energetic Sacred Spot Massage or to simply chat and anything else that goes within the safe boundaries of the circle.  The Sanctuary encourages all women to attend and is open to women of all ages (16 and up).  Bring a friend or two, no experience in Tantra is required. 

  • Time:       7pm to 9pm
  • Where:    The Sanctuary
  • Cost:       $20.00
  • Bring:      Shawl, socks, water bottle, cushion and small plate to share

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'.

There are 3 levels to the system of Reiki:

SHODEN - Level 1 Reiki

(Healing self and others)

OKUDEN - Level 2 Reiki

(2 healing symbols are taught and 1 symbol for absent healing)

SHINPIDEN - Reiki Masters

(Last sacred symbol taught and the techniques to teach others)

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.

CLASSES for 2011

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 

New Business Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday 9am to 10pm

  • Saturday 9am to 1pm

  • Sunday 12pm to 9pm