New Practitioner Training and Couple's Retreat - The Sanctuary of Ananda
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A Tantric approach to Life Counselling and Relationship Harmony
Established in 2006

New Practitioner Training and Couple's Retreat


MODULE 1 (8 Full Day Intensive Program) 

Dates: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th and 13th APRIL 2016 PERTH 

The Sanctuary of Ananda, established since 2006, is an approved training provider with IICT (International Institute for Complimentary Therapies). 

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.

Whether you are wishing to embark on a new lucrative career, add another healing modality to your practice or take yourself on a transforming experience then this training program is for you! 

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 me on this phenomenal journey.

This training course is held in a highly professional, supportive and respectful space and is an Approved Training Provider with IICT (International Institute for Complimentary Therapies).

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The Sanctuary of Ananda, together with Sanctuary Travel proudly present:


"Celebrating Sacred Love"

12th - 17th September 2016

Ubud Bali

Private Resort - Intimate Setting (Places are limited)

Investment: $3595 per couple

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 become 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!
Please join us for five magical nights embracing the journey of Sacred Love at one of Bali's finest and prestigious Resorts.

Celebrating Sacred Love

This amazing life changing Retreat was created by the Sanctuary for Couple's to Celebrate their Sacred Love, learning tools and techniques to embraces the teachings of Tantra as a holistic approach to life counselling.  

Intimacy starts with knowing self first, then getting to know your partner, integrating a beautiful harmonious relationship that connects two people emotionally, physically and spiritually.   

Whether we are aware of it or not, every human being is engaged in some form of sexual practice which can vary from thoughts to actions, indulgence to abstinence. Sexuality is indeed the most powerful force in human nature and most people will feel confident when this joyous flow becomes an expression of self.

Intimacy, like anything in life has to be learned and what an exciting discovery to behold. After many years of studying and teaching in the field of Tantra I discovered there are two major ingredients to the union of ‘great sex’ known in Tantric terminology as “Sacred Union” and that is emotional sex and physical sex.

When we concentrate and focus on the exploration of emotional sex first, we integrate all of the principles of friendship, trust, communication, joy, safety and love into our scared union, this builds the core foundation for intimacy. There is no greater liberation than allowing ourselves the freedom to surrender to the deepest abyss of the oceans of our emotions, from our light to our dark. To feel vulnerable present and safe with our beloved, allows our hearts to open and connect deeper into the heart of Sacred Love.

The practice of Tantra teaches us to become the witness, the observer of the play of life and the roles of the masculine/feminine at play. A woman embodied in her heart, her Shakti will know instinctively how to honour and appreciate her lover. For him, her femininity feeds him nourishment and love and becomes an insatiable thirst to let her go. A man embodied in his Shiva essence, the powerful wise and strong yet gentle and aware masculine will understand how to cherish his woman and saturate her with his love, he will know how to touch her, where to touch her, what to say, when to say it and when to give her space. This is one of the reasons throughout time men were known as “gentlemen”. They knew how to treat and respect a lady. It is only through his Shiva presence that a woman will feel safe and balanced, safe to surrender to her power of the flame and passion; she will know in that moment that she represents every woman in the Universe to her beloved.

When Sacred Space is celebrated in this joyous harmonious dance, we experience the union of duality, spirituality and love through the soul, physical ecstasy through the body and the senses and the spirit comes alive, fully conscious of the unconscious. This is the merging of emotional and physical sex called “Tantric Sacred Union” or Unity.

As you experience higher stages of orgasm and love, all boundaries will dissolve, allowing you to merge with your higher self and spirit as well as the entire Universe. These states are indescribable. It is like an endless wave, there is no beginning, no end, a beautiful ocean of eternal bliss, the journey of Tantra.

Our Professionalism is Guaranteed

The Sanctuary is renowned Australia wide for bringing couple's together in a safe, professional and respectful environment.  There is strictly no nudity involved at this Retreat and boundaries are to be adhered to at all times. Celebrating Sacred Love Retreats are a fun filled, dynamic and profound way to experience more love, joy and pleasure in your relationship and a deeper insight into the world of Sacred Love.

"We honour your relationship"

About Cathy Wood

Hi, I'm Cathy Wood, the founder of the Sanctuary of Ananda.  I am delighted to be facilitating my 53rd Retreat "Celebrating Sacred Love" right in the heartland of beautiful Ubud Bali. I am extremely passionate about what I live, breathe and teach and have experienced first hand the amazing life changing gifts and benefits that Tantra brings.  

I believe that 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.

Your partner is your "mirror", a mirror to show you more of who you are from your highest aspect to the lowest.  Real intimacy starts with being able to see both dualities in each other and sharing with loving gentle kindness "the blind spots" that hold us bound to old patterns and imprints which can continue to sabotage growth and deeper connection.  To merge together deeper is a surrender and willingness to shed away the glamour of what holds you back from being your true intimate self.

There is no such thing as the 'perfect' relationship because the dynamics of relationships contain many facets from communication all the waythrough to touch.  Relationships have to be continually worked at, nourished with patience and devotion otherwise the years go by and before you know it stagnation and feelings of not being cherished, appreciated and honoured creep in. 

The information and exercises that I teach at this Retreat will provide you with a set of tools to start creating a life long relationship that nourishes you to your very core.  When our relationship with self and our beloved is flourishing, this expansion flows into all areas of our life.

I really look forward to meeting you and sharing this amazing journey, a journey that will change your life.

Blessings with love, Cathy Wood

Your Celebrating Sacred Love Retreat Includes:

  • 5 Nights/6 Days Accomodation at one of Ubud's finest Resorts
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Breakfast Daily (set A La Carte)
  • Welcome drink and cold towel on arrival
  • Opening Dinner
  • Closing farewell dinner
  • Four Retreat Lunches
  • Daily afternoon tea between 3pm and 5pm
  • Daily set up complimentary tropical fruit basket
  • Daily 2 bottles of mineral water
  • Intimacy Seminars - The History and Philosophy of Sacred Love
  • The 5 Love Languages
  • Foreplay all day - the art of sensual loving
  • Breathing techniques for relaxation and to stabilize emotions and thoughts
  • Grounding techniques to create stillness and become present in the 'moment'
  • Meditation for deeper focus, clarity and energy known as "Santi" (to experience inner peace)
  • Stimulation and activation of the 5 senses through taste, touch, sound, sight and smell
  • Techniques for stronger erection strength and control
  • Creating Sacred Space to connect to the higher aspect of what Sacred Love feels and looks like
  • The "roles" of the masculine/feminine - the polar opposites of duality to unity
  • Communication - the art of listening and speaking with clarity
  • Orgasms - The cultivation and healing power of orgasmic bliss for men and women
  • The healing power of touch - how to give pleasure and how to receive pleasure
  • Tantra Asanas - Kama Sutra Sexual Positions - Understanding how sexual energy moves, flows, cultivates and more importantly why?
  • What makes women tick? - Journey into the deepest ocean of the heart of the feminine and learn to really see, feel, pleasure and understand a woman on every level - emotionally, physically and spirituality.
  • BONUS - One private consult and tuition with Cathy Wood

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