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

Latest Newsletter at the Sanctuary

Hello and welcome to our latest Newsletter.

There have been so many delights to the start of this fabulous year; firstly I have had the pleasure of visiting the lovely town of Esperance in Western Australia teaching my workshops and private sessions for six days.  A favourite highlight was teaching a workshop to a group of young ladies aged 18 – 21 to help them become empowered in every facet of being a woman.  I also had a small window of opportunity to explore some sightseeing and visited Lucky Bay, Hellfire Bay and Frenchmans Peak and the scenery was absolutely spectacular.  Crystal clear waters and pure white beach sand that squeaked under your feet and I also got to witness a magnificent lightning storm across the ocean. 

Secondly, the first Module 1 and 2 training for the year has recently finished and a big Congratulations to the students who have just completed their training. I am so proud of you all for stepping into this journey and I look forward to doing it all again with you in a few months’ time in the Module 3 Practitioner Training. In the meantime, just take your time to process and integrate all of the information and as I always say "it is only when knowledge is integrated that it becomes wisdom". Thank you to Diana and Inca for assisting me, Donna for taking care of the Administration side of things and to my son Kale for teaching Mindfulness and Meditation.

And last but not least in some exciting news at hand, my new book is going to print next week so an update will be posted when it is due for release.

Until next time stay well and safe,

Catherine xox




  • Dates:          3rd July, 10th July, 17th July & 24th July
  • Cost:            $120 (Four Week Course)
  • Times:          7pm to 9pm
  • Venue:         The Sanctuary of Ananda PERTH
  • Facilitators:   Catherine and Kale Wood
  • Click here to book online

This course is introductory, it aims to enable students to understand the differing nature between astral (emotional and relaxation) and mental meditations. In a small connotation;

Astral meditation refers to all those meditations that are based upon and promote feeling whether that feeling is one of relaxation or love. In reality they are emotional meditations.

Mental meditation refers to those meditations based upon the use of the mind, the process of thought which does not discriminate through emotions. It is the way in which individuals can understand divinity rather than just feel it.

Why do we focus on two differing types? Because everything you do should be your own choice and not by the influence of teachers or those you surround yourself with. It is why we feel we’re in a unique position to offer this introductory course.  Kale and Catherine teach very differently at times, the energy we use to teach is different due to the ray types we are governed by, and along with the many other differing attributes, put us in a unique position to offer more than one perspective on meditation. Those perspectives being astral and mental.  This is what every aspiring student should look for, the opportunity to see two sides of the coin simultaneously so they themselves can decide their own way forward.

This course will enable you to actually choose the direction you want your meditation work to proceed and therefore the direction you as an individual want to grow towards. This is much more important than just taking meditations home to practice, meditation is much more than this. Meditation can and should be incorporated into every moment and thought in your life, it is why we outline in the course the nature of man, the vehicle’s he is made up of, the planes we work in and the location of the soul. Then the true importance of meditation can be understood and is one of the key elements of this course.


NSW - 21st April ***BOOKED OUT***

UBUD BALI – 6th June (7 Day Intensive) FOUR PLACES LEFT! Click here for all the info

PERTH Module 1 and 2 – 14th July (5 Day Intensive) click here for all the info

PERTH Module 3 – 13th October (5 Day Intensive) click here for all the info

PERTH Module 4 – 24th November (5 Day Intensive)


Menstruation – 11th August click here to book online

Menopause – 12th August click here to book online


Reiki 1 Shoden – 2nd June click here to book online

Reiki 2 Okuden – 8th July click here to book online


Couples Workshop (Celebrating Sacred Love) – 30th June click here to book online

Couples Retreat – Bunker Bay Dunsborough – 21st – 23rd September ONLY TWO PLACES LEFT! click here to book online 


"Couples Retreat Pullman's Bunker Bay Resort Dunsborough 21st - 23rd September 2018"


What is Divine Feminine ENERGY?

So much has been written on subjects related to the Divine Feminine but what exactly does if refer to in esoteric teachings.

The feminine can be explored in a few different concepts:

Firstly, Feminine Energy on the Physical Plane: Includes the female form (body), breasts, the yoni (genitals) and menstruation.

Secondly, Feminine Energy on the Astral Plane: Includes passive cycles, emotionality, hormonal, the ability to share the openness of unity. Women are instinctively inclined to unity because they are receptive by nature.

The Qualities of Masculine and Feminine Energy:



So what is Divine Feminine Energy?

The Divine Feminine is Absolute Reality; it is the Duality of Masculine/Feminine in a Divine Manifestation. Matter or Form is Feminine and Spirit is Masculine. 

True Masculine energy supports, protects, gives and is active and doesn’t need anything in return. True Feminine energy is passive, receptive, and gentle, absorbs light and beautifies the world.

So because we are talking about energy it is really important to understand that feminine energy is not necessarily that of a woman’s form, (body) as some women will have more masculine traits and some women will have more feminine traits. No one is 100% masculine or 100% feminine, we are a blend of these energies and some women can be more dominant in their masculine energy just like some men can be more dominant in their feminine energy and again I am not referring to a man or a woman in physical form, but the traits of the energy themselves.

People should know how masculine or feminine they are but they should also know how masculine or feminine they should be but remember either is ok, more masculine is ok, more feminine is ok because they are BOTH considered divine, either way it is about embodying THEIR own unique energy. It is so important in this new age to be what you are, not what people say you should be.

There is a trend of female empowerment or girl power; both of these are energetically masculine. The problem with the Western World is that girly girls are encouraged to not be girly, women have to be seen as strong women, career women etc. however the truth is women (or men for that matter) should have the right to be what they want to be and allow this flow of manifestation to be a natural expression of their Divine Self.

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