News from the Sanctuary (April) - The Sanctuary of Ananda
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A Tantric approach to Life Counselling and Relationship Harmony
Established in 2006

News from the Sanctuary (April)

Hi everyone,

I trust you enjoyed a lovely and relaxing Easter Break.

For quite some time now, I have been overwhelmed with a constant influx of many daily text messages and have found it virtually impossible to find the many hours required in a day to respond to them all, so I have decided to disconnect the Sanctuary's mobile phone number 0404 403 757.

Bookings and enquiries can still be made by either phoning our friendly staff on our land line 08 6311 2804 or emailing us at [email protected]

This is fast proving to be a much more viable and time effective method of responding to every enquiry within the normal business working day.

In other news, for many years I have worked tirelessly teaching Tantra to many wonderful people and creating some new ventures and projects along the way including Ananda's Retreat Centre which has been faced with some interesting challenges this year including financial, sponsorship's and other private matters which I am more than happy to discuss with anyone that wishes to contact me. This project is still absolutely coming into fruition and as I have shared in previous posts I am not the sole owner or creator of this centre, however, the original attachment I had to something material and glamorous no longer holds as much attraction to me as it once did. It will open when it's meant to and as I look back and surrender to any outcome which my personality once looked for as well as many others, I realize Ananda is not about a building, it's about the anchor of light that Ananda holds through me no matter where I am or where I am based and at the end of the day that is all that matters and that is the perfection of the now. As the saying goes "everything has a purpose".

So it's become a perfect opportunity for me to slow down slightly and to make this year deliciously more about me, just for a change and going at a snail's pace is something foreign but one that I am starting to really enjoy. Whilst I am still working (3 days a week in Bunbury) and the rest in Perth, I am really nourishing my body and spirit with a new outlook on life which is full of zest, joy and new beginnings. I love waking up to the beautiful beaches of the south west and exploring life's amazing opportunities.

I have also had a huge image makeover to correlate with the many changes that are taking place within and around my life.  The long blonde locks are gone and I have much shorter and darker hair now which is a reflection of finding me on a much deeper and authentic level.

This opportunity has also given me new found inspiration, much needed rest and rejuvenation and a redefining of the Sanctuary's goals and future which includes a new website, new logo and new colors as the old platform that was created in 2008 is so outdated now, finishing my book and online courses as well as a change of direction moving away from Tantra and concentrating more on the practices of the Dao.

Speaking of the Dao, I am really excited to announce that the White Tigress including a Master Sexual Daoist will be visiting Perth again on August the 9th which will be so wonderful and of course all info will be updated as it comes to hand.

Lastly, places for the DIPLOMA in TANTRIC TRAINING INTENSIVE Module 1, scheduled for the 20th June 2015 is filling fast so if anyone is interested we have a few places left. Please contact myself as soon as possible at [email protected] This course has been approved and recognized by IICT (International Institute of Complimentary Therapies) and is supported by Sanctuary Travel Pty Ltd. Our lovely Practitioners Susan, Paula and David will be accompanying me at this fabulous event so please don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn authentic Tantra in the heart of beautiful Ubud Bali. This will be the only official Tantra Training offered in 2015 by the Sanctuary.

Wishing you a lovely and inspiring month of love and joy.

Cathy Wood  - Founder of the Sanctuary of Ananda                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


The most exquisite range of Tantra and Kama Sutra products have arrived at our online store including new Massage Candles that melt from candle to sensual massage oil in seconds. The Coconut Pineapple flavour in particular is mesmerizingly delicious and guaranteed to intoxify the senses!  We also have a new range of sensual lingerie for all body sizes including saucy lace body stockings from the famous range of Carrie Amber Intimates.  Please visit our store here for the latest Products and Sales


In the heart of Ubud Bali 20th - 28th June 2015

An opportunity awaits to learn the teachings of authentic Tantra for personal growth and healing.

This approved IICT training facilitated by Cathy Wood Founder of The Sanctuary of Ananda will complement all healing modalities and create further enhancement for new business ventures.

Click on the link for more information and register NOW!



When was the last time you and your partner really connected, communicated, shared sacred space and became mesmerized in each other's touch, presence and passion?

Massage and touch 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 unconditionally.  When we learn to surrender to pleasure, we also heal and energize, reach new heights of sensitivity to orgasmic flow. Sensual touch is one of the most beautiful experiences of love we can give to ourselves and our beloved.

This workshop will also focus on the foundation practices of traditional Tantra and how to connect physically, emotionally and spiritually to learn the secrets of what is emotional and what is physical love making and how to become ONE in the UNITY of Sacred Love.


  • Cost:             $500 per couple 
  • Date:             23rd May 2015
  • Times:          10am to 5pm
  • Venue:          The Sanctuary of Ananda PERTH
  • Bookings:     Please book online or email [email protected]


THE WAY OF THE HEART - Women's Level 1 Workshop - PERTH and now in BUNBURY

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 recognizing 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:                      16th May  PERTH and 6th June BUNBURY
  • Cost:                      $200 (Includes Lunch, Tantra Gift and Tantra Manual)
  • Time:                     10am to 4pm
  • Venue:                   The Sanctuary of Ananda
  • Facilitators:          Cathy Wood
  • Bookings:              Please book online or please email [email protected]


The Sanctuary of Ananda

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