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


The Sanctuary is closing from the 3rd October 2020 to the 3rd January 2021.

There are cycles and seasons of the soul life that comes and goes like the tide and it has become obvious to me through my daily meditations that I am coming close to an indrawing phase, especially since my recent surgery this year.

I had intended to take long service leave last year and visit Japan but health issues started to arise and I was unable to go.

I have been in an outgoing phase for so many years (20 years) and dedicated my life to the service of helping others and honestly there is no greater joy in my entire being than seeing people shine, heal and to show them the knowledge and love of the soul.

However, it has become so clear to me that the next phase of my work will require a time of internal reflection and more rest and balance in order to fully heal from my recent surgery and formulate the next stage of my outgoing work.

So much is changing in the world of Tantra especially on social media platforms and as such I am working with experts in their field to redefine Tantra and to formulate a more evolved expression of my quality which will be in a renewed and even stronger Ananda. I knew the face of Tantra would change one day, I just didn’t know exactly when but the time has come and what exciting times lay ahead for us all and I cannot wait to share this with you when the time comes.

Since the Sanctuary was officially created in 2004, I have had 4 complete website changes by the amazing Claire Botman from Zeta Tech and everything has been in a constant change since, which is exactly as it should be because we are here to grow and EVOLVE.

I have come to observe that our Western world is only outgoing and we are apparently supposed to work forever without any break, yet sometimes our greatest inspiration comes in the silent moments when we can hear the precise and true whisper of our Soul and I can't express enough just how excited I am at taking this much needed time to go within.

From the 3rd October there will be very limited contact to myself through email ([email protected]) except to all past and present students of the Sanctuary.

You can also follow me on our new Instagram Page @catherinewoodofficial

I wanted to say a huge thank you to all the students who recently completed their Module 1 and 2 Training and to Ania for helping facilitate this with me. I wanted to also thank Bella, Terri, Donna, Taylor, Fiona, Gail, Beck, Romney, Ros, Ruth, Beth, Jac, Richard, Daniello, (I hope I haven't missed anyone) all the AITT teachers and everyone who has constantly supported me on this journey, you know who you are and you know that I love you unconditionally.

In the meantime, I am so looking forward to facilitating an epic Couples Retreat at Pullman Bunker Bay Dunsborough with Romney and Richard Giroud on the 19th and 20th September, plus a huge online Tantra training of 50 amazing students commencing this weekend.

When I return in January we have some action packed Training's and Retreats happening including a brand new Women’s Sacred Workshop called “Coming Home to You” which will focus more on specific health issues for women and the Tantric approach.

So if anything here resonates, jot it in your diary and let me know.

  • 9th – 13th January 2021 – Internationally Recognized and Certified Module 3 Tantra Practitioner Training click here for info
  • 17th and 18th January 2021 – Celebrating Couples Love Retreat at the Novotel Vines Resort Perth (Please note: This Retreat is already filling out fast and places are limited) click here for info
  • 30th – 1st January 2021 – Internationally Recognized and Certified Module 1 and 2 Tantra Training click here for info

Last but not least, thank you for being a part of my journey, you are obviously here for a reason and it is a joy to continue be a part of yours.

Stay well and much love,

Catherine xox