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

Sanctuary June News

Congratulations to all the amazing souls who attended the recent Bali Training and although the training has finished the real journey has just begun and I wish all these incredible people so much love and joy in sharing, giving and growing in the heart of Tantra.

I would like to say thank you to all who attended, to my beautiful kind and giving soul sister Beck who was a pillar of absolute strength and service to all.  A special thank you to Sanctuary Travel, Crystal, Kecci and Jodie for everything you do to support myself, Ananda and the trainees who attended. You are gold! Lastly thank you to my family, loved ones and my teacher who are always there to support and guide me.

                                                                The 2017 Bali Practitioner Training

Its been a big few months of gratitude for me being able to share knowledge and light to so many and observing the reflection of myself deeper in the process including my glamours and blind spots. Forever shedding the layers to discover more of the "I am that I am, the eternal life force of the soul".  This is the amazing life changing journey of Tantra.

There will be one more Accredited Intensive Module 1 Training in Perth held on the 4th November for five consecutive days so if anyone is interested in securing the final two places please email me at [email protected].

In 2018 the structure of the Training Programs will be changing, please see full details below.

In other news, I am so happy to announce the launch of "Shanti" my first Retreat facilitated with my son Kale and our Senior Practitioner Jackie.  Kale has been studying Esoteric knowledge for two and a half years now and has a special story to share about his incredible journey on this path. For those that are interested, please see details below.  We only have two places left, however due to its popularity we are looking at organising a second Retreat soon.

Lastly, we have now scheduled further Workshop dates for the last half of the year including the wonderful Couple's Retreat coming up in Bali in September so please take a look at the schedule at the end of this Newsletter and I hope to see you at one of these events.

OM Shanti

Catherine Wood - Founder of the Sanctuary of Ananda

What's New!

N E W   P R A C T I T I O N E R   T R A I N I N G

In 2018 the Sanctuary of Ananda is offering a new and exciting Training Program for those who wish to pursue the path of Tantric Enlightenment and those who wish to share this path with others. The Sanctuary is proud to be an Approved Platinum Training Provider and a Silver Ambassador with IICT International Institute for Complementary Therapists.

This is a Four Part Module System which will culminate in the student being eligible to eventually receive a Diploma in Eastern Tantra.  

  1. Module 1 Accredited Certificate in Tantra Philosophy Training – 5 Day Training held each Saturday for 5 weeks.
  2. Module 2 Accredited Certificate in An Mo Tantric Massage and Body Training – 5 Day Training  held over two weekends plus 2 weeknights
  3. Module 3 Accredited Certificate in Tantra Practitioner Training – Held over 5 Consecutive Days + 25 Hours Prac
  4. Module 4 Diploma in Eastern Tantra - Held over 5 Consecutive Days

The Overseas Training will combine all three Modules as part of an intensive program which will be held over 10 days.

This type of Training is designed to enable students to complete either of the first two Modules as separate trainings, however to be eligible to participate in module 3 and 4 and to receive the Accredited Tantra Practitioner Certificate, the student must have first successfully completed Modules 1 and 2.

Dates for 2018 and costs for each Module will be posted soon. 

S H A N T I 

Spiritual Tranquility Retreat

20th - 22nd October 2017


Facilitators: Catherine Wood - Kale Wood - Jacquelyn Hooper

Shanti means peace, which is brought about by the inner study of oneself and is a reflection of our true nature, the soul. Through the process of becoming more aware of not only who we are as a duality, both on the physical and spiritual plains but also connecting into all things universal exactly as they are is the aim of this Retreat. By practicing daily meditation, we seek to help cultivate a stillness in oneself that will not only rejuvenate you from the stresses and worries in your daily life but will enable you to withstand the tides of the lower nature (the lower personality) and therefore live a life in awareness with more understanding, wisdom and peace.

Shanti is a unique 3 day, 2 night retreat at the stunning K O K O R O located in the pristine forests of Mornington Mills just on the outskirts of Harvey Western Australia. Starting Friday afternoon on the 20th of October and finishing Sunday afternoon on the 22nd of October 2017.

The cost of this retreat is just $397 per person making it viable for all to attend (18 and over) which includes accommodation and food and we cater for all vegetarian and gluten free upon request. All books for taking notes will be provided as well as hand outs on practices of concentration and meditation.

If you are ready to let go of what you think you know and if you are ready to experience something different, then we warmly welcome you to journey with us into Shanti.

To Book Online click here 


"Celebrating Sacred Love"


3rd - 9th September 2017

Your relationship is one of the most important gifts in your life, so when was the last time you and your partner really took quality time out to connect, communicate, share sacred moments and became mesmerised in each other's touch and presence? Normally $3997 but for a second month of we are offering an amazing special at $3695 per couple. That is a $300 bonus off  This is incredible value and a MUST for that once in a life time romantic getaway to rekindle your love, escape the cold, relax and unwind in the warmth and beautiful tropical weather of Bali and embrace the gift of Sacred Love.

This Retreat is being held at a Beautiful and Spectacular Resort which boasts absolutely stunning, spacious and secluded rooms that are nestled in the tranquil forest of central Ubud. People are describing this Retreat as “just amazing and not to be missed”.

Your Couples Retreat Package Includes:

• Six Night’s Premium and Luxurious Accommodation

• Airport Transfers • Breakfasts, Morning Tea and Lunches each day 

• Welcome Dinner and Farewell Celebration Dinner

• Luxury Tantra Gift Pack valued at $197

• 6 nights and 5 days of Couples Tantra group sessions personally facilitated by Catherine Wood

A Deposit of just $995 will secure your place. Only limited places are available 

T e s t i m o n y

"For anyone sitting on the fence wondering about taking this journey, I would say do it - do it for your self do it for your family, do it for humanity cause really this world needs all the love it can get. The safest most nurturing time for all involved. Thank you, see you again for the next tune up" J & G 2016

To Book Online click here 

U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S

Couples Tantra Massage Workshop - 2nd December

The Secrets of the White Tigress and Jade Egg - 30th September

Reiki 2 Workshop - 14th October

The Way of the Heart Workshop for Women - 23rd September

Accredited Certificate in Tantric An Mo Massage - 18th November