Sanctuary of Tantra August Newsletter - The Sanctuary of Ananda
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A Tantric approach to Life Counselling and Relationship Harmony
Established in 2006

Sanctuary of Tantra August Newsletter

Couples Retreat

The Couples Retreat was held on the 15th and 16th of August and although the weather was wet and cold it didn't deter from the fabulous experience of the weekend.  Couples from all walks of life and diversities joined in a weekend of learning, healing and connecting.  I felt very blessed to have met and taught such amazing people that came together to reach new heights of awareness not only in their relationship as a couple but also within themselves through the journey of sacred sexuality.  Many thanks to all that made this weekend so incredibly special.  A special thank you to Leslie, Julie, Mark, Sue Bartoll for her amazing cooking skills, Tanya-Danielle Gillis for her dynamic and thought provoking seminar on "Stepping into Sacred Love" and Chandrika Gibson for sharing her wisdom and knowledge of the benefits of Yoga.  I would also like to thank Tim, Mark for their lively guitar entertainment around the beautiful open camp fire.

Couples Retreat August 2009

What people said about the retreat:

Cathy hi, just wanted to say again, thanks for an awesome weekend.  The whole weekend was magical, went like clockwork, was both challenging and inspiring and much more than we expected it to be. Clara WA

Hi Cathy, Just wanted to thank you for the fantastic weekend! Andy and I got so much from it and it has given us new found enthusiasm to continue with our tantric practices. We were so blessed to have you as our teacher, your grace and beauty are evident in everything that you do, and you give so many people hope with your work and teachings. Elissa WA

I suppose it was a natural 'progression for me' having first of all participated in the beginners womens half day workshop, the singles weekend retreat, and attending the meditation classes held every second Wednesday for the past year. In this time I have got to know Cathy personally. Cathy is a wonderful person and a wonderful 'teacher' I am always left feeling so 'inspired' by her way of teaching. So knowledgeable and compassionate, and a way of imparting the information on a level that anyone can understand. My personal quest I suppose was to graduate from just 'having sex' to making love through the heart centre as a tantric practice.I feel that this is possible now, and it is simply up to me to put into practice what Cathy has taught me. I believe that 'sexual energy' is a huge part of our natural makeup and to learn how to utilise that energy for forms of healing and wellbeing has been profound.

I do indeed recommend Cathys courses, workshops and retreats. The recent couples retreat was such a perfect weekend , ideal for new couples or those in need of revamping their sexual energy together. Not many teachers could teach tantra in the natural, loving way that Cathy does, everyone feels totally at ease with her lovely accepting way. Julie Gilbert WA

Upcoming Events

NEW! Couples Tantric Massage Workshop

18th October.  This workshop has been designed by Cathy to give couples the opportunity to explore the ancient tantric practice of TOUCH to connect pleasure, through play letting go of sexual inhibitions and surrendering into FREEDOM.  Tantric Massage is an erotic, sensual experience creating pleasure for pleasure's sake and learning to be totally immersed in deep states of relaxation whilst building sexual energy (peaks or waves) through the body. Tantric massage 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. When we learn to surrender to pleasure, we also heal and energise and reach new heights of sensitivity to orgasmic energy. Sensual touch is one of the most beautiful experiences we can give to our beloved.

Cost: $250 per couple.  10am to 5pm (Please note: There is no need to have had any prior experience in massage or tantra to participate in this workshop.  Discreet screens are placed between each couple for maximum privacy.  The workshop  also includes "The Feast of the Chakras" combining different foods relating to the chakras to enhance the sense of taste and smell).

Singles Retreat

7th and 8th November 2009.  During this unique retreat Cathy will guide you through an empowering spiritual journey of mastering and directing your own sexual energy through the practice of Tantra.  Cathy will conduct various sessions and teachings in this ancient and sacred art and how it can impact your life today.  There will also be two special guest speakers in fields related to the practice of Tantra.  Lara Farrow will be presenting  A Chakra Wand Workshop and Claire Belton on Hatha Yoga.

Cost: $565 (All inclusive - includes Workshops, Special Tantra Pack, Guest Speakers, All Meals and Accomodation).  MT HELENA RETREAT

Couples Retreat

5th and 6th December 2009.  Due to an overwhelming response from Couples that missed the last Retreat I have decided to include one more Couples Retreat for 2009. The Couples retreat is an experience not to be missed!  Whether you want to re-ignite the passion back into your relationship, learn simple techniques to enhance lovemaking or simply build closer intimacy with your partner then this Retreat is for you.  Treat yourself and your partner and relax in an atmosphere of total indulgence.  SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER  AT THIS RETREAT - MASTER ALEX LIM (to be confirmed) will present a powerful and dynamic seminar on Sexual Qi Gong and Michelle from Harmony Gongs will present a Gonging meditation.

Cost: $765 per couple (All inclusive - includes Workshops, Special Tantra Pack, Guest Speakers, All Meals and Accommodation).  MT HELENA RETREAT

African Retreat


"A once in a life time opportunity to experience Healing Self and Healing the Great Mother (Earth)."

A unique opportunity to join the first white lion pride re-introduced to their natural and spiritual homelands of the Greater Timbavati region.  This amazing expedition will include meeting Chief (Hosi) Khosa's village which includes a traditional dinner, Shangaan warrior dancing and drumming, "Sleep out" under the stars at the Lion Lookout, Dream analysis workshop of symbols and dreams, Animal soul Walk, Game Drives, River of Gold, Making the Lion-Unicorn Connection, The Great Matriarchal Elephants, Emoto's theories of water and the healing powers of the White Lions and much much more.  This expedition is not open to the general public but has been very kindly offered By Linda Tucker (CEO White Lion Global Protection Trust) for the Sanctuary of Tantra. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY! (Please see full details on web under RETREATS).

Cost: $2428 (All inclusive) Airfare: $1,839

Tantra Goddess Retreat - To empower women of all ages, single or in a relationship.

2nd, 3rd & 4th October 2009.  By popular demand, the Goddess Retreat is a two day getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to a place of paradise, surrounded by nature, peace and quiet and the nurturing aspects of the feminine spirit.   This retreat is focused on the ancient secret practices of The Temple Dancers, The White Tigress and Tao Principles.  These women no matter what size, shape or age exuded "pure Shakti" the beauty of the feminine, experiencing abundant health, beautiful honoring relationships and the power to become "multi orgasmic".  A FEW of the topics covered at this retreat will be:

Shiva and Shakti Energies - Balancing the Yin and Yang (Masculine and Feminine)

The Famous Jade Eggs to create Multi Orgasmic States including the Phenomenon of Ambrosia (Female Ejaculation)

Creating more conscious relationships

Understanding your power with integrity

Sexual Reflexology

Sexual Anatomy

The Art of Tantric Massage

How to pleasure a man

Sensual Belly Dancing/Dance, Movement and Yoga

Goddess Quiz, Goddess Oracle Reading's and Goddess Games

And.......lots and lots of fun and positive energy!

Cost: $465 (All inclusive; meals, accommodation, workshops and special Jade Egg) SERPENTINE RETREAT CENTRE - Centre for Attitudinal Healing.  Friday 5pm to Sunday 5pm.


Couples Tantra Workshop

30th August 2009.  Designed to teach couples unique skills for a lasting and fullfiling relationship.  Introducing simple techniques to enhance lovemaking, communication and intimacy.  12pm to 5pm.

Cost: $200 per couple (Includes Manual and Afternoon Tea)

Women's Beginners Tantra Workshop

20th September 2009.  This Workshop is a must for any woman who is on a path of self discovery to empower and awaken her Shakti (Goddess) energy.  Open to women of all ages whether single or in a relationship. 12pm to 5pm.  

Cost: $100 (Includes Manual, Certificate and Afternoon Tea)

Women's Advanced Tantra Workshop

6th September 2009.  If you have attended the beginners workshop, couples session, retreat or workshop then this Advanced Workshop is for you designed to further enhance and explore the wisdom and beauty of the GODDESS TEACHINGS.  Advanced techniques and skills are taught including the art of Tantric Massage, Tantric Touch and the famous Jade Egg Teachings.  10am to 5pm.  

Cost: $200 (Includes Manual, Certificate, Lunch and Afternoon Tea)


Private and Confidential Tantra Sessions for Men and Women are now available with Kris, Chaz and Christine. 

All Sessions $250.  

Introducing Christine

My life's journey has been exciting and varied as I have awakened into a healing, spiritual life where my desire is to help and serve others. My life coaching business allows me the opportunity to work with others assisting to realise and then embrace the truth of who they really are. I am an energetic teacher with the gift of inspiring and motivating others. I help people identify and transform personal issues that serve as barriers, and move them forward in their lives, health, relationships and careers.

My training with Cathy has been has been a joyful, loving and, heartfelt experience where my skills have been enhanced. Through the tantric experience I believe I can further enhance your life to help you to embrace tantric sexuality and work together to unlock your potential, 'step up' to live the life you really want and create the relationship of your dreams.

I look forward to walking some of your life's journey alongside you.

Introducing Kris

I have spent the past 10 years working in the environmental field connecting to the wonder and beauty of nature and have a deep passion for herbs, nutrition and music.  Good health has always been a necessity for me and I have practiced Yoga, Qi Gong and Capoeia extensively as well as studying Herbology.  My Tantric journey has led me on a path of self discovery opening to a new awareness in the art of sacred love.  Learning to move into the heart centre, being in the "moment" and acknowledging my calling to help people embrace their sacred sexuality.

It is my greatest pleasure to teach this ancient art to help you awaken the goddess within and the potential to create an abundant life and an amazing relationship.

Introducing Chaz

I have been studying and practicing Tantra for many years with Cathy and the experience has taken me to a new level of understanding how important it is for people to create amazing and fulfilling relationships.  My journey with Tantra has shown me compassion and love to be the key essences of sacred love.  I enjoy learning and growing as a person through self development courses such as Core Energetics, Brandon Bays - The Journey, The Magician Way - William White Cloud and Oz Tantra.

Private Women's Session and Couples Sessions are available with Cathy.

Women's Sessions with Cathy $120

Couples Sessions with Cathy $180

For ALL BOOKINGS please contact Cathy [email protected]


Tantra Meditation classes are held Wednesday (next meditation 2nd September) fortnight from 7.15pm to 9.15pm.  Everyone is welcome.  No prior experience in Tantra is necessary. 

WHERE:                     Forrestfield Hall, Cnr Hale and Anderson Rd, Forrestfield

TIME:                        7.15pm to 9.15pm

COST:                        $10

WHAT TO BRING:       Water, yoga mat or blanket, cushion and your smile!

 NEW STOCK JADE EGGS have arrived! 

Hundred's of beautiful Jade and Lapis Lazuli Eggs have just arrived.  Jade Eggs are an ancient secret practice to tonify, strengthen and create sensitivity in the Yoni to enhance multiple orgasms allowing a woman to become what the Goddess's would term "omni orgasmic".  Studies done with the eggs using sexual reflexology have found to eradicate pms, fibroids, lack of libido and many other common female complaints.  Please see web for further details and prices.


Inspirational Spiritual Healer - Nicky Steadman Nicky has been an Inspirational Spiritual Healer for the past 10 years, specialising in clearing blocked energies, releasing unwanted issues, regaining the true-self and spiritual readings.With the help of her spiritual guides she can guide you to boost your self confidence, know yourself worth and take back your own power to enrich the life your were truly meant to live.   Each of us deserves to live the life we dream of, it is achievable if you allow yourself to believe.   Contact Nicky on 0423 190 271 or [email protected] for more information

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