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

Sanctuary of Tantra December Newsletter

Hi everyone and welcome to the last newsletter for 2010.

This year has been exceptionally busy, not to mention challenging in many areas of my life, and the practice of Tantra continues to uplift my journey in such a positive way.  I look back at 2010 with admiration for the beautiful people I have met and taught Tantra to and the new and continued friendships that embrace my life.

Each year I set myself goals, dreams that I wish to achieve, and I have learnt to implement the magnificent creative force of sexual energy as a manifestation of creative power to achieve all this and more.

2010 saw the filming and production of the Tantra for Couples DVD; Volume 1 and is due to be released (finally) in two weeks' time.  The new Sanctuary of Tantra was created with the help of many wonderful people and the energy that radiates from the Sanctuary is a pure haven of love.  If only walls and buildings could speak!  The Tantra Lounge was created with the guidance of Claire Botman from Zeta Tech and is the first step in creating a community of conscious sexuality.  I have recently posted a new forum called ASK CATHY for members to have a personal Tantra session on-line where they can ask me about anything in the field of Tantra and Sacred Sex.

The Sanctuary has also been blessed recently with International Sacred Sexual Healers, Sol Sebastian from Alchemy of Man and Saida Desilets from the Jade Goddess Institute, both of whom reside in Maui, Hawaii.  The Live Your Bliss Workshop was a fantastic experience to train and study with Saida, sharing her amazing knowledge and teachings in women's sacred sexual health -- practices she has developed over decades and can be found in her book, Emergence of the Sensual Woman, which the Sanctuary is now stocking. 

Alchemy of Man was another amazing workshop, with all the men who attended raving about Sol and his ability to connect to the masculine on all levels.  In fact, Sol was wonderful with my sons and enjoyed playing their games, kicking the soccer ball amongst other things.  My boys loved him. 

This was the first time Sol and Saida had been to Perth and they fell in love with our little sunny city, especially our beaches and beautiful Kings Park, and of course they fell in love with Maggie May, Perth's number one Tantra dog, saying she was the cutest dog they had ever seen in the world!  They are a couple totally committed to not only each other in creating a conscious healthy, loving relationship but also to their practice in living what they preach.  In Saida's words, "life is all about being juicy".  Below are some wonderful testimonies from participants who attended these fabulous workshops.

Saida (middle back row) with some of the beautiful Shakti who attended 'Live Your Bliss'

I am very grateful Cathy had a dream to get Saida out to Australia to do the inner bliss workshop.  It meant that I and many other ladies had the opportunity to be in Saida's safe and loving space. So thank you, thank you, Cathy.   

I found the weekend to be so sacred and gentle; at times it was confronting and enlightening as well.  I came away more inspired to live and honour my truth.  I am now more gentle and patient with myself.  I am so glad I made the nine-hour journey to the West; it was exactly what I had hoped it would be.   

Now, armed with my book and the CD, I will probably log onto the online course to ensure I keep the momentum going and practise daily what I learnt; there will be some changes happening in my life -- if indeed, they are not already occurring.  I am enjoying lots of synchronicity so I feel that is always a good sign. Saida is such an inspiring person, she is so real and natural, it was easy to be in the space with her - what a blessing! 


Fraser Coast, Queensland 

I found Saida to be very present, real, honest, grounded, and available for me to ask what I wanted to know. I could feel her organic, rich, earthy wisdom and enthusiasm to re-awaken in all of us what we already know. 

There was a small amount of valuable information and a lot of practical things to do that were noticeably potent. Reading her book I got great information in connecting with Saida; I felt the sacred, powerful Priestess energy, it reawakened my inner goddess. 

We are all amazing; it's great to get a consciousness boost.


Perth, Western Australia 

Hi Sol,

I would like to thank you for assembling a truly inspirational course in Alchemy of Man.  I wasn't sure quite what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised by some very solid, timeless teaching that echoed the masters and was delivered by you in a fresh, contemporary way with humility and humour. You didn't go for the fast and sexy: real and grounded beats that every time. But you clearly get that passion and chemistry are important elements for superior relationships.  

I liked your analogies involving banquets, and gained new appreciation for creating stillness in myself through ancient Chinese body movements - something I am sure will benefit me not only in my intimate relationships, but in all aspects of my life.  I would definitely recommend your teaching to anyone wanting to gain insight into lasting methods of enhancing relationships, but more importantly, in finding my deepest purpose in life. Great work!  Let me know when you will be back in Perth.


Perth, Western Australia  

Thank you for the excellent workshop, Sol, and your extra effort in coming to Perth. I found the workshop well-balanced between exercises and theory, and everything was presented in a comprehendible and well-paced manner.

The topics and subject matter were very appropriate and useful for me, resulting in some immediate breakthroughs. It is good to be in the company of a man who walks his talk, and I look forward to meeting you again in the future.


Perth, Western Australia 

The Sanctuary is starting to wind down for the year and I am taking some well-earned time off in January to rest and recuperate. I will return on Monday, January 24th.  I am planning to use this time to finish writing my book, create some new workshops for 2011 and soak up some sun and surf!  There will be no newsletter posted for January.

I would like to thank everyone who continues to support the Sanctuary and my vision of sharing the gift of love through the ancient practices of Tantra in creating harmony and happiness and a continued commitment to our own personal journey. 

I would also like to thank, and show my appreciation to, my respected teachers -- Master Alex Lim, Robert Coleman and Swami Anandakapila -- without whom I would still be fumbling around in the dark!

Finally, I would like to wish everyone a safe, happy and Merry Christmas and all the best for a wonderful and prosperous 2011 and I look forward to seeing you at the Tantra Christmas Party and dancing with Perth's most popular 50's band "Marco and the Rythum Kings".

Tantric Blessings,

Cathy xox

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace"

Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) American Genius, Composer, Singer 

What's New

Tantra for Couple's - An Introduction Volume 1  

The perfect gift for the Christmas Stocking!

I am thrilled and excited to announce the 'Tantra for Couple's DVD' will be released in two weeks and in perfect timing for Christmas!

This unique DVD was created for couple's to explore the foundational beginners practices of Tantra in the comfort of your own home and is a first in a series of volumes produced by the Sanctuary of Tantra to help you create a more fulfilling and loving relationship through the awareness of conscious sexuality.  Total viewing time 1 hr 15 min.  An announcement email will be generated at the official launch.

Christmas Special $29.95

Pre-bookings are being taken now by emailing [email protected] .

Dr Jonn Mumford (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati)

Dr Jonn Mumford is my teacher in Om Kara Kriya Yoga and author of numerous books including Ecstasy Through Tantra, A Chakra and Kundalini Workbook, Death, Beginning or End, Karma Manual, Tantrische Sexualmagic to name a few. 

Dr Mumford is respected across the world for his knowledge and scholarship.  He frequently lectures on relaxation techniques, sexuality, Tantra and other aspects of human development and spirituality.

Dr Mumford is a world-renowned authority on Tantra and yoga.  During the 1970's he frequently demonstrated his mastery of cardiac cessation, obliteration of individual pulse beat at will, sensory withdrawal and voluntary breath retention over the five minute range and start and stop bleeding on command.  'Ecstasy Through Tantra'.

I encourage you to please take the time to click on the article below 'Kriya The Yellow Brick Road' to read about this amazing man, his wisdom and teachings and profound knowledge of Tantra.  Kriya The Yellow Brick Road


Welcome to the Tantra Lounge, Australia's first Tantra Forum/Meeting and Dating Site.

The Lounge offers members a unique opportunity to privately meet like minded people interested in following the path of Sacred Sexuality/Tantra and Kama Sutra as well as an open forum discussion on all topics related to Tantric Sex.  People have already started to meet and date on this site as well as exploring Tantra from a new prospective.

The Lounge has something different to offer everyone, whether you are single and seeking to meet that special someone in your life, already in a relationship and wish to gain more experience and knowledge in Tantric Practice and Sacred Sex, or as a couple to meet other couples for friendship following a similar path.

Choose from 1 month ($19.95) or 3 months at the special price of ($49.95).

Membership entitles you to the following:

  • Live on line Tantra chat room
  • Tantra Forum - Everything you ever wanted to know about Sex but were too afraid to ask!
  • Send private messages to other members
  • Meet spiritually conscious people following the Tantric Path
  • 10% off all Sessions, Workshops and Retreats at The Sanctuary (valid for the term of membership - excludes products)
  • Bio Monthly downloaded videos on the practices of Tantra e.g. Monthly videos posted demonstrating techniques to master ejaculation control, experience brain illumination (orgasms), tantric breathing and different couples who have taken the path to enjoying a more fulfilling relationship and sexual experience, explain why they did it and demonstrating some of their own personal approaches and techniques. Witness how these different people have changed their lives and learn some wonderful ways of tantalising your partner to unbelievable heights of awareness and sensuality.

Click here to JOIN NOW and as an added BONUS you will also receive the Sanctuary's Tantra Meditation Track 'Wisdom of The Rain Forest" absolutely free!

THAT'S FANTASTIC VALUE! so what are you waiting for?  Start Tantralising your life today!

Tantra Meditation

  • Wednesday 22nd December 7.15pm to 9.15pm (Last Meditation for 2010) Refreshments provided.
  • Meditation resumes the 19th January 2011
  • The Sanctuary, 120 Victoria Road, Wattle Grove (off Crystal Brook Road and 5 minutes from the International Airport)
  • Cost: $10 per person

All welcome, no previous experience in Tantric practice is required.  Please bring a pillow or cushion, a yoga mat and water and enjoy the ambience of the Sanctuary and Maggie May, Perth's number one Tantra Dog sharing her unconditional love.

    Why Tantric Meditation is a Profound and Beneficial Practice:      It dissolves Stress It dissolves Fear It dissolves energy blocks   It promotes Love It promotes Balanced and Healthy Chakras It promotes Peace and and Calmness It promotes Balanced Sexual Energy Cathy Wood 

Important Dates for January, February and March 2011

Missing Shoes

A pair of shoes was accidently taken at the last Women's Sacred Heart Circle with Guest Speaker Robert Coleman.  If you got home and realised you had the wrong pair of shoes on, can you please kindly contact me so my friend can have her correct shoes back as she is missing them! Many thanks. Smile

 The Sanctuary of Tantra will be closed from the 25th December and re-opening on Monday the 24th January 2011

Merry Christmas To All