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

Sanctuary of Tantra January Newsletter

Hi everyone and welcome to a wonderful new year.

I had not planned on posting a Newsletter for January, however I have some important announcements to make.

I have been offered an amazing opportunity to study, meditate and heal body, mind and spirit with Masters at a magnificient Spiritual Retreat for 6 weeks.  I will be leaving Perth on the 2nd February and returning on the 11th March.  No doubt I will find this a challenge leaving behind my children and Miss Maggie May for that length of time, however I intend to come home a new person with a new found direction including a wealth of new knowledge and information to share with clients, especially in workshops and retreats.  I am also going to make the most of this time away to finish my book ( I will keep you guessing with the title) and my wonderful brother has offered to publish it.  Thank you Jery :-). I will also be attending University this year to gain a Post Graduate in Counselling with this leading to a Degree in Sexology.

The Sanctuary will be closed from the 2nd February  and re-opening on the 11th March.  Kris, The Sanctuary's Daka (Male Tantra Practitioner) will still be available for women's private sessions and couple's private sessions.  If you would like to book a session in advance with myself, please contact me asap as bookings from the 14th March onwards are filling fast.

Donna, our amazing Administration Manager will be answering all calls and enquiries, as well as replying to emails.  All information at the Sanctuary is kept 100% private and confidential.  Products will still be available for purchase through the shop on the website and Donna will attend to these as well.

The Tantra Lounge, which is starting to gain many members and is a fabulous place to connect with like minded people will be looked after by Lisa who has become the official Lounge Moderator.  If you have any queries you can contact Lisa directly via email [email protected].  I have revised the cost for the site to make it more accessible to everyone.  The cost for a 3 month membership is now $19.95 and 12 months is $49.95. 

I would like to thank everyone for their support and patience during this time and I apologise for any inconvenience caused.  A special thank you to all those that have helped me through an extremely challenging and difficult time these past few months.  Thank you for being there 'unconditionally', for that is the true essence of friendship, love and compassion that comes without judgement and agendas.

The month of March promises to be filled with lots of wonderful workshops including the first Couple's Tantra Retreat for 2011 and 4 week sensual massage courses will be introduced by the Sanctuary.  I am also in the process of organising Perth's first "Cuddle Party" and are in negotiations with the founder of these spectacular events.  

I really look forward to seeing you when I return.

Take care and Happy Tantra!


Cathy xox

Virtually nothing on earth can stop a person with a positive attitude who has his goal clearly in sight.  Denis Waitley

What's New

Tantra Meditation tonight at Sunset, Sorrento Beach.

The first Tantra Meditation evening for 2011 kicks off at the beautiful Sorrento Beach for a Sunset Meditation on Wednesday evening the 19th January.  Meeting in the carpark between 6.15pm and 6.45pm for an official start at 7pm.  All welcome - no experience in Tantric practice necessary.  Cost: $10.  Please bring a bottle of water, towel, cushion and instrument if you have one.  Meditation Resumes 16th March at the Sanctuary.

Women's Tantra Sacred Heart Circle

"If you cannot face directly into your sexuality, you will never discover your true spirituality.  Your Earthly Spirit leads to discovering your Heavenly Spirit.  Look at what created you to discover what will immortalize (heal) you". White Tigress Manual

28th January 2011.  The Sacred Goddess Circle is a Temenos (sacred space of knowledge and learning without judgement) for the feminine spirit to connect, love, laugh and cry.  A beautiful safe space to practice Tantra, Mantra's, Jade Egg Kegel exercises, Energetic Sacred Spot Massage or to simply chat and anything else that goes within the safe boundaries of the circle.  The Sanctuary encourages all women to attend and is open to women of all ages (16 and up).  Bring a friend or two, no experience in Tantra is required.  Please bring a small plate to share.  Friday evening 7pm to 9.30pm.  Cost: $10.  At The Sanctuary, 120 Victoria Road, Wattle Grove (15 mins from Central Perth).  Please email or phone Donna or Cathy for further details at [email protected]


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 3 months ($19.95) or 12 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 Lounge Post from a Lounge Member:

My first introduction to Tantra was via a book my daughters bought for me some five years ago. I read a bit of it but unfortunately "life", as it often does, got in the way and the book disappeared into a drawer. About six months ago I thought I might try again and, in a magazine about holistic health, saw an ad for the Sanctuary of Tantra, and that was how i came to meet Cathy Wood. Boy, did she open my eyes! I suppose you could liken the book reading to listening to a recording of a Mahler symphony on your CD player. You can have the best equipment in the world to fill your room with joyous sounds, but nothing beats the live experience of a big orchestra in a concert hall. Just a pity about the ticket price! But it wasn't just the one-on-one sessions with Cathy, it was the others that she arranged that were exclusively for men where a new way of thinking and behaving was laid out. The age range was staggering -- from guys in their 20s right through to their 80s, and all seeking answers to the same old questions, particularly in regard to women. Hopefully, they learned something, but will their partners join them on the journey? Mmmm ... I wonder. For my part, I know now that I would not want to have a relationship with a woman who was not prepared to walk along this Tantric path. Anything less would be akin to having feasted on the delights of organic food for a year and then going back to Woolworths Home Brand because it was cheaper and quicker. Regrettably, Tantra will not be for everyone -- it is too confrontational for some (i know, they have told me!), or they have misguidedly attached labels like "kinkiness" to it. But hey, who cares. If Cathy Wood is bringing an end to the frustrations and the disappointments that people have endured in their relationships over the years and she is showing them what delight can be achieved through Tantra, good on her, I say. I think there is a line that says: "The journey of a thousand miles starts with one small step." Hopefully, then, as word spreads, more and more of the unenlightened masses will wake up.  So yea, it would be good to connect with people who have learned through Cathy and are revelling in the Tantric adventure.....(Adrian)

Do you know what women really want?

'An informative workshop for men including skills and techniques to Master your Sexuality in becoming an Extraordinary Lover'

Every woman has a longing, a  deep desire to be truly loved, understood and sexually satisfied by her lover.  It is the nature of Yin (the feminine energy) to feel, so this workshop has been designed for men to learn, enjoy, have fun and explore what women really want emotionally and sexually in a safe and confidential space.   The content of this workshop has been taken from years and years of research collected from my Women's Tantra Workshops as well as the hundred's of private sessions I have shared with men.  Dyane and myself are really excited about this workshop and looking forward to meeting you and sharing an amazing afternoon that will be sure to not only change your life but help empower you as a man to become an extraordinary lover.

  • WHEN:                       Sunday 30th January 2011 (PERTH) 
  • TIME:                         12pm to 5.00pm
  • WHERE:                      The Sanctuary, 120 Victoria Road Wattle Grove
  • COST:                         $100 per person (includes lunch and tantra manual)
  • WHAT TO BRING:        Cushion, bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing

Topics covered in this workshop:

  • How Tantra can change your life
  • Skills to Master Erection Strength, Control and Premature Ejaculation
  • Tantric Breathing Techniques to Enhance and Increase Libido
  • The Art of Extended Lovemaking (Techniques to be able to make love for hours)
  • Healthy Feminine/Healthy Masculine Energies
  • Big Draw Orgasm (Full Body Orgasmic Pleasure without Ejaculation)
  • Women's Orgasms - Everything you should know about the 9 levels of a woman's orgasm
  • Women's Ambrosia (Female Ejaculation) and Women's Anatomy
  • Exploring a Woman's body - How a woman wants to be touched
  • The Emotional, Spiritual and Sexual needs of a woman
  • Yoni Massage (Vaginal massage demonstration)
  • Breast Massage (Demonstration)

To register your place, please email [email protected] .  All welcome 18 years and over.  Maximum 22 participants per workshop.

Couples Retreat

19th and 20th March - First Retreat for 2011.  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 SPEAKERS AT THIS RETREAT - MASTER ALEX LIM will present a powerful and dynamic seminar on Sexual Qi Gong and HELEN FROST, Australia's Leading Nutritional Educator.  

Cost: $795 per couple at The Serpentine Retreat Centre (All inclusive - Workshops, Special Tantra Pack, Special Guest Speakers, All Meals and Accommodation). Book online  

Tantra Goddess Retreat - 'The Art of Sensual Living' 

(To empower women of all ages, single or partnered.  No experience in Tantra required to attend)

20th, 21st and 22nd MAY - DON'T MISS THE ONLY WOMEN'S RETREAT FOR 2011

The Goddess Retreat is a two night and three 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. 

Women everywhere are starting to awaken to the incredible transforming power of their sexual energy.  As women, sexual energy is what permeates our very being.  It is what empowers us, and gives us our life force, healing our body, mind and spirit and helping us form more intimate relationships. 

At the Goddess Retreat you will learn how to connect with your sexual energy as a woman and fully integrate it into your being.  The Retreat will empower you to live the life of your dreams, fully embrace your sacred femininity, form closer bonds with other women and become the extraordinary lover that you've always dreamed of.

Cost:  $595 (all inclusive meals, workshops, guest speakers and tantra gift)  Held at the Serpentine Retreat Centre, Perth  

"Over the many years on my journey with Tantra, I can honestly say Tantra empowers a woman on all levels; mentally, physically, spiritually and sexually.  Women who practice Tantra become alive, vibrant, vital, orgasmic and powerful!" Cathy Wood

Important Dates for 2011