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

Sanctuary of Tantra March Newsletter

Hi everyone and welcome to another exciting month at the Sanctuary.

I hope this month finds you well and prospering abundance in all areas of your life.

As most of you know, I have been away and I am currently on my home to Perth from one of the most inspiring and life changing experiences of my life. 

My journey started on the Indian Pacific from Perth to Sydney.  The scenery and panaramic view of our beautiful country was breath taking, peaceful and the history so interesting.  We stopped at many historical towns along the way which was great to stretch the legs!  Crossing the Nullabor, I was amazed to see most of it flooded or partially flooded due to the remanents of Cyclone Yasi.  On one particular occasion during the middle of the night, the train came to a stop as the track was washed away.  Four hours later and after many inspectors assured the Pacific everything was fixed and ok to cross we took off ever so slowly.  It was an errie feeling to know you are surrounded by water in the middle of the night in pitch black not really knowing what the heck was going on!

The Gold Class Cabin which was home for 2 days and 3 nights was delightful although not much bigger than a broom cupboard and the dining in the Queen Adelaide Restaurant was sensational.  After arriving in Sydney I made my way to the Gold Coast where I spent four magical and life changing weeks at the magnificient health retreat "Camp Eden".  Camp Eden is truly "heaven on earth".  Situated in the heart of the spectacular Currumbine Valley with stunning views, wildlife galore and friendly staff, Camp Eden is a beautiful nurturing environment to heal, rejuvinate, get fit and relax and indulge in Eden's extensive list of healing modalities on offer.  Ranging from every type of massage you can think of including Zero Balancing, Fluid Body, Khahuna and Thai, Chinese Medicine, Self Defence, Qi Gong, Yoga, Transference Healing, Chi Nei Tsang, Meditations and much much more.  The food was all organic and very delicious, designed to detox which was challenging to say the least!

After Camp Eden I made my way back to Sydney to finish extensive training with Mei Hong, a beautiful Whitetigress trained in the Temple Arts in China.  The training was prfound and has completely changed my life in so many new and positive ways especially healing the little Goddess inside - the inner child.  The Tigress Teachings are by far the most extremely powerful and ancient teachings based on the principle of restoration and tranformation of sexual energy.  Instead of the typical modern society that focuses on more recreation and gratification sex.  Ching (sexual energy), Chi (life force energy) and Shen (spirit) are the three main focuses of sexual restoration.

When all three join from spiritual cultivation an immortal spiritual energy is formed.  When all three join from physical sex, a mortal human being is formed.  Compassion, Passion and Sensuality are the three treasures to cultivation and restoration to awaken an amazing sexual union of ectasy, pleasure and connection.  When one embraces their sensuality, it leads to awakening sexual energy.  Compassion leads to awakening the Shen (spirit) and Passion awakens the life force (chi).  When all three treasures are fully awakened and open, spiritual restoration takes place anchoring onself in their Yin/Yang (feminine and masculine).

I am so excited at the prospect of bringing these teachings to the West and helping people embrace the wisdom of their sexual energy, intergrating wonderful relationships, especially awakening to a new perception of SEX and INTIMACY.

Last but not least, I would like to express a very big thank you to Donna for doing such a splendid job whilst I was away looking after the Sanctuary (and sometimes in the dark I might add!) and to Lisa for looking after the Tantra Lounge.  I would also like to thank my many wonderful, clients and friends, especially Dyane, Lisa, Jery and Bob for their unconditional love, strength, friendship and courage during a very difficult period of my life in supporting me through recent surgery and procedures (before I went away).  Thank you to you all!

I know this has been a rather long newsletter but I really wanted to share my journey with you.  I am returning home a new person, emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically.  Totally rejuvinated, full of energy, at peace with the world and I no longer have any clothes that fit!  I really look forward to sharing the Tantric journey with you.

Cathy xox



'Do not believe what you have heard.

 Do not believe in tradition because it is handed down through many generations. 

 Do not believe because the written statements came from some old sage. 

 Do not believe in conjecture. 

 Do not believe in authority or teachers or elders. 

 But after careful observation and analysis, when it agrees with reason and it will benefit one and all, then accept it, and live by it'.

Buddha 563 B.C. - 483 B.C




Following my training in Sydney, I am now offering 4 new and exciting sessions at The Sanctuary.

Sacred Sexuality embraces people from all walks of life, nationalities, religions and sexual preferences teaching the importance of healthy loving, exciting and fulfilling relationships.

Cleopatra Goddess - The Ultimate Two Goddess Massage Sensation!

Allow your senses to come alive in sheer delight by the Seduction of Tantric Touch.

Experience the ambience of candles, sensual music, fragrant oils, two beautiful experienced goddess's, exotic food to tantalise and tempt your taste buds, giant soft peacock feathers caressing, teasing and touching every fibre of your skin, every inch of your body, soak in the ultimate famous Cleopatra milk bath and lastly, indulge in the Sanctuary's new and phenomenal tantric SNAKE massage.  Four oiled gliding, slithering sensual hands running their hands over your body in unison, touching, healing, loving and pleasuring YOU!

An experience of true ecstasy and every Shiva's dream!

Cost:  $400 Session  Duration: 1.5 Hours  BOOK ONLINE

4 Week Sensual Massage Course

Starting Tuesday 26th April 6.30pm to 9.30pm and runs every Tuesday evening finishing on the 17th May.

Cost:$649 per person (Men and Women, Single or Partnered.  Includes Tantric Massage Manual)

The art of Tantric touch is a gift of healing through sensual touch and pleasure.  This 4 week course will introduce you to the foundation practices of Tantra through Sensual and Erotic touch.

Course Contents:

  • History and Philosophy of Tantra
  • Use of Tantric oils, fabrics and aphrodisiac food
  • Stimulating the 5 senses through the corresponding Chakras (energy centres)
  • Techniques on how to perform traditional floor Tantric Massage and awaken the 3 sacred treasures; Chi (life force), Ching (sexual energy) and Shen (spirit)
  • Cultivating sexual energy
  • Genital Pleasure
  • Shiva/Shakti touch meditation

Yin to Yin for Gay Women and Couples

Techniques designed to teach women and couples the art of yin to yin sex, to explore the female body from a Tantric energy perspective through love and touch and to charge the sexual energy poles to cultivate lasting orgasmic pleasure.

Session includes:  Yoni Pleasure, The Art of Oral Sex, Ambrosia - Female Ejaculation, Sexual Positions for Gay Women, Sexual Healing, Creating Sacred Space, Touch and Body Work.

Cost:  $200  Duration 2 Hours

Yang to Yang for Gay Men and Couples

Unique techniques are taught in this informative private session for gay men on how to cultivate their own sexual yin energy and charge each other with yang energy, allowing the potential for expansion of orgasmic energy to heal body, mind and spirit and embrace love and intimacy to create deeper understanding of yang to yang sex.

Session includes:  Prostate Pleasure, Anal Pleasure, Oral Sex, Sexual Position for Gay Men, Sexual Healing, Healthy Sex, The Big Draw (Full body orgasm without ejaculation), The Art of Oral Sex

Cost:  $200 Duration 2 Hours

"Tantric Sex involves your heart, mind, body and spirit" Cathy Wood


Tantra Goddess Retreat - 'The Art of Sensual Living' 

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

Includes brand new contents from the White Tigress Teachings and The Sanctuary's new CD for Women.

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

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.

Special Guest Speakers:

  • Cathy Wood - Tantra and Whitetigress
  • Helen Frost - Australia's Leading Educator Nutritionist
  • Leah Ferrarini - Yoga Health
  • Verissima House - Natural Skin Care
  • Elizabeth Bowen - Zumba Instructor

Cost:  $495 (all inclusive meals, workshops, guest speakers and tantra gift)  Held at the Serpentine Retreat Centre, Perth

Please Note:  Some workshops contain NUDITY


"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


The Sanctuary of Tantra is delighted to be sponsoring to Perth Andrew Barnes - Internationally Acclaimed Sexualtiy and Relationship Teacher

Andrew Barnes is an internationally acclaimed and qualified Tantric relationship, sexuality and orgasm coach, author, speaker and Daka. He runs a thriving private practice in Brisbane and has been training bodyworkers in a variety of disciplines in Australia and overseas since 1997.

Andrew is a leading authority on female sexuality, respected among his peers for his expertise and craft based on extensive studies and experience in Tantric practices bodywork and sexuality philosophy.

Andrew has five diplomas in different styles of bodywork and energy healing, and a Master of Health Science (Sexual Health). However, he attributes his greatest learnings to life experience, and the wisdom and guidance of the many mentors and teachers he has had from around the world over the past 17 years. These men and women have enriched his path, expanding and challenging him in immeasurable ways. Andrew now supports others to find their inner truth and experience dynamic transformation in their own lives.

Perth Workshops:

Please note:  Change of dates due to the previous dates running over the Easter break

WOMEN'S EJACULATION WORKSHOP - (Includes Live Demonstration)

  • DATE:    23rd June
  • Time:    7pm to 9pm
  • Cost:     $60 per person
  • Venue:  The Sanctuary of Tantra

Learn the skills to expand your repertoire to include the ability to pour forth the sacred Amrita or Nectar of Life, as female ejaculate was known in ancient India. Starting with the anatomy we shall discover where the fluid comes from and then proceed to learn the skills to call it forth.

At no point will you be asked to participate in a practical way or to remove your clothing **.  Any “hands on” work will wait until you can explore the “homework” in the comfort and privacy of your own home. 

This is aimed at being a fun, informative event and for you to leave armed with all the knowledge that you need to feel secure and confident in your own genitals.  But more than being simply about sex, this workshop addresses a much more important subject; that of women reclaiming their sexuality and sexual knowledge. With this, you’ll be enabled to expand your (or your partners’) arousal and orgasm and experience your full pleasure potential.

CUDDLE PARTY (Men and Women - No nudity)

  • Date:    24th June
  • Time:   7pm to 10pm
  • Cost:    $30 per person
  • Venue: To be advised

A structured, safe workshop on boundaries, communication, intimacy and affection. A drug and alcohol-free way to meet fascinating people in a relaxing environment. A laboratory where you can experiment with what makes you feel safe and feel good.

A Cuddle Party is a playful social event designed for adults to explore communication, boundaries and affection.

This playful, fun workshop has been a place for people to rediscover non-sexual touch and affection, a space to reframe assumptions about men and women, and a great networking event to meet new friends, roommates, business partners and significant others.

Can Cuddle Party restore your faith in humanity? It just might. But at the very least, you'll have a great time, and leave feeling relaxed and inspired.

ENERGY ORGASMIC WORKSHOP (Men and Women - workshop contents contain nudity)
  • Date:     25th and 26th June
  • Time:    9am to 5pm Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday (Please bring a plate to share for lunch.  Tea and Coffee Provided)
  • Cost:     $595 per person 
  • Venue:  The Sanctuary of Tantra

A powerful two day workshop not to be missed.  Please click on the below link to watch the this profound practice.

For all enquiries or bookings please email [email protected]

For more information about Andrew please visit: or phone Cathy after the 14th March.


The next Tantra Meditation class will return on the 16th MARCH commencing at 7.15pm at The Sanctuary of Tantra, 120 Victoria Road, Wattle Grove.  Cost: $10

Featuring JIN SHIN JYITSU MEDITATION - The Way of the Compassionate Healer

All welcome.  No prior experience in Tantra is necessary.  Please bring a pillow or cushion, yoga mat and a bottle of water.  Herbal Tea and Fruit will be provided.


  • Australia's first Tantra Forum and Dating Site.
  • A great new way to meet like minded people
  • Informative and interesting topics on posted weekly
  • Discounts off sessions and workshops

MEMBERSHIP: 3 Months - $19.95  12 Months $49.95

Tantra for Couples DVD

Now available at Ambrosium Kalamunda $29.95

Coming Soon!

Sacred Women's Tantra CD - Meditations and Exercises to Empower the Goddess Within by Cathy Wood

Important Dates