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

The Sanctuary of Ananda APRIL 2014 Newsletter

Hi everyone and welcome to another month at the Sanctuary.

I am sure everyone would agree with me that this year is zooming by at such a fast pace.  It's hard to imagine that we are now well into the beautiful month of April and for most of us, that means spending time with loved ones and family celebrating the joy of love and compassion at Easter time as well as one of the Three Spiritual Festivals.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and feeling more revived and refreshed. 

Tantra has taught me more and more as the years go by, to be the observer of the play of life and the cyclic nature that pulsates all around us.  One thing that I have really noticed lately is that many people went away at Easter time to camp under the stars.  I feel people in general are desperately seeking and needing quality time in nature, to just be and let go, to move out of the fast paced and chaotic energy that surrounds us in our society, especially as we are now living predominantly in a world controlled more and more by technical and electronic devices. 

I remember a client I use to know who spent half of the year in Perth and the other half trekking through the Amazon Jungle on a healing pilgrimage.  One of the observations he noted after living in Perth for a couple of months was that the majority of people, wake up every day in their concrete house, then walk to their car that is parked in their concrete garage, then drive on bitumen roads to get to work, park their car in concrete car parks and then spend the day at work in concrete buildings.  He said to me "how many people get to feel and be in the succulence of beauty and nature every day".  I have always remembered these wise words and have since made a conscious effort to surround myself in the wisdom and healing power of nature daily, even if it's only for 5 minutes.  It refreshes my mind and revives my soul........certainly something to ponder on. 

In other news at the Sanctuary, myself and Jennifer Gillson Founder of Image by Jennifer were recently filmed on the COUCH with Jennifer interviewing me on Tantra and how the practice of Tantra can help everyone, especially for women to empower and embrace their sacred femininity.  It was a wonderful opportunity and experience, as nervous as we were we certainly had a lot of fun sharing our passion, joy and love.  Check out our fabulous interview here

As always at the Sanctuary, there is so much happening and this month is no exception.  We are gearing up to launch the new world wide online incredible Tantra Shop.  Claire my amazing web builder is very busy with this new project and I am so excited to announce our new 'online' Tantra courses are nearly in the final phases of completion.

We have lots of fabulous workshops and courses coming up too so be sure to scroll down our newsletter for all our amazing Tantric Delights for you to enjoy Tantralizing your life.

Until next, time we wish you love in your hearts and joy in your soul.

Cathy Wood xox


Our fabulous new trainees require "devoted subjects" for them to practice the Tantric An Mo Massage within a group environment.  If you are interested in receiving a free massage and would be happy to assist can you please email me at [email protected].  The days required are each Sunday 1pm to 3pm at the Sanctuary of Ananda Perth.

Adelaide and Melbourne - Way of the Heart Tour

I am thrilled to announce that the Sanctuary will be coming to Adelaide and Melbourne in August 2014.  I am finalizing details for our Melbourne Tour and will publish the details very soon.

Meditation Course

  • Date:                Starting 30th April 2014 for 4 consecutive Wednesday's
  • Time:                7pm to 9pm
  • Cost:                 $105 (Must be paid in full upon commencement of course)
  • Where:             The Sanctuary of Ananda Perth

I invite you to join me for a new and exciting 4 week program based on the Yoga Sutra's to expand consciousness of self-realization. This course will cover basic to intermediate practices of Tantra Pranayama including the 6 METHODS of RELAXATION.


Couple's Workshop - Celebrating Intimacy and Connection

  • Date:                3rd May 2014
  • Time:                11am to 5.30pm
  • Cost:                 $250 (per couple includes Lunch, Manual and Tantra Gift Pack)
  • Where:             The Sanctuary of Ananda Perth
  • Facilitators:       Cathy Wood and Dominic Daly

Whether you want to re-ignite the passion back into your relationship learn techniques to enhance lovemaking or simply build closer intimacy and connection with your beloved, and then this foundation workshop is for you. Tantric Workshops are a fun filled, dynamic and profound way to enhance deeper love, joy and pleasure within your Coupleship whilst at the same time meeting like-minded couples and enjoying an atmosphere of loving and flowing freedom within Sacred Sexuality. This workshop is a holistic approach to developing, creating and living blissful relationships. There is no nudity or intrusiveness of any form during this workshop.

Mastering your Feminine Workshop - Level 1

  • Date:                10th May 2014
  • Time:                9.15am to 5.30pm
  • Cost:                 $197 (includes Lunch, Manual and Gift)
  • Where:             The Sanctuary of Ananda
  • Facilitators:       Cathy Wood and Jennifer Gillson

Myself and Jennifer are delighted to be offering once again our amazing"Mastering Your Feminine" Workshop as seen on our interview on to empower women from all walks of life to embrace their passion, femininity and power. Please join us for an unbelievable day sharing our inspiration, love and joy.


White Tigress and the Jade Egg Workshop

  • Date:               31st May 2014 PERTH, 17th August ADELAIDE, 24th August MELBOURNE
  • Time:               9am to 5pm
  • Cost:                $200 (includes Lunch and Manual) $40 Jade Egg Special
  • Where:            The Sanctuary of Ananda
  • Facilitator:     Cathy Wood

"If you cannot directly face your sexuality, you will never discover your true spirituality" - White Tigress Manual

Do you want to know the secrets of how to manifest abundant creative flow and expansion, passion and joy into your life?

Over the many years on my journey of Tantra, I have discovered that the beautiful aspect of the feminine receptive pole desires to be seen, heard, admired and cherished. Yin being receptive and Yang being projected, in other words, men like to look and women like to be 'looked at'.

The Jade Egg is an incredible tool that has been used for thousands of years by the Master Female Taoists with the aim of creating abundant sexual health and healing through rejuvenation and restorations practices. Our 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.

When we as powerful women, take an active role in our sexual health, physical health and spiritual health we will create and fulfill the life of our dreams.

I cannot advocate strongly enough how important the practices of the Jade Egg are for every woman on this planet and how much the practice has changed my life and created the abundance and manifestation that has made my life so successful, powerful and gentle as a creative sensual woman.

Benefits you will learn and discover in this workshop:

  • The History of the Whitetigress
  • The Tigress Sexual Oaths
  • The Three Sacred Treasures of Yin
  • Mastery of Refined Sexual Energy for Succulence, Vitality and Beauty
  • Tigress Daily Beauty Routine
  • Mastery of Orgasmic Release (closing the Jade Gate)
  • The famous Tigress Oral Sex Techniques and Hand and Body Positions
  • Techniques to Harness Sexual Ching (energy)
  • Tigress Qi Gong including Willow Waist
  • Intensive Practice and Advanced use of the Jade Egg
  • Yoni Journaling

Sensual Tantric Massage Course

Whether you wish to pursue a lucrative and rewarding career in the massage industry, further enhance your massage skills, deepen your connection with your partner or simply to explore the world of senses through touch then this course is for you.  Facilitated in absolutely strict boundaries with no genital touch, safety and professionalism is our guarantee to you.  This is an accredited course with IICT (International Insttitute for Complimentary Therapies) and will only be the only course offered for 2014. 

Article on CONSCIOUS SEX written by Cathy Wood

Contaminated Sexual Energy, sexual energy that is used with intent for purely glamour and selfish gratification is the path of INVOLUTION the true meaning according to the Masters in India of what is known as "the original sin". Sacred Sex (Tantra/Kama Sutra/Tao) is created to be a merging of the polar opposites of the masculine feminine, both within spirit and of the physical plane, it is the merging of the senses, the nadis, the meridians, known as (microcosmic orbit), the physical body and it is the unity of the heart. Sex between two people is intended to share "convey" energy with another as an honouring of this wisdom. That is why I for one believe in the importance of making love with someone who has the same or very similar understanding, vibration and energy as me. Anything less is of no desire to me and an absolute waste of time. Seriously why would I want to have sex with someone just for genital pleasure, validation, a need for personality gratification, a need to "BONK". Everything in their astral body merges and shares with mine and if we don't vibrate at similar levels and there's is of lower vibration, I will be allowing that into me. "Astral Imprint" my past I have done this UNCONSCIOUSLY, now that I have a deeper understanding I have CONSCIOUS SEX by choice and I practice monogamy by choice. I have paid the price dearly in the past of the side effects of contaminated sexual energy that is not clean. 9 Years ago when I embarked on this path as a Tantra Teacher, I would sometimes get ill or take on slight astral habits that are not mine after working with a client who had sex addiction, dark porn addiction etc. I did not know at the time what their story was as most clients never divulge the skeletons out of the closet, however my body knew, my soul knew, my personality did not and I wasn't even having intercourse with them, only deep intimate tantric touch, yet my heart and energy was still merging with them. It has taken me a long time to see this, being the observer of the play, being the observer of me, working with Masters that opened doorways for me to see the "blind spots" I was missing and then to put steps in place with intent to not allow this energy to no longer effect on any level in a teaching capacity. The practice of Tantra is an awakening of the higher self; it is a doorway into the Divine of self-realization, self-love and self knowing. Tantra is a system to "know thyself" then "know the partner you are making love with" then take this intimacy out into the cosmos, honouring the beauty and oneness in all things.  Copyright The Sanctuary of Ananda 2006-2014



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